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#1 lyra

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 01:12 AM

My graphic novel collection has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few weeks.
Love and Rockets Palomar (these are the size of a small phone book complete storylines)
Love and Rockets Locas

Fantastic Four Omnibus issues 1-30 variant cover

Best of American Splendor
American Splendor Our Cancer Year
American Splendor : Unsung Hero
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
American Splendor Our Movie Year
Complete Crumb: Death of Fritz the Cat
The Invisible Kingdom (The Invisibles, Book 7)
The Complete Crumb Comics, Volume 15
The Complete Crumb: Crumb Advocates Violent Overthrow
The Complete Crumb Comics, Volume 16
Complete Crumb: Starring Fritz the Cat, Vol. 3
Kissing Mister Quimper (The Invisibles, Book 6)
Counting to None (The Invisibles, Book 5)

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 01:20 AM

I too have been on a trade/graphic novel binge. Off the top of my head, the recent ones (at latest puchased a week and a half ago) are:


* Swamp Thing: The Saga of the Swamp Thing
* Lucifer: Devil in the Gateway
* The Sandman: Worlds' End
* The Sandman: The Kindly Ones
* The Sandman: The Wake
* The Sandman: Endless Nights
* From Hell
* Transmetropolitan: The New Scum
* Transmetropolitan: Lonely City
* Hellblazer: Highwater
* Hellblazer: Red Sepulchre


And, next week, I'll be picking up: Hellblazer: Black Flowers.

Yeah, I'm a trade fiend.
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:50 AM

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 02:51 AM

Hahaha.

I think I'm single-handedly keeping my comic book store in business.
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:42 AM

In this past 3 months:

Watchmen, V for Vendetta, SWE3ROTS, Y:TLM #2
, The Keanusteen comic adaptation...FOR THE GAIMAN STORY!, that wretched hardcover AUTHORITY trade where they save the world with a hug...I MEAN REALLY!

That's all I can think of, but now I'm pissed because that AUTHORITY harcover sucked ass, and I payed for it!
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 03:53 AM

QUOTE (Grinning Fellow @ Sep 7 2005, 10:20 PM)
I too have been on a trade/graphic novel binge. Off the top of my head, the recent ones (at latest puchased a week and a half ago) are:


* Swamp Thing: The Saga of the Swamp Thing
* Lucifer: Devil in the Gateway
* The Sandman: Worlds' End
* The Sandman: The Kindly Ones
* The Sandman: The Wake
* The Sandman: Endless Nights
* From Hell
* Transmetropolitan: The New Scum
* Transmetropolitan: Lonely City
* Hellblazer: Highwater
* Hellblazer: Red Sepulchre


And, next week, I'll be picking up: Hellblazer: Black Flowers.

Yeah, I'm a trade fiend.

Thats alot of good stuff GF !
I am a fellow trade nut myself .  The only thing I get in single issue is Hellblazer .

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:30 AM

QUOTE (lyra @ Sep 8 2005, 03:12 AM)
My graphic novel collection has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few weeks.
Love and Rockets Palomar (these are the size of a small phone book complete storylines)
Love and Rockets Locas


Yay! what did you think of those two? probably my favourite two graphic novels, right after CAGES. Locas is a bit of a mess for the first 100 or so pages, when it was still in scifi territory, but after that I think it becomes ossibly the greatest collection of stories ever. (I recommend you read the post-Locas and Palomar Love & Rockets stuff as well)

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Complete Crumb: Death of Fritz the Cat
The Complete Crumb Comics, Volume 15
The Complete Crumb: Crumb Advocates Violent Overthrow
The Complete Crumb Comics, Volume 16
Complete Crumb: Starring Fritz the Cat, Vol. 3


Crumb is great, you picked some of the best volumes. the final one, 17, is also a blast.

anyway, as for me:

Heavy Liquid
Escapo
Lone Wolf & Cub 16-19
Bacchus - Immortality isn't forever
Bacchus - THe Gods of business
Bacchus - Doing the islands with Bacchus
Bacchus - THe Eyeball Kid One-Man Show
Bacchus - Earth, Sea, Fire, Water
Bacchus - 1001 Nights of Bacchus
Bacchus - THe Eyeball Kid Double Bill
Bacchus - King Bacchus
Bacchus - Banged Up
Alec - Three Piece Suit
2020 Visions
Quit Your Job
Clumsy
Complete Crumb Comics vol. 17
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:40 AM

Define 'recent'?

And, does manga count, as well?

Okay, taking 'recent' to mean the last three months, this is what I picked up:

Hellblazer Original Sins (thus starting my HB trade collection)
20th Century Boys 9, 10, 11
Blame 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
The Red Star collected edition
Finder: The Rescuers

A few of those Blame and 20th Century Boys volumes were presents, though, so technically it wasn't me who picked them up. Being a person of very limited funds I try to keep my comics spending under 20 euros a month, i.e. one trade or several mangas per month.

To see my entire comic collection, go here:

http://www.allabouthmpf.com/books.htm (you have to scroll down a bit.)

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:43 AM

I have 300 NOK to spend on books, I think I can get Sandman V & VI for that. I'm very very slowly picking these up. Considering they have been out for so many years now.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:57 AM

I'm sure you could borrow Malin's copies if you just want to read them. But yes, Sandman is always a worthwhile use of money.
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:12 PM

Oh I've read them. I have 1-4 and for some reason 9 so I'm just filling in the blanks before starting to collect anything else.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 05:01 PM

QUOTE (sethos @ Sep 8 2005, 03:30 AM)
QUOTE (lyra @ Sep 8 2005, 03:12 AM)
My graphic novel collection has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few weeks.
Love and Rockets Palomar (these are the size of a small phone book complete storylines)
Love and Rockets Locas


Yay! what did you think of those two? probably my favourite two graphic novels, right after CAGES. Locas is a bit of a mess for the first 100 or so pages, when it was still in scifi territory, but after that I think it becomes ossibly the greatest collection of stories ever. (I recommend you read the post-Locas and Palomar Love & Rockets stuff as well)

Crumb is great, you picked some of the best volumes. the final one, 17, is also a blast.

anyway, as for me:

Heavy Liquid
Escapo
Lone Wolf & Cub 16-19
Bacchus - Immortality isn't forever
Bacchus - THe Gods of business
Bacchus - Doing the islands with Bacchus
Bacchus - THe Eyeball Kid One-Man Show
Bacchus - Earth, Sea, Fire, Water
Bacchus - 1001 Nights of Bacchus
Bacchus - THe Eyeball Kid Double Bill
Bacchus - King Bacchus
Bacchus - Banged Up
Alec - Three Piece Suit
2020 Visions
Quit Your Job
Clumsy
Complete Crumb Comics vol. 17

I used to have all of the Love and Rockets in graphic novel form but my brother decided to make some money one day while I was away and sold them at a local book store. They were all limited edition autographed hardcovers.The Palomar storyline is my favorite in the Love and Rockets line but the artwork for Locas appeals to me more. I prefer this large volume collection over the scattershot past graphic novels it was hard to complete the storyline when you split each graphic novel with 3 different and distinct stories.
  I'll have to pick up number 17 of crumb as well. I bought what amazon had in stock.
  I wish my comic book store would stock some fantagraphics graphic novels it forces me not to support my local comic book store.
  i'm going to have to check out some of your graphic novel choices.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 06:04 PM

And he still lives?

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (lyra @ Sep 8 2005, 06:01 PM)
I used to have all of the Love and Rockets in graphic novel form but my brother decided to make some money one day while I was away and sold them at a local book store. They were all limited edition autographed hardcovers.


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I second Mickey's question...

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 06:26 PM

At the start of summer i got a load out of the childrens library, so I've fuinished off Sandman, some JLA stuff and The Furies. An Superman for all Seasons. They're all brand new an all, so they must have got a load of new in. Last time I asked most had been nicked.
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 06:51 PM

QUOTE (Mickey Eye @ Sep 8 2005, 02:04 PM)
And he still lives?

I waited for my revenge. When he went to go visit his girlfriend for a few week I sold a bunch of his stuff on e-bay. I remember a Hellboy bust,a Sally doll from Nightmare Before Christmas in the box 1993 and a bunch of his original star wars figures that were also still in the package. I think, I actually came out ahead.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (pooka @ Sep 8 2005, 02:26 PM)
At the start of summer i got a load out of the childrens library, so I've fuinished off Sandman, some JLA stuff and The Furies. An Superman for all Seasons. They're all brand new an all, so they must have got a load of new in. Last time I asked most had been nicked.

People love to steal graphic novels. I was pretty mad when I found out my friends entire graphic novel collection had been nicked from our local library. I stole three or four back and dropped them off in the library return slot.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:08 PM

Finally got around to reading 100 Bullets recently with the first trade with some trepidation after reading Azzarello's Highwater, and lo and behold, I enjoyed it..

Tracked down the JLA: New World Order and also immensly enjoyed that. I could really grow to like Superman if I find more stories where he is written like this. I wanna get more JLA as rapidly as possible but my nearest comic shop seems to have loads of JLA trades and Im unsure what the good stuff is from the bad...

Also based on its high recommendation here, I got the first Walking Dead trade. Didnt make a huge initial impression on me but it did suck me in by the ending and in typical fashion, the local comic shop has sold out of the second trade, curses!!

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 07:26 PM

Walking Dead is ace.  biggrin.gif
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:16 PM

Recently purchased all the Lucifer trades, Grant Morrison's WE3, Kingdom Come(on Abhi's recommendation, i wasn't sure if i should buy it mainly because i ain't a big fan of costumed superheroes but i was convinced in the end) and also the Warren Ellis' series Scars in graphic novel format.




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