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    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2008
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    Sorry if it's been mentioned elsewhere (but I couldn't find it). I notice on Amazon UK that Transmetropolitan Vol 1: Back on the Street is up for a reprint in the US in January next year. Are the rest of the run going to get a reprint?
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2008
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    I had read sometime in the past that the TPBs would be rebundled. Warren said he wants them as cheap as possible. I hope they do both.
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    I'm glad I collected the whole series just recently. I wouldn't like having most of the original ones then be finished off by new printing designs. I have most of the regular sized Sin City novels and then some of the new small ones and that kinda blows.
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    Collecting longer series is always prohibitively expensive. I've read Transmetropolitan several times at other people's houses, but have never purchased them.

    I want writers and artists to be able to make a living. However, $15-20/book is a bit steep.

    Manga is able to sell for $10 or less. What's the difference?

    Note: TRANSMETROPOLITAN should really be in this message boards dictionary.
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    Manga is able to sell for $10 or less. What's the difference?

    TRANSMETROPOLITAN's full colour, printed in smaller numbers on bigger paper sizes and most of the work isn't done by teams of indentured slaves who work for ramen. All of which you could have worked out for yourself, I'm sure.

    You'll notice paperback prose novels are also often in the $15 range now.

    And, of course, TRANSMETROPOLITAN Book 1 is less than $10.

    Note: TRANSMETROPOLITAN should really be in this message boards dictionary.

    It's not a hard word to spell.
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    All of which you could have worked out for yourself, I'm sure.

    Of course. I have typed before thinking.

    It's not a hard word to spell.

    I meant only in principal. It would be like an online bible suggesting that Jesus is misspelled.
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    Not that I'm against reprints in any form, but are any of the volumes particularly hard to find?

    While it took me some time to eBay a full run of the Transmet trades, it was still easier than trying to get a whole run of, say, James Robinson's Starman, because one particular volume was either shorted at the printer or is simply so good that no one ever willing to give it up. There's a volume of Nightwing that's the same way.

    I didn't imagine Transmet having the same issues, though making the book available for new hands is always a good thing.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeAug 14th 2008
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    While it took me some time to eBay a full run of the Transmet trades, it was still easier than trying to get a whole run of, say, James Robinson's Starman, because one particular volume was either shorted at the printer or is simply so good that no one ever willing to give it up. There's a volume of Nightwing that's the same way.

    Or they don't exist. Neither Starman or Nightwing has been properly collected, and some issues and stories remain uncollected.

    Same thing goes for Hitman, Shade: The Changing Man, and other books that could sell if they were properly volumized.

    DC is has really dropped the ball in that regard for years.
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    And then they try to rectify that with the "absolute" or "omnibus" versions of things, which is another level of slow arse-eeling. I'd rather they go the Top Cow route and put out a 50-issue compendium and get the plundering of my rectum over with in one fell swoop.

    Keep it simple, like the Transmetropolitan reprints. Cheap, reasonable trades regularly available to the public.
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    Hitman and Shade didn't get fully collected because nobody bought them when they were released.

    Why would DC continue to release books that they had no reason to think people would buy?
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    @justineger
    Not that I'm against reprints in any form, but are any of the volumes particularly hard to find?

    Vol. 2 was out of print for a long time, while they decided how they were going to restructure the format of the trades. The restructuring was never done, it's finally come back into print, and all the volumes should easily be reordered now.
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    @Spiraltwist

    Thank you. That was a curiosity I'd been having.
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    @justineger

    N/p, and your welcome.
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      CommentAuthorTelecart
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2008
     (3315.14)
    @shawnclark That's chicken and egg right there. I don't feel comfortable selling 2 volumes of WILDC.A.T.S. Version 3.0, Fallen Angel, or 1 volume of Deadenders or SHADE: The Changing Man, knowing the poor customer won't ever have an ending for the story. It's bad service on my part. So we don't order TPBs of Wildcats version 3.0. So they never sell. and so DC never prints any more of them.

    Hell, I've had customers who loved PREACHER, but wouldn't touch Ennis' run (or anyone else's) on HELLBLAZER because it wasn't fully collected in trade. I can appreciate that concern.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2008
     (3315.15)
    Hell, I've had customers who loved PREACHER, but wouldn't touch Ennis' run (or anyone else's) on HELLBLAZER because it wasn't fully collected in trade. I can appreciate that concern.

    And if it was, it wouldn't be properly volumized, either. If you make it simple for the customer--"Get these ten and you have basically everything"--then you'll have a book that has a market. Things like Shade may not have sold well when they were coming out, but if the work is good, they can continue to make money on it through the secondary market. How easy would it be to sell Hitman today? "You liked Garth's Punisher run? Get Hitman." That's a sale right there, guaranteed.
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2008
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    A lot of the earlier, uncollected issues of Hellblazer are finally being collected, for the record. Jamie Delano's run on the series is coming out at the rate of one volume every few months, and I for one couldn't be happier.
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    I had good luck with Transmet when I started reading it/tracked down and devoured it in a week. Apparently, I'm still screwed on the Stormwatch vol. 2 trades and Allred's X-Force/X-Statix trades.
    • CommentAuthorMidweeker
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2008
     (3315.18)
    Just for info, Transmet V2 hasn't actually been reprinted yet.
    The new printing will be offered in the September Previews.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeAug 18th 2008
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    abebooks.com is a great resource for hard or harder to find books,

    abebooks
    • CommentAuthorMidweeker
    • CommentTimeAug 19th 2008
     (3315.20)
    Ahem, just discovered that although 2 is being reprinted, 4 is now out of print. Not sure if there's a date for the reprint yet.