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    Where did you read that?? everything ive read indicates that theres only going to be 10 now. Although most of the information ive uncovered is from this forum and the very useful wikipedia 'transmetropolitan' article. Although I know I need to be careful trusting wiki.
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    Aw, poo. No more classic Lonely City cover? My claim to comicbook fame has gone poof.
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    Martin -- Purely speculation. All of the trades so far have been 6 issues with the exception of volume 4 which had 6 issues plus a few pages from both #2 and #3 of "Vertigo: Winter's Edge". (The two stories from the Winter's Edge's added 16 pages, making volume 4 160 pages instead of the 144 that the others are.) The other two one-shots are "I Hate it Here" and "Filth of the City" which are 48 pages each which seems like a lot to add into 2 of the 3 remaining trades.

    Originally it had been stated that there would be 10 trades and that the extra stuff (Winter's Edge's and the 2 one-shots) would be inserted into the story where they belong. That has not happened and therefore I'm guessing that the one-shots will be in an 11th trade.

    But hey, I could be wrong.
    • CommentAuthorMartinSheen
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2010 edited
    -- Warped. So dude are you able to confirm that the volume 4 reprint doesn't have any new content in the reprint compared to the original?? (winters edge 2) As is stated on Wikipedia?

    edit: new scum new edition = 160pg (according to vertigo site.) Original = 144 according to... the internet
    Warped dude my guess is that you are way off. Youre still stuck on the originals man stop living in the past:P

    and Rachael I feel your pain that cover does look awesome on Lonely city:(
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    Martin -- No, I'm not saying that volume 4 doesn't have anything new. As I said, it has the stories from Winter's Edge #2 and #3 whereas the original printing only had Winter's Edge #3 (along with the regular issues of Transmet.)
    Read my post again, I pointed out that the new printing of volume 4 has 160 pages.
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    So Warpedy. like I said... everything is exactly as it states here: (Scroll down to collected editions)

    Can you find anything out of place there? It seems clear there wont be a volume 11 anymore.

    I just hope the last frame on the last issue is still as it is meant to be, and that someone who cares is organising them.

    If thats the real Warren who moderates this, which has only just clicked in my brain as being a possibilty, I trust you'll make sure everything is how it should be when I come to the conclusion. Even if you arent the publisher I know you can make shit happen.

    I'm going to collect the reprints instead of getting the originals. Both are still easy enough to come by but I do kinda dig not having to worry about where to fit the volume 0 read into the experience.
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    Huh. Yeah, I guess it will be like that. Which really is too bad as I think that the two one-shots being either at the beginning or (more likely) the end of the last trade will seem really out of place. It actually prefer it if they put them into an 11th trade, but hey, that's just me.

    Edit: Martin -- I just re-read your original question that I was trying to answer about the two one-shots getting in the way of the ending. I think I had misunderstood the question which has brought us to this point. Sorry for the confusion.
    • CommentAuthorMartinSheen
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2010 edited
    All good:)

    If anyone has a reprinted copy and an original run copy side by side if they could let us know what the paper quality is like etc?
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    just had the issues i ordered forwarded to where I am now. The quality of the reprints is fine:) As long as they don't mess up the order of the issues in the final trade and it ends properly then the reprints are a good way to go...
    • CommentAuthorVadigor
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010
    I've read all of Transmet before and after working a summer job for two months I thought I'd treat myself to buying the full collection. This whole reprint business is proving to be quite problematic though. I already have Volume 0 (the one that won't be reprinted but will be included in V10) and the first volume, which is, as it turns out, the reprinted edition. I'm hoping to get all the volumes off Amazon (UK) since that is usually the cheapest option when it comes to buying comics for me.

    After a bit of searching it seems that getting the entire collection won't be that easy. For most volumes but not all, Amazon now sells the reprinted edition. One exception is Volume 4 where the reprint (with the extra Winter's Edge stories) is unavailable and they sell the original instead. If I got that though, that would mean missing out on one of those extra stories, since the first is part of the original V3, which is not available on Amazon.

    As for the later volumes, the new V8 is apparently set to release in november and the original is no longer available. The old editions for volume 9 and 10 are still available however.

    Trying to wrap my head around all this has given me quite a headache, I might just have to resort to getting all or some of the volumes from my local (and terribly overpriced) comics store.

    Incidentally, I rather dislike the covers for the new edition, the giant sideways logo detracts from the otherwise amazing cover art.
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    if you are having trouble with amazon try the book depository. Often the covers on display do not match the edition (reprint or original) so just go by the date of publication to find which version it is.
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    Uh oh...
    • CommentAuthorTony F
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011
    You surely know that DC has announced this:

    Writer: Grant Morrison
    Artists: Steve Yeowell, Jilll Thompson, Dennis Cramer, Chris Weston, John Ridgway, Steve Parkhouse, Kim DeMulder, Paul Johnson, Phil Jimenez, John Stokes, Tommy Lee Edwards, Dick Giordano, Mark Buckingham, Mark Pennington, Michael Lark, Keith Aiken, Marc Hempel, Ray Kryssing, Philip Bond, Glyn Dillon, Ivan Reis, Warren Pleece, Sean Phillips, Jay Stephens, Frank Quitely, Grant Morrison, and others
    Collects: THE INVISIBLES #1-25, THE INVISIBLES VOL. 2 #1-22, THE INVISIBLES VOL. 3 #12-1 and a story from VERTIGO: WINTER’S EDGE #1
    $150.00 US, 1,536 pg

    So, who else wants TRANSMETROPOLITAN to get the same done-in-one omnibus treatment than INVISIBLES?

    60 regular issues + 2 prestige specials + 2 short stories = 1500 pages.

    And since almost everything is drawn by the same artist and it was a succesful series througout its run, unlike Invisibles, which was revamped and retooled twice and had a legion of different artists pitching in, TRANSMET would make for a far more fit and compact package.
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011
    Too heavy, seems ridiculous.
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011
    @Tony - Warren said several times in here that he doesn't want this kind of deluxe treatment with Transmetro. I remmber him saying he wants it as cheap as possible so more people can buy it.
    • CommentAuthorTony F
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011
    In this very thread (page 3), Warren gives this answer to other guy:

    - "I've heard it will never happen,but I would gladly pay $150-$200 dollars for a Giant,Coffee-Table Destroying Absolute Edition of Transmetropolitan."

    Ellis: "You're telling the wrong person. I'm not the publisher."

    I interpret this as a clear indication that if DC decided to do this kind of book, he wouldn't oppose: "Hey, ask DC, not me"

    Besides, we're not talking about superseding the trades with any deluxe editions, not by a long shot. We're just asking for a definitive high-end reprint for the audience interested in owning such item, but always keeping the affordable tpbs in print.

    That's what DC does. If you check out Diamond's backlist:
    all the deluxe editions of PREACHER, SANDMAN or SWAMP THING have NOT superseded the trade paperback editions. Both versions co-exist, available for the customer to choose between the hardcover and softcover presentations, and there's no reason to believe INVISIBLES will be any different. The 1500 page monster will not mean the end of the 7 INVISIBLES tpbs, just the same as PLANETARY remains available in 4 tpbs, despite ABSOLUTE PLANETARY being published and already out of print.
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    I'd pay good money for something of the quality of the Starman collections. A lovely multi-volume set of oversized hardcover editions for my bookshelf would be perfect.
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2011
    The Starman Omnibuses are pretty great. However, they also collect material that had not been collected in the past. Is there any Transmet that is not?
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    You surely know that DC has announced this:


    Damnit. Looks like I'm going to be buying Invisibles for a 3rd time now...
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    @DC: I keep seeing people saying that Warren has said this, but I've never actually seen him say it (and frankly I doubt the publishing terms with DC give him that level of control. He and Darick own the characters and the story and the film rights, but dictating in what format the series is collected seems a bit much). Whenever people broach the subject of an Absolute Transmetropolitan to him he always responds with 'Talk to the publisher' and 'I doubt they'll ever do it, because they don't think there's enough money to be made with it.'

    I, for one, would absolutely buy an Absolute Transmet, or a Transmet Omnibus. I was actually hoping that the re-print of the trades was leading up to it, but apparently I hoped in vain.