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Sentry 459
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08 Nov 2011, 02:25 #21

Thanks, Gormuu.
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08 Nov 2011, 04:52 #22

Nicely done, Gormuu!  I would love to see a Dr. Strange and/or Invaders omnibus someday in the future.  

Regarding the comments about the Atlas Era survey analysis:  
For my part, I have just begun reading some of the Atlas Era Masterworks recently so I can understand why some of us might behind in our purchases and in our interest.  My first goal was to purchase all of the Golden Age and Silver Age era books. Also you have to keep in mind that some of us just recently started to collect the Masterworks.  


Many people purchase what they are most familiar with first.  The fact that the survey shows less interest in speeding up the production of Atlas Era books, could just mean that people don't know much about Venus, etc.  It doesn't mean that we aren't interested.  It may just mean that we have far less exposure to the Atlas Era than the Silver Age or Golden Age.  With more exposure, we very well might begin collecting/reading the Atlas Era as well. It would be awesome if Marvel came out with an Atlas Era sampler, like the Distinguished Competition did for their Silver Age Archives in the past, for the young'uns to see what they were missing.

Just my two cents...  Plus, I really wish they would come out with a BTP on Tales to Astonish #1
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08 Nov 2011, 05:03 #23

fubarthepanda wrote: Glad to see Doctor Strange by Stern, Rogers & Golden (#48-55) as the top requested MPC!
Ah, who wants to see that old cr*p? ;-)
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08 Nov 2011, 05:12 #24

kcflash: "It would be awesome if Marvel came out with an Atlas Era..." 

MASTERWORKS EVERY WEEK !!!!!!  

(There! Gave your sentence a better finish! Hope that helps!) 




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MakeMineMarvel
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Joined: 11 Jan 2007, 04:23

08 Nov 2011, 05:16 #25

It's not that I'm a huge fan of Essentials, but there's some stuff out there that's only available in that form, or stuff I'm on the fence with tbat i'd prefer to test with the cheap essentials. Also, i'd like to see more volumes of Iron Man, Daredevil & Captain America since I don't have all the originals and the MM's are nowhere near as far along
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Joined: 28 Dec 2007, 13:00

08 Nov 2011, 07:37 #26

angarthewhisperer wrote:Im also saddened to see the results to the increase/decrease of the Atlas/Timely masterworks.
I am saddened as well.
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Alistair Kennedy
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Joined: 26 Aug 2007, 17:12

08 Nov 2011, 12:45 #27

Slightly surprising to see so few people voting for a complete Damage Control MPC - it's a couple of decades old, the printing on the issues themselves is sufficiently muddy that a cleaned-up version would be a welcome addition to the line, and first and foremost it's a truly wonderful comic.
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fubarthepanda
Golden Age
Joined: 01 Jul 2009, 00:33

08 Nov 2011, 13:11 #28

"Amazing Fantasy: This material was both highly coveted at its time of release, and also not available through Masterworks. Now that this Omnibus is now out of print, perhaps it will make a good candidate for Masterworks? We'll see how it fares in the Future Masterworks part of the survey..."

Hope it fares well!
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Silveragemarvelman
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Joined: 31 Aug 2003, 00:49

08 Nov 2011, 13:33 #29

Let's go NBE omnibus! Ready for that Dr. Strange by Ditko omni also.
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TheFirstAvenger
Modern Age
Joined: 08 Nov 2011, 15:42

08 Nov 2011, 15:42 #30

I look forward to seeing the rest of the results.

I am wondering if Cory Sedlmeier can stop by and answer this tidbit from Gormuu's survey results...

"The numbers for future BTP editions conform pretty closely to consumer behavior regarding the previous one. The major question that would seem to face Marvel is if they considered the previous BTP worth doing from a financial perspective. If so, then they could expect that another round of BTP would perform similarly."

Were the last round of BTP's worth doing from a financial perspective?  Will we see some new OOP BTP hardcover editions using the updated restoration from the softcovers?
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Cory Sedlmeier
Modern Age
Joined: 11 Dec 2005, 03:44

08 Nov 2011, 16:36 #31

TheFirstAvenger wrote:

Were the last round of BTP's worth doing from a financial perspective?  Will we see some new OOP BTP hardcover editions using the updated restoration from the softcovers?
First question: Yes, we wouldn't have done them if they weren't financially viable. Second question: That's a question better asked of David Gabriel. My crew and I make them look good. David and his make the call on how we can sell them.
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Matthew McCallum
Silver Age
Joined: 13 Jun 2010, 20:18

08 Nov 2011, 16:51 #32

Cory Sedlmeier wrote:
TheFirstAvenger wrote:

Were the last round of BTP's worth doing from a financial perspective?  Will we see some new OOP BTP hardcover editions using the updated restoration from the softcovers?
First question: Yes, we wouldn't have done them if they weren't financially viable.  Second question: That's a question better asked of David Gabriel. My crew and I make them look good. David and his make the call on how we can sell them.
TheFirstAvenger should be pretty impressed: His first posting gets an almost immediate reply from Cory!

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TheFirstAvenger
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08 Nov 2011, 17:15 #33

Cory Sedlmeier wrote:
TheFirstAvenger wrote:

Were the last round of BTP's worth doing from a financial perspective?  Will we see some new OOP BTP hardcover editions using the updated restoration from the softcovers?
First question: Yes, we wouldn't have done them if they weren't financially viable.  Second question: That's a question better asked of David Gabriel. My crew and I make them look good. David and his make the call on how we can sell them.
Sweet!  Then let me try again and maybe I will get just as lucky with a response...

I am wondering if David Gabriel can stop by and answer the second question - "Will we see some new OOP BTP hardcover editions using the updated restoration from the softcovers?"

Thank you Cory.  I very much appreciate you taking the time to visit these boards.
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Cory Sedlmeier
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Joined: 11 Dec 2005, 03:44

08 Nov 2011, 17:17 #34

Happy to. Thank you for being a Masterworks fan!
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Snappleshacks
Bronze Age
Joined: 17 Mar 2010, 17:15

08 Nov 2011, 19:00 #35

Thanks to Gormuu for compiling this. Very nice to see those lovely vintage X-Men MPCs near the top of the most-wanted books!
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cleazer
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Joined: 04 Feb 2003, 23:18

08 Nov 2011, 20:16 #36

There was a survey?!?!?!!!!
Check out the What If? pages on the Marvel Masterworks website!




Today's What If? page of the day: Iron Man Vol 6
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Cory Sedlmeier
Modern Age
Joined: 11 Dec 2005, 03:44

08 Nov 2011, 20:31 #37

The only thing more out of date than your signature line is you, Leazer!
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Joined: 27 Jul 2010, 02:32

08 Nov 2011, 20:32 #38

We lone country representatives could form a club.
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Matthew McCallum
Silver Age
Joined: 13 Jun 2010, 20:18

08 Nov 2011, 20:40 #39

Having had a chance to digest the Omniboo portion of the survey:

It's very interesting to see the ownership patterns of these expensive comics, and particularly how upgrades to omniboo have impacted Masterworks ownership. I'm curious to see if the trend will repeat itself in reverse when / if early omniboo material is eventually given the Masterworks treatment.

Of the future omniboo titles:

Interesting to see that the unpublished -- and uncollectable? -- Master Of Kung Fu would rival Amazing Fantasy as the top owned omniboo if it could be released. Perhaps these results may give Cory and company a bit more ammunition with Marvel corporate in going after those rights.

I'm glad to see Marvel Monsters and Not Brand Ecch score so highly. I'm beginning to believe more and more that omniboo might be the best direction to go with those particular lines. I'm curious to see how this pair of titles score as Masterworks.
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08 Nov 2011, 21:04 #40

cleazer wrote:There was a survey?!?!?!!!!

All that hard work you helped put in back four years ago has finally seen fruition!
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