HighlandRay
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February 12th, 2018, 6:42 pm #9201

..... longer than that...........
Too old to die young
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kirbyesque
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February 12th, 2018, 7:46 pm #9202

HighlandRay wrote: ..... longer than that...........
There can be only one!
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telan
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February 12th, 2018, 9:32 pm #9203

Listened to today's episode of The Felix Comic Art Podcast. (I'm a subscriber already, but Scott also posted it on AEIndex.)

I find myself wondering how much overlap there is between the DC Absolute Edition collector and AE collector.

When they first started, I bought a few Absolutes. However, I found that they were all books I had already read, and they didn't provide the level of insight I would later find in AEs.

While I have no interest in an Absolute Batman Year One, I am interested in a Batman Year One Gallery Edition. I wonder if I'm the only way who feels this way.
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February 12th, 2018, 9:45 pm #9204

I think most everyone here would be interested in a Batman Year One Gallery / Artist's Edition.  I do not own (nor desire) any Absolute editions, so definitely not a crossover buyer.
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Hanzo the Razor
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Joined: June 23rd, 2014, 4:24 pm

February 13th, 2018, 9:15 am #9205

kirbyesque wrote:
HighlandRay wrote: ..... longer than that...........
There can be only one!
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Hanzo the Razor
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February 13th, 2018, 9:20 am #9206

telan wrote: When they first started, I bought a few Absolutes. However, I found that they were all books I had already read, and they didn't provide the level of insight I would later find in AEs.

While I have no interest in an Absolute Batman Year One, I am interested in a Batman Year One Gallery Edition. I wonder if I'm the only way who feels this way.
Yeah, I bought them for a few favorite books or books I wanted a better look at the art -- but the only two I felt were worthwhile were the Watchmen Absolute (mainly because it reprinted the pitch Alan Moore made for the Charlton and then final versions of the characters) and the Alex Ross Justice Absolute (the larger size really showcased the detailed art very well). 

Everything else was a good product, but the idea of them didn't suit the reality -- like the Omnibus editions, the books are a bit unwieldy and uncomfortable to read in bed, where I do most of my reading. I actually regret getting my Incredible Hulk Omnibus because I know the first two Epic Collections would be a far more pleasurable reading experience.
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Hanzo the Razor
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February 13th, 2018, 9:26 am #9207

I know that finding enough full issues of a run can be tough but I do wish that if nothing else, IDW would do some "best of" AEs or Artisan Editions hat combine issues from several runs, like the old Marvel Visionaries hardcover books --

  


I'd love a John Byrne, Neal Adams and John Buscema type book. You could do one or two issues from all their signature runs and it would still be a very satisfying purchase, IMO.
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February 13th, 2018, 10:15 am #9208

A YO GE would be an instant purchase for me as well. I would've gotten the Absolute if the price wasn't so ridiculous for what you get. I actually think that a GE wouldn't even be much more espensive (if at all) than the Absolute if it only contained YO and perhaps a few promo pieces and such. 

As to Absolutes in general, I haven't bought one in years as the material they contain these days mostly doesn't warrant the oversized deluxe reproduction to me. For example I am a huge fan of Dillon, but I do not think his work gains anything from Absolute-size.

On a different subject: all of the examples of OA from Sam Kieth's Batman: Secrets I've seen online look like there isn't any lettering, maybe because the text was added digitally. Can anyone confirm this? And, more importantly, will the GE then also be missing the text, like the Mignola AE? That would be a major drawback. 
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February 13th, 2018, 10:49 am #9209

I don't think there is a comparison between Absolutes and the AEs. One is just a very good printing of the comics, the other is original art. I don't buy AEs for the stories. I have already read everything in the AEs I own. I get the AEs for the art. I read the stories, but it is a different way of reading, paying attention to details in the art and such.
At these prices it is a foolish way to just read comics. :)
This isn't saying the Absolutes don't have their place, but to me there is no overlap.
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February 13th, 2018, 5:15 pm #9210

Year One AE would be sublime. 
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CBK_HarfordRoad
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Joined: September 25th, 2017, 2:43 pm

February 13th, 2018, 5:40 pm #9211

Sam Kieth - Secrets - Gallery Edition

I was going to skip this... until I saw some of the pages above... 

Heck of a price here, if anyone else is interested... https://www.instocktrades.com/TP/DC/BAT ... /MAR170443
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February 14th, 2018, 8:31 am #9212

Well, since we're on the subject of "A/E's We'd Like to See" (that was what we were talking about, right?) -- There are still empty spots on my bookshelf for JOHNNY CRAIG EC STORIES; AL FELDSTEIN EC STORIES; and, of course, the must-gotta-have-if-you-don't-publish-it-I-just-might-die volume of a complete collection of all the EC New Trend and New Direction science-fiction covers.
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February 14th, 2018, 10:08 am #9213

Scott D. has confirmed there is at least one more EC-centric AE in the planning stages, so keep your fingers crossed.  You may get lucky.  I'm hoping for a "rest of" the EC covers myself as so many have already been published in the existing volumes. 
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February 14th, 2018, 10:37 am #9214

BrianWells wrote: Scott D. has confirmed there is at least one more EC-centric AE in the planning stages, so keep your fingers crossed.  You may get lucky.  I'm hoping for a "rest of" the EC covers myself as so many have already been published in the existing volumes. 
Can you imagine an A/E with ALL the EC covers?? Good Lord!!
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February 14th, 2018, 10:50 am #9215

lelak wrote:
BrianWells wrote: Scott D. has confirmed there is at least one more EC-centric AE in the planning stages, so keep your fingers crossed.  You may get lucky.  I'm hoping for a "rest of" the EC covers myself as so many have already been published in the existing volumes. 
Can you imagine an A/E with ALL the EC covers?? Good Lord!!
Choke!!!
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February 14th, 2018, 11:09 am #9216

BeezleBob wrote:
lelak wrote:

Can you imagine an A/E with ALL the EC covers?? Good Lord!!
Choke!!!
Gasp!!!!
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February 14th, 2018, 11:26 am #9217

Squa Tront!
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February 14th, 2018, 11:53 am #9218

BeezleBob wrote: Squa Tront!
Uh...like, Spa Fon, dude!!!!! And a double Potrzebie right back at'cha!!!!
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Joined: October 5th, 2017, 9:42 am

February 14th, 2018, 3:45 pm #9219

There was also that EC Cover portfolio. How much overlap was there with the Best of EC Artist Editions, I wonder.


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February 14th, 2018, 4:30 pm #9220

telan wrote: There was also that EC Cover portfolio. How much overlap was there with the Best of EC Artist Editions, I wonder.


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All the portfolio plates appeared in Best Of EC Vol 1 Artist’s Edition. 
Scott VanderPloeg, EiC Artist’s Edition Index & Comic Book Daily.
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