Lit Omnibus Program: A Place for Everything?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by marvelfett11, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    If it's not a lot of effort, sure, that would be cool.
  2. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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  3. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    Off the top of my head, looks to be missing "This Crumb for Hire," "Bungo n' Rusti Get Carry-Out," and Prelude to Rebellion #0, unless those aren't considered uncollected and/or comics.
  4. Plaristes Force Ghost

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    Yeah, it's missing some of the Marvel UK material, photocomics, etc.
  5. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    Classic Star Wars should keep them busy before we hit KotoR and Legacy. I would think DH would want to get some more mileage out of those trades.
  6. Rew Force Ghost

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    At the request of @_Catherine_ here is a list of all the pre-2006 comics I could find that haven't been collected into an Omnibus (or hardcover collection) yet. Note that this is including series that started before 2006 but may have issues extending into and after that year.

    The Keeper's World [Pizzazz, October 1977 - June 1978]
    The Kingdom of Ice! [Pizzazz, July 1978 - April 1979]

    Gambler's World [LA Times Syndicate, March - September 1979]
    The Constancia Affair [LA Times Syndicate, March - July 1979]
    The Kashyyyk Depths [LA Times Syndicate, July - September 1979]
    Tatooine Sojourn [LA Times Syndicate, September - November 1979]
    Princess Leia, Imperial Servant [LA Times Syndicate, November - December 1979]
    The Second Kessel Run [LA Times Syndicate, January - February 1980]
    Bring Me the Children [LA Times Syndicate, February - April 1980]
    As Long as We Live... [LA Times Syndicate, April - June 1980]
    The Frozen World of Ota [LA Times Syndicate, June - August 1980]
    Planet of Kadril [LA Times Syndicate, August - October 1980]
    Han Solo at Stars' End [LA Times Syndicate, October 1980 - February 1981]
    The Bounty Hunter of Ord Mantell [LA Times Syndicate, February - April 1981]
    Darth Vader Strikes [LA Times Syndicate, April - July 1981]
    The Serpent Masters [LA Times Syndicate, July - November 1981]
    Deadly Reunion [LA Times Syndicate, November 1981 - February 1982]
    Traitor's Gambit [LA Times Syndicate, January - March 1982]
    The Night Beast [LA Times Syndicate, March - May 1982]
    The Return of Ben Kenobi [LA Times Syndicate, May - July 1982]
    The Power Gem [LA Times Syndicate, July - October 1982]
    Iceworld [LA Times Syndicate, October - November 1982]
    Revenge of the Jedi [LA Times Syndicate, November 1982 - January 1983]
    Doom Mission [LA Times Syndicate, January - April 1983]
    Race for Survival [LA Times Syndicate, April - July 1983]
    The Paradise Detour [LA Times Syndicate, July - October 1983]
    A New Beginning [LA Times Syndicate, October - December 1983]
    Showdown [LA Times Syndicate, December 1983 - February 1984]
    The Final Trap [LA Times Syndicate, February - March 1984]

    Way of the Wookiee! [SW Marvel UK, December 1979]
    The Day After the Death Star! [SW Marvel UK, January 1980]
    The Weapons Master! [SW Marvel UK, February - March 1980]
    World of Fire [SW Marvel UK, March 1980]
    The Word for World Is Death [SW Marvel UK, April 1980]
    The Guardian of Forever [SW Marvel UK, April - May 1980]

    Death Masque [September 1981]

    Devilworlds 1-2 [November 1981 - July 1982]

    Star Wars 3-D 1-3 [1987 - 1988]

    The Mixed Up Droid [1995]

    Droids: Comic Strip [Apple Jacks, 1995]

    Jabba the Hutt:The Gaar Suppoon Hit [April 1995]
    Jabba the Hutt: The Hunger of Princess Nampi [June 1995]
    Jabba the Hutt: The Dynasty Trap [August 1995]
    Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal [February 1996]

    Shadows of the Empire Special 1-2 [Kenner, May 1996]
    Shadows of the Empire [Galoob Micro Machines, 1996]
    Shadows of the Empire [AMT/Etrl Model Kit, 1996]

    Battle of the Bounty Hunters [pop-up, June 1996]

    This Crumb for Hire [August 1996]

    Bungo n' Rusti Get Carry-Out [November 1996]

    Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire [February 1997]
    Dark Forces: Rebel Agent [March 1998]
    Dark Forces: Jedi Knight [October 1998]

    The Rebel Thief [June - October 1997]
    X-Wing Marks the Spot [December 1997 - April 1998]
    Imperial Spy [May - September 1998]
    The Gambler's Quest! [June 1998]

    The Jabba Tape [December 1997 - August 1998]

    A New Hope 1-4 [Manga, July - December 1998]
    The Empire Strikes Back 1-4 [Manga, January - April 1999]
    Return of the Jedi 1-4 [Manga, July - October 1999]
    The Phantom Menace 1-2 [Manga, December 1999 - January 2000]

    Jedi Academy: Leviathan 1-4 [October 1998 - January 1999]

    Prelude to Rebellion [December 1998]

    Luke Skywalker's Walkabout [August 1999]

    The Bounty Hunters: Scoundrel's Wages [September 1999]

    Tales 1-24 [September 1999 - July 2005]

    Union 1-4 [November 1999 - February 2000]

    Chewbacca 1-4 [January - April 2000]

    Sergio Aragones Stomps Star Wars [February 2000]

    Podracing Tales [December 2000]

    Battle for Theed [SW RPG Free Sneak Preview, 2001]

    Jedi vs. Sith 1-6 [April - September 2001]

    Tag & Bink Are Dead 1-2 [October - December 2001]
    The Return of Tag & Bink: Special Edition [March 2006]
    Tag & Bink - Episode I: Revenge of the Clone Menace [April 2006]

    Republic 46-48, 78-80 [October 2002 - December 2005]

    Clone Wars Adventures: Volumes 1-10 [digests, July 2004 - December 2007]

    Reversal of Fortune [October 2004 - June 2005]
    Evasive Action: Recruitment [August - December 2005]
    Evasive Action: Prey [March - November 2006]
    Evasive Action: End Game [November 2006 - March 2007]

    A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale [2004]

    Visionaries [April 2005]


    Have I missed any? (I'm sure Plaristes probably knows of a few I neglected to mention here.)
  7. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    Cool cool cool, thanks a lot for assembling that. It seems doubtful the Dark Forces trilogy will ever make it into an Omnibus since they weren't actually comics, here's hoping that most of these will eventually be collected. Sad that they've already missed perfect opportunities to republish the SOTE specials and the Droids Apple Jacks strip, though.
  8. Plaristes Force Ghost

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    I'd have to think carefully about it to come up with all of those missing from your list (which is hard to do since it's late and I'm tired), Rew, but off the top of my head the following pre-2006 comics come to mind:

    Marvel UK
    "R2-D2's Tales from the Data Banks"; two stories with the same title, in Star Wars Summer Special 1985 and Return of the Jedi #83.
    "Cyril: Adventures of an Editor-Droid"; a series of N-canon joke strips in the Return of the Jedi series (and elsewhere?)

    "The Cries of Alderaan"; a combo comic/article story on the Galaxies website

    "Il Potere Della Forza"; an Italian comic published by Hasbro

    Tokypop's Star Wars Manga Black and Star Wars Manga Silver

    A number of Lego comics, both those packaged with toys as well as those published in the various Lego mags (I'm too tired to look up my list of the latter, but if people are interested I can do so tomorrow).

    An Australian advertisement comic strip, the name of which I'm forgetting.

    There are of course others post-2006 as well. :-B
  9. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Does anyone know how long these are supposed to be in print? I'd like to collect them at some point, but I notice that X-Wing volume 1 and TOTJ volume 2 have already gone out of print... I have both of those, luckily, but I have to wonder if the older ones will go the same way soon.
  10. BobaKareu Force Ghost

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    I think the older omnibi (omnibuses?) are in the process of being reprinted with a new spine. If you look at the spine of the Clone Wars collections (and Droids & Ewoks), the spine has a black "Dark Horse" logo that the older versions don't have. But when I went to my local comic store the other day, I saw the first TOTJ volume sporting the black "Dark Horse" logo on the spine - something that my TOTJ Volume 1 doesn't have.
  11. Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji

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    Yeah as far as I understand the whole point is that these will stay in print indefinitely. I think BobaKareu is right that you just happened on a gap between print runs; remember when the the X-wing books "went out of print" and everyone panicked?
  12. Manisphere Force Ghost

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  13. Plaristes Force Ghost

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    =P~ I don't want to wait until June. :_|
  14. Rew Force Ghost

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    So many questions!

    What are all the issues that will be in this volume?
    How many volumes will there be in the Wild Space subseries?
    Why the long wait between Omnibuses from February and June?

    All that said, though, I'm pretty excited too! :D
  15. Lugija Force Ghost

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  16. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Magic 8-ball says: Cloudy, check back later.

    Quite seriously ID, there's no way to know! It's one of the things that infuriates me about comics, that you either grab stuff as it becomes available or risk not getting it as item X goes out of print fast.
  17. Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji

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  18. BobaKareu Force Ghost

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    Just curious - when things get published in the hardcover omnibus collection (i.e. Dark Empire, Crimson Empire), does that mean they will likely never be published in the paperback omnibus versions? The collections technically aren't part of the omnibus collection, but they're the exact same size... just as a hardcover.

    I hope they balance out the Wild Space volumes with something else, like KOTOR or Legacy.
  19. Blur Force Ghost

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    Really looking forward to the "Wild Space" Omnibus; I've been waiting for this obscure & HTF material to be reprinted ever since I first read Dark Horse's 2-issue "Devilworlds" series way back in '96, which reprinted many of the great & HTF UK SW comics.

    I would also like to know how many Omni(s) are coming out in this "Wild Space" series, and how far apart; I'm guessing there is at least one more volume, given that this is "Volume 1". I'm also thinking that they can reprint all of this material in 2-3 volumes.

    If there is a second volume, it may be called "Unknown Regions", since when DH first announced this Omni last August, the title was "Wild Space & Unknown Regions". Hopefully this potential second volume will be coming out before the end of 2013.
  20. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Nobody knows. You'd think that eventually they would publish them in the main line, since The Thrawn Trilogy for example is now out of print, and it has been said that this shouldn't happen with paperbacks. But when they will get published, that's the question. I have concidered buying Dark Empire and Crimson Empire (TTT I don't really care about, since it's a book adaptation), but I'd like official word of their situation first.

    After the Wild Space volumes my biggest wishes are Tales and KOTOR. And some New Republic Omnibus collecting stuff outside the three big series (TTT, DE and CE)

    By the way, it has a cover now
  21. kevmp Jedi Grand Master

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  22. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    Glad to see your excitement. I look forward to going through these omnibuses!

    Do you think all omnibuses are worth owning? .
  23. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Depends on if they have what you like, really. They all have enough material to justify buying them instead of trade paperbacks, but if you for example are not that interested in movie adaptations or wacky droid/ewok adventures, The Complete Saga or Droids and Ewoks wouldn't be for you. I have bought them all because I have no other Star Wars comics and they are that cheap.
  24. jaoblias Jedi Master

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    Have any sites confirmed exactly which stories will be in Wild Space? Its confirmed that we'll have the 3D issues but what else? Is there a full list yet?
  25. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

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    On the Dark Horse forum not long ago Randy was asking for help in getting some scans of the Star Wars Kids material that they could not find the source material....so that stuff should show up there.

    Prelude to Rebellion #0 unfortunately will probably never appear anywhere as apparently Dark Horse does not have the original files and the flash files are all corrupted or not working.