Lit Omnibus Program: A Place for Everything?

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

  1. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    I'm not a fan of TCW but I really hope that's what it is. If there's one thing I hate more than bad stories, it's bad stories that are only available overseas.
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  2. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    I asked this exact question in another thread, when that stuff might come out and someone said not for a long while. Whoever answered me said that there were stuff to get out in the meantime and gave me a rundown of TCW comic run which was extensive.
  3. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    Volumes 1-3 of the clone wars omnibus covered everything clone war related before TCW?
  4. Rew Force Ghost

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    Yep, pretty much everything except the last few Republic issues, which are more related to Dark Times anyway.
  5. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    There were 9-10 mini digest comics as well and a couple issues before the Clone Wars start and the last 3 of Republic. Not enough for a Volume 4
  6. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    For TCW you've got:

    Slaves of the Republic 1-6
    In Service of the Republic 1-3
    Hero of the Confederacy 1-3
    The Gauntlet of Death
    Darth Maul: Death Sentence 1-4
    11 (so far) volumes of the TCW digests
    Plus I don't even know how many webstrips and short comics from the UK magazines

    That's probably enough for a good two or three omnibuses, especially since the original Clone Wars Adventures digests still haven't been collected. I wonder if that could be the fourth Clone Wars volume, or if Dark Horse is even going to collect any of the digests since they're formatted differently from a regular-sized comic.
  7. Lugija Force Ghost

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    I'll rain on this party.
    The rumor that a fourth CW Omnibus is in the works came from this interview by Comic Book Resources. Image caption that now says "Preview pages from the "Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Defenders of the Lost Temple" TPB" used to mistakenly say "Preview Pages from Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars Volume 4".

    And Titan has published 43 8-page comics for now: http://www.swbooks.co.uk/clonewars/theclonewars/tcw-comics.htm#titanuk. That makes 344 pages already. We could get a thick Omnibus of them when they finish (same time as the show I presume).

    My updated list from The Trades thread (I forgot UK comics from that list)
    -12 issues, 264 pages
    -2 Free Comic Book Day comics, 16 pages
    -4 issues of Darth Maul: Death Sentence, 88 pages
    -43 UK comics, 344 pages
    -3 seasons of webcomics, 281 pages (digest-form)
    -10 digests, 800 pages

    I don't know what their plans are with digests (and Manga), they are smaller so they wouldn't need a regular-sied Omnibus. Well, the only ones made before 2008 were old cw digests, so it's not a problem that needs solving soon. It's Wild Space Vol 2 and possible Tales that interest me the most.
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  8. Plaristes Force Ghost

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    Don't forget that there are also the various clone wars photocomics that have yet to be omnibused.
  9. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    Why have you ruined everything? :(
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  10. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Truth may hurt, but it doesn't go away if you stop looking at it.
    For example, Cad Bane is Duros, and you all have to live with it (some future Internet archaeologist will name this time "The Durian period" and wonder what was so important about them).
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  11. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I don't think they'll omnibus the digests just yet- and if they do, they won't be mixed in with other content. That's just my guess, though.

    I think the 12 issues of the TCW series, plus the two trades worth of TCW web comics plus a misc issue or two would meet the roughly 3-4 TPBs worth of content needed for an Omnibus release.

    The Darth Maul comic would make for an interesting inclusion but I don't see them Omni'ing that so soon since the TPBS is likely to sell very well for awhile (plus it ties closer in style to the non-TCW content, not to mention a possible Dray-themed connection to Invasion as a potential grouping.
  12. Lugija Force Ghost

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    Good news everybody!

    Wild Space Vol 1 now has a Look Inside feature on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616551461/, where you can see full contents.

    Keeper's World, other Pizzazz, Marvel UK, 3D, Kids, Shadows of the Empire toy comics, The Mixed-Up Droid and the Apple Jacks!
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  13. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I have a few of the Marvel UK comics but none of the others. Looks like I'll be getting this!
  14. Blur Force Ghost

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    Thanks! This is fantastic - I've been wanting DH to reprint this obscure material ever since I got the two-issue Devilwords series back in '96. Also in the later '90's, I did pick up Star Wars #0 (by DH), which is being reprinted here as well. Great stuff. KUDOS to DH for putting together this extremely HTF material in one volume.

    Also looking forward to a potential Volume #2....
  15. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    I just need more omnibuses. Need more. More! MAOR!
  16. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    To any that own many of the omnibuses, would you say that they are all worth owning?

    I haven't read any of the x-wing material or marvel star wars stuff. The first omnibuses also may be out of print because they are much more expensive than the rest. Hence me asking if they are worth the extra price.
  17. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    I was able to get the 1st volume of TOTJ earlier this year in B&N for the same price as more recent ones. Do you want to get them in TPB form if you can? 2 omnibus' are way cheaper than how many ever TPB's you need. TOTJ was pretty good.
  18. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    from an amazon search it seems the only prices that are a bit outrageous are the first two x-wing omnibuses. Everything else is in a comfortable price range.
  19. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    Wasn't the point of the Omnibuses that they are never supposed to go out of print? I don't understand why they'd be so much more expensive than their original retail price.
  20. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    I guess maybe they might reprint the x-wing omnibuses at a later time? Or they meant digital? I don't know, but I really feel uneasy making a blind purchase for x-wing volume 1 at $44.99.

    That price is for a used book. I have heard people complain about the omnibus binding so it makes me even more nervous about a purchase. Oh well. I guess my only option is to hope a reasonable price pops up.

    I could save myself grief and buy it digitally but I don't want that. Call me old fashioned, but I just prefer reading with the physical book in my hands.
  21. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    The second TOTJ Omnibus was close to $200 for at least a year until it went back into print. I assume the same will happen with the out of print X-Wing ones. My best advice is to wait it out.
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  22. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    You are not alone. [face_dancing]
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  23. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks, I will do that. I guess I can just buy the cheapest omnibuses now and wait on the more expensive ones to drop or reprint.
  24. TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff

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    Geez, Wild Space is like $13 on Amazon...I spent easily three times that much just tracking down the comics from it that I already have. Oh June, why must you be so far away?

    TC
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  25. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I'd say that if you already have all the comics or tpbs contained in the Omnibus then they are overkill. If you don't have all the content already then they are a good way of getting all the stories.
    Forty bucks for X-Wing 1? I have that somewhere... :p