Star Wars Insider ALERT!

Discussion in 'Singapore' started by Darth_Eagle, Dec 5, 2001.

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  1. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    I purposely refrained myself from browsing through Insider when Winbros brought it, so that I won't feel like I've read it before when I buy it ;)
  2. tmingyang Jedi Knight

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    I wanna purchase Trade paperbacks, other than Kino where is the best place to buy?
  3. JediDarT Jedi Master

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    TPBs of comics u mean?
    well, Kino doesn't have the old ones in stock, and anyway, Kino has crappy supply (dents at the top and bottom, dogears, etc)

    The cheapest would be at G&B Comics at Bras Basah, 3rd floor.

    Comics Asylum at lucky Plaza and Orchard station popular also has, sometimes in good condition, but at a very expensive rate

    I would personally recommend Comics Mart at Serene Centre because though you pay more than at G&B, the quality is mostly almost perfect, and it's cheaper than Comics Asylum
  4. tmingyang Jedi Knight

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    Bras Basah hmm...yesterday i went but couldn't find any comics shop. Anyway thanx.
  5. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    Since all TIME bookstores are renting out space for Comics Mart, just hop over to any TIMES bookshop and they've got quite a good supply of TPBs, price reasonable too.
    ;)
  6. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Plaza Singapura and Northpoint got those TPB SW comics it seems.

    Just as a guide, I gotten my Dark Empire (6 issues out as 1) at about $36 a few years ago. ;)
  7. tmingyang Jedi Knight

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    Hmm...thanx, but PS which store?
    Anyway do u prefer TPB or buying the comics separately?
  8. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Issue by issue has the previlage of the suspense but TPB seems to hve all the extra stuffs.

    Frankly, if it's an old comic, I'll get TPB but new means issue by issue. ;)
  9. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    Having bought comics for many years, I can suggest that if you're a collector who likes to look back at monthly comics and covers, then go for the single issues. Another point it that you don't have to wait for months before the TPB comes out.

    Like DE said, TPB sometimes come with extra stuff like sketches and scripts and new artwork, but this is not necessarily the case. The good points of a TPB would be a cheaper price (compared to buying the same comics individually) and also convenience and durability since one can read the entire story like a full graphic novel instead of taking one comic by one comic (which I do, but sometimes frustrating, and runs the risk of damaging my comic) :D
  10. JediJean Jedi Master

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    tmingyang,
    The Times bookshop at PS has a Comics Mart inside of it which has a pretty good range of the various Star Wars Graphic Novels (or TPBs, as you refer to them).

    For reading, I would prefer Graphic Novels/TPBs, but for collecting, perhaps you might also want to own the various original weekly/monthly comics, as they would be more valuable in the long run than the Graphic Novels/TPBs.

    However, I wouldn't recommend the weekly/monthly comics if you have a limited budget, because there are usually quite a number of different series running at the same time, so Graphic Novels/TPBs are a good alternative, if you ask me.

    Hope this has been helpful to you.
  11. tmingyang Jedi Knight

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  12. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    So how? Insider out yet?

    Didn't get any phone calls from Kino for me yet. :(
  13. JediJean Jedi Master

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    I haven't received any news of the latest SW Insider yet, so it could be another day or so???
  14. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    About Star Wars having many series running at the same time, that's untrue. There's currently only 2 ongoing titles and one of them is a quarterly title (once every three months). It's better to buy mini-series as they come out as u'd have to wait quite awhile for a TPB.

    I checked out Kino today and there was no Insider.. [face_plain]
  15. JediDarT Jedi Master

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    Insider #60 has arrived at Kino!
    Easily 20-30 issues still available when I was there today (about 1pm)
    now that Kino has it's 20% off thing, you can buy Insider for only about $11 something
    worth it =)
  16. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    Aaaaarrrrhhhhh!!! :eek: At Kino Taka is it? I was at Kino Bugis this evening and see no Insider.

    But I found that something in TEEN magazine is making me blush so hard. [face_blush] Heehee, will I be getting new shoes?? :D
  17. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    20% off all its stuff?
  18. lukedecop Jedi Knight

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    Whoa must check it out tomorrow, i believe its the best issue yet.
  19. JediDarT Jedi Master

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    You gotta get those coupons
    this week coupons in Iweekly i believe
    yeah go get it =)
    i didn't get my call either, but happened to be there
  20. bobafett81 Jedi Knight

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    I juz bought the Insider! 127 pages!
  21. JaZzYjaZZ Jedi Master

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    I haven't gotten it, but I believe there are still some at Kino I think. No money.. :(
  22. Darth_Eagle Fanforce CR Singapore

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    I'll get mine next week as I had reserved it. ;)

    Am broke now. :p
  23. JediGenX Jedi Master

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    Me try to get this mag tomrrow.
  24. bobafett81 Jedi Knight

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    Wow... the Insider is soo fully packed with goodness!

    Love the droids of Episode II and the 1st few pages of Episode II locations in DETAILS! Cool!

    Still haven finish reading... muz take another day to read.. Haha! ;)
  25. Rodi Jedi Padawan

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    Jun 11, 2002
    wait, what's a Star Wars Insider!?
    Isn't it also called a Visual Dictionary!?
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