Lit Star Wars Omnibus/Graphic Novels Kindle Sale

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Zorkel567, May 4, 2014.

  1. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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  2. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    Tempting yes, but I prefer dark horse digital because you can read the stuff over desktop and iphones, etc.

    My dads kindle won't even load the darn DH app.
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  3. Riven_JTAC Jedi Grand Master

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    Other than the Kindle stuff, there are a lot of great deals today for Star Wars stuff. I'm currently in the process of dropping a lot more money than I expected to spend today (which was approximately $0 when I woke up).

    I'm grabbing Blueprints for $45, the BluRay boxset of the Family Guy parodies, and a Storm Trooper Academy shirt (yeah, should be one word, but I don't care... I like the design).
  4. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    I know some people prefer Dark Horse's digital site, but I figured since the omnibuses were less than half of Dark Horse's price ($3.99 vs $7.99/$9.99), I would make sure people were aware.

    With Dark Horse losing the liscence come end of the year, I bought both Wild Space omnibuses, Droids/Ewoks, and the five A Long Time Ago ones digitally. The others inthe sale I have in print. I only have the first A Long Time Ago one, the others I didn't own so I figured I would scoop them up.

    Now to decide wether or not to go for the Legacy trades...
  5. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    Yeah, thanks for that. I picked up all five of the Long, Long Time Ago books, and the two Rogue Squadron ones they've got. A lot of their other stories are on sale as well, I picked up Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison for $1.99.
  6. johnboy3441 Force Ghost

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    Wait, the Kindle can read graphic novels? I never knew that. Does it have to be one of the "Fire" models?
  7. Cynical_Ben Force Ghost

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    Dunno. I read mine on my NookHD+, which happens to support the Kindle app. 8-}
  8. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    I think you can load them onto a regular Kindle, but they'd be black and white, and I doubt easy to read, though never tried it. I read them on my Kindle Fire.
  9. yodafan1031 Jedi Master

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    I would imagine so. Though I have no experience with the paperwhite, I was under the impression that it didn't load pics in the book itself.
  10. Dr. Steve Brule Force Ghost

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    The second Blood Ties was never released as a single volume in print, was it?
  11. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Yeah, I'd normally be all over a $1.99 deal and I love kindle, but I am unsure about how it'll work for graphic novels. There's a PC and phone app that could do colors just fine, but I imagine it's a lot of pinch-zooming? I prefer Dark Horse Digital's panel-zoom function. DH Digital is a lot more expensive though but eh... I'll support DH directly anyway, esp. if they have the better app.
  12. Mind Riot Jedi Knight

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    Boba Fett is Dead? It was collected as a TPB awhile back. Reasonable price on Amazon, too.
  13. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    I just tested out my Kindle Keyboard, and the omnibuses work on it fine. Black and white, but it goes panel by panel so you can read it fine.
  14. Nobody145 Force Ghost

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    The Kindle app works fine on my iPad, I've bought a few TPBs from Amazon, depending on the price. And with those prices, I'm tempted to go on a buying spree. It maybe doesn't look quite as good as in the Dark Horse native app, but close enough for me.

    By the way, was Amazon allowed to keep selling Dark Horse Star Wars comics by next year? I know Dark Horse can't, and they'll stop printing physical copies of their comics by the end of the year, same with their digital store, but not sure about other places like Amazon.
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  15. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    I think the requirement is DHC stop printing but booksellers are allowed to sell the stick they've bought, they just won't be to re-stock a DHC item.
  16. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    get the legacy hardover omnibuses

    Also, I may be wrong but I think Dark Horse might still have a small amount of time in 2015 to dump their already printed stock to stores or whatever.
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  17. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Heed this counsel, Zorkel you should.
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  18. Orman Tagge Jedi Grand Master

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    Really...? Oh dear, off to Amazon I go. Dark Times or at War with the Empire now?
  19. Orman Tagge Jedi Grand Master

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    I shall second this great wisdom. The Legacy hardcovers are truly wonderful. Like the mind of a child.
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  20. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    well Theirs one more Dark Times omnibus on the way. So there are AWWTE volume 1 and 2 and DT volume 1 and 2.

    I say get both if you can.
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  21. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    You do have just under 7 months to get everything on your hit list you know?

    EDIT: Can't yet give a final opinion on Dark Times, need that final trade, hopefully get it in the next 1-2 weeks.

    EDIT 2: For anyone who buys or has the Legacy hardbacks (or trades) for Volume I, do not forget about the Volume II quartet. (V1 out now, V2 due this month, V3 August, V4 November).
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  22. Orman Tagge Jedi Grand Master

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    Are there TPB's for Dark Times that go beyond the second omnibus? And is Legacy II supposed to be wrapped up neatly, or was it messed up by the loss of license?
  23. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    No, Dark Times Omnibus 2 collects volumes 5-7, there are no more.

    It is hoped the writers of Legacy Volume II have had sufficient time to be able to wrap it up well, we'll know for certain in 3 months.
  24. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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  25. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Not following Boromir - unless you're trying to encourage the others?
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