Comics are great but cheap they are not, the solution - collections, preferably bought online with a nice fat discount! You're loyal to your local shop? That's commendable! However, for me, the reduction in price allows me to buy more! This thread is to allow people to catch up and discuss the TPBs, rule discussed in the temp incarnation was to say if a book has come out in the last 3 months - spoiler codes are required, for older items they're an optional courtesy! Recently released TPBs over the last 6 months have been: Invasion: Volume 3: Revelations http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Invasion-Vol-Revelations/dp/0857684558/ref=pd_sim_b_5 Knight Errant: Volume 2 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-K...=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341949063&sr=1-2 Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-C...4531/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341948461&sr=8-1 Agent For The Empire: Volume 1: Iron Eclipse http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Empire-Volume-Eclipse/dp/1595829504/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_c Dark Times: Volume 5: Out Of The Wilderness http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Times-Volume-Wilderness/dp/1595829261/ref=pd_sim_b_1 Knights Of The Old Republic: Volume 10: War http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Knights-Republic-Volume/dp/1595829598/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b Upcoming books are: (dates are roughly indicative but can always change, also comic shops online will get the books a week or so before booksellers like Amazon, if you look at comic solicitations thse books can turn up quite a bit earlier) JAN: Dawn Of The Jedi: Volume 1: Force Storm http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-Volume-1-Force-Storm/dp/1595829792/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_c FEB: Blood Ties: Volume 2: Boba Fett Is Dead http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_music_info&products_id=72486 MARCH / APRIL: Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison (hardback) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-D...=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352575168&sr=1-2 MAY: Star Wars: Knight Errant: Volume 3: Escape http://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Wars-K...=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1352575052&sr=1-9 I haven't added the Omnibuses as, due to already owning the material collected in the bulk of them - I've been buying SW comics since 1992, I'm not up-to-date on those so anyone who wishes to help on that, please do. Equally, I may have omitted some TPBs of series I'm not keeping an eye on so do add in any omissions! ---------------------------------- Now to kick things off, a review I posted elsewhere a week ago: Star Wars: Legacy: Volume 11: War Finally got around to re-reading this series but as TPB rather than issues. I have to admit it reads well in collected form, although nothing can block completely the sense I have that DHC suffered a crisis of confidence and axed it prematurely. An extra issue or two would have given the space for some of the duels and confrontations to be done properly instead of the brutally abbreviated 2-3 panel affairs we get. Despite that the team of Ostrander-Duursema do their best to conclude their epic well, even with the carpet being pulled out from underneath them. From that start, Legacy was always highly ambitious and it could be argued its reach exceeded its grasp in places. It is unfortunate then that the likes of LFL and DHC lacked that same ambition and prematurely axed it at #50, granting a 6-issue concluding miniseries. What they failed to grasp is that the big, 100+ issue series are not the work of a single creative team but multiple teams. The way Legacy ends invokes this sense of ambition, of concluding but also setting things in flow for a successor teanm to pick up the baton and run with it. Sadly, it has yet to be picked up, but I can hope someone sees sense in not leaving a most fertile patch of SW to go fallow!