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Subj: Re: Gotta be legal or production....
Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 at 04:15:15 pm EDT (Viewed 45 times)
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Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 at 03:27:17 pm EDT (Viewed 40 times)


      ...because if there is demand for Secret Wars I and II omnibi, then they shouldn't have a problem with Captain Britain.
      I would love to see the actual sales on those Secret Wars volumes...baffling.

    Secret Wars is popular, I can see why it gets an omnibus. Secret Wars II, which I think is less popular, has never been reprinted before, so I can see that somewhat. The alternative to this collection would be to get the back issues. No other collection for SWII exists.

I just can't see why those are justified for an omnibus, though. Secret Wars, while a big seller, has been widely panned as the grandfather of "big events" and written off for the stiff writing. Here's what's in the Secret Wars I omnibus that I got from InStockTrades.com: SECRET WARS #1-12 - plus THOR #383, SHE-HULK (2004) #10, and WHAT IF? (1989) #4 and #114. Total of 16 issues for $99?????
And Secret Wars II...while it's kind of a guilty pleasure for me...it's just plain boring. Also, there's very little praise for it, and many of the talent during its day loathed it when having it crossed over in their titles. Fortunately, you do get your money's worth for it: Secret Wars II #1-9; New Mutants #30 and #36-37; Captain America #308; Uncanny X-Men #196 and #202-203; Iron Man #197; Fantastic Four #282, #285, #288 and #316-319; Web of Spider-Man #6; Amazing Spider-Man #268 and #273-274; Daredevil #223; Incredible Hulk #312; Avengers #260-261and #265-266; Dazzler #40; Alpha Flight #28; Thing #30; Doctor Strange #74; Cloak and Dagger #4; Power Pack #18; Thor #363; Power Man and Iron Fist #121; Peter Parker, Spectacular Spider-Man #111; Defenders #152; Deadpool Team-Up #1, and Quasar #8.
That's a bang for your buck.
And the more I look at it, the more I want to get it. \:P

    But these CB issues have been reprinted a few years ago, by Marvel (in 2002 and reprinted in 2005) in the US and Panni in Europe. Any hardcore CB fan would have probably bought those collections years ago, and may not be willing to "double dip" on an omnibus.

Well, you can say the same thing about the Marvel Masterworks with Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men and Avengers. We've seen the originals from the late 80's, subsequent re-issues in later years, the Barnes & Noble editions, and now the softcover editions for half the price...how many times can you reprint ASM #1-10???

    Similarly, wasn't the Alpha Flight Classic Vol 2 TPB delayed and eventually canceled because of low sales?

Must've been a case of "Byrne-out" with all the FF Byrne Visionaries. HAH!

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