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The W - Print - Trade Paperbacks, and DVD-ROMs
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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.89
One thread, two seperate questions.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend any decent trade paperbacks (or even hardcovers) of comics from the past couple of years. I recently picked up two JLA hardcovers (Tornado's Path, Lightning Saga) and thoroughly enjoyed them. I generally lean toward mainstream hero books.

Also, has anyone purchased complete collections on DVD-ROMs and if so, what are your thoughts?

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.87
I adore the Spider-Man DVD-ROM collection. The books look great in Acrobat and are complete, including ads and letters pages. I used mine to read the complete JMS run and the death of Gwen Stacy storyline, but there's so much more in there I haven't read. A lot of people complain about reading comics on a computer, but it works really well for me (and with a laptop, it's even easier).

Also, if you're interested in the Marvel ones, get them now because Marvel did not renew the license with the publisher of the discs. Whatever is out there is it. Sad.

For trades, I recommend:
The All-New Atom Vol. 1 and 2
Green Lantern: Rebirth
Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps. War
52
Captain America: Winter Soldier Vol. 1 and 2 (or the Captain America Ed Brubaker Omnibus, if you have the cash to blow)

If you want to buy any of these, buy from InStockTrades . HUGE discounts and free shipping for orders over $50.

Or hit the "The W at Amazon" link (if it's still here) and give the Zims some kickback, That's good, too.


(edited by SchippeWreck on 18.4.08 1408)


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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.48

most things of recent vintage by Ed Brubaker are great...

Captain America
Daredevil
Iron Fist (co written by Matt Fraction)
Gotham Central (co written by Greg Rucka)

if you skew older stuff, Agents of ATLAS by Jeff Parker is a great book using thrown-away 1950s characters like Marvel Boy, Venus and Gorilla Man.

For a great weird book, for the continuity nut, get the DR 13 TPB (this was serialized in the back of that Spectre miniseries).



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Since: 12.3.02
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I have the Iron Man DVD-Rom collection and I'm quite pleased with it--especially in terms of ease of navigation and readability. The only thing I might have wished for that wasn't available is it doesn't also include limited series and one-shots featuring the character, but what it does cover, it covers comprehensibly and, despite the obvious age of some of the comics (and the paper & printing techniques used at those times), the scans are amazingly clear.

I highly recommend getting one and I wish Marvel hadn't decided to stop issuing them in favour of the download scheme they're doing now.

(edited by Enojado Viento on 18.4.08 1742)



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