The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > Comic Books > Misc. Comics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-31-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
The Bruce
The First and Best
 
The Bruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,573
Default I love Garfield!

I know he's not a comic book in the traditional sense. But I've loved him since I was a kid (back in the 80's he was king). Now I've started with a collection of his strip books. But are the books in constant print? I can't find Garfield weighs in (his fourth book). My OCD needs a complete collection

__________________
The more Knowledge the more Grief!
The Bruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
Morg
Hayden addict
SHH! Global Moderator
 
Morg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Hades
Posts: 59,704
Default Re: I love Garfield!

ever try ebay? or flea markets? I usually see those books at markets in the 50c to 1.00 box

Morg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 09:48 PM   #3
ericadawn16
Side-Kick
 
ericadawn16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tampa Bay
Posts: 511
Default Re: I love Garfield!

Shopping.com says that Amazon has it. I know 54 dollars isn't the nicest thing to pay for a book but for a complete collection and being out of print...sometimes, we have to pay exorbitant prices.

ericadawn16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
The Bruce
The First and Best
 
The Bruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,573
Default Re: I love Garfield!

Thank you

My OCD is getting worse *lol* it's gotten to the point where it almost sucks the joy outta my hobbies. Had to quit reading some characters because I needed to have everything related to them ( video games, statues etc.) and I live in "outback" Europe so everything had to be imported at preminum prices!

Maybe I should get some professional OCD help

__________________
The more Knowledge the more Grief!

Last edited by The Bruce; 04-01-2013 at 12:45 PM.
The Bruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
Nathan
...
 
Nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 44,993
Default Re: I love Garfield!

Back in the day, I read one of his comics when I was on the bus. I was laughing so hard, I'm sure people thought I was crazy.

__________________
Pomp and Circumstance【Mikasa & Annie】
VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
Nathan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 11:44 AM   #6
kalzor
Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Default Re: I love Garfield!

One of the high points in my life was a cartooning class I took in college taught by the guy who drew the comic strip (not Jim Davis who just slapped his name on everything, but the actual guy who drew it).

He took us to Paws Inc. on a field trip and showed us around, which gave me a much better impression and appreciation for the character and the strip.

The live action movie came out a few months later....

Still loved the comic, but I've never seen a ball dropped so hard on a franchise (IMO).

kalzor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 12:44 PM   #7
The Bruce
The First and Best
 
The Bruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,573
Default Re: I love Garfield!

I'm looking for the classic books. At some point the strips started looking like copy & paste jobs using a randomiser program on a PC

__________________
The more Knowledge the more Grief!
The Bruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2013, 10:45 PM   #8
Obi-Ron
Deal with it
 
Obi-Ron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Flying blind on a rocket cycle
Posts: 12,031
Default Re: I love Garfield!

What about Garfield minus Garfield?

__________________
Team Superman
Obi-Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #9
Baramos
Side-Kick
 
Baramos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 818
Default Re: I love Garfield!

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bruce View Post
I know he's not a comic book in the traditional sense. But I've loved him since I was a kid (back in the 80's he was king). Now I've started with a collection of his strip books. But are the books in constant print? I can't find Garfield weighs in (his fourth book). My OCD needs a complete collection
Dude, don't pay that ridiculous 54 dollar price.

Here, you can get it in "very good" used condition for 3.49 at Betterworldbooks (free shipping, like all Betterworldbooks books):

http://www.betterworldbooks.com/9780...345320100.aspx

I always look on Betterworldbooks.com before buying used books anywhere else on the internet because as a charitable organization they avoid ripping people off to maintain their reputation. They sell donated books so anything they make is profit towards the charity. Only rarely do I buy used books through Amazon--I bought one there once this past year, and it was in pretty crappy condition. I wish I had paid another buck or two on Betterworldbooks because I have the feeling it would have been in slightly better condition. But anyway, most of the time they are both the cheapest and with the best condition on the books.

EDIT: If you HAVE to go through Amazon there's these copies, too, but you have to pay more plus shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...condition=used

Still eleven dollars versus 54...it's not even a question.

RE: Garfield

You're right about the older strips actually being pretty funny sometimes. People (read: the internet) is pretty down on Garfield but there was actually a span of 10-15 years where it actually got me to chuckle quite a bit, which is rare for a newspaper comic strip. Obviously it's become a parody of itself and Davis isn't even the artist 90% of the time from what I understand, but at one point it actually was a big deal.

Also the holiday specials are still very enjoyable for me.


Last edited by Baramos; 04-28-2013 at 07:06 PM.
Baramos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 02:36 AM   #10
lozzy.94
Im no Side-Kick
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 311
Default Re: I love Garfield!

I love Garfield as well!!!!!!!!


lozzy.94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2013, 09:43 PM   #11
Sundancer
Cynicist
 
Sundancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: In the dark
Posts: 2,103
Default Re: I love Garfield!

Are you going for the singles or would the 3 packs do?


I liked him in the 80's but stopped caring when his head and feet became bigger than his stomach, ruining the whole fat cat image. Still love the 80's cartoon specials. The Christmas special is one of my favorites.

__________________
"We need comedy to stop our desire to kill" -- Christopher Titus
Sundancer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:19 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"
Contact Us - Mobile - SuperHeroHype - ComingSoon.net - Shock Till You Drop - Lost Password - Clear Cookies - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SuperHeroHype.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.