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Old 12-29-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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I am not a DC guy but when I do pick a book it is mostly Batman stuff. As I have alot of comics in my stake I decided to get the trade of Snyder's Batman and man oh man was it good ... only problem the next volume isn't out until April.

Can anyone explain why DC are getting the trades out so slowly, as someone who could be a fun long term its kind of off putting having to wait so long to get the next chapter of the story.

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #2
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That's just the way it is. First are the singles (and digital releases) on Wednesdays, then once a story wraps it eventually comes out in hardcover. After that, the trade. If you're really looking to follow a story as it happens, floppies and digital are your only two options.

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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That's just the way it is. First are the singles (and digital releases) on Wednesdays, then once a story wraps it eventually comes out in hardcover. After that, the trade. If you're really looking to follow a story as it happens, floppies and digital are your only two options.
Rats. I just threw out my disc drive the other day...

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #4
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That's just the way it is. First are the singles (and digital releases) on Wednesdays, then once a story wraps it eventually comes out in hardcover. After that, the trade. If you're really looking to follow a story as it happens, floppies and digital are your only two options.
I know how the system works, I just don't understand why DC take forever to get the trades out.

I have no room any more for issues after 12years of collecting so I am now trying to stick to trades as they are easier to store long term.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #5
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does anyone have a date on when the rest of "Court of Owls" gets released??

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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According to Amazon its not till March 23, which is pretty much a joke ... 10 months after the first was released they get around to volume 2!

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:19 PM   #7
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DC are no longer "writing for the trade", as part of the New 52 initiative, they want people to buy the issues. If you want to read Court of Owls, (though I don't see why you would) buy the issues. Simple as.

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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wow thats horrible...I guess it will be 2 years until I can pick up the collected Death of the Family then...

horrible..

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #9
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DC are no longer "writing for the trade", as part of the New 52 initiative, they want people to buy the issues. If you want to read Court of Owls, (though I don't see why you would) buy the issues. Simple as.
That's not a good business plan is it, as not every shop will stock 2-3year old issues. As I've stated a couple of times I don't have the space for single issues anymore and try to keep my stack to the ones I have read for years, which pretty much just finished with Spidey700.

Trades are much easier to pick up and read and lot at once and in the long run better to keep.

I'm sorry I can't fit into whatever landscape DC want with the New 52, as I have lots to read and can't risk picking up stuff I will not like.

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:49 PM   #10
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That's not a good business plan is it, as not every shop will stock 2-3year old issues.
That is what the trades are actually for. Issues that are very old, not 12 months and less.

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As I've stated a couple of times I don't have the space for single issues anymore and try to keep my stack to the ones I have read for years, which pretty much just finished with Spidey700.
TPB's don't take up much less room than the single issues. Why not just buy them digitally, then they take up no physical space at all?

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Trades are much easier to pick up and read and lot at once and in the long run better to keep.
Then buy the trade. The trade off (no pun intended) is that you have to wait until the story is out of circulation.

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I'm sorry I can't fit into whatever landscape DC want with the New 52, as I have lots to read and can't risk picking up stuff I will not like.
But you now know 1 thing you do like, like so much you want to pursue further, so why not just pursue Snyder's Batman further?

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wow thats horrible...I guess it will be 2 years until I can pick up the collected Death of the Family then...

horrible..
No it's not horrible. Not even a little bit. DC Comics focuses more on comics, rather than graphic novels. If you want a story, just buy it. Otherwise, wait or buy the Earth One series.

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Old 12-31-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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That is what the trades are actually for. Issues that are very old, not 12 months and less.

TPB's don't take up much less room than the single issues. Why not just buy them digitally, then they take up no physical space at all?

Then buy the trade. The trade off (no pun intended) is that you have to wait until the story is out of circulation.

But you now know 1 thing you do like, like so much you want to pursue further, so why not just pursue Snyder's Batman further?



No it's not horrible. Not even a little bit. DC Comics focuses more on comics, rather than graphic novels. If you want a story, just buy it. Otherwise, wait or buy the Earth One series.
I have NO room for single issues, I have enough boxes with 12 years worth of Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man and Avengers that I gave up buying weekly/monthly issues to save on room. I can put up shelves to fill with the actual novels or collections which look alot nicer.
I don't really care for digital comics, I like the real thing, sure if they give me a free code to get a copy of my issues incase I sell them thats great.

Yes DC might wait until something is out of print, yet Marvel (who I've stuck with for 12 years) had the AVX hardback out pretty much the month after it all finished. That's much better than waiting a year for another book with just 6 issues to read when 20+ have come out.

All I'm saying is I WANT to get into DC's New 52 but there not making it easy, for someone who wants to just get a trade of something that got great reviews after a few stories.

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:18 PM   #12
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Dude, trade paperpacks are the same thickness and size of issues stacked on top of each other. No space is being saved. It's literally the same thing.

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Dude, trade paperpacks are the same thickness and size of issues stacked on top of each other. No space is being saved. It's literally the same thing.
Maybe so but having a book, with a spine, indicating what it is, is much better to shelve and look at. At this point in collecting I'd much rather have books than single issues.

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Old 01-02-2013, 10:52 AM   #14
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Well then it's a personal preference, one that DC doesn't feel the need to cater to immediately, as sales for HC's/TPB's are never great anyway.

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In my opinion, DC writers need to come together and collaborate. Too many alternate universes for Batman

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What? There are only three universes: New 52, Earth-2 (where he is dead) and Earth One.

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Well then it's a personal preference, one that DC doesn't feel the need to cater to immediately, as sales for HC's/TPB's are never great anyway.
You've got to be kidding me.

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That's just the way it is. First are the singles (and digital releases) on Wednesdays, then once a story wraps it eventually comes out in hardcover. After that, the trade. If you're really looking to follow a story as it happens, floppies and digital are your only two options.
DC can stay with that plan I don't mind having to wait for the trade, I've stopped buying singles completely and I don't do this whole digital downloading bullcrap, I don't even like using my smartphone for christsakes.

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Snyder's Batman is the only modern take on the character that I can tolerate, so far.

It's not 100% perfect, but it's more than engaging, well done, and enjoyable enough to hook me even so. It's one of the better iterations I've sat down and read, and I've read many.

I've also stopped buying the individual issues in favor of having a nice, healthy, sturdy hardback sitting on my shelf with the title on the spine, so I'm anxious for March/April. Shame it takes so long, you'd think they'd make a killing with the film having just come out (and TDK Returns too).

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Another reason for the extended releases is that they seem to follow the natural story arcs...the second TPB will have issues 7-12 in it, probably (12 was a one-shot so maybe it will be stuck in the third one, dunno). Normally they used to just release these books in 4 issue blocks, right? Even if it didn't make sense story-wise? Now they seem to be trying to make them follow the story arcs. The first TPB was six issues which is odd (not that they didn't charge more for it to make up for it...). The third TPB will also be five issues, if I'm figuring it out correctly (Death of the Family has two more issues to go, right?)

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