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    Default The story behind The Question's first collected TPB

    The first volume of Denny O'neil's The Question run was collected into a TPB, and its extremely expensive to buy anywhere if you can even find one online. What was the story behind this TPB run?? Was it just a super low print run due to underestimated popularity? More importantly, why did they never do another printing collecting The Question's 80s series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tib2d2 View Post
    The first volume of Denny O'neil's The Question run was collected into a TPB, and its extremely expensive to buy anywhere if you can even find one online. What was the story behind this TPB run?? Was it just a super low print run due to underestimated popularity? More importantly, why did they never do another printing collecting The Question's 80s series?
    No Clue, it's a bit sad. Must be a conflic between DC and Charleton Comics, or the heirs of Charleston.

    In France we've go a "Guardians of Earth-4" Omnibus with all the Steve Ditko work for Charlton Comics with The Question, The Atom and Blue Beetle:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tib2d2 View Post
    The first volume of Denny O'neil's The Question run was collected into a TPB, and its extremely expensive to buy anywhere if you can even find one online. What was the story behind this TPB run?? Was it just a super low print run due to underestimated popularity? More importantly, why did they never do another printing collecting The Question's 80s series?
    The entire series was collected. I picked up about half of them in the massive DC inventory dump to Ollie''s a few years back for $2-$3 each. As sought after as they may be now to command premium prices on the secondary market, they did not sell well at all for DC and it's surprising they completed the series to begin with, as they usually cancel collected series form that era that don't sell well (Spectre, Sandman Mystery Theatre, etc.). But in total 6 volumes collecting all 36 issues of the 80s series were published by DC. But since so many of the books in that series were dumped to overstock/remaindered buyers like Ollie's Bargain Basement, I doubt DC sees these as worth going back to press on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    No Clue, it's a bit sad. Must be a conflic between DC and Charleton Comics, or the heirs of Charleston.

    In France we've go a "Guardians of Earth-4" Omnibus with all the Steve Ditko work for Charlton Comics with The Question, The Atom and Blue Beetle:
    I envy you Frenchmen.

    A similar phenomenon is present with the Rick Veitch Swamp Thing trades, probably due to the infamous ending of that run.

    On a related note, the complete sets of the 90s Catwoman and Azrael series are ridiculously overpriced compared to the other 90s Bat-family titles. I got all 184 issues of the first Robin ongoing for 185 dollars, but you can't find a complete set of the Azrael and Catwoman issues for under 200 dollars.

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