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    Quote Originally Posted by Andru View Post
    Swamp Thing Bronze Age --------450 pages - $40
    This is a paperback.

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    Nevermind...
    Last edited by Graphic Autist; 09-21-2019 at 11:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet-Spider View Post
    You would still be paying less if Marvel charged the normal price. If Marvel starts going for $200 Omnibus price then you might only pay $100 plus tax at IST but you are still paying 50% more than you would have if Marvel only charged the normal $100 instead of $200.

    Just how much Marvel overcharges becomes especially ridiculous when you compare to the new announced DC Omnis:

    Golden Age Marvel ------------- 570 pages - $125
    Silver Surfer ------------------- 576 pages - $100
    She Hulk ---------------------- 752 pages - $125

    Superman/Batman Omnibus -----1200 pages - $125
    Swamp Thing Bronze Age --------450 pages - $40
    DC Year of the Villans -----------870 pages - $100
    Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus is 848 pages at $150
    Swamp Thing Bronze Age Omnibus is 752 pages at $100

    But yeah, I get what you're saying.

    I reckon in most cases, the higher the price, the more restoration was carried out but still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffi Ol D'Arcy View Post
    Yes, I agree with you. Crazy! The DC Omnibuses are generally much more reasonably priced.

    With regards to being the most expensive, Spiderman by McFarlane Omni beats it by a webstring. 440 pages at $75 makes it $0.17045 per page. The She-Hulk Omni is $0.1666666667 per page.
    I see your Spider-Man McFarlane Omni at 17 cents per-page, and raise you to the Doctor Strange Lee-Ditko Omni at 18 cents per-page.

    This is nothing new.

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    I would rather pay extra for a book that lays flat on any page than
    One in which I have to hold it down for 90% of the reading m
    DC gets away with it on books featuring star characters
    But I feel lose buyers on many other books because of there
    Continuing spine and books. Not laying flat issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Two Cents View Post
    I would rather pay extra for a book that lays flat on any page than
    One in which I have to hold it down for 90% of the reading
    What is going on with that? Why does DC insist on heavily glued, tight spines? They only ever get compliments when their bindings resemble Marvel's, like Rebirth OHC's and Vertigo.

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    DC has gotten better with their binding issues...and they have always used better paper than Marvel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic Autist View Post
    DC has gotten better with their binding issues...and they have always used better paper than Marvel.
    They've definitely gotten better and I really appreciate the paper quality. But have they ever gone on record about their omni's binding? They must know it needs to be worked and loosened up more than other publisher's. There must be a reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeGuy View Post
    They've definitely gotten better and I really appreciate the paper quality. But have they ever gone on record about their omni's binding? They must know it needs to be worked and loosened up more than other publisher's. There must be a reason.
    The first 100 pages may need some help, but I’m actually pretty happy with the last three years of DC Omnis. What drives me crazy is the lack of build quality among Marvel’s Epic line. You can have two different books released the same week, and one will have far sturdier paper than the other. I like consistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffi Ol D'Arcy View Post
    Golden Age Marvel Comics Omnibus is 848 pages at $150
    Swamp Thing Bronze Age Omnibus is 752 pages at $100

    But yeah, I get what you're saying.

    I reckon in most cases, the higher the price, the more restoration was carried out but still...

    Quote Originally Posted by My Two Cents View Post
    I would rather pay extra for a book that lays flat on any page than
    One in which I have to hold it down for 90% of the reading m
    DC gets away with it on books featuring star characters
    But I feel lose buyers on many other books because of there
    Continuing spine and books. Not laying flat issues.

    You are right i messed up the Swamp Thing is a Softcover but you get what i was saying. Also sadly a higher price does in no way guarantee more restoration was done or better binding. Sometimes the price simply goes up for reasons that don't benefit the consumer at all. I used to buy all Marvel Epic Collections that came out but in the last few months Marvel has used a new printing company who really messes up the quality. Like the spine isn't correctly printed, the cover paper is so thin that it forms waves even if it is just laying down, the paper inside is thin and low quality too but they still charge $40 for these lower quality ones.

    The general trend in the last few years has been that the quality has been going up over at DC and it's going down at Marvel. I used to have the $150 mousetrap Infinite Crisis Omnibus while now i have a bunch of $100 DC Omnibus that have better binding. In that case Infinite Crisis had a higher price and yet worse binding and no restoration had to be done because those were still new issues.

    DC is getting better and better with their collected editions meanwhile Marvel used to be the number one but now between the Marvel Epic Collection quality drop, the Miles Morales Omnibus where the binding fell apart the moment i opened the book the very first time and these new prices i am just not on board with blindly trusting their qulaity anymore. Going from 1000 pages for $100 to 550 pages for $100 in matter of a few months is where i draw the line. With the newest announcements we see that this isn't the exception but rather the rule.

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    On the plus side, the Wolverine reprint Omni is the same price as the first printing...

    But I’m not interested in that...

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    I wish we could gauge if the SS Omni and Wolverine Omni reprints are foretelling of a Wolverine vol.2 and a SS vol.3 Omni vol.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Craig View Post
    I wish we could gauge if the SS Omni and Wolverine Omni reprints are foretelling of a Wolverine vol.2 and a SS vol.3 Omni vol.1
    I'm not sure which I would want the most: (1) Wolverine vol.2, (2) an X-23 omnibus, or (3) a reprint of Aaron's vol.1 Wolverine.

    I just recently bought the Wolverine Goes to Hell omni in the last CGN marvel sale, so I'm a bit torn haha

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    Anyone taking advantage of the Target B2G1 sale this week? They jacked up the price on newer Epic Coll. titles but I've used this sale before to stock up on older Epics. The titles in the $22-$25 range come out pretty decent - with free shipping and tax it's around $50-$55 for 3 books. Might try to make an order this week.

    And to pile on the current discussion in here; I've also been buying more DC omnis, mainly cause there's lots of stuff available and much of the Marvel stuff I want is OOP. I'm not spending $300 on a used omnibus no matter how much I want to read it. Marvel is leaving money on the table imo, though it seems they're starting to step up on reprinting some of these. Hopefully they continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanBlueThunder View Post
    I'm not sure which I would want the most: (1) Wolverine vol.2, (2) an X-23 omnibus, or (3) a reprint of Aaron's vol.1 Wolverine.

    I just recently bought the Wolverine Goes to Hell omni in the last CGN marvel sale, so I'm a bit torn haha
    I would looove for a X-23 Omnibus!

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