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INVINCIBLE: Compendium... or TPB's? Options
inhumanking
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:56:41 PM

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So, Kirkman's 'Invincible' is the next title in the list of "i passed on it initially and wished i hadn't" books that i've decided to catch up on.

the dilemma: grab the VERY economical compendium, or go with the (seemingly more comprehensive, and definitely) more expensive TPB's?

here's why i ask...

from all the sources i can find, the compendium collects issues # 1-47.

the TPB's (#1-9) seem to include additional issues / story material on top of #1-47: Image Comics Summer Special, #0, #25(origin stories from the back), The Pact #4.

not to mention #1/2 which is only collected in the HC#2.

i'm leaning towards the compendium... but the 'completist twitch' in me doesn't want to miss out on anything that is cool or enhances the story experience.

i know there's a handful of CCL'ers who follow(ed) this series... can you guys shed any light that will help my decision?


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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:15:02 PM

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If you're even thinking trades, spring for the Ultimate Collection HCs. The cover price for these is just a little more than the trades that make them up (and the first is actually cheaper). Plus, you get a lot more material than in the trades AND a ton of extras.

I'm not sure what the 1/2 you're referencing is. There wasn't a 1/2 issue.

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inhumanking
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:24:19 AM

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SwiftMann wrote:
you get a lot more material than in the trades AND a ton of extras.


i was wondering if i'm really 'missing' anything story-wise if i don't get to read those seperate issues... are they just appearances 'for-the-sake-of', or are they pertinent?


SwiftMann wrote:
If you're even thinking trades, spring for the Ultimate Collection HCs. I'm not sure what the 1/2 you're referencing is. There wasn't a 1/2 issue.


i noticed there was no #1/2 in the CCL library, so i wasn't sure. on the Invincible wiki page it states that #1/2 is collected in Invincible Ultimate Collection Hardcover Vol. 2 and also in The Complete Invincible Library Vol.1.

i realize that it IS the wiki page, but their inclusion of a #1/2 in two different collections with ISBN #'s didn't seem that random, as if the data came from the publisher.

the Ultimate Collection HCs definitely seem like the way to go... if i can catch them cheap.

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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:29:03 AM

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inhumanking wrote:
SwiftMann wrote:
you get a lot more material than in the trades AND a ton of extras.


i was wondering if i'm really 'missing' anything story-wise if i don't get to read those seperate issues... are they just appearances 'for-the-sake-of', or are they pertinent?

I'm not sure that they are terribly pertinent. Probably more in the nice-to-have category.


inhumanking wrote:
SwiftMann wrote:
If you're even thinking trades, spring for the Ultimate Collection HCs. I'm not sure what the 1/2 you're referencing is. There wasn't a 1/2 issue.


i noticed there was no #1/2 in the CCL library, so i wasn't sure. on the Invincible wiki page it states that #1/2 is collected in Invincible Ultimate Collection Hardcover Vol. 2 and also in The Complete Invincible Library Vol.1.

i realize that it IS the wiki page, but their inclusion of a #1/2 in two different collections with ISBN #'s didn't seem that random, as if the data came from the publisher.

the Ultimate Collection HCs definitely seem like the way to go... if i can catch them cheap.

What we note as being in Ultimate Collection Vol 2 is based on my copy of it (and I also bought all the issues along the way and have sold most of them here): Collects Invincible #14-24, #0 and Image Comics Summer Special #1

There's definitely no #1/2. They seem to be confusing that with the FCBD Summer Special issue.

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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:01:59 AM

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SwiftMann wrote:
If you're even thinking trades, spring for the Ultimate Collection HCs. The cover price for these is just a little more than the trades that make them up (and the first is actually cheaper). Plus, you get a lot more material than in the trades AND a ton of extras.

+1. I only read Invincible in the HCs. Not only do you get a complete story arc at once, but because they're oversize, the art is really presented beautifully.

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inhumanking
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:19:25 PM

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SwiftMann wrote:
What we note as being in Ultimate Collection Vol 2 is based on my copy of it (and I also bought all the issues along the way and have sold most of them here): Collects Invincible #14-24, #0 and Image Comics Summer Special #1

There's definitely no #1/2. They seem to be confusing that with the FCBD Summer Special issue.



got it. i'd take your word every day of the week over wiki.


padreglcc wrote:
SwiftMann wrote:
If you're even thinking trades, spring for the Ultimate Collection HCs. The cover price for these is just a little more than the trades that make them up (and the first is actually cheaper). Plus, you get a lot more material than in the trades AND a ton of extras.

+1. I only read Invincible in the HCs. Not only do you get a complete story arc at once, but because they're oversize, the art is really presented beautifully.



yeah. i love the HC/oversized presentation of comic art. since i'm not in a rush to read them (due to my already extensive backlog), i'll probably keep my eyes open and pick them up when the price is right.

thanks, guys

inhumanking
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:19:04 PM

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quick update...

thanks to Amazon's already low prices and my Amazon rewards VISA, i scored all of the Invincible HC's for just a ridiculously ugly small % of msrp.

just started on # 3 last night, and i'm loving every bit of this series.
padreglcc
Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 12:29:39 PM

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Glad to hear it (both that you got the HCs for cheep and that you're enjoying them)!

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I need to get the trades for the issues I can't pick up on the cheep. The prices for the first couple of issues are nutty.



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