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inhumanking
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 2:36:05 PM
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i'm on the cusp of a huge undertaking, changing the face of my collection. to put it simply, i'm tired of the exhaustive maintenance of a 10,000 single issue collection and i've decided to convert everything to hardcover or trade paperback; in the case of single issues / storylines that haven't been collected, i'll look into binding... but 90% of my single issues must go.

my question: outside of the current resources (wiki / amazon / google), i'm looking for a way to find out if specific issues / storylines have been collected in TPB or hardcover.

any suggestions?

Kopfschuss
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 2:42:54 PM
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If I'd like to collect TPB and hardcover, I'd use Amazon for sure. Just because I'm in Canada and their shipping costs aren't exagerated.

However, here in Chicoutimi (140k people town in Quebec), we have no LCS. The only comics supply we can get is at HMV (don't know if you have those stores in the US). There is lots of comics TPB and Hardcovers. Too bad I want to collect single issue comics Sad
SwiftMann
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 3:01:26 PM
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If you look on the website here, we've been trying to link trades to their titles via the Related Title section of the Title page. Check that out for some of the bigger books.

And only because they have a vastly superior tracking of this... comicbookdb.com actually notes where just about every issue is reprinted in each issue's bio.
inhumanking
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 5:12:56 PM
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SwiftMann wrote:
comicbookdb.com actually notes where just about every issue is reprinted in each issue's bio


awesome, thanks! something like this is what i'm looking for, i'll be checking it out soon.

kevscomics
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 6:17:31 PM
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Dc put out a free graphic novel/tpb reading chronology, I think it hit stores today...it may not help, but thought it kind of coincidental that it came out today and u asked this question today...single issues are better though, IMO, lol..
dunleavy75
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 6:36:41 PM
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inhumanking wrote:
SwiftMann wrote:
comicbookdb.com actually notes where just about every issue is reprinted in each issue's bio


awesome, thanks! something like this is what i'm looking for, i'll be checking it out soon.


That's a great site that I use frequently.




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inhumanking
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 7:32:41 PM
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thanks, guys.

kevscomics wrote:
Dc put out a free graphic novel/tpb reading chronology, I think it hit stores today...it may not help, but thought it kind of coincidental that it came out today and u asked this question today...


that is kinda' coincidental. and it might help, but i may not need it, as info on the Marvel & DC collections will obviously be the most available.


kevscomics wrote:
single issues are better though, IMO, lol..


'better' is relative. i turn 44 this year, and i've been collecting for as long as i remember, regularly for around 26 years. this wasn't an easy decision by a long shot.
however, between boxes (15 long and 40 short) & bags-n-boards & constantly organizing / re-organizing & moving & house on the market & storage space in the new house & what an ordeal it was to pull and re-read any specific run... well, my focus just naturally shifted from new single issues on a monthly basis to the CONTENT of those issues. to me, that is now what's important.

i'll still pre-order and read the handful of titles that i just need to, and i'll definitely try new & appealing titles to see if it's worth purchasing the collection later, but i'll let those single issues go when the collected format is released; and being able to effortlessly pull from a bookshelf exactly what i want to read is something i'm looking forward to.

trust me, it's a numbing, surreal feeling to make a change like this to what was my lifestyle and a big part of how i defined myself, but i also sense it will be freeing at the same time.

kevscomics
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 8:40:22 PM
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inhumanking
Thursday, May 09, 2013 10:55:31 AM
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kevscomics wrote:
Thinking about opening a shop here for your singles?


man, i wish i had that kinda' spare time... but i don't; and...

i'm on a Mac.

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