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Old 14-08-2008, 11:26   #81
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The Absolute Sandman I have is kind of semi-glossy - not matt, but not really glossy either
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Old 14-08-2008, 11:28   #82
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So with the absolute editions you guys have, are they on glossy paper or non glossy?
It varies from title to title. Of the four I have, New Frontier & Hush are glossy, & Long Halloween & Watchmen are non glossy.

The paper stock seems to have been chosen to match the individual titles.


Have to agree with the comments about Superman for Tomorrow. Love Jim Lee's artwork, but the story was rubbish.

Where's my Absolute Batman: Dark Victory?
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Cheers guys.

Has anyone got the absolute version of Dark Knight and Dark Knight Returns. Anyone know if they are on glossy?
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Old 14-08-2008, 11:47   #84
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Cheers guys.

Has anyone got the absolute version of Dark Knight and Dark Knight Returns. Anyone know if they are on glossy?
Not at home at the moment but I think its on a matt/uncoated paper.

Its getting hard to find a copy of this at a good price these days as well.

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Where's my Absolute Batman: Dark Victory?
Im with you there, this has to me my number one choice for the Absolute treatment. Especially if they also incorporate/included Catwoman: When in Rome as well.
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what actually makes them absolute collections ??


edit cheers for the info on post 70 NEW for the absolute collections
http://www.thedvdforums.co.uk/forums...2&postcount=70

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The Absolute Sandman I have is kind of semi-glossy - not matt, but not really glossy either
If only THIS this was cheaper they are awesome but a good 150 over my budget .......

Actually anyone know of any cool comic related or anime related book ends thanks
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Have to say I have not read a lot of solo Superman & was looking forward to seeing him in his first titled Absolute, but this story does appear to be the Marmite of Superman tittles!
I'm not even sure it is as good as a Marmite story, pretty much everyone thinks it's garbage, with very few liking it, although there are some, but they are clearly mental and obviously haven't read a good story before!

If it was me, I'd buy the original comics for next to nothing on Ebay, or just get the trade and buy League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Absolutes, or Watchmen, or Planetary or any of the number of great stories released.

For Tomorrow is toilet paper material imho
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FWIW New Frontier was a huge disappointment to me, mostly everyone loves it, so I must be weird, but I found it a bit too old school and straightforward to receive the praise it got.
You are weird! New Frontier is one of the best things to come out of comics in the last decade. Absolute genius. Old-fashioned, yes, but breathtaking in it's scope and scale, and the art is utterly gorgeous. In my eyes, Darwyn Cooke can do no wrong.

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Also, Absolute Superman For Tomorrow has always seemed an odd choice to me as the storyline was Absolute Pony
It's all about the art I guess, because the story was pretentious claptrap. The best Superman story I've read in a long, long time is currently being published in Action Comics: Brainiac, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. Well worth seeking out when it's put out in collected edition.
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You are weird! New Frontier is one of the best things to come out of comics in the last decade. Absolute genius. Old-fashioned, yes, but breathtaking in it's scope and scale, and the art is utterly gorgeous. In my eyes, Darwyn Cooke can do no wrong.
I'm sorry man but I'm not feeling that It was a pretty straightforward B-Movie story about big aliens coming to earth and exploding stuff, with a full on "combine our powers" type big-boss ending. I just don't see the scale and scope at all.

The art was lovely, totally agree, the story was paper thin (ironically )

However, i completely agree with you abot the current Brainiac story, very interesting twist on the character, although I did wonder where Supes got his flying saucer from?
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Where's the best (ie cheapest) place to pick up the Absolute editions of Watchmen & Sandman?
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Sandman, probably from Amazon.com but Watchmen you'll be lucky to find cheap anywhere - although I THINK it's being re-printed in a couple of months - I just got the TPB of that for £9

I've just ordered vol 2 and 3 of Absolute Sandman - have to say I love the story
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Watchmen is going to get a reprint in line with the new movie, so it's probably not worth shelling out big money at the moment.

Personally, I didn't get on with Sandman, I bought all the trades years ago and got to volume 5 or 6 before realising not a lot had happened
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Just read the latest issue of Batman:R.I.P. & it is just MENTAL. Can always rely on Morrison to give us something different.

Also really enjoyed the first issue of Final Crisis: Revelations, written by Greg Rucka. Beautiful artwork & intriguing story, although the latest revelations about Dr Light
will no doubt have the DC purists up in arms again, like they were last time when Identity Crisis revealed he was a

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Anyone know what comic or scene this figure is actually from ??

batman/catwoman
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I picked up a cheap copy of The Thunderbolts tpb by Kurt Busiek which was critically acclaimed when it came out. Just read the first 5 chapters and can't understand why it was so highly regarded. I'm glad I only paid £1.50 for it or I'd have been mightily disappointed.
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I'm halfway through the first Lone Ranger trade, and it's excellent, everything I hoped Loveless would be.
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Finally found a copy of the Long Halloween in my local Waterstones, it's excellent so far.
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I dont know what to do......
Get the long halloween now from Forbidden Planet or wait and get the new version with two figueres from Amazon UK ........

And thats a good pre -order price at amazon.
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Finished the Long Halloween in two sittings. Utterly fantastic, my favourite Batman graphic novel so far. What's with all the Godfather references though?

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And thats a good pre -order price at amazon.
Wow, it's gone right down. I paid £12.99 just for the book!

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