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Every time I slide one of my Absolute Sandman's out, I can't help buy smile.
Absolute Sandman and Death are books I always say I'm going to buy....then buy somehting else....
I must be the only person in the world who didn't like Sandman. The Absolute was amazing, and got me buying more in that format, I just didn't like the book apart from the 19th(?) issue which riffed Midsummer Nights dream.
Just ordered the Stormwatch HC, I love Authority/Planetary so interested to see how it started. Those pics a few pages back certainly helped me decide haha.
Plus the market here is much smaller, with 8 shops on the entire island of Ireland. And in general, commercial rents, wages etc are higher in Ireland than the EU average. So a retailer needs to factor all of that in, as well as some element of profit, when pricing a book.
Now you can see why the Bookdepository 10% discounts are such a big deal for us
The Titan Version of the Hawkman Omnibus is 53% off at Amazon UK:
26 quid (32 EUR).
I liked the first two arcs of sandman, but didn't really like the rest. Felt the other arcs/issues to be long and kind of boring.