"No job is worth your integrity" - Herm Edwards
My review of Absolute Dark Victory
If I were a MOD I would ban anyone who uses the stupid word "omniboo."
Having not purchased any recent omnibi, I'm trying to understand if the thinner paper has only been used on certain books or if that is the new standard that we should expect on new releases. My next purchase will be the upcoming "Iron Man" and I'd be disappointed if it was printed on problematic paper.
Ok, bombshell time......It is no secret I went nuts buying Omnibuses and OHC's the past two years since I got back into comics since the Diamond - Amazon / B&N glitch.
The problem is I just have too many books and not enough free time to read everything. Also with space becoming a big issue I made the decision a little awhile back to sell off the OHC's. So what was once over 100 OHC's is down to just a handful of keepers.
On the Omnibus front I am not liking the thinner paper in the recent omnibus releases either (gives it a cheaper feel to it) and the time has come to become "Omnibus Light" as the quest to own them all is over. I will be all over the Grade A future releases like Uncanny Vol 2, FF Byrne Vol 2 etc…. but for titles like The Stand and Marvel Zomnibus I just cannot pull the trigger on them. (Minus a nice price glitch of course )
These days I am getting more comics read on my Ipad than at home with an omnibus. When you commute by train it just comes in so handy to have a few on there.
So I may be a watered down version of myself but I will still be looking out for deals and Omnibus news.
This year, I sold Daredevil Bendis Omni 1 & 2 and Daredevil Brubaker Omni 1 & 2 for $300, $100, $180, and $90 respectively.
I then bought the six Ultimate Collection volumes on Amazon for about $115 and had the same exact content.
The extra $550 (or $500 with fees) was worth trading in the cardboard covers. And I have a ton more room now.
As long as I have the issues in nice, taken-care off book form, that's all that matters to me. Personally, I fell out of the "Gotta Catch 'Em All!" Omni phase in early 2012. At least for stuff that is easily obtainable in book form, such as New X-Men Ultimate Collection, or the Ultimate Spider-Man HCs I already had.
Stuff like New X-Men reprint, Ultimate Spider-Man reprint, etc has no meaning to me. I even unloaded my Uncanny Omnibus Omni for $275, and that book was at one point one that I would NEVER, EVER sell. I've got the original issues and only need one more Masterworks HC to have them in that form.
I still love the stuff that is hardcover exclusive, i.e. Man-Thing Omnibus, Fatal Attractions HC, Zero Tolerance, etc. Even Avengers: The Crossing (which is a terrible 616 story but a very entertaining 90's "What If...?" book if you read it that way) is nice to have all together in one book.
But if they decided to release Fatal Attraction in two soft-covers and it was OOP and worth, say $120? Sold.
The breaking point may have been the AGE OF APOCALYPSE OMNIBUS. The softcovers have the WHOLE STORY. The damn Omnibus left out several chapters, some were fluff pieces, but some were VITAL, such as the X-Chronicles issues they left out.
I'd rather be a fan and have the entire story in softcover than a zombie who buys the AOA Omni because I "have to have them all" --- and that opened my eyes.
Last edited by AstonishingXMan; 12-04-2012 at 02:11 PM.