01-01-2013, 12:08 AM
Bishop's Crossing is BAD X-MEN COMICS for the most part. #281-281 are decent. #287-288 are decent. Everything else is garbage. There's a Storm/Forge relationship issue, too, that is decent. But these books were blown away at the time by Lee's X-Men vol.2 stuff, and even the couple of issues that followed.
Originally Posted by DrGregatron
Sad but true, this is one of the rare examples where Marvel appealed to the X-fans and threw them a bone to "bridge the gap" between collected editions. Do not expect a major story, or even a very good one.
Paging Krisis, who I know will want to defend these stories (and I love the 90's) but remember buddy, look at the price tag first, and then look at the content of that straight-up nonsense hardcover.
Also, Pollina X-Force collection. Let's go, Marvel. You love TPBs now, make it happen!
Last edited by AstonishingXMan; 01-01-2013 at 12:20 AM.
01-01-2013, 02:23 AM
They are excellent, I hope they collect the latest B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth tpbs into hardcover collections like they have with the Plague of Frogs books.
Originally Posted by shaggyforum
01-01-2013, 05:32 AM
This free guide on Hickman's FF provides an improved sequence for the omnibus as well as annotations:
01-01-2013, 07:32 AM
Yes. And they get better with each new set. Lol
Originally Posted by CrazyOldHermit
01-01-2013, 07:34 AM
It's discussed quite frequently on here about how much books are selling for. I mention it one time and you gripe and moan. Actually, I never gave a specific amount that I made. I responded ONCE to a comment. Get off your high horse.
Originally Posted by ER Prest
01-01-2013, 07:42 AM
You referring to my stuff as crap doesn't add anything, either. So, the next time someone else talks about buying an omnibus for a certain price or asks how much omnibuses are selling for, you gonna gripe about that, too?
Originally Posted by chicainery
01-01-2013, 07:46 AM
Also, to add a little advice to what Omnibus said: make sure that your omnibuses don't move around too much when transporting them, because it can roll up the ends of your dust jackets. The suggestion of some sort of packing in the magazine boxes is good. If you have too much extra space, toss in some magazines to fill it up. You don't want your omnibuses moving back and forth or even leaning while they're sitting still in the boxes. It can give them a nasty bow in the middle.
Originally Posted by Omnibus
01-01-2013, 07:51 AM
It was with Bishop's Crossing that X-Men got bad again for me. I had dropped the book when they went to Australia, then picked it back up to read the Jim Lee stuff, but then couldn't follow a lot of what was going on from that point forward. There's some good art in there by Whilce Portacio, much better than the art he's giving us today.
Originally Posted by AstonishingXMan
01-01-2013, 12:01 PM
Hey DonEMC, how much money you make off all that crap????
Ha ha. Just kidding, man. If I see a good deal, I'd flip it in a heartbeat (or wait right before a movie comes out and it's hot.)
Happy New Year to all on here by the way
01-01-2013, 12:52 PM
Man you're lucky! I'm still hoping I can find one like that.
Originally Posted by funeralthirst7
It's funny cause I barely ever set foot at St Mark's when I lived in NY. I usually browsed at Jim Haley and Midtown Comics near Grand Central but most of my shopping was done at NYCC.
Sidenote, are the Marvel Ultimate Editions OHC?
01-01-2013, 12:56 PM
It's funny, I didn't realize "we" was synonymous with "DonEMC." I'll keep that in mind next time I type "we." It wasn't directed at you, I didn't quote you or say your name. It's not complaining in the least, it's a request. So get off your high horse please, its not all about you
Originally Posted by DonEMC
Last edited by ER Prest; 01-01-2013 at 01:18 PM.
01-01-2013, 12:57 PM
No, they're standard trim paperbacks, usually collecting 300-400 pages
Originally Posted by Drakul
01-01-2013, 01:02 PM
I don't actually buy all this stuff with the intention of reselling it. I buy my first two copies with my own, personal library in mind. One of those copies is a reader copy and the other is to go on a shelf. However, if I get great deals on TPBs, HCs and OHCs, I buy 'em (I just bought another copy of the Rocketeer Complete slipcase hc for $34 shipped -- how can you pass something like that up?). Over the last year, I've tried thinning down my hoard by selling off a few books (so far, I've sold off about 10 long boxes of comics, two short boxes of TPBs and eight magazine boxes of OHCs) because I just don't need all this stuff.
Originally Posted by TomSlick
I read everything I buy, but I am also a collector who loves getting great deals.
I think I've only paid above cover for a few of my omnibuses (yeah, I'll be the first to admit I bought one too many NXM Omnibuses and should've sold the NXM OHCs when I had the chance), so I sell some occasionally to fund other purchases (mostly original comic art).
I have a group that I don't ever plan on selling, like UXM, Simonson Thor, Howard the Duck, Ennis Punisher, Miller DDs, Man-Thing, TOD 1-3, X-Statix, Squadron Supreme, New Teen Titans 1-2, Geoff Johns Flash 1-3 and Byrne FF.
01-01-2013, 01:05 PM
01-01-2013, 01:35 PM
Looks like a high quality collection! Nice pics!
Originally Posted by TomSlick
Ah, I didn't use the Basic Uploader. Good to know. Thanks!