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« Reply #45 on: Apr 19th, 2011, 5:47pm »

Thanks for the hints Moose - the list is based on Nicks right now as I'm in the process of having a new bathroom fitted, so the TPB's are arriving and going straight into a nice safe cupboard away from dust and stuff - so I haven't actually officially put them in an order on the shelf as such. I'll have a good read through the Timeline PDF before I do that smiley

On another note, I read Night Cries last night. Brilliant book. smiley
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« Reply #46 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 02:50am »

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I notice the stories Batman and the Monster Men and Batman and the Mad Monk are missing from your list. I know Nick doesn't like them, but I actually think those stories are very good and totally worth reading. They happen very early, preferably right after Shaman on your list. Also, The Man Who Laughs should go right after Mad Monk because the ending of Man Monk happens immediately before the beginning of Man Who Laughs.


They are currently missing because I really don't like the sound of the story in either of them to be honest. If I manage to find a copy somewhere that I can read a little of, and I decide I like them then I'll bite, but I don't want to pay for them online for the sake of owning them really.

I *do* appreciate all the input, opinions and advice though. All of you guys have been great smiley
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« Reply #47 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 05:03am »

Mad Monk and Monster Men are brilliant. I love them. If they hadn't come out at the same time as Miller & Lee's All Star crapfest, they would have gotten much more press and love.
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« Reply #48 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 12:18pm »

So you got me thinking. Also, searching. Also, thinking some more.

After a good chunk of more reading (trying very hard not to completely spoil everything for myself) I've backtracked.

Monster Men and Mad Monk are on the list. smiley

Mostly because I think I will like the way they will lead into not only Man Who Laughs, but also Prey.

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« Reply #49 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 3:26pm »

on Apr 20th, 2011, 12:18pm, SeraphTC wrote:
Mostly because I think I will like the way they will lead into not only Man Who Laughs, but also Prey.



It's also a very good follow up (not exactly a continuation, but close) to Year One. And as was mentioned in another thread, the last page shows Batman winging over a Haly's Circus billboard cheesy
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« Reply #50 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 3:46pm »

hah! Nice segueway that - I like it smiley
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« Reply #51 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 4:58pm »

I just managed to bag myself a deal on a collection of 'Cataclysm' and 'No man's land 1-5'.

Am I correct in saying that the 'No Man's Land #0: Ground Zero' one shot is actually included in 'No Man's Land 5'?

Where does 'No Man's Land: No Law and a New Order' fit in? is it worth bothering with?

I know I've actually got a fair bit of time to fill in between Knightsend and this lot - but I managed to get the whole collection for an average of about 9.43 per issue (which seemed pretty good to me - I've had issues finding most of them in stock, and Parts 3 and 4 seem to sell for around 30+ at the moment!)
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« Reply #52 on: Apr 20th, 2011, 7:26pm »

on Apr 20th, 2011, 4:58pm, SeraphTC wrote:
Am I correct in saying that the 'No Man's Land #0: Ground Zero' one shot is actually included in 'No Man's Land 5'?


Yes, and there's a reason for it. You'll see when you read it.

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Where does 'No Man's Land: No Law and a New Order' fit in? is it worth bothering with?

It's actually collected in volume 1. The initial issues sold out before the trade was ready, so they reprinted those (3 I think) issues early.
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« Reply #53 on: Apr 21st, 2011, 02:27am »

ah awesome. Thanks snipe!
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« Reply #54 on: Apr 21st, 2011, 05:29am »

So the guy who sold me 'Prey' let me down - he doesn't actually have it in stock.

Balls.

Best add that to the list of hard to find expensive TPB's that I need then.

Prey
Venom
Nightwing: Year One
Batman: Prodigal
Batman: Legacy
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« Reply #55 on: Apr 21st, 2011, 4:15pm »

Ok....So the price differential between the 'Prey', 'Venom', and 'Nightwing: Year One' TPB's (130) and the Original comics (50) was just to big to ignore, so I've put in orders for the originals.

Fingers crossed....

Are the 'Faith' and 'Hothouse' story arcs worth worrying about? Anything particularly good or continuity relevant in there?
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« Reply #56 on: Apr 21st, 2011, 5:37pm »

I've managed to locate a copy of 'Batman Chronicles #5' (the series, not the newer collection with the same name) which I believe contains 'Oracle: Year One' - so I guess that will go in straight after 'The Killing Joke'?
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« Reply #57 on: Apr 21st, 2011, 8:26pm »

on Apr 21st, 2011, 5:37pm, SeraphTC wrote:
I've managed to locate a copy of 'Batman Chronicles #5' (the series, not the newer collection with the same name) which I believe contains 'Oracle: Year One' - so I guess that will go in straight after 'The Killing Joke'?


Not so much. IIRC, it's set when it was published and it is flashbacks. She didn't immediately become Oracle after being shot.
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« Reply #58 on: Apr 21st, 2011, 9:39pm »

on Apr 21st, 2011, 8:26pm, snipe wrote:
Not so much. IIRC, it's set when it was published and it is flashbacks. She didn't immediately become Oracle after being shot.


I wouldn't say it's set when it was published. Barbara narrates the story and at the end she says "A little over a year has passed since my old life ended", and that is just at the end. The bulk of the story takes place shortly after the incident. Besides, it was published in 1996, and The Killing Joke was in 1988, so I think that would have been more than a little over a year, even in comic book time. So then one has to estimate when exactly is a year after Killing Joke, which could be difficult to determine. I just keep it immediately after Killing Joke. Like I said, most of it seems to take place right after Killing Joke and within the following few months. It features some scenes of Barbara in the hospital right after the incident and I think it does a nice job of putting the spotlight on Barbara's tragedy, which Killing Joke fails to do as it puts all the emphasis on the conflict between Joker and Batman. For that reason, I think this is good to read right after Killing Joke as a way to fully digest what has just happened to Barbara.
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« Reply #59 on: Apr 25th, 2011, 6:03pm »

Well...that's another one out the window.

'Batgirl Year One' wasn't in stock. You'd think there should be some kind of agreement between ebay and it's sellers, that when you place an item for sale on ebay you *make sure you actually HAVE a copy of the item*.....

What's worse, there was no contact from the seller until I chased (after 10 days) to find out if the book had been posted. I recieved a refund and 'sorry, thought I issued this when it became clear the item was not in stock'.

Yeah. I bet.

Anywho....

I've ordered another copy - so assuming that arrives then I guess it worked out Ok.
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