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Availability of Absolute editions

muninnmuninn Registered User regular
edited October 2006 in Graphic Violence
Ok, so I am trying to hunt down a couple of older Absolute editions of my fave comics, but it seems like they are pretty scarce, driving the re-seller prices into the stratosphere.
My question is, are these editions intended as limited aditions, or can we expect reprints?

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  • jarednielsonjarednielson Registered User
    edited September 2006
    pretty sure they're meant as limited editions.
    try e-bay or amazon, but something tells me you already have.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2006
    Wait, which ones? I just moved to New York, and they have some pretty sweet shops here, and they have like every trade ever, including multiple copies of every Absolute I know about.

    http://www.midtowncomics.com/

    Maybe try them out. The most insidious thing about the place is that if you get an account there, you get $20 off for every $100 you spend. It's really horribly tempting.

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  • Romero ZombieRomero Zombie Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    For anyone interested, Amazon has a pretty sweet deal on the absolute books.

    I just picked this up

    http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Sandman-Vol-1/dp/1401210821/sr=8-1/qid=1160594585/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6901442-5596164?ie=UTF8

    I got Absolute Dark Knight and Absolute Sandman for $125, and they go for about $100 a piece in my local shop.

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  • animaleanimale Registered User
    edited October 2006
    Amazon sent me my copy of Absolute Sandman even though the street day ain't till 1 Nov so I'm a happy boy. It's a very pretty book.

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  • JordynJordyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    When is Absolute New Frontier supposed to come out?

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2006
    they better make an Aboslute Y: The Last Man when it's done

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User
    edited October 2006
    Jordyn wrote:
    When is Absolute New Frontier supposed to come out?

    DC has it set at November 9th..hopefully it wont get delayed.

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  • Adaemus1sfAdaemus1sf Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    The absolute editions do seem to be limited printings, though the Absolute Sandman package didn't advertise that way. I'd imagine if you're looking for Absolute Planetary, which is long out of print, you can wait until the series ends. I can't imagine they won't provide some deluxe Planetary edition to allow people to buy the whole series. What other Absolute editions are out of print? Planetary was the first I heard about.

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  • watchthesparkswatchthesparks Registered User
    edited October 2006
    it's impossible to find absolute authority vol 1.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    animale wrote:
    Amazon sent me my copy of Absolute Sandman even though the street day ain't till 1 Nov so I'm a happy boy. It's a very pretty book.

    !?

    Are they doing that for everyone, or was it a mistake?

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    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • OolongOolong Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    august wrote:
    animale wrote:
    Amazon sent me my copy of Absolute Sandman even though the street day ain't till 1 Nov so I'm a happy boy. It's a very pretty book.

    !?

    Are they doing that for everyone, or was it a mistake?

    I think the date got pushed up. My comic shop had three copies. I... didn't buy one. :cry:

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  • Adaemus1sfAdaemus1sf Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    august wrote:
    animale wrote:
    Amazon sent me my copy of Absolute Sandman even though the street day ain't till 1 Nov so I'm a happy boy. It's a very pretty book.

    !?

    Are they doing that for everyone, or was it a mistake?
    I got mine today.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited October 2006
    yeah, it came out today

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  • animaleanimale Registered User
    edited October 2006
    august wrote:
    animale wrote:
    Amazon sent me my copy of Absolute Sandman even though the street day ain't till 1 Nov so I'm a happy boy. It's a very pretty book.

    !?

    Are they doing that for everyone, or was it a mistake?
    I guess for most people who pre-ordered or something.

    As I said, very pretty.
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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Okay. Me buy.

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    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • GABBO GABBO GABBOGABBO GABBO GABBO Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'll probably pick up Absolute Sandman when I get paid.
    I've got Absolute League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Absolute Watchmen, & Absolute Planetary.
    I really want Absolute DKR. It's my favorite Batman story, and I cannot wait to read it at that size.

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  • CariblueCariblue Registered User
    edited October 2006
    If Darwyn Cooke does another signing at one of my local shops then I will get Absolute New Frontier when it comes out, if not I will get it later.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User
    edited October 2006
    animale wrote:
    august wrote:
    animale wrote:
    Amazon sent me my copy of Absolute Sandman even though the street day ain't till 1 Nov so I'm a happy boy. It's a very pretty book.

    !?

    Are they doing that for everyone, or was it a mistake?
    I guess for most people who pre-ordered or something.

    As I said, very pretty.
    img0748dy3.th.jpg

    Generally, I don't like trades or hardcovers, as I like to collect individual issues..but shit..that is sex in book form.

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  • yourspaceholidayyourspaceholiday Registered User
    edited October 2006
    It is a tome.

    It seems Sandman and New Frontier swapped release dates. I got my Sandman on Teusday.

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  • AngryAngry The glory I had witnessed was just a sleight of handRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    For anyone interested, Amazon has a pretty sweet deal on the absolute books.

    I just picked this up

    http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Sandman-Vol-1/dp/1401210821/sr=8-1/qid=1160594585/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6901442-5596164?ie=UTF8

    I got Absolute Dark Knight and Absolute Sandman for $125, and they go for about $100 a piece in my local shop.

    if you're just talking the price, but those buy together deals don't actually lower the price, it's just a gimmick to get you to buy more then one item.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Wait, there's an Absolute League of Extraordinary Gentlemen?

    ...It's out of print now, isn't it?

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  • yourspaceholidayyourspaceholiday Registered User
    edited October 2006
    There were two volumes, and, yea, both are out of print.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Angry wrote:
    For anyone interested, Amazon has a pretty sweet deal on the absolute books.

    I just picked this up

    http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Sandman-Vol-1/dp/1401210821/sr=8-1/qid=1160594585/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6901442-5596164?ie=UTF8

    I got Absolute Dark Knight and Absolute Sandman for $125, and they go for about $100 a piece in my local shop.

    if you're just talking the price, but those buy together deals don't actually lower the price, it's just a gimmick to get you to buy more then one item.

    I don't think it's the buy-together deal he's talking about; just the fact that the price of them on amazon is a heckuva lot lower than retail.

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  • OolongOolong Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    KalTorak wrote:
    Angry wrote:
    For anyone interested, Amazon has a pretty sweet deal on the absolute books.

    I just picked this up

    http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Sandman-Vol-1/dp/1401210821/sr=8-1/qid=1160594585/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6901442-5596164?ie=UTF8

    I got Absolute Dark Knight and Absolute Sandman for $125, and they go for about $100 a piece in my local shop.

    if you're just talking the price, but those buy together deals don't actually lower the price, it's just a gimmick to get you to buy more then one item.
    I don't think it's the buy-together deal he's talking about; just the fact that the price of them on amazon is a heckuva lot lower than retail.

    That, and $125 for both really does sound like a better deal than $62.50 for one, even if it isn't.

    Think of shipping if nothing else. :-)

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  • Toji SuzuharaToji Suzuhara Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Oolong wrote:
    KalTorak wrote:
    Angry wrote:
    For anyone interested, Amazon has a pretty sweet deal on the absolute books.

    I just picked this up

    http://www.amazon.com/Absolute-Sandman-Vol-1/dp/1401210821/sr=8-1/qid=1160594585/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6901442-5596164?ie=UTF8

    I got Absolute Dark Knight and Absolute Sandman for $125, and they go for about $100 a piece in my local shop.

    if you're just talking the price, but those buy together deals don't actually lower the price, it's just a gimmick to get you to buy more then one item.
    I don't think it's the buy-together deal he's talking about; just the fact that the price of them on amazon is a heckuva lot lower than retail.

    That, and $125 for both really does sound like a better deal than $62.50 for one, even if it isn't.

    Think of shipping if nothing else. :-)

    Shipping is free for orders over $25.

    *ed: What a terrible top of the page.

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  • muninnmuninn Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    So it seems like I can get Absolute Planetary for about 300 american dollars. Fuck that shit, I will just cross my fingers and hope it gets re-released when volume 2 comes out.
    As for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Vol. 1, it seems to be gone :(
    I will have sandman to tie me over (c'mon mailman, come to Beavis).

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  • hughtronhughtron __BANNED USERS
    edited October 2006
    What the world needs now is Absolute Seven Soldiers.

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  • Bad KarmaBad Karma Registered User
    edited October 2006
    hughtron wrote:
    What the world needs now is Absolute Seven Soldiers.

    Lets just try to get Seven Soldiers #1 on the 25th, then we'll cross the next bridge.

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