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27th Aug '16 8:00:24 AM erforce
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* A lot of 1990s Marvel stuff remains uncollected, even with Marvel recently making headway in collecting it via their "Marvel Classics" line. The 1990s ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' series; ''Nightstalkers'' (which brought ComicBook/{{Blade}} back after fading away into comic limbo and resolved several major dangling plotlines from the 1970s ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' series); Thunderbolts, ''Generation X''; and ''X-Man'' has yet to be collected.

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* A lot of 1990s Marvel stuff remains uncollected, even with Marvel recently making headway in collecting it via their "Marvel Classics" line. The 1990s ''GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' series; ''Nightstalkers'' (which brought ComicBook/{{Blade}} back after fading away into comic limbo and resolved several major dangling plotlines from the 1970s ''Comicbook/TheTombOfDracula'' series); Thunderbolts, ''Generation X''; and ''X-Man'' has yet to be collected.



** The 2008 run of ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy was a good example of this. Due to the series suffering low sales at the time, compounded by the announcement of the movie, what copies DO exist have shot up in price.

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** The 2008 run of ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy ''ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' was a good example of this. Due to the series suffering low sales at the time, compounded by the announcement of [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy the movie, movie]], what copies DO exist have shot up in price.
26th Aug '16 11:28:54 AM rjung
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** The situation vis-a-vis Death's Head may have been resolved, as an old Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics story featuring Death's Head as an antagonist was reprinted by IDW.

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** Similarly, a complete collection of ''ComicBook/DeathsHead'' issues is very difficult, since many of his stories involve crossovers with ''Transformers'' and ''Dr. Who,'' and reprinting them would require straightening out the license rights. The situation vis-a-vis Death's Head may have been recently resolved, as an old Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics story featuring Death's Head as an antagonist was reprinted by IDW.
18th Aug '16 10:43:41 AM narm00
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* Creator/AlanMoore's Marvel Pastiche series ''[[ComicBook/NineteenSixtyThree 1963]]''. Also Alan Moore's few-but-canonically-significant ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics, because of Moore's strained relations with Marvel UK.

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* Creator/AlanMoore's Marvel Pastiche series ''[[ComicBook/NineteenSixtyThree 1963]]''. Also Alan Moore's few-but-canonically-significant ''Series/DoctorWho'' comics, comics for ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'', because of Moore's strained relations with Marvel UK.



* An infamous case is ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'', which has huge chunks of the series uncollected. Although original series writer Jamie Delano's work is finally in the process of being reissued in trade paperback (as of 2010 everything from Issue #1 through "The Family Man" is available), not one issue of Paul Jenkins's forty-issue run on the title has been collected, despite this including some of the series' pivotal events such as Constantine's [[spoiler:encounter with God, rescue of Astra from Hell, and creation of his own demon-self]].



* While DC has begun to make a serious effort to collect the Giffen/[=DeMatteis=]/[=McGuire=] [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLI/JLA]] run, fans still hold onto the first JLI TPB ("A New Beginning") and not the most recent printing, based off of the first edition hardcover re-release. The original TPB contains a lengthy introduction where Giffen discusses in graphic detail how he got the job writing the book, how the roster came about, the politics that determined that he could only use Batman and Martian Manhunter as far as founding Big Seven members, and the overall tone of the book. This fascinating look at the behind-the-scenes making of this beloved incarnation of the franchise was replaced with a one-page "intro" that is extremely brief and barely mentions the behind-the-scenes stuff except in a brief aside.

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* While DC has begun to make a serious effort to collect the Giffen/[=DeMatteis=]/[=McGuire=] [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica [[ComicBook/JusticeLeagueInternational JLI/JLA]] run, fans still hold onto the first JLI TPB ("A New Beginning") and not the most recent printing, based off of the first edition hardcover re-release. The original TPB contains a lengthy introduction where Giffen discusses in graphic detail how he got the job writing the book, how the roster came about, the politics that determined that he could only use Batman and Martian Manhunter as far as founding Big Seven members, and the overall tone of the book. This fascinating look at the behind-the-scenes making of this beloved incarnation of the franchise was replaced with a one-page "intro" that is extremely brief and barely mentions the behind-the-scenes stuff except in a brief aside.
30th Jul '16 5:50:15 AM ButterKing4Ever
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** While on the Subject of Nintendo, many of the old NintendoPower Comics count as this too. The only one to get a modern re release was TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast which got a Collected Edition by Viz Media in 2015. SuperMarioAdventures and StarFox on the other hand are lot more easer to find using unofficial internet scans, Especially since the Super Mario Adventures Graphic Novel sells in the hundreds on the internet these days.

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** While on the Subject of Nintendo, many of the old NintendoPower Comics count as this too. The only one ones to get a modern re release was TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast releases are ComicBook/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast and ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures which got a Collected have gotten New Edition Graphic Novels by Viz Media in 2015. SuperMarioAdventures and Creator/VizMedia. Others such as StarFox & Super Metroid on the other hand are lot more easer easier to find using off of unofficial internet scans, Especially since the Super Mario Adventures Graphic Novel sells in the hundreds on the internet these days.scans.
23rd Jul '16 4:18:01 PM nombretomado
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* For countries that still publish [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney Comics]], Brazil sometimes suffers from this despite publisher Editora Abril being prone to republish old stories instead of new, imported ones (as locally produced are sporadic ever since they closed their studio in 2001). Some comics are heavily sought, be old magazines or recent ones (as their distribution is sometimes cumbersome, and the online store doesn't warn when they'll stop selling certain comics), particularly collections such as ''The Complete Works of CarlBarks''.

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* For countries that still publish [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney Comics]], Brazil sometimes suffers from this despite publisher Editora Abril being prone to republish old stories instead of new, imported ones (as locally produced are sporadic ever since they closed their studio in 2001). Some comics are heavily sought, be old magazines or recent ones (as their distribution is sometimes cumbersome, and the online store doesn't warn when they'll stop selling certain comics), particularly collections such as ''The Complete Works of CarlBarks''.Creator/CarlBarks''.
30th Jun '16 7:17:34 PM nombretomado
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* Now that ''{{BIONICLE}}'' is officially over, it's getting harder to find the Papercutz reprints of the comic series, let alone the originals from LEGO Magazine or the Lunchables comics. Luckily, reproductions on the Internet are available with a bit of digging.

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* Now that ''{{BIONICLE}}'' is officially over, it's getting When ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' concluded, it got harder to find the Papercutz reprints of the comic series, let alone the originals from LEGO Magazine or the Lunchables comics. Luckily, reproductions on the Internet are available with a bit of digging.
22nd May '16 10:57:22 AM KoopaKid17
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* The earlier strips of ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' are falling into this. The GoComics website only goes back to 1996 so the only way to read any comics from before that year is to buy the first five treasuries. These books are becoming harder to find.

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* The earlier strips of ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' are falling into this. The GoComics [=GoComics=] website only goes back to 1996 so the only way to read any comics from before that year is to buy the first five treasuries. These books are becoming harder to find.
22nd May '16 10:56:53 AM KoopaKid17
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* The earlier strips of ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'' are falling into this. The GoComics website only goes back to 1996 so the only way to read any comics from before that year is to buy the first five treasuries. These books are becoming harder to find.
19th May '16 9:34:27 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' suffers this as well Marvel has done a lousy job collecting and keeping in print most of the character's defining storylines. While both Essential Spider-Man and Essential Spider-Man have now reached Roger Stern and Peter David's legendary runs (and the first third of David Micheline's legendary run on Amazing Spider-Man released as an omnibus), good luck if you are wanting to find most of Spidey's stuff like [=DeMatteis=] and Gerry Conway's Spectacular Spider-Man or Tom [=DeFalco's=] Amazing Spider-Man.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' suffers this as well Marvel has done a lousy job collecting and keeping in print most of the character's defining storylines. While both Essential Spider-Man and Essential Spider-Man have now reached Roger Stern and Peter David's legendary runs (and the first third of David Micheline's legendary run on Amazing Spider-Man released as an omnibus), good luck if you are wanting to find most of Spidey's stuff like [=DeMatteis=] and Gerry Conway's Spectacular Spider-Man or Tom [=DeFalco's=] Amazing Spider-Man.
28th Apr '16 5:43:41 PM Twentington
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** A 1986 book of original gags, ''The Unabridged Uncensored Unbelievable Garfield'', has been out of print for a very long time.
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