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15th Apr '18 8:21:34 PM StrixObscuro
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** For that matter, licensed comics in general. Unless it was based off of an incredibly succesful franchise (ie,Transformers, MastersOfTheUniverse, etc), chances of reprints are slim, and if it was based off a franchised aimed at younger audiences with little to no PeripheryDemographic (ie, most of the licensed Star Comics line from the 80s such as StrawberryShortcake or TheGetAlongGang), you can forget about seeing those outside of finding back issues.

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** For that matter, licensed comics in general. Unless it was based off of an incredibly succesful successful franchise (ie,Transformers, MastersOfTheUniverse, (i.e. Transformers, WesternAnimation/MastersOfTheUniverse, etc), chances of reprints are slim, and if it was based off a franchised aimed at younger audiences with little to no PeripheryDemographic (ie, (i.e. most of the licensed Star Comics line from the 80s 80's such as StrawberryShortcake WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake or TheGetAlongGang), WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang), you can forget about seeing those outside of finding back issues.issues.
* Pretty much all of Eros Comix's output has fallen prey to this trope since Fantagraphics closed the imprint down. This includes ''ComicBook/{{Ironwood}}'' (one of Creator/BillWillingham's earliest series), ''Birdland'' (by ''ComicBook/LoveAndRockets'' co-creator Gilbert Hernandez) and some of the erotic works of Gray Morrow and Wallace Wood.
* Because of the way that AC Comics binds each issue, back issues of ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}'' are very hard to reprint, and consequently, your best bet of acquiring them is to buy them secondhand, which can get very pricey.
7th Mar '18 8:04:59 PM igordebraga
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* Marvel's early comics, back when they didn't even have that name (they started as Timely) and some of whom lasted until their transition to superhero-only in the 1960s, are heavily neglected, even if characters such as Comicbook/PatsyWalker and Comicbook/MillieTheModel made their transition into the mainstream universe. The fact that [[http://marvel.com/comics/issue/19035/millie_the_model_1945_100 one issue]] of Millie's title is available on the digital service Marvel Unlimited is nothing short of a miracle.



* 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 they 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 Creator/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 they 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), cumbersome), particularly collections such as ''The Complete Works of Creator/CarlBarks''.



** Speaking of Jim Davis' work, ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives'' has also been out of print for several years and the Garfield website barely acknowledges the book's existence, if at all. What's really weird though is that if you search in the site's store you can actually find the animated special version of Garfield: His 9 Lives still in print.

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** Speaking of Jim Davis' work, ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives'' has also been out of print for several years and the Garfield website barely acknowledges the book's existence, if at all. What's really weird though is that if you search in the site's store you can actually find the animated special version of Garfield: ''Garfield: His 9 Lives Lives'' still in print.
26th Jan '18 8:42:31 PM J79
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** For that matter, licensed comics in general. Unless it was based off of an incredibly succesful franchise (ie,Transformers, MastersOfTheUniverse, etc), chances of reprints are slim, and if it was based off a franchised aimed at younger audiences with little to no PeripheryDemographic (ie, most of the licensed Star Comics line from the 80s such as StrawberryShortcake or TheGetAlongGang), you can forget about seeing those outside of finding back issues.
31st Dec '17 3:29:23 AM jormis29
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* DC has its own 1990s stuff that has yet to be collected, be it obscure cult favorites (''Major Bummer''; ''Darkstars''; ''Young Heroes In Love'') to major books that are a no-brainer for collecting (the 1990s ''Robin'' series; the Kyle Rayner ''Green Lantern'' run of Ron Marz; ''L.E.G.I.O.N.''; Mark Waid's ''Flash'' run; Peter David's ''Aquaman'', ''Supergirl'' and ''Young Justice'' runs). While DC has released "Best Of" volumes of the early Rayner ''Green Lantern'' stories, their attempt to do a comprehensive collecting of Kyle's ''Green Lantern'' run failed to sell enough to justify further volumes. And the ''Robin'' thing is even more insulting, given that ''Nightwing'' and ''Birds of Prey'' (other Batman spin-offs) have received numerous [=TPBs=] over the years collecting the bulk of those two series.

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* DC has its own 1990s stuff that has yet to be collected, be it obscure cult favorites (''Major Bummer''; (''ComicBook/MajorBummer'; ''Darkstars''; ''Young Heroes In Love'') to major books that are a no-brainer for collecting (the 1990s ''Robin'' series; the Kyle Rayner ''Green Lantern'' run of Ron Marz; ''L.E.G.I.O.N.''; Mark Waid's ''Flash'' run; Peter David's ''Aquaman'', ''Supergirl'' and ''Young Justice'' runs). While DC has released "Best Of" volumes of the early Rayner ''Green Lantern'' stories, their attempt to do a comprehensive collecting of Kyle's ''Green Lantern'' run failed to sell enough to justify further volumes. And the ''Robin'' thing is even more insulting, given that ''Nightwing'' and ''Birds of Prey'' (other Batman spin-offs) have received numerous [=TPBs=] over the years collecting the bulk of those two series.
26th Nov '17 9:02:55 AM narm00
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** A less ambiguous example is the 1960s and 1970s ''TV Comics'' ''Doctor Who'' comic strips, which are unlikely ever to be reprinted because of their sometimes-dubious quality and the effort involved in reformatting them for TPB publication.

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** A less ambiguous example is the 1960s and 1970s ''TV Comics'' Comic / Countdown'' ''Doctor Who'' comic strips, which are unlikely ever to be reprinted in TPB form because of their sometimes-dubious quality and the effort involved in reformatting them for TPB publication.



** With Archie having lost the Sonic comic license outright and being handed to IDW, it's safe to assume that ''their entire run'' will be in the limbo for the time being. It is unknown when, or even ''if'' it will get any reprints.

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** With Archie having lost the Sonic comic license outright and being handed to IDW, it's safe to assume that ''their entire run'' will be in the limbo for the time being. It is unknown when, or even ''if'' ''if'', it will get any reprints.
24th Nov '17 9:48:39 AM KoopaKid17
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* The earlier strips of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' are falling into this. The [=GoComics=] website only goes back to March 11, 1996 (the strip began in April 1988), 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=] website only goes back to March 11, 1996 (the strip began in April 1988), so the only way to read any comics from before that year date is to buy the first five treasuries. These books are becoming harder to find.
18th Nov '17 1:29:49 AM Xtifr
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* ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' suffered this for years with several major issues (the last four issues of Len Wein's original run on the title, the first Alan Moore ''Swamp Thing'' story) uncollected until most recently as DC began re-releasing the [=TPBs=] in hardcover. Still, stuff like Nancy Collins' back-to-basics run and Grant Morrison and Mark Millar's controversial runs on the title remain uncollected, as does the Marty Pasko run (''Saga of the Swamp Thing'' #1-19), the last 4-5 issues of which are crucial for setting up the bulk of Alan Moore's plotlines in the book.

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* ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' suffered this for years with several major issues (the last four issues of Len Wein's original run on the title, the first Alan Moore ''Swamp Thing'' story) uncollected until most recently as DC began re-releasing the [=TPBs=] in hardcover. Still, stuff like Nancy Collins' Creator/NancyACollins' back-to-basics run and Grant Morrison and Mark Millar's controversial runs on the title remain uncollected, as does the Marty Pasko run (''Saga of the Swamp Thing'' #1-19), the last 4-5 issues of which are crucial for setting up the bulk of Alan Moore's plotlines in the book.
16th Nov '17 1:49:24 AM Cryoclaste
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** While on the subject of Nintendo, many of the old Magazine/NintendoPower comics count as this too. The only ones to get modern re-releases are ComicBook/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast and ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures which have gotten new edition graphic novels by Creator/VizMedia. Others such as StarFox & Super Metroid on the other hand are a lot more easier to find off of unofficial internet scans.

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** While on the subject of Nintendo, many of the old Magazine/NintendoPower comics count as this too. The only ones to get modern re-releases are ComicBook/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast and ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures which have gotten new edition graphic novels by Creator/VizMedia. Others such as StarFox ComicStrip/StarFox & Super Metroid on the other hand are a lot more easier to find off of unofficial internet scans.
16th Nov '17 1:49:24 AM Cryoclaste
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24th Oct '17 2:08:28 PM Mario1995
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* Marvel's comic book series based off ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'', due to Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} owning the rights to the ''Ren and Stimpy'' property and Creator/{{Disney}} owning Marvel.




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* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' comic books from Marvel UK are one of the rarest comic books one can find, as not only have they been out of print for decades, but the [[ScrewedByTheLawyers complicated legal problems]][[note]]''Tiny Toon Adventures'' is owned by Creator/WarnerBrothers, parent of Marvel competitor Creator/DCComics, while the comics are property of Marvel, owned by Time Warner competitor Creator/{{Disney}}[[/note]] are actively keeping the comics from getting reprinted. This is not the case with the US ''Tiny Toons'' magazines, though, as DC owned the US license the whole time, but DC hasn't bothered reprinting those, either.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' comic books from Marvel UK are one of the rarest comic books one can find, as not only have they been out of print for decades, but the [[ScrewedByTheLawyers complicated legal problems]][[note]]''Tiny Toon Adventures'' is owned by Creator/WarnerBrothers, parent of Marvel competitor Creator/DCComics, while the comics are property of Marvel, owned by Time Warner competitor Creator/{{Disney}}[[/note]] are actively keeping the comics from getting reprinted. This is not the case with the US ''Tiny Toons'' magazines, though, as DC owned the US license the whole time, but DC hasn't bothered reprinting those, either.
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