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30th May '17 4:08:24 AM narm00
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** As of 2017 all of the mentioned comics (yes, all of them) are available on ComiXology. You're still out of luck if you want a physical copy, though.

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** As of 2017 all of the mentioned comics (yes, all of them) are available on ComiXology.[=ComiXology=]. You're still out of luck if you want a physical copy, though.



** 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 may have been recently 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. ''Doctor Who,'' and reprinting them would require straightening out the license rights. The situation may have been recently resolved, as an old Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics story featuring Death's Head as an antagonist was reprinted by IDW.



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



** A possible reason for no reprints of ''ComicBook/WhatThe'' is that it often took (affectionate) jabs at then-current writers, artists, and other Marvel staffers. Since many of these people no longer work for Marvel, it would likely confuse some readers, and look like theyre taking shots at their former employees.

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** A possible reason for no reprints of ''ComicBook/WhatThe'' is that it often took (affectionate) jabs at then-current writers, artists, and other Marvel staffers. Since many of these people no longer work for Marvel, it would likely confuse some readers, and look like theyre they're taking shots at their former employees.



** A handfull of GoldenAge ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' stories can be found in the three ComicBook/SevenSoldiers of Victory archives, since he was a part of that team.

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** A handfull handful of GoldenAge ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'' stories can be found in the three ComicBook/SevenSoldiers of Victory archives, since he was a part of that team.



** The pre-1996 ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strips are being very slowly reprinted by Panini in [=TPBs=], but given the [=TPBs=]' marketing focus on single Doctors, it's unclear if they'll ever reprint the short run of multi-Doctor strips that followed the strip's break with the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' Seventh Doctor continuity and led into the Eighth Doctor comics.

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** The pre-1996 ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' comic strips are being very slowly reprinted by Panini in [=TPBs=], but given the [=TPBs=]' marketing focus on single Doctors, it's unclear if they'll ever reprint the short run of multi-Doctor strips that followed the strip's break with the between their ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' Seventh Doctor continuity strips and led into the their Eighth Doctor comics. comics, a run best known for breaking with ''New Adventures'' continuity in the story "Ground Zero".



* ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' is mostly averting this trope, there are exceptions:

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* While ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' is mostly averting averts this trope, there are exceptions:



** Issue #50 hasn't seen a reprint, as all collections perfer to reprint the extended version seen in ''Super Sonic Special'' #6.

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** Issue #50 hasn't seen a reprint, as all collections perfer prefer to reprint the extended version seen in ''Super Sonic Special'' #6.



** 10 issues of ''Knuckles the Echidna'' (#22-#28, #30-#32) are suspects. While the final two Knuckles Archives were announced and even had cover art released, they seem to be in limbo for unknown reasons. Amazon de-listed Volume 5 for pre-order in early 2015. They also aren't available on the Sonic app. Issue #29 made it into ''Sonic Select Book 7''. It was most likely due to the lawsuit with Ken Penders as, in the height of the lawsuit, Penders actually contacted distributors and slapped C&D notices on, at the very least, Volume 4 of the Archives
** The ''ComicBook/SonicX'' comic that Archie published hasn't seen a trade reprint, and Ian Flynn has confirmed that Creator/{{SEGA}} doesn't want it republished. This is likely due to legal matters, as the rights to ''Sonic X'' are a bit of a mess. This ends up affected the final issue of the series, as it is a crossover with the main comic when that universe's Shadow and Metal Sonic drop into that universe briefly before disappearing and heading to Blaze's universe.
* Anything to do with Valiant Comics is a bit of a tangled mess- when Valiant went under, they sold off all their properties to video game company Acclaim. When Acclaim folded, the comic rights were sold to a new company- however, some of the Valiant books were based on old Gold Key Comics characters, and those rights reverted to Gold Key- not to mention that the Acclaim video games went to another rights holder which further strained things dealing with the tie-in comics. When Jim Shooter finally purchased back the properties he'd originally started, rather than mess with attempted reprints that may not even be legally possible(coupled with a lot of backlash at the franchises, as his original plans did not mesh with what the later owners of Valiant did with the titles), he merely rebooted the Valiant universe.

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** 10 issues of ''Knuckles the Echidna'' (#22-#28, #30-#32) are suspects. While the final two Knuckles Archives were announced and even had cover art released, they seem to be in limbo for unknown reasons. Amazon de-listed Volume 5 for pre-order in early 2015. They also aren't available on the Sonic app. Issue #29 made it into ''Sonic Select Book 7''. It was most likely due to the lawsuit with Ken Penders as, in the height of the lawsuit, Penders actually contacted distributors and slapped C&D notices on, at the very least, Volume 4 of the Archives
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** The ''ComicBook/SonicX'' comic that Archie published hasn't seen a trade reprint, and Ian Flynn has confirmed that Creator/{{SEGA}} doesn't want it republished. This is likely due to legal matters, as the rights to ''Sonic X'' are a bit of a mess. This ends up affected affecting the final issue of the series, as it is a crossover with the main comic when that universe's Shadow and Metal Sonic drop into that universe briefly before disappearing and heading to Blaze's universe.
* Anything to do with Valiant Comics is a bit of a tangled mess- mess - when Valiant went under, they sold off all their properties to video game company Acclaim. When Acclaim folded, the comic rights were sold to a new company- company - however, some of the Valiant books were based on old Gold Key Comics characters, and those rights reverted to Gold Key- Key, not to mention that the Acclaim video games went to another rights holder which further strained things dealing with the tie-in comics. When Jim Shooter finally purchased back the properties he'd originally started, rather than mess with attempted reprints that may not even be legally possible(coupled with a lot of backlash at the franchises, as his original plans did not mesh with what the later owners of Valiant did with the titles), he merely rebooted the Valiant universe.
26th May '17 12:39:57 PM mariofan1000
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* ComicBook/NintendoComicsSystem has yet to receive a reprint, though it's highly possible due to a combination of OldShame and TooSoon (two storylines in the ''Game Boy'' comics series dealt with both the World Trade Center and the space shuttle ''Columbia''.)

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* ComicBook/NintendoComicsSystem has yet to receive a reprint, though it's highly possible probably due to a combination of OldShame and TooSoon (two storylines in the ''Game Boy'' comics series dealt with both the World Trade Center and the space shuttle ''Columbia''.)




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* ''ComicBook/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' has ran into this twice. Surfin' The Highway, a compilation of all the comics up to that point, was printed in 1995 and went out of print. For years, second-hand copies were going for a substantial amount of money. Then, in 2008, following the success of Telltale's VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice games, the company re-released a greatly expanded version. Then ''that'' went out of print, and and as of this writing neither version is easily obtainable.
26th Feb '17 7:56:53 PM kensu
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** As of 2017 all of the mentioned comics (yes, all of them) are available on ComiXology. You're still out of luck if you want a physical copy, though.
17th Jan '17 11:18:07 PM narm00
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** David's ''Supergirl'' run eventually started seeing release in 2016.



** 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 lot more easier to find off of unofficial internet scans.
* In general, the vast bulk of [[GoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age comics]] have simply never been reprinted in any form. Want to read stuff like the various 1940s Comicbook/Shazam series, the first appearance of Comicbook/VandalSavage, or pretty much ''anything'' that isn't selected Superman, Batman, or Captain America stories? Your best bet is torrent sites with image files often shot from ''university microfilm'' collections.

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** While on the Subject subject of Nintendo, many of the old Magazine/NintendoPower Comics comics count as this too. The only ones to get modern re releases re-releases are ComicBook/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast and ComicBook/SuperMarioAdventures which have gotten New Edition Graphic Novels 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.
* In general, the vast bulk of [[GoldenAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age comics]] have simply never been reprinted in any form. Want to read stuff like the various 1940s Comicbook/Shazam Comicbook/{{Shazam}} series, the first appearance of Comicbook/VandalSavage, or pretty much ''anything'' that isn't selected Superman, Batman, or Captain America stories? Your best bet is torrent sites with image files often shot from ''university microfilm'' collections.
12th Jan '17 8:27:36 PM SamMax
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* ''The Lost Ones'', a comic book by former [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Sonic]] writer Ken Penders, only saw one issue printed, and it sold very poorly. As a result, even if you use the internet to help you, you're ''very'' unlikely to find it. The closest it got to a rerelease was being put up on Ken Penders' website, and even then, it's only the first few pages.

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* ''The Lost Ones'', a comic book by former [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Sonic]] writer Ken Penders, only saw one issue printed, and it sold very poorly. As a result, even if you use the internet to help you, you're ''very'' unlikely to find it. The closest it got to a rerelease was being put up on Ken Penders' website, and even then, it's only the first few pages. That said, it has such a poor reputation that, like ''Ricky 1'', in the off chance you ''do'' find a copy, it won't cost very much to buy.
7th Jan '17 3:19:02 AM Morgenthaler
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** While on the Subject of Nintendo, many of the old 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 lot more easier to find off of unofficial internet scans.

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** While on the Subject of Nintendo, many of the old NintendoPower 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 lot more easier to find off of unofficial internet scans.
1st Jan '17 5:42:07 AM Ace1225
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*** DC has since not only reprinted Contagion and Cataclysm, it is also getting ready to release Legacy again as well, along with Knightfall in a new Omnibus format, which might, hopefully, finally see the entire event collected properly.
31st Dec '16 9:57:26 AM Ace1225
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*** Finally seems that DC has taken notice of this, as a new release of the Young Justice series was recently announced. This may have something to do with the announced renewal of the television show as well.
17th Nov '16 7:55:39 PM Twentington
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** Speaking of Jim Davis' work, ''Garfield: His 9 Lives'' 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.
** A 1986 book of original gags, ''The Unabridged Uncensored Unbelievable Garfield'', has been out of print for a very long time.
** Also, the 2000 - 2003 comic based on ''Mr. Potato Head'' that Davis worked on. There's only been one printed collection.

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** Speaking of Jim Davis' work, ''Garfield: His 9 Lives'' ''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.
** A 1986 book of original ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' gags, ''The Unabridged Uncensored Unbelievable Garfield'', has been out of print for a very long time.
** Also, the 2000 - 2003 2000-2003 comic based on ''Mr. Potato Head'' that Davis worked on.on with longtime assistant Brett Koth. There's only been one printed collection.



* 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}}'' ''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.
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.
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