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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.
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.
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