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Sky September 18 2013 02:36 PM

The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
I remember loving the DC comics Trek stuff in the late 80's and I've long wanted to read all the TOS comics that exist. There's this DVD collection available on Amazon, but it includes the other series as well, is a DVD-ROM so perhaps in a clumsy reading format, and the shop selling it via Amazon US does not exactly ship to where I'm at. So I'm wondering - should I make the effort to get it?

Or are there handy ways to get all the TOS era comics in their original printed format? I haven't seem then as ebooks or anything.

BillJ September 18 2013 03:12 PM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
Hell Yes. Some of the best money I've ever spent.

The comics are in PDF files with no DRM. Pretty easy to read on my PC and tablet.

Sky September 18 2013 03:18 PM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
Oh they're PDF's? That's excellent. I was afraid they were embedded in some win / mac software. PDF's I can read on my tablet instead of the computer.

ryan123450 September 18 2013 03:19 PM

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Absolutely. An awesome investment.

King Daniel Into Darkness September 18 2013 03:31 PM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
Absolutely worth it!! One of the most worthwhile Trek purchases of all, I'd say.

Although "complete" is a bit of a stretch. There are none of the old UK comic strips (very similar in style to Gold Key's Trek) or the L.A. Times comic strip. Both of which were available online (legally!) when I got my DVD but I think have since been taken down.

King Daniel Into Darkness September 18 2013 03:33 PM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
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Sky wrote: (Post 8661634)
I remember loving the DC comics Trek stuff in the late 80's and I've long wanted to read all the TOS comics that exist. There's this DVD collection available on Amazon, but it includes the other series as well, is a DVD-ROM so perhaps in a clumsy reading format, and the shop selling it via Amazon US does not exactly ship to where I'm at.

I'm in the UK, and was able to get it via an Amazon Marketplace seller on the US Amazon site (thanks to advice from the good people here!)

Christopher September 18 2013 03:41 PM

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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 8661835)
Although "complete" is a bit of a stretch. There are none of the old UK comic strips (very similar in style to Gold Key's Trek) or the L.A. Times comic strip. Both of which were available online (legally!) when I got my DVD but I think have since been taken down.

Well, it is called The Complete Comic Book Collection, not The Complete Comics Collection.

Although the DVD is missing a few things, specifically the Marvel Trek/X-Men crossovers (which I assume they couldn't get the rights for) and the Klingon-language edition of Starfleet Academy #17 (which is listed in the contents but not actually on the DVD as far as i can find). And of course it doesn't have any of the IDW or TokyoPop comics. But aside from those, I think it has everything up through 2001.

The LA Times strip has recently been released in book form in 2 volumes.

Mysterion September 18 2013 04:31 PM

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Christopher wrote: (Post 8661892)
The LA Times strip has recently been released in book form in 2 volumes.

The second volume is actually due out today, as a matter of fact.

Christopher September 18 2013 04:51 PM

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^That's about as recent as it gets. ;)

8of5 September 18 2013 05:28 PM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
I think it's probably just about the best Star Trek product ever released, and incredible value. You've got months of Star Trek reading there for the price of a single (higher end) book!

bfollowell September 18 2013 06:02 PM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
Ditto to everything everyone above me said. It's an excellent collection. Now that I have a 9" tablet, I'll have to actually start reading them!

- Byron

Garrovick September 18 2013 08:33 PM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
Absolutely worth picking up, no question!

Therin of Andor September 18 2013 11:08 PM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 8661835)
the L.A. Times comic strip. Both of which were available online (legally!) when I got my DVD but I think have since been taken down.

IIRC, the strips were taken down when the book deal was actually secured. (And some of the poorer-reproduction strips were able to be replaced by better ones for the books.) And Rich Handley has provided source material, research and the introductions for the books.

JD September 19 2013 12:33 AM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
Definitely get it. It's probably one of my favorite Trek purchases I've ever made. The quality of the comics is good, and it's gotta be cheaper and easier than trying to track down physical versions of a lot of the old comics. I think there is probably some stuff on here that's never been collected before.

CaptPapa September 20 2013 04:01 AM

Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?
 
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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 8663704)
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 8661835)
the L.A. Times comic strip. Both of which were available online (legally!) when I got my DVD but I think have since been taken down.

IIRC, the strips were taken down when the book deal was actually secured. (And some of the poorer-reproduction strips were able to be replaced by better ones for the books.) And Rich Handley has provided source material, research and the introductions for the books.

I got the complete US and UK strips from him on CD years ago. He put in an incredible amount of work putting them together, and I was very happy to be able to get them - a fantastic value too.


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