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Old September 18 2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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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.
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Old September 18 2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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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.
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Old September 18 2013, 03:18 PM   #3
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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.
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Old September 18 2013, 03:19 PM   #4
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Absolutely. An awesome investment.
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Old September 18 2013, 03:31 PM   #5
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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.
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Old September 18 2013, 03:33 PM   #6
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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!)
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Old September 18 2013, 03:41 PM   #7
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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.
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Old September 18 2013, 04:31 PM   #8
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Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?

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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.
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Old September 18 2013, 04:51 PM   #9
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^That's about as recent as it gets.
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Old September 18 2013, 05:28 PM   #10
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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!
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Old September 18 2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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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!

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Old September 18 2013, 08:33 PM   #12
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Absolutely worth picking up, no question!
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Re: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD worth it?

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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.
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Old September 19 2013, 12:33 AM   #14
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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.
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Old September 20 2013, 04:01 AM   #15
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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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