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 Posted: Fri Jan 29th, 2021 12:37 am
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Spider-Man marvel epic collection vol 8



Let me know how that Epic book is.  I'm looking to add to my collection.
Almost a year ago tonight (Jan 29, 2020 (just happened to look at receipt I saved in one of the books)) I took a drive to an Ollie's about an hour away, and they had about a dozen different Marvel Star Wars Epic collections, among other books.  I've spent the last year going through that pile, and I'm down to just a couple of things left.  The Star Wars ones I picked up generally are the old Dark Horse stories, but it also included a volume of the original Marvel Star Wars series.
All that said, I love the way the books are put together and wouldn't mind diving into some of the core characters in the Marvel Universe.  No idea where to start though.


I apologize it’s volume 18; this was my first time reading a Spider-Man comic and I found it enjoyable. In some of the cross over stuff I’ve seen him in previously he was a little goofy but in this collection he was always missing his wife and wondering about her. At the start of the collection he was wearing the black suit aka venom suit and then had a run in with venom and switched back. The issues are all rather fast paced that mostly wrap up in an issue or 2 with some elements carrying over the entire collection.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 29th, 2021 01:49 am
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Franchise wrote: Blazer wrote: Franchise wrote:
Spider-Man marvel epic collection vol 8



Let me know how that Epic book is.  I'm looking to add to my collection.
Almost a year ago tonight (Jan 29, 2020 (just happened to look at receipt I saved in one of the books)) I took a drive to an Ollie's about an hour away, and they had about a dozen different Marvel Star Wars Epic collections, among other books.  I've spent the last year going through that pile, and I'm down to just a couple of things left.  The Star Wars ones I picked up generally are the old Dark Horse stories, but it also included a volume of the original Marvel Star Wars series.
All that said, I love the way the books are put together and wouldn't mind diving into some of the core characters in the Marvel Universe.  No idea where to start though.


I apologize it’s volume 18; this was my first time reading a Spider-Man comic and I found it enjoyable. In some of the cross over stuff I’ve seen him in previously he was a little goofy but in this collection he was always missing his wife and wondering about her. At the start of the collection he was wearing the black suit aka venom suit and then had a run in with venom and switched back. The issues are all rather fast paced that mostly wrap up in an issue or 2 with some elements carrying over the entire collection.
Good thing you found the trade paper back. The issues featured would have run you over 1500.00



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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2021 06:07 pm
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Benlen wrote: Franchise wrote: Blazer wrote: Franchise wrote:
Spider-Man marvel epic collection vol 8



Let me know how that Epic book is.  I'm looking to add to my collection.
Almost a year ago tonight (Jan 29, 2020 (just happened to look at receipt I saved in one of the books)) I took a drive to an Ollie's about an hour away, and they had about a dozen different Marvel Star Wars Epic collections, among other books.  I've spent the last year going through that pile, and I'm down to just a couple of things left.  The Star Wars ones I picked up generally are the old Dark Horse stories, but it also included a volume of the original Marvel Star Wars series.
All that said, I love the way the books are put together and wouldn't mind diving into some of the core characters in the Marvel Universe.  No idea where to start though.


I apologize it’s volume 18; this was my first time reading a Spider-Man comic and I found it enjoyable. In some of the cross over stuff I’ve seen him in previously he was a little goofy but in this collection he was always missing his wife and wondering about her. At the start of the collection he was wearing the black suit aka venom suit and then had a run in with venom and switched back. The issues are all rather fast paced that mostly wrap up in an issue or 2 with some elements carrying over the entire collection.
Good thing you found the trade paper back. The issues featured would have run you over 1500.00


I really like the epic collections they pull everything together even if it’s a partial issue outside of the featured subject and put it in order. I have no interest in collecting for value I just want to be entertained so these have been excellent. I’m hoping they release more of the 2 n 1’s and team ups; the super Villain team up with Namor and Doom was a fun read and the series of thing team ups (cry monster) was cool as well. 



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Yeah, in general, having these collected editions to read the arcs in chronological order is nice, and it’s also handy to be able to put it on a bookshelf when you’re done. I had a couple of the “Essential Collection” books from the early 2000s, but those were hard to enjoy (black and white, bad paper stock). I just like reading the stories and don’t care about investing in original issues so much.



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Blazer wrote: Yeah, in general, having these collected editions to read the arcs in chronological order is nice, and it’s also handy to be able to put it on a bookshelf when you’re done. I had a couple of the “Essential Collection” books from the early 2000s, but those were hard to enjoy (black and white, bad paper stock). I just like reading the stories and don’t care about investing in original issues so much.

The thing about those is they were as cheap as borscht.  I have most of the ones Marvel put out, outside of the Handbooks and some more minor titles, and a good number of the ones DC put out as Showcase Presents.  I was going to try to get all of them as really they are the best way to get stories you'd never get otherwise.

At the height of when they were being published I think I was paying $20 a piece and if I saw them anywhere I just bought them. If friends were going to the States, Fargo or Minneapolis basically for a weekend I'd give them a list of what I had and just tell them to get whatever they saw.  

There was a comic book store later on that was selling them for $10 so I'd buy a whack there as well. 

Definitely low quality but I really just wanted the stories, and really in the early days some of the poor quality was more related to the stories themselves rather than the quality of the paper they were written on.  The stories were kind of hokey and not really well written in the early days of some of the titles.
There was also some censorship and missing pages in a few of the first editions they put out which was corrected in the second and in some cases third editions they put out.Covers changed too, something like how the covers change every time Stephen King puts out a new edition of one of his titles he wrote 30 or 40 years ago.  



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 Posted: Wed Feb 10th, 2021 04:43 am
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Angelic Assassin wrote: Blazer wrote: Yeah, in general, having these collected editions to read the arcs in chronological order is nice, and it’s also handy to be able to put it on a bookshelf when you’re done. I had a couple of the “Essential Collection” books from the early 2000s, but those were hard to enjoy (black and white, bad paper stock). I just like reading the stories and don’t care about investing in original issues so much.

The thing about those is they were as cheap as borscht.  I have most of the ones Marvel put out, outside of the Handbooks and some more minor titles, and a good number of the ones DC put out as Showcase Presents.  I was going to try to get all of them as really they are the best way to get stories you'd never get otherwise.

At the height of when they were being published I think I was paying $20 a piece and if I saw them anywhere I just bought them. If friends were going to the States, Fargo or Minneapolis basically for a weekend I'd give them a list of what I had and just tell them to get whatever they saw.  

There was a comic book store later on that was selling them for $10 so I'd buy a whack there as well. 

Definitely low quality but I really just wanted the stories, and really in the early days some of the poor quality was more related to the stories themselves rather than the quality of the paper they were written on.  The stories were kind of hokey and not really well written in the early days of some of the titles.
There was also some censorship and missing pages in a few of the first editions they put out which was corrected in the second and in some cases third editions they put out.Covers changed too, something like how the covers change every time Stephen King puts out a new edition of one of his titles he wrote 30 or 40 years ago.  

I had Essential Spider-Man #1, which I picked up right after the first Spider-Man movie came out.  Some cool old timey stories with Electro and the Vulture.  Fun to see the origins of some of the villians.  I think Sandman was in there too, but man the dialogue was tough to digest.  There were some cringey moments too.



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