I am with Don 100%. I prefer compilations, but finding them is more difficult than it needs to be. This is especially true with Transformers. Distribution could end up being the point of failure for the industry, especially if publishers focus on bookstores, (known for epic laziness on this front). If people cannot find a product, they will not buy it.
I kept going back to buy the rest, but the guy never ordered them.
Ah, isn't it great when comic stores blow their one real advantage? Seriously, they cannot complain about you not picking up that "Atomic Robo" compilation. They clearly do not want your money anyway.
It was an offhand comment in one of the forums. I think the person claimed that Jonah Hex was still going because the trades sold well. Take that with a grain of salt.
It makes enough sense that there is little reason to be skeptical.
Amazon.com has everything in plentiful stock--and though you have to pay shipping, most of it is actually discounted to the $13-15 range, so at times you end up paying just as much, give or take two or three bucks, as you would at a store.
Amazon sucks. Where the hell does an on-line retailer get off not accepting PayPal? I tried ordering from them once about a week back. I *refuse* to use a credit card for anything other than an emergency. When somebody is offering to give you money for a product, do not be picky about the delivery of that money.
I happily spent $5 extra dollars to order it directly from the author.
And if you look at DC and Marvel, both companies have decades of material they could collect into trades and publish. Some of the older stuff isn't very readable and might not always sell well, but some of it certainly will.
Agreed. I recently read "Secret Wars". It was *terrible* in places. The fact that there are mainstream writers working in comics will feed into what you are talking about. (I hate Meltzer, but he fills the house....before burning it down.)
He's even pretty much stated as such that he would rather the floppies get delayed if it means a better product in the trades. (This was in relation to the art change in AHM 9.)
I actually agree with him on this. Deadlines are important. But, if push comes to shove, it is better to have a product that will age better, rather than just ship on time.
-needs to secure a copy of "Transformers: Exodus".