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Comics VS Graphic Novels

Post by Star Lord on Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:42 am

Which do you prefer?
Are you a comic collector, or do you wait for the graphic novel release to get the whole story in one go?   affraid

And to clear up any confusion regarding terms...
Comics = single issue, usually monthly release
Graphic Novels = lots of issues in one paperback or hardback book
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Re: Comics VS Graphic Novels

Post by The Spirit Cabinet on Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:56 am

Graphic novels!

I don't get on staples, plus the big collected hardback library editions they have been doing for things like Hellboy are fantastic!
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Re: Comics VS Graphic Novels

Post by Daredevil on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:16 am

I get a mixture of both, the graphic novels normally turn out cheaper in the end I think but something about holding a comic gives a nice feeling

Is a trade paperback the same as a graphic novel?

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Re: Comics VS Graphic Novels

Post by Star Lord on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:17 am

Yup! A trade paperback is a graphic novel Smile
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Re: Comics VS Graphic Novels

Post by Daredevil on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:18 am

Ok, just curious cos I've heard the term being thrown about

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Re: Comics VS Graphic Novels

Post by Star Lord on Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:19 am

Yeah, theres lots of confusion regarding terms! rabbit
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Re: Comics VS Graphic Novels

Post by Mike H on Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:43 am

I generally go for the Graphic Novels but on a couple of occasions that has bitten me.

Some of the Old Hellblazer volumes omit single issue stories that were excellent and in one or two cases, held critical plot details.
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Re: Comics VS Graphic Novels

Post by MarvTMartian on Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:31 pm

This will not be a popular opinion for a comic shop forum, but I basically buy my comics from Comixology, but due to lack of space in my house. :-(
In trades over comics, I buy trades :-D
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