Difference between Graphic Novel and Hardcover/Paperbacks

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  1. Wheeljack30

    Wheeljack30 Banned

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    I saw on Amazon.com Transformers: Beginnings formats Hardcover and Paperbacks with Shockwave on the cover and also underneath i see the same title but with Prime on the cover but this time its a Graphic Novel formats Comic, whats the difference? what do do you think its the better, and also does it have the same story you think?

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  2. Magnus' Mate

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    Hi, they are exactly the same book inside. "Beginnings" includes issues #1-6 of the Marvel US series from 1984/85.

    The TPB (Trade Paperback) edition featured Optimus Prime and a couple of others (Ravage I think?)

    The hardback edition was originally a Diamond exclusive edition and featured the far-nicer image of Shockers.

    Exactly same content inside.

    Which is better? Well, I've always been a sucker for hardback editions, so I'd opt for that; if you're just interested in the story though, go for the cheaper one!!
     
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    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Plus paperbacks will take up less shelf space :) 
     

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