Hey Marvel, how about some stiffer covers?

Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by Gears, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Am I the only one who has problems with alot of Marvel comics because they use the same paper for the covers as they do for the pages inside? It creates alot of creases and damaged comics. I don't notice this as much with DC comics. After i finish with a comic i want it to look good in my collection. For $2.99 you'd think they'd have better cover paper quality!
     
  2. thefrozenred

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    I miss the old Ultimate-line covers...hard, matte cardboard! That's the way to go!
     
  3. Primevil

    Primevil *Insert Witty Title Here*

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    I started reading Ultimate Spider-Man just before they phased out the old covers. I just thought they were damn cool.

    Come to think of it, I think Devil's Due uses something similar for their GI Joe comics. And it's a damn good thing they do. It saved one of my comics from theoretical destruction when some milk spilled out of my cereal bowl right on the front cover. I was able to wipe it off and there was no visible damage.
     
  4. Frequency

    Frequency Formerly Berserker Prime

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    I don't find this to be a very big problem myself because right after I read my comics they go straight into a jacket. I do prefer the harder covers though, I just think they're neater. So long as the comics aren't any more expensive for having them, I don't care though.
     
  5. Wingwolf77

    Wingwolf77 Decepticon Dark lord

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    I read my comics. I don't really care about covers. My comics all sit in boxes (no jacket, no board) in alpha order. Some are in rough shape but most look OK. But It's not like I am ever going to sell them.
     
  6. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    I quit "collecting" comics a few years ago. Now I just get them to read, who cares if it gets creased or messed up. As long as it has a good story.
     
  7. Dreweido

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    I hate to say it but me too. I mean, honestly, how many regular (ie non first issue, special edition) books have been worth keeping mint since 1993-94? Not many...
     
  8. CyclopianVision

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    With modern comics, you have to sell quick otherwise you'll never get anything for them.

    I.E. Kevin Smith's Green Arrow run, Thor's Ragnarok storyline, Superman/Batman's early issues, Batman's Gotham Knights Payback storyline, Outsiders #1, OMAC Project #1, etc. etc.
     
  9. Wyvern

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    But then something like Ultimate Spider-man #1 comes out and you're screwed if you don't get it when it comes out.
     
  10. Wingwolf77

    Wingwolf77 Decepticon Dark lord

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    I fail to see how? Was it never reprinted in any form?
     
  11. Wreckgar

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    But the secondary market on an original is amazing. Yet other books that are hot one minute are stacked in bins the next. It's just a matter of timing.
     
  12. Ramberk Magnus

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    Ultimate Spider-Man #1 is a freakish thing in regards to high value. But its high value is due to the fact that it's had great writing. I'm sure I can name a few modern books that have long term value. I bet Powers #1 fetches for quite a bit of dough. But its all due to a mixture of 'real' popularity and 'real' value.
     
  13. thefrozenred

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    I keep my comics mint so that I can go back and read them exactly as they were when I first got them.

    I got real sad when I found out I had crumpled the lower half of the issue of Fantastic Four where they meet Jack Kirby as God. :( 
     
  14. Prime64

    Prime64 In state of deep blue

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    I'm suprised at how much this goes for. At the time I picked it up, I thought it would be a kids version of Spider-Man that would last A year or two at most. Heh heh, I have #1-5 all in brand new condition.
     

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