TCC Magazine TPB #1 up for preorder

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  1. 03Mach1

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    https://www.toyarama.com/store/-pre...zine-collected-edition-volume-1-1-pc-p396.php

    So it looks like the TCC's collecting their magazine in TPB form now - they've put up the 2005 issues (1-6) for preorder in a 100 page TPB.

    Reading their listing though, it looks like this isn't just a reprinting of the "Balancing Act" trade from a few years back.... that TPB was the first TWO years of the COMIC.

    Going off the page count here, it looks like they're collecting the magazine itself in a TPB, not just the comic pages.

    (To editorialize, this strikes me as a "why?" given the only thing I've ever really cared about in their magazine is the fiction. Reprinting the filler content just hurts the ability to read the comic as a continuous story, which worked well in the "Balancing Act" trade.)
     
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    EDIT: Eh, that was a bit unnecessary.

    Is there anything special about it, outside of some new cover art?
     
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    Wow they are finally doing a tradeback that's neat....but i don't call it the biggest most exciting news ever.

    Kind of a letdown. >.>
     
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    Seriously? So I can read old ass articles about upcoming toys from 2005? I'm sorry, but that's fucking stupid. All I want is the comic collected in a trade, like Balancing Act. If this was that, I'd be excited.
     
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    Doesn't look like it, reading their listing. Heck - for those out there who are interested in the comics alone, it's actually WORSE than Balancing Act as a whole since it reprints less of those.

    If the club just straight-up reprints the magazine issues without, say, splicing all the comics together into one cohesive whole, it'll do nothing but take one out of the story when you finish the chapter. Balancing Act reads pretty well as an uninterrupted whole and it's easy to forget it was serialized.

    EDIT: It was just pointed out to me that this DOES mean we'll get the character bios reprinted; those weren't in the original Balancing Act trade. If this trade was just comics + bios laid out in that order, I'd probably be more tempted to order it. Interviews and features that are now 7 years old are of no use to to me.
     
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    Finally!

    Best business decision in a while. IMO
     
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    THAT news comes this week too... Though that is BotCon related.
     
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    Is it the dates of the convention? That'd be awesome! ... Just saying.
     
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    I wonder if it'll get solicited through Diamond too.

    I don't need it... I have all the individual issues, plus the Balancing Act trade.

    What I need (well, what I'd be willing to buy) are trades of the rest of the club fiction.
     
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    that better be saying the location is Chicago.
     
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    Wow.

    What held back this annoucement of actual news last week anyways?
     
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    A question for you Pete, since you're reading this - is the fact that it's a magazine TPB at all related to IDW holding the comic license?

    As it occurs to me that making this a MAGAZINE reprint would be a novel way of sidestepping any licensing issues involved in releasing TPBs outside of IDW.
     
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    Pricing. Couldn't get it confirmed before the Holiday. Wanted to make sure we came in at the $19.99 price point.
     
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    Please tell me it's the dates so I can get those leave dates (provisionally) booked in, assuming it's at a time and place where I can make it.
     
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    Nah, it's going to be in New Jersey! Yay!!! :sarcasam:
     
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    So uh, seriously, is this worth picking up?
     
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    And just like that, Pete restores hope to the galaxy in one simple post.
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    If you can find it I'd suggest the original "Balancing Act" TPB instead. It collects just the comic, and the first two years instead.

    But going forward, this is probably the only way they'll be able to print it. The main reason we haven't gotten TPBs since BA was complications involving the IDW comic license that we aren't fully privy to.
     

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