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The Trades Thread - Hardcovers, Graphic Novels, and More


If I recall correctly three quarters of The Button is written by Joshua Williamson. :wink:


True. But, to be fair, the only chapter worth the hype was the first one, by King & Fabok.


I knew he was on the Flash parts, didn’t spot that he scripted Part 3, which has the more significant personal sequences for Batman.

How has his Flash run worked out? Might have to give the OHC a look now.


His Flash run has been variable - I’m finding my enjoyment of it is very dependent on who the artist is at any given point.

I’m glad you liked The Button, Ben. I loved it. It’s one of those books that if you just sit back, embrace it and not try to analyse too closely (my rule of thumb for reading superhero comics in general) then it can be a lot of fun.


That sounds like the ethos of DC Rebirth, Chris.


Amazon has a pretty decent price of £11.76 on the new Shaolin Cowboy HC.


I’ve been working my way through this over the past week or so.

A great wee collection of the newspaper strip adaptations of the 007 books Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love and Dr No. I love the art of telling a meaningful instalment of a story in three panels - it really helps the stories nip along at a decent pace (even the slow-as-fuck bridge section in Moonraker). I suppose the in python that’s amiss is the fact I called it a “wee” book. It’s a pretty large HC measuring about 12 by 12 inches so a bit unwieldy to read in bed!

EDIT: Just noticed if you look at the photo, just below the NO on the books cover you can see my fly is undone. Good job I didn’t upload an image of that onto the internet - that’d be embarrassing.


That’s getting close to Books Etc price, which I think might be a little lower.

As ever, depends how much you want to buy from the Bezos Empire.

EDIT: News just in, Books Etc are offering it at 20p less:

Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop The Reign? HC - Books Etc - £11.56

Could reduce further to below the £11 mark too.

I love the killer typo on the listing:

Collects Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign #1-24.


Got my Wildstorm: A Celebration of 25 Years hardcover (from Speedyhen today). Lovely little book, that I can’t wait to read properly this evening.

Some general observations:

  • The binding of the book is really, really tight. Is that just my copy or are they all like this?
  • Regular trim size? Boo!
  • Scott Clark and Al Rio died? :worried:
  • Why couldn’t they get Joe Casey to do a Wildcats 3.0 epilogue with Nguygen? That would have been epic!
  • When’s Volume 2 coming out?


Mine came today too.

You’re not alone with that binding, it’s like a steel trap.

I also thought it was a deluxe-size HC, so that’s the second time in as many weeks that DC have disappointed me on that front.

Also, it would have been nice to have a table of contents to help navigate all this disparate content.


That all sounds like I’m completely moaning about the book, though. It looks like there’s some good stuff in here: it’s cool to see glimpses of some unreleased comics from their era (like the unaltered Millar/Quitely Authority issues and the script to Morrison’s second WildCATS issue) and I like the idea of getting creative teams back for short encore performances on their characters.


OK then, £11.56 is the best price I’ve found for the new Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop The Reign? HC.

Books Etc took Strange Fruit down to £10.88 but that was a few months and a healthier exchange rate ago, thus…


Jesus, this thing is heavy.


Pretty sure you could kill someone with that.


Here’s an artist’s impression of what happened when Amazon’s delivery driver dropped one of them.


Dealer Alert

The day has finally come - FP have decided to bankrupt us!

Time-limited 40% off offers:

£53.99 + £1 postage

£32.39 + £1 postage

£53.99 + £1 postage

Order by 22 Nov to take advantage of these.


I’ve never actually read any Akira but for some reason I’m getting jealous seeing everyone’s lovely box sets.


It’s worth reading. It’s still one of the best comics series ever written.


Yes, read it!

I’d recommend the softcovers but at £15 a pop you might as well pay a few quid extra for the big boxset. :slight_smile:


Akira is one of my two favourite comics. It’s really that good.