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Old 01-27-2009, 05:03 AM   #1
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I think the last one we got was about two years ago so aren't we due for another? It's usually every two years
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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DC is slowly moving out of the archive line. They put them out here and there, but mostly for golden age material. There's an upcoming SA Flash one, but that's more of an exception to capitalize on the Rebirth hoopla to come.

DC has said they want to focus on the B+W Showcase trades, and the Chronicles lines to push SA material. It's an excuse to start all the silver age lines over, as most of the SA archives have been exausted. Kind of a shame, as it would have made sense for DC to archive GL right up to #75. They did the slipcase HC for GL/GA 76-89, and getting to #75 would have capped off the Broome/Kane era in HC format, and been a nice stopping point.
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:49 AM   #3
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Don't get me started on the Archives line... it's been well over a decade since the last Archive of Alan Scott's comics.
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DC is slowly moving out of the archive line. They put them out here and there, but mostly for golden age material. There's an upcoming SA Flash one, but that's more of an exception to capitalize on the Rebirth hoopla to come.

DC has said they want to focus on the B+W Showcase trades, and the Chronicles lines to push SA material. It's an excuse to start all the silver age lines over, as most of the SA archives have been exausted. Kind of a shame, as it would have made sense for DC to archive GL right up to #75. They did the slipcase HC for GL/GA 76-89, and getting to #75 would have capped off the Broome/Kane era in HC format, and been a nice stopping point.
Man, that will be annoying if they don't complete the GL Archives up to #75. Not that I am wedded to the Archive format (though it would be nice to have everything consistent), but if they have to START OVER in a different format, it will be FOREVER until they finish the stuff I don't have. And there might even be overlap, which would be extra annoying.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:24 AM   #5
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At least they finished Justice League. Still, kinda sucks though all they'd need is about three more volumes of SA GL and That's not all that many especially if they made them annual releases instead of every other year like they've been doing.
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:48 AM   #6
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Man, that will be annoying if they don't complete the GL Archives up to #75. Not that I am wedded to the Archive format (though it would be nice to have everything consistent), but if they have to START OVER in a different format, it will be FOREVER until they finish the stuff I don't have. And there might even be overlap, which would be extra annoying.

Yep. All DC is doing is starting the SA GL line over again not in ONE new format, but TWO. And that's without even being decent enough to qrap up the first format! The archive line may beexpensive, but it's lavish and worthy of showing off on a shelf. I guess we're rewarded for our patronage by getting the chance to start over in a sofover format, in a lesser quality.

Archiving up to #75 would have been the right thing to do, at least to stick by the customers that have shelled out so much money on their product so far.

Aside from my grumblings on the SA GL line (don't even get me started on the GA GL line Andrew!), I do love what DC did with the archive line these last two decades. My two favorite lines that are now completed 100% are the Doom Patrol archives, and the All-Star Comics archives. I'm happy as hell DC did the right thing with those two properties!
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I am not really enjoying the Showcase edition. I never have been a fan of B&W formats, and to rob GREEN Lantern of it's color, kind of defeats the purpose of the ever constant battle of green vs. yellow.
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I am not really enjoying the Showcase edition. I never have been a fan of B&W formats, and to rob GREEN Lantern of it's color, kind of defeats the purpose of the ever constant battle of green vs. yellow.
I couldn't agree with you more. I think you lose alot of the comic when you take away the color. Especially when you have one such as this where you have the colors fighting each other.

Some comics you can get away with them being in B&W such as superman and batman, but Green Lantern is kind of hard to do.

That being said instead of buying Green Lantern Archive Vol. 1, I bought Green Lantern issue #2 and my wife gave me issue #1 for our anniversary. Thankfully issues 3-10 aren't nearly as expensive!!! Oh and I lucked out with my 5 buck find of Green Lantern 76 too!

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I didn't follow the Archives line when they were being released, but I did see they've started a SIlver Age Chronicles line. Does anyone know how often those will be released and if they'll do one for the Golden Age?

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I didn't follow the Archives line when they were being released, but I did they've started a SIlver Age Chronicles line. Does anyone know how often those will be released and if they'll do one for the Golden Age?
According to http://www.graphicnovelarchive.com/release_schedule.cfm another Green Lantern "Chronicles" is not scheduled for release in 2009. The only "Archives" scheduled for release are Superman in World's Finest Vol. 2 in September and Batman: The Dark Knight Vol. 6 in December. There is no Green Lantern Archives slated for 2009, which is frustrating given that there hasn't been one in quite a while.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:52 PM   #11
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Well, looks like GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES Vol 2 IS coming out this year!



GREEN LANTERN CHRONICLES VOL. 2 TP
Written by John Broome
Art by Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Mike Sekowsky, Ross Andru and others
Cover by Gil Kane and Joe Giella
The second volume collecting Green Lantern’s original Silver Age adventures is here! Drawn from GREEN LANTERN #4-9, Hal Jordan battles the Weaponers of Qward, Sinestro, Hector Hammond and others, and introduces fellow Lantern Tomar Re!
Advance-solicited; on sale December 23 • 160 pg, FC, $14.99 US

Not bad price and in color!!!!!

EDIT: Hmmmm somehow I missed Vol 1!
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:05 PM   #12
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The Chronicles are frustrating. They have apparently given up on the Archives only a few volumes from the logical conclusion. So now if I want to own those issues in color, I have to have mismatched volumes, AND I have to wait for Chronicles to CATCH UP to where the Archives were at. Which will take quite some time, since each volume of Chronicles has less issues in it than the Archives did.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:41 PM   #13
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Agreed. I collected Achieves 1-6 hoping to continue the series up until the end of Vol 2 but it looks like they have been abandoned.

Archives Vol. 6 ends at issue #47, I've had this idea to scan the remaining issues up until #75, clean them up with photoshop, and print them out on glossy paper. I'd then send them to Library Binding to have them bound into similiar looking volumes. There is a lot of software on the net to make dust jackets that can be made to look like the Archives.

So far the cost is projecting to be too high to do the whole run; including buying issues #48 to #75, which I don't have. Right now I am working on cleaning up the pages of all of my vol 2. GL's from #125 to #135 so I can have those bound in an Archives-like volume. If I ever finish I'll post the results.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:46 AM   #14
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When Did Hal quit Ferris anyway? I know It had to be before 75 cause he's already fiddling with Toys when Appa Ali Apsa Comes to visit him in order to join him and Green Arrow in their tour across America.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:56 PM   #15
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GL #49 - Carol turns down Hal's marriage proposal and gets engaged to another guy, Jason Belmore. Hal leave Ferris after that and drifts from job to job for awhile.
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I just finished Archives 6 and WOW - agrere 100% with everything said here and couldn't add more (from the format frustrations to the 'catching up', etc)! If anyone at DC sees this, count this as another dissatisfied vote!
(Although to give them the benefit-of-the-doubt, have they said that maybe Archives sales were low and due to the bad economy, are publishing them in a more affordable format? I could see that... so I just hope they continue the Archives at SOME point...)
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Scanning every single page of several Silver Age GL comics you already don't own, printing them out on glossy paper then having them bound into a book would cost you more than buying those issues in NM condition! Just the price of ink alone will break your bank. I understand the collector mentality of having to own everything but there's a time when you gotta draw the line.
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Scanning every single page of several Silver Age GL comics you already don't own, printing them out on glossy paper then having them bound into a book would cost you more than buying those issues in NM condition! Just the price of ink alone will break your bank. I understand the collector mentality of having to own everything but there's a time when you gotta draw the line.
Yeah, I haven't been back to this thread for awhile but that project was a total bust. I would love to continue the "archives" feel with hardbound books, but I never even began the project after doing the math on how much it would cost. The projection was too high, even with me using the printers at my job. Most silver age comics I have are fine to very fine so maybe down the line I could have them bound if DC does abandon the Archive line.
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I am not really enjoying the Showcase edition. I never have been a fan of B&W formats, and to rob GREEN Lantern of it's color, kind of defeats the purpose of the ever constant battle of green vs. yellow.
I like the art and the color of a comic book, it's what makes it a comic book. Once I see there is no color, I don't even thumb through it... it goes right back on the shelf.
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I can't agree more! the showcase volumes hold no interest for me (although this upcoming GL omnibus looks far more promising

http://dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=15824

still Dark Knight Archives is getting a seventh volume
Robin Archives just got a 2nd!

Is it too much to hope that we'll see a GL V. 7 if not first quarter 2011 then maybe by the time the movie comes out?
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With the launch of the omnibus line, the archive line is dead. Did you expect DC would actually finish something they started?

I wouldn't be surprised if the omnibus line got close to completing the SA GL series, then they cancel that line to start yet ANOTHER format.
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I bought the showcase, even though it's in black and white. I just wanted to know what the history of Green Lantern was.

1 showcase = 4 chronicles. I already have Showcases 2,3 &4. The first one has mysteriously gone out of print much to my shagrin. So I'm going to collect the first 4 Chronicles(the 3rd of which should be out by november of this year) and be satisfied with having the rest of the showcases in black and white.
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You may want to hold off; DC is putting GL Showcase volume 1 back in print this fall.
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You may want to hold off; DC is putting GL Showcase volume 1 back in print this fall.
Oh really? I wonder why it went out of print in the first place...
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I dunno, but I do know that they won't reprint a TBP until the mot recent printing completely sells out, and sometimes it never does.
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