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iFanboy Mini – Episode #9 – Absolutely

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Buying an Absolute Editions from DC is no small matter. If you’re
plunking down the large bank notes for one of those big beautiful
slipcase books, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the right one.
If anyone knows about Absolute Editions, it’s Conor Kilpatrick, who
owns far too many. Will it be Alan Moore’s masterpiece, Watchmen or
Waid and Ross’ tale of the end of the DC Universe, Kingdom Come?

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  1. jmstump jmstump says:

    I love this format, I wish they would put more books out each year in it… wait no I would be homeless scratch that.

  2. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    If they made any more, they’d be less special in my eyes.  It’s got to be the best of the best to get this treatment.

    Except for "Hush."  That sort of breaks the rule.  But I’ve never read it, so perhaps I’m full of shit.

  3. ParkerRogers ParkerRogers says:

    The first few issues of Hush were intersting and the art was great of course. But in the end, the story did turn to crap. Certainly not Absolute worthy in my opinion.

     By the way, you can typically pick up Watchman on Ebay for about $50.

  4. Jim Jim says:

    To ask a stupid technical question– is there a way for me to get the HD versions of these onto my ipod?

     

  5. jmstump jmstump says:

    I loved Hush and own the Absolute version of it, but I do have to agree I don’t think it’s absolute worthy.  If you’re wondering why I own it then, it was a christmas gift.

  6. PymSlap PymSlap (@alaska_nebraska) says:

    Hush got me back into comics. Batman and Nightwing storming off the cover of Issue 615 jumped out at me from all the other bricabrac at the gas station. And then the postal service commemorated the cover with a stamp!

    Fabulous mini episode. Really funny.

  7. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    @Jim I assume you could just subscribe to the HD feed, and sync that to your iPod, but I’m not sure if it would play it.  But there’s no real advantage there, because the show has a much higher resolution than the ipod can show you.  Not really sure though.  You’d have to try it.

  8. Superyan Superyan says:

    So far, Hush is the only Absolute edition I have.  I really liked that story and it was what got me back into comics after several years. 

  9. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    OK Fine!  People like Hush and I’m the freak!

  10. Eyun Eyun says:

    I got the absolute Kingdom Come after it was talked about on this very show, and it’s beautiful. Having said that, Watchmen is a must-buy and worth the extra money.

    My favourite moment in this mini?… "I’m oooold!" 

  11. jmstump jmstump says:

    @Josh – I don’t think you’re a freak.  Honestly I can see why people did not like the story.  It just happens to have a special place on my shelf, because without it I wouldn’t be reading comics at the moment.  Like PymSlap, great name btw, it was the reason I got back into comics.

    i argue that Jeph Loeb did not know what he was talking about when he said that there were hints as to who the main villain was through out the story.  I don’t feel that there was anything there to hint enought as to who it was in the end.  Didn’t stop me from enjoying it, it’s a fun read, not the Iliad or anything. 

  12. I’m sure Absolute Watchmen is back in print. My shop just got one in this week (have it already myself).

  13. Conor Kilpatrick conor (@cskilpatrick) says:

    @RolandofGilead – Diamond may still have some in stock for comcs stores to buy or the stores might be buying them from bookstores or somewhere else, but ABSOLUTE WATCHMEN is currently out of print.

  14. A good friend of mine is a comic shop owner. Your "mini" made for some great discussion at the shop. Of all the Absolute Editions that he has stocked his store with, Absolute Watchmen has sold the most at 12 copies. Kingdom Come was next at 7 copies.

    We were just scratching our heads about the recently announced Absolute Ronin. Did this really deserve this treatment?

  15. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    I think Ronin was a big deal back when it came out, but you mustn’t discount the fact that they’re getting ready to make a big movie from the book.

    I think I need to re-read that…

  16. Eyun Eyun says:

    Does that mean they’re planning on a big re-release for Absolute Watchmen to tie-in with the movie coming out next year?

  17. k5blazer k5blazer says:

    No Josh, you are not a freak, Hush really sucked!

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