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^burtle
Jul 17, 2001

God of Boomin'





After hiring a moving company and still having to carry most of it, Iíd probably take offers on any of it, haha.

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obi_ant
Apr 8, 2005



^burtle posted:

After hiring a moving company and still having to carry most of it, Iíd probably take offers on any of it, haha.

If you're serious...

Planet Hulk
Plague of Frogs 1-3
I Kill Giants
Essex County
Luther Strode

Also, you didn't finish Invincible?

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Are you at least going to take Calvin and Hobbes out of the shrinkwrap?

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
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^burtle posted:

After hiring a moving company and still having to carry most of it, Iíd probably take offers on any of it, haha.

You and me both!

Jordan7hm
Feb 17, 2011

MENS REA? LOL MORE LIKE CHRIS REA AM I RITE





Lipstick Apathy

Antifa Turkeesian posted:

Are you at least going to take Calvin and Hobbes out of the shrinkwrap?

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


I moved all my books myself and yeah, I'd probably rather set them on fire than do that again.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

Last time I moved, I only filled book boxes half way with books and the rest with clothes to keep the weight down. But it made twice as many boxes to carry.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


I had a lot of small boxes on hand so it was mostly lightweight. Still sucked. I also moved all thos damned detolfs. And this was after we agreed to hire movers.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009




I moved last year and I worked out that I had roughly 4 tons of books. I wouldn't mind giving 60% of them away, but I don't know anyone who would want them. This is stuff even thrift stores would say, "Hard pass," to.

Jordan7hm
Feb 17, 2011

MENS REA? LOL MORE LIKE CHRIS REA AM I RITE





Lipstick Apathy

I moved in November and had 40 boxes. The weight wasnít terrible but I donít really want to do that again anytime soon. That also doesnít count my actual comics, many of which are still sitting in a storage locker.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


I don't even want to know how much my stuff weighs.

Random Stranger
Nov 27, 2009




Rhyno posted:

I don't even want to know how much my stuff weighs.

Work out how many cubic feet of books you have, then multiply by the density of paper. Knock off 10% for packing gaps and round down. The number should be in the right ballpark.

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011

Get high and think of me.




I have a ton of comic books, novels, and blu-rays that I would need to drag with me whenever I end up moving house. I'm not looking forward to it.

zer0spunk
Nov 6, 2000

devil never even lived


Antifa Turkeesian posted:

Are you at least going to take Calvin and Hobbes out of the shrinkwrap?

i'm one of those weirdos who only does one thing at a time, so books stay shrinkwrapped until i get to them, same as movies. the exception being if there are known issues with the book so i can check, but i usually hold off if possible buying things until other people chime in.

that dc through the 80s book that just came out is a good case in point, i liked the concept and the fact they planned it out to be a 3 book set..then someone else got it and showed pictures of a 500 page standard with GLUED binding...so yeah, no thank you.

nemesis_hub
Nov 27, 2006



zer0spunk posted:

a 500 page standard with GLUED binding...

There should be laws against this.

^burtle
Jul 17, 2001

God of Boomin'





I actually tried using those plastic totes to move the OSHCs this time and a lot of them wound up having shattered lids because they apparently werenít full enough... RIP.

Iíd say most of my haul from the last few years is still in the plastic. I was living in a studio apartment with a leaky roof and then moved into a small rental with my now wife before this house. A majority of those books havenít even been out of a box since 2016 Iíd guess. Maybe 2015.

I actually cut a decent amount of stuff two years ago when I was still a Library Director to basically found the Comics section. At this point I only read digital and buy at the crossroad of love and format.

sporklift
Aug 3, 2008

Feelin' it so hard.



drat. I had to move around 2000 vinyl records along with two 4x4 kalax shelves of comics. Hoping to never do that again.

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012




I've read most of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but haven't kept up with the last few (I think Roses of Berlin was the last one I read?). It seems that there is no full collection of the series, which I would really like to buy instead of individual volumes. Is there talk of making one large collection of the entire series?

zer0spunk
Nov 6, 2000

devil never even lived


Professor Shark posted:

I've read most of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but haven't kept up with the last few (I think Roses of Berlin was the last one I read?). It seems that there is no full collection of the series, which I would really like to buy instead of individual volumes. Is there talk of making one large collection of the entire series?


the rights are split between companies so I kind of doubt it.

The omni that collects 1&2 is nice from what I've been told. I bought those as trade and then later as absolutes, then added the black dossier absolute. BD can be found for 20-30 right now (its slim)..Vol 2 of the absolutes also is still floating around in the 125-150 range new. Vol 1, much harder.

There's also some HC of the nemo trilogy that you can find and a slipcase set (https://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/nemo-trilogy-slipcase-edition/926) that you can't

I personally gave up halfway through Century and have been meaning to go back to read it all now that tempest is done..the drop in quality put me off but maybe as a whole it's solid..I still have love for vol 1

looks like the tempest has a hardcover collection now too, so technically all of the series exists in hardcover at least

zer0spunk fucked around with this message at 14:32 on Dec 22, 2020

obi_ant
Apr 8, 2005



Just finished reading Wonder Woman: Dead Earth and it was pretty fun from the beginning to the end. I've been reading a lot of crime noir, sci-fi, slice of life stuff recently and it's fun to go into something being super violent for no reason. I really like the magazine format and wondering if anyone knew if there was anything else in the pipeline from DC Black label in that format.

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011

Get high and think of me.




I got the new printing of the first Uncanny X-Men omnibus in the mail today. It's surprisingly thin, something like half of the width of the version one of my friends has. I believe I've said this before, but I think Marvel (and now DC as well) made a huge mistake when they made the call to move to thinner paper for their collected editions. If they wanted to go cheaper/more eco-friendly that's fine, but I think going for thinner glossy pages instead of moving to manga-like unprocessed sturdy paper was a complete misfire. The pages are so thin and brittle that I feel like I'll rip part of them off if my finger just so happens to be a little sticky or oily.

On the other hand, I do appreciate the fact that these books are thinner now. This makes them much easier to hold and read, and makes stretching out the spine a lot less work.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


Never mind, answered my own question.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou fucked around with this message at 02:41 on Jan 13, 2021

Nyeehg
Jul 14, 2013



Grimey Drawer

Since this thread is focused on physical collected editions I figure this is the best place to ask a question about storage. Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask.

So long story short my bookcase which holds my various xmen omnis has collapsed in a farcicle accident. It was an IKEA bookcase I've had it for over a decade I'm honestly suprised lasted as long as it did. Need a replacement and am looking for something strong to replace it. Hoping you guys have a good idea of what to look for/where to buy a good one (willing to pay more for a good one)

Main caviat is I want the dimensions to be as close to the original bookcase as possible.

Original dimensions:

Height = 192cm
Width = 60cm
Depth = 20cm

Any help would be appreciated

obi_ant
Apr 8, 2005



Nyeehg posted:

Since this thread is focused on physical collected editions I figure this is the best place to ask a question about storage. Apologies if this is the wrong place to ask.

So long story short my bookcase which holds my various xmen omnis has collapsed in a farcicle accident. It was an IKEA bookcase I've had it for over a decade I'm honestly suprised lasted as long as it did. Need a replacement and am looking for something strong to replace it. Hoping you guys have a good idea of what to look for/where to buy a good one (willing to pay more for a good one)

Main caviat is I want the dimensions to be as close to the original bookcase as possible.

Original dimensions:

Height = 192cm
Width = 60cm
Depth = 20cm

Any help would be appreciated

I use an IKEA Kallax and it seems to be the go to for a lot of collectors. It will fit omnibuses, absolutes and library editions. It will not fit anything larger though, so The Sixth Gun collectors will not fit.

Doesnít seem to have your measurements, but maybe you can put one on top of another? Iíve see people do it and it doesnít look that bad.

Nyeehg
Jul 14, 2013



Grimey Drawer

obi_ant posted:

I use an IKEA Kallax and it seems to be the go to for a lot of collectors. It will fit omnibuses, absolutes and library editions. It will not fit anything larger though, so The Sixth Gun collectors will not fit.

Doesnít seem to have your measurements, but maybe you can put one on top of another? Iíve see people do it and it doesnít look that bad.

My largest books are omnis so that should be fine.

Looking on their website they have multiple KALLAX bookshelves, the only difference semms to be their price and sizes. Am I right in thinking that's the only difference and they are all good options for storage? Never used ikeas website before so sorry for the newbie question

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

I have their 4x2 laid horizontally and have no worries about it falling apart. I use another 2x2 for my record player, but that's holding way less weight.

My only issue with them is the depth. I only need about 60% of it for my books and all that space behind them is pretty wasted.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with





Nyeehg posted:

My largest books are omnis so that should be fine.

Looking on their website they have multiple KALLAX bookshelves, the only difference semms to be their price and sizes. Am I right in thinking that's the only difference and they are all good options for storage? Never used ikeas website before so sorry for the newbie question

You're correct in this. They should have the same size shelves.

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011

Get high and think of me.




If you don't have absolutes then BILLY shelves will do the trick as well, and they're a lot cheaper. Just make sure not to buy the triple-width ones because the shelves on those might not be able to support the weight forever.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


Kallax is the collectors standard these days.


Don't buy the lovely walmart versions.

obi_ant
Apr 8, 2005



Uthor posted:

My only issue with them is the depth. I only need about 60% of it for my books and all that space behind them is pretty wasted.

Iíve seen people place them freestanding and youíre able to place books on either side. I donít recall if they had any larger format books.

JordanKai posted:

If you don't have absolutes then BILLY shelves will do the trick as well, and they're a lot cheaper. Just make sure not to buy the triple-width ones because the shelves on those might not be able to support the weight forever.

This is also another way to do it. The Billyís will allow you to adjust to height of the shelves as well, so if you get into Absolutes or large rear end collected editions you can make room. The only downside is that you *need* to secure them to the wall, the bottom has a cut out for your walls bottom trim. The last part might or might not be true, itís been a while since Iíve been to IKEA.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

obi_ant posted:

The only downside is that you *need* to secure them to the wall, the bottom has a cut out for your walls bottom trim. The last part might or might not be true, itís been a while since Iíve been to IKEA.

Shorter ones are generally fine (unless you have kids/pets that will climb on them), but I definitely screwed my tall shelf to the wall as I'd hate a shelf full of books to fall on me or my computer. But that's true for all bookshelves. I don't think that slight notch makes them any more tippy, especially away from the wall.

Nyeehg
Jul 14, 2013



Grimey Drawer

So I'm still mulling over what shelves/bookcase to get. Several of you mentioned BILLY shelves from IKEA, something like this:

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/billy-bookcase-white-90401932/

I have a follow up question based on the following:

obi_ant posted:

The only downside is that you *need* to secure them to the wall, the bottom has a cut out for your walls bottom trim. The last part might or might not be true, it’s been a while since I’ve been to IKEA.

Regardless of what shelves I end up with they're gonna be secured to the wall as I have an excitable dog and while she's not allowed in the office she can get there from time to time. My old bookcase wasn't attached to the wall and I'm honestly suprised I didn't have an accident in retrospect.

Am I right in thinking that the BILLY shelves are better than KALLAX shelves if I intend to secure them to the wall regardless? Or does it make little/no difference?

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with





The Kallax come with a wall attachment thing, as well. They're also a lot deeper, though, and harder to knock over.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


Measure your trim before you buy Billy's, the cutout is actually kind of short and a lot of newer trim is too tall to fit under it.



Like at my fuckin house.

obi_ant
Apr 8, 2005



Nyeehg posted:

So I'm still mulling over what shelves/bookcase to get. Several of you mentioned BILLY shelves from IKEA, something like this:

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/billy-bookcase-white-90401932/

I have a follow up question based on the following:


Regardless of what shelves I end up with they're gonna be secured to the wall as I have an excitable dog and while she's not allowed in the office she can get there from time to time. My old bookcase wasn't attached to the wall and I'm honestly suprised I didn't have an accident in retrospect.

Am I right in thinking that the BILLY shelves are better than KALLAX shelves if I intend to secure them to the wall regardless? Or does it make little/no difference?

BILLYs are nice because the shelves are adjustable, cheaper than a KALLAX, less deep than a KALLAX and you can get some glass doors for them.

My concern about them, looking at some pictures is that you might need secure them to the wall. They're much taller than a KALLAX with a smaller base. Rhyno mentioned that the cutout is short. Although, Uthor says you might not need to screw to the wall.

I'm not too sure if the refreshed BILLY (the ones you're looking at), will have a problem with shelf sag. I know that the older ones had an issue with them if you're not getting the shorter shelf (length wise).

I don't have the option of securing things to my walls, so the KALLAX was pretty much my only option. I also did not want to deal with shelf sag because that type of thing annoys me.

Can people post their shelf porn? I love me some good shelf porn

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

Gummy Bear Heaven ... It's where I go when the world is too mean.

I was about to as I recently reordered stuff (made room for my Umbrella Academy OSHCs on the Billy shelves, but they were too tall, so I had to make more room and more my Powers HCs over there), but had to quickly leave home for a family emergency.

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011

Get high and think of me.




JordanKai posted:

I got the new printing of the first Uncanny X-Men omnibus in the mail today. It's surprisingly thin, something like half of the width of the version one of my friends has. I believe I've said this before, but I think Marvel (and now DC as well) made a huge mistake when they made the call to move to thinner paper for their collected editions. If they wanted to go cheaper/more eco-friendly that's fine, but I think going for thinner glossy pages instead of moving to manga-like unprocessed sturdy paper was a complete misfire. The pages are so thin and brittle that I feel like I'll rip part of them off if my finger just so happens to be a little sticky or oily.

On the other hand, I do appreciate the fact that these books are thinner now. This makes them much easier to hold and read, and makes stretching out the spine a lot less work.

Circling back around to this: the pages are so thin that you can see what's printing on the next page through all the white areas. It's really dire.

Cloks
Jan 31, 2013

Guaranteed to be right twice a day.




JordanKai posted:

Circling back around to this: the pages are so thin that you can see what's printing on the next page through all the white areas. It's really dire.

I had the same issue with the Thanos Infinity Saga Omni, there are a lot of pages with just Thanos and Warlock in a blank void so it's pretty miserable.

JordanKai
Aug 19, 2011

Get high and think of me.




I got my white whale in the mail today: X-Force/Cable: Messiah War for Ä30+shipping. Glad to finally have it.

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Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
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Hey guys, what's the best version of Greg Rucka's Queen and Country in collected edition?

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