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hadji murad
Apr 18, 2006


Thanks for that info.

Also tangentially Fantagraphics related is that the Dark Horse sale at Comixology has Usagi Yojimbo Saga trades (500+ pages) on sale for 2.99 which is the lowest ever. Buy all of them!

Also, does volume 8 finish the Dark Horse run?

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xK1
Dec 1, 2003

Never deal with a dragon? Psh. Pansies.

hadji murad posted:

Thanks for that info.

Also tangentially Fantagraphics related is that the Dark Horse sale at Comixology has Usagi Yojimbo Saga trades (500+ pages) on sale for 2.99 which is the lowest ever. Buy all of them!

Also, does volume 8 finish the Dark Horse run?

UY Saga vol 8 goes through volume 31 of the trade paperbacks, so volumes 32 and 33 are not currently in a Saga version trade as far as I can tell.

site
Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


https://twitter.com/Newsarama/statu...429223487148035

Rincewinds
Jul 30, 2014

MEAT IS MEAT


There are 4 other marvel sales already running, including Doctor Aphra, so you can get them even cheaper, if you buy them now as 3 of them are ending today.

Space Fish
Oct 14, 2008

The original Big Tuna.

Bunch of free Marvel trades on Comixology:

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN
CIVIL WAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RED GOBLIN
BLACK PANTHER BY TA-NEHISI COATES VOL. 1
THANOS WINS BY DONNY CATES
X-MEN MILESTONES: DARK PHOENIX SAGA
AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR
AVENGERS BY JASON AARON VOL. 1: THE FINAL HOST
FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1: FOUREVER
BLACK WIDOW VOL. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.'S MOST WANTED
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER ULTIMATE
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1: HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER, MORE

(list pasted from link)

Baby Proof
May 16, 2009



Space Fish posted:

Bunch of free Marvel trades on Comixology:

AVENGERS VS. X-MEN
CIVIL WAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RED GOBLIN
BLACK PANTHER BY TA-NEHISI COATES VOL. 1
THANOS WINS BY DONNY CATES
X-MEN MILESTONES: DARK PHOENIX SAGA
AVENGERS: KREE/SKRULL WAR
AVENGERS BY JASON AARON VOL. 1: THE FINAL HOST
FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 1: FOUREVER
BLACK WIDOW VOL. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.'S MOST WANTED
CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER ULTIMATE
CAPTAIN MARVEL VOL. 1: HIGHER, FURTHER, FASTER, MORE

(list pasted from link)
Comixology links:

Main page for these books

https://www.comixology.com/Avengers...al-comic/786072
https://www.comixology.com/Civil-Wa...tal-comic/19456
https://www.comixology.com/Amazing-...al-comic/694351
https://www.comixology.com/Black-Pa...al-comic/786087
https://www.comixology.com/Thanos-W...al-comic/664908
https://www.comixology.com/X-Men-Mi...al-comic/765608
https://www.comixology.com/Avengers...tal-comic/20544
https://www.comixology.com/Avengers...al-comic/703729
https://www.comixology.com/Fantasti...al-comic/743882
https://www.comixology.com/Black-Wi...al-comic/441185
https://www.comixology.com/Captain-...al-comic/786102
https://www.comixology.com/Captain-...al-comic/149220

Baby Proof fucked around with this message at 02:08 on Apr 3, 2020

Fly Ricky
May 7, 2009

The Wine Taster

Thanks a ton for this heads up. Some good poo poo in there.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

Dark Horse has a bunch of stuff half off right now, too.

Dunbar
Feb 21, 2003



That B1G1 stacked with the New Mutants sale and I was able to get the first two New Mutants Epic Collections (about 40 issues total) for $8+tax. That'll do me well in quarantine.

X13Fen
Oct 18, 2006

"Is that an accurate quote? It should be.
I think about it often enough."




You two are legends, thank you both!

Rincewinds
Jul 30, 2014

MEAT IS MEAT


Last(second last?) day of the Marvel sale, they can be combined with sales on Avengers and Fantastic Four, both new and classic collections.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/...ge-comics-books

I recommend every single thing in this Bundle except for Transhuman (which sucked) and Dying & Dead (which I haven't read).

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

Uthor posted:

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/...ge-comics-books

I recommend every single thing in this Bundle except for Transhuman (which sucked) and Dying & Dead (which I haven't read).

This is my first PDF/CBR download since getting an iPad. What's the best way to read these comics? I don't care which format I read as long as it is 1) full screen, 2) rotates for widescreen pages, and 3) swipes between pages. I plan on using OneDrive/downloading the files to the device, so I don't need any library management.

Alan G
Dec 27, 2003


Pillbug

Uthor posted:

This is my first PDF/CBR download since getting an iPad. What's the best way to read these comics? I don't care which format I read as long as it is 1) full screen, 2) rotates for widescreen pages, and 3) swipes between pages. I plan on using OneDrive/downloading the files to the device, so I don't need any library management.

Chunky is the best one Ive found. Does all that plus integrates with onedrive/dropbox etc. Isnt free though.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

Sweet, looks great, seems to be free unless you need the pro features.

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


Christ's sakes I just spent like $70 buying east of west and Manhattan projects during the comixology sales

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

I own almost everything Hickman has written for Image in trades, so I've spent way more than that! Just love having the digital copies and the two things I hadn't gotten yet.

Retro Futurist
Aug 8, 2007

Yesterday's Tomorrow,
Today!


I got everything but the last trade of EoW and this costs a little more than that will be, plus some new stuff I haven't read, so I'm not hugely upset, just mildly annoyed

Happy Noodle Boy
Jul 3, 2002

Don't fuckle with Shuckle(s)

Like that other Shuckle, but different.


Waiting for the last trade of EoW is killing me.

site
Apr 6, 2007

Trans pride, Worldwide
Bitch


i really tried to get into pax romana and the nightly news but just couldnt

the nightly news especially does not seem to be suited to reading digitally because all the various text boxes are tiny but that also seems like something that would be exacerbated when reading on smaller print pages, so i dunno how hickman got away with it back in the day

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

No joke Nightly News is probably* my favorite Hickman thing and the reason I read most everything he puts out.

But I read it in trade paperback, do can't comment on how it is digital.

*HoX/PoX may have beaten it out.

Alan G
Dec 27, 2003


Pillbug

I hadnít noticed Black Monday Murders is in it too. One of my favourite books from the past few years. Definitely worth a read.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

https://m.comixology.com/comics-sal...UkixsdXxR2aHTw0

Mignola sale.

You can get the four main Hellboy omnibuses for $30.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

New Panel Syndicate release. Friday by Brubaker, Martin, and Vicente.

http://panelsyndicate.com/comics/friday

Crashbee
May 15, 2007

Stupid people are great at winning arguments, because they're too stupid to realize they've lost.

2000AD is doing a five-book $10 charity bundle

2000AD posted:

The titles included in this bundle are:

2000 AD Presents: Sci-Fi Thrillers
Dredd: Urban Warfare
Judge Anderson: PSI Files 01
Nikolai Dante: Tsar Wars Volume 1
Strontium Dog: Search/Destroy Agency Files 01

https://www.drivethrucomics.com/pro...LE?src=salepage

Rincewinds
Jul 30, 2014

MEAT IS MEAT


ANy recommended app for Humble bundle purchases? I seem to remember that the Humble Bundle app used to be easier to use.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

Rincewinds posted:

ANy recommended app for Humble bundle purchases? I seem to remember that the Humble Bundle app used to be easier to use.

I got this answer for reading on an iPad and am really happy with it (see a few posts above).

Alan G posted:

Chunky is the best one Ive found. Does all that plus integrates with onedrive/dropbox etc. Isnt free though.

On Android, I always read the PDFs through one of the PDF apps (Google Docs, Adobe).

Windows I use CDisplayEX for CBRs (pay attention to the installer cause it tries to add some AdWare).

For storing and organizing, I just use Windows folders for each title and "title 001", "title 002", etc for the file names. I even do "title 001-006" for collections sometimes. I'm pretty basic with that. (I basically do the same thing for all my media)

For getting stuff to my devices, OneDrive or Dropbox. Nothing fancy. Move the stuff I wanna read at the moment. Again, I'm a basic bitch.

hadji murad
Apr 18, 2006


This has to be the most expensive DC sale in a long time. First issues of trades were 5.99 and now the same or 5.99.

And when I first looked some singles were .99 but they moved them back to 1.99.

Not to mention they have everything at 4.99 several timeís a year.

I just donít get it.

Uthor
Jul 9, 2006

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

You can get 193 issues of The Walking Dead for $18.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/...rtainment-books

I grew bored of the series a few hardcovers in (was borrowing them from a friend), but am tempted anyway...

lifg
Dec 4, 2000
The Young Turks committed the Armenian Genocide.


Muldoon

Uthor posted:

You can get 193 issues of The Walking Dead for $18.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/...rtainment-books

I grew bored of the series a few hardcovers in (was borrowing them from a friend), but am tempted anyway...

The first omnibus of 48 issues is one of my favorite things. It goes through collapse of the prison. Such a great run.

IUG
Jul 14, 2007

Without me, there is no mission.
I am the mission!


Uthor posted:

You can get 193 issues of The Walking Dead for $18.
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/...rtainment-books

I grew bored of the series a few hardcovers in (was borrowing them from a friend), but am tempted anyway...

Looks like that's the complete series, including the Negan mini story they did with those Image+ comics a while ago. I already have it all in hard cover, but $18 for everything is drat tempting.

TheManWithNoName
Oct 20, 2004

Cuz life sucks, kids. Get it while you can.

Hoopla also has all of The Walking Dead for free if your library offers it.

The Kins
Oct 2, 2004

Sector Effector


A ton of Dark Horse books and trades are free on Amazon and Comixology right now, with no announcement or indication of whether it's intentional or a glitch. Here's a list I swiped from BleedingCool/OzBargain and added an entry to, there might even be more out there.

Hellboy Volume 1: Seed of Destruction
The Mask Omnibus Vol 1
Dark Horse Heroes Omnibus Vol. 1
Barb Wire Omnibus Vol. 1
X Omnibus Vol. 1
Smoke/Ashes
Empowered Vol. 1
Ghost/Hellboy Special
Usagi Yojimbo: Yokai
Semiautomagic Vol. 1
Scary Godmother
Crush
SpyBoy Vol. 1: The Deadly Gourmet Affair
Project Black Sky: Secret Files
Blackjacked and Pistol-Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer
Crime Does Not Pay Archives Vol. 1
Crime Does Not Pay Archives Vol. 2
Adventures into the Unknown Archives Vol. 1
Adventures into the Unknown Archives Vol. 2
Captain Midnight Archives Vol. 1
Two Past Midnight
Living with the Dead: A Zombie Bromance (Second Edition)
Cut
Atomic Legion
Echoes
Go Boy 7 Volume 1: Ready, Set, Go!

The Kins fucked around with this message at 10:18 on May 5, 2020

Pat Mustard
Mar 9, 2013


BPRD plague of frogs volume 1 too

ToxicFrog
Apr 26, 2008




Uthor posted:

On Android, I always read the PDFs through one of the PDF apps (Google Docs, Adobe).

Windows I use CDisplayEX for CBRs (pay attention to the installer cause it tries to add some AdWare).

For storing and organizing, I just use Windows folders for each title and "title 001", "title 002", etc for the file names. I even do "title 001-006" for collections sometimes. I'm pretty basic with that. (I basically do the same thing for all my media)

For getting stuff to my devices, OneDrive or Dropbox. Nothing fancy. Move the stuff I wanna read at the moment. Again, I'm a basic bitch.

I spent a while taffing around with sync-to-device + local reading, but the problem I had was that comics are large enough, and my tablet has little enough storage, that I was constantly shuffling files around, which was annoying. Then I tried serving them over HTTP or SSHFS and using a reader that supported network fetches, but didn't like any of the reader software I tried.

Eventually I installed ubooquity on my home server, and just started reading in the browser, both on my laptop and my tablet; it lacks some of the features cdisplay has, but has the virtue of working everywhere with no further loving around and keeping my read status in sync no matter what device I'm reading on.

I also hacked together a userJS for it to make the UI a bit nicer -- show read/unread status of books without opening them, show status for directories, and slightly better controls in the actual book reading UI.

Dsmif
Sep 4, 2014



ToxicFrog posted:

I spent a while taffing around with sync-to-device + local reading, but the problem I had was that comics are large enough, and my tablet has little enough storage, that I was constantly shuffling files around, which was annoying. Then I tried serving them over HTTP or SSHFS and using a reader that supported network fetches, but didn't like any of the reader software I tried.

Eventually I installed ubooquity on my home server, and just started reading in the browser, both on my laptop and my tablet; it lacks some of the features cdisplay has, but has the virtue of working everywhere with no further loving around and keeping my read status in sync no matter what device I'm reading on.

I also hacked together a userJS for it to make the UI a bit nicer -- show read/unread status of books without opening them, show status for directories, and slightly better controls in the actual book reading UI.

The guy who made Chunky Comic Reader is working on a new reader that reads comics from the cloud (Google Drive/OneDrive/Ubooquity/etc...) by default and allows you to download if required. It's only in beta testing at the moment, but it looks good. It was sitting in development hell for a while, but he's recently returned to it so I'm hoping it will be released soon.

Where do you place the userJS? Does it work with other themes?

Medullah
Aug 13, 2003

FEAR MY SHARK ROCKET IT REALLY SUCKS AND BLOWS


I use Kuboo to read comics from my desktop, it works pretty well. My dream app is something like Plex for comics, tracking what's read and unread, gathers metadata, etc. Since Humble Bundle does comics I've gotten a lot of miscellaneous junk that's a pain to organize.

ToxicFrog
Apr 26, 2008




Dsmif posted:

The guy who made Chunky Comic Reader is working on a new reader that reads comics from the cloud (Google Drive/OneDrive/Ubooquity/etc...) by default and allows you to download if required. It's only in beta testing at the moment, but it looks good. It was sitting in development hell for a while, but he's recently returned to it so I'm hoping it will be released soon.

Where do you place the userJS? Does it work with other themes?

It should work with any theme, but I've only really tested it with the Grey theme since that's what I use. Themes are just images and CSS, though, and the script relies entirely on element classes/IDs/types and doesn't care about the styles or what images are in use.

As for where you put it -- if your browser has userJS support (either directly, like older versions of Opera, or through an extension like Violentmonkey for Chrome or Firefox), just paste it into that and edit the header to replace @include https://my.ubooquity.server/comics/* with the URL of your server. If you use multiple ubooq servers add an @include line for each one of them.

If you can't use userJS in the browser, you'll have to inject it server-side. I have a NixOS configuration for doing that with nginx here, and I can post the generated nginx.conf fragment if you need it.

A quick rundown of the features:
Reading
- the progress bar is replaced with a slider you can use to jump around in the book
- you can fast-exit the book by tapping right twice (at the end) or left twice (at the start) rather than opening the menu
Bookshelf (all of these features require "save reading progress on server" turned on, they don't work with local storage)
- The "read/download" interstitial is gone; click on a book cover to open it or the title to download it
- Individual books will display a page count and 📕 icon if you haven't started reading them, a pages read/total count and 📖 icon if you have, and a check mark if they're finished
- Directories you haven't viewed (since installing the script) will display ?📁
- Directories you have viewed will display a file count and 📁 if you haven't read any books in them, books read/total and 📂 if you've read some books in them, and a file count and check mark if you've read all the books in them.
- "reload" and "mark all read" (or "mark all unread" if you've read everything in that directory) buttons added at the top
Known Issues
- no support for locally-stored read progress
- directory progress just shows ? for unvisited directories even when it knows how many books are inside
- directory progress doesn't distinguish between "you've not opened any of the books in this folder" and "you've opened some but haven't finished any"
- if a directory has multiple pages it only shows you the status for the most recently viewed page rather than for the entire directory; this can be mitigated by setting "# of comics per bookshelf page" to a high number in the admin control panel
- it takes a moment to load when viewing the bookshelf, since it needs to make 1-2 extra queries to the server for each book on the shelf

Medullah posted:

I use Kuboo to read comics from my desktop, it works pretty well. My dream app is something like Plex for comics, tracking what's read and unread, gathers metadata, etc. Since Humble Bundle does comics I've gotten a lot of miscellaneous junk that's a pain to organize.

Yeah, Ubooq is the closest I've found for that but it doesn't do any sort of metadata fetching or help you organize your stuff, it just serves a directory tree. I've hacked together a bunch of shell scripts to help organize comics as I get them but it's not a great solution and very specific to my setup.

Gummy Joe
Aug 16, 2007


Well, I wouldn't have Ol' Chomper here, that's for sure!

The Kins posted:

A ton of Dark Horse books and trades are free on Amazon and Comixology right now, with no announcement or indication of whether it's intentional or a glitch. Here's a list I swiped from BleedingCool/OzBargain and added an entry to, there might even be more out there.

Dark Horse yesterday, Marvel today. More free trades on Amazon and Comixology right now:

Secret Invasion
Planet Hulk
Black Panther by Ta-Nehisi Coates Vol. 2 Collection
Fantastic Four Visionaries - John Byrne Vol. 1
Spider-Man Masterworks Vol. 1
Secret Wars
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal
Captain America Vol. 1: Winter in America
Venom by Donny Cates Vol. 1: Rex

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lifg
Dec 4, 2000
The Young Turks committed the Armenian Genocide.


Muldoon

ToxicFrog posted:

I've hacked together a bunch of shell scripts to help organize comics as I get them but it's not a great solution and very specific to my setup.

I did the same!

https://github.com/jmcguire/dotfile...ename_comics.sh

https://github.com/jmcguire/dotfile...anize_comics.pl

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