Hardcovers vs. Softcovers?

Hardcovers or Softcovers?


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Ultimates

Well-Known Member
I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem as well. I find myself lately only wanting hardcovers. In fact, I have been thinking of selling my entire Y: The Last man and Walking Dead collection to upgrade to hardcovers. Does this matter to other people, or am I just crazy?
 

thee great one

Master of TOG-fu.
I have this problem also. I only buy the HC's now for the best books that I like the most.

But I like my collection to match.
 

E

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Excelsior Club
I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem as well. I find myself lately only wanting hardcovers. In fact, I have been thinking of selling my entire Y: The Last man and Walking Dead collection to upgrade to hardcovers. Does this matter to other people, or am I just crazy?

I prefer hardcovers where available. I've started getting the Y hardcovers as well, and I upgraded to Omnibus editions for Ultimates, Daredevil, and a few others.

But I like my collection to match.

Yep. Me too.
 

Random

Didn't **** any of those *****es
I like softcovers. It's just weird to me to read a comic from a hardcover, just doesn't feel like a comic book should
 

ProjectX2

Don't expect me to take you with me when I go to s
Hardcovers look better but are more expensive and sometimes harder to read. Softcovers are cheaper and efficient.
 

SSJmole

Face-Punching As Foreign Policy
I like softcovers. It's just weird to me to read a comic from a hardcover, just doesn't feel like a comic book should


Bingo. My thoughts exactly. I prefer soft covers as they feel like more comic like. Hardcovers I don't like. I own a couple as softcover was not available, they heel like a book more than a comic.
 

Captain Canuck

The poster formerly known as captaincanuck65
soft covers are cheaper, I just hate waiting for DC to put out their paperbacks...seriously it takes like a year and a half
 

Friday

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soft covers are cheaper, I just hate waiting for DC to put out their paperbacks...seriously it takes like a year and a half

And now Marvel is moving to more of that model.

Finally, Gabriel said that due to the increasing popularity of Marve"Premiere" hardcovers, they'll be pushing the time between the availability of a Premiere hardcover and a trade paperback of the same material from ts current "about three months" to "about four or five months" to allow retailers to better sell-through the hardcovers before the trade hits stores

So we're talking 8+ months from the end of the storyline to the softcover trade. Now as someone who prefers hardcovers this doesn't bother me. Of course I don't buy enough Marvel for it to bother me at all.

For the question in the thread itself, I prefer Hardcovers. The price point is about $5 dollars or so above soft, but with what I feel is a far superior product. I wish that marvel had stuck with the oversized hcs that they were releasing instead of shifting those to the omnibusd line and doing more premires, but like I said earlier, I don't buy enough Marvel to worry about it. As for DCs trade line, its a mess. I might as well get them sooner. Id like to get Morrison's Batman in HC next.
 

Iceshadow

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And now Marvel is moving to more of that model.



So we're talking 8+ months from the end of the storyline to the softcover trade.

I hate their new policy so much.

For the question in the thread itself, I prefer Hardcovers. The price point is about $5 dollars or so above soft, but with what I feel is a far superior product.

I've seen it closer to $10.
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
Hardcovers look better but are more expensive and sometimes harder to read. Softcovers are cheaper and efficient.

You said it all. Most of the stuff I own are softcovers, merely because they're cheaper and easier to handle while reading. Hardcovers extra weight and annoying slip covers just make them cumbersome to read, though hardcovers do look better. However, I buy my trades based on the story within, not the appearance on the outside, but more importantly, the cheaper price of softcovers. Also, uniformity goes a long way...all my Ultimate trades are softcovers (well, most anyway, with the exception of a few that my LCS owner screwed up on ordering hc instead of sc), as are my Y trades, etc.

This applies to novels as well. I can't justify spending $25-$30 on a hardcover novel when I can buy the softcover for $7 later on, and the softcover will end up taking up less space on the shelf.

Yeah, softcovers all the way.
 

Captain Canuck

The poster formerly known as captaincanuck65
uniformity is a big deal for me too.

I have all of my ultimate trades in Hard cover and everything else in softcover. (Except for a few DC Archive Editions)
 

DIrishB

The Timeline Guy
uniformity is a big deal for me too.

I have all of my ultimate trades in Hard cover and everything else in softcover. (Except for a few DC Archive Editions)

Yeah, I'm like Hitler when it comes to my softcover trades...they all have to be alike and in better than average condition.
 

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