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the “Death of Superman” and I wanna buy the comic book on Amazon, but they have two different versions of it. The 1993 with 168 pages while the newer one has 160. I know it might not be a huge difference, but I just wanna know which one is the best one to buy? Please help!!!
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The 1993 is the famous one. I haven’t heard of the new one. The 1993 was awesome. Has my full recommendation.
Go with the higher page count
Generally when one book has a higher page count it includes either a forward by someone in the industry talking about the historical context of the work or an artist gallery or some such additional content. If there isn’t a price difference to factor in go with the book with more pages.
Looking it up on Amazon, there was a new printing of it in 2013. It’s the same book as the 1993 trade, just a newer printing.
The best option for The Death and Return of Superman in trade paperback form is the five volume run from 2016 that debuted in conjunction with the theatrical release of Batman v Superman. They included some material that wasn’t in the previous trade run that was available in multiple printings from 1993 to early 2016.
You could always get the Death and Return omnibus but the individual five volume run from '16 is most likely cheaper.
I know this is late, but I am not interested in watching anything now, so I am here to drop some trivia. The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus has missed a few comics for the complete run, but there is no need to fear. While Underdog will not appear, a 2nd printing of the DaRoS Omnibus will, and hopefully it will be complete. I still wouldn’t mind if not because then I will try to get the first printing with the 2011 logo.
Nice Underdog reference.
If you’re into digital, all five volumes of D&R are on sale for $4.99 each. $25 for everything is a heck of a good deal. These are the volumes published in 2016 that do contain the whole shebang.
I think that new omnibus is due out next year. I’m slightly interested in it (depends on what Amazon’s final price will be) because it’s tempting to have the whole honkin’ story in one big honkin’ book.
Don’t buy the 2007ish omnibus. It’s heavily edited and missing some pages.
@Vroom I recently looked up the new edition of DaRoS omnibus and it has some new issues, but it is also missing a few as well. The trades, like you mentioned, is the best way to go.
Just looked up the trades and it is still missing issues. I know it is missing Justice League of America #69 which is included in the omnibus. Hopefully there will be a collection someday that collects everything.
Update: Amazon does not list Justice League of America #69, yet dc.wiki’s page on the issue says it’s included in the trades. Not sure which is right.
Again, another update. The Kindle version of trade 2 includes a news time, but no issue 69, while the paperback lists 69, but no news time.
I just checked and JLA #69 and the Newstime mag are in the 2016 edition of Death.
Kindle or paperback? Also, on what site?
Print and digital. I used to have the print version and clear as day remember it there and I checked my digital copy and they’re there.
$4.99 on the DC app
Thank you, not sure why Amazon is missing the details.
You’re welcome =)
Sorry to keep bringing in new information, but the DC Comics app shows book 2, 4, and 5 missing 12, 13, and 16 pages less than the Amazon versions. Any reason why? Not sure what content is missing, but it is cheaper to get 2 on DC Comics app.
Hmm, I don’t know. I would go with the DC app listings. Amazon has a tendency to mislabel things from time to time.
I just finished doing some research, and I think the extra pages may come from a story called bloodline. Was that included with the DC Comics app version?
Also, to kill two stones (stones are considered living) with one bird (keeps at least one bird alive), is the DaRoS trade run free of profanity?