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This review is from: The Complete Flash Gordon Library: On the Planet Mongo (Vol. 1) (Alex Raymond Sunday Strips) (Complete Flash Gordon Libr 1) (Hardcover)
5 Stars for the material - However I got this Titan edition instead of the IDW Definitive Flash Gordon & Jungle Jim, and was happy enough with it, but after seeing the IDW reproduction its much better quality and larger format, so i will no longer be getting these Titan editions and will instead opt for the IDW ones. Although this Titan edition is good for the price, as the IDW series costs nearly twice as much (but is much larger format), so choose wisely young Grasshopper!
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Initial post: 19 Aug 2012 04:52:11 BDT
How did you get this edition when it's listed as 'Not yet released'?
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2012 07:34:41 BDT
It was released initially earlier this year (April). Due to the missing strips, i believe the publisher withdraw this first printing and will be re-releasing a corrected version in September.Hope this helps.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Oct 2012 07:46:38 BDT
I must completely disagree with your negative opinion on the printing.
Unlike other readers and reviewers here on Amazon and some other places around the web, I LOVE the scanning, the printing quality and the paper stock on this first Titan collection of legendary Alex Raymond's FLASH GORDON. Everything looks just right, much better than on my old Kitchen Sink hardcovers, and much more faithful than the recen IDW oversized reprint, whose only advantage is their tabloid size, but is marred by too garish colors on too glossy paper and a really ugly, almost amateurish layout and design, whereas Titan's graphic appearance is way much elegant.
The art on this book look as close as possible to the original publication on newsprint, as any good archival reprint edition should do: strive for faithfulness to original presentation.
Don't get me wrong, I would love some pristine edition printing Raymond's art in all its detail and glory from new scans of the original art plates, the way IDW's "Artist Edition" series is doing with some celebrated comic book runs (Walt Simonson's THOR, David Mazzuccheli's DAREDEVIL or Joe Kubert's TARZAN, three books that I own and enjoy), but that should always be considered as an "art book", a side project, not a proper archival presentation of the materials.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2013 10:56:35 BDT
Fair enough. I was comparing it to other reprints not past editions of same material.
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