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IlexGarodan
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Canada
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Posted - 13 Feb 2007 :  03:11:36  Show Profile  Visit IlexGarodan's Homepage  Send IlexGarodan an AOL message Send IlexGarodan a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Checking at my local comic store (where I also buy my D&D books), I found a comic rack filled with the old Forgotten Realms comic series-- issues #1-14 and the Annual. And with the low price of $1.00 Canadian per issue, I feel as though it's a steal!!

To those who have read and/or own the issues, is it worth it?

Charles Phipps
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Posted - 13 Feb 2007 :  03:30:53  Show Profile  Visit Charles Phipps's Homepage Send Charles Phipps a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes.

Very good stuff.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 13 Feb 2007 :  06:13:47  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I loved the old comic books. Now only do I still have them, they're among the only comics I've not put into storage.

There were actually two titles set in the Realms. Obviously, Forgotten Realms was one of them. The other was Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, which was set mostly in Waterdeep. There were a couple of weak issues, but overall, the stories and artwork were quite good.

A lot of characters and events from the comics have since been incorporated into printed Realmslore, too.

Are the old comics worth it? I shall sic a swarm of Miniature Giant Space Hamsters on you if you don't jump on this excellent opportunity!

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Delzounblood
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Posted - 13 Feb 2007 :  10:34:16  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
MY GOD MAN!!!!!

Buy the comics!!!!

In mint condition people can pay a lot of money for #1 and the annuals!

I know I have lots in stock

But at $1 CD each buy the lot!

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IlexGarodan
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Canada
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Posted - 13 Feb 2007 :  22:09:19  Show Profile  Visit IlexGarodan's Homepage  Send IlexGarodan an AOL message Send IlexGarodan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, it appears I was wrong. The store had almost all of the issues. I picked up issues 1, 2, and 5 (with 3 and 4 nowhere to be seen.) So far.. I LOVE IT!!

Could someone PM me what happens in #3 and #4? I'm dying to find out what happens!

Oh, and Wooly Rupert.. would one of those Miniature Giant Space Hamsters belong to a bald Rashemi Berserker Ranger? :P
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by IlexGarodan


Oh, and Wooly Rupert.. would one of those Miniature Giant Space Hamsters belong to a bald Rashemi Berserker Ranger? :P



I've heard of him, but I have no first-hand knowledge of that one.

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Faramicos
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Posted - 13 Feb 2007 :  23:08:45  Show Profile  Visit Faramicos's Homepage Send Faramicos a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Never heard of these comics... I will try and look them up. Hard though to find any of the old stuff in the danish gaming stores. But it sounds like its worth a try.

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Xysma
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USA
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Posted - 14 Feb 2007 :  17:19:42  Show Profile  Visit Xysma's Homepage Send Xysma a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Faramicos

Never heard of these comics... I will try and look them up. Hard though to find any of the old stuff in the danish gaming stores. But it sounds like its worth a try.



They are definitely worth the effort of locating them. They pop up on Ebay regularly and I've found them on several sites that sell back issue comics, but those sites are usually too pricey.

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Delzounblood
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 15 Feb 2007 :  10:46:40  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi there IlexGarodan,

Re issues #3 & #4

I have those in stock if you want?

remember 10% off marked price for Candlekeep members in my Ebay shop!

Plus many other numbers of AD&D and Forgotten Realms comics too.

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MerrikCale
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USA
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Posted - 20 Feb 2007 :  02:20:04  Show Profile  Visit MerrikCale's Homepage Send MerrikCale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They were fun. How many did they actually publish?



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Zaknafein
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USA
77 Posts

Posted - 20 Feb 2007 :  06:10:25  Show Profile  Visit Zaknafein's Homepage Send Zaknafein a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hmm perhaps i should go out and try to find a copy of some of these


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Delzounblood
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 Feb 2007 :  09:55:27  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MerrikCale

They were fun. How many did they actually publish?



I'm not 100% sure but I had the full run of 36 + #1 Annual

But as they only ever made a #1 annual it looks like only one run of comics #1 - #36 plus the annual #1

and Zaknafein if you are looking to get some I have loads on ebay! not a full collection anymore but most numbers.

They are still a really great read, even for a 32 year old like me

I thought I had grown out of comics (&D&D, lucky me the wife bought me a new set of core books) until a few years ago when I found a limited edition Calvin & Hobbs comic book i have since then I pick some up every now and then to escape!


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TomCosta
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
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Posted - 20 Feb 2007 :  18:01:38  Show Profile Send TomCosta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You might check with Mile High Comics online. They should at least note the length of the run and may have copies for sale too, though they are probably pricier.
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Delzounblood
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 20 Feb 2007 :  22:00:12  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomCosta

You might check with Mile High Comics online. They should at least note the length of the run and may have copies for sale too, though they are probably pricier.



Does this mean my humble shop has been graced by one of my idols!!!!

If it has I am pleased beyond ..... speach

if not then Tom pay a visit!!



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TomCosta
Forgotten Realms Designer

USA
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Posted - 21 Feb 2007 :  21:58:46  Show Profile Send TomCosta a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I purchased almost the entire run of the FR and AD&D series from Mile High several years back. I was very pleased. They had just about every issue I didn't.
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The Sage
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Posted - 21 Feb 2007 :  23:18:55  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomCosta

You might check with Mile High Comics online. They should at least note the length of the run and may have copies for sale too, though they are probably pricier.

Things From Another World also have several copies of the more "harder to obtain" issues -- or rather, they did the last time I checked.

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Delzounblood
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Posted - 22 Feb 2007 :  10:14:09  Show Profile Send Delzounblood a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomCosta

I purchased almost the entire run of the FR and AD&D series from Mile High several years back. I was very pleased. They had just about every issue I didn't.



if you need any your missing just contact me!!
or vist my ebay shop.

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IlexGarodan
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Canada
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Posted - 17 May 2007 :  20:44:11  Show Profile  Visit IlexGarodan's Homepage  Send IlexGarodan an AOL message Send IlexGarodan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I cast Necromancy magic to bring this topic back to life!

I finally bought all of the issues that my comic store had, and quite frankly, I'm disappointed that the series ended at #25. I rather enjoyed it!

Though, I just discovered they carry the old AD&D comics, and it's the entire collection too. Once I'm paid, I'll "liberate" the comics from their hands.
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 17 May 2007 :  21:40:20  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IlexGarodan

I cast Necromancy magic to bring this topic back to life!

I finally bought all of the issues that my comic store had, and quite frankly, I'm disappointed that the series ended at #25. I rather enjoyed it!

Though, I just discovered they carry the old AD&D comics, and it's the entire collection too. Once I'm paid, I'll "liberate" the comics from their hands.



Oddly, it's the AD&D characters who have seen the most usage since the comics end -- most notably, Kyriani being named as a Lord of Waterdeep in City of Splendors: Waterdeep.

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Steven Schend
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Posted - 19 May 2007 :  12:16:30  Show Profile  Visit Steven Schend's Homepage  Send Steven Schend a Yahoo! Message Send Steven Schend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by IlexGarodan

I cast Necromancy magic to bring this topic back to life!

I finally bought all of the issues that my comic store had, and quite frankly, I'm disappointed that the series ended at #25. I rather enjoyed it!

Though, I just discovered they carry the old AD&D comics, and it's the entire collection too. Once I'm paid, I'll "liberate" the comics from their hands.



Oddly, it's the AD&D characters who have seen the most usage since the comics end -- most notably, Kyriani being named as a Lord of Waterdeep in City of Splendors: Waterdeep.



Yeah, that's mostly my fault.

Steven
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MerrikCale
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Posted - 19 May 2007 :  14:11:24  Show Profile  Visit MerrikCale's Homepage Send MerrikCale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
does anyone if they ever plan to do a TPB on these series?



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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 19 May 2007 :  16:41:06  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MerrikCale

does anyone if they ever plan to do a TPB on these series?



Many people have suggested this. But due to licensing issues, and the age and popularity of the comic, it's not likely.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 19 May 2007 :  16:44:27  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Steven Schend

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by IlexGarodan

I cast Necromancy magic to bring this topic back to life!

I finally bought all of the issues that my comic store had, and quite frankly, I'm disappointed that the series ended at #25. I rather enjoyed it!

Though, I just discovered they carry the old AD&D comics, and it's the entire collection too. Once I'm paid, I'll "liberate" the comics from their hands.



Oddly, it's the AD&D characters who have seen the most usage since the comics end -- most notably, Kyriani being named as a Lord of Waterdeep in City of Splendors: Waterdeep.



Yeah, that's mostly my fault.

Steven
who used to be the liaison for TSR with DC Comics on the AD&D comic



Indeed. Still, though characters from the FR comics have popped up in other places, they've been mostly left alone. Vartan Hai Sylvar has appeared in a couple of spots (mostly in relation to Labelas Enoreth), and Dwalimar Omen was mentioned in Shining South, but that's about it. They've basically been left alone.

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MerrikCale
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Posted - 19 May 2007 :  17:47:51  Show Profile  Visit MerrikCale's Homepage Send MerrikCale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by MerrikCale

does anyone if they ever plan to do a TPB on these series?



Many people have suggested this. But due to licensing issues, and the age and popularity of the comic, it's not likely.



the reprint a lot of junk these days though. Its pretty easy cash for the comic compnaies since they arlready have the product. These need to buy paper.



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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 19 May 2007 :  18:28:12  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MerrikCale

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by MerrikCale

does anyone if they ever plan to do a TPB on these series?



Many people have suggested this. But due to licensing issues, and the age and popularity of the comic, it's not likely.



the reprint a lot of junk these days though. Its pretty easy cash for the comic compnaies since they arlready have the product. These need to buy paper.



Yeah, but DC did not solely own those titles. TSR licensed them to DC. Besides, I don't think sales were great for those books -- they were aimed at a rather small subset of comic readers, not just the broader market of comic readers.

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MerrikCale
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Posted - 19 May 2007 :  20:21:11  Show Profile  Visit MerrikCale's Homepage Send MerrikCale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by MerrikCale

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by MerrikCale

does anyone if they ever plan to do a TPB on these series?



Many people have suggested this. But due to licensing issues, and the age and popularity of the comic, it's not likely.



the reprint a lot of junk these days though. Its pretty easy cash for the comic compnaies since they arlready have the product. These need to buy paper.



Yeah, but DC did not solely own those titles. TSR licensed them to DC. Besides, I don't think sales were great for those books -- they were aimed at a rather small subset of comic readers, not just the broader market of comic readers.



very true. but theydo release a lot of even obscure things into TPB.



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