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Frankly I think TPB are a great idea coz I like to keep my comics in good
condition. With the DH series, I just read the single issue once and store them
away forever. Then I'll wait for the TPB and use it whenever I want to reread
the story.

"Mo orst" <m00rst@hotmail.com> on 01/03/2000 09:34:18 AM

To:   groop@groo.com
cc:    (bcc: Benny Ng/Sydney SPL/Group)

Subject:  Re: GROO SERIES

>then why
> >not just print them in paperback form to begin with and skip the monthly
> >installments?
>~~ So that saps like us will buy both.  (not that we're saps, but that's
>the principal.)  Ever notice that a lot of TPB have "extras" in them that
>weren't in the comic.  That's the carrot in front of the donkey's nose.
>It's more incentive for those who bought the original issues.

Though I agree with much of your sentiment Nate, I also think that the point
of selling comics is that individual issues are cool and fun, and that
collections of issues are fun and entertaining as possesions.  The TPB's are
definitely the indulgence, but I don't feel funny buying them when I get
lots of enjoyment out of re-reading them and lending them to friends.

If comics went straight to TPB instead of monthly instalments, then it would
take away from the mysticism that I believe still exists in comics, due to
their delicate and "rag" nature.

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