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Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« on: December 05, 2018, 03:52:01 PM »

So.. I was cleaning out the garage trying to find room for yet more junk that'll likely never get used or see the light of day again when I came across an old storage bin that hadn't been opened in over 12 years. In it were all kinds of old PC games circa early 2000's...and these!


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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 04:58:02 AM »
So.. I was cleaning out the garage trying to find room for yet more junk that'll likely never get used or see the light of day again when I came across an old storage bin that hadn't been opened in over 12 years. In it were all kinds of old PC games circa early 2000's...and these!


A while back I found someone selling the entire set of all the hardcopy comics on ebay.  I bought it and enjoyed some tears and nostalgia.
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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 08:16:20 PM »
I didn't even know there were hardcopy versions!

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 12:34:34 AM »
Oh, yes, and early on they mailed them to subscribers.

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 06:00:50 AM »
I didn't even know there were hardcopy versions!
I have the full set.  They'll have to be pried out of my cold, dead hands.
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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 12:04:33 PM »
What a find! How many issues were there in the run? Was it ongoing or a limited series? I didn't know about these but I think I'd love to check them out.

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 12:16:52 PM »
The original book ran for 12 issues.  You can see all the covers here:

https://www.comics.org/series/13687/covers/

I really enjoyed this run.   The story doesn't exactly match the game lore but I'm good with that.

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 01:02:32 PM »
The original book ran for 12 issues.  You can see all the covers here:

https://www.comics.org/series/13687/covers/

I really enjoyed this run.   The story doesn't exactly match the game lore but I'm good with that.
Thank you so much for that link, they look great. I'm going to try and find a set, I'd love to revisit Paragon City, even if in this form. I think that's probably one of CoX's greatest strengths, that even years later we can still remember the Carnies, Goldbrickers, Crey Industries, Rikti, Vanguard, Arachnos, Midnight Club, all the super-teams, all this rich, interconnected lore where each of our heroes/villains gets to have a unique journey through these multiple stories and adventures. Actual comic books are a natural fit for the world since they provided the inspiration in the first place.

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 06:56:45 PM »
So.. I was cleaning out the garage trying to find room for yet more junk that'll likely never get used or see the light of day again when I came across an old storage bin that hadn't been opened in over 12 years. In it were all kinds of old PC games circa early 2000's...and these!


If you flip those books over, are their mailing labels on the back of those bags?

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 07:31:40 PM »
There's a more extensive set of cover pics here https://web.archive.org/web/20121014173246/http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/media-and-downloads/comic-archive/ but the actual free downloads aren't working anymore. https://readcomiconline.to/ has all but the special edition ones, which may have been reprints or collections, idk. I remember trying to read them back when the game was live but not making it far. Thinking I'll try again to see if nostalgia helps.

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 08:11:07 PM »
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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 08:43:51 PM »
If you flip those books over, are their mailing labels on the back of those bags?

Well yes there are but as they show my current address I won't be posting pictures of that. LoL

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 08:47:50 PM »
Oh, yes, and early on they mailed them to subscribers.

I was with CoH for the whole journey but I was only mailed the regular comics (soft cover) so this is still news to me. I must have missed the memo.

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2018, 12:05:11 AM »
There's a more extensive set of cover pics here https://web.archive.org/web/20121014173246/http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/media-and-downloads/comic-archive/ but the actual free downloads aren't working anymore. https://readcomiconline.to/ has all but the special edition ones, which may have been reprints or collections, idk. I remember trying to read them back when the game was live but not making it far. Thinking I'll try again to see if nostalgia helps.

I didn't care for the series by Image. 

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2018, 12:06:20 AM »
Well yes there are but as they show my current address I won't be posting pictures of that. LoL

I thought I recognized those bags!

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2018, 01:07:25 PM »
The original book ran for 12 issues.  You can see all the covers here:

https://www.comics.org/series/13687/covers/
See Also:  https://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Comics

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2018, 01:21:25 PM »
See Also:  https://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Comics

(Poor Paragon Wiki, everyone has forgotten about you.  :'( )

After reading the first comic yesterday I had to go to paragonwiki to double check that my nerdrage at the paragon newbie going to a hazard zone off Atlas and fighting Freakshow was justified.

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Re: Found Buried in a Storage Bin
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2018, 12:00:56 PM »
After reading the first comic yesterday I had to go to paragonwiki to double check that my nerdrage at the paragon newbie going to a hazard zone off Atlas and fighting Freakshow was justified.
Hahaha, thank you for that laugh. I used to hate those hazard zones. I was a CoV player thru and thru, so the trains and hazard zones were so baffling! "Wait, the hospital is in another zone!?" I never spent much time in them, or blueside for that matter. I think two 50s (regen scrapper and shield tanker), a couple of middlings and some failed-to-launches :-)

Well I've sourced 10 of the 12 of these but the other two are giving me trouble. Not easy to find near mint copies, and being outside the US, shipping will be more than the book price :-\