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1 Comic book binding... on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:21 pm

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Just got my X-men: Second Coming bind back from a local bindery today. This is my first bind and really impressed in how it turned out.




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2 Re: Comic book binding... on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:29 pm

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This is what was in the bind. Everything should be in chronological order.

X-men: Second Coming #1
Uncanny X-men #523
New Mutants #12
X-men Legacy #235
X-Force #26
Uncanny X-men #524
X-men: Second Coming Prepare #1 (The part where they are interviewing people)
X-men: Hellbound #1
New Mutants #13
X-men: Second Coming Revelations Blind Science #1
X-men Legacy #236
X-Force #27
X-men: Hellbound #2
X-men: Hellbound #3
Uncanny X-men #525
New Mutants #14
X-men Legacy #237
X-Force #28
X-men: Second Coming #2
Uncanny X-men: The Heroic Age #1
Wolverine Weapon X #16
X-men: Second Coming Prepare (portion where they talk about the Phoenix in general)
X-men: Phoenix Force Handbook (2 pages about Hope)

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3 Re: Comic book binding... on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:42 pm

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Ok details my friend. How did you get this done? How much does it cost? Turnaround time?

Like I said...Details my friend.


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4 Re: Comic book binding... on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:53 pm

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I took a stack of comics (unwanted pages like back cover ads and two sided ads removed) to a local bindery and the one here in the Atlanta area does it for $25. You'd have to call your bindery to see if they do this type of thing. Turn around time that I've seen has been 2-3 weeks but the one I just used is 4-5 weeks.

http://marvelmasterworksfansite.yuku.com/topic/8900/t/Comic-book-binding-FAQ.html

The link above had some really good info on binding comic books. I can try to answer any specific questions you have.

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5 Re: Comic book binding... on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:14 pm

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why do this and not by the trade?


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6 Re: Comic book binding... on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:40 pm

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I did it for a few reasons.

First reason is I didn't really want to use storage space for trades AND the comics that I already collected. Plus it's a nice way to display the collection of comics. 20 issues plus some extra pages that I threw in compress a little over an inch thick (that's with the hardcover). You wouldn't be able to do that if you had them in a long box with bags and boards.

Second the trades wouldn't have it in the order I wanted. For example with X-men: Second Coming trade would only have the main chapters and not the tie-in stories. This way I can have them all in one book which is nice. Plus this particular trade costs about $27 without the tie-in books which is still more expensive than getting the books bound.

That and I think it's cool to have something personalized in your collection. Laughing

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7 Re: Comic book binding... on Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:54 pm

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That looks pretty damn cool. I might have to do that with some of my books some day.

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8 Re: Comic book binding... on Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:19 am

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First of all, there's already a thread about the subject started by you so why have a new one?
http://panelsonpages2009.forumotion.com/comics-in-general-f6/comic-book-binding-t4096.htm

Secondly, awesome!

Thirdly,Jeff Lemire (the excellent Sweet Tooth) was recently a guest on Robot 6's "Shelf Porn" where he showcased his LoSH and JLE binded collection.
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/09/send-us-your-shelf-porn-84/

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9 Re: Comic book binding... on Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:05 am

comedianviet

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Tomer Soiker wrote:First of all, there's already a thread about the subject started by you so why have a new one?
http://panelsonpages2009.forumotion.com/comics-in-general-f6/comic-book-binding-t4096.htm

Secondly, awesome!

Thirdly,Jeff Lemire (the excellent Sweet Tooth) was recently a guest on Robot 6's "Shelf Porn" where he showcased his LoSH and JLE binded collection.
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2010/09/send-us-your-shelf-porn-84/

My bad. I completely forgot about that thread.

I put it up there in hopes of somebody giving me info on getting it done. Now that I got my info and I received my first product I'm hooked. I have to say that purposefully tearing pages on a book was painful but in the end it was totally worth it.

Yeah it was really cool that Jeff Lemire also did it. I saw that on another forum before.

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10 Re: Comic book binding... on Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:13 pm

Thats $69 for those issues if u paid $3 each. Pluse the $25 to bind the comic makes that almost $100 after taxes. Looks really good but the most I have paid for any comic series was probably $20 for a trade or a dollar or less an issue in a lot. I got the entire Blackest Night with every spin off in a huge lot for what amounted to 60 cents an issue with shipping off Ebay.

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11 Re: Comic book binding... on Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:44 am

comedianviet

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Of course it's still going to be cheaper to wait and just buy the trade but you also have to take into account the cost of having to wait for trade. You are paying extra to be able to read all the books as they come out and not having to wait. I'm not going to bind everything I have and never said it was the most economical route all the time. I'll be doing this on a case by case basis. If I wasn't getting the actual comic books every month I would definitely just buy the trades. I wanted a nice collection of this particular story arc to put on my bookshelf and the only way to do that would be to either bind my X-men: Second Coming issues in the reading order I wanted with tie-ins that I already had for $25, or buy the HC for $27 on Amazon which still didn't include the tie-ins. I don't mind paying a little extra to have all the issues in one place, in the reading order I want it to be, and in a nice hardcover.

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12 Re: Comic book binding... on Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:55 pm

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When it comes to things like binding you don't do it to save money. You do it because it looks cool and to collect a group of stories together. You go into it knowing it's going to cost you more to bind then to buy the trade. I think binding is cool. Not sure if I would do it because I'm a fan of floppies but I see the appeal.


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13 Re: Comic book binding... on Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:56 pm

comedianviet

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Got my new Incredible Hercules bind over the weekend. I pretty much combined all the trades from Incredible Herc 112-141 and added Hercules: Fall of an Avengers 1 and 2. This bind didn't turn out as well as the X-men: Second Coming bind because I wasn't as careful in taking out the pages from the trades. The binder probably wasn't comfortable in trimming anything. I do like the look on the spines though.



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14 Re: Comic book binding... on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:15 am

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I got my Immortal Iron Fist binds back.

Immortal Iron Fist is made from all trades Volume 1-5 and Immortal Weapons trade.



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15 Re: Comic book binding... on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:25 am

comedianviet

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Also got my Civil War Binds in. It's a 2 volume set with all the important issues. The mapping for this was complicated and a long list.

Volume 1
New Avengers: Illuminati #1
Amazing Spider-man #529
Amazing Spider-man #530
Amazing Spider-man #531
Civil War #1
Civil War: Frontline #1
Amazing Spider-man #532
New Avengers #21
New Avengers #22
Civil War #2
Amazing Spider-man #533
Civil War: Frontline #2
Fantastic Four #538
New Avengers #23
Civil War: Frontline #3
Civil War: Frontline #4
Civil War: Frontline #5
Iron Man #13
Civil War #3
Civil War #4
Civil War: Frontline #6
Amazing Spider-man #534
Fantastic Four #539
Captain America #22
New Avengers #24
Civil War: The Return #1 (1/2 Sentry)
Iron Man/Captain America: Casualties of War #1

Volume 2
Civil War: Frontline #7
Captain America #23
Captain America #24
Civil War: Frontline #8
Fantastic Four #540 (Only up to The Thing leaving)
Amazing Spider-man #535
Civil War #5
Amazing Spider-man #536
New Avengers #25
Civil War: Frontline #9
Iron Man #14
Fantastic Four #542
Amazing Spider-man #537
Winter Soldier: Winter Kills #1
Civil War #6
Civil War: The Return #1 ( 2/2 Captain Marvel)
Civil War #7
Civil War: Frontline #10
Amazing Spider-man #538
Amazing Spider-man #539
Civil War: Frontline #11
Captain America #25
Civil War: The Confession #1
Civil War: The Initiative #1
Fallen Son #1
Fallen Son #2
Fallen Son #3
Fallen Son #4
Fallen Son #5






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16 Re: Comic book binding... on Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:19 pm

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I should really do that with all the Civil War books I have.

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17 Re: Comic book binding... on Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:06 pm

comedianviet

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It definitely saves on space. I'm looking forward to re-reading it through without having to make sure I'm reading them in order and having to take them out of the bags and boards.

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18 Re: Comic book binding... on Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:12 pm

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This is definitely cool. I may have to look into it someday.

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