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Re: Spines
« Reply #360 on: 29 April, 2021, 03:33:04 PM »
Coincidently I also received vol 4 in the post today... shiny.

If you also got a bunch of comics from Comic-Biz-Store and two old issues of Savage Sword, then we may have a dimensional-rupture problem.

But, expecting that you didnt, is this a 'later print' specific thing, or was it always like this do you think? I mean, it still feels like a lovely book... it's just not the same as the others.

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Re: Spines
« Reply #361 on: 29 April, 2021, 07:22:39 PM »
Glad to report the dimensions should hold together, a thorough search showed no other thrill-power to be found in the envelope…

I don’t have the other books in the series (yet…), but I can (ahem) shine… a light on the following:

Books of Invasions 1: Shiny (Sep 2006, 2nd printing)
Books of Invasions 2: Shiny (Jul 2006, 1st printing)
Books of Invasions 3: Shiny (Jul 2007, 1st printing)
The Wanderer: Matt (Apr 2013, 2nd printing)
Book of Scars: Shiny (Nov 2013, 1st printing)
Brutania 4: Shiny (Aug 2018, 1st printing)

So it’s flipped back and forth between shiny and matt, I’m guessing this one is shiny by design.  The question is what format will Dragontamer take…

As you say all great books, I probably lean towards preferring the shiny format.  And to get a spine reference back in, they all feature Slaine artwork on the spine except Brutania 4 (and presumably 1-3).

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Re: Spines
« Reply #362 on: 29 April, 2021, 10:52:24 PM »
My Brutania Vol 4 is shiny too, and the previous 3 matt. Never noticed before, so thanks for that.

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Re: Spines
« Reply #363 on: 30 April, 2021, 09:03:41 AM »
You are very welcome. Mu-hahaaaa.

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Re: Spines
« Reply #364 on: 28 July, 2021, 02:19:15 PM »
There are more books and comics than that, but they're over on the bedside cabinet waiting to be read, including the rest of Corto Maltese among others.

Phew I was about to berate you for being so behind - good to hear the rest are waiting to be read. That's a pretty nice set up and a tidy collection you got going there.

Must update the nerdcave thread at some point as there's been changes since I first set that up.


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Re: Spines
« Reply #365 on: 04 November, 2021, 09:38:21 PM »
Anyone interested in some spine chat? Great!

Did a bit of rearranging last night after liberating some stuff from Scotland recently.


 
Wait! What in Fuck's name have they done to those Trigan Empires! The titles align on 1 & 2 but the diagonal stripe on 1 & 3 and none of the big blue on white numbers at the bottom do at all. Oh, woe!

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« Reply #366 on: 05 November, 2021, 09:43:19 AM »
Stuff the wonky Trigan Empire. I want to know why you have Wingspan and Catan in German.... Very suspicious.

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« Reply #367 on: 05 November, 2021, 10:47:11 AM »
I want to know why you have Wingspan and Catan in German.... Very suspicious.
Not that suspicoius. I live in Switzerland.
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Re: Spines
« Reply #368 on: 05 November, 2021, 12:20:47 PM »
Bugger, I thought I had uncovered a mysterious plot.

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Re: Spines
« Reply #369 on: 07 November, 2021, 09:46:35 AM »
My Brutania Vol 4 is shiny too, and the previous 3 matt. Never noticed before, so thanks for that.

Heaven help you then if you ordered the Dreadnoughts hardback ... a different size again!

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Re: Spines
« Reply #370 on: 18 November, 2021, 07:29:04 PM »
If you get excited about matching spines, check this out.
https://www.foyles.co.uk/blog-penguin-monarchs
Scroll down to see the full glory. I’m going to have to get the full set!

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« Reply #371 on: 18 November, 2021, 08:33:27 PM »
It's even more impressive what they've done with the front covers! (Scroll to the bottom.)

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« Reply #372 on: 18 November, 2021, 09:02:04 PM »
If you get excited about matching spines, check this out.
https://www.foyles.co.uk/blog-penguin-monarchs
Scroll down to see the full glory. I’m going to have to get the full set!

Oh. My. God.

Surprised but to see any of my old History lecturers' names on the spines there but I'm a big fan of the guy who does Athelstan and Henry VI.
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Re: Spines
« Reply #373 on: 18 November, 2021, 10:16:55 PM »
Now that is classy typography. Allow the designer to do what he/she wants and the result is beautifully elegant and cohesive.

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Re: Spines
« Reply #374 on: 20 November, 2021, 04:48:59 PM »
Bugger, I thought I had uncovered a mysterious plot.

he's been called worse.
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