I don’t know how many of you might have found yourself in this position before but I’ve recently hit a bit of a roadblock in my collection. A while ago I was at a bit of a loose end and looking for something new to read so my local comicbook retailer recommended picking up Transformers: Robots in Disguise volume 1.
When I was young I’d read some of the earlier Marvel imprint transformers comics which, to be honest, kind of put me off at the time. Mostly because of how violent they seemed at the time although that seems funny by modern standards.
Anyway, IDW’s Robots in Disguise series proved to be absolutely fantastic and completely exceeded every expectation I had for the book. I went on to pick up the companion series, ‘More than Meets the Eye’ and that proved similarly excellent. So much so that I decided to go back and pick up the hardback collections of the previous series that the two of them picked up from.
Now, they had been out for a while so sure enough, the local shops only had the most recent volume (8) in stock so I turned to online retailers and managed to pick up volumes 1 and 2 at reasonable prices (about £25 plus p&p) but I’ve tried to pick up volume 3 and can’t find anybody selling ‘new’ copies.
In fact, I’ve found a ‘used’ copy (which I tend to be a bit wary of with graphics) for about £50 all in! I’ll probably end up picking it up eventually (after a bit of a delay since I’ve exceeded my budget this month) but I had a similar issue with the Ultimate Spider-Man collections which went way up to about £75 for the next volume in series for me.
Anyway, have you guys ever had any problems with getting into a series after the fact? What did you do to get around the hurdle, go back to single issues or did you scour the internet and high streets?