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Old 01-29-2010, 01:44 PM   #26
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whether or not these last dozen or so Indy comics are bad. I've neve read them before, so it'll be something new for me to check out
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:41 AM   #27
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Funnily enough though, I quite liked the 'Jason and the Argonauts' movie (with the Harryhausen monsters) so I will be looking forward to that particular issue of Indy.
Cool, Vio. It's the very, last issue - part 3 of 3.
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In regards to the Indy/Marion breakup- it's pretty much covered, the only thing being (which happens with canon and history being tampered with) that Indy is the one to call off the wedding a week before, and wouldn't fit with what happened in the comics UNLESS he somehow had made it up to Marion and were engaged and then, somehow things got screwy (maybe he was on adventure, and he knew he wasn't going to get back in time to get hitched, etc). Otherwise, with the comics, it would make more sense if Marion had broken it off (however this doesn't quite cover the whole meeting Colin Williams through Indy, does it?). Ok, you know what? Maybe it hasn't been covered even mostly, I'm just deluding myself!
I think the timeframe fits, conviently enough, with the abandoned wedding. Without spoiling anything, it's possible that there was enough time for them to get back together, conceive a child and plan a wedding. Maybe. (But we can specualte on that further, once you & others have read Volume #3.)

One thing's for sure...the Marvels are essential to fans of Indy/Marion' tumultuous relationship. Apart from the 2 movies & "Forbidden Eye" TV special, these comics are the only other things out there.
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whether or not these last dozen or so Indy comics are bad. I've neve read them before, so it'll be something new for me to check out
Go for it, Unicorn. You'll enjoy them. I'm not saying they are "bad"...just not as good. (Don't mean to discourage anyone. By all means, go buy the next Omnibus...and hope for more!)
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:48 AM   #28
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I really prefer the original comic books to the omnibus series. I realize that the umnibus is cheaper, better quality graphics, and a nice way to store all of your Indy comics. But I like the nostalgia of the originals But I do have the regualer amnibus as those comics are near imposible to find

But this omnibus has my favorite comic in it just becasue of the short round scenes! on like issue #26
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:10 PM   #29
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I really prefer the original comic books to the omnibus series. I realize that the umnibus is cheaper, better quality graphics, and a nice way to store all of your Indy comics. But I like the nostalgia of the originals But I do have the regualer amnibus as those comics are near imposible to find

But this omnibus has my favorite comic in it just becasue of the short round scenes! on like issue #26

That's why I keep both. I like the "old comic scent" of the originals, along with the lettercols, and Marvel Bullpen Bulletins, etc., but I also enjoy the handy-dandy format that is the Omnibus. I can bring them when I travel(!) and not really concern myself with condition. Both have their advantages.

And like others here, I don't have many of the issues beginning after issue 24; they're difficult to find.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:47 PM   #30
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That's why I keep both. I like the "old comic scent" of the originals, along with the lettercols, and Marvel Bullpen Bulletins, etc., but I also enjoy the handy-dandy format that is the Omnibus. I can bring them when I travel(!) and not really concern myself with condition. Both have their advantages.

And like others here, I don't have many of the issues beginning after issue 24; they're difficult to find.

see that's the thing I have a comic shop very close to me that has (had) ALL of them! So every now and then I go in and get one or two. Right now I'm up to issue 26, and the have the rest up to issue 34 all at 2 bucks a pop
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:57 PM   #31
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see that's the thing I have a comic shop very close to me that has (had) ALL of them! So every now and then I go in and get one or two. Right now I'm up to issue 26, and the have the rest up to issue 34 all at 2 bucks a pop

Consider yourself fortunate; there's only two comic stores left here in town and the better store is far away, but doesn't carry the Marvel issues.

The Further Adventures make for great late-night reading...
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:05 AM   #32
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In regards to the Indy/Marion breakup- it's pretty much covered,...
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...(But we can specualte on that further, once you & others have read Volume #3.)
Was just looking at the Omnibus and you're right. Marion's appearances are finished with Vol. 2.

As Shorty would say, "Big mistake! Big mistake! No mo' Mawion!"
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:39 PM   #33
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Omnibus 3 is scheduled to ship to comic shops this Wednesday:

http://www.previewsworld.com/public/...c=6&s=449&ai=0

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Old 02-26-2010, 12:11 PM   #34
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just picked my omnibus and it ends with the last crusade, so no kotcs in it , oh well , it was the marvel series that was promised. can't wait to read the adventures again
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:19 AM   #35
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I'm saving on buying this to when I get to Supanova after Easter (mostly coz I don't really plan on buying much else there, except for Return to the Labyrinth #3).

After this, all my Indy comic collection will be complete save for a few issues I have missing from my Young Indiana Jones Chronicles adaption comic run.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:23 AM   #36
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I just picked up the FAOIJ Omnibus Volume 3 by DH - I'm glad that this came out earlier than planned (it came out in late February, and was scheduled for mid-March). Though I haven't had a chance to read all of the issues yet, this looks to be a great volume. I had completely stopped collecting/reading this series back in the '80's when these issues first came out, so this will be the first time I've read any of these.

Kudos and Thanks to DH for remastering, recoloring, and reprinting these volumes, with all of the covers.

I'll post more once I read all of the issues.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:16 PM   #37
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Got all the Marvels in Finnish (I have duplicates for sell if anyone's interested) so won't be buying this one.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:53 AM   #38
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Finally finished Furthur Adventures of IJ Volume 3. I'm happy that I was finally able to get these issues! My review (No Spoilers):

- Issues #25-#34 were excellent. Extremely well-done stories, which were very much in keeping with the type of mythos established in the films. The art by the great Steve Ditko was amazing, and I was also extremely impressed by the cover art for many of these issues - most notable were the handful of covers with superb K. Pollard artwork, and #25 w. Mike Golden art.

- I flipped through the 4-issue LC adaptation, and was extremely underwhelmed by the art (I had never seen/read this before, since my first hiatus from comics was in the late 1980's). I feel they should have gotten another artist for this adaptation - Ditko would have been great, but he may have been unavailable since this limited series came out 4 years after the regular series ended.

Anyway, overall this was a great volume, and worth getting if only for issues #25-34. Too bad there will be no more volumes, but at the same time I'm happy that my Marvel IJ collection is finally complete.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:43 AM   #39
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^ They (as in Dark Horse) could do one more Omnibus because of the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles comic run. I have a number of those issues, however not a complete collection, and I'm sure Young Indy fans like myself, Stoo and you, phantom train, would value such a nice little Omnibus of YIJC comics. I guess the fact that Old Indy no longer appears in the films and the lack thereof popularity in the States anyway, would be seen as a profit making problem on the part of DH publishing the tales.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:30 AM   #40
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^ They (as in Dark Horse) could do one more Omnibus because of the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles comic run. I have a number of those issues, however not a complete collection, and I'm sure Young Indy fans like myself, Stoo and you, phantom train, would value such a nice little Omnibus of YIJC comics. I guess the fact that Old Indy no longer appears in the films and the lack thereof popularity in the States anyway, would be seen as a profit making problem on the part of DH publishing the tales.

I agree - now that the Marvel IJ issues have all been reprinted, the next logical IJ reprint collection would be a YIJC DH Omnibus. I had some of the single issues in the '90's, but don't know where they are now. One of the things I remembered from the comics was that they included some scenes that were cut from the final episodes, so it would be nice to see these reprinted.

Also, as has been mentioned on this board, there are a number of well-done foreign IJ comics that would be great to see reprinted - these would probably/possibly all fit into one Omnibus. I would definitely be onboard for these as well (as long as they were translated into English).
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Old 04-11-2010, 01:57 AM   #41
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Was just looking at the Omnibus and you're right. Marion's appearances are finished with Vol. 2.

As Shorty would say, "Big mistake! Big mistake! No mo' Mawion!"

No, Stoo, you were right the first time!

Just bought Vol 3 yesterday at Supanova, and starting reading it, and Marion is in the 1st issue for a few panels.

She gets stood up by Indy at some big lecture thing, that she's hosting. She gets p.o. and leaves.


So, like you said, there's a possibility for the events implied in KOTCS, in Marion's exit in the Omnibus. It's not as dead pan, as the previous Omnibus implied.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:26 PM   #42
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I also think this could be Indy's walkout mentioned in Indy 4. And over a rumored city of gold! Spoiler here: there's nothing supernatural in this Omnibus 'cept a guy with an amulet, and a grail. After that dragon nonsense it's a relief.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:56 AM   #43
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I also think this could be Indy's walkout mentioned in Indy 4. And over a rumored city of gold!

I hope not, it's very much Marion leaving Indy and not the other way around.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:14 AM   #44
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Just got my copy a couple days ago. I've read the first three stories so far and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. If it keeps up with this pace, it will easily outrank volume 2.
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:44 AM   #45
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Just finished reading volume 3. Easily the best of the series.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:00 AM   #46
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marvel comics did have a good run with the indy books ? it would have been nice for them to do more but i think they realized that with last crusade it was going to be the last movie and they decided to quit while they were ahead .
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:06 PM   #47
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marvel comics did have a good run with the indy books ? it would have been nice for them to do more but i think they realized that with last crusade it was going to be the last movie and they decided to quit while they were ahead .

The last issue of TFAOIJ was #34 in early 1986. I guess the comic wasn't selling well enough, even after the move to bi-monthly publication. I'm surprised that DC didn't pick up the rights (if they were available), as they did a great job on Star Trek, which was another book that Marvel had first and gave up on.

As for vol. 3, the last issue I bought back then was #24, so vol. 3 begins right when I stopped buying Indy...and comics in general.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:20 AM   #48
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Yeah, it's too bad they finished up on issue #34. I think the series was finally starting to pick up. I think Linda Grant's stories were among the best of the lot. I'd like to know what kind of ideas Grant may have been conjuring before the cancellation.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #49
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I agree it's unfortunate that the FAOIJ ended with issue #34. The whole series was, overall, very well-done, especially the Steve Ditko-drawn issues. I just don't think that the IJ franchise had a strong enough following at the time to sustain a long-term, monthly comic book series.
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:28 PM   #50
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Release in the UK?

Anyone seen Volume 3 for sale in the UK?

Amazon say it's "not yet been released:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Indiana-Jone...6&sr=8-1-fkmr0

And on going into my local Forbidden Planet they can't order it in...

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