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Strangers in Paradise creator Terry Moore has announced that two popular formats will be permanently discontinued

popular strangers in paradise Pocket books, as well as a huge Terry Moore strangers in paradise omnibus, will be permanently out of print in the coming months. Moore abstract studios recently inked a distribution deal with Diamond Books, which will greatly expand its presence beyond the direct comic book market into mainstream bookstores – but that does come with some strings for longtime fans. Both Omnibus and Pocket Books are products that cater exclusively to the sensibilities of the immediate market, and after ensuring that they are no longer sold out on the library market, Moore retires the formats and reissues them. strangers in paradise In a series of four collected editions.

The bad news for new fans is that a number of spin-off stories – such as the fan-favorite “Molly & Poo” strangers who played as an extended defender on Xena: Warrior Princess – It will not be included in bundled releases anymore. This means that if you want them, you’ll either have to buy an old bundled copy – which could soon get expensive – or get the digital comics.

If you’re lucky, you’ve already hopped on at one of Moore’s Humble Bundle charity auctions, where these stories could have been included in the deep library of strangers in paradise and related titles sold in PDF.

This is a statement from Moore Facebook page (run by his wife and publisher Robyn Moore) on the upcoming changes:

Hey guys, if you missed the latest YouTube Studio Sunday ep, you probably don’t know that we’ve signed up with Diamond Book Distributors to put Strangers In Paradise on the book market. The current Omnibus and Pocket Editions will no longer be suitable for the book market, so we’re creating… a new format! The SiP will be divided into four roughly equal volumes so that new readers will get four major books without a huge price tag. To do this, side stories and satirical short stories will be excluded… only the main SiP story will be present, uninterrupted by spin-offs like the Molly & Poo and Xena parodies. That should reduce the story from 2,100 pages to about 1,900 something. SiP is too big! Think of it this way, it ran for 13 TV seasons. yes. Pack *that* Terry! lol

So here’s the inside news. This means that existing Omnibus and Pocket Editions will not be reprinted. They were doomed to be out of print. forever. Reprinting is prohibited. If you want Omnibus buy it soon. If you’re missing the Pocket Edition in your collection, buy it soon. We have all of that at the moment, Rubin says, but our goal right now is to deplete the stock. We’ll never reprint the omnibus… not even if it’s going to stop the next meteor. No, we said no and we meant it. Just like we’re not reprinting these hardcover pages, you can peek at them in the photo. Find another way to stop the meteor. In the meantime, if you have these books, thank you! And hold on to them – someday it will be very difficult to find them!

When the collector’s hardcover had previously sold out, secondary market prices for a copy exploded, racking up several hundred dollars on eBay in that time. Prices have remained fairly steady since they resurfaced, but expect them to pick up quickly.

Pocket books are an interesting case. While they don’t have the same high price point and impressive presentation as the all-in-one set, manga-sized sets are an easy and popular way to carry around large portions of strangers in paradise Without the weight and bulk of a hardcover set. The format is weird, but it’s very popular with Moore’s fans and a good way to hand the story over to others, so that those start to appreciate it on eBay, too.

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