I may have given the Deaths Head II tpb a go just for THE BODY IN QUESTION but in tried and tested piss-poor Panini quality control I saw that all the copies in FPG were already visibly falling apart despite being new, so I passed. Honestly, Panini, when will they learn? Is there another company which has such poor production quality on their books? I think not.
The only Panini trade I owned I bought online from a bookshop and it has remained in good condition. I think that's the way to go if you want a Panini trade, you aren't going to get a decent copy on the shelves.
I've bought both of the Deaths Head trade, the first from Amazon and the second from FPL. Both copies have ingrained dirt on the first non-card page (the one that has the Deaths Head logo). I can visibly clean it if I wet a finger and run it down the page. I've noticed similar problems with the Titan Spiderman trades. I think you're right. There does seem to be something wrong in Titan's printing facility.
My copy of Volume 2 also contains graffiti scrawled across the page by Sigmund Furmite or someone, but I won't mention it further.
Post by charlesrocketboy on Feb 16, 2008 16:39:03 GMT
Reading his Marvel Appendix profile, I have to ask anyone who read him: was his series as garbled, random and messy as the description makes it sound, or did it hang together? (After all, the original DH hopped around time & space a lot and managed)
Also, personality wise - does he still have the original Death's Heads total amorality and avarice, or did that get dropped?
Post by charlesrocketboy on Feb 17, 2008 1:45:12 GMT
Rereading the Marvel UK bits on Marvel Appendix does make it look considerably less coherent...
Though it also introduced me to this chap and his dodgy-conspiracy-agency bosses D.U.C.K. , and now I really want to read the comic he was in.
"Stand back, civilians. These alleged happenings do not concern you! The existence of this robot is a state secret--this unconfirmed siting is a matter for the authorities...You are not authorized to see it!"