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WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS (DONE!)

Postby maichan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:20 +0000

I guess this is what happens when I procrastinate....

I'm looking for Hardcovers of the 4 volume Hellboy BPRD Plague of Frogs series. It seems all but volume 1 are out-of-print. My local comic book store used to have them, but I waited too long and now they only have the TPBs. I'll probably be ordering Vol 1 from Things From Another World.

I've tried searching In Stock Trades, Stuart Ng Books, and Barnes and Noble without much luck. I am looking on eBay with mixed findings.

EDIT - Looks like Mile High has Volume 2...

Can anyone here help me? Point me in the right direction, or have any for sale. I'm looking to buy for a reasonable price (close to MSRP), not some crazy prices I have seen. Used is fine as long as in good condition.

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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby maichan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:48 +0000



Thanks Steve, that was quick!

Seems they have 1 & 2..... that just leaves 3 & 4 to locate.
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby jabba359 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:20 +0000

Good luck with your search. I had vol. 1 and 2, then they all went out of print. I eventually found a b-stock vol. 4, but ended up buying the paperback of vol. 3 just to complete the series. It still bugs me every time I look at my shelf and see the mismatch. If you happen to find somewhere with multiple copies of vol. 3, I'd definitely be interested in replacing my paperback.

I wish they'd just put them out in Library Editions to match my Hellboys.
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby Steve Hubbell » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:26 +0000

Try calling some of the actual TFAW physical stores and ask if any are in stock in the specific stores. I found a few of the UY HC editions that way....
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby maichan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:41 +0000

Thanks for the info Kyle. If I find multiples of vol 3 I'll let you know - wish us luck! :)

I've place my order for 1 & 2 already. Didn't want to waste time and risk letting them slip through my fingers. I'm frustrated at myself for not getting the HCs when they were readily available, but I never thought they'd go out of print, especially so soon.
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby maichan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:44 +0000

Steve Hubbell wrote:Try calling some of the actual TFAW physical stores and ask if any are in stock in the specific stores. I found a few of the UY HC editions that way....


Thanks Steve! I'll give that a try also.
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby Maka » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:01 +0000

I just want you to spend more money :twisted: (limited signed prints):

http://www.artofmikemignola.com/shop

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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby maichan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 14:57 +0000

maichan wrote:
Steve Hubbell wrote:Try calling some of the actual TFAW physical stores and ask if any are in stock in the specific stores. I found a few of the UY HC editions that way....


Thanks Steve! I'll give that a try also.


So.... I called all the stores, and no luck. The guy helping me at the Portland store referred me to a few other shops, but no luck with any of them either. I even called The Other Realms with same results.

Not looking good so far... :cry:
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Postby maichan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 14:57 +0000

Maka wrote:I just want you to spend more money :twisted: (limited signed prints):

http://www.artofmikemignola.com/shop

Peace, Maka

:shock:

And I thought you were my friend Maka... :lol:
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby Gaffey » Fri Sep 01, 2017 18:28 +0000

maichan wrote:Can anyone here help me? Point me in the right direction, or have any for sale. I'm looking to buy for a reasonable price (close to MSRP), not some crazy prices I have seen. Used is fine as long as in good condition.
Good luck finding volume 3 at retail. I've been looking for years. Ebay is going to be your best bet, but you'll have to pay! I have never seen the hardcover version of volume 3 at a convention or a comic shop.
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby maichan » Fri Sep 01, 2017 19:44 +0000

Gaffey wrote:
maichan wrote:Can anyone here help me? Point me in the right direction, or have any for sale. I'm looking to buy for a reasonable price (close to MSRP), not some crazy prices I have seen. Used is fine as long as in good condition.
Good luck finding volume 3 at retail. I've been looking for years. Ebay is going to be your best bet, but you'll have to pay! I have never seen the hardcover version of volume 3 at a convention or a comic shop.


Thanks... :(

I won't pay that kind of money... I'll just keep searching... I've got all the single comics, so not like I can't read the stories.

I called about a half-dozen local shops today. Many have the softcovers, one had v1 & v2, but no one has v3 or v4.

I don't understand why these are so hard to find. It's not like they are signed and numbered. What makes them so sought after? Short run on the 2 later books? Seems like there is a demand, so why not make a second or third printing? (or did they?).
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Postby Gaffey » Fri Sep 01, 2017 20:29 +0000

To the best of my knowledge, they were never reprinted. Maybe they had trouble selling volume 2 and Dark Horse decided to reduce the print run. Kind of the opposite of what Dark Horse did with UY Saga after Book 1.
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby maichan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:20 +0000

Still looking for volume 3 & 4.

Used is fine. Any leads appreciated. :D
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Re: WANTED - BPRD Plague of Frogs HARDCOVERS

Postby maichan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 13:08 +0000

Just before Christmas, I was able to track down volume 3 on Ebay, and negotiated an offer with the seller. Spent more than I normally would, but I figured I better grab it while I can. Call it a Christmas present to myself. Now I' only trying to find the right volume 4 to pounce on...

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