Buster Special 2009

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Re: Buster Special 2009

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Been checking Smiths in Ipswich regularly. No sign of a single copy and the staff don't know what I'm talking about. :cry:

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I'll try Godalming WHSmiths tomorrow and then Guildford again..

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Re: Buster Special 2009

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You won't get it in Guildford.

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Further copies spotted today in Chelmsford -a good dozen or so around the kids comics - meantto check whilst I was in Southend this afternoon, but didn't get a chance.

In the New Year I'll speak to Egmont again and see if there are other ways of getting hold of it for those of you still struggling.
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tony ingram wrote:Been checking Smiths in Ipswich regularly. No sign of a single copy and the staff don't know what I'm talking about. :cry:
It really is a shambles isn't it? As Smiths have proven to be so unreliable I hope next time any "exclusive" idea comes up that publishers will go with a different retail giant. Having said that, the "exclusive" issue of The DFC didn't reach my local Tesco so perhaps the whole concept is pointless.

There has to be a new way of distributing comics to readers that reduces or obliterates using the uncaring "middlemen".

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Re: Buster Special 2009

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Maybe my Buster isn't as good as I thought it was I have 8 dublicate pages. :x

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So to add to my report above about copies with 20 missing pages and others with reversed covers and 20 missing pages, there are also rogue copies out there with 8 duplicated pages ...

How could so many printing mistakes happen?

This is definitely an item to check through before you pay for it (if you can find it).

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Re: Buster Special 2009

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Well, I've had a partial success with this today, I managed to pick up a copy at the Waterloo Station branch (many thanks to bustercomic for the heads up!) only to find the first and last few pages are duplicated, aarrgh!, I'm not gonna spend any more time on trying to source a decent copy, I'll probably just wait till Egmont are selling it and order another one from them.

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django wrote:Well, I've had a partial success with this today, I managed to pick up a copy at the Waterloo Station branch (many thanks to bustercomic for the heads up!) only to find the first and last few pages are duplicated, aarrgh!, I'm not gonna spend any more time on trying to source a decent copy, I'll probably just wait till Egmont are selling it and order another one from them.

You could get a refund from the shop in the meantime.

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This really has been a shocking exerise in publishing - lateness, cronic (in some cases no) distribution, poor racking of titles with them all over the place when the book is in the shops (ie Battle under "Guns and Ammo" etc), now missing and duplicated pages! total amateur stuff and a waste of a good opportunity at Xmas time to shift a few copies. I still want it though! :D

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Oh dear I should have read it propably, those 8 pages of course would have made it 16 dublicate pages which it has.

My 'Buster' Page by Page red dublicate pages.

1.Busters Diary
2.Busters Diary

3.Bluebottle & Basher
4.Vals Vanishing Cream
5.Football Madd
6.The Spectre Inspector
7.Royal Marines Ad
8.Kid Gloves
9.Plane Jane
10.Sammy Brewster's Ski-Board Squad
11.Bluebottle & Basher
12.Vals Vanishing Cream
13.Football Madd
14.The Spectre Inspector
15.Royal Marines Ad
16.Kid Gloves
17.Plane Jane
18.Sammy Brewster's Ski-Board Squad


19.Sammy Brewster's Ski-Board
20.The Leopard From Limes St
21.The Leopard From Limes St
22.Crowjak
23 to 31.Pete's Pocket Army
32.Clever Dick
33.Snooper
34.Buster's Diary

35.Mummy's Boy
36.Kid Kong
37.Kid Kong & Hales Racing Car Ad
38.Draculass - Daughter Of Dracula
39.Martha's Monster Make-up
40.X-Ray Spcecs
41.Gums
42.Kid Kong
43.Mummy's Boy
44.Kid Kong
45.Kid Kong & Hales Racing Car Ad
46.Draculass - Daughter Of Dracula
47.Martha's Monster Make-up
48.X-Ray Spcecs
49.Gums
50.Kid Kong


51.Half of page don't know what it is & Egmont Ad
52.Back Page

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Found it! In Cambridge Smiths, which had loads of them. Didn't notice any duplicated pages either.

It's not with the "childrens" comics (Beano, Dandy, Commando, Classics and all the lame tie-in rubbish, at chest height for an adult), but with the "Adult" comics (Superheroes, 2000AD, Classics Illustrated etc, which are at floor height).

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steelclaw wrote:Oh dear I should have read it propably, those 8 pages of course would have made it 16 dublicate pages which it has.

My 'Buster' Page by Page red dublicate pages.

1.Busters Diary
2.Busters Diary

3.Bluebottle & Basher
4.Vals Vanishing Cream
5.Football Madd
6.The Spectre Inspector
7.Royal Marines Ad
8.Kid Gloves
9.Plane Jane
10.Sammy Brewster's Ski-Board Squad
11.Bluebottle & Basher
12.Vals Vanishing Cream
13.Football Madd
14.The Spectre Inspector
15.Royal Marines Ad
16.Kid Gloves
17.Plane Jane
18.Sammy Brewster's Ski-Board Squad


19.Sammy Brewster's Ski-Board
20.The Leopard From Limes St
21.The Leopard From Limes St
22.Crowjak
23 to 31.Pete's Pocket Army
32.Clever Dick
33.Snooper
34.Buster's Diary

35.Mummy's Boy
36.Kid Kong
37.Kid Kong & Hales Racing Car Ad
38.Draculass - Daughter Of Dracula
39.Martha's Monster Make-up
40.X-Ray Spcecs
41.Gums
42.Kid Kong
43.Mummy's Boy
44.Kid Kong
45.Kid Kong & Hales Racing Car Ad
46.Draculass - Daughter Of Dracula
47.Martha's Monster Make-up
48.X-Ray Spcecs
49.Gums
50.Kid Kong


51.Half of page don't know what it is & Egmont Ad
52.Back Page
The pages listed in red are correct, it's the other copies of those pages which are wrong. The half page on 51 is a continuation of the Kid Kong story.

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Re: Buster Special 2009

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Raven wrote:
django wrote:Well, I've had a partial success with this today, I managed to pick up a copy at the Waterloo Station branch (many thanks to bustercomic for the heads up!) only to find the first and last few pages are duplicated, aarrgh!, I'm not gonna spend any more time on trying to source a decent copy, I'll probably just wait till Egmont are selling it and order another one from them.

You could get a refund from the shop in the meantime.
And Smiths will then fine Egmont for the trouble, - but I can understand the situation.

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Digifiend wrote:
steelclaw wrote: 43.Mummy's Boy
44.Kid Kong
45.Kid Kong & Hales Racing Car Ad
46.Draculass - Daughter Of Dracula
47.Martha's Monster Make-up
48.X-Ray Spcecs
49.Gums
50.Kid Kong


51.Half of page don't know what it is & Egmont Ad
52.Back Page
The pages listed in red are correct, it's the other copies of those pages which are wrong. The half page on 51 is a continuation of the Kid Kong story.
No it's not. The comic ends with a Blarney Bluffer page and a half! It's the first 16 page "signature" that is incorrect (ie: first inner 8 pages and corresponding last inner 8 pages).

A 48 page comic is made up of three 16 page signatures (or parts). steelclaw's copy has a duplicate of the second signature in place of the first signature.

Here's how the end of the comic it should look:

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