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Books you may or may not know exist - 25

Another week another book but this time gone with the two currently releasedbooks for the ever wonderful Cucumber Quest! I can't honestly remember how I stumbled over it now but I've always loved the art style and the general piss take of general hero saves world conventions, the nifty world, the great Disaster Master designs (I love Rose Master's recent debut!) and Lord Cabbage being a consistent jerk face. Plus who can forget Crabbro, bro.

Also will be a DVD next week! Leaning to a boxset currently.

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Original release date: 2012 and 2013
My copy's date: 2012 and 2013
Page length: 179 and 228
Source of acquisition: Kickstarter
Technically not released here.
Store link
Notes: Seriously I love this comic it's well worth archive diving if you have the time!

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Away for the week!

I'll be awol till next Saturday though will be active on Twitter throughout as thats the least pain in the ass to log in and not break things at home.

Taking a mob of books (Numbers likely to increase), sketchpad and the 3DS so who knows what I'll get up to! See you when I get back :)
I'll be missing the next two Saturdays due to being away on Holiday less I actually figure out what the day is when I'm back and don't forget, just forewarning!

I got this recently and question why I didn't sooner. It is an absolutely gorgeous set with amazing music. Well worth tracking down!

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Original release date: 2000
My copy's date: 2000
Track number: 150 across 5 CDs
Source of acquisition: Amazon
Wiki link about
Notes: It has a jazzy version of Fly Me to the Moon and it is PERFECT.

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Books you may or may not know exist - 23

Sorry for the day delay, come down with something and as of yesterday I've hit the massive cough fit stage and keep blanking things entirely.

This is something I pledged for on Kickstarter last December and got this month. Got bashed in the post but no surprise as things often end up bent on the way but this is a gorgeous book with six completely different art styles from six different artists each with their own section. I admit I got it mostly for the gorgeous critter art from two of the artists but for such a small selection of artwork from the girls, it's all pretty damn gorgeous :)

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Original release date: 2014
My copy's date: 2014
Page length: 136
Source of acquisition: Kickstarter
Released here.
Amazon link
Notes: Our Amazon had it up for preorder but looks like as per usual they lost interest in selling it, go figure!

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Books you may or may not know exist - 22

Given the birthday I figured I'd dig out the only one of her books I've managed to grab as yet. Musical magic wars, it jsut works and it is so damn GOOD for it.

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Original release date: 1980
My copy's date: 2000
Page length: 256
Source of acquisition: BHF
Released here.
Amazon link
Notes: This is book 2, I'm working on tracking down book 1!

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Books you may or may not know exist - 21

Guess what I found for 20p this week!

I've been after the original book since I discovered it existed a few years now so finding a copy during the week is awesome as can finally read it! I've read a couple of chapters already and the difference is quite amazing yet the right vibe is still there. Bambi's just seen the meadow for the first time, didn't know wtf to do as was so used to deer trails and ready to bolt if his mother told him so she got him to chase her to learn he can shoot around like a lunatic where it's safe. It's really neat!

This copy also has the 1967 illustrations added from the edition of that year!

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Original release date: 1928
My copy's date: 1988
Page length: 222
Source of acquisition: Chic n Shabby
Released here.
Amazon link
Notes: I do question those deer limbs on the cover. Given the age while the pages are badly age stained it's in good condition!

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So because of the whoops week switch....

Yes by rights everyone should know about these. They have aged stupidly well, they are still brilliant and you can also only get two volumes in the UK.

Wait what?

Yeeeah much like only the first half of Season 2 of Gargoyles getting a release, Beast Wars getting 5 episodes and Duck Tales having episodes removed, volume 3 and 4 of the Batman series never got a release here either despite claiming they would. Stranger still, two of the films never were either namely Batman and Mr. Freeze: Sub  Zero or the Batman of the Future film (Not that any of THAT series got released here either mind). You have to import the lot.

But! For some reason despite being Region 1 all these Batman gems will play on PAL systems for no apparent reason so if you're a fellow European missing out because of distributors being weird (We're pretty used to it) now you know! :)

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The Amercian boxes ae oddly chunkier than ours as well, for more odd.

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Books you may or may not know exist - 19

I got my weeks mixed up so it's a book this week and next will will be the monthly DVD. Sorry about that! Be back to normal the following week it's purely me having a derp moment and realising too late to take another photo and pick something out.

This is a fairly old one I picked up a couple years back. Why a lot of the reserve info is out of date, it's still filled with gorgeous watercolours, photos and pen n ink drawings which made it worth picking up. I'm really bad for picking books up because of the artwork but when it's cheap, long as there is space suppose it's dealable.

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Original release date: 1983
My copy's date: 1983
Page length: 173
Source of acquisition: BHF
Released here.
Amazon link
Notes: Random sun damage only on the left side go!

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Books you may or may not know exist - 18

Sorry about the bad photo, it's been on off downpours with a biiig storm rolling in today so the lighting has been terrible throughout.

As you may or may not know, I tend to collect the BBC series books as they always have amazing photography along with the information and behind the scenes stuff of the series it accompanied originally.  They make really good reference material no matter how old the actual book/series is.

This series covered:The great flood, The great feast, The great migration, The great melt, The great salmon run-British, The great tide.

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Original release date: 2009
My copy's date: 2009
Page length: 320
Source of acquisition: The Works
Released here.
Amazon link
Notes: This was actually a great series and had some good shots of the infamous spy cams too!

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Books you may or may not know exist - 17

Another week and another book! I wanted to go back to something art related this time.

I've had this beastie for a couple years now though haven't got round to watching the disc as yet. It covers a biiiig chunk of his work which is wonderful given only really Astro Boy broke into this country and later some the films based on his works. From posters, comics, stills and political comics are all showcased here.

Seriously given how little broke into the UK this thing is a wonderful goldmine of someone's work I did not know very well! :)

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Original release date: 2009
My copy's date: 2009
Page length: 272
Source of acquisition: The Works
Released here.
Amazon link
Notes: It has since had a paperback release with a yellow cover.

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