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How should I bind Rai/4001 A.D.?

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So I have two options. Let me know what you think.

Release order:
1. Rai #1-12, FCBD prelude
2. 4001 A.D. (event, in release order)
3. History of the Valiant U one-shot

Chronological Order:
1. Rai #13-16
2. Rai #1-12, FCBD prelude
3. 4001 A.D. #1-4
4.4001: Beyond New Japan one-shots (is there a better place for these issues?)
5. History of the Valiant U one-shot

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Re: How should I bind Rai/4001 A.D.?

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Chronological order.

I'd leave away all but the X-O Manowar one-shot.

BS better fits to Reborn/Salvation.
WM to the WM mini and Fallen World.
SM between Abnett's Rai and a potential continuation.

Not sure where exactly the X-O one-shot should be placed?
At the very beginning, the very end, or between Rai #12 and 4001 A.D. #1?

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Re: How should I bind Rai/4001 A.D.?

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Thanks for the response! :thumb:
Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:02:25 am
BS better fits to Reborn/Salvation.
This is what I was thinking. My current plan for Lemire's Bloodshot (if I ever get around to it) is: Vol. 1 = Reborn #1-18, USA #1-4. Vol. 2 = Reborn #0, Annual #1, Bloodshot's Day Off #1, Salvation #1-12, BoD: Fall of Bloodshot #1, 4001: Bloodshot #1, Komandar Bloodshot #1, Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1, Bloodshot (by Seeley) #0. It would feel strange to leave out 4001, although one could argue that it would work well as a prelude to Fallen World.
WM to the WM mini and Fallen World.
Yes, it could easily fit in the following bind (again, if I ever get around to it) that would collect Eternal Emperor, History of the Valiant U, War Mother, Fallen World, Abnett's Rai, and maybe the 4001 one-shots.
SM between Abnett's Rai and a potential continuation.
I was thinking about collecting it in Diggle's Shadowman, including Punk Mambo and the Divinity one-shot.
Not sure where exactly the X-O one-shot should be placed?

At the very beginning, the very end, or between Rai #12 and 4001 A.D. #1?
This is the real conundrum. Ideally, I would want Rai to flow right into the 4001 mini, but maybe it would be nice for an intermission between the two? I suppose it would work as a prelude of sorts, at the very beginning, but that kind of gives me the urge to include stuff like Fall of Ninjak and Eternal Emperor, in chronological order.

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Re: How should I bind Rai/4001 A.D.?

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TheFerg714 wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:12:54 pm
Thanks for the response! :thumb:
Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:02:25 am
BS better fits to Reborn/Salvation.
This is what I was thinking. My current plan for Lemire's Bloodshot (if I ever get around to it) is: Vol. 1 = Reborn #1-18, USA #1-4. Vol. 2 = Reborn #0, Annual #1, Bloodshot's Day Off #1, Salvation #1-12, BoD: Fall of Bloodshot #1, 4001: Bloodshot #1, Komandar Bloodshot #1, Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1, Bloodshot (by Seeley) #0. It would feel strange to leave out 4001, although one could argue that it would work well as a prelude to Fallen World.
You can still add it to Fallen World/Rai as well.

Maybe, instead of Rising Spirit and Seeley's #0 which have little to do with Lemire's run, you could add the initial Bloodshot #0 which features the very first appearance of Viet Man. And what about "The Valiant" and "The Dream" (FCBD)?
TheFerg714 wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:12:54 pm
Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:02:25 am
Not sure where exactly the X-O one-shot should be placed?

At the very beginning, the very end, or between Rai #12 and 4001 A.D. #1?
This is the real conundrum. Ideally, I would want Rai to flow right into the 4001 mini, but maybe it would be nice for an intermission between the two? I suppose it would work as a prelude of sorts, at the very beginning, but that kind of gives me the urge to include stuff like Fall of Ninjak and Eternal Emperor, in chronological order.
Hmm, what about having 3 different binds covering the future?

1) all of Kindt (4001)
2) all of Abnett (4002)
3) everything else...."4001 A.D. -- Before, Around and Beyond":
Rai and the History of the VU , Fall of Ninjak, 4001 A.D. X-O, 4001 A.D. WM, War Mother mini, (4001 A.D. SM), Eternal Emperor

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Re: How should I bind Rai/4001 A.D.?

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Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:41:40 am
Maybe, instead of Rising Spirit and Seeley's #0 which have little to do with Lemire's run, you could add the initial Bloodshot #0 which features the very first appearance of Viet Man. And what about "The Valiant" and "The Dream" (FCBD)?
Well it doesn't need BRS #1 and Seeley's #0, but there was extra space and these are honestly the only worthwhile issues since DMG took over. Plus, Seeley's #0 sort of ties Lemire and Seeley's run together. As for Kindt's Bloodshot #0, I definitely see that as part of the 2012 Bloodshot run. If I ever bind the 2012 run, that would definitely be included there. I have the deluxe edition for The Valiant, so no need to bind that, and thank you for reminding me of the FCBD short. :thumb:

Hmm, what about having 3 different binds covering the future?

1) all of Kindt (4001)
2) all of Abnett (4002)
3) everything else...."4001 A.D. -- Before, Around and Beyond":
Rai and the History of the VU , Fall of Ninjak, 4001 A.D. X-O, 4001 A.D. WM, War Mother mini, (4001 A.D. SM), Eternal Emperor
Interesting!

1) So what do you think here? #13-16, #1-12, FCBD, 4001 #1-4? I'm still considering using 4001: X-O as a prelude.
2) In the case of Abnett's run, I could wait for a hopeful third arc to throw in there.
3) The only thing I don't love about this one is that it's only 14 issues. Doesn't really matter that much, but I can do 25 issues (or more, for extra $$).

Thanks for brainstorming with me!


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