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  • #16
    Another Question yet

    OK
    Another question please (no need to open another thread)

    Where can I get the B5 Comics (on line and physically)?
    What do you want? ha...!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by hishamT
      Where can I get the B5 Comics (on line and physically)?
      The single issues will be very hard to get, but you could try to get a hold on the "comic book editions" from DC: The Price of Peace (tells the Story of Sinclairs departure from B5 and his arrival on minbar and features the single issues "In Darkness Find Me", "Treason", "In Harm's Way" and "The Price of Peace", and as a special bonus, the single issue comic "The Psi Corps and You!"), Shadows Past and Present (tells the story of Sinclair's first meeting with Garibaldi on Mars, and features the single issues "Shadows Past and Present", "Against the Odds", "Survival the Hard Way" and "Silent Enemies") and In Valen's Name (which sheds some light on the destiny of B5 and Valen, featuring the 3 single issues "In Valen's Name" Part 1 - 3).

      You can get The Price of Peace from amazon.com, via some private sellers. Unfortunately, Shadows Past and Present and In Valen's Name are out of print an unavailable at the moment - but you can try your luck at ebay and other internet auctions...

      Hope I could help...

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      • #18
        Thanks every one
        The books arrived fast from amazon (faster than expected), the only one I am still waiting for is the last episode of legions of fire which should arrive after one month from amazon.uk.

        Any way I will be starting on them soon enough after I settl down and finish some personal stuff (cann't wait)

        Thankx again
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        • #19
          I was able to get the B5 comics in one bundle about a year, year and a half ago, for about $25 bucks. As cornholio said, they do fill in some stuff and are enjoyable reads despite 2 qualms I had with them.

          Firstly, in the storyline "The Price of Peace" Garibaldi was placed on restricted duty and was then placed on full duty. Since the storyline fits in between the 2nd and 3rd episodes of Season 2, if you read the comics as well as watch the series, it does make for interesting questions and puzzled brows.

          Second, but not as major, is the inconsistent artwork. The writing is well done, since JMS was involved in a similar style he was with the Dell-Ray B5 trilogies I believe. The artwork though, can be better. Seeing characters change the way they look from panel to panel on the same page is very annoying. It wasn't until the "In Valen's Name" mini-series, that the artwork was consistent.

          Despite those 2 gripes, I still recommend the B5 comics.
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          • #20
            Personally I'm with almost everyone here Psi Corps then Legions of Fire, and finish with The Passing of the Technomages. Personally the prospect of new books makes me really happy but I'm not going to let my hopes get to high until I see them on my shelf.

            Enjoy the books hishamT
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            • #21
              Originally posted by KoshN
              Here's where they fit, chronologically (including Dell #7 & #9):
              • Babylon 5 Book #7 - The Shadow Within (11/2256 - 01/2257)
              • Babylon 5 Book #9 - To Dream in the City of Sorrows (Marcus in 10/2260, recalling events of 1/2259-9/2260)

              • Dark Genesis - The Birth of the Psi Corps (2115-2189)
              • Deadly Relations - Bester Ascendant (2189-2258)
              • Final Reckoning - The Fate of Bester (2271-2281)

              • Legions of Fire - Book I - The Long Night of Centauri Prime (2262-2266)
              • Legions of Fire - Book II - Armies of Light and Dark (2266-2273)
              • Legions of Fire - Book III - Out of the Darkness (2274-2278)

              • The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Book I - Casting Shadows (11/2258-12/31/2258)
              • The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Book II - Summoning Light (1/2259-2/2259)
              • The Passing of the Techno-Mages - Book III - Invoking Darkness (8/2260-2261)
              Are this ALL of the JMS aproved novels?
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              • #22
                Those are all of the ones considered canon by JMS. The rest of the Dell novels were only meant to be 'official' in the broad strokes as JMS was deep in production at the time and not able to give them much attention.

                Jan
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Jan
                  Those are all of the ones considered canon by JMS. The rest of the Dell novels were only meant to be 'official' in the broad strokes as JMS was deep in production at the time and not able to give them much attention.

                  Jan
                  Thanx! The most of them are aviable on Amazon.com.
                  I will find the others also.
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                  • #24
                    Didn't he once say that MOST of any particular book is canon? Seems like someone posted a message of his saying so.
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                    • #25
                      Yes, he posted that they're canon in the 'broad strokes' in this message.

                      Even the trilogies have some errors that sharp viewers have picked up on.

                      Jan
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Jan
                        Yes, he posted that they're canon in the 'broad strokes' in this message.

                        Even the trilogies have some errors that sharp viewers have picked up on.
                        I don't remember any specifics, but I believe there were some things that even not-so-sharp viewers could have picked up on.
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                        • #27
                          I know there was a discrepancy in a date that I'd never have caught. The big one I recall reading about was that in the books, the Technomage ship allegedly carrying Elric and the rest of the Mages was written to have exploded before reaching the jumpgate and not been mentioned on the show. Those are the ones I recall most clearly.

                          I'm just talking about the trilogies, mind. The Dell books (except #7 and #9) have some major errors that could probably be caught by somebody who'd never even seen the show! Lyta being deaf, for instance...

                          Jan
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Z'ha'dumDweller
                            I don't remember any specifics, but I believe there were some things that even not-so-sharp viewers could have picked up on.
                            Yup...one wee, tiny gaffe occurs in Book III of Peter David's Fall of Centauri Prime trilogy: the events involving David Sheridan and the Drakh-liberation occur in 2278; the novel has them dated at 2277 (despite the author having used the correct dating in his In the Beginning novelization a couple years earlier).

                            Still, nothing huge-huge, one single digit amongst many others, and you likely wouldn't have even noticed it if I hadn't said something just now.
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                            • #29
                              May I add a little warning?

                              From all the B5 books on-line, the most difficult one to get seems to be "Summoning Light:The Passing of the Techno-mages, book 2". Ask me, I've been hunting for this for days and days and I can't seem to be able to get it! Even in eBay there's not a single copy! There are a couple in Amazon, but they won't ship outside the US, and in a matter of two days I lost the single copy I'd found in Barnes and Noble! My last hope is a friend's brother who lives in the US, he may find it for me.

                              So if you are really commited to buying all the books, I'd suggest grabbing the Techno-mages trilogy first, just in case.

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                              • #30
                                Checked out sites like ABEBooks.com (the Advanced Book Exchange) or Alibris.com yet? There's this mint copy up on ABE for $5.22 (US).... even with international shipping costs, it still probably shouldn't come up too expensively for you (depending if the seller does so).

                                Places like these are always good for hunting down those elusive OOP titles.
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