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Hi! Just a question...

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:18 am
by Davide
Hi everybody!
My name's Davide, I'm Italian and I just registered to the MCP forum.
I am one of the contributor to the (great :p) Italian Marvel web-site Blue-Area (, take a look).

Just to start, I'd like to ask a question to you big experts:
does the Epic series "Akira Collection" only feature reprints from the main Epic "Akira" series? Or is there any other material?
And does some of you know when exactly the Akira Collection issues (they should be only 10) were published?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Hi! Just a question...

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:29 am
by Chris McCarver
If the Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators site is correct, all the Akira Collections were published in 1993.

Welcome! :)

EDIT: I've got no info as to whether any additional material was in any of them, though. I know the last issue of the original run (#38) has two additional stories by Larry Hama and Warren Ellis, but I don't know if those were included in the collections.

Re: Hi! Just a question...

Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:42 am
by Davide
Hey, thank you for the reply! :D

And, yes, I know the UHBMCC (one of my favourite web-sites, indeed :D, I even sent the administrator some additions and corrections) and it lists all the Akira Collection as published in 1993, BUT... take a look here: ... 087135697X

It's number #1 and it says 1990. Also, the Complete Marvel Chronology gives many information about Marvel and says that issue #1 was published in 1990, issue #2 and 3 in 1991, issues #4-8 in 1992 and issues #9-10 in 1993. Uhmmmmmmmmmm does somebody know the whole story about it?