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theholyidiot 12-09-2002 12:39 AM

Securing a copy of "Surfin' the Highway" For X-mas
Does anyone know where I can get a copy for X-mas. Been looking for many moons now, and my patience is running out. Ah well, such is life. Any help would be appreciated tho.

SyntheticGerbil 12-10-2002 12:17 AM

Five years ago, it would have been easy. You're best bet is E-bay. (Paying through the nose.)

Maybe they'll rerelease it to promote the new game or something... you can only hope.

theholyidiot 12-10-2002 02:18 AM

Oh, I have been hoping. Unfortunately for me, I only discovered Sam and Max 3 years ago when my friend lent me a copy of it after I beat MI 1 & 2. (yes, I first played monkey island in '99. Eat me. That's a fifth of my life wasted on adventure games now, and I still don't care!) So, yeah. I heard that Steve was working on a new comic, and I was hoping that it would prompt a re-release of Surfin the Highway, but so far, nothing has been heard. Anyone else have more info on the supposed new comic?

Katarn07 12-11-2002 06:36 PM

I JUST got the demo for the old game!
Hey, I'm a big SW fan and was telling a kid at school about a bunny in Jedi Knight.
Yes, I knew it was Max from the game, but had no clue it was a comic. I want to read Sam & Max! The characters are so funny!

Is there a place to read some mini-comics online for free to preview the game?

SyntheticGerbil 12-12-2002 04:48 AM

"Is there a place to read some mini-comics online for free to preview the game?"

I'm not sure what you are getting at with that at all... but I'm sure you can find some one page comics around... but not the full stories of the longer ones.

Check Jake's site. (I don't know if he has put them up yet, he seems very slow with anything)

And if all else... I know you might have an easier time just getting one of the four individual issues from somewhere online rather than the collection of these four.

Katarn07 12-12-2002 08:03 PM

Got it!
Yahoo Shopping.

Type in the search bar: Sam and Max Collections.

You will have a choice of stuff from Pyjama Sam (a pretty neat game, played it with my little sister once) to Surfin' the Highway. It's soft cover edition, 22 bucks. With shipping and handling, it was about 30 bucks for me.

I'll have my oldest sister get me that and Hit the Road from LEC Store for XMas. I am obsessed with these two Freelance Police! I have been to a bunch of sites reading the few cells I can.

Well, hope that helps!

SyntheticGerbil 12-12-2002 08:44 PM

I hope that works. I hope Metallus can finally get a copy.

Katarn07 12-12-2002 09:41 PM

Heh, I have not ordered yet, but the availability is not out of stock. Heh, there isn't even a rating on it yet. I hope I can get one too.
I'll settle for Hit the Road for now if it is out...

Katarn07 12-13-2002 05:56 PM

I put in the wrong search desc!
I tried what I wrote and instantly paniced saying, "Where the heck did that go?!"

The correct thing to type is Sam and Max Collected

Hope that clears things up.

theholyidiot 12-14-2002 03:22 AM


In conclusion. WHOO HOO!!!!

Jake 12-15-2002 11:11 PM

More likely than not, Yahoo Shopping is incorrectly reporting them as "in stock," as pretty much nowhere on earth has any copies anymore.

As for a bunch of one to three or four page comics, you can read a whole mess of them here on my old site. The new one is again massively under the knife, tag-team with Metallus and myself working on it. There's actually content now, but its still hidden away.

Erwin_Br 01-03-2003 01:11 PM

These prices are insane for a few sheets of paper :D

But I'm no collector, of course. Some of the first Spiderman copies are worth a fortune, for example. Kinda weird.

I only have one Sam and Max comic and that's the Freelance Police Special from Comico. Got it off Ebay for a few bucks.


Katarn07 01-10-2003 05:45 PM

Was it in stock? They have a bunch that are. I decided not to get it, and will try the library (when I get around to it :D)

That site's pics aren't there....

Yahoo has lots of stuff Amazon doesn't. It is totally under-rated.

Jake 01-12-2003 02:27 PM

Hm that's weird that the comics don't work on that site. Fortunately they've been re-uploaded to the new site. Here they are!

SyntheticGerbil 01-12-2003 05:40 PM

Rejoice! That is... if anyone is even paying attention anymore...

Metallus 01-12-2003 06:24 PM

Oh yeah, it's my fault that the images don't work on the old site. It was much faster to just move them to a different directory in ftp than to copy them. I guess I should probably put them back some time. Sorry all.

Katarn07 01-12-2003 09:07 PM

I'm pretty tired to read 'em all. Got up real early to see LotR: TTT and went to bed quite late. But the ones I read were quite funny.

samandmaxfiend 01-14-2003 08:08 AM

ahh i remember when i got my copy when it first came out at a comic store.. i used to take my comic to school and read it during boring classes.. i got every1 of my friends into sam & max....and back then..i was still waiting for that new comic with the monkey back then too... i also remember waiting for the new adventurer would come out so i could see a new sam & max 1 page comic...ahhh.. those were the days... :p :D

JOJOJEN 01-18-2003 07:41 AM


Katarn07 01-18-2003 12:42 PM

It is outta print and possibly limited print as well. I don't know. Still never got to the library. I am sure my old library has it, just wish they'd hook up with my stupid one.

scabb 02-05-2003 11:09 AM

The people who bid on eBay generally don't have any idea of value anyway. Quite often, you can buy things (that are in stock) quite a bit cheaper on Amazon or Play. Fools.

I hope Purcell sticks out a re-release, because I want to read these things.

SyntheticGerbil 02-06-2003 05:19 AM

Foolish as they are, you still don't have a book either.

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