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Author Topic: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)  (Read 1091 times)

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Re: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)
« Reply #15 on: 30 January, 2017, 09:50:49 pm »
Go for it Leigh. I got the trade in a digital sale and everybody is right. It's the single best, non Al Ewing thing IDW have done. Both a smart update of the basic idea and a good Rogue story in one package.

Hmm - I see a cheap copy on Amazon marketplace.... you've twisted my arm!

You'll be glad you did! I got mine off of Amazon(.ca) during the Christmas holidays for so cheap I bought two - one for me and one for my brother; he enjoyed it so much he ended up ordering Tales of Nu Earth volume one & two as well!

As a stand alone it's a great read but leaves you wanting more which, unfortunately, will probably not happen. I look forward to hearing what you think!

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Re: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)
« Reply #16 on: 30 January, 2017, 09:55:10 pm »
I was tempted to get them as they came out but the art really put me off

Also, you don't like the art? He's no Dave Gibbons or Steve Dillon, but I think Ponticelli delivered strong art throughout the series. Its gritty and violent, which looks good on Nu Earth! And as mentioned, the colors work really well with the art too.

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Re: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)
« Reply #17 on: 30 January, 2017, 10:01:08 pm »
I think it is the design work more than anything - the norts seem a bit ess menacing and Rogue himself  - the helmet looks like a carved melon more than anything! But I will give it all a go, art and script

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Re: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)
« Reply #18 on: 31 January, 2017, 11:34:01 am »
On a side note - author seemed to get a lot of praise for this - should Tharg look him up for something else?
Honestly, I'd be very happy if Tharg just got him on board for more Rogue Trooper.

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Re: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)
« Reply #19 on: 31 January, 2017, 11:52:55 am »
On a side note - author seemed to get a lot of praise for this - should Tharg look him up for something else?
Honestly, I'd be very happy if Tharg just got him on board for more Rogue Trooper.

With Ben Willsher on art.

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Re: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)
« Reply #20 on: 31 January, 2017, 12:04:32 pm »
I'd a drink with Brian a few years ago - we're both local to each other - and suggested he pitch to 2000AD.  Tharg-approved contact details were provided, but, as far as I know, he never took it any further.

He's primarily a novelist, so maybe he'd rather concentrate on his own stuff in that medium than work-for-hire comics stuff. 

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Re: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)
« Reply #21 on: 31 January, 2017, 12:06:29 pm »
I remember you mentioned that Gordon, always wondered if he did pitch to 2000AD or not.

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Re: Rogue Trooper – Last Man Standing (IDW)
« Reply #22 on: 31 January, 2017, 12:36:47 pm »
He's primarily a novelist, so maybe he'd rather concentrate on his own stuff in that medium than work-for-hire comics stuff.

Were the vast fees, sweet royalty deals, complete creative control and eternal fame not what he was looking for?