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Colin YNWA

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #1 on: 28 October, 2017, 05:45:49 pm »
Oh another one and this one will certainly stir reaction.

Recoloured Halo Jones anyone?

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/10/28/mcmdiamond/

Not sure colour serves this, but might get it into the hands of folks who otherwise wouldn't?

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #2 on: 28 October, 2017, 06:44:05 pm »
All very interesting (I'll be having some paperback Charley's War, coloured Halo (exception: double splash page) can feck off) but the usual lazy error- and 'controversy'-laden drivel from that site.

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #3 on: 28 October, 2017, 07:10:15 pm »
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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #4 on: 29 October, 2017, 12:41:08 am »
Hmm. I've often thought that Halo Jones would benefit from colour.

I know that probably comes across blasphemous on here. Believe me: I'm not saying this to knock Gibson's original art, or black and white art in general. I think the likes of Savage, for example, are great remaining black and white.

 It just seem to be a style and story that lends itself to colour in my mind. I think this might be partly due to the lovely pastel tones on the cover, which demonstrates what coloured Gibson Halo Jones, art is like. Also the themes of a girl going out into the universe to explore. The universe should be a colourful place, to my mind, particularly when exploration is a them.

It should be done well, but that goes without saying, really. I saw a rather garish image on facebook from another colourised version which did not look good at all. If that's the colour we get, then please. leave it black and white.

Anyway, apologies if my comments offends anyone. I'm not intending this as a criticism of the original art.

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #5 on: 29 October, 2017, 07:53:32 am »
Can't wait to see Halo in colour. Anything that allows you to re-experience art like that is welcome. I'd love to see more colour strips - Talbot's Nemesis?

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #6 on: 29 October, 2017, 10:02:42 am »
You people are sick, sick I tells ya.   ;)


I know this is an old unwinnable fight, just a curious difference in personal preference which isn't worth getting arsey about, and I'm all for Spreading the Word to the non-scrot by Any Means Necessary. 

But I still always feel the need to ask. 

How is retrospective colour helping this:



Or this:




Or this:



These are black and white drawings.  Exquisite black and white drawings.  All colour does is mask the work that Gibson has put into making this world and these characters with pen and brush and black ink.  I don't get it, and I don't think I ever will.

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #7 on: 29 October, 2017, 10:31:18 am »
Yup. The merciless reissue/repackage schedule continues at Rebellion. Painful days for the completists  :|

I wonder if it's more about breaking further that tempting technicolour US market?

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #8 on: 29 October, 2017, 10:50:59 am »
Glad to hear about new Charley's Wars since I couldn't afford complete set from Titan.
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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #9 on: 29 October, 2017, 10:56:18 am »
As I said on FB, if you don't like the idea of a colour edition, don't buy it. It's not like Rebellion are pulping all the previous versions or coming round people's houses and removing them from bookshelves!

The simple fact is: there's a non-trivial chunk of the comic-buying market that won't buy B&W comics. As utterly baffling as that fact is to me, if colouring it gets a bunch of people to buy a fantastic comic they wouldn't otherwise have bought, I have no problem with that.
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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #10 on: 29 October, 2017, 11:15:49 am »
Completely agree - if it gets more amazing comics into hitherto unsuspecting hands, and a few more dinari into Rebellion's coffers, I'm all for it.  But I still don't understand it, at all: artistic vandalism.

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #11 on: 29 October, 2017, 03:06:41 pm »
The more coloured stuff the better.Bring it on.

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #12 on: 29 October, 2017, 03:28:58 pm »
It's not a new thing that someone mistakes wondrous black and white comics for a colouring book, but it is unfortunate that Rebellion has now decided this is fine. Tordelback's phrase "artistic vandalism" is entirely accurate.

What's more concerning is that they might have got the DC bug and decided that trashing Alan Moore's back catalogue leads to fun and profit.

I will be taking Jim's advice and not buying it. Hopefully, that's the over-riding reaction. Besides, anyone who does hold the ridiculous view that they will only read colour comics is not going to appreciate Halo Jones.

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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #13 on: 29 October, 2017, 03:49:09 pm »
It's not a new thing that someone mistakes wondrous black and white comics for a colouring book, but it is unfortunate that Rebellion has now decided this is fine. Tordelback's phrase "artistic vandalism" is entirely accurate.

Besides, anyone who does hold the ridiculous view that they will only read colour comics is not going to appreciate Halo Jones.

Utter bollocks. It's not like they're taking a set of magic markers to the original art… it's a book you don't have to buy that has zero effect on the original version. If a coloured version brings new readers, what possible harm could that do? How you can possibly know who will or won't appreciate Halo Jones?
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Re: Whole load of bits from London MCM - inc new printing of Charley's War
« Reply #14 on: 29 October, 2017, 04:02:43 pm »
it's a book you don't have to buy that has zero effect on the original version.

And you could say the exact same thing about Before Watchmen.