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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #15 on: 10 August, 2016, 11:47:55 AM »

Thanks!



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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #16 on: 10 August, 2016, 12:02:40 PM »

In that last thread, somebody said that Wolfie Smith had been reprinted in one of the more obscure Quality reprints. I can't confirm but I'd be very surprised if it was more than one of the stories.


Yeah, it was the '666 Mark of the Beast' series.
I stopped collecting after the first few issues (mainly due to the fact Easons stopped selling it if I recall), so cannot verify if all of Wolfie Smith was reprinted or not.

Very hard to find a series synopsis online, but after some snooping I was surprised to discover that this series also reprinted some Scream material in later issues.




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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #17 on: 10 August, 2016, 12:09:18 PM »
Great idea for a thread, please keep refining until we have a definitive answer!

I don't have much to offer (in this matter, as in life), but perhaps it would be good to eventually distinguish between reprint in TPB/MegaCollection format and Best of, Extremes and even Meg Floppies. The soft formats, while widely available, just aren't the same as something with that most precious piece of comics real estate, the spine.  Or to be more serious, there are perhaps two grades of aspiration: getting material back into print at all (the main thrust of this thread, I presume); and getting material onto bookshelves (although the hardback lobby can fend for itself).

And just to keep everyone focused on what interests me and is this of the greatest importance: for my money the most egregious holes in the Mighty One's opus are Sinister Dexter, Red Seas - one covered in spotty and inconsistent manner, the other mostly only available in digital - and Luke Kirby, for reasons much discussed.
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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #18 on: 10 August, 2016, 12:24:03 PM »
I agree, the spine's the thing! But given how niche a lot of 2000AD strips are, even within our forum world, I'm happy to get reprints that mean I can pick up and read through a whole series in one (or at most two) floppies. The format just doesn't suit those strips that go on for too long across multiple copies. Anyone remember when the Mean Arean killed off the Extreme Edition by taking up three whole issues? On the other hand, the complete, albeit spineless, Revere is an object of joy in itself.

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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #19 on: 10 August, 2016, 12:34:43 PM »
If anyone at Rebellion feels like making me happy, I'd really like a Tales From the Black Museum collection please.
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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #20 on: 10 August, 2016, 12:36:10 PM »
If anyone at Rebellion feels like making me happy, I'd really like a Tales From the Black Museum collection please.
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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #21 on: 10 August, 2016, 12:44:15 PM »
Great idea for a thread, please keep refining until we have a definitive answer!

I don't have much to offer (in this matter, as in life), but perhaps it would be good to eventually distinguish between reprint in TPB/MegaCollection format and Best of, Extremes and even Meg Floppies. The soft formats, while widely available, just aren't the same as something with that most precious piece of comics real estate, the spine.  Or to be more serious, there are perhaps two grades of aspiration: getting material back into print at all (the main thrust of this thread, I presume); and getting material onto bookshelves (although the hardback lobby can fend for itself).
I beg to differ - some material has only been reprinted by the inappropriately-named Quality Comics - anything, even Best of 2000AD Monthly, with the same type of paper as the weekly at the time, is better than that.

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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #22 on: 10 August, 2016, 01:22:35 PM »

Rogue Trooper Fr1day-style. ‘The War Machine’ has been reprinted a bunch of times. It’s great. Virtually none of the follow-up series, which ran intermittently from Progs 712-1012, and were mostly a bit rubbish, have been re-run. (There’s some great art from Henry Flint and Greg Staples in there, mind)


Fleetway / Quality reprinted all of the Michael Fleisher material in Rogue Trooper: The Final Warrior;
http://comicvine.gamespot.com/rogue-trooper-the-final-warrior/4050-51120/

It was one of their better reprint series if I recall- card stock covers, and not relying on (very) poor re-colouring.
The final issue included a reprint of that gorgeously painted Kev Walker one-off from the '92 Yearbook.

The Steve White (and Mark Millar) era Friday / Rogue Trooper / Venus Bluegenes stories have never been reprinted.
As mentioned, some great artwork by Flint, Staples and 'whatever happened to' Steve Tappin.

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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #23 on: 10 August, 2016, 01:32:27 PM »

Rogue Trooper Fr1day-style. ‘The War Machine’ has been reprinted a bunch of times. It’s great. Virtually none of the follow-up series, which ran intermittently from Progs 712-1012, and were mostly a bit rubbish, have been re-run. (There’s some great art from Henry Flint and Greg Staples in there, mind)


Fleetway / Quality reprinted all of the Michael Fleisher material in Rogue Trooper: The Final Warrior;
http://comicvine.gamespot.com/rogue-trooper-the-final-warrior/4050-51120/

It was one of their better reprint series if I recall- card stock covers, and not relying on (very) poor re-colouring.
The final issue included a reprint of that gorgeously painted Kev Walker one-off from the '92 Yearbook.

The Steve White (and Mark Millar) era Friday / Rogue Trooper / Venus Bluegenes stories have never been reprinted.
As mentioned, some great artwork by Flint, Staples and 'whatever happened to' Steve Tappin.

Steve's now Art Director at - I kid you not - the London studio of Industrial Light & Magic, and has worked on the vfx of many, many big movies.

The lad done well for himself...


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« Reply #24 on: 10 August, 2016, 02:03:57 PM »

Steve's now Art Director at - I kid you not - the London studio of Industrial Light & Magic, and has worked on the vfx of many, many big movies.

The lad done well for himself...
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Fair play to him.

After some cursory further Googling I've discovered that Fleetway / Quality have reprinted more than my wildest nightmares could have imagined:

Wireheads (https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=163601) Two new covers?
Trash (https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=260351)
Red Razors (https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=268621) Never seen two of those covers before.
Junker (https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=21743453) One for Zenarcade to spend hours looking for on Ebay...
Below Zero (https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=159901)
Mark Millar's Robo-Hunter (https://www.mycomicshop.com/search?TID=159901)

None of that stuff was on sale in my local newsagent or comic shop that I can recall- must be quite obscure.



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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #25 on: 10 August, 2016, 02:10:59 PM »
Hm, I didn't mind Junker but that could be more to do with the art and the strip's relative quality in the prog at the time.

Wireheads made my brain hurt and I flipped past it. That's extremely rare.

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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #26 on: 10 August, 2016, 03:36:55 PM »
Great idea for a thread.

In all honesty though, you can see why the bulk of this stuff remains unreprinted. It just isn't much good, by and large.

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« Reply #27 on: 10 August, 2016, 03:46:05 PM »
Has Ant Wars ever had a re-run? It might be rubbish, but I've always been curious enough to give it a go...

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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #28 on: 10 August, 2016, 03:46:56 PM »
Has Ant Wars ever had a re-run? It might be rubbish, but I've always been curious enough to give it a go...

One of the early Extreme Editions. Number 4, maybe?

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Re: The Great Unreprinted list
« Reply #29 on: 10 August, 2016, 03:57:31 PM »
Has Ant Wars ever had a re-run? It might be rubbish, but I've always been curious enough to give it a go...

One of the early Extreme Editions. Number 4, maybe?

Ah okay, I missed those. Thanks though :)