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Author Topic: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?  (Read 67 times)

broodblik

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John Wagner is one of the great masters of comics creating some off the best comic characters ever to grace the pages of comics on third rock from the sun. One of his creations outside the prog “Rok the God” is a self-published graphic novel series. Now here is our fantasy vote, what should happen with Rok:
-   Tharg should get the rights to publish a new series in the prog
-   Tharg should get the rights to publish a new series in the meg as a floppy
-   Tharg should only republished the two existing series as graphical novels (HC please)
-   Tharg should published the third series as graphical novels (HC please)
-   Tharg should show them the money and buy the whole nine yards
-   Nope, not my cup of tea people
-   What John created a character and I know nothing about it!!!!!!!



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Re: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?
« Reply #1 on: Today at 06:06:34 AM »
Well I guess since I want more Rok I'd love to see them go the Scarlet Traces route and I reckon thats

Tharg should show them the money and buy the whole nine yards

we can put dream.

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Re: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?
« Reply #2 on: Today at 07:38:27 AM »
I've not read any Rok, beyond the first issue of the first series. I'd read it if it were in the prog, I guess.

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Re: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?
« Reply #3 on: Today at 07:54:32 AM »
My preference would be for any future series to be in the Prog.

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Re: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?
« Reply #4 on: Today at 08:18:30 AM »
Look I've not read it yet, but my 12-year-old football mad son has and he's up for more.
I guess the sensible model is to run new stuff in the Prog first and then collect but I reckon they should license the rights from whoever owns them to reprint the first two GNS and pay an advance for a third one, keep it as a GN only series (not unlike new Roy of the Rovers, which is also a big hit in my household). But, you know, let Wagner and Co keep the copyright.

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Re: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?
« Reply #5 on: Today at 08:28:53 AM »
From what John was saying a while back, the timing wasn’t ideal (Rok happened around the time Rebellion bought Roy of the Rovers) and he’s still down considerable money from the project.

When you look at it from Rebellion’s standpoint, it’s hard to know how they’d benefit from running the third arc of a series many folks haven’t read in the Meg. There would be no benefit to John in Rebellion republishing, given that it would be better if people bought existing copies.

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Re: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?
« Reply #6 on: Today at 10:51:13 AM »
When you look at it from Rebellion’s standpoint, it’s hard to know how they’d benefit from running the third arc of a series many folks haven’t read in the Meg.

Thing is, Wagner and Grant are masters of making any story totally accessible for first time readers. Yes, any third Rok story would have backstory but nothing overly complicated: there's an alien superhero who spends his time as a Earth footballer. That's all you need to know.

Other thing is - I know not all of the meg's readership would have seen Hawk the Slayer (I hadn't) but that didn't stop them running what has been the highlight of the meg so far.

I really want to see a third Rok story. Would love to see a creator owned version in the Meg.


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Re: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?
« Reply #7 on: Today at 11:36:18 AM »
rok was in comic scene for a while. so i think shift, with it's amazing production values, would be a perfect home.

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Re: Sideshow Vote II: What should we do with this masterpiece?
« Reply #8 on: Today at 12:06:22 PM »
rok was in comic scene for a while. so i think shift, with it's amazing production values, would be a perfect home.

That's actually a very good point. The second volume hasn't quite had the level of content as the first yet but something like Rok would be a real boon to that... mind when was the last issue? Feels like a while...