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Bat King

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Rogue Trooper Issue 3 Preview
« on: 23 April, 2014, 01:21:20 AM »
Late up due to being far too busy over the weekend and then my router getting drenched today...

I'm really enjoying this. Won't get my paper copy till next week due to lack of pennies in my pocket but it will be waiting for me at OK Comics.

Preview is up for those who want to look.

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Re: Rogue Trooper Issue 3 Preview
« Reply #1 on: 23 April, 2014, 09:26:30 AM »
« Last Edit: 23 April, 2014, 09:28:31 AM by TordelBack »

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Re: Rogue Trooper Issue 3 Preview
« Reply #2 on: 23 April, 2014, 10:13:18 AM »
Yup the numbers are a weak point I guess.  One I had over looked rather than accepted. I am accepting it for the moment though.

7 pages is the standard preview IDW give out.  Often with new stories Rebellion ask for only the first page or unlettered pages. Not that I get many new story Previews from Rebellion.

Sometimes I have chosen to show no or less preview pages because IDW are showing too much!

Obviously I get a full issue (watermarked) too that I skeins hint at. Where as Rebellion give me unwatermaked copies with instructions on what if any can be used in a Preview.

Montynero gave me really cool pics and they were almost always spoilers with a 'look at this but don't tell! message with aDeath Sentence. As a fan those er always exciting e-mails!

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Re: Rogue Trooper Issue 3 Preview
« Reply #3 on: 23 April, 2014, 10:18:03 AM »
7 pages is the standard preview IDW give out.

Apologies BK, wasn't implying impropriety, just that I'm used to US previews being frustratingly short despite the number of pages, whereas that one felt like there was a hefty chunk of comic in just 7 pages - it was by way of a positive remark about the book (decompression being a pet peeve).

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Re: Rogue Trooper Issue 3 Preview
« Reply #4 on: 23 April, 2014, 01:46:53 PM »
The comic does feel like a few 2000AD episodes  rather than a loooong trudge that some US comics do that coulda been 6 snappy pages in 200AD.

I think it was Andy Diggle I first heard say to practice writing by taking a 30 page Spiderman and making it a 6 page 2000AD version. Then take a 6 page 2000AD story and make it 1 page.

I ought to re-write this Preview based on what you are bouncing my way! :)

Interestingly I have have commented on this sort of thing before. Hoax Hunters 0 was one such title where I mentioned good use of episodic story telling seeming seamless as it was originally published two pages at a time and was paced in a way that worked 2 pages at a time AND collected. That's how many 2000AD writers of today write - one example being Rob Williams with things like 10 seconders. New readers will sometimes find 2000AD reprints slightly odd because of the 'this happened last time' way that was used in the past. Though that still stands up fine in Charley's War in my opinion.

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Re: Rogue Trooper Issue 3 Preview
« Reply #5 on: 25 April, 2014, 04:48:56 PM »
Hopefully my copy comes today or tomorrow. Really liking what IDW have done with Rogue. 
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