One-Eyed Jack was in Valiant, not Action.paw broon wrote:Lew says, companies (incl. Rebellion) are " reprinting the classics." and making the suggestion that dvd scans are the reason that these "classics" are no longer being published. Perhaps the fact that some of the Rebellion collections to come are not very good, or not very appealing to many fans and collectors, never mind the general public, is more of a reason. I have to say that One-Eyed Jack doesn't appeal to me, nor does most of the material in Action, for example, and I also don't find it and other Action strips particularly well done, being, as they are not that well written and with art that does nothing for me. Sort of shock for shock's sake. That apart from most Action material being very derivative of movies/tv shows that never tickled my fancy.
Nor do I have scans of One-Eyed Jack.
Obviously I wasn't suggesting anyone should buy collections of strips they don't like.
Very true, but that applies to most collections of strips. For example, the material that Yoe Books publish in the USA isn't exactly on the public's radar. (1950s horror/love stories.) There's no doubt that such books are aimed at comic fans, not Joe Bloggs, but thankfully that doesn't deter Craig Yoe from doing them. (But it's nice if Joe Bloggs shows an interest too.) My point was specifically about fans who would rather buy / download pirated comics instead of supporting those actual comics/collections. (In the case of the Yoe Books material, it's all public domain and a lot is online legally already, but enough fans still support those books because they're well produced and look better than any online jpeg.)paw broon wrote:So I wont buy the collection and I don't think that strip can be considered a classic. Buying a book that I don't fancy isn't a brilliant idea. I will, however, rush out and buy The Leopard of Lime Street, a strip I find highly entertaining.
At the Edinburgh Con the other weekend, I bought, among many physical comics, the Big Finish Avengers book - from Deadhead, a local comic shop. So good. Well put together, well printed and quite, quite charming. But i have no idea how well it is selling, although it might do weel because of the tie-in with the audio versions Big Finish produce. I have and have had for a few years, some quality scans of the strips, but I prefer the physical book. It comes down to personal taste in the end, and for Rebellion and other publishers, if the public don't buy the book, it could well be because they just aren't interested and know nothing about comics.
Titan don't reprint Marvel material. You're thinking of Panini. Titan are reprinting Hook Jaw, and have reprinted Darkie's Mob, Major Eazy, etc. Not exactly on the public's radar either, but still profitable enough to do.paw broon wrote:The Frank Quitely exhibition at Kelvingrove has received huge levels of publicity in places you would never think would cover such a show. Because joe public knows DC Thomson, Superman, Batman, X-Men. The afore-mentioned joe public knows nothing or next to nothing about One-Eyed Jack. Very little to do with dvd scans of old comics.
Publishers shy away from reprinting old comic strips because they don't sell well unless they are mainstream. Notice the titles Titan are reprinting. They might well get away with "classic" X-Men but not "classic" One-Eyed Jack, or TNT Tom, or Billy the Cat, or The Silent Three, or Ace Hart and on and on.........
How do you know people aren't doing that?paw broon wrote: To any of the other members who are interested, don't buy the dvd scans. The material that is pd is readily available for free on any number of sites. And the stuff that is not, leave it alone if it worries you. Or, better still, instead of some of you complaining, write to ebay, trading standards, organisers of marts and cons, pointing out your concerns - and keep doing it. You never know. If you feel strongly stop moaning and start pushing.
Talking about stuff is easy, doing something about is work.