If you're into 40k and want a series of novels based on that, then it would look good on a shelf. The books are pleasingly square edged and chunky with colour pages in the middle. My Warhammering has always been of the fantasy battle variety, so it's not something I'd go for.
Post by inflatabledalek on Sept 17, 2016 23:12:40 GMT
Test run. As with the spine it'll presumably change if it goes nationwide. It seems how they're saving money on the test is with original art and proofreading.
The Who one uses the same headshots of all the Doctors on each book's end pieces. The TF one will presumably need a good but all G1 purpose illustration. Which Stormbringer cover art probably isn't (due to the Cybertronian modes).
If they settle on a stock IDW image rather than original art I'd guess the Cons/Autobots facing off against each other Tions era cover art would win.
So, if I subscribe (in the test area) will they actually send me anything or should I just keep looking in local shops? There was a subscription leaflet with #1 with mail, phone or online options for #2 onwards.
Post by Andy Turnbull on Sept 18, 2016 9:06:03 GMT
I subscribed to the how to draw during the test phase. Got nothing during the four week test. Got a bundle of the stuff for free with a letter explaining the test had ended. Then a few months later when it started properly they started me with issue 1.
Indeed. Though I have subbed, due to how borked their system is I don't expect to receive anything. I haven't been charged thus far. I do wish their site was clearer on that as folk in test areas might try to subscribe too! It's not like copies on sale have YOU ARE IN A TEST AREA written on them!
Post by inflatabledalek on Sept 19, 2016 19:48:55 GMT
A cost cutting measure for the test? Not considered important enough? Or simply one they're unaware of?
I've got a pretty solid list of the important alterations to the UK comic I'd be happy to share with them (along with scans if that helps as well) if they'd be interested, but I'm not sure who to send it too after the email mess.
Oh, and does the cover gallery include the UK fronts to the US reprints?
Once I see a copy it will be easier to see if they're using IDW's scans. Target:2006 appears to be the version IDW used for their single issues (courtesy of pictures from Merrifield of this parish) and trade of it rather than the more faded UK Classics version. The clue is seeing the Transformers masthead at the top of the last page of the Magnus V Galvatron fight issue. That was there in the single issue IDW series as that part was split over 2 issues so the tanker explosion became a new cliffhanger to #4.
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