Which means that at some upcoming point we will have a fortnight of fear. Every trip into a newsagent or supermarket in that period will be a voyage of terror. You know the forfeit! Whenever we see Micromasters, we have to buy it!
It will be interesting when they get there to see if Raiders is presented in the original mix of colour and black and white or if the B&W pages will be coloured to match the rest.
In the link that inflatabledalek included in his message, Simon says (heh!) in a reply to a comment that Raiders will be completely in colour for the first time ever, including the IDW reprints. So looks like that one is being specially coloured along with the later b&w strips. Very cool (as long as it looks better than the work done in volume 16).
IIRC the last book (in publication order) to have a really notable error was the Spearhead From Space book (cutting out the start of a paragraph about what Derrick Sherwin did next that now makes it look like Spearhead filmed months after the rest of the season). And they were on the decline before that.
Thanks for the info. Spearhead was one of the ones I was considering, so I'll give that one a miss. Can't remember if I was also after any of the others before that (think there may have been a 1st Doctor one in there) but if so I'll avoid those for now too.
Edit: Actually, Spearhead is way more recent than I realised, and 3 of the 4 I own are earlier releases than that. Hmm... may just get the ones I want and take my chances. I wouldn't be happy at £10 a pop but for fiver each, well, I guess I can live with it as long as there aren't any really horrible errors...
Copies on display in my local WH Smiths - again, separate stand by the entrance. Also spotted a copy in my local newsagent that reserves my 2000ad / JD Megazine / Doctor Who Magazine / Blocks. Really nice to see it in there for nostalgic reasons - they used to reserve my weekly Transformers comic when I was a kid! I think #130 was the first one. First appearance of the Headmasters with the free decoder on the front!
Post by inflatabledalek on Jan 6, 2017 13:05:01 GMT
Wait, they're definitely not doing G2? I assumed Reg being placed after the Marvel series didn't preclude its inclusion as well. That sucks, Reg isn't for me but it's certainly not the worst comic that'll be included and I don't even mind the editorialising to make it look like THE Marvel continuation, but not at the expense of not including G2 at all. That makes me sad.
What is IDW's (who presumably have the say with what Hachette can and can't use) issue with G2 anyway? They didn't reprint it before Reg so it's not them wanting to push their own sequel. The Joe G2 issues have seen the light of day more!
On the flip side, we're better off than the Trek fans are with their partwork. The books are also being released in a random chronological order, but in their case that's also how they go on the shelf (so Countdown is both issue 1 and volume 1), imagine how annoying that would be for Transformers. The older Gold Key comics look like they're being used as make weight in other books as opposed to getting their own volumes as well.
Skipping G2 does seem odd, what with it being a direct continuation of what has been retrospectively called 'G1'. By that logic, RG1 shouldn't be in there because it's 'Regeneration One' rather than 'Generation One'.
Glad I kept those Titan G2 books! That series is doomed never again to get a full reprint!