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  • #46
    Originally posted by pulphero View Post
    Here's another clue. The publisher immediately following Boom! Studios in September's market share isn't even based in the U.S.

    Oh, duh, whoever does 2000 AD.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by ChastMastr View Post
      Oh, duh, whoever does 2000 AD.
      Nope. Rebellion isn't even on the list of the top 20 publishers. It gets lumped in with "Other Non-Top 20" (3.31% dollar share, 1.67% unit share collectively).

      The 8th biggest publisher for September (after Boom! Entertainment, but ahead of Avatar) is Eaglemoss Publications Ltd.

      I can already hear you saying "Who?" so I'll tell you that Eaglemoss publishes the Classic Marvel Figurine Collectors' Magazine (recently ended with #200), DC Comics Super Hero Collectors' Magazine, DC Chess Figure Collectors' Magazine, Marvel Chess Figure Collectors' Magazine, DC Batman Automobilia Collectors' Magazine, and other figure/magazine collections licensed from Star Trek, Dr. Who, James Bond, and Disney. The figurine/magazine combos retail for about $15 each in the US. More for the Chess figurines, special double figurines sets, or extra-large figurines. Before you call 'cheat' and say they're a toy/statue manufacturer, consider that these are released on a monthly basis, numbered in a series, and the magazines are as readable and collectible as any comic book. As a publisher, Eaglemoss also publishes a range of general interest magazines in the UK and other countries. They even have TV ads for their figure & collector magazines (including DC and Marvel licenses) that air in England. Recently, they've taken to re-releasing their original Classic Marvel Figurine Collectors' Magazine (in slightly modified form, without the figurine) as the "Marvel Fact File Collection". They've been upgraded with some new graphics, so that they sort of resemble those Dorling-Kindersley books based on the Marvel and DC universe characters, only in magazine form that can be collected into a large binder.

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      • #48
        I have a couple of Eaglemoss figurine/magazine combos and like them quite a bit. Great buy for the price!

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        • #49
          I have quite a few of the DC figures. Most are very good and the magazines are interesting and pre-52. You get a nice over view of the character and the important people and vents in their lives. It's to bad the regular Marvel and DC lines had to end.
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          • #50
            Originally posted by Ghornet2 View Post
            I have quite a few of the DC figures. Most are very good and the magazines are interesting and pre-52. You get a nice over view of the character and the important people and vents in their lives. It's to bad the regular Marvel and DC lines had to end.
            Didn't realize they ended the regular DC figure series as well. Apparently they only did 120. Probably just as well, as I see the New 52 versions of Wonder Girl and Kid Flash were some of the last ones released. I only own a couple of these (Bat Mite/Mr. Mxyzptlk and Robotman) and now regret not collecting these from the beginning. Oh well. I'm a bit of a Batmobile nut, so I started getting the Batman Automobilia Collector Mag from the beginning. I don't imagine that one will go past 50 issues or so. I really enjoy the magazines.

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            • #51
              http://www.newsarama.com/19408-creat...ey-lineup.html
              So Mighty Samson is already in the oven and that Vampirella/Turok idea does sound cool.

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              • #52
                So yeah, Samson's in the cooker, along with the other handful of Gold Key properties...(he said relatively ominously)

                Let the voting commence.

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                • #53
                  I don't know if these titles would share a universe, but Magnus future and Mighty Samson's future is kind of contradicting, ones a techno advance metropolis, while the other is a post-apocalyptic landscape.
                  My other picks:
                  MARS Patrol- commandos battling aliens
                  Brothers of the Spear- would bring diversity and stories set in the African jungle.

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                  • #54
                    G'day,

                    Not really, Magnus was set in the year 4000 AD, plenty of time for civilisation to recover.

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                    Ralph

                    Originally posted by rasx View Post
                    I don't know if these titles would share a universe, but Magnus future and Mighty Samson's future is kind of contradicting, ones a techno advance metropolis, while the other is a post-apocalyptic landscape.
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                    • #55
                      So what kind of things would you like to see done with this line as it matures along?
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                      • #56
                        Im just glad to see these classic characters back in the limelight again and something I would like to see done is for the books to go about a year before crossing over to establish the characters on their own first. Also, since they bought the rights to all the gold key characters I'd love to see some mini's and ongoings based on characters other than the 4 initial books Dynamite is publishing.

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                        • #57
                          Well, I think the best bet is to release the initial 4 books and let them resonate with readers for a while before even thinking about expanding the line. I would give each book about 12-17 issues of establishing these characters with their new (and old) audience before you do anything with crossovers or even think about expanding to more books, but more books would be key to making this feel like a universe all it's own. I would say around issue #14 I would begin testing the waters with a 5th book and then by issue #20 I'd introduce a 6th title, but only if the 4 books are selling well enough to support expansion.

                          I just hope Dynamite backs this line hard and doesn't fade off like they seem to do with their books, this line could be the ice breaker they needed to really take a solid chunk of the market for themselves and be up around Image level within the industry.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by TheRetroVideoGameAddict View Post
                            Well, I think the best bet is to release the initial 4 books and let them resonate with readers for a while before even thinking about expanding the line. I would give each book about 12-17 issues of establishing these characters with their new (and old) audience before you do anything with crossovers or even think about expanding to more books, but more books would be key to making this feel like a universe all it's own. I would say around issue #14 I would begin testing the waters with a 5th book and then by issue #20 I'd introduce a 6th title, but only if the 4 books are selling well enough to support expansion.

                            I just hope Dynamite backs this line hard and doesn't fade off like they seem to do with their books, this line could be the ice breaker they needed to really take a solid chunk of the market for themselves and be up around Image level within the industry.
                            Yeah DE just take your time and don't let this line end up like PSP or KG. We don't need a full-blown crossover in the first year but some Easter-eggs to show connections between the books would be nice.

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                            • #59
                              Each of these properties was originally conceived by Gold Key as existing in its own universe. I think the only ones that should cross over (WAY down the road, at least a year or two) are the ones that exist in the present time. Most of the series actually take place in the future (Magnus Robot Fighter, Mighty Samson, Space Family Robinson, Captain Johner and the Aliens) or the past (Turok Son of Stone, Dagar the Invincible, Tragg and the Sky Gods,), and most of the futures are alternate timelines that don't share a common history. I don't think they should try to force all these timelines into some sort of consistent history. I could see something like a Dr. Solar/Dr. Spektor crossover, but even that fails to excite me much. Solar inhabits the world of science, while Spektor inhabits the world of the occult, so they can be said to exist in 'different worlds', both metaphorically and metaphysically. Probably the most logical crossover would be something like Russ Manning's The Aliens (without Captain Johner) putting in an appearance in Magnus' world of 4000 AD, although I suppose they could also appear in Space Family Robinson. That's something that's a bit more subtle than a full-blown crossover in the Marvel or DC Universe sense. The disparity of common backgrounds among these various series does not make for a naturally-integrated 'comic book universe' because they were never created with that idea in mind. Of course Marvel and DC have always published different series taking place in the past or various alternate future timelines as well, but the bulk of their superhero series take place in the here and now. Gold Key had too few original properties that fit that mold.

                              Roll out each new series slowly and let each succeed or fail in the marketplace, replacing the less popular ones with some newly-revived series to see how that one fares.
                              Last edited by pulphero; 11-07-2013, 02:20 AM.

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                              • #60
                                I think in the original GK Dr. Spektor was a descendant of Daggar and Tragg, MARS Patrol can probably share a world with Solar. Depending on how DE does the Lost Land, Turok can meet anybody.

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