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Steve Green

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Rok of the Reds
« on: 27 February, 2016, 03:34:09 pm »
I picked up the first issue of Rok of the Reds today.

Since I never read any Roy of the Rovers, I wasn't sure what I'd make of it.

I really enjoyed it, good to see the writing team back together and a great job all round, and can't wait for issue 2.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #1 on: 01 March, 2016, 12:18:40 pm »
Like most boys, my life went through the phase of having a collection of Shoot magazines under the bed, (and then onto having a collection of magazines into which I'd shoot under the bed), so this was a nice little nostalgia trip. 

So far it seems a simple enough tale - but well told and with some cracking art.

(I picked mine up at Capital Sci-Fi Con in Edinburgh so will have a six week wait for teh next issue).
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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #2 on: 01 March, 2016, 08:40:17 pm »
Really glad you guys liked it. Can't tell you how chuffed I was to see it in print. I would also say it gets better and better!

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #3 on: 04 September, 2016, 12:11:06 pm »
Just picked up the first 3 issues of Rok of the Reds at Bedford's Nice comic con. It's fantastic - like a classic New Eagle story in the Doomlord style. The art is great - a bit like Steve Parkhouse - great clear storytelling and good facial expressions. I wish it had been in 2000ad - sometimes you need some light between the the grim sci-fi stories. Looking forward to issue 4...

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #4 on: 04 September, 2016, 12:45:41 pm »
Looking forward to issue 4...

Just doing the last of the production work on it now. Dan's powering ahead with the art for #5 as I type.
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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #5 on: 04 September, 2016, 09:03:47 pm »
Jim - thanks for the info! Is it an ongoing? All the best!

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #6 on: 04 September, 2016, 09:23:34 pm »
I finally got around to reading issues 1 and 2.

A very enjoyable, well paced read.

Looking forward to the rest.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #7 on: 04 September, 2016, 09:36:21 pm »
Jim - thanks for the info! Is it an ongoing? All the best!

I'm sure Jim will correct me if I'm wrong but I think its a 6 issue mini.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #8 on: 04 September, 2016, 10:14:02 pm »
Yep 6 issue - speaking to John today, issue 4 should be about a month.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #9 on: 05 September, 2016, 12:35:29 pm »
so is 3 out now?
Well that's just like your opinion man.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #10 on: 05 September, 2016, 12:40:23 pm »
I picked up at 3 Rok of the Reds from Mr Wagner and he was absolutely glowing about the artwork inside especially as a the football scenes involved so many crowds.

My take was

1) The artwork is really really good. An effortless cross between Phillip Bond and Steve Parkhouse.
2) The story reads like a witty Doomlord update with a great football plot
3) It's the most fun I've had reading a comic since Nikolai Dante and Lawless (which admittedly was just last week)

Its very very highly recommended especially for fans of 80s Eagle.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #11 on: 05 September, 2016, 02:33:45 pm »
I got a set of the first three from Dan himself a couple of weeks ago and will totally recommend it. A superb strip with a fantastic 'feel' to the whole package.

A triumph.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #12 on: 05 September, 2016, 04:36:08 pm »
I got the first three issues direct from Dan too, signed by his good self and John Wagner.
Very good fun, and nicely put together.

Imagine how professional it would have looked with a decent letterer?  ::)

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #13 on: 05 September, 2016, 05:20:43 pm »
I've been playing catch up after reading #2 and 3 and it's quite, quite superb.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #14 on: 05 September, 2016, 06:28:48 pm »
Yeah it certainly is.

The name on the ref's mobile made me smile.