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Author Topic: Rok of the Reds  (Read 2586 times)

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #45 on: 15 February, 2017, 08:58:11 am »
On that very point-when is the finale?

Dan is hard at work on it now, but both he and Abby are doing this around 'proper' jobs so it takes a little while to get each issue over the finish line. I reckon March might be a little optimistic, but it should be April if not…
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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #46 on: 15 February, 2017, 09:03:07 am »
Also, dumb question, where can I buy them from?

John has a stack to sell anywhere he does a signing, both he and Dan are amenable to requests for issues via Facebook, or you can order direct from publishers BHP.

The book has been solicited through Diamond, meaning that theoretically you could get it in your local comic shop, but Diamond's distribution system is unintentionally (?) hostile to smaller publishers, so I wouldn't put money on it.

Edit to add: At some point, I would imagine a TPB will be forthcoming. I haven't discussed production specifically with John, but that's certainly the feeling I have.
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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #47 on: 15 February, 2017, 10:43:48 am »
I'm glad to hear a TPB is under consideration. This is an excellent comic that would appeal to a wider audience. Get it into bookshops!

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #48 on: 15 February, 2017, 11:11:50 am »
Jim, sorry I didn't get to meet you on Saturday. Rok was the only set of books I brought with me to get signed.

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #49 on: 15 February, 2017, 11:14:52 am »
I was really pleased to finally meet Dan.

I managed to get the Dad in front of me to buy his son a run of ROK but blimey he needed some convincing. I honestly think there's a retro school of 2000AD fans who have bought a comic (including 2K) for 15 years!


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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #50 on: 15 February, 2017, 11:59:42 am »
Hope Traveling Man have copies of #5 in today!

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #51 on: 23 February, 2017, 10:22:49 am »
Just read issues 1 to 5. It's a great, easy to read comic and is the sort of thing that could easily fit into 2000AD. It features some nice art from Dan Cornwell and I am glad to see he will be doing some work for 2000AD.

There were a few little touches I liked including:
- Corn Well Flakes
- the suggestion from the commentators that the missing ref had popped off to the optician
- the names of some of the United players made me chuckle

In amongst a story of space changing aliens taking on human form there were two plot points that frankly stretch credibility to breaking point:

1) Real Madrid expressing an interest in a lower league player - regardless of how many goals they score in a series of games

and

2) possibly the most unlikely thing I have seen in a comic in a very long time - professional football clubs taking the FA Cup seriously.   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #52 on: 23 February, 2017, 11:45:23 am »

1) Real Madrid expressing an interest in a lower league player - regardless of how many goals they score in a series of games

I thought they were a lower half of the Premier side, rather than a Championship side?

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Re: Rok of the Reds
« Reply #53 on: 23 February, 2017, 11:58:29 am »
I would have to check but I am pretty sure that when they played Albion, Albion were described as being near the top of the Championship and as a higher team than the Reds which I took to mean the Reds were in a lower league e.g League 1 or lower.

Or have I missed some where it is more explicitly stated.