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Author Topic: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street  (Read 1279 times)

Tony Angelino

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #30 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:26:24 pm »
I think it was Buster that I used to read the story in when I was a wee lad. I wouldn't get too worried about any Spider-Man connection though. I think it was its own story and probably had more in connection with Billy the Cat (the DC Thomson strip). I'll be getting it regardless and at the very least it can be enjoyed for the Mike Western art.

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #31 on: 28 February, 2017, 08:21:47 pm »
I didn't read Buster regularly, so had no idea just how derivative the rest of the Leopard's backstory was!  Until this thread I thought he was just a kid who dressed as a cat and was quite athletic!

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #32 on: 28 February, 2017, 09:52:35 pm »
a kid who dressed as a cat and was quite athletic!

I think that definitely is a description of Billy the Cat who I don't think had any superpowers.

I think the Leopard will be sufficiently different from Spider-Man for any resemblance in the origin not to matter.

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #33 on: 01 March, 2017, 02:39:24 am »
You can see small(ish) examples of several of the strips (including The Leopard from Lime Street) here: Click!

It also mentions that the Dracula Files (from Scream) is being reprinted in October.


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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #34 on: 01 March, 2017, 05:10:42 am »
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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #35 on: 01 March, 2017, 06:53:55 am »
Dracula Files is a strange choice given Hibernia did a fairly recent reprint of it and made a good of it.

I didn't really enjoy the strip itself so wouldn't be getting it again but I would be on board for all the other reprints.

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Re: Rebellion To reprint The Leopard from Lime Street
« Reply #36 on: 01 March, 2017, 09:37:08 am »
Dracula Files is a strange choice given Hibernia did a fairly recent reprint of it and made a good of it.

I didn't really enjoy the strip itself so wouldn't be getting it again but I would be on board for all the other reprints.

To be fair, Rebellion have the advantage there in terms of distribution and media presence so a new edition in their Treasury line makes sense - it's a well-regarded tale, often mentioned when the subject of Scream! comes up, and while it sold out handily for us, Rebellion will be aiming for a bigger market who likely never realised it was even reprinted.

It's also one of the few Scream! tales left that collects reasonably well as a slim trade (I think our edition worked out at around just shy of 90 pages, including extra material from the Holiday Specials, a cover gallery and some unused art) now that Monster has been reprinted. In fact, if they have Monster and the Dracula File in print, it's really only the Thirteenth Floor left before the bulk of the best long-form strips from Scream! are exhausted. There's enough material there to put together a Complete Library of Death, with the Ghastly Tales and Tales from the Grave included, or you could maybe go for a reprint of The Nightcomers - I think a bumper reprint of the short tales would go down well, as they're fondly remembered and generally pretty good, but the Nightcomers might not have the recognition that something like Monster or the Dracula File does. I doubt anyone is really clamouring for a deluxe reprint of Terror of the Cats though...  ;)

I must admit to a bit of curiosity to see how the two editions will compare. I think we did a pretty good job of the Dracula File within the limitations we had, and I'll be fascinated to see what Rebellion do with the strip :-)