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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #30 on: 13 December, 2016, 05:26:16 pm »
Yes, it does feel as if it is a political move to benefit the big and lazy names

Quite. If what they really mean is "Please don't fill your FCBD title with ads and short re-printed snippets of books in your current line" then why not just say so?
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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #31 on: 14 December, 2016, 07:34:22 am »
No anthologies for 2017AD

Hmm. I'm not sure how they're defining 'anthology'… the BOOM FCBD book for 2017 has three stories in it…
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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #32 on: 14 December, 2016, 01:22:32 pm »
Sorry, I was just rhyming about what had been posted above.  I hadn't intended it to be taken as new information.  Sorry guys!

I agree with everyone however about the pointlessness of all these rules they keep bringing in (like the size question last time).  Yes, they should have some standards (minimum page count, not too much reprinted content, complete stories rather than TBC, etc) but there seems to be something else behind these strange pronouncements.  Comics are a weird, fun entertainment where men can fly and bend steel in their hair bands (or vice versa, Dr Spooner).  If the publishers want to do something really creative, size-wise, page count wise, whatever, they should be able to give it a go.

The only 'real' reason I can think of is that they need to ensure everyone keeps the unit cost down as the comic shops have to buy the titles, and won't do so if they're too expensive.

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #33 on: 14 December, 2016, 01:24:36 pm »
No anthologies for 2017AD

Hmm. I'm not sure how they're defining 'anthology'… the BOOM FCBD book for 2017 has three stories in it…

How about, 'anything not named 2000AD, that may be considered worthwhile' that seems to be the current criteria!

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #34 on: 14 December, 2016, 01:35:12 pm »
The best FCBD are 2000AD and Boom. The old Fantagraphics collections are things of beauty, and BOOM has kind of continued that (basically if its got Mouse Guard it's a treasure).

I'd rather it was all original anthology pieces...

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #36 on: 19 December, 2016, 04:58:25 pm »
Sweet cover and a very interesting list of creators.

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #37 on: 19 December, 2016, 07:24:57 pm »
That cover is the shit!!  :thumbsup:

Is it by Phil Winslade?

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #38 on: 19 December, 2016, 07:26:50 pm »
And awesome news Molch-R!

My pitchfork aimed towards the FCBD panel remain safely stowed for now!!!!  :lol:

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #39 on: 19 December, 2016, 07:32:49 pm »
One more question.

Will there be some new strips amongst the sexy reprint stuff?  :)

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #40 on: 19 December, 2016, 08:20:03 pm »
That cover is the shit!!  :thumbsup:

Is it by Phil Winslade?

The cover is by the great Mike Perkins.

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #41 on: 19 December, 2016, 08:33:12 pm »
That cover is the shit!!  :thumbsup:

Is it by Phil Winslade?

The cover is by the great Mike Perkins.

Awesome!

I like muchly!!!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #42 on: 23 December, 2016, 05:44:25 am »
More Dani! Fantastic.

Loved her atmospheric Euro style b&w art on Fiends in the last issue.

Ina perfect world she would be drawing Flesh.
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Re: Free Comic Book Day recommends no anthologies for 2017
« Reply #44 on: 19 January, 2017, 10:42:25 pm »
Some fine looking Progidge there!   :thumbsup: