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Old 2007-02-10, 08:18 PM   #9
Denyer
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Originally posted by Cliffjumper
has there really been that much demand for a "Best Of Furman"?
Can see more rationale for one than a "Best of Don" anyhow -- there's actually a couple of decades of stuff to choose from.

There hasn't been much demand for a live action film featuring characters from the 80s mostly in name, but it seems to be coming out...

Enough people do like treasury editions to make them worthwhile, generally.

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Originally posted by Cliffjumper
Which is surely no real reason to simply reprint US issues that are freely avaliable in TPBs (not to mention usually around cover in original issues)
How many people track down originals of comics that date back this far? Now, apply that "collector template" to this fandom; most of it's exclusively toy-biased. We have people frequently come up and say they've never read Target 2006.

A taster of stuff that's considered "best" is an entry-point to picking up the other relative high points of the back catalogue.

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the man was far too reliant on the quality of his inkers.
Having seen his self-inked work recently, this doesn't seem to be the case.

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suggesting there was method to the Titan UK TPBs is a bit mad
There's certainly method; just not one either of us would be likely to choose. The big story chunks are straightforward enough to follow.

Specifically, I suspect the ordering had a lot to do with which masters or issues were available to the production department at the time.

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we'll probably get The Best Of Simon Furman Vol. 2, with Crisis of Command suddenly re-evaluated and included...
Which'd be interesting. (Note for audience: C of C was written by Mike Collins.)

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Damn. I was hoping for traced cover art of Guzzle, coloured with crayons and screaming "IT NEVER ENDS!!!!!!!!"
Wonder how difficult that'd be to do as a mock-up...
 
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