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Re: Your help needed character defining stores within BAF ur

Postby Chopper » 19 Mar 2015 23:09

Pretty much agreed, there, Jim. One thing I did find a bit odd is that characters like Steeler and Quarrel where rarely given inflections in their speech. Of course it could be said they spoke fluent English but for the sake of the strip I would have used their nationalities more. I do suppose characters like Cutter and Kiwi never got a great deal of local dialect and wrote more like Poms because most Poms (writers) would not have known they did not speak like that in New Zealand. No internet in them days etc. Little things like that.

That by no means detracted from the talent in writing in art, a rung above Commando in my book as you got drawn into the characters and genuinely cared if they lived or died. As Jim said, the red shirts too. Like the local soldiers in bloodhound. You really wanted them to lift their game and take it to the Baron.
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Re: Your help needed character defining stores within BAF ur

Postby DAMartin » 20 Mar 2015 13:22

:snakes2: and :snowjob: each had a solo issue, but I don't think they were too character-defining. On the other hand, :tripwire: had two stories that showed his personality at full, specially the rocket one.

There also were some stories where a single :af: character plus some greenshirts faced a single :enemy: or :cobra: , but these seemed like the norm for a while, rather than character-spotlight issues.
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Re: Your help needed character defining stores within BAF ur

Postby schaffer1313 » 06 Apr 2015 14:10

Perhaps what's unusual about the 'Codename' stories is that the characters weren't always shown looking like the toys. Which suggests a desire by the writers to expand the Action Force mythos and take it beyond just being an advert for whatever toys were on the shelves at the time.
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Re: Your help needed character defining stores within BAF ur

Postby Chopper » 07 Apr 2015 01:09

Very true, Stalker being a classic example.
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