Why No New Action Force Comics?

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Why No New Action Force Comics?

Postby seaneley » 17 Jun 2004 05:46

I'm assuming that their is plenty of eager, young artists willing to engage their childhood and write new stories for publishers in the U.K. The U.S. is going through a "retro" phase right now, where all the post Baby Boomers are buying up anything that has to do with the 80s and their nostalgic childhood. Is England and Ireland experiencing this phenomenon? If they are, then someone needs to get on the ball and start up a new Action Force comic! (G.I. Joe has been resurrected here in America, and is one of the best selling comics around. The writer simply picked up where the old series left off. Pure genius! Everybody loves it!)
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Postby steve » 17 Jun 2004 10:25

The UK is certainly going through a retro toy phase, but sadly the UK comic industry is now a shadow of it previous self, even Marvel UK now exists only to reprint US titles, and is no longer owned by Marvel proper.
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Postby Antybots » 17 Jun 2004 13:00

There's no magazine industry in Ireland. It all comes from Britain.
Incidently, I know why Battle Action force ended, but does anyone know why Action only ran to 50 issues before transferring to Transformers?
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Postby The Baron » 23 Jun 2004 08:14

General lack of sales, I expect. I remember there being quite a backlash against it from the Action Force fans who read Battle. Funny how they folded at the same time though.

Seanealy, don't forget that the toyline also ceased over here, so I'd be surprised if any retro merchandise takes off, but we can still hope.
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Postby seaneley » 24 Jun 2004 03:49

Listen. If the "retro" phase is in full swing over there, then maybe one of you guys could contact Fleetway Publishing and Hasbro (or Palitoy, if it still exists) and buy the legal rights to "Action Force" for a limited time. How hard is it to make a comic these days? Anyone can do it on their computer, and you boys know the stories better than anyone! :)
People would buy your product simply for nostalgia's sake. Guaranteed!
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Re why no new AF comics

Postby S.A.S.Sparrowhawk » 22 May 2008 21:53

seaneley wrote: How hard is it to make a comic these days? Anyone can do it on their computer, and you boys know the stories better than anyone! :)
People would buy your product simply for nostalgia's sake. Guaranteed!


If Commando war stories is still going then why should'nt BAF do a best 12 stories?
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Re: Why No New Action Force Comics?

Postby The Baron » 22 May 2008 22:04

Well, we're doing our coloured books now - the handshake I have with Rebellion is that if they ever reprint the Action Force stories that I will remove the relevant galleries and downloads - as I did with Death's Head and Sleeze Brothers.
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Re: Re why no new AF comics

Postby jamarmiller » 22 May 2008 22:47

S.A.S.Sparrowhawk wrote:
seaneley wrote: How hard is it to make a comic these days? Anyone can do it on their computer, and you boys know the stories better than anyone! :)
People would buy your product simply for nostalgia's sake. Guaranteed!


If Commando war stories is still going then why should'nt BAF do a best 12 stories?


ya check out the BEST OF COLLECTIONS books we are doing in the Colouring section on these boards or on the main page

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