The Complete Works - Volume 1

Classic Battle Action Force comics - now in full colour!
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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume I

Postby The Baron » 20 Aug 2008 00:31

Wow - that's so encouraging, thank you for posting.
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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume I

Postby Double-Tap » 24 Aug 2008 12:28

this looks amazing. how do i go about ordering one and what are the costs including postage. great job
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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume I

Postby The Baron » 24 Aug 2008 13:20

There are links to the order forms (hard or softback) here: http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/colouring/book.html

It should automatically take you to the Lulu site for your home country, and show you P&P costs befoer checkout.

We have to do it this way to keep BFTB non-profit, whihc means you don't get charged extra. Volume 2 will be out very soon though, so it may make sense to hang on and combine the shipping costs.
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Re: The Best of ACTION FORCE Volume 1 : International Heroes

Postby slippy » 25 Aug 2008 23:25

The Baron wrote:
slippy wrote:Hey guys... thanks for the welcome and can't wait for the comic collection book!

Okay, here is a taster of some artwork featuring everyone's favourite bad guys:

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If you can point me in the right direction, I can post a few more versions from various artists in the right section of the forum for all to enjoy - they mostly feature a Red Shadow, with one or two versions of a certain masked man possibly related to the Kassell family. :baron:

Cheers again and looking forward to getting to know more of you soon.

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Hey Slippy, are you still there, man?


Heya matey! Yep... after a few weeks/months of working away, I'm now back in the world of the living, or at least, the world of Blood-for-Baron-related forums.
; )

If you can give me a 'heads up' on the best place to post some artist pics I promised months ago, I'll get that sorted in the coming days - as I've got scans of quite a few now.
:shadow: :shadow: :shadow:

Cheers and glad to be back on the forums.

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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume I

Postby slippy » 25 Aug 2008 23:30

Crimson Rage wrote:I just received my BEST OF ACTION FORCE book in the post and while I may be a bit late to the party... I'm impressed! I will in fact say this could be the most important book I've ever bought. Let me explain that, but be warned it's 'sappy', so anybody offended by such things: Stop reading..... NOW!!;)

ACTION FORCE played a pretty big part in my childhood, and I mean 'proper', pre-Marvel, pre-Hasbro ACTION FORCE back when we had the original figures. My family wasn't exactly "well off", so summer holidays for us involved two weeks of day trips out to Wales in the family car. Without fail I always piled my shoe-box full of AF figures, along with a carton of the old IPC comics, into the back seats and we were off. I mean, I could never choose which ones I wanted to take so I took everything!
This, I must confess, was the happiest time of my life. Things seemed just 'right', the world was a simpler & safer place and it's a period that I often relive in my mind. Of course time marches on. Mum died of cancer (only 54) in 2000 and my Dad had a stroke which left him disabled and me looking after him, and such times tended to get forgotten.

Then, I got this book in the post and as soon as I opened it I was back there in that car. It was amazing really, as I didn't remember a single story until I saw them in the book, then it all came flooding back. Virtually every panel of CODENAME: TRACKER (for example) was there in my head when I re-read it. Amazing how the human brain retains everything... SCHOOL FOR SNAKES? Don't remember that one... Oh wait, now I do!!!

Anyway, I can't say too much in case people start thinking I'm weird (too late!). Basically I say the biggest THANK YOU possible to everyone resonsible for this tome and say that it's appreciated more than you might realise.

My only criticism of the book is based purely on personal preference. I'd rather have seen the earlier RED SHADOW stories, from the beginning and in order, presented first. But, as there's no real continuity to these strips it isn't a big issue. Like I say, 'personal preference', and with future volumes promised I'm sure my own 'favourite strips' will turn up. I can't fault anything else here - This labour of love deserves a wider audience and I hope that one day it finds it. I actually intend to buy a second, softcover version to keep my hardback in good nick.

Please... volume 2 ASAP!!!!


Sorry - I just had to requote this message as I can totally 100% agree with the 'sappy' sentiments of Crimson Rage all the way. This is a great post matey, couldn't have said it better myself to explain the memories and love for the stories that you guys have been colouring back to life. Good call on the requests for volume 2 as well and it goes without saying that I hope all goes well with you and your family in the future.
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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume I

Postby The Baron » 25 Aug 2008 23:31

Hey, welcome back, man! Just stick 'em in the Customs section. If you need help with web hosting drop me a PM.

Anything submitted to the forum wind up in the main site Customs galleries. Eventually ;)
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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume I

Postby SteveD » 26 Aug 2008 13:10

Crimson Rage - forget the "sappy" - I totally agree with you, and no apolgies are necessary my friend!

I think that, by the nature of our collective interest, we are all a little sentimental for simpler times around here. And that's no bad thing in my view. Don't want to sound old, but it's sort of our way of reliving a little bit of when times, or at least our lives, were a bit less complicated. Guess it's like when the older generations used to/do preach onto us about how times were better "back then". Our hobby of collecting these little chaps/re-reading the comics (and the excellent re-colours, with much respect to Jamar et al on that front)/doing customs etc gives us a small window back into how things were for us "back then".

Not that there's anything wrong with my life as it is right now, in fact, things are pretty good, but it's still ace to look back those days 25 years or so ago.
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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume I

Postby The Baron » 26 Aug 2008 14:37

Just so you know, the forthcoming indyplanet edition will have two extra pages - inside covers!

Inside front:

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Inside rear:

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Re: The Complete Works - Volume I - Operation Bloodhound

Postby The Baron » 30 Nov 2008 02:59

Current status:

008/008 Ambush Finished
012/012 Attack Finished
096/096 Bloodhound Finished
045/045 Jungle Terror Finished
024/024 Death Castle Finished
024/024 Tracker Finished
009/009 Menace of the Baron Finished
000/002 The File on the Baron Pending
010/010 SAS Datafiles Finished
004/006 Space Force Datafiles In Progress

232/236 = 98%
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Re: The Complete Works - Volume I - Operation Bloodhound

Postby The Baron » 30 Nov 2008 15:38

I can't decide whether or not to leave out the word "Operation" from the title.

Anyone have any thoughts?

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