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Old 09-11-2008, 10:43 PM   #26
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It would not surprise me. I bought both Of the Dark Horse omnibuses and was not that impressed. I have yet to read all the way through either. From descriptions the Marvel comics captured the pulpy, adventure fell of the movies better. I really enjoyed Marvel's Star Wars comics for the same reason. Which seemed more aware of the styles of Lucas' original influences than later comics.
Absolutely! While I do enjoy the Dark Horse run, the Marvel series has so many great characters, situations and cliff-hangers.
Volume 1 & 2 will contain the best stories. Another thing that I love about "Further Adventures" is the nostalgia they evoke.
Reading them takes me back to the years before "Doom" came out when all that an Indy fan had was the memory of the movie,
one novelization, one script, one soundtrack...and the comics. That was it! From the fledgling days of Indy fandom, this is the
very birth of the dreaded, Expanded Universe!

By the way, where have you been, Avilos? Good to see you posting again.

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Last Crusade was 4 issues, so it looks like a total 44 issues split 3 ways, hopefully.
Fantastic news! Can they improve upon the old method of coloring, like they did on the cover?
They certainly can. Here's an example of something I did in the same vein (and more). Post #46:
Young Telegraph - "Young Indiana Jones and the Mountains of Superstition"

In all honesty, I'm not impressed by the colours on the Vol. #1 cover at all. The tree trunks and sky are almost
the same shade of blue while the original issue #7 has the trees with darker purple/grey tone. Plus, Marion's outfit
is much too yellow when it should be orange instead. More contrast, more depth is needed. This update is too
bright and flat. (Sorry, Dark Horse! Love you guys but if you want some help, seriously, let me know!)

However, I do realize that the colours could be off due to the scan or the colour profile of the image itself so I'll
wait for the printed cover before making a final judgement. The colouring in the Dark Horse Omnibuses is pretty
consistent to the originals so my hopes are not entirely dashed. (Although, the DH series had good paper stock.)

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*does happy dance*
Your Marion medicine is on it's way, Violet. They picked one of my fave issues for the cover, "Africa Screams"
(which is an Abbott & Costello flick).

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Awesome!! I own most of the Marvel comics, but it'll be nice to finally get to read the series remastered without dealing with the old comic smell/faded colors.
I have them all and agree with you on the smell. Complete turn-off but because these were on newsprint,
the whites were never really white. This gave an earthy tone which, I'm afraid, might change in the redo.
Regardless, I will buy the new Marvel volumes even though I cherish my oldies. Times are good for Indy fans!
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Old 09-12-2008, 08:42 PM   #27
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Volume 1 & 2 will contain the best stories.
I hope they run ToD in Volume 3 then, in publishing order and closer to "Indycron" order.
Eventually, a YIJC Omnibus could run the Young Telegraph strips vertically.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:04 PM   #28
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Very good news. Too bad we have to wait until February though.
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:23 AM   #29
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Your Marion medicine is on it's way, Violet. They picked one of my fave issues for the cover, "Africa Screams"
(which is an Abbott & Costello flick).

Yeah! Well, you can only imagine my excitement at this news! The comics are really hard to find in Oz, and Marion comics (I do own one, which is the 1st part of the gold idol story-arc) even more so but I am really looking forward to "Africa Screams" and especially "The Search for Abner". Also Marion's last appearance you once described to me! It's a bonus to have the cover with Marion on it! Feb isn't soon enough! I have seen the Abbott & Costello movie too.

@ Yodazone: I have tried joining the DH boards, but every time I tried the website screwed up on me!
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:19 AM   #30
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By the way, where have you been, Avilos? Good to see you posting again.


Working...HARD... too hard....

Glad to see I was noticed around here.

I felt like I been through and Indiana Jones withdrawal now that KotCS and all the merchandise, plus the young Indy DVS are all out. Glad to see DK will continue with the omnibuses.
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:44 AM   #31
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@ Yodazone: I have tried joining the DH boards, but every time I tried the website screwed up on me!
Try this link:

http://www.darkhorse.com/Help/Boards...?mode=register

It might be that the forum pages are loading slower with the new graphics they added lately. Does your page freeze when you log on? I found that the forum loads alot faster when opened through regular Internet Explorer though.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:02 PM   #32
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I hope they run ToD in Volume 3 then, in publishing order and closer to "Indycron" order.
Eventually, a YIJC Omnibus could run the Young Telegraph strips vertically.
Horizontally would be a much better way to maintain the detail. Dividing them into an aesthetically pleasing,
sequential format is a conundrum I've been dealing with.

How would putting it in Volume 3 be closer to "Indy**** order"? If chronology is the issue, then it should come 1st.
(With all due respect to Mr. Leland Chee, I am boycotting that word.) As for "Doom", I would agree with DIrishB:

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Volume 2 = #13-23 Further Adventures, ToD #1-3
"Doom" was released in tandem with #21-23 so this makes sense.

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I hope they include all the covers this time though. That's the only thing I disliked about the other Indy omnibuses. (omnibuses?)
Yes, Snakes, it's "Omnibuses". Keep your fingers crossed for the covers!

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Yeah! Well, you can only imagine my excitement at this news! The comics are really hard to find in Oz, and Marion comics (I do own one, which is the 1st part of the gold idol story-arc) even more so but I am really looking forward to "Africa Screams" and especially "The Search for Abner". Also Marion's last appearance you once described to me! It's a bonus to have the cover with Marion on it! Feb isn't soon enough! I have seen the Abbott & Costello movie too.
Cool! Clyde Beatty (adventurer & big-game hunter) played himself in that movie.
As for the last Marion appearance, there is one other Marion thing in a following issue.
I won't tell you what but it is a "thing" that confirms her non-relationship status with Indy.

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Working...HARD... too hard....
Glad to see I was noticed around here.
I felt like I been through and Indiana Jones withdrawal now that KotCS and all the merchandise, plus the young Indy DVS are all out.
Glad to see DK will continue with the omnibuses.
Dark Horse will deliver your Indy fix. So, did you shave off your goatee after "Skull" came out?
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:49 PM   #33
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Dark Horse will deliver your Indy fix. So, did you shave off your goatee after "Skull" came out?

Funny you should mention that now. I actually just shaved it for my new job. It was that or wear an annoying beard net. I work in a cheese factory.
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:08 PM   #34
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Great news!
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Old 09-15-2008, 04:54 PM   #35
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"Doom" was released in tandem with #21-23 so this makes sense.
I was hoping ToD wouldn't fall in the middle of the series, but this would place something familiar for casual readers in every volume. In what issue do ToD characters first appear?
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:20 AM   #36
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I was hoping ToD wouldn't fall in the middle of the series, but this would place something familiar for casual readers in every volume. In what issue do ToD characters first appear?

If I recall correctly, the only ToD character who appeared in Further Adventures was Short Round, and he only showed up for a quick scene where he drove a boat or something. I really need to re-read through my Further Adventures issues, its been a few years. I think it was around issue 25 or so, but could be wrong. I'm pretty sure Indy mentions him being away at boarding school, explaining where he was after Temple of Doom, and during Raiders.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:17 AM   #37
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Funny you should mention that now. I actually just shaved it for my new job. It was that or wear an annoying beard net. I work in a cheese factory.
That is funny. I love cheese! Maybe the cheese-lovers thread should be resurrected?

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If I recall correctly, the only ToD character who appeared in Further Adventures was Short Round, and he only showed up for a quick scene where he drove a boat or something. I really need to re-read through my Further Adventures issues, its been a few years. I think it was around issue 25 or so, but could be wrong. I'm pretty sure Indy mentions him being away at boarding school, explaining where he was after Temple of Doom, and during Raiders.
Correct on all accounts. It was issue #26, by the way. Close enough! I like how they drew Shorty looking a touch older, too.
Too bad they never included Blumburtt again.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:39 PM   #38
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That is funny. I love cheese! Maybe the cheese-lovers thread should be resurrected?

Correct on all accounts. It was issue #26, by the way. Close enough! I like how they drew Shorty looking a touch older, too.
Too bad they never included Blumburtt again.

Yeah, I don't think Blumburtt ever even got a mention again at all (comics, novels, RPGs, or otherwise) after ToD. Poor guy.
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:06 PM   #39
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Yeah, I don't think Blumburtt ever even got a mention again at all (comics, novels, RPGs, or otherwise) after ToD.
Just Disneyland.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:33 AM   #40
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There's an "Indy" editorial column posted over at the "Indy Zone" section of the Dark Horse website talking up the upcoming Omnibus collections:

http://www.darkhorse.com/Zones/Indy

Can't wait to see the remastered pages!

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Old 11-06-2008, 05:50 PM   #41
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There's an "Indy" editorial column posted over at the "Indy Zone" section of the Dark Horse website talking up the upcoming Omnibus collections:

http://www.darkhorse.com/Zones/Indy

Can't wait to see the remastered pages!


Nice, thanks for posting the link!
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:57 AM   #42
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Artwork on the new series looks fantastic!
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:30 AM   #43
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Dark Horse just posted a 3-page Omnibus preview of the first Indy issue from the Marvel run:

http://www.darkhorse.com/Books/15-82...tures-Volume-1







Bright and clean pages without the old comic smell!

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Old 12-23-2008, 11:59 AM   #44
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Thanks for posting this info. - these reprints look superb! The print and color are incredible - much, much better than the originals. I am really looking forward to this.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:47 PM   #45
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Dark Horse continues to do EXCELLENT reprint work! Can't wait to get this!
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:51 PM   #46
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Looking forward to these reprints!
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:06 PM   #47
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Does anyone have an original page for comparison? To be honest I was expecting something like the Conan remastered colours:

http://images.darkhorse.com/common/s.../conanv1p2.jpg
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:44 PM   #48
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The contrast between the forthcoming DH reprint and the original Marvel comics page is truly stunning - It's amazing how much better the reprint looks.

This is just my .02, but I think one of the reasons that comic companies don't reprint and re-color older comics more often may be because it's logistically difficult to find the original print of an older comic, find the right colors to reprint this with, etc.
So, I think it's probably easier to just come up with a new comic than to
re-color and reprint an older comic, which is why we may not see reprints as often as we do new material. After all, look how long it took a comic company to reprint these old Indy comics - at least 25+ years.

However, when this is done properly we get a result like we now see with these Indy Marvel reprints, which now have new life breathed into them by DH. Hopefully all of the Marvel IJ reprints will look as good as these samples.

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What about the fabled "Lost Issue Number 35" from the Marvel Run?

I heard rumors that issue 35 was actually completed, but was never published due to poor sales. It would be awesome to see this in the omnibus.

It makes sense, as I have all of the Marvel run and it definitely did not seem like a final issue. It wasn't advertised anywhere on the cover if I remember correctly and the story just ended like many of the previous issues with no "riding off into the sunset" kind of tidying up for loose ends. It definitely read like there would be more issues.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:37 PM   #50
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well i have the entire run of the marvel series and i do like the reprints colors --- i will have to get the book when it comes out ---- darn you indiana jones ---
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