The Complete Works - Volume 4

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

Postby Red Laser » 17 Oct 2008 13:56

It's a good idea doing a Declassified volume like this is there any plans to include the AF and Cobra datafiles based on the GI Joe characters?
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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume IV

Postby The Baron » 17 Oct 2008 17:24

Sure is! I've edited my earlier post for clarification - the :cobra: datafiles will be in the Enemy Declassified volume, and the :af: datafiles will be in the Heroes Declassified volume.
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Re: Action Force Best of Collection Volume IV

Postby The Baron » 27 Oct 2008 21:06

Current status:

The Black Major - In Progress - 06/87 + 3 Original Coloured Pages
Red Jackal - Pending - 00/16 + 1 Original Coloured Page
Kraken - Pending - 00/16 + 8 Original Coloured Pages
The Baroness - In Progress - 21/36
Storm Shadow - Pending - 00/30
Major Bludd - In Progress - 05/24
Cobra Datafiles - Pending - 00/15

So that's 32 of 224 B&W pages finished - making the book 44 of 236 pages finished = 19% done!
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Re: The Complete Works - Volume IV - Codename Villains

Postby The Baron » 30 Nov 2008 03:13

Current status:

017/090 The Black Major In Progress
001/017 Red Jackal Pending
000/024 Kraken Pending
021/036 The Baroness In Progress
000/004 Death of the Hawk Pending
000/030 Storm Shadow Pending
006/024 Major Bludd In Progress
000/010 Liberty - Pending
000/001 Cobra Power File Pending

045/236 = 19%
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Re: The Complete Works - Volume IV - Codename Villains

Postby jamarmiller » 30 Nov 2008 03:25

ah you changed the name too??? I really really wanted it to be THE ENEMY : DECLASSIFIED

the enemy is a nod to the old packaging that had Cobra listed as the Enemy and the Declassified books had been extremely popular and these are truly declassified stories
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Re: The Complete Works - Volume IV - Codename Villains

Postby The Baron » 30 Nov 2008 15:27

The "Declassified" title is a Marvel (or is it DDP?) GI Joe concept, it doesn't really have anything to do with Battle Action Force. All of the flashback / origin tales were prefixed with "Codename"

But to be honest, I don't particularly like either title! I'd rather go with a title strip for each volume, being the longest story / best title in each case. But for this volume our choices are pretty limited.

"Death of the Hawk" is pretty much the only title that stands out.
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Re: The Complete Works - Volume IV - Codename Villains

Postby jamarmiller » 30 Nov 2008 17:37

see what your missing is the marketing point on the title LOL ...........oh well guess ill just quietly step away from the decision stuff on these things as all the stuff I wanted is being removed and renamed LOL . Ill just enjoy it as a fan!!
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Re: The Complete Works - Volume IV - Codename Villains

Postby The Baron » 30 Nov 2008 18:06

That's a bit harsh, maybe like 3% of it.

I'm not trying to steal your thunder or undermine your work here. I want to take the initial concept and transform into a long-term project. Had there been talk of ten volumes when you drafted the contents of the first book, I expect it would have been quite different.

Maybe I'm overreacting, you did put a LOL there, but I really don't want you to feel pushed aside, man. I've shared all my thoughts with you and the forum and nothing I've said is set in stone.

I get what you're saying about marketing, it's not something I really considered to be honest. I'm not a big believer in hype as I think the product speaks for itself but there is a bigger picture here, the GI Joe community has finally acknowledged the Red Shadows as canon, and anything we can do to harness that interest could lead to a new toyline.

Then again, it's not like we need the sales to keep the product going, as the whole thing is non-profit anyway. We may not even find enough colourists to finish Volume IV, but I can do a chapter per week until Doomsday, so even if it ends up just being me the project will eventually be completed.

But this always is, was and will be your baby, Jamar, I wouldn't have it any other way.
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Re: The Complete Works - Volume IV - Codename Villains

Postby The Baron » 05 Dec 2008 21:10

I just finished the cover art for Volume 4!

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Re: The Complete Works - Volume IV - Codename Villains

Postby Shadow_Contact » 06 Dec 2008 11:02

Cover looks awesome, And I'm glad the Declassified is still there.
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