Have to agree with your comments re: likelihood of Panini (or Marvel US, for that matter) reprinting the Zoids strips. Shame - I wasn't a fan of the toy line but enjoyed the inventiveness of the comic strips. Like the early UK Transformers strips, there was also some great talent involved. --Previous Message-- : --Previous Message--
Thanks. I knew most of the info regarding the secret wars stuff and the collected comics
Tomy sadly couldn't help me with an enquiry as they said any decision to reprint is not with them, but with Marvel comics. Not much chance of Panini reprinting them.
: Off the top of my head, Zoids originally
: appeared as a 'teaser' ad/strip in Marvel UK
: weeklies Spider-Man & Secret Wars,
: before appearing in the latter as a regular
: strip (around #19). By the time the title
: changed to Scret Wars II (approx. #32),
: Spider-Man & Zoids weekly had been
: launched, running to only 51 issues, with
: Zoids gaining increasing dominance over the
: covers & page count share.
: In fact, Spider-Man & Zoids was
: cancelled partly due to poor sales &
: also to relaunch Zoids as a US-format
: monthly (Marvel UK had already launched
: their Action Force title in the same format
: by this time). Sadly, toy sales dwindled in
: the meantime & Zoids #1 ultimately never
: hit the newsstands.
: Around the same time that the weeklies were
: being published (86-88), Marvel UK published
: a number of "Collected Comics"
: summer & winter specials. I vaguely
: recall there being at least 2 Zoids
: editions, so suspect that the Secret Wars
: strips were probably reprinted.
: A quick Google uncovered the following
: Richard Starkings interview - really
: interesting stuff about his time at Marvel
: UK, including Zoids:
: ...whilst another Starkings interview
: includes (I think) the splash page from the
: never-published Zoids monthly #1:
: Hope this is of help.
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: Does anybody know if the UK Zoids strip was
: reprinted anywhere? This was a classic strip
: which went way beyond the toys and I feel
: would benefit from being in one collection.
: Some classic creators worked on the series,
: just how many issues did it have, I can't
: find any Spider-man and Zoids beyond issue
: Maybe Titan should do something if we all
: petition them.
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Have to agree with your comments re: likelihood of Panini (or Marvel US, for that matter) reprinting the Zoids strips. Shame - I wasn't a fan of the toy line but enjoyed the inventiveness of the comic strips. Like the early UK Transformers strips, there was also some great talent involved.
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