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.
: --Previous Message--
: 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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