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Old January 14 2008, 02:33 AM   #31
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Re: What should be the next batch of IDW Trek comics?

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Not that I don't like the big arc heavy plots, it's just that sometimes a change of pace is nice. Plus, it would give us a chance to see all of these new characters who we've only seen in our imaginations.
Yep, Wildstorm's "Star Trek: Divided We Fall" TNG/DS9 mini-series fitted into the greater DS9 Relaunch but didn't leave people scratching their heads.

Ditto "New Frontier: Double Time".
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Old January 14 2008, 02:46 AM   #32
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^Yep, that's exactly what I'm talking about.
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Old January 14 2008, 05:47 AM   #33
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Re: What should be the next batch of IDW Trek comics?

but when these stories were referenced later in their respective series, I think that more than one reader felt "out of the loop". As a comic book reader, I realize it's great looking at the characters you only read about in the past, but one should think of the overall readership...
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Old January 14 2008, 05:57 AM   #34
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Re: What should be the next batch of IDW Trek comics?

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but when these stories were referenced later in their respective series, I think that more than one reader felt "out of the loop".
OK, then the only other answer is "No crossovers ever; everything should be stand-alone, or reference only what is canonical", and that was Richard Arnold's philosophy, or "Every reference must always be explained either in context or by footnote or appendix". Ick.

What if you're reading a novel and a character talks about five famous past encounters with an alien race, and you've only heard of two of them, one canonical and one from a book you once read? Who's to know if the other three incidents are from episodes you've never seen (or have simply forgotten), an obscure LA Times comic strip only published in some parts of USA, a novel in the DS9 relaunch, or a product of the author's imagination. Or, indeed, a plot thread from some upcoming proposal that might get quashed when it gets sent to Paula Block at CBS Consumer Products.

There will always be easter eggs, and what makes them fun is that only some fans get all the jokes/references all the time.
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Old January 14 2008, 03:17 PM   #35
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Excelsior, Post-TMP, and Titan. In that order of priority.

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Old January 14 2008, 06:20 PM   #36
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Re: What should be the next batch of IDW Trek comics?

RonG said:
but when these stories were referenced later in their respective series, I think that more than one reader felt "out of the loop". As a comic book reader, I realize it's great looking at the characters you only read about in the past, but one should think of the overall readership...
No. If you're writing comics, you should consider the people who will be reading the comics, not a bunch of people who only read novels. The latter aren't your audience.

I haven't read the WILDSTORM DS9r stuff but, as the books frequently reference past adventures that don't get detailed treatments in a current story, I can't believe a little comic/novel synchronicity would be either hard to pull off or troublesome for the reader.
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Old January 15 2008, 12:15 AM   #37
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Re: What should be the next batch of IDW Trek comics?

At this point, a "Titan" mini-series by Mangels & Martin looks like a no-brainer.

Thanks everyone who's voted so far. This has been a fascinating poll.
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Old January 15 2008, 02:27 AM   #38
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Is Andrew Steven Harris the IDW guy that comes here? If so I hope he takes this into account when they consider the next batch of comics, because I'd walk across town to the comic shop if it meant getting my hands on a Titan comic.
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Old January 15 2008, 02:47 AM   #39
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Is Andrew Steven Harris the IDW guy that comes here? If so I hope he takes this into account when they consider the next batch of comics, because I'd walk across town to the comic shop if it meant getting my hands on a Titan comic.
The previous editor, Dan Taylor visited often, and even used to email comments to my Psi Phi, TrekBBS and personal blog posts!

You can be sure I'll send this URL to Andrew Steven Harris as part of my next feedback email about IDW ST.
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Old January 15 2008, 08:00 AM   #40
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Actually, I read these boards every single day. I don't chime in much because I'm more interested in reading what other people have to say than forcing everyone to read what I have to say; as the Star Trek editor, my opinions already have unusual influence over what goes into the comics, so it'd seem excessive to start trying to influence people on the BBS as well. And, if all I did was come on here and hype hype hype, I'd start to look and feel like a two-bit shill.

On the other hand, I don't mind answering people's questions when they've got 'em, or talking to people about the kind of stories they'd like to see in the books. I can tell you that Titan and DS9 are the two far-and-away front-runners, and I've tried to put up a pretty good track record of being responsive to fan requests.

As I've mentioned elsewhere, with the movie coming up, the schedule is already pretty tight, even a year away. So, it may take a little while, but it won't be for lack of trying.

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Old January 15 2008, 08:19 AM   #41
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I can tell you that Titan and DS9 are the two far-and-away front-runners
Go Titan, go Titan *does a little dance*
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Old January 15 2008, 08:36 AM   #42
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will you be acquiring the licenses for the other 3 shows? or have you?
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Old January 15 2008, 08:50 AM   #43
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Re: What should be the next batch of IDW Trek comics?

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it may take a little while, but it won't be for lack of trying.
Sounds positive! Thanks AndrewIDW! You've also saved me tracking down your email address!

I hope this poll proves enlightening.
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Old January 15 2008, 11:04 AM   #44
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Re: What should be the next batch of IDW Trek comics?

Hello Andrew,

I already asked this question elsewhere here but maybe you haven`t seen it. Can you help?

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I read that in order to mark the launch of SECOND STAGE with New Frontier #1, IDW will debut its new Quad Cover format, with four separate covers bound directly onto the same issue. My comic book dealer where I have my subscriptions has just asked me what I want to do in future, if I still want all variant covers for each number.

My logic was that with the quad cover introduction that there is one comic for each story. Instead of “having” to buy multiple copies in order to get all variants, there is just one with all four covers included.

I am able to afford four regular comics (one a week) plus maybe the odd incentive cover issue, if they will still be offered extra. But if the old pattern of multiple regular covers for the same issue on individual comics is still around in Second Stage, I will have to ask my subscription service just to choose one cover each. There is no way I can afford 4 times 4 Star Trek comics a month!

If you can answer this question, that would be very helpful. Then I can also give that information to my subscription service.
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Old January 15 2008, 02:26 PM   #45
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Re: What should be the next batch of IDW Trek comics?

Oh, cool. The Trek editor on this board! I tried to register on the IDW Board, but something get wrong, i dunno. So i ask my question here: is there any chance, that we will see conclusons/continuations for Starfleet Academy, or Early Voyages?

I really loved both series, and i'm especially interested in the Starfleet Academy concept. A new Academy series would be great as well.
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