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Old 04-20-2013, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is Steam Engines of Oz a sleeper?

Going through my Diamond order sheet, saw Steam Engines of Oz #1 on the form and had to look it up. Artwork looks amazing and a fun storyline to go along with one of the all time classic tales. There is a Free Comic Book Day preview to get some initial hype also. What do you guys think?

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Old 04-20-2013, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm in for 10, and I'll pick up the FCBD book provided I can. My LCS limits how many I can get.
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I'm liking The Strangers by Oni Press for FCBD: Free Comic Book Day - FCBD13 Interview: Chris Roberson Discusses The Strangers

Edit: I just read the preview. Maybe I won't on second thought. - http://www.freecomicbookday.com/cata.../STK525396.pdf
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I found the preview "Strange" and the art leaves a bit to be desired IMHO.
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I found the preview "Strange" and the art leaves a bit to be desired IMHO.

Agreed. IMO this is a poor choice of artwork for a steampunk inspired title.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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On that cover for the FCBD book, the Tin Man looks like a mix of Apocalypse and the Incredible Hulk, and the Cowardly Lion doesn't look like he needs to be cowardly anymore. This is from a very small publisher, so print runs might be very, very scarce. I think this one can blow up, almost to a Panzerfaust type blow-up. (And I'm not kidding on that, all the similarities of a clasic story that everyone knows for the last 60+ years and a fresh take on it with probably very, very low print runs).
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I'm honestly shocked we're even debating this.

Has any Oz book ever done really well?
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I'm honestly shocked we're even debating this.

Has any Oz book ever done really well?
No Star Wars book had ever done well until the Alex Ross #1 cover for the new storyline came out four months ago, and comics are reaching all time highs in sales now, so that is why we're debating this, along with the release of the James Franco/Mila Kunis Oz movie. Definitely worth a debate, just closely examine that FCBD wraparound cover for sixty full seconds and you will see why I made this post; it looks downright amazing in every aspect.
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Going through my Diamond order sheet, saw Steam Engines of Oz #1 on the form and had to look it up. Artwork looks amazing and a fun storyline to go along with one of the all time classic tales. There is a Free Comic Book Day preview to get some initial hype also. What do you guys think?

Steam Engines Of Oz #1 - Midtown Comics

The Steam Engines of Oz to Debut FCBD 2013!
I ordered a bunch a while ago. I almost forgot. Lets hope it is a sleeper.

And yes oz tiles have done well. Legend of oz wicked west i have sold the crap out of in the past. Its relatively unkown book by Big dog ink. The coloring is amazing. The story line falls a bit short though. Low print run and just became ongoing a couple months ago
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I'm not saying this wasn't needed, I enjoy discussion I just don't think Oz books have ever commanded premium...even things like Fables still aren't heavyweights. It's also about steam engines I assume...I mean...you really think its gonna be that much of a pull? Story/art aside?

Lets just say I'll eat my Saga #1 if it does...
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I know Lady Mechanika sold really well for me. Steampunk stuff is a nice Niche market. The OZ book might do well.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Time will tell I guess
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Anyone get a chance to read the fcbd release yet?

I don't think a steam punk wizard of oz would be bad, especially if directed by Guillermo del Toro.

One thing that bothered me was how they changed the panelling halfway through.
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No Star Wars book had ever done well until the Alex Ross #1 cover for the new storyline came out four months ago, and comics are reaching all time highs in sales now, so that is why we're debating this, along with the release of the James Franco/Mila Kunis Oz movie. Definitely worth a debate, just closely examine that FCBD wraparound cover for sixty full seconds and you will see why I made this post; it looks downright amazing in every aspect.
Terrible argument. The 1977 series ran for 9 years and was the largest selling Marvel Title in 1977. It was a massive hit.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The FCBD is selling well, I know Midtown has some weird rules about stopping their pre-sales the few weeks before a book comes out. Just curious, do you guys think this one can be under 10,000 produced for issue #1 and be a major sleeper still?
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:05 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't know whether this guy is real but he is claiming that he is the author of the book and he is giving the FCBD through ebay so that more people can read it. Only charging for shipping cost and materials.

The Steam Engines of oz FCBD Arcana Steampunk Free Comic Book Day from Author | eBay

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".Based on a lot of feedback, although the book DID reach nearly 100,000 people,a lot missed the book, either because their stores didn’t order enough copies,or they couldn’t make it to a shop."

I don't know what he means by reaching 100k people. Couldn't be that he printed so many right?
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I don't know whether this guy is real but he is claiming that he is the author of the book and he is giving the FCBD through ebay so that more people can read it. Only charging for shipping cost and materials.

The Steam Engines of oz FCBD Arcana Steampunk Free Comic Book Day from Author | eBay

Also, he mentioned this

".Based on a lot of feedback, although the book DID reach nearly 100,000 people,a lot missed the book, either because their stores didnít order enough copies,or they couldnít make it to a shop."

I don't know what he means by reaching 100k people. Couldn't be that he printed so many right?

Do you guys think this guy is for real? I'd gladly pay $5 for a signed copy.
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It's for real. I just bought one and Erik Hendrix, writer of the book, emailed me right after I paid. Very cool of him to do this.
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I did read the fcbd and enjoyed. I ordered a few #1s in my order last month so we will see.
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Thanks for the heads up! I got one. I'm still going to have to find another one to read though. Don't wanna read a signed copy
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I don't know whether this guy is real but he is claiming that he is the author of the book and he is giving the FCBD through ebay so that more people can read it. Only charging for shipping cost and materials.

The Steam Engines of oz FCBD Arcana Steampunk Free Comic Book Day from Author | eBay

Also, he mentioned this

".Based on a lot of feedback, although the book DID reach nearly 100,000 people,a lot missed the book, either because their stores didnít order enough copies,or they couldnít make it to a shop."

I don't know what he means by reaching 100k people. Couldn't be that he printed so many right?
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I ordered a bunch a while ago. I almost forgot. Lets hope it is a sleeper.

And yes oz tiles have done well. Legend of oz wicked west i have sold the crap out of in the past. Its relatively unkown book by Big dog ink. The coloring is amazing. The story line falls a bit short though. Low print run and just became ongoing a couple months ago
Kate Finnegan does the colors on this. She's a peach. Love her to death.
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it's also free to read on comixology
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I don't know whether this guy is real but he is claiming that he is the author of the book and he is giving the FCBD through ebay so that more people can read it. Only charging for shipping cost and materials.

The Steam Engines of oz FCBD Arcana Steampunk Free Comic Book Day from Author | eBay

Also, he mentioned this

".Based on a lot of feedback, although the book DID reach nearly 100,000 people,a lot missed the book, either because their stores didnít order enough copies,or they couldnít make it to a shop."

I don't know what he means by reaching 100k people. Couldn't be that he printed so many right?
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Thanks for the heads up
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