Re: [gundam] Gundam 0079 comic news


Mark Nguyen (mnguyen@hotmail.com)
Thu, 01 Apr 1999 12:34:13 PST


>From: Mark Simmons <scorpio@best.com>
>Reply-To: gundam@aeug.org
>To: gundam@aeug.org
>CC: Julie Davis <anime@sirius.com>
>Subject: [gundam] Gundam 0079 comic news
>Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 12:01:00 -0800
>
>Hi folks,
>
> Julie asked me to pass this along to the folks on the list. Since
we're
>all big Gundam fans here, she thought you'd appreciate an update on
what's
>in store for Viz's edition of the Gundam 0079 comic...
>
>-- Mark
>
>=============
>
>In case you picked up the first issue and thought "my god! The
reproduction
>is terrible!" you're right. It was a printing problem which we've
solved
>now, and you can rest assured that future issues will NOT look like
that.
>(grr! - they sure won't!) It's especially annoying too, since the
letters
>in issue 2, responding to the preview copies I sent out, are mostly
really
>positive. Argh!
>
>Hot news! It looks pretty sure now that as of issue 5, we'll have
>brand-new, original cover art by Kazuhisa Kondo, done just for us!
That's
>what I call good news! : ) I've no idea what he's going to do, but
they'll
>be "single mobile suits." I'm REALLY excited about this, especially
since
>it's pretty clear that Mr. Kondo is taking personal interest in the
comic
>and how it does in the States.
>
>More on issue 1: I've had a couple of questions about why there wasn't
>bonus material in the first issue. (Actually, there was, but only a
little
>and I wrote it myself.) But for future issues, we've been lucky enough
to
>have Mark Simmons of Gundam Project fame writing what amounts to an
>introduction to the world of Gundam for us in installments - they're
called
>the "UC Insider," and explain stuff about the world, including the
>colonies, mechanics, etc., plus important plot stuff that doesn't
really
>come up in the story, like the history behind Char. The amount of bonus
>material depends on the length of the comic that issue - issue 2 has a
big
>section, issue 3 a small one. As of issue 5, there'll be long
installments
>pretty much right until the end of the 8-issue series, plus letters and
>whatnot. (Fan art too, we hope.) I should mention that these will only
be
>available in the single issues - they won't be reprinted in any
compilation
>format, so if you're the type that waits for the graphic novels, you'll
>miss out on all this bonus material, and it's good stuff.
>
>Julie Davis
>Gundam 0079
>
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