Chris Maier (oom9@crosswinds.net)
Sat, 8 Jul 2000 18:18:46 -0400


Hmmm...O Gundam kinda sounds a little silly, but Outer Gundam seems
interesting.
----- Original Message -----
From: Burke Rukes <god_of_gundams@hotmail.com>
To: <gundam@aeug.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 08, 2000 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] O and Outer Gundams

> Chris Maier writes,
>
> >Hmmm...mailing list's a little slow today....anyway, I'm curious about
the
> >two new additions to the mecha domain which both share the term "Outer
> >Gundam"
> > The first("Outer Gundam") appears to be a One Year War side story, and
> >the second("O Gundam") appears to take place around the Z/ZZ timeframe.
> >Anybody have any info on these two?
>
> First up, Outer Gundam was a manga published as part of Bandai's PC Comix
> series way back in 1992. It's a purely unofficial/non-canon story that
does
> indeed take place during the One Year War. The Feds are experimenting
with
> a pilotless, AI-operated Gundam called "Zephyr Phantom." After it kicks
> lots of tail, the Zeons respond by sending out their MS-19N Katarl...
> basically it's a big, nasty mobile suit equipped with stealth systems and
> looking like a jet-black cross between a Kampfer, Patlabor's Griffin, and
a
> few other things I can't put my finger on. Of course, we get cameo
> appearances by Amuro in the original Gundam and the White Base during the
> Battle of A Bao A Qu, as well as a brief glimpse of Johnny Raiden's
> souped-up Zaku II during the same battle.
>
> O-Gundam is virtually unknown, and was brought to my attention by Benjamin
> "Grebo" Wright, author of Mekton Zeta, who came to me with his O-Gundam
> material to contribute to The Mecha Domain. I still have the email he
sent
> me on it, here's his own words (apologies to Benjamin if he's reading
this,
> and hope he doesn't mind ^_^):
>
> "O-Gundam -- This was an alternate-universe sequel to Zeta Gundam which
was
> serialized in Out Magazine, starting April 1986. I only have the first
> installment, but its one of my most prized possessions. The O stands for
> "Outer", as in Out magazine (this came long before the Zephyr-Phantom
Outer
> Gundam comic, and is not related). It happens one year after Zeta, and
> follows the battle between the AEWG and Super-Zeon, with "Side Zero" as
its
> focal point (6-Bunch is the "Lost City", 8-Bunch is the Super-Zeon base).
>
> "The star is 16 year old Taro Asati (from Side-Zero's 13 bunch), and he's
> joined by his sister Fana Co Asati and a little baby named -- get this --
> Solar Ray, daughter of Amuro and Beltochika. The villains are 16 year old
> Khan Junior, Char (back in the red suit and helmet), and Artesia -- Sayla
> Mass, in Quattro-style shades and a Zeon (or maybe Titans) style uniform!!
> Go figger.
>
> "Anyhow, on top of the AEWG ship Ahgama 2 and the Super-Zeon ship Gaw-Lan
> Fortress, we have several new MS: The NNT-001 Gaza-X, the MOX-012
> Psycho-Gundam mark-IV (34.54m x 31.52m in MA mode, 42.53m in MS mode,
205.6
> tons, 25330KW generator, Gundarium armor, piloted by Artesia! and yes, it
is
> MOX, not MRX), the MSU-010 Zeta Gundam Mark-II (21.63m, 38.5 tons,
Gundarium
> armor, Beam Rifle x1, Beam Saber x2), the PCX-005 Grand-Zack (18.65m, 30.5
> tons, Gundarium armor, Beam Saber, Machinegun), and the MSF-000 O (Outer)
> Gundam (19.54m, 26.4 tons, Beam Rifle, Beam Saber x2, Head Vulcan Pod x2,
> Psychommu Feedback System).
>
> "O-Gundam's artwork was fairly simplistic but colorful, sorta like
V-Gundam,
> and I love this feature. I've been trying to hunt down more on it, but as
> yet have been unlucky.
>
> That's all I've got on it. The Outer Gundam comic is _probably_ still
> available from Nikaku Animart (I ordered my copy from them about 4 months
> ago). And I intend to keep my eyes peeled for copies of Out Magazine in
the
> faint hopes of getting more O-Gundam material myself.
>
>
> -Burke "Burkenator" Rukes
> god_of_gundams@hotmail.com
>
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