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John Byrne
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Posted: 05 February 2011 at 12:39pm | IP Logged | 1  

The NEXT MEN sequel is a go-ahead, but IDW has requested that I continue with the numbering from the previous series, so NEXT MEN: AFTERMATH, not AFTERMATH as a brand new show.

Why? Because if AFTERMATH appears with a 1 on the cover, there are still some retailers who will bump the orders on that one, then slash the orders on subsequent issues.

The inmates are now actually BURNING DOWN the asylum. . .

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Tim O Neill
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Yikes -- what a mixed up marketplace.  Well, I'm so hungry for Next Men stories, I would buy it if they sold the naming rights and called it OFFICE DEPOT'S NEXT MEN: AFTERMATH.  Hey, wait a minute.... it' so crazy, it just might work!!


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Man, I would give a lot to see NEXT MEN sold in Office Depot! In fact, I would give a lot to see comics sold in just about ANY venues outside the DSM.*

Dying by slow strangulation has never been very high on my list of Things to Do.

* Do you hear that? It's the whirring sound of tiny minds racing to come up with venues in which it would be utterly inappropriate to sell comics.

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Chris Cottrill
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I hope everything goes well.I've wanted to see this story told
for a while now.I'm using Midtown comics subscription service
to keep up with it,and I'm purposely staying away from the Next
Men threads too.

Thanks JB!!


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Howard Mackie
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How about THIS... how about all issues of a series be labeled with #1?


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I joked about that the first time around. I said "Let's borrow from the British comics I read as a kid, and go with VOLUME numbers." So, say, January would be Volume 1, NUMBER ONE. Then February would be Volume 2, NUMBER ONE. March would be Volume 3, NUMBER ONE. And so on.
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JB: The NEXT MEN sequel is a go-ahead...

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HELL YEAH!!!!

MORE NEXT MEN, BABY!!!! :D

 

 

...sorry. I know I have totally missed the point of this thread. I'm just REALLY happy to hear the news!!! :)

 

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Someday, if we all pray very hard for him, our young Nathan may be able to break out of his shell. . . .
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Nathan Greno
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Trying hard to remember... I'll have to go back and look through the threads... I think we see more of Nathan in AFTERMATH... I hope so! :)

Wheeeee! This is great :D

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JB: Someday, if we all pray very hard for him, our young Nathan may be able to break out of his shell. . . .

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HA!

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Brad Krawchuk
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Posted: 05 February 2011 at 1:15pm | IP Logged | 11  

JB - just do all the issues in advance, as you normally do, but when it comes time to release them, release them 6-7 months apart instead of every 30 days. 

Then, combine that with Mr. Mackie's idea that every issue be labeled with #1. In fact, make every issue of Aftermath a One-Shot Special. Then name them with titles that would reflect the issue number.

"Next Men: Aftermath" One Shot - February 6, 2013*
"Aftermath: Second Coming" One Shot - May 1, 2013*
"Aftermath: Third Time's the Charm" One Shot - November 13, 2013*
"Aftermath: Four's a Crowd" One Shot - August 6, 2014*
"Aftermath: Five Card Stud" One Shot - October 22, 2014*

*Re-solicited 

It seems to work for other artists. You'll also start to get rave reviews for all the detail you're putting into your artwork, and people will say it's worth the wait because you obviously took a long time to do it. Except for issue five. They'll say that looks a little rushed because you're trying to get back on track to a bi-monthly schedule, even though your book has never been solicited or promoted as being bi-monthly, but as monthly all along.
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You know, JB, I wish you would stop doing all these event comics.  It's killing me having to buy all those issues you do.  I only have so much money!

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, and I second Nathan's "HELL YEAH!".  I'll chance it by missing the point.

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