I don't know how Lanard would get a decent return on investment, but the team who put together those pages should do a short or series when the new recruit line launches. Especially since IDW seems to be dropping the ball on the Joe comics line. Make a True Blue series and put it out there. Digital distro is easy, but paper costs more money. A mini comic like the old ones in He-man would be cool, but again add to cost (but spread over a national distribution like Walmart would lover the per unit costs).
Maybe get license from Lanard and do a Kickstarter/Patreon or motion comic on Youtube?
Even better do a series in old school cmyk flats with digital zap-a-ton to lower costs (or even black and white).
Actually, this would be a perfect product to pitch to Image. The rights would need to be worked out between the creatives and Lanard, but Image could handle the money and distro. With the USA in a Reagan fractal (he also had trouble in his first year) a RAH type series would be right on time for 2018. A card wit a serial number giving away the first issue could be included in the New Recruit packs (prob too late for that though).
Hey there. The pitch we sent Lanard included all options from print to digital taking into consideration print costs etc. Whilst they liked what we pitched it ultimately came down to money and ROI. I hope to revisit the pitch with them down the line.
You should check with them about publishing through Image. In that case Lanard would not need to invest. Image pays a low up front page rate and evens it out on the back end. They are also excellent about property promotion (If Lanard is interested in that). I think Image has a submission system, but I am not so familiar with the industry anymore. There may also be some second tier publishers who use the same model.
Already having international toy distribution might be attractive to Image (probably with other publishers as well).
Given the success of Jawbreakers, Cyberfrog and Ravage, Kill All Men on the Indiegogo platform I think you guys should go ahead and make your comic. Nego a license with Lanard (maybe a nonexclusive free license where they keep TM and copyright, but you get exclusive distro rights of the material you produce for X number of years). Since you already have a team, track record and previously generated material, you could start a campaign quickly. All you need is a green light (maybe they have PG/PG-13 rating oversight). A house ad with the international locations where The Corps are sold wouldn't and may make Lanard more receptive.
A 48 page one shot (that grows with stretchgoals) seems to be a good starter for such an Indiegogo. One(cheap)stretch goal could be to include the already Devils Due and Lanard published material in the book. The unpublished #2 issue is already drawn, but to use that might be too expensive as the artist was never paid. An IGG requires you to flog the marketing horse, but that is part of the comics deal anyway.
Long tail wise- the comic could be released to Comixology, the Direct Market, Amazon POD (?) and book stores (?). Lanard could put download links to free Comixology teaser material on packages (added value to them).
A successful IGG would allow your guys to get to work quickly without trying to get a page rate from Lanard (probably difficult), or fronting the work before it is published (risky). If you guys do this (and your should) make sure to get hooked up with the Joe podcast/youtube channels. Joeburg seems like a perfect match.
Post by Curse Trooper on Jul 30, 2019 23:02:00 GMT
It really is well done! You made the characters perfect on their personalities and I wanted to just keep reading. I love that Recoil plugs the two soldiers and Plague just stands there and is like "alright, the hard way then." You've captured his villainous aura so well. <3
I've saved all the images I could get my hands on as well for preservation.