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Osprey and Comando Comics

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 9:15 am
by Big Jim
Osprey and Comando Comics are joining forces in a new venture combining the comic stories with historical detail.
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For the lazy:
New War Comic Collaboration Hits the Beaches!

Osprey Publishing and Commando Comics to launch new series together



Osprey Publishing (part of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) and DC Thomson & Co Ltd have joined forces to create eight new graphic war novels consisting of an original, fictional, comic strip of 84 pages coupled with detailed historical information describing the featured conflict, campaign and combatants.

These exciting, fictional action narratives take place in times of war and feature soldiers, sailors and airmen, exploring themes of courage and friendship against a backdrop of war and adversity. Each strip will be checked for historically accuracy and feature events and situations true to the experiences of the combatants from the actual conflicts across a range of historical periods.

This new collaboration brings together the story-telling expertise of Commando and the historical authority of Osprey in a brand new fiction series with supporting material for both adults and children. The books will be on sale globally through the Osprey/Bloomsbury distribution network.

Richard Sullivan, Managing Director, Osprey Publishing said:

‘I am very excited to be working with DC Thomson and Commando. I grew up with their comics and their commitment to telling classic war stories remains undimmed. At Osprey we have a hugely enthusiastic customer base and we believe they will love these modern comics telling the stories of battle and conflict.’

Tim Collins, Head of Brands, Commando Comics said:

‘Commando’s stories of action and adventure have been continuously published for over 50 years and we’re really pleased to combine our fictional expertise with the factual strength of the Osprey collections and the huge distribution both here and across the world that Osprey and Bloomsbury can deliver.’

Re: Osprey and Comando Comics

PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:58 am
by Clayface
Whooo I hope we print them...... first dibs to read the file-copies!

Re: Osprey and Comando Comics

PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:27 pm
by Sondergaard
Sounds a bit mental to be honest. What's their target audience? Middle aged men after a bit of nostalgia combined with facts? Or kids who don't know the difference between a Sherman and a Stug? It'll be more of a balancing act for the non-fiction portion, hitting the right level of information for both groups without being either patronising or inaccessible.
Good luck to them though.

Re: Osprey and Comando Comics

PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:20 am
by An Absent Humphrey
I'd guess there'd be quite a good market for these (as good as a regular Osprey book or one of their rulebooks).
Go into your local Waterstones - they seem to specialise in kitsch and nostalgia as much as they do books nowadays. They know what sells or they wouldn't stock it.