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Does Anybody have any Dark-Key comic logos that I could use for a bind (Titles and circular logos). Also looking for the synopsis’s of the unpublished comics (I have the unused cover images).

I can always scan them, but if somebody already has them it would be a lot easier.
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I had one, but it was really low res. I used it for stickering boxes.

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Here's the best one that I have:

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greg wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:23:37 pm
Here's the best one that I have:

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In case anybody was wondering what I was doing. I have bound the Dark-Key books via smythe sewing, and created a prelimary file for insert pages and table of contents. I have the images to the unpublished comics, but not the high level synopsis that was used to solicit the stories. If anybody has those I would love to have them too for the bind. Or even better the scripts of the stories to add to the bind.

Also, looking for a hi-res image of the old gold key logo. Can’t find any hi-res on the internet

The file in the link below is still in draft form, but I am getting closer

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4158bgp7eeoxr ... e.pdf?dl=0
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caxiotis wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:02:50 pm
In case anybody was wondering what I was doing. I have bound the Dark-Key books via smythe sewing, and created a prelimary file for insert pages and table of contents. I have the images to the unpublished comics, but not the high level synopsis that was used to solicit the stories. If anybody has those I would love to have them too for the bind. Or even better the scripts of the stories to add to the bind.

Also, looking for a hi-res image of the old gold key logo. Can’t find any hi-res on the internet

The file in the link below is still in draft form, but I am getting closer

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4158bgp7eeoxr ... e.pdf?dl=0
That's really nice. I think I want to do something similar.

I wish Dark Horse had continued publishing these. I didnt catch them when they came out but once I read them I thought were really fun. I especially enjoyed Turok.

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caxiotis wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:02:50 pm
Also, looking for a hi-res image of the old gold key logo. Can’t find any hi-res on the internet
Here's the one I have:

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Here are the synopses for Turoks 5 and 6. The original Previews entries are gone, but fortunately, I had taken screencaps of them years ago. :D

Turok 5: https://i.imgur.com/Kv69lr7.jpg
Turok 6: https://i.imgur.com/MbLfAi2.jpg

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operative lm wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:19:49 pm
Here are the synopses for Turoks 5 and 6. The original Previews entries are gone, but fortunately, I had taken screencaps of them years ago. :D

Turok 5: https://i.imgur.com/Kv69lr7.jpg
Turok 6: https://i.imgur.com/MbLfAi2.jpg
Thank you! I was looking for these on the internet and couldn’t find them
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Updated with higher res photos and the Turok Synopsis

https://www.dropbox.com/s/42xso54dma4qg ... t.pdf?dl=0
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Here's Greg's logo after some sharpening.....

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It looks much better if you further scale it down to 500px (or less) of height. I don't think you need it that big anyway.

And here's the pink/yellow version....

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And just in case....here are all the textless covers in hi res....

http://www.comicartcommunity.com/galler ... ode=search

Keep searching for Samson 4 and Solar. They're all there. :wink:

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Thanks everybody. I am looking for the soliciting synopsis for the unpublished Solar and Magnus books now.

In two weeks I will move forward with printing and binding if they cannot be found. Again, thanks everyone
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DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM #9

Jim Shooter (W), Roger Robinson (A/Cover), and Wes Dzioba (C)
On sale June 15
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

The Man of the Atom finds himself, his friends, and the woman he loves caught in the middle of a father-son conflict that threatens to obliterate the world. Malefic god Moloch the Devourer returns and has a newborn son, Samuel. With his godlike power, Moloch instantly ages the baby to young manhood, so he can share his father's cosmic-scale power. Together, they can overcome the Man of the Atom and have their way with our universe. But Samuel has his own dark agenda . . .

• New story arc! Moloch the Devourer returns!
• Doctor Solar is one of comics' truly iconic characters, popular for half a century.


DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM #10

Jim Shooter (W), Roger Robinson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), Michael Komarck (Cover)
On sale Aug 3
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$3.50
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Fearing both Doctor Solar and his own hideously powerful son, Samuel, dark deity Moloch creates a mighty fortress fit for a god, with walls of dwarf-star stone. The Man of the Atom invades Moloch's redoubt, but while his battle with Moloch shakes the heavens, Solar's beloved Gail is stalked by Samuel's monstrous, vicious Hadean hounds. Blind-sided by a diabolical deadfall, the Man of the Atom becomes trapped. Moloch warns that neither of them can conquer Samuel alone. He makes an offer . . .

• Doctor Solar is one of comics' truly iconic characters, popular for half a century.


DOCTOR SOLAR, MAN OF THE ATOM #11

n/a

(I don't know if a solicitation for #11 even exists? #8 was scheduled for release in May but came out in September 2011.)
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MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #5

Jim Shooter (W), Bill Reinhold (A), Jesse Delperdang (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Jan 26
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

“The year is 4000 CE, twenty-one years since the first uprising of sapient Q-ROBs was crushed. A new rebel leader has arisen—Jocko, a Q-ROB engineer with a burning vendetta against Magnus and especially Leeja Clane.”

• Magnus has been popular among several generations of comics readers.
• Reimagined by comics legend Jim Shooter.
• The never-before-revealed origin story of Magnus's mentor and adoptive father-robot 1-A, the first Robot Fighter!


MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #6

Jim Shooter (W), Bill Reinhold (P/I), Jesse Delperdang (P/I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Mar 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

Vengeful Q-ROB rebel leader Jocko builds an army of sapient robots, each with its own millennium power cell. "The only way to kill us is one at a time," says Jocko, "and we are legion." He plans to wipe the Earth clean, kill all organisms. Organic extinction! Magnus does what he must to save humankind. Plus, continuing the origin of the first Robot Fighter! Robot 1-A earns his unique designation and secretly steals thermonukes!

• Reimagined by comics legend Jim Shooter.
• Magnus, Robot Fighter is but one piece of an exciting program featuring the relaunches of Magnus; Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom; Turok, Son of Stone; and Mighty Samson.


MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #7

Jim Shooter (W), Stephen Thompson (A), Jesse Delperdang (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Apr 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

The year is 4000 CE. The military is useless. The police are incompetent. Magnus, the mighty Robot Fighter, stands alone against an army of rebel Q-ROBs led by clever, canny, capable Jocko and his hench-robs. It's a battle to extinction-one-way or the other. And in this issue's second feature, the origin saga of 1-A, the first Robot Fighter, continues. The year is 3979 CE. Rebel Q-Robs led by H-8 overwhelm North Am. Then 1-A in Battle Armor takes the field . . .

• Magnus has been popular among several generations of comics readers.
• Re-imagined by comics legend Jim Shooter.

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IIRC, Starbrand was very involved at the launch of Dark Key and put together some pretty involved fan projects. I bet he may have some material you may want to include in your bind.
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geocarr wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:26:22 am
IIRC, Starbrand was very involved at the launch of Dark Key and put together some pretty involved fan projects. I bet he may have some material you may want to include in your bind.
IDK, according to the old dark-key.com website there hadn't been (m)any Dark Key related fan projects except for the fan page itself.

https://web.archive.org/web/20120114004 ... k-key.com/

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Sunlight on Snow wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:36:22 am
MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #5

Jim Shooter (W), Bill Reinhold (A), Jesse Delperdang (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Jan 26
FC, 40 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

“The year is 4000 CE, twenty-one years since the first uprising of sapient Q-ROBs was crushed. A new rebel leader has arisen—Jocko, a Q-ROB engineer with a burning vendetta against Magnus and especially Leeja Clane.”

• Magnus has been popular among several generations of comics readers.
• Reimagined by comics legend Jim Shooter.
• The never-before-revealed origin story of Magnus's mentor and adoptive father-robot 1-A, the first Robot Fighter!


MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #6

Jim Shooter (W), Bill Reinhold (P/I), Jesse Delperdang (P/I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Mar 16
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

Vengeful Q-ROB rebel leader Jocko builds an army of sapient robots, each with its own millennium power cell. "The only way to kill us is one at a time," says Jocko, "and we are legion." He plans to wipe the Earth clean, kill all organisms. Organic extinction! Magnus does what he must to save humankind. Plus, continuing the origin of the first Robot Fighter! Robot 1-A earns his unique designation and secretly steals thermonukes!

• Reimagined by comics legend Jim Shooter.
• Magnus, Robot Fighter is but one piece of an exciting program featuring the relaunches of Magnus; Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom; Turok, Son of Stone; and Mighty Samson.


MAGNUS, ROBOT FIGHTER #7

Jim Shooter (W), Stephen Thompson (A), Jesse Delperdang (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Raymond Swanland (Cover)
On sale Apr 27
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Ongoing

The year is 4000 CE. The military is useless. The police are incompetent. Magnus, the mighty Robot Fighter, stands alone against an army of rebel Q-ROBs led by clever, canny, capable Jocko and his hench-robs. It's a battle to extinction-one-way or the other. And in this issue's second feature, the origin saga of 1-A, the first Robot Fighter, continues. The year is 3979 CE. Rebel Q-Robs led by H-8 overwhelm North Am. Then 1-A in Battle Armor takes the field . . .

• Magnus has been popular among several generations of comics readers.
• Re-imagined by comics legend Jim Shooter.
Dang that sucks that we didn't get this second Magnus arc with the '0' issue backup. The Q-Rob arc would've been a cool parallel to the Valiant Steel Nation, and would've been great to see Shooter's new take on Magnus' origin.

Another of the many bad decisions made by Dark Horse (or Jim) was to start Magnus and Solar with lighter, inconsequential 4 issue arcs that established the characters and setting with somewhat routine storylines. Would've been better (in hindsight) to launch right into the origins and bigger 'Dark Key' metastory that was only hinted at. I think Jim probably felt he would have more issues to build it up and get there.

Found this on Jesse Delperdang's comic art page, page 1 from Magnus '0':
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