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Kracalactaka

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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2017, 03:26:03 PM »

@Scrounge

ahhh...  The Trigan Empire hardcover, a formative event for a young Krac

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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2017, 04:51:58 PM »

Krac, that's interesting, Apart from being a classic work by Don Lawrence, the book you're showing is the Hamlyn publication, the British reprint vol.  I thought it was printed by Chartwell in the USA.  How did you get the British version? Can't remember when the Hamlyn book was published.
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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2017, 09:51:15 PM »

I'm sure mine is Chartwell, this was just a pic I grabbed from the net real quick, not a photo of my actual copy
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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2017, 04:11:08 AM »

I wish I still had my copy (it died with much of my collection in a storage-unit flood years ago). I bought the Chartwell book from a Seattle bookstore and it was like a bolt out of the blue. I had never heard of the series, or of Don Lawrence. I was blown away by the art. I never quite bought. the way the story mixed super-science with barbarians. Interesting how in those pre-Internet days books like The Trigan Empire or the Losfeld graphic novels would appear from nowhere without any context. Owning one was like being initiated into a secret club.
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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2017, 08:59:08 PM »

I checked, my copy is Chartwell (Printed in Italy)

But my current copy is not my childhood one, that disappeared sometime in the 80s (Mom prob got rid of it after I joined the Marines)

The one I have now, I picked up from Lonestar back in 2009-2010

"Billions of miles from our world is the star of Yarna and circling it is the planet Elekton. It was upon this planet that the mighty Trigan Empire rose. Long did it reign, unbeknownst to the residents of planet Earth. That is until the fateful day a spacecraft crash-landed here bringing with it a long dead crew and ancient records of this once mighty civilization. This tomb bears the only records of the once great Trigan Empire!"
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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2017, 09:58:04 PM »

That Trigan Empire opening was a bit odd. The implication is that these are the records of a now dead race. Uhhhh... yeahhhh...  :o

The other thing I found interesting was them showing the aliens to be bigger than humans, not that that had any bearing on the stories that were told.
"Well, you've established they were giants, now what?"
"Nothing. All the animals and plants on their world is proportionally giant size too, so it's just like they were normal humans!"
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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2018, 11:28:49 AM »

They Move and Tinkle as you Pull. Gotta giggle as you think about the current meaning of tinkle. We had some of these as a kid. I remember a dog at least and I know there were others. They must not have cost much f we had them.
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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2018, 11:30:56 AM »

Should have pointed out I was talking about the animals at the bottom of the page. And they made more of a rasping sound.
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Re: Week 184 - Woolworth's New Christmas Book
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2018, 09:33:37 PM »

That Trigan Empire opening was a bit odd. The implication is that these are the records of a now dead race. Uhhhh... yeahhhh...  :o

The other thing I found interesting was them showing the aliens to be bigger than humans, not that that had any bearing on the stories that were told.
"Well, you've established they were giants, now what?"
"Nothing. All the animals and plants on their world is proportionally giant size too, so it's just like they were normal humans!"
 ::)

Sounds like its assumed from the age of the space craft and the immense distances that any civilization that many light years distant would have become extinct before the craft reached Earth.

The twelve foot tall aliens remind me of the film "Gods of Egypt".
Giant humanoids are found in many of our myths, so the possiblity of these being visiting aliens has been explored in many stories and films like "Prometheus".

Perhaps they would have gotten round to humans making contact with survivors of the Trigon. The frozen alien crew might be revived somehow. Plenty of open ends to tie up.
If the 2009 film project were revived they'd likely have found some way for humans to get into the picture.

In any case it sounds like an interesting series.
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