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Andy Hallett tribute book

Postby Bovy » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:59 pm

Something I picked up from a Star-Trek thread on John Byrne’s forum. A bit weird, not to have Chris Ryall announcing this first. Maybe it’s a glitch from JB? Anyway, this sounds exiting.
I think I may have forgotten to mention that there has been some schedule
shuffling. IDW has decided to release the Andy Hallett tribute book (ANGEL:
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES) in March, so McCOY's start date has been bumped
back to April.
Before anyone pounces with glee, here, let me point out this is not a "delay",
since the book had not yet been officially scheduled or solicited. And, as
noted upthread, the first issue is finished, and I will probably be starting on
the second next week, when MUSIC is finished.

Link: http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/foru ... PN=1&TPN=7
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Postby Shade of Pale » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:02 am

Thanks, Bovy. Can't wait to hear more !
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Postby Buffyversefantic » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:09 pm

Great to hear about this.Looking forward to more news.
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Postby Buffyversefantic » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:53 am

Details and a cover at Chris Ryall's blog.


RyallTime: Lorne's final song

So the character of Lorne is being retired and a tribute to Andy Hallett.

I have to say,IDW is very classy for doing this and while I'm going to miss the character from future stories,I understand why it's been decided to honor Andy and retire the character from use.
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Postby Shade of Pale » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:06 am

Buffyversefantic wrote:Details and a cover at Chris Ryall's blog.

http://ryalltime.blogspot.com/2009/12/l ... -song.html


So this will be Lorne's final appearance in main Angel continuity and a tribute to Andy Hallett.

IDW is very classy for doing this.



I think that this is a wonderful idea and I'm glad that John Byrne is going to handle this as he knew Andy. However, I feel seriously conflicted about this being Lorne's final appearance in 'main Angel continuity.' :(
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Postby Buffyversefantic » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:10 am

I'm going to miss the character from future stories too, but I understand why it's been decided to honor Andy and retire the character from use.
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Postby DanielW » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:57 pm

it's deeply touching to see how much impact Andy's had on the community. Puts all the "shouting in the evenings" (to quote Patrick Troughton, on summing up his occupation) into context, and about how effective some actors really can be, both as the characters they play, and the people they are.
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Postby Shade of Pale » Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:31 am

Buffyversefantic wrote:I'm going to miss the character from future stories too, but I understand why it's been decided to honor Andy and retire the character from use.



I think that for me its a case of you could argue that it's also honouring Andy to let the character that he brought to life carry on. I'm not really sure, but I fully support IDW's decision - and I think that remembering him in this way is a marvellous idea.
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Postby Double Dutchess » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:05 am

I would have had no problem with it if Lorne had been kept on as a character in the comics; on the other hand I do think this tribute is a very nice gesture. (And much better than if they'd just let him fade away, which I suspect might have been a risk otherwise.)
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Postby Buffyversefantic » Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:59 pm

Some more comments from Chris Ryall about the tribute book and retiring Lorne.

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogI ... 1213675432

"I hear you guys about not removing Lorne permanently--and I agree with you. However, it also feels like if we were to use Lorne frequently right now, pretty soon after Andy's passing, that that would be wrong, too. Like somehow we're capitalizing or profiting from his passing. So I want a "final" Lorne story for now, with proceeds going to Andy's foundation, but I'd never look to remove the character he and Joss created for good. Just want to be sensitive about things for now."


So,Lorne probably won't be gone forever.He's just being taken off the board for the time being in respect for Andy's passing and not trying to profit from it.

And I think proceeds going to Andy's foundation is a nice touch.

Here's a preview page from John Bryne's forum.

http://slayaliveforums.proboards.com/in ... hread=9798

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Postby Shade of Pale » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:56 am

Thanks. That clarifies things for me. I'm pleased that Andy's foundation is to benefit.
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Postby Buffyversefantic » Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:37 pm

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Postby Shade of Pale » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:57 am

Thanks. I'm looking forward to this and it's a timely reminder that I have yet to order it.
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Postby Buffyversefantic » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:18 am

Shade of Pale wrote:Thanks. I'm looking forward to this and it's a timely reminder that I have yet to order it.


It looks like Chris took away the page that was there and replaced it with a different one.


http://ryalltime.blogspot.com/2010/01/groo-some.html
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Postby Shade of Pale » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:44 am

Is this comic out this week ? I'm hoping there'll be lots of publiciity and this sells very well for Andy's foundation. I've loved JB's other Angelverse comics so I'm feeling a buzz of the right kind of anticipation for this one.
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