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TRON Comic Issue 4 Sneak Peek, And More

By TronFAQ on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 10:11 PM
Landry Walker, co-writer of the TRON: The Ghost In the Machine comic, recently showed off a preview of artwork from the next issue (as seen on the left). It was posted in a thread on the TRON-Sector web site, that has lead to an interesting glimpse into what may represent the future of TRON comics at SLG Publishing.

TRON-Sector member JJ Gregarius also posted a link to an entry on the blog of SLG Publishing's owner Dan Vado, where Dan answered some questions about how all the Disney titles are faring.

When you boil down all the information to its essence, the following conclusions can be made.

  • SLG's license for the Disney comics expires in August of 2008. So until then, SLG is sure to take advantage of it and publish as many Disney comics as they can.
  • This likely means that when the Ghost In the Machine comic ends, more TRON projects will follow. Landry Walker has already been dropping hints (either here on this site in his comments, or on TRON-Sector) that such will probably be the case.
  • Landry has mentioned the possibility of a Graphic Novel based on the original TRON film, or another comic series. (Of course, none of this is set in stone. They're just possibilities, and mighty enticing ones at that.)
  • Dan Vado is apparently pleased with the performance of the TRON comic so far, and it is one of their better selling Disney-licensed comics.
  • There is a strong possibility that any new TRON titles will be in black and white, rather than color. While I can understand the financial reasons behind this decision, I personally could not accept a TRON comic without color. That would be depressing. Vibrant colors are a key element in TRON; they are part of what made the film so memorable. I'm sure most of the readers out there would agree. Let's hope that there might be some way for color to remain a feasible option.
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5 comments so far.

  1. Anonymous February 17, 2007 4:37 AM
    I know for some people it would be a difficult transition. The cost of color is just so high. It may be that we end up with a (relatively) bad with the good sort of thing. That being, more tron in black and white versus nothing.

    I admit, it's of a smaller degree of importance to me as I'm pretty colorblind. I think the most important thing we lose isn't the ambiance or atmosphere that color allows, but information. In the world of Tron, color is designation, identification. Working around that would be unpleasant.

    But as you know, money is money.
  2. Anonymous February 19, 2007 12:23 PM
    "But as you know, money is money."

    Money is no longer monochrome. Ye' Olde Greenbacks look good now that they started printing them with more colors...

    I love B&W comics but for a B&W TRON you are going to have to enlist a much better artist then the current ones. I could be convinced by an insanely good artist, Check you Syd Mead's costume sketches in B&W for Movie TRON. They are fantastic and still read very much TRON. Maybe: White w/ black lines GOOD, Black w/ white line BAD. My attraction to TRON has always been to the visuals over the story. But, I'm the kind of person who looks through a whole magazine and doesn't read a single article. I'm a visual person. Give me some eye candy.

  3. Anonymous February 25, 2007 2:40 AM
    Have to agree with my friend Zook.

    I too enjoy black and white comics.
    In fact I am a reader of the Haunted Mansion Comics and Lenore.
    Dirge is awesome, and a really cool dude to meet at WizardCon!

    However if the Tron comic is left in the current state it is, and has to convert over to B/W you should really consider bringing in a few new artists to help as well as lowering the price.

    Perhaps its due to your contract obligations, but for the most part you have thrown out the entire look and even most of the referance points set up and established by the 2.0 video game and its story line. (Currently, no offence your story line still makes no sense)Spawn flowed more in its first 3 issues better then the first 3 issues of Tron so far.

    We all understand that we are not the publishers of the comic. And bottom line we will all have to enjoy that which you release. The fact there is a Tron comic is super cool, but that cant be basis enough.

    Its great that you seem to be taking the time to read the fans feedback and perhaps base some decisions on what everyone is saying.

    Please step back for a moment,
    And take a look at all the current materials available for research purposes.

    Please try to hold true to the current look and story lines established from 2.0,
    And issues 1 & 2. *(Why you made Jet afraid of machines not to sure about that. In the game he was ready to go back in right after he got out)

    Please dont allow SLG's Tron comic to become vaporware.

    Thank you for your time.

  4. Anonymous April 22, 2007 5:25 AM
    We need the color to live----.and when the hell is 4 commin? Let's power on PLEASE!!!!!!!
  5. Anonymous July 03, 2007 11:57 AM
    I hope you guys are happy with this sneak peek because it is all we are going to get until Disney approves the latest issues! I e-mailed SLG and this is the response I received from Dan Vado the man himself!

    "We are waiting for approval from Disney, all of our Disney titles are plagued with the massive amount of red tape associated with the company."

    It is amazing that a company like Disney, who's prime directive is to make people happy and a company that has multitudes of employees can't fine one to check mark a box and give SLG the go ahead to publish!?!?!

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