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6.21.2007

Anonymous Art of Shadow Chronicles book review


A fellow fan who asked not to be named got to thumb through The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and e-mailed me with the following:

I spent a few minutes flipping through the book and it's very nice. Most, if not all of the pages are glossy full color. It starts with off a few pages covering the original Robotech TV series and Sentinels, and a little surprise in the form of a two-page Robotech 3000 recap, complete with group shots of the characters and a couple of mecha and ship designs. The rest of the book is devoted to Shadow Chronicles. Along with the finalized artwork for the mecha designs (some of which are hand-drawn, and others which are CGI models), there are also sidebars that cover some of the related video game and comic book designs like the Invid Overlord and the Breetai's Bioroid (I forget the exact name of this design). Overall, the layout is excellent, a huge contrast to the sparse style of Robotech Art 1-3, and I think fans are going to spend a lot of time digesting the content.


Two pages on Robotech 3000? Huh. Wasn't expecting that.

Like the rest of you, I can't wait to see this with my own eyes. Maybe not in an "impatiently glaring at the calendar and cursing certain people's names because Amazon hasn't received their shipments and still thinks its coming out in August" kind of way, like some of you ... but I'd really, really like to have that book on my ROBOTECH reference shelf sooner rather than later.

Oh, and did you notice that Robotech.com has changed the release date on their main page from "June 15" to "any day now"?

Hrmm ... yeah.

*sigh*

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10 Comments:

  • Any day now? Oh, that wacky Robotech.com! lol

    By Blogger Admiral DMC McKeever, at 21 June, 2007 02:27  

  • well "any day now" can pritty well stay until august.....

    Why do i doubt AMAZON is wrong...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 June, 2007 04:22  

  • where did this anonymous reviewer get his copy? If one place has it in already I'll just order it from there.

    By Blogger Treiz, at 21 June, 2007 13:06  

  • Could this "anonymous" review have been done by one of the guys whose picture is in the back of the book? ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 June, 2007 14:47  

  • So, uh, is it out or not? ^_^

    I'm very interested in getting a glimpse at more finalized Robotech 3000 designs. Heh. With all of the fan-hassle over Shadow Chronicles, I'm surprised that Harmony Gold bothered to put the R3K designs in. We all know how well THAT series idea went over with the fans. :P

    By Blogger JHC, at 21 June, 2007 15:27  

  • Yep this sounds to me like...

    the guys who made the book are the "anonimous" revewer... Just to calm people down for yet another delay......Pathetic....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 21 June, 2007 17:01  

  • RT.com now list it as shipping out on Monday. I wonder how long before the rest of the world gets it.

    By Blogger Bryan, at 22 June, 2007 19:26  

  • anon: It's not one of the guys whose picture is in the back of the book. I know who all those guys are -- he's not one of them.

    treiz: Our anonymous reviewer only got to see a copy, not acquire one. Poor guy. (And no, it's not me.)

    bryan: Oh, who the hell knows. It's Robotech. It's cursed.

    By Blogger Captain JLS, at 23 June, 2007 00:29  

  • It's not one of the guys whose picture is in the back of the book. I know who all those guys are -- he's not one of them.

    Ah, a clue! He said "he's not one of them." That eliminates roughly half of the human race. Let's keep guessing!

    By Blogger Roger, at 23 June, 2007 00:39  

  • anyone has the damn BOOK yet???? it is almost jully....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 28 June, 2007 01:10  

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