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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Brady View Post
    Perhaps money is not the end goal of the Tolkien estate.
    Although there is a licensed-LOTR tabletop wargame from Games Workshop, but I think that's something to do with the movie rights, rather than the literary estate.

    But yeah, it's not like the books had stopped selling prior to the films. They're pretty much immortal at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indigo Al View Post
    It needs a Broadway adaptation. Won't survive without it.

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    There was a musical done in Canada/Britain.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_of..._%28musical%29

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    Maybe no one wants to draw all that walking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Cunard View Post
    Maybe no one wants to draw all that walking.
    If they'd just ridden the damn eagles it would have saved us 2 3/4 books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bringthenoise View Post
    Although there is a licensed-LOTR tabletop wargame from Games Workshop, but I think that's something to do with the movie rights, rather than the literary estate.
    Back in the 80's and 90's Iron Crown Enterprises published a line of Middle-Earth pen & paper roleplaying games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERECWFAN1 View Post
    Wow...that is surprising. I had thought with those films you would see the Estate happy.
    It depends on whether they want to protect the works of exploit them. I,M pretty sure if a writer at least as good as JRR Tolkien was interested something could be arranged, But that is only slightly more likely than JRR Tolkien himself be writing the Comic adaptation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Animal Man View Post
    how do they expect Lord of the rings to live on if nobody does anything with it?
    It lives on in the books which still sell pretty well, it is not like they are likely to go out of print withing a couple of lifetimes.
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    You have to admit the movies probably made a whole lot of people pick up the books that never would have without them. I was one of them. Sales of the books had to have gone up dramatically because of the films, and if the whole point of writing a book si for them to be read then something that gets people reading them can't be all bad.

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    Well, LOTR novels are certainly doing better than the Land of Oz books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Animal Man View Post
    how do they expect Lord of the rings to live on if nobody does anything with it?
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    I'm wondering why there isn't a Venture Brothers comic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakasama View Post
    Well, LOTR novels are certainly doing better than the Land of Oz books.
    When I was a kid my Grandfather had a collection of Oz books, they were big fat books lavishly illustrated, really they were the precursor to comic books. I loved them. It's too bad that kids today don't read them or don't get the opportunity to read them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fly on the wall View Post
    When I was a kid my Grandfather had a collection of Oz books, they were big fat books lavishly illustrated, really they were the precursor to comic books. I loved them. It's too bad that kids today don't read them or don't get the opportunity to read them.
    I read them as a kid. They are very dated imo and certainly not as good as Tolkien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dupont2005 View Post
    I'm wondering why there isn't a Venture Brothers comic
    According to Jason Publick, he and Doc are incredibly protective of the show and don't authorize merchandise unless they're certain they'll have the time to ensure it lives up to their standards.

    That's why there's very little VB merchandise of any sort.

    You probably won't see a VB comic so long as the show is on the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Brady View Post
    Perhaps money is not the end goal of the Tolkien estate.
    While I obviously can't speak for the estate, a few of the video games the estate authorized makes me think they're not completely adverse to the idea of cashing in.
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