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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #60 on: 28 February, 2017, 04:59:47 pm »
I'm wondering whether it will be one 'intro to dredd' book with his first story, suspiciously absent from the JDMC, along with some other choice classics. Then Dark Justice for sure.

With only (!) 80 books and so many characters to cover, Dredd will have to be limited.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #61 on: 28 February, 2017, 05:11:39 pm »
I'll say it - I hope that spine art isn't final.

It's a little bit ugly and harsh for the bookshelf. I know they changed the original Chris Weston spine off the Mega Collection but I want something a bit lighter and character led.

I do love Clint Langley but that isn't for a front room bookshelf.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #62 on: 28 February, 2017, 05:31:00 pm »
I'll say it - I hope that spine art isn't final.

It's a little bit ugly and harsh for the bookshelf. I know they changed the original Chris Weston spine off the Mega Collection but I want something a bit lighter and character led.

I do love Clint Langley but that isn't for a front room bookshelf.

I'll be honest and hope that this is the spine. I think it's lovely. But then mine will be shelved in my man cave and not the front room (living room, parlour, depending on how old you are. Mine's not in the front so I call it the living room).

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #63 on: 28 February, 2017, 06:30:48 pm »
Wasn't going to go for this due to space issues but couldn't resist when I saw the website, looks like their will be a load of older novels going on eBay soon

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #64 on: 28 February, 2017, 06:46:24 pm »
I tried the link a couple times, but kept getting something called "bopgun support" asking for my name email address & company name so did not go any further. Is there a problem with the Hachette site?

Me too - can anyone post a link that works? How do I find out if I'm in the amsple area?

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #65 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:09:09 pm »
I tried the link a couple times, but kept getting something called "bopgun support" asking for my name email address & company name so did not go any further. Is there a problem with the Hachette site?

Me too - can anyone post a link that works? How do I find out if I'm in the amsple area?

Don't know what the sample area (or is it amsple area?  ;)) is but the website works for me now.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #66 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:14:31 pm »
I've subscribed.
In the past I have subscribed to test runs not being held in my area, the most recent being Build an R2-D2, and usually I get the first 3 or 4 issues before getting a letter telling me the series is being put on hold until the future (in R2-D2's case it was 8 months). As a thank you I have normally got a few free issues when it re-starts.

Was that just the test run of R2-D2 on hold?  Just asking cause I saw my first copies in the wild today (at FB in Shaftesbury Avenue).

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« Reply #67 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:15:35 pm »
I've subscribed - I remember last time receiving the first 4 books with the Chris Weston spine before them all being replaced with the Patrick Goddard one. Maybe there's still a chance of that Chris Weston art reappearing. I'd much rather see the whole range of characters - this spine would actually stop me stocking around past the free gifts. Ideally I'd love the spine to match the MegaCollection. Let's see what Halo, Dante, Zenith & Skizz look like in the in the identity parade. Assuming many of the MegaCollection subscribers would collect this too it would make sense to have a sympathetic look to both series.
« Last Edit: 28 February, 2017, 07:23:34 pm by robert_ellis »

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #68 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:16:29 pm »
I tried the link a couple times, but kept getting something called "bopgun support" asking for my name email address & company name so did not go any further. Is there a problem with the Hachette site?

Me too - can anyone post a link that works? How do I find out if I'm in the amsple area?

Don't know what the sample area (or is it amsple area?  ;) ) is but the website works for me now.

And thus were words like scrotnig were born (I think scrotnig had been 'escorting').

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« Reply #69 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:21:40 pm »
Yes. I've read that somewhere as well (or else it was in a Pat Mills interview on ECBT). I think Gerry Finley-Day was the source of many of the spelling slip-ups.

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« Reply #70 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:22:28 pm »
Sorted now!  :D

They're really going all out with the free gifts aren't they?

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« Reply #71 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:30:39 pm »
I thought the spine art on the Mega Collection wasn't great. It wasn't enough to make me want to keep some of the weaker volumes. Had it been Chris Weston I might have been tempted but in reality I probably don't have space for the whole thing anyway.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #72 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:38:44 pm »
I might have reconsidered the typeface/spacing on that all caps clint langley caption in the video, BTW.

I didn't watch the video as my computer is only slightly less old and decrepit as myself, but is it the usual Clint problem (that has led to that name being pretty much off-limits to fictional comic characters)? 

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« Reply #73 on: 28 February, 2017, 07:42:42 pm »
Right, I've just checked out the website for the 2000AD collection.

I had recently cancelled the Mega Collection in a rage over the inclusion of Sleaze n' Ryder and other 1990's nonsense but it looks like this is going to take its place. Again I don't think the spine art is up to much but this looks great. Gibson's cover to #2 looks fantastic. I take it that is old artwork from him?

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #74 on: 28 February, 2017, 08:16:33 pm »
I'm not keen on the spine either. It's basically ABC Warriors with Dredd and Strontium Dog lobbed in there. Could do with more characters. Could do with any women. That said, they could have a drunk John Wagner do the spine in the crayon and I'd still be tempted by these books.