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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5280 on: 10 January, 2022, 04:32:31 PM »

I do kind of hope they collect the Stront Dogs stories instead of the Durham Red stuff, which may as wellbe anther character - I mean, you can say that about the Dogs stuff, but it would be useful to have all the Dogs stuff ifnally collected for reappraisal

It's been about 2 years since I've been able to see anyone's forum Avatar - but If I recall correctly yours was Strontium Dog related Leigh, so excuse the following - What you talkin bout Willis?

When Hogan took control of Strontium Dogs with 'Crossroads' Durham Red featured prominently, and it was clear that her ongoing solo narrative was intended to be interwoven during the Ho-Gan era.
That specific trajectory was capped-off by Abnett in 'Epicedium' when Hogan's tenure was abruptly halted, and the "new direction" Durham Red stories that were set in the far future ploughed their own furrow.

I must admit, I thought it was a classy move by Abnett having the eventual fate of Empress Redwina align with Hogan's continuity before he wrapped up his run.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5281 on: 10 January, 2022, 07:06:27 PM »
I was always fond of Bullmoose the Strontium Dog. Hope he’s doing ok.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5282 on: 11 January, 2022, 08:05:30 AM »
Hi all, sorry if I missed it but can someone tell me the contents of the Cradlegrave book? Is A Love Like Blood in there?

ALLB is indeed included, plus both runs of Stone Island.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5283 on: 11 January, 2022, 10:04:22 AM »
Hi all, sorry if I missed it but can someone tell me the contents of the Cradlegrave book? Is A Love Like Blood in there?

ALLB is indeed included, plus both runs of Stone Island.

Good stuff, thanks.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5284 on: 13 January, 2022, 06:36:37 PM »
My goodness. How good is Brink? I didn't like the artwork for it at first (the faces still annoy me) but it is perfectly suited to the story.

Well happy to be introduced to this.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5285 on: 13 January, 2022, 09:52:10 PM »
It’s superb. I like the art. Like you say, it suits the strip. We should feel lucky that Abnett got a 2000 AD exception in that US contract way back, and that at least a couple of the Abnett clones are busily working on 2000 AD. (What? Surely that’s the only explanation for his insane work output.)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5286 on: 20 January, 2022, 03:52:50 PM »
sinister dexter vol 4 contains the following

wising off

low life

the off lode experience

relode

the war of the moses

oh kal kutter

junk bond

just business

scare tactics

Job Jobbed

Slow Train to Kal Cutter

all the one offs not mentioned above are not in the book also intro confirms a vol 5 but honestly with the amount of war of the moses stuff i am expecting a vol 6 too

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5287 on: 21 January, 2022, 09:15:32 AM »
Just got my first cherry-pick from FP: Cradlegrave. Entertaining to see the difference in packaging from Hachette. I should probably order more often from FP, frankly.

I don’t know if it’s been mentioned in this very long thread, but Necronauts is confirmed in the intro.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5288 on: 21 January, 2022, 10:27:54 AM »
Twinned with Storming Heaven for a FRAZER IRVING themed book?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5289 on: 21 January, 2022, 08:07:03 PM »
Is there any reason why Devlin Waugh hasn't been included in this yet? He's been in 107 issues apparently so should be enough for a book of his own?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5290 on: 21 January, 2022, 09:57:37 PM »
Waugh was in the Dredd collection. For the most part, Dreddworld was omitted from this run.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5291 on: 22 January, 2022, 07:03:38 AM »
waugh is on the spine so apparently we're getting a collection of  the smithless waugh stories?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5292 on: 22 January, 2022, 05:09:54 PM »
I would assume so. If that includes the Kot run, I’ll be cherry picking that for sure.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5293 on: 23 January, 2022, 03:02:50 PM »
I've not been picking these up regularly, as with the Marvel collection, I grabbed one if I see it in WHSmith and it particularly appeals.

So I bought the latest, Sinister Dexter Vol 4, and have to sing its praises. Why we haven't had the whole lot collected is a source of mystery and frustration. I understand they haven't historically sold particularly strongly... but surely, Abnett's name and the artists' along with a recognised brand is enough to shift units. I mean, if Hope (which I love, and have bought both so far, but which surely mustn't have half the visibility of SiniDex?) can have nice paperbacks, why not Downlode's finest?

Anyway. Vol 4 is superb. But, after reading it I did notice that my hands smelled strongly of arse. Anyone else had similar problems lately?

SBT

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5294 on: 26 January, 2022, 09:33:29 AM »
sinister dexter vol 4 contains the following

Looks like they're basically following the content of Meg floppies 374-375. I'd guess the next book(s) wiill continue with the stuff that was in floppies 376-379. Wonder how much stuff we'll get after that, would be nice if this collection could bring us roughly up to date.

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If that includes the Kot run, I’ll be cherry picking that for sure.

I don't think there's much else it can be is there, we got all the Smith stuff in the MC didn't we?
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