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I, Cosh

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #300 on: 22 September, 2017, 10:44:10 am »
I don't know about reissuing the Extreme Editions digitally, but entire runs of stories might be a good shout. I suppose it depends on future plans, and estimates of how likely digital purchases of the more niche strips are likely to put off people from buying in print should the opportunity arise.
They've already done this with Red Seas and Caballistics. To presumably little effect. Although it was never very well publicised.
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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #301 on: 22 September, 2017, 01:17:29 pm »
The Red Seas digital collection (both volumes) were superb and really brought home the quality of the series overall.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #302 on: 22 September, 2017, 02:32:53 pm »
They've already done this with Red Seas and Caballistics.
Well, quite, hence my suggestion. I'd sooner they do that than just churn out the old EEs as PDFs. (Although if they did, it'd be piss easy to make your own custom collections anyway.)

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #303 on: 22 September, 2017, 02:59:13 pm »
I am still sea salty (sorry) about red seas being digital only its why i hope it gets the ultimate edition treatment it deserves

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #304 on: 22 September, 2017, 04:15:39 pm »
It's a shorter series than I realised. Potentially could be shoved into three 250-page hardbacks. (Might be a bit of a squeeze.)

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #305 on: 22 September, 2017, 04:49:55 pm »
make it four and add some edginton singles like leviathan (assuming thats not in the ampney crucis book) could be a nice wee run

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #306 on: 22 September, 2017, 10:50:03 pm »
They've already done this with Red Seas and Caballistics.
Well, quite, hence my suggestion. I'd sooner they do that than just churn out the old EEs as PDFs. (Although if they did, it'd be piss easy to make your own custom collections anyway.)
I love making custom collections with my 2000AD purchases. I regularly break down my progs into series arcs for easy rereads. And I've pieced together Meg floppy reprints that got spaced out, like putting the final Samantha Slade Robo-Hunter strip From the Ian Gibson collection, into the prior month's Robo-Hunter volumes. So it's continuous. Thank god for drm-free CBRs.

make it four and add some edginton singles like leviathan (assuming thats not in the ampney crucis book) could be a nice wee run
You could toss American Gothic in there, no problem.  I'd say Detonator X too, but that's in color.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #307 on: 25 September, 2017, 02:03:22 pm »
I remember really enjoying American Gothic- some lovely Mike Collins art too- he used a really 'rough' style that worked beautifully.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #308 on: 25 September, 2017, 08:26:51 pm »
I remember really enjoying American Gothic- some lovely Mike Collins art too- he used a really 'rough' style that worked beautifully.

Yeah I'd go with that. Mike Collins art was such a striking contrast to what I expect him to do, but so perfect for the strip. At times it reminded me of Klaus Janson.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #309 on: 14 October, 2017, 02:32:26 pm »
Another nice floppy this month. A decent collection of 'Terror Tales'. There's a couple of obvious twists, and 1 ending which left me thinking uh?, but on the whole a nice package.

Next month is 'Helium', one from the selection of Unfinished Works by Ian Edginton (when he should have been writing Brass Sun :) )

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #310 on: 14 October, 2017, 03:23:37 pm »
Helium? Odd choice, given that it only ran two years ago.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #311 on: 14 October, 2017, 03:24:01 pm »
Wow. Helium in a floppy? That should of hand a book 2 and been collected in a proper trade by now, wtf!

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #312 on: 14 October, 2017, 03:28:45 pm »
Wow. Helium in a floppy? That should of hand a book 2 and been collected in a proper trade by now, wtf!

Helium read as a floppy sounds great, one of his best. Yum.

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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #313 on: 14 October, 2017, 04:09:02 pm »
Helium? Odd choice, given that it only ran two years ago.

probably because a new series of it will be starting soon and people may need a refresher?
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Re: Lack of love for the bundled "floppies"?
« Reply #314 on: 14 October, 2017, 04:12:15 pm »
probably because a new series of it will be starting soon and people may need a refresher?
There is? Must have fallen out of my brain. Well, in that case: good.