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Announcements / Re: 2000AD graphic novels 2018
« on: 23 January, 2018, 12:24:32 pm »
Great news about Mazeworld, which I've wanted to read since seeing the ABC video, and it's going for stupid prices on Amazon and Ebay.

I think most of the Ultimate Collection volumes are accounted for, aren't they? Perhaps an extension volume though.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 18 January, 2018, 11:06:36 pm »
Some hugely iconic stories in Chopper. I'm not sure I was entirely convinced by The Big Meg, although it was perhaps all just for the adrenalin rush of surfing in his home town again while sticking it to the Judges. Great art by Messrs Goddard and Teague too.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 January, 2018, 06:58:02 pm »
As far as ABC goes, there are 6 volumes, so I think that's enough to include all of it, up to and including Return to Ro-Busters.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 January, 2018, 12:34:00 pm »
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Eh?
I thought Football Crazy was abysmal last time I read it. A real low-point.

Up to the end of Play it Again, Sam is 221 pages
I was under the impression there were only two Robo-Hunter books, not three. Still, as Hachette has already said the Hogan run will not be included, it'll be interesting to see what will be. (I'd much sooner have those – and in colour – than Samantha Slade.)

According To Barney, other than Hoagy's First Case, which sounds like it ought to be a hoot, there aren't any annual or special stories from the original run. Maybe it'll be a volume on the slimmer side.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 January, 2018, 12:38:12 pm »
Do books hit the shops at the same time they get posted out? Must grab that 2nd Dante but I had the idea it wasn't due till 31st.

Robo-Hunter will be in the shops tomorrow, Dante vol. 2 on 31st.

Wow, Nem looks great.

Is the first Robo-Hunter volume Verdus and Day of the Droids? Volume must be on the hefty side if so.

They come to about 240 pages, so yeah, that'd be bang on the money.

Cool, thanks.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 January, 2018, 12:06:58 pm »
Wow, Nem looks great.

Is the first Robo-Hunter volume Verdus and Day of the Droids? Volume must be on the hefty side if so.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 15 January, 2018, 08:26:23 pm »
After a bit of a marathon ... I'm nearing the end of Peter F Hamilton's Void trilogy.

Heh, you know he's already written a two book follow-up to the Void trilogy, right?  I think he writes 'em faster than I can read 'em. 


Yes, I'll give those a go in a while, think I'll read a couple of one-off's in between!

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 15 January, 2018, 12:21:20 pm »
After a bit of a marathon, interspersed with reading various Tooth stuff, I'm nearing the end of Peter F Hamilton's Void trilogy. For huge, galaxy-spanning, multiple-volume space operas with ideas, worlds and characters to spare, Hamilton is hard to beat. If you're thinking of embarking on these, read Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained first, as these follow on from those. Or try his standalone novel Great North Road, still pretty epic at 1200+ pages.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 08 January, 2018, 12:28:33 pm »
Amusing how the Chopper volume takes a knife to the Ennis and (especially) McKenzie yarns.
Indeed, and Molcher's less than complimentary details of them in the back. Wonder if they will shove them back in for the extension somewhere.

Shouldn't these be moved over to the Dredd thread?

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Other Reviews / Dark Judges - Fall of Deadworld Vol. 1
« on: 07 January, 2018, 11:24:16 pm »
I bought a copy of this with some money I got for Christmas and just finished reading it. It really is horrifically good. We all know the outcome, but getting there is expertly told by Kek-W, and Dave Kendall's art is so rich you can almost taste the decay. It flows together really well in one volume, with Dreams of Deadworld, which started it all off, concluding the book, my favourite of these remains Mortis. Looking forward to more.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 January, 2018, 01:09:51 pm »
Return of the King is a great Dredd 101 volume, and the title story didn't stick out as much as I thought it might, it just made me want to go back and read Necropolis again, which was perhaps the idea. Top stuff.

It's already been confirmed that Dark Justice will be one of the other 2 Dredd volumes, any thoughts on the other?

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 05 January, 2018, 11:57:06 am »
Going with Barney for Fallen Angels content, Angelic and Before they wuz Dead account for 66 pages, any ideas on the rest?

Angelic has appeared more than Barney (currently) says it has, so you can double its page count for a start. And after 'Before they Wuz dead' Spurrier and Roberts reunited for a solo Fink tale 'Pizen Impossible' for another 25 or so pages.

As for the rest... Marshall, Reynolds and Goddard almost certainly suggests Rennie's brief solo Mean Machine run from the Megazine. That's another 56 pages.

Thanks, that about covers it, along with, at a guess, a couple of one-offs by Robin Smith and Dean Ormston.

I found Stars of Psi Division to be a middling issue.
I'm fully expecting another 'read and burn' (so to speak) with that one. Those stories mostly weren't much cop the first time round, and so I can't imagine they've aged well. (I've had a few surprises in this run – notably Creep – but for the most part, dreck remains dreck. And I could happily have done without Heavy Mob, Klegg Hai!, Calhab Justice, Cursed Earth Carnage, most of Mean Machine, and Behind the Iron Curtain, too. Still, in a series of 80 books, three stinkers and three very much mediocre books isn't too bad a hit rate – and it certainly betters what I got out of the equivalent number of books in the Marvel collection.)

Agreed on HM, CEC and BtIC. Independent Operators and The World At Law didn't do much for me either, but a couple of the stories in Klegg Hai elevated it for me. I have a soft spot for Calhab, and Mean Machine including Dredd Angel, Travels with muh Shrink and Son of Mean puts it well up in the top half for me.

Still no update on the extension - anyone in the know reading this?

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 05 January, 2018, 12:39:02 am »
I found Stars of Psi Division to be a middling issue. The Karyn stories had some good ideas and great atmospheric art from Adrian Salmon. With Janus, Paul Johnson's art reminded me of John Burns at times. The main character is annoying though, and I was enjoying Faustus until the ending was completely fumbled. And with Juliet November, I guess there was only one way her story could have ended, although I liked how it got there in Phoenix Falling.

Going with Barney for Fallen Angels content, Angelic and Before they wuz Dead account for 66 pages, any ideas on the rest?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 January, 2018, 05:30:25 pm »
The spine art is a bonus, but the content's the thing for me. If it had been titles on the spines I could happily have skipped a few issues of the Dredd collection.

So... you buy books you don't care about because of the spine, while not caring about the spine...?  :crazy:

I don't only care little about the spine, but find it a ruthless get-the-completists marketing ploy. With the minor annoyance - 'cos who cares that much really? - that they've persevered with leaving book titles off the spine.

That's better.

Ha ha yes. I guess I'm a completist because I want an uninterrupted spine image, so have fallen for that marketing ploy, and have volumes like Red Razors and The World at Law sitting on the shelf that I'm unlikely to read again. I guess the 2000AD collection will have a more consistent quality because of its collection of all of some series and the best of others.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 January, 2018, 02:13:50 pm »
The spine art is a bonus, but the content's the thing for me. If it had been titles on the spines I could happily have skipped a few issues of the Dredd collection.

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