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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5430 on: 02 May, 2022, 07:05:47 PM »
It looks increasingly like 'Stickleback' and 'The Order' will not get second books. Much to my chagrin.

the original books were literally complete at the time there was no chance of getting a second book of them

Not Stickleback - like Kingdom, there were two books left uncollected (Stickleback is now three).
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5431 on: 02 May, 2022, 07:08:11 PM »
It looks increasingly like 'Stickleback' and 'The Order' will not get second books. Much to my chagrin.

the original books were literally complete at the time there was no chance of getting a second book of them

Not Stickleback - like Kingdom, there were two books left uncollected (Stickleback is now three).

Giving it the perfect page count for another volume.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5432 on: 02 May, 2022, 07:55:19 PM »
Do we know when the next Stront Dogs books is due?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5433 on: 02 May, 2022, 08:10:04 PM »
Do we know when the next Stront Dogs books is due?

Someone asked this on FB and they said

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volume 3 of Strontium Dogs will be released towards the end of the collection.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5434 on: 08 May, 2022, 09:02:14 AM »
Interesting to note that even Tharg doesn't know who A Ridgeway, credited with writing the last runs of Mean Arena, is - anyone on here got any ideas?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5435 on: 08 May, 2022, 11:43:30 AM »
Wondering if one volume will be enough to bring us right up to date with Fall Of Deadworld. Think it should just about squeeze into the page count. Really hope we do get all the Visions of Deadworld, those were some of my favourite strips last year.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5436 on: 13 May, 2022, 04:01:23 AM »
I got around to reading Mean Arena book 2.

While it's readable, I feel it's very much a product of its time.  It was kinda obvious who the last two members of the syndicate were, especially one of them when you saw silouhettes. The ending was kinda unsatisying and rather abrupt.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5437 on: 14 May, 2022, 11:24:37 AM »
Wondering if one volume will be enough to bring us right up to date with Fall Of Deadworld. Think it should just about squeeze into the page count. Really hope we do get all the Visions of Deadworld, those were some of my favourite strips last year.
My copies arrived today. Deadworld includes everything except the most recent FoD and Visions stories, Jessica and Transpolar.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5438 on: 14 May, 2022, 11:36:03 AM »

So who’s the blue dog faced character and the lady with a quilted jacket?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5439 on: 14 May, 2022, 01:43:14 PM »
Think that's Wren from Brass Sun.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5440 on: 14 May, 2022, 02:27:18 PM »
Wondering if one volume will be enough to bring us right up to date with Fall Of Deadworld. Think it should just about squeeze into the page count. Really hope we do get all the Visions of Deadworld, those were some of my favourite strips last year.
My copies arrived today. Deadworld includes everything except the most recent FoD and Visions stories, Jessica and Transpolar.

Certainly will be picking this up.Maybe another announcement soon keep an eye on their web page

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5441 on: 14 May, 2022, 05:37:02 PM »
My copies arrived today. Deadworld includes everything except the most recent FoD and Visions stories, Jessica and Transpolar.

Anyone know if either of those in the 3rd Deadworld HC?
I'm hoping I'll be able to continue with book 4 without missing too much.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5442 on: 14 May, 2022, 10:09:50 PM »
My copies arrived today. Deadworld includes everything except the most recent FoD and Visions stories, Jessica and Transpolar.

Anyone know if either of those in the 3rd Deadworld HC?
I'm hoping I'll be able to continue with book 4 without missing too much.

The 3 hardcovers contain everything published in the prog so far.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5443 on: 15 May, 2022, 08:30:57 AM »
My copies arrived today. Deadworld includes everything except the most recent FoD and Visions stories, Jessica and Transpolar.

Anyone know if either of those in the 3rd Deadworld HC?
I'm hoping I'll be able to continue with book 4 without missing too much.

The 3 hardcovers contain everything published in the prog so far.

Damn so that'll end up being ~18 pages of the strip I'll end up missing.That's annoying. Not sure I care enough to spend £20 to fill the gap though. I've got the digital progs if I want to reread them.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5444 on: 19 May, 2022, 09:44:20 AM »
Finished Mean Arena the second half definitely gets weirder, not sure that's really to it's benefit though. The introduction of more guns and odd scoring conditions just muddies the sport side of the strip. From the sudden wrap up I'm guessing editorial came to a similar conclusion.

Slaughterbowl is at least good OTT fun, it's basically Mario Kart meets Death Race 2000 with dinosaurs (what's not to like). The garish dayglo colour pallete perfectly suits it and it's short enough to not outstay it's welcome.

The In Detail section at the back then spends most of it's 8 pages talking about Harlem Heroes with just a couple of paragraphs at the end mentioning the strips we've just read. Can't help feeling we'd have been better served with 2 books of HH rather than Mean Arena. Looking at Barney the page counts are about the same (HH+Inferno is 295 to Mean's 288) so I'm not sure why they decided to go this way. This has been the weakest thrill of the whole UC imo and book 1 is probable the least likely vol of the UC to ever get a re-read (I might pick up 2 to read Slaughterbowl again someday).