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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5265 on: 06 January, 2022, 08:53:00 AM »
Sounds like 3 books of Strontium Dogs/Durham Red.

Wow! Wouldn't gave thought there'd be enough material. My hope for The Scarlet Apocrypha revives...
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5266 on: 06 January, 2022, 09:04:54 AM »
I'd rather have Leviathan packaged with another horrot tale or two: Necronauts, Cradlegrave, A Love Liked Blood, etc...

And I'm reviving this prediction - I still think Leviathan will be packaged with Necronauts...
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5267 on: 06 January, 2022, 09:18:11 AM »
My guess for the next 2 Strontium Dogs books is something like:

Strontium Dogs Vol 2: Garth Ennis  (181)
Monsters (60)
Return Of The Gronk (48)
How The Gronk Got His Heartses (12)
The Darkest Star (61)

Strontium Dogs Vol 3: Peter Hogan (213)
Crossroads (18)
Mirrors (18)
The Alphabet Man (18)
High Moon (48)
The Mutant Sleeps Tonight (6)
Deals (24)
Hate & War (43)
Night Of The Hunters (38)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5268 on: 06 January, 2022, 09:49:54 AM »
FWIW, I just asked Hachette via Facebook to cancel my sub with immediate effect and it’s been confirmed the most recent delivery (111/112) will be my last. So the 28-day thing is presumably to allow for implementation should customer services not respond swiftly.

I’m now into cherry-picking mode instead now (and, natch, will immediately be buying Cradlegrave).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5269 on: 06 January, 2022, 10:09:01 AM »
My guess for the next 2 Strontium Dogs books is something like:

Strontium Dogs Vol 2: Garth Ennis  (181)
Monsters (60)
Return Of The Gronk (48)
How The Gronk Got His Heartses (12)
The Darkest Star (61)

Strontium Dogs Vol 3: Peter Hogan (213)
Crossroads (18)
Mirrors (18)
The Alphabet Man (18)
High Moon (48)
The Mutant Sleeps Tonight (6)
Deals (24)
Hate & War (43)
Night Of The Hunters (38)

If your surmise is correct, there will be some gorgeous Mark Harrison artwork to savour in the latter volume.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5270 on: 06 January, 2022, 11:28:03 AM »
Strontium Dogs Vol 3: Peter Hogan (213)
Crossroads (18)
Mirrors (18)
The Alphabet Man (18)
High Moon (48)
The Mutant Sleeps Tonight (6)
Deals (24)
Hate & War (43)
Night Of The Hunters (38)

And, presumably, Epicedium, which caps off the whole thing and sort-of sets up the Abnett/Harrison run.

There's more material than I thought! Bang goes The Scarlet Apocrypha. ☹
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5271 on: 06 January, 2022, 11:12:56 PM »
Does anyone know what the reason is for the latest Strontium Dog having the same cover as a previous volume? Is this a rare misprint or the intentional reuse of same cover?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5272 on: 07 January, 2022, 08:33:52 AM »
This got asked on FB:

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2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection

The cover artwork for Issue 52 and Issue 111 is by Carlos Ezquerra and the Editor made a conscious decision to use the same artwork for both issues. This was due to there being limited alternatives by the artist and as Ezquerra's art appears exclusively throughout Issue 111, the Editor wanted the cover to be his work as well.
We hope you understand and that this will not detract from your enjoyment of both issues.
Thanks!

Which doesn't really add up to me - I struggle to believe there weren't alternative choices of Ezquerra Stront art but there we go.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5273 on: 07 January, 2022, 09:55:19 AM »
Wonder if Alan Smithee is still getting a credit on Night of the Hunter?

Hopefully the correct lettering is applied this time at least!

Strontium Dogs Vol 3: Peter Hogan (213)
Crossroads (18)
Mirrors (18)
The Alphabet Man (18)
High Moon (48)
The Mutant Sleeps Tonight (6)
Deals (24)
Hate & War (43)
Night Of The Hunters (38)

And, presumably, Epicedium, which caps off the whole thing and sort-of sets up the Abnett/Harrison run.

There's more material than I thought! Bang goes The Scarlet Apocrypha. ☹

There were a few (I'm guessing 3 - 4) Durham Red one-off's by Hogan / Harrison / Marshall in various 2000AD specials at the time, some of which were really good - detailing everything from Lucy Durham's early days to her eventual rise to Empress of the Galaxy.

A comprehensive collection including this material would be great.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5274 on: 07 January, 2022, 11:31:18 AM »
This got asked on FB:

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2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection

The cover artwork for Issue 52 and Issue 111 is by Carlos Ezquerra and the Editor made a conscious decision to use the same artwork for both issues. This was due to there being limited alternatives by the artist and as Ezquerra's art appears exclusively throughout Issue 111, the Editor wanted the cover to be his work as well.
We hope you understand and that this will not detract from your enjoyment of both issues.
Thanks!

Which doesn't really add up to me - I struggle to believe there weren't alternative choices of Ezquerra Stront art but there we go.

I wonder if they just looked at the next Rebellion digital collection and used that, forgetting it had already been used in the UC

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5275 on: 07 January, 2022, 04:20:17 PM »
Is 'Stone Island' from the now available 'Cradlegrave' volume a John Smith story as well? I looked it up on Barney and it wasn't listed under his credits.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5276 on: 07 January, 2022, 04:30:40 PM »
Is 'Stone Island' from the now available 'Cradlegrave' volume a John Smith story as well? I looked it up on Barney and it wasn't listed under his credits.

Its Ian Edgington (and Simon Davis) - I guess the fit is the horror vibe.

http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=STONE

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5277 on: 07 January, 2022, 04:43:08 PM »
Just received 112 today - had no memory of the "Nobody wants this job job" at all!

So "The Sad Case" has eluded reprint in this collection I hear?

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

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5278 on: 08 January, 2022, 09:37:15 PM »
spine watch 2022

cradlegraves spine is the beginning of the black and white portion that was released on the facebook yonks ago so the first nine books are blank slates other than finn being a part of it

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5279 on: 10 January, 2022, 03:22:01 PM »
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?