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Author Topic: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection  (Read 49926 times)

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #15 on: 27 February, 2017, 10:45:10 pm »
It beggars belief that out of all the fantastic stories to have appeared in the prog over four decades, three people have gone and suggested Ant Wars as a candidate for inclusion, a dated, cliched, unimaginative strip which made it into an official list of the worst stories to have appeared in the comic (in a Sci-Fi Special I think).

*shakes head in despair, growls under breath, self-harms*

I remember Ant Wars scaring the shit out of me the last time I read it-that was back in 1978 though!

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #16 on: 27 February, 2017, 11:26:40 pm »
This announcement could lead to divorces! Was Ant Wars a 2000ad premiere? It always seemed bought in to me - still my first experience of it was as a reprint in the '82 Eagle.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #17 on: 27 February, 2017, 11:34:04 pm »
I hope Paisley, the home of thrill-power is a test area again. I didn't bulk buy to boost the project but America at 99p? Who's not going to buy a pile to spread the word?  I appreciate Hachette want to do their market tests but one look in the door at the 40th party would have assured them of their committed market.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #18 on: 27 February, 2017, 11:41:31 pm »
This would interest me far more than the Dredd collections. I have most of the Dredd tales in various formats Titan, Eagle, Best of, Complete, and Casefiles, I couldn't justify shelling out for another copy of a Dredd story I wont read.

However, a collection in Hardback, fortnightly, with Bad Company, Kingdom, Red Seas, Halo Jones, Absolam(SP?)  Ace, and yes Ant Wars, and even my guilty secret Colony Earth, I'd get this.
 Ooo, How about tenuous 2000 AD material like The Angry Planet (its sequal, 'Mars Force' was earmarked for 2000AD) and Mind Wars?

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #19 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:43:10 am »
Fantastic news. The Mega Colelction is what brought me into the world of 2000AD, so an expansion upon it will be very much welcome.

Perhaps I should stop buying old trades for a while.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #20 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:45:53 am »
I tried the link a couple times, but kept getting something called "bopgun support" asking for my name email address & company name so did not go any further. Is there a problem with the Hachette site?

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #21 on: 28 February, 2017, 08:02:26 am »
That sounds interesting.
And I would love me some Red Seas.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #22 on: 28 February, 2017, 09:11:24 am »
I tried the link a couple times, but kept getting something called "bopgun support" asking for my name email address & company name so did not go any further. Is there a problem with the Hachette site?

Same here.
Would love to see this in the shops.
I'm a complete sucker for these partworks. I'm collecting Dredd, DC, Marvel, Star Trek and the Doctor Who one but I can always find a few pennies for a 2000 AD one.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #23 on: 28 February, 2017, 09:12:03 am »
Not sure if you can answer this Molch-R (probably not) but is this to be seen as a replacement to the Mega Collection as that winds down in the next year, or is this to run concurrently with the Mega Collection like Marvel Ultimate & Marvel's Mightiest do?

And do we know which regions this is testing in? Out of curiosity rather than any ability to travel  :lol:

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #24 on: 28 February, 2017, 10:08:34 am »
They were pretty cagey about locations for the MC tests.

Hachette want to get an accurate reading of sales - I'm sceptical that in the age of social media that's ever going to happen, but that's what they're aiming for.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #25 on: 28 February, 2017, 10:29:56 am »
Site's working for me. Looks like a great collection :)

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #26 on: 28 February, 2017, 10:45:34 am »
Site's working for me. Looks like a great collection :)

It is for me too now.

Looks awesome!

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #27 on: 28 February, 2017, 10:55:39 am »
I actually didn't notice that Steve had mentioned Ant Wars in the post before mine. Just shows you the demand is out there and that Rebellion have been going down the wrong route with the whole Judge Dredd thing.

There's only one thing for it - the Hachette Ant Wars collection (not sure that Ant Wars and Zancudo would stretch to 60/80 issues though, you'd have to publish one page per issue, with the rest taken up with behind-the-scenes material).

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #28 on: 28 February, 2017, 11:05:11 am »
However, a collection in Hardback, fortnightly, with Bad Company, Kingdom, Red Seas, Halo Jones, Absolam(SP?)  Ace, and yes Ant Wars, and even my guilty secret Colony Earth, I'd get this.

 Ooo, How about tenuous 2000 AD material like The Angry Planet (its sequal, 'Mars Force' was earmarked for 2000AD) and Mind Wars?

Absalom.  Didn't Colony Earth get republished relatively recently?  I'd back calls for Mind Wars to be republished as it's probably my favourite story by Redondo (though Nemesis Book II is also a fave) - and was happy to meet Jesus Redondo earlier this month and see how proud he was of that work.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #29 on: 28 February, 2017, 11:16:22 am »
  Didn't Colony Earth get republished relatively recently?

Yes it is in the Sci-Fi Thrillers volume.

I read it for the first time recently and it has to be in my bottom three ever 2000AD thrills.

It makes Death Planet look like Shakespeare.