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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #915 on: Today at 10:25:13 am »
I quite liked Slaughterbowl, but it felt like an extended Future Shock, given the twist. It probably would have worked well in the 3hrillers format, perhaps. As for the notion of 'empty drivel', that rather summed up that entire period for me. Maniac 5 was brainless entertainment, but I don't have any interest in reading it again – and certainly not in hardback. Really & Truly was breezy fun, but inessential (and I already have that Hughes collection in hardback). Big Dave remains one of the more troubling things I've ever read in 2000 AD, on the basis of how much it misses the mark. (Satire only works if you have at least some precision. Big Dave too often became just as hideous as the things it's supposed to be rallying against.)

I wouldn't care if strips like Maniac 5 or Slaughterbowl end up in the floppy, but I'd sooner they get to the back of the queue in a collection that still doesn't include the likes of Zenith, Red Seas, Firekind and Indigo Prime.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #916 on: Today at 01:18:49 pm »
One mans empty drivel is another man's frothy summer fun! With fabulous art. Out of interest, what were the other stories as I certainly wasn't reading anything else like it.

Lawks, I dunno, seemed like everything late '80s/early '90s drawn by Alan Martin, Philip Bond, Evan Dorkin, Jamie Hewlett and even Jamie Hernandez on occasion was kooky plotless meanderings with cute girls, SF gadgets and druggy overtones: and it wasn't as good as any of those! It might be fairer to say that I was bored, rather than it was boring: there's a sort of Pirate Corps$/Planet Swerve/Tank Girl mash-up in my head that probably needs unpicking, but by '93 I'd read too much of 'it'.

Obviously the Hughes art lifts it above the  awful, but perhaps a re-read would put the whole thing in a better light.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #917 on: Today at 02:34:29 pm »
One mans empty drivel is another man's frothy summer fun! With fabulous art. Out of interest, what were the other stories as I certainly wasn't reading anything else like it.
Lawks, I dunno, seemed like everything late '80s/early '90s drawn by Alan Martin, Philip Bond, Evan Dorkin, Jamie Hewlett and even Jamie Hernandez on occasion was kooky plotless meanderings with cute girls, SF gadgets and druggy overtones: and it wasn't as good as any of those! It might be fairer to say that I was bored, rather than it was boring: there's a sort of Pirate Corps$/Planet Swerve/Tank Girl mash-up in my head that probably needs unpicking, but by '93 I'd read too much of 'it'.

Obviously the Hughes art lifts it above the  awful, but perhaps a re-read would put the whole thing in a better light.
Fair enough. I'll have to confess my complete ignorance of the first two and I only ever read Tank Girl after the fact. So, perhaps it seemed fresher to me. In addition, I don't mind a bit of zaniness to offset the polemics and brutality: Hewligan's Haircut and Shamballa go together like a horse and marriage...
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #918 on: Today at 02:54:32 pm »
oh my god haircut time flies AND shamballa ran in the same progs didn't they? :lol:

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #919 on: Today at 03:42:32 pm »
My issues so should be in the post and I expect to receive them next week.

I had heard something that concerned me .. friend of a friend etc ... They said that sometimes Hatchette don't always send what they are supposed to so you *might* get two issues of say 45 and then none of 27.
Has anyone experienced this? One of the benefits (for me) of signing up was that everything would just be sent to me and I wouldn't have to worry about missing issues or orders not being sent at all etc etc

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #920 on: Today at 04:14:00 pm »
So far – and we're, what, about 70 issues into the Dredd run? – I've had no missed issues, and none sent in error. I've had some prangs and damages, but received replacements whenever I've asked for one.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #921 on: Today at 04:19:52 pm »
My issues so should be in the post and I expect to receive them next week.

I had heard something that concerned me .. friend of a friend etc ... They said that sometimes Hatchette don't always send what they are supposed to so you *might* get two issues of say 45 and then none of 27.
Has anyone experienced this? One of the benefits (for me) of signing up was that everything would just be sent to me and I wouldn't have to worry about missing issues or orders not being sent at all etc etc

Say it ain't so...

Any packing or printing errors like this can be sorted via a DM to the Facebook page, or directly with Hachette customer services though I recommend the former.
I've had a few 'one off' printing errors replaced, as well as one line wide mistake. Usually takes a couple of weeks for replacements to arrive but they do come.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #922 on: Today at 04:49:36 pm »
If you do need replacements, it might also be worth asking them if they can be packaged well. I got a Total War replacement that looked like someone had used it as a football, because it was sent loose in a thin bubblewrap envelope.