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Steve Green

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #30 on: 28 February, 2017, 11:24:26 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).

I mentioned it as a bundle with Shako - in a Man vs Nature themed one, not sure what that would run to though.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #31 on: 28 February, 2017, 11:26:19 am »
Has anyone tried subscribing? What would happen if I were to subscribe and then not be in the test area?

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #32 on: 28 February, 2017, 11:32:08 am »
website is now working for me to, so I've now signed up only thing I'm not keen on with the free gifts is the hipflask.

Good choice for the first 4 Slaine the Horned God, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Shakara the Avenger & Strontium Dog the Kreeler Conspiracy

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #33 on: 28 February, 2017, 11:53:43 am »
I can see the first volume being The Ballad of Halo Jones (with an Ian Gibson cover).
The website says that "Each hardback book has an exclusive cover especially designed for the collection". Given that that cover (and the others on display) have all appeared elsewhere, I'd assume that they're merely placeholders rather than what will actually appear on the books?

Unless 'exclusive' means something different for Hachette than how I've been using the word all these years.
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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #34 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:00:15 pm »
Exclusive design doesn't necessarily mean new artwork. (Plus these things sometimes change between the preview issues and the final ones.)

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #35 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:06:58 pm »
I took exclusive design to mean the set out of Artwork, with a left hand title strip and an emphasised character logo in the top left.

Same way the exclusive design on mega collection is the black and white with red highlights

Though I still wish they'd put the book title on the spine like Eaglemoss did for DC. If I don't want to rifle through my shelves I need a spreadsheet when I want to read Mega Collection.  :lol:
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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #36 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:35:30 pm »

Though I still wish they'd put the book title on the spine like Eaglemoss did for DC. If I don't want to rifle through my shelves I need a spreadsheet when I want to read Mega Collection.  :lol:


^This.^ Or at least an index, either in the last volume or as a standalone addition.

New set looks fantastic. I just wish I had the room :(


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« Reply #37 on: 28 February, 2017, 12:40:22 pm »

Though I still wish they'd put the book title on the spine like Eaglemoss did for DC. If I don't want to rifle through my shelves I need a spreadsheet when I want to read Mega Collection.  :lol:


^This.^ Or at least an index, either in the last volume or as a standalone addition.

New set looks fantastic. I just wish I had the room :(

I believe Hachette promised to release an official spreadsheet once the collection was complete, detailing volumes and exactly what's is contained within, but I wish they wouldn't make us wait for it. I'm relying on the Wikipedia page for now

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #38 on: 28 February, 2017, 01:00:06 pm »
I very excite. Any idea how long the trial period will be before it launches fully? Assuming the trial is successful of course, which hopefully it will be....

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« Reply #39 on: 28 February, 2017, 01:04:14 pm »
Oh man we have been gagging for this since the launch of the JDMC. I really hope it can be timed to launch at the conclusion of the existing one since I've just signed up to Transformers. These were both basically my gateway into comics fandom and so I want to be able to enjoy them all without breaking the bank!

Such great news!

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« Reply #40 on: 28 February, 2017, 01:07:18 pm »
Oh man we have been gagging for this since the launch of the JDMC. I really hope it can be timed to launch at the conclusion of the existing one since I've just signed up to Transformers. These were both basically my gateway into comics fandom and so I want to be able to enjoy them all without breaking the bank!

Such great news!

JDMC is due to wrap around February next year, so I would expect 2ADUC to launch August/January depending on which partwork cycle they aim for.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #41 on: 28 February, 2017, 01:09:44 pm »
Has anyone tried subscribing? What would happen if I were to subscribe and then not be in the test area?

I've subscribed.
In the past I have subscribed to test runs not being held in my area, the most recent being Build an R2-D2, and usually I get the first 3 or 4 issues before getting a letter telling me the series is being put on hold until the future (in R2-D2's case it was 8 months). As a thank you I have normally got a few free issues when it re-starts.

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #42 on: 28 February, 2017, 01:10:19 pm »
I suppose reading Ant Wars as a child in 1978 might have been a rather different experience to reading it as a teenager in the 1990s, as I did. So I can now understand why some people feel nostalgic about it. But if they saw it again, it might not live up to their expectations.

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« Reply #43 on: 28 February, 2017, 01:14:03 pm »
Has anyone tried subscribing? What would happen if I were to subscribe and then not be in the test area?

I've subscribed.
In the past I have subscribed to test runs not being held in my area, the most recent being Build an R2-D2, and usually I get the first 3 or 4 issues before getting a letter telling me the series is being put on hold until the future (in R2-D2's case it was 8 months). As a thank you I have normally got a few free issues when it re-starts.

In that case I have now subscribed. Let's see how this works out

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Re: New Hachette tests
« Reply #44 on: 28 February, 2017, 01:15:24 pm »
I suppose reading Ant Wars as a child in 1978 might have been a rather different experience to reading it as a teenager in the 1990s, as I did. So I can now understand why some people feel nostalgic about it. But if they saw it again, it might not live up to their expectations.

Wow cool we're still talking about Ant Wars - how did that happen?

Anyway since we are I can confirm I read it as a little 'un and loved it and read it again only the other month and still loved it... that's not a popularly held opinion I accept but its mine and I cherish it!

If people would like we could start a whole new thread discussing the virtues or otherwise of the strip? It seems to be getting more attention now that it has for years and if Hachette nipped in here to use the Forum as a barometer of what fans are interested it it might yet actually appear in the series!