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One partwork I would have liked to have seen, since we're seeing 2000AD, Dredd, and there's Star Trek, DC and Marvel ones out there as well as Batman was a Star Wars one.  I've only got a few graphic novels like The Emperors Hand and a few others, but I imagine that won't be happening.

In a way, sad to see it end, especially as the extension volumes were so strong, but equally, a bit less from my wallet.  I haven't been quite as enthused about some of the 2000AD collection, it's hit and miss, but then again so were some picks for Dredd.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 June, 2018, 08:47:41 pm »
Well, I read Ace Trucking Co, and it was fun, silly, but fun.

I wasn't a fan of this in the day but can appreciate it a bit more.  My older brother had had an old 40 Channel CB at home, so I knew of the craze.  I watched the films like Convoy, Smokey and the Bandit and other stuff like that.

The artwork of Bellardinelli really is awesome.  I only spotted two humans in Ace so far, his arch enemy of the Yellow line and the guy with an eye patch in the mail run story.

Fatty or whatever he's called, reminded me of another alien from some other story.  It might not even have been a 2000AD one, but I seem to remember a story with a character with a huge nose with a nose patch.  I'm NOT thinking of Citizen Snork from Dredd.

So what's next.

I loved Dead End, but also wasn't fond of Mutineers.  Perhaps it was the jumping back and forth timewise, but otherwise a solid book.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 31 May, 2018, 01:25:12 am »
Jesus Redondo still chugging at 83... man does a good horror turn.

I remember he did a few of the old Starblazer comics, like Promised Planet and Pirates of the Ether Sea.  When I saw his origin of Torquemada in Nemesis, I instantly recognised his style.

There was one of the stories in my Crazy Town book seemed to be very heavy on the reproduction.  I can't remember which one off-hand, but did anyone else get that?

My only complaint recently has been that there will be no more Lawless in this collection.  I thoroughly enjoyed that, it was completely and totally different.  The artwork initially seemed a little 'busy', but once you got used to it, it was gorgeous and highly detailed.

The amount of work that went into it was really something.  Often in my posts I'll comment on the artwork and it might be a secondary thing to some people but good artwork to me really is one of the primary things that makes a story.  It's why I enjoy old stories like Trigan Empire or the original Dan Dare.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 May, 2018, 10:33:23 pm »
I suppose Ro Busters wont be in the collection.  This doesn't really bother me as I have the phone book size edition, but there was a substantial chunk of it in Starlord anyway.  Talking of which, what was the deal with the Starlord artwork, it was beautiful grey scale which contrasted sharply to the 2000ad style, which don't get me wrong wasn't bad, but....different.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 May, 2018, 09:21:20 pm »
I'm looking forward to Ace Trucking Co, and Meltdown Man.  I have the latter in two issues of the 2000AD Ultimate Edition or whatever it was called but a hardback copy will be nice.

I've perhaps asked this before, but Rogue Trooper I guess will be up till the treaty episodes, the last of the 'classic' stuff, and what about Savage.  I've been rereading it and while enjoyable enough, Invasion is horribly dated with the regional stereotypes and the OTT nationalism at times as well as the portrayal of the Volgans.  At least Taking Liberties and The Guv'nor were a bit more mature.  Will we be getting anything post "The Guv'nor"? 

Additionally, how many Nikolai Dante books will there be?

Read Lawless, and I must admit that I was a bit unsure at the beginning.  It quickly became a very appealing storyline.  A tiny niggle was the "So said X character" bit.  It just became, I don't know, not irritating, but redundant.

Artwork was beautiful, nicely detailed.  I'm only disappointed we won't be getting any more in the collection.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 May, 2018, 09:49:44 pm »
Read Dante book 3 last night.  I'm not going to give anything away as there's bound to be others like me reading for the first time.

While the first two books were enjoyable they were a bit, whimsical and silly at times for lack of a better word, but this really did get a whole lot better.

Right, Ive picked up, but still to read Lawless.

Are we sure that Issue 90 is the last one, because the spine Image makes it look otherwise.

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 30 April, 2018, 10:08:40 pm »
Okay, finished Aftermath last night, and that was a damned satisfying volume.  To put it nicely, Mega City One really is up the crapper and I get the distinct feeling that it's never going to be the same.  If anything the population will continue to fall as the judicial system is undermanned, and the citi-def that at one time would have been an auxiliary force is more likely to turn on the Judges.

Then you've got opportunists from abroad with scores to settle, whether it's Banana City, the Sov Block or whatever.

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 20 April, 2018, 09:10:44 pm »
The solo Walter stories were particularly weak, but agreed on the Giant story.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 20 April, 2018, 12:43:28 am »
Most newsagents, places like Smiths especially when it comes to partworks only seem to stock the first maybe, 10 issues at most before going to an order only system.  You do occasionally see later ones on the shelves but I suspect this can be people who haven't collected or have cancelled a partwork.  For example, occasionally I still see the Star Trek collection.  Ditto with Batman but that's a lot newer so there's always the chance with them going on a bit longer.

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