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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 August, 2018, 09:52:35 pm »
Anyone arguing ten quid for a hardcover 200–250 page trade is expensive is nuts

Indeed, the Star Wars Mara Jade graphic novel I mentioned as an example is 144 pages, softcover and now costs £16.99 new, it cost £11.99 when first released in 1999.  Compared to the 2000ad and Dredd books that is fairly expensive.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 August, 2018, 10:27:13 pm »
Okay, I picked up Slaine volume 2 today.  I haven't opened the seal, but is it me or is there something that feels 'different' about this book.  I'm not sure if it feels thinner or what.  Then again I've not been feeling too well the last few days so it's maybe just that.

I remember some time ago during the Dredd collection someone commenting that these books were expensive, but I remember looking at the prices of say, Star Wars graphic novels, which if sold at their RRP could easily be £14-16 minimum, for a softcover with less content.  In retrospect, for a hardcover book I think these are very good value.  And for the content that was out of print it was cheaper than paying what some people on Ebay were asking.

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Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« on: 15 August, 2018, 10:23:20 pm »
Sorry for the double post and necro, but that's the 15th of August now, and still no reply.  There was an acknowlesdgement of the original mail but there's been no response.  This isn't exactly good customer service.  I think I will get back in contact.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 August, 2018, 02:01:28 am »
So what is everyone's opinions of Meltdown Man?  I have the Ultimate Edition collection but I'm pleased to get a hardback book.  The story is decent and while it is dated to an extent, I like it.  The artwork is beautiful and some of the design work was really awesome.

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So that's the 24th of July I emailed them directly. I got an acknowledgement saying they aim to deal with enquiries within 48 hours. As of yet, no further contact.

This is most unsatisfactory. It's the only time I have contacted them and I'm starting to see what other people have been complaining about regarding their customer service, or lack thereof.

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I contacted them on the Facebook page, but have since contacted them directly through the email link.

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Still no reply from Hachette about the last of the Mega Collection and its reproduction issues.  Not good at all.

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I liked the book, but I'm afraid I'm REALLY not happy about the repro issue.  Some of the text, especially the bolded stuff was damned near unreadable.  I'm considering contacting Hachette about this, it would be the first time I've ever brought it up, but I got my collection through Smith's subscription rather than directly.

Did you contact them about this?

I have, some days ago, no response as yet.

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I liked the book, but I'm afraid I'm REALLY not happy about the repro issue.  Some of the text, especially the bolded stuff was damned near unreadable.  I'm considering contacting Hachette about this, it would be the first time I've ever brought it up, but I got my collection through Smith's subscription rather than directly.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 July, 2018, 10:37:15 pm »
Having just compared volumes, the change to the SMS art is noticeable. In the Mek Files, there's much less nuance, and a lot of the greyscale is lost. That said, Mek Files 01 includes the complete Black Hole, rather than just stopping part-way through. (It's also a really lovely book.)

The main thing I don’t like about the Mek Files volume 1 is the way they cropped the art to remove the next Prog caption boxes. I just don’t see why they didn’t just leave them in. Especially it’s (series 1 anyway) quite episodic.

on the subject of SMS's 'remastering', I was surprised to find in the second ABC Warriors volume there are quite a few differences to the artwork in the Mek Files book. See here, there are others (Mek Files at the top):


I notice as well that Nemesis Volume 1 was different from the original source material as well.  I'll try and get pictures, but when Torquemada was introduced as 'Traffic Controller' in Killer Watt his helmet was significantly different looking from his later Terminator Grand master one.  The Ultimate Collection volume used his Terminator one.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 July, 2018, 12:33:05 pm »
Dante 1 was decent, 2 was good, but agreed that volume 3 was head and shoulders above the previous ones. It's a lot darker as well as retaining some of the humour.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 01 July, 2018, 09:56:24 pm »
I'd still like to know for sure what Savage we're going to get, as I have the two Savage softcovers and Invasion already but I know the story has carried on significantly further.  However Rebellion haven't printed any more collected ones so I doubt that Hachette will.

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Any chance Pirates of the Black Atlantic will be in the 2000AD collection?  Really, compared to some of the tripe that made it in, it's a crime it wasn't in, especially as a prequel to Block War and Apocalypse War.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 June, 2018, 12:33:31 am »
Last night I blitzed my way through The Art of Kenny Who.  I can't say I remember any of these stories and while some of the scots stereotypes are a bit cringeworthy it was a great laugh.


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So you mean that's the only scans there are, or thats the only ones Hachette has access too?

If that's the case I'd rather a different books with good stories if we couldn't have got decent quality text.  One or two stories, acceptable, but not the vast majority of the book.

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