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Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« on: 23 May, 2018, 02:46:27 pm »
but the introduction of Deadworld Spikes Harvey Rotten suggests Deadworld is just an alternate dimension Dredd[2]. That opens up possibilities - mostly for fan-service - but it closes off what are, to my mind, more interesting avenues to explore.
Or it's just a reference – a nod to long-time readers – that will ultimately not make that much odds.

Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« on: 23 May, 2018, 02:44:31 pm »
an advert for the 'Judges' novels
Which made me nip straight to Wordery and find… no book. And then go to Amazon and find… no book. And then head to the 2000 AD shop and find that the paperback was a limited-edition run of 250. Hrngg.

Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 22 May, 2018, 10:52:52 am »
The first two seasons are on Netflix as well as Amazon Prime. Perhaps the deal meant Amazon got first dibs – or it just jumped in before Netflix did.

Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 22 May, 2018, 10:17:52 am »
Smart move from Amazon, who could do with a few more critically acclaimed shows. I'm surprised Netflix didn't jump at this one though.

Prog / Re: Prog 2082 - Out For Blood!
« on: 21 May, 2018, 10:59:28 am »
Dredd's a solid start. Lynch's art feels a bit Cam Kennedy at times, and I do enjoy these trips into the past of Dredd's world. Skip Tracer seems solid so far. I don't need every strip to be a bastion of originality – I just want something I enjoy.

Survival Geeks to me mostly works well for pacing and variety purposes. It's never going to be my favourite strip (humour ones never are), but I'm happy to see it occasionally grace the prog for a couple of months. As ever, the art's fab, too, and baby Cthulhu is excellent (and clearly needs a spin-off strip).

Damned continues to be horribly gruesome (hurrah!), and would usually in this selection have been my pick. But Durham Red… Despite the team involved, I was still rather sceptical of this one. Red's previous outings have been somewhat variable, notably in terms of portrayal. But here we have a woman who looks like she could kick some serious arse, and with a script that cleverly brings us up to date without a slew of caption boxes.

So, yeah, top marks to the Worley and Willsher droids, but for me there was nothing bad it this prog.

Same here, along with the elusive covers volume for the UC.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 May, 2018, 12:05:18 pm »
Although Pat Mills is busy retconning everything he's previously written at all available opportunities anyway, and so ABC Warriors is basically a mess. Just take the stories as they run and don't worry to much about what went before, I'd say.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 May, 2018, 04:26:02 pm »
it comes across very "what's already been released by Rebellion, so we don't tread on the toes of potential future releases?" But it makes me think I don't want to buy any Rebellion collections until this series is done now, just in case. That's not ideal. Also, if the collection continues, it'd make more sense to have distinct Deadworld books, rather than creating something that's more akin to a primer.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 May, 2018, 03:59:48 pm »
For me, it's just an odd match. Dark Justice had a follow-up. Fall of Deadworld isn't it.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 May, 2018, 03:00:03 pm »
Dark Justice including Fall of Deadworld and not the Dark Justice sequel is an odd and frankly somewhat irritating decision.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 May, 2018, 10:39:29 am »
So Cabs rounds out the collection, unless it's extended? A nice finale, although I hope there'll be enough scope for at least a handful of extra books (and not just extending strips we've already had plenty of). And by 'handful', I mean, say, 20. Or 50. Or another 80.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 May, 2018, 07:23:30 pm »
4th of May for me. 7–14 working days means it's due before the 24th.

That's already in the collection, depressingly. It's a chunk of Beyond Mega-City One (vol. 56).

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 May, 2018, 11:55:41 am »
We're only getting 2 books of Ace Trucking,  previous collected publication was 2 books of 300+ pages each.  So I suspect we're going to be missing at least 100 pages from the full run (assuming the previous 2 vols were complete).
As I recall, they were complete, even including the final annual story (alas, in old-school phone book greyscale, which was a pity with it originally being full-colour). But Ace Trucking is pretty easy to prune. Lots of fat you can trim.

Aye, it's interesting. Book II must run up to the end of Play it Again, Sam (because take that away and it would only be 139 pages!). But the rest of the classic run is only another 161 pages - surely not enough to fill a third book? You could fit in the majority of the Samantha Slade stuff but you'd have to leave out the final two stories, so who knows...?
I'd much sooner see Hogan/Hughes than Samantha Slade, which just sort of stopped and wasn't that good to begin with. Are there definitely three Sam Slade books?

General / Re: Is Nikolai Dante ever going to get reprints?
« on: 15 May, 2018, 10:13:30 am »
It's Hachette, rather than Rebellion, note, for these books. Presumably needs a US-based company/distributor to get on board, in a manner that would make sense in the US market. At present, shipping's unfortunately always going to be expensive, because these are chunky hardbacks. Looking at the recent Dante hardback, which is 900g, that would have to be sent as a small parcel. Using Royal Mail's cheapest option (international economy, which takes up to 42 days), you're talking £8.55 (about $12) for shipping. International standard (5–7 days) is £13.35 (about $18). Anyone charging $30 is taking the piss.

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