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Messages - Jade Falcon

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 13 July, 2019, 08:18:34 pm »
Okay, I finally got round to reading the Slaine book.  Mainly because I finished off reading Dan Dare, finishing the Peter May crime book I'd been going through and the two Johnny Alpha books.

I must admit, while I'd still prefer a few less Slaine, I didn't think this book was too bad.  I skipped the story that was done in verse though as I just don't have the patience for that sort of thing.

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Books & Comics / Looking for....Dan Dare
« on: 06 July, 2019, 10:19:56 pm »
Hello, I'm not aware if I'm breaking any rules here, but I'm wondering if anyone has Hawk Publishing editions of two Dan Dare books they'd be willing to sell.

I'm looking for Prisoners of Space, and the Terra Nova Trilogy.  I have everything else bar the Dossier which I'm not fussed about, but those two are the last I need.

Thanks in advance.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 July, 2019, 10:18:11 pm »
My explanation of Future Shocks isn't that its a bad title, its that I had picked up the old trade in softcover from a charity shop and wasn't really fussed about another edition, however, theres the chance that it might have stuff not in the softcover.  I had been rereading my Dan Dare books and Kreeler Conspiracy and Traitor to His Kind so I'm on catch up.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 July, 2019, 12:59:48 am »
Well last time I hadn't been able to pick up my order so this week was Future Shocks and another blasted Slaine book.  Neither exactly a top choice, but I'll keep an open mind.

I'm trying to think what could appear in an extension.

I'm surprised none of the sports strips like Harlem Heroes/Inferno or Mean Arena/Mean Streets.  Personally I'm not bothered as I have the Harlem/Inferno phonebook and I don't think Mean Arena was a particularly great strip if I remember right.

It would also depend on how long an extension would be, whether it would be the same as Dredd, 10 books, or more.

I am surprised Flesh isn't there, it may be a bit cheesy by present standards but still....Shako is another puzzling one.  Again its a bit dated and I was lucky enough to pick up the trade from a charity shop.

I do suspect that the lack of VC's is because we already have a number of future war strips, Rogue Trooper, Bad Company and portions of ABC Warriors.  The VC's in my opinion dated better than some and the relaunched strip set some years later was pretty good in my opinion.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 02 July, 2019, 12:18:21 am »
Perhaps also Leviathan, Jaegir.

If there was a Dredd book, Black Atlantic.

More Savage, but that would be more than has already been printed, so unlikely.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 01 July, 2019, 01:44:40 am »
I would probably do that, but the trouble with part works is that regular newsagents generally don't bother stocking them after a set number of issues and with all the partworks who can blame them.

I suppose if I had a Forbidden Planet or decent dedicated comic shop near me it would be possible, but otherwise....

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 June, 2019, 07:08:29 pm »
I'm sorely considering cancelling when I see the forthcoming list on Wiki. The amount and frequency of Slaine is despairing when it's not a series you're fussed on. I just feel there are so many other things that could have been considered. We've still no word on an extension and even then if that follows the Dress pattern it might only be ten books.

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I agree with the above, it deserved to be in it if nothing more as part of Apocalypse War.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 June, 2019, 08:42:21 pm »
Well I read Stickleback, and can I say that I'm not overly impressed.  It wasn't bad, just not my thing.  Perhaps one for a reread some time and I might change my mind.

Any chance of the collection getting Leviathan?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 May, 2019, 09:30:44 pm »
Does anyone know for sure just what Rogue Trooper stuff we are getting.  I have the Rebellion volumes, as in Future of War, Fort Neuro, Eye of the Traitor, To the Ends of Nu-Earth, Re-Gene and Realpolitik as well as the Extreme Edition with Cinnabar.

I know someone who doesn't have the Realpolitik book or Cinnabar, if they are going to be printed in the Mega Collection I'll happily give them my trades.  I must admit, much as I like the original Rogue I did like the darker stories in Realpolitik, ditto with the 86ers.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 08 May, 2019, 11:27:28 pm »
I still wish there were less Slaine, but that's just my personal opinion and I think I'm in the minority here.  I wish there was the potential for more Savage than has been printed in the Rebellion trades already, I have the Invasion book and the two subsequent ones.  By the description given in the Wiki entry there's still quite a bit to go.

Also, I am surprised that Flesh isn't on the schedule.  Granted, I read books 1 and 2 a while back and it hasn't dated terribly well.  Also surprised that there isn't a Harlem Heroes reprint.  Again I'm not bothered personally as I picked up the phonebook sized edition to get Inferno as I had the extreme edition with the complete Heroes.

VC's is another one I'm surprised isn't getting printed, but I guess Rogue Trooper and Bad Company fill the future war niche.  I have all of VC's and thanks to a kind poster here I got the two floppies to wrap up the story.

Can someone perhaps answer a question?  I have the Rogue Trooper book Realpolitik, and the Extreme Edition with Cinnabar.  The Realpolitik book seemed to have stories that were a 'darker' style than the original.  Was this the sum total of that run of Rogue, or was there more of that type.  I know of the 'Galactic Hitman' era which isn't what I'm talking about.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 24 April, 2019, 11:14:56 pm »
Is there any idea of what the upcoming books are because to be honest if it's going to be mostly Slaine I'm seriously considering cancelling.  There is plenty more in 2000AD that could have been done without such a concentration of one character.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 11 April, 2019, 09:55:58 pm »
I think only one book of each, and that won't be enough to collect all of Savage. Most likely we'll just get the three Charlie Adlard series...

So, basically hang onto my copy of Savage:Taking Liberties and The Guvnor.  Oh, and of course Invasion.  Thanks to the generosity of someone here I have Disaster 1990.  It's just I feel that the printed books have been left on a cliff hanger.  Rebellion seem to have a bad habit of this.

Read Strontium Dog all in one sitting, and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Durham Red is definitely an interesting character as well.  It's funny, I've moaned about the amount of Slaine books, but if there was that amount in SD, I don't think I would be too bothered.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 April, 2019, 11:02:53 pm »
Looking forward to another Strontium Dog.  I'd still like to know just how far Rogue Trooper is going to be taken and whether there will be a compilation of Jaegir and The 86ers.  I have the latter but not the former book.

I'd also like to know just how much Invasion/Savage were getting.  Will there be any more than was in the Invasion and two Savage books already done?  I know the Invasion book was all the original Invasion, but I've seen recaps of Savage that hint at far more than has been printed.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 April, 2019, 11:39:28 pm »
I finished reading Nemesis.  I had had the three phone books but sold them a wee while back but it had been a while since reading them.  I sold them since I knew that the collection would cover the same material.  I really must admit that the last few stories were stretching things a bit and it looked as if they wanted a sequel where Purity would end up as Torquemada-Lite, being forced to make compromises.

Sorry though, the photo story was a product of its time but really was cringeworthy.

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