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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1935 on: 01 May, 2016, 10:31:14 pm »
Judge Child has already been confirmed as #69.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1936 on: 02 May, 2016, 02:45:53 am »
"We'll send all these nasty words to Aunt Jane. Don't you think that would be fun?"

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1937 on: 02 May, 2016, 08:24:45 am »
Personally I would have to say that Captain Skank is an important story as part of the build up to the Apocalypse War.  The same with Battle of the Black Atlantic.  A Sov Block volume would certainly make sense, particularly from a historical perspective.  Those stories were very much of their time and reflect some of the major themes and concerns of the time.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1938 on: 02 May, 2016, 09:15:54 am »
Helltrekkers was awful. It even made Tharg's own list of the worst stories to appear in the prog (in a SF special). It's a mega collection, not a complete collection of everything ever printed.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1939 on: 02 May, 2016, 10:53:53 am »
Personally I would have to say that Captain Skank is an important story as part of the build up to the Apocalypse War.  The same with Battle of the Black Atlantic.  A Sov Block volume would certainly make sense, particularly from a historical perspective.  Those stories were very much of their time and reflect some of the major themes and concerns of the time.

They'd go well with the Luna-1stuff.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1940 on: 02 May, 2016, 12:37:02 pm »
The Luna 1 stuff crossed my mind but I thought that was being covered in another volume chronicling Dresd's Lunar Marshall Tour (amongst other things).

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1941 on: 07 May, 2016, 02:33:06 am »
Hi ya folks!

Now we this this far into the mega collection what does everyone think of the chances of a 2000ad based part work coming to fruition?  :) 

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1942 on: 07 May, 2016, 08:52:46 am »
Hi ya folks!

Now we this this far into the mega collection what does everyone think of the chances of a 2000ad based part work coming to fruition?  :)

That would be awesome, there's such a wealth of non-Dredd material to go at. Where I'd find the shelf space for such a thing is another question entirely  :)

So what would be on everyone's wish list for inclusion? My starting list would be:

Belardinelli/McMahon Slaine
Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant & Rage
Halo Jones
Bad Company
Killing Time


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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1943 on: 07 May, 2016, 11:09:41 am »
I'm not sure if a 2000ad General partworks would work. There are so many epic multi-part stories, would nemesis or zenith appear in its entirety or have to be truncated? I'd love to see which stories made the cut and what back up stories would be included. I just feel unlike the mega collection & to a lesser degree marvel, a 2000ad collection would lack any coherence. Of course I'd buy it in a flash!

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1944 on: 07 May, 2016, 02:55:06 pm »
I'd be amazed if 2000 AD in and of itself had the clout for such a collection. But you could I think very easily do a, say, 60-book collection with nothing but bloody amazing stories that also happen to work well as standalone volumes (something that was more of an issue with the Marvel one).

would nemesis or zenith appear in its entirety or have to be truncated?
I suppose it depends on how much of a story is deemed relevant to the collection and people's enjoyment. For example, you could conceivably run a couple of Sláine volumes and get a lot out of that. Nemesis—the first four books would be two 'partwork' volumes. If the entire run was included, it'd need four or five. Something like Nikolai Dante would be tougher, I imagine, since it reads as one long epic. Fun to think about though!

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1945 on: 07 May, 2016, 03:43:39 pm »
God  no my book cases couldn't take it, mind you could always get a new book case

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1946 on: 08 May, 2016, 01:22:56 am »
The Luna 1 stuff crossed my mind but I thought that was being covered in another volume chronicling Dresd's Lunar Marshall Tour (amongst other things).

Of course one possibility is an 'Intro to East Meg' style book, where you have both the Luna-1 stories, Captain Skank and any other early bits to tie them together.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1947 on: 08 May, 2016, 06:49:20 am »
That would certainly make sense.  Although having Gulag printed in a recent volume I think that one has been missed.  I think the page count on the Luna 1 stories is enough in itself.  I can't see them printing the same story twice.  Maybe just referencing.  Mind you, I may have my wires crossed and be thinking of one of Rebellion's B format GN's here. 

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1948 on: 08 May, 2016, 04:23:04 pm »
The thing is the luna 1 stories are getting a book to itself

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1949 on: 08 May, 2016, 05:04:11 pm »

I hope they don't get to Issue 68 and then announce it was always supposed to be part of a wider, 160 part series. Don't do that, Tharg, just... don't.
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