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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4170 on: 20 April, 2019, 01:42:25 PM »
Due to various things I missed Issue 84 Blood of Emeralds in my local newsagents. Does anyone know if i purchase it from the Hachette shop will it come with the reprint issue aswell ?

No it doesn't. Just had a delivery of the last three books I was missing as never subscribed and 84 was one of them.

Shame the spines don't match up from 80-81 but can't justify spending a tenner to correct their ridiculous mistake.

I asked on Facebook page and was told "When you place an order for 84 it will automatically be sent with a replacement of issue 44. if it happens that issue 44 is not included you can request a replacement of 44 using your order number."

Cheers, just sent an email off.

Getting on for nearly a year later (and multiple incorrect books that have been donated to charity shops) and I've finally received the corrected spine version

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4171 on: 11 June, 2019, 10:45:35 AM »
well, having read all ninety volumes, i feel really cheated. within the approximately twenty thousand pages that the collection covers, they have not found space for the - *imho* - single greatest wagner dredd story. admittedly i'm biased, because they were my first progs, but 'battle of the black atlantic' from progs 128 & 129 (i think) had everything - a 59(D) cit swoop, drones, meg/eastmeg politics, an almost incapacitated dredd arresting an entire eastmeg ship, fascism, blistering ron smith art, the blackest wit, everything. i would recommend this story to anyone wanting a neat into to the world of dredd, but in twentyk pages it didn't make it in to this collection. shame. extreme shame (especially considering the dross that *has* made it in).

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4172 on: 11 June, 2019, 11:51:12 PM »
I agree with the above, it deserved to be in it if nothing more as part of Apocalypse War.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4173 on: 13 June, 2019, 07:30:27 PM »
There were undoubtedly some classics missing from the collection, which several volumes could have been much better served by. I'm still planning a re-read, probably after the Tooth collection has finished, and will document my opinions on the ups and downs on here. Current plan is to read the original 80 in volume order, dipping into the extension as relevant/appropriate - Anderson, mega-epics etc. Waffle to follow down the line.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4174 on: 08 December, 2019, 09:55:44 PM »
Just a heads up - Hachette are discontinuing the Judge Dredd Mega Collection and removing it from their site in the next two weeks. Just in case anyone was still looking for those missing issues.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4175 on: 10 December, 2019, 03:57:22 AM »
with this done.

Hopefully we get announcement if a new partwork or maybe to they tell us whats going on withe the asterix ultimate collection

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4176 on: 10 December, 2019, 10:02:06 AM »
with this done.

Hopefully we get announcement if a new partwork or maybe to they tell us whats going on withe the asterix ultimate collection
I'd be happy to know about the Asterix series! There was no new GN series in January's previews, which is often when they launch a new one. But the second Warhammer weekly series is a go and can be preordered from Forbidden Planet.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4177 on: 10 December, 2019, 11:26:58 PM »
i really hope the asterix subscription goes forward and does well enough to convince hachette bring over more french series, bluberry, the peso work, hermann work etc .......

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4178 on: 15 December, 2019, 11:33:16 AM »
Hachette warns that today is the final day it will make its Dredd collection books available for sale on its website:

https://hachettepartworks.com/judge-dredd-the-mega-collection

Note that if you missed out on the extension, all ten books are currently available. If you fancy cherry picking there are some great hardbacks lurking here, including: Mandroid (only one left); Swimming in Blood; The Pit; P.J. Maybe; Low Life Paranoia/Hostile Takoever/Trifecta; Inscurrection; Chopper. And from the extension: Served Cold (Al Ewing); Blood of Emeralds; Lawless.




  else, grab Served Cold (Al Ewing Dredd) and Blood of Emeralds. (I’m slightly surprised if they’re EOLing the collection that they’re not dropping the prices, but there you go.)

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4179 on: 13 August, 2020, 03:21:01 AM »
Sorry for the necro, but I've been rereading a few of the books and noticed that the book "The Day the Law Died" had a printing error.  The back cover has a panel in line with the story but the description was that from Necropolis.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4180 on: 13 August, 2020, 08:22:23 AM »
There are a bunch of errors along those lines. Some books have the wrong end papers. Hachette, as I recall, replaced spine cock-ups and major printing errors within the books (Total War’s run was pretty messy), but not those with incorrect descriptive text and end papers.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4181 on: 15 August, 2020, 11:12:21 PM »
The ultimate collection has been a better value I think. Quite a few of the mega collection volumes are pretty slim in comparison. They still make the end paper stuff ups but I think the overall quality is higher.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4182 on: 16 August, 2020, 10:20:02 AM »
In terms of pages of strip per volume the Mega Collection was actually far more consistent than the Ultimate Collection has been. The slimmest volumes we've had are all in the Ultimate Collection, Slaine Book of Scars being the slimmest by a large margin.

In terms of quality though I think the Ultimate Collection has been far more consistent. There were several volumes in the Mega Collection that were frankly dross.


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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4183 on: 16 August, 2020, 12:37:23 PM »
Interesting!

My impressions of the mega collection must be tainted by the missed opportunities I see when I look over it.

Why skip Ennis and McCrea's chopper story, or Ennis and Martin Emonds one off?
Why skip the brilliant Mean machine one offs drawn by Mike McMahon / John Hicklenton?
Why skip the conclusion to several Ennis threads "The Marshall" with brilliant Sean Phillips art

And why not do a Hershey Volume? The Megazine hershey stories were pretty good. The Kevin Cullen art was fantastic.


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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #4184 on: 16 August, 2020, 11:09:58 PM »
And on the flip side of that question; why include Red Razors or Janus?
There were definitely some odd choices along the way in the Mega Collection.