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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #975 on: 11 May, 2015, 11:16:14 pm »
I know there's no strict definition, but I always felt that a story had to run for 25/26 episodes to really qualify as a 'Mega Epic'.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #976 on: 11 May, 2015, 11:21:13 pm »
Yes you're probably right. Can any Devlin Waugh fans help me? Is there enough material for a second Waugh book in this collection - I remember there being art by Gaydos & Yeowell but would it work as a Esperanto volume? I was never sure how popular this material was having only read odd bits.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #977 on: 11 May, 2015, 11:30:12 pm »
Not sure there's a big enough Esperanto-speaking audience to make it viable.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #978 on: 12 May, 2015, 12:10:12 am »
We speak Esperanto in the office every morning. Unfortunately, the extent of our prowess is "hot drink?"
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #979 on: 12 May, 2015, 08:05:03 am »
Sorry "seperate" not "Esperanto" volumes! Is the Yeowell stuff good fun?

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #980 on: 12 May, 2015, 08:39:51 am »
The Esperanto Volume is in the Stainless Steel Rat Steelbook Editions only I think.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #981 on: 12 May, 2015, 09:02:56 am »
The Esperanto Volume is in the Stainless Steel Rat Steelbook Editions only I think.
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #982 on: 12 May, 2015, 10:58:14 am »
Sorry "seperate" not "Esperanto" volumes! Is the Yeowell stuff good fun?
If you mean the whole Chasing Herod/Reign of Frogs/Sirius Rising thing, very much no. It was certainly good and read well in a single volume, but it's relentlessly grim.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #983 on: 12 May, 2015, 01:31:05 pm »
Thanks - I'll track them down if they don't get reprinted.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #984 on: 13 May, 2015, 12:14:30 pm »
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #985 on: 13 May, 2015, 10:14:33 pm »
Is the "Fingers off the triggers, sphincters unclenched" line included in the Devlin Waugh one?

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #986 on: 13 May, 2015, 10:25:39 pm »
Heh, yes. I read that line just recently in fact (working my way through the volume today. Okay, I broke off to read this week's prog...

Pretty good, by the way, but kinda nasty in places. (That's not a criticism.)

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #987 on: 13 May, 2015, 10:26:34 pm »
Yes - it's a great volume. My only gripe would be that the Jock original art for Red Tide wasn't included. But instead there's a great Matt Smith intro & recent Sean Phillips 4 page interview. in the first episode there's a caption box "continues in page 26" - which oddly made me happy. I'm guessing this is from the original  megazine. AND DEVLIN IS ON THE SPINE! It's genius! Plus the promise of 2 more Devlin volumes

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #988 on: 15 May, 2015, 11:06:11 am »
Heh, yes. I read that line just recently in fact (working my way through the volume today. Okay, I broke off to read this week's prog...

Pretty good, by the way, but kinda nasty in places. (That's not a criticism.)

Thanks. Can't wait to read it. Nasty sounds nice  :D

Btw. Anyone who gathered what volumes we'll see?

Here's the ones I'v found.

Vol. 1 America
Vol. 8 Judge Anderson The possessed (according to v.10)
Vol. 10 Anderson Shamballa
Vol. 24 Mechanismo
Vol. 25 Mandroid
Vol. 32 Cursed earth
Vol. 36 Bloc Mania/Apocalypse War
Vol. 45 Origins
Vol. 55 The heavy mob
Vol. 56 Insurrection (according to 55)
vol. 76 The corps & Maelstorm (acc. 55)

Additional:
Koburn
3 Devlin Waugh books (including the recent one)
Shimura (according to flickering myths)

Any more?

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #989 on: 15 May, 2015, 01:17:06 pm »
I think we can guess at:
33: The Day the Law Died
34: The Judge Child
35: Mega-Rackets ?
37: City of the Damned
38: Oz
39: Necropolis
40: Judgement Day
41: Inferno
42: Wilderlands
43: The Pit
44: Doomsday