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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1020 on: 22 May, 2015, 09:59:27 pm »
Day of Chaos will presumably also get two books apiece.

Would dearly love to see the DoC collected into a single volume.
And with the Michael Carroll 'Downtime' episode re-instated.

In terms of page count, its the longest Dredd epic, but if Block Mania/Apocalypse War can fit into a single release...


 . . . You already know it's going to be in 2 books!


Do I?


Remember . . . . the discussion about the covers? In the pub??

Yes, I remember that. Didn't realise it was for two books, though.
Hope that means it's not a straight reprinting of the existing trades. Keen to read the Dead Zone tale from the Meg. Be nice to have that included.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1021 on: 23 May, 2015, 03:58:42 am »
I read in your blog about the next one. I find it kinda odd they are starting with the second story rather than the first

Im guessing this is so they can put Our man in Hondo out along with the first Shimura stuff to begin the Hondo City stuff.

Yes it was an interesting choice...

I'm not sure how well Our Man From Hondo will sit with the Shimura stuff. But yes it could be in there.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1022 on: 23 May, 2015, 04:51:21 pm »
I read in your blog about the next one. I find it kinda odd they are starting with the second story rather than the first

Im guessing this is so they can put Our man in Hondo out along with the first Shimura stuff to begin the Hondo City stuff.

Yes it was an interesting choice...

I'm not sure how well Our Man From Hondo will sit with the Shimura stuff. But yes it could be in there.

I seem to remember Sadu getting a brief mention at some point in the first story so it may make some continuity sense at least. 

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1023 on: 25 May, 2015, 11:13:07 pm »
Massive backlog of graphic novels and a few floppies to catch up on. Today I finished reading Shamballa. Really blown away by it. For me, the stories in this volume get progressively better and better. Amazed by the twists and turns in R*volution. I actually forgot or didn't realise just how good an artist Ranson is. Not a case of which is the best, but so far I enjoyed this book in the series the most.

I am seeing the Mega Collection less and less in newsagents. I think the usual routine is that these kinds of collections disappear from the shelves of the big newsagent chains. If that is the case and if comics shops don't stock it, I will certainly subscribe.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1024 on: 27 May, 2015, 02:15:03 pm »
I asked on the facebook page and apparently the next book is Day of Chaos: Fourth Faction

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1025 on: 27 May, 2015, 04:59:35 pm »
That's great news! Wonder what else will be in to make up the page count?

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1026 on: 27 May, 2015, 05:25:51 pm »
I asked on the facebook page and apparently the next book is Day of Chaos: Fourth Faction

Nice one! Looking forward to seeing the DoC come out in the Mega collection. If it's 2 books, and that would seem to be the case, then I guess there wouldn't be a long gap before they released the 2nd?  So, Endgame to follow directly after Fourth Faction?


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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1027 on: 27 May, 2015, 05:28:02 pm »
I imagine its just gonna be the first half of Day of Chaos, starting with Nadia and probably ending sometime around the point P.J Maybe comes into play.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1028 on: 27 May, 2015, 08:47:53 pm »
Picked up Shimura today - very nice! No idea why they did not start with book 1 though
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1029 on: 27 May, 2015, 10:34:05 pm »
I am seeing the Mega Collection less and less in newsagents. I think the usual routine is that these kinds of collections disappear from the shelves of the big newsagent chains. If that is the case and if comics shops don't stock it, I will certainly subscribe.

Yes I have noticed that too. I was wondering how well it is selling generally - hopefully well enough to continue to the end?

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1030 on: 28 May, 2015, 03:08:09 am »
Apparently its gonna be in a hondo city justice collection down the line

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1031 on: 28 May, 2015, 12:41:27 pm »
I liked Shimura but it's very heavy going in places. When the Simon Fraser art kicks in the book finds a new gear. I've always loved Duke Mighten's work - especially his Accident Man from the Toxic days. I wish he'd found a strip more suited to his style - I think his work was always distinctive & very imaginative. I really feel he has the individuality of a Kevin O'Neill - love his gaming designs now. Colin MacNeil's b&w stuff is stunning but I often found bits of the story confusing. I think the series would benefit from more Dredd of at least Dredd every other issue.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1032 on: 28 May, 2015, 07:57:04 pm »
Here's my review: http://www.sidekickcast.com/judge-dredd-mega-collection-10-shimura/

TLDR as a relative noob and one who hasn't come across any Shimura stories before, this one was a bit of a struggle for me...
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1033 on: 28 May, 2015, 09:25:11 pm »
"For me, this is the most disappointing entry in the Judge Dredd Mega Collection so far, which is perhaps a mark of how high the bar 2000AD has set itself is."

But!! The Heavy Mob!!


I thought Shimura was confusing, but I think that Robbie Morrison's first few stories are rather confusing. He becomes excellent later.
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1034 on: 28 May, 2015, 09:45:41 pm »
"For me, this is the most disappointing entry in the Judge Dredd Mega Collection so far, which is perhaps a mark of how high the bar 2000AD has set itself is."

But!! The Heavy Mob!!

Ha! Yeah, point taken - I said for me Shimura's the most disappointing as I didn't have to review The Heavy Mob, me and Kudos have taken turns reviewing the Mega Collection and he got that one ;)
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