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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1215 on: 23 July, 2015, 08:37:28 AM »
retouching heavily letra-toned art must be a git especially when there's different greys and spatter on top.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1216 on: 23 July, 2015, 10:16:38 AM »
Doesn't Rebellion have access to the original films taken from the original artwork

As we've mentioned before, the films of older Progs were really not looked after at IPC/Fleetway and large chunks of them are very damaged or plain missing. KAT-Scan does the very best with what we have access to.

Bear in mind that the old Titan volumes were undoubtedly taken from this film before it was lost/damaged, so it's not fair to compare the two of them. And no, Titan do not have copies of the films; we checked.

Wouldn't scans of the Titan volumes produce better results?

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Re: Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1217 on: 26 July, 2015, 02:25:24 PM »
As the person who did the Archive sort out ready for the DC trades before Rebellion took control, I can say that some of the films were in an awful state.
From picking them up in the dumped pile they were in, to sorting out and building the archive from scratch I'm amazed that some of the reproduction is as good as it is.
The Nerve Centre and Kat should be congratulated on how they've turned those films into the products we see today.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1218 on: 27 July, 2015, 07:43:16 AM »
As others in the Land of Oz have mentioned...

I was up at 5:00am today, blearily eating my cereal in front of the TV before going to work...and the Mega Collection advertisement popped up.  That woke me up!  First time in all the years I've collected Tooth that a related commercial has aired on Australian TV.

I'll try and hit some local newsagents to see if I can snag a copy of 'AMERICA'.  $7.99AUD isn't a bad deal.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1219 on: 27 July, 2015, 07:52:28 AM »
I found a copy in the first (Australian) newsagent I went into, and by all accounts (ok, I asked a couple of friends in Melbourne to look around) it's pretty much everywhere. Here's hoping that it keeps appearing on shelves - I can't justify grabbing every issue but there's a lot coming up I wouldn't mind getting ahold of.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1220 on: 27 July, 2015, 11:34:45 AM »
I'm hoping expansion to new territories can be seen as a good sign. There's only really been one duff book so far, by my estimation, and the others have all been good to great.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1221 on: 27 July, 2015, 01:51:53 PM »
I'm hoping expansion to new territories can be seen as a good sign. There's only really been one duff book so far, by my estimation, and the others have all been good to great.

...and even that one duff book (I'm making an assumption here, that our opinions align)  was an interesting read for me, as I hadn't read the stories before :) I certainly see the expansion as a good thing :)

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1222 on: 28 July, 2015, 11:39:27 AM »
Queensland, Australia - walked into my small, country newsagent - and found Volume 1 staring at me, which was a nice surprise.  Like many, I can't justify collecting the whole set - but if I can snag AMERICA, MECHANISMO and perhaps APOCALYPSE WAR, I'll be a happy chap.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1223 on: 28 July, 2015, 12:36:10 PM »
...and Oz?     I'll get my coat.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1224 on: 01 August, 2015, 01:09:36 AM »
When I die, they're going to go through my things and think I had Alzheimer's.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1225 on: 01 August, 2015, 02:27:16 AM »
Okay, my gorgeous wife has snagged volume one for me from the local newsagent.

It looks very nice.  I was interested to see it was a little shorter but a little wider than the Case Files/Rebellion trades.  That bodes well for material from the old UK comic size progs.  How does the Apocalypse War edition look with these dimensions?  Is there less white space and less reduction than in the Case Files?  I imagine there are comments about it somewhere in this thread but I couldn't find them even after trawling through umpteen pages.

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1226 on: 01 August, 2015, 02:04:27 PM »
Judge for yourself:


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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1227 on: 02 August, 2015, 02:23:03 AM »
Thanks IP.  The amount of white space around the borders looks pretty similar to the Case Files.  The black stands out more, though I imagine the paper makes a big difference in that regard.

Having stared at the photo for a minute or so, my main thought was how great an artist Carlos Ezquerra is.  (That's not a new revelation, just something I often think looking at his artwork.)

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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1228 on: 04 August, 2015, 03:45:42 PM »
Been out of the loop for a while can these be bought separate or is there a chance of them being put into the online store?
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Re: Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection discussion thread
« Reply #1229 on: 04 August, 2015, 03:57:17 PM »
Been out of the loop for a while can these be bought separate or is there a chance of them being put into the online store?

You can buy the issues individually here: http://www.hachettepartworks.com/products/9372-judge-dredd-the-mega-collection.aspx