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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #195 on: 16 April, 2017, 07:36:37 pm »
Pleased to report that the print and bookplate turned up yesterday, in pristine condition.

Was nice to see both appear to be signed, don't really care that they're not numbered.
Haven't got the guts to attempt sticking the bookplate in though. Don't want to muck that up!

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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #196 on: 17 April, 2017, 08:16:55 pm »
Peel off backing paper and slap it on you wimp!

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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #197 on: 17 April, 2017, 08:21:03 pm »
He's still traumatised from peeling off biotronic stickers.

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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #198 on: 17 April, 2017, 10:54:36 pm »
My copy of this turned up last week, with my signed bookplate turning up today. Has to be one of my favourite limited run comics ever. The book itself is, as you'd expect, damn gorgeous. McMahons art throughout is just a joy, as is the story.

 It's a cliche' to say it, but this book is as relevant today as it was all those years past.

One minor thing. I think the printing is very slightly off, colourwise, but if you'd not seen the original books I doubt you'd notice anything was out of the ordinary.

To summerise, this is a highly recommended volume, particularly if you haven't read it before.  ;)
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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #199 on: 18 April, 2017, 12:06:34 am »

One minor thing. I think the printing is very slightly off, colourwise, but if you'd not seen the original books I doubt you'd notice anything was out of the ordinary.

Eh. I read the digital edition and all I could think of as I read it was 'these color look darker then they should be, I wonder if they were sourced from printed books rather then original art?'.

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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #200 on: 18 April, 2017, 06:17:50 am »
He's still traumatised from peeling off biotronic stickers.

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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #201 on: 18 April, 2017, 11:54:12 am »
Well, I feel a bit like the guy that can't say the letters T, F or S after receiving this email:

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I am very sorry for the mistakes that have happened with your order of the special hardback edition of The Last American.  Due to human error these orders have been mishandled and I regret the confusion, disappointment and annoyance this will have caused. We have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again.
 
The bookplates and prints should not have been sent separately to the book and the bookplates should have been affixed inside the book in advance. We always over-produce the numbered bookplates so that if there are any damages we can replace a damaged copy. Unfortunately the spare bookplates were sent out instead of some of the numbered ones.
 
If you received either an unnumbered print or an unnumbered bookplate, please could you send me an email and we will correct the mistake. I am genuinely sorry the high standards we set ourselves have not been met.
 
In addition, to apologise for this error we will produce a new numbered print for The Last American and have it dispatched to you free of charge.
 
Please accept my apologies for the errors that have occurred for a book that we are otherwise very proud to have produced.
 
Sincerely, Oliver, 2000 AD Customer Support

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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #202 on: 18 April, 2017, 12:09:43 pm »
Eh. I read the digital edition and all I could think of as I read it was 'these color look darker then they should be, I wonder if they were sourced from printed books rather then original art?'.

If you look back on this thread I've made mention of this and been brought to task over it too. You are correct the printing isn't right. I was told the Com-X digital files were used to print from yet I find that difficult to believe as there is quite a marked difference between both books. Might be a printer issue. Anyway at least others are noticing now.

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« Reply #203 on: 18 April, 2017, 12:11:09 pm »
You can't beat service like that.

No you can't. At least they've owned the cock-up and are trying to fix things which I appreciate.

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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #204 on: 18 April, 2017, 01:42:50 pm »
Well, I feel a bit like the guy that can't say the letters T, F or S after receiving this email:

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I am very sorry for the mistakes that have happened with your order of the special hardback edition of The Last American.  Due to human error these orders have been mishandled and I regret the confusion, disappointment and annoyance this will have caused. We have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again.
 
The bookplates and prints should not have been sent separately to the book and the bookplates should have been affixed inside the book in advance. We always over-produce the numbered bookplates so that if there are any damages we can replace a damaged copy. Unfortunately the spare bookplates were sent out instead of some of the numbered ones.
 
If you received either an unnumbered print or an unnumbered bookplate, please could you send me an email and we will correct the mistake. I am genuinely sorry the high standards we set ourselves have not been met.
 
In addition, to apologise for this error we will produce a new numbered print for The Last American and have it dispatched to you free of charge.
 
Please accept my apologies for the errors that have occurred for a book that we are otherwise very proud to have produced.
 
Sincerely, Oliver, 2000 AD Customer Support

You can't beat service like that.
Well, I got the exact same boilerplate response this morning as well so I'm less impressed as I don't know whether the fact I'm still waiting for my hardback to turn up has been noted or whether everyone who ordered the limited edition has been 'spammed' with this as damage control. I don't particularly care about getting a second numbered art print when I don't have the book I ordered. I can only hope that Royal Mail get around to delivering it to me 'some time' now Easter is out of the way.  :-\
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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #205 on: 20 April, 2017, 04:52:14 pm »
Just wondering whether anyone else is still waiting for their hardback to be delivered or if it's just me?

Checked today at the delivery office (who are usually very reliable) and they confirmed that they're not holding any packages for me so I can only assume my book is lost in transit somewhere.  :(
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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #206 on: 20 April, 2017, 06:30:18 pm »
Just wondering whether anyone else is still waiting for their hardback to be delivered or if it's just me?

It's not just you ;)
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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #207 on: 22 April, 2017, 07:43:53 pm »
I got the print and bookplate yesterday, signed and no number...

Still no book yet...

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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #208 on: 25 April, 2017, 09:07:50 am »
Bookplate and print arrived, heh, this is the first time when my postman didn't destroyed the envelope, so it's not that bad.
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Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« Reply #209 on: 28 April, 2017, 01:00:11 pm »
Oliver emailed me last week to say they were sending out another TLA hardback to replace the first that never turned up; well, I'm pleased to report that the second copy arrived safely today, along with a second book plate (pre-stuck in the book) and a second signed art print; both unnumbered. So, all's well that ends well I guess but it was a bit of a palaver all in all really. Hopefully delivery of the One-Eyed Jack signed edition will be smoother.
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