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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1440 on: 16 January, 2018, 09:40:20 am »


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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1441 on: 16 January, 2018, 10:28:06 am »
A good morning’s post today!



oh wow. That really would have been worth the extra £20. Suitably impressed!

Got my books too, the repro in Robo-Hunter is fantastic and both books put the Transformers collection to shame with their page counts. Zarjaz!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1442 on: 16 January, 2018, 12:06:58 pm »
Wow, Nem looks great.

Is the first Robo-Hunter volume Verdus and Day of the Droids? Volume must be on the hefty side if so.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1443 on: 16 January, 2018, 12:27:02 pm »
Do books hit the shops at the same time they get posted out? Must grab that 2nd Dante but I had the idea it wasn't due till 31st.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1444 on: 16 January, 2018, 12:31:53 pm »
Wow, Nem looks great.

Is the first Robo-Hunter volume Verdus and Day of the Droids? Volume must be on the hefty side if so.

They come to about 240 pages, so yeah, that'd be bang on the money.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1445 on: 16 January, 2018, 12:38:12 pm »
Do books hit the shops at the same time they get posted out? Must grab that 2nd Dante but I had the idea it wasn't due till 31st.

Robo-Hunter will be in the shops tomorrow, Dante vol. 2 on 31st.

Wow, Nem looks great.

Is the first Robo-Hunter volume Verdus and Day of the Droids? Volume must be on the hefty side if so.

They come to about 240 pages, so yeah, that'd be bang on the money.

Cool, thanks.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1446 on: 16 January, 2018, 12:42:07 pm »
Wow, Nem looks great.

Is the first Robo-Hunter volume Verdus and Day of the Droids? Volume must be on the hefty side if so.

Yup, those are the stories alright, plus seven pages of feature. Looks fantastic.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1447 on: 17 January, 2018, 09:37:39 am »
Got my books too, the repro in Robo-Hunter is fantastic
Bit random in my copy. Some of Verdus is very washed out and faint. It's not Mega Collection bad, but nothing like the Nemesis book. Relatively poor source files, presumably. I was also a bit surprised to hear Football Crazy was being reprinted, until checking on Barney and seeing it's only 30 pages. Man, that dreck clouded by view of the previous Robo-Hunter reprint. Still, with about 400 pages of classic Robo-Hunter left to collect, what will be omitted? (This assuming the strip gets only two volumes and not three, which would have contained everything and the Hogan run, too.)

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and both books put the Transformers collection to shame with their page counts. Zarjaz!
They are chunky. I've not seen the Transformers books, beyond Target: 2006, which I grabbed for two quid, and then immediately decided not to subscribe to because of the appalling repro. It looks like IDW's given up on the strip, too, unless the sixth UK Classics book might finally appear over two years later than originally scheduled.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1448 on: 17 January, 2018, 09:50:27 am »
(This assuming the strip gets only two volumes and not three, which would have contained everything and the Hogan run, too.)
this FB post details Dan Howard asking about this, getting referred to using DMs and then being answered privately that it's three Robo-Hunter books.

I too have found asking via DM will more likely get you the answer you seek.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1449 on: 17 January, 2018, 10:22:11 am »
Hmm. So that now raises the question of what might fill the extra space, assuming the next two books aren't a bit skinnier.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1450 on: 17 January, 2018, 10:46:13 am »
I was also a bit surprised to hear Football Crazy was being reprinted, until checking on Barney and seeing it's only 30 pages. Man, that dreck clouded by view of the previous Robo-Hunter reprint.

Eh?

Still, with about 400 pages of classic Robo-Hunter left to collect, what will be omitted? (This assuming the strip gets only two volumes and not three, which would have contained everything and the Hogan run, too.)

Up to the end of Play it Again, Sam is 221 pages (take that away and a second book would be only 139, so it seems pretty certain that's where the book'll be split). The rest of the classic run is 161 pages. You could bulk that up with all Hogan's stories or the majority of the Samantha Slade stuff (minus the final two stories).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1451 on: 17 January, 2018, 11:34:00 am »
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I thought Football Crazy was abysmal last time I read it. A real low-point.

Up to the end of Play it Again, Sam is 221 pages
I was under the impression there were only two Robo-Hunter books, not three. Still, as Hachette has already said the Hogan run will not be included, it'll be interesting to see what will be. (I'd much sooner have those – and in colour – than Samantha Slade.)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1452 on: 17 January, 2018, 12:34:00 pm »
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I thought Football Crazy was abysmal last time I read it. A real low-point.

Up to the end of Play it Again, Sam is 221 pages
I was under the impression there were only two Robo-Hunter books, not three. Still, as Hachette has already said the Hogan run will not be included, it'll be interesting to see what will be. (I'd much sooner have those – and in colour – than Samantha Slade.)

According To Barney, other than Hoagy's First Case, which sounds like it ought to be a hoot, there aren't any annual or special stories from the original run. Maybe it'll be a volume on the slimmer side.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1453 on: 17 January, 2018, 01:03:50 pm »
Could be somewhere to to slip in the stories from the past few years Sci-Fi Specials, et al.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #1454 on: 17 January, 2018, 01:16:29 pm »
I wouldn't even mind a bunch of vaugely droid-themed Gibson Dredds to bulk it up...