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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4200 on: 28 June, 2020, 03:23:27 PM »
This is when the partwork model totally comes into its own -  I was probably never going to check out Brutania Chronicles, based on some of what I'd heard about how dissapointing it gets. 4 volumes, at £16.99 each, for something I might not enjoy? Nah. But just 2 volumes, for only £10 each? Okay, might as well.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4201 on: 28 June, 2020, 10:01:57 PM »
I remember one of the women at WH Smith's saying the Dredd books were expensive.  I wonder if she had ever seen the price of some of the standard print run graphic novels from DC, Rebellion or Marvel at times.  You can easily pay a lot more for a softcover.

I know when it came to the Mass Effect and Dragon Age graphic novel series I waited for the big deluxe editions.  The last one I got, Dragon Age Volume 2 was £25 but that was for a deluxe edition HC, the equivalent in Mass Effect are going for silly money now due to limited print runs, but even standard graphic novel prices can be a bit over the top nowadays.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4202 on: 29 June, 2020, 08:18:22 PM »
Holy Shit is Dante amazing. Just wow; that was some absolutely top quality comics. Glad I skipped A Farewell To Arms in the recent Sci-fi special, that was intense and I can't imagine that having the same impact out of context. What a really odd choice for the special too, I can understand why they wanted some Dante in there but surely there were some more suitable one-offs from earlier in the run?

Can't wait for the conclusion in 2 months time.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4203 on: 30 June, 2020, 09:13:04 AM »
Dante only gets better and better

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4204 on: 30 June, 2020, 10:09:44 AM »
Mm. I get A Farewell To Arms as an important moment, but it felt like the sole mis-step in that special: a massive spoiler for anyone who’d not yet read Dante, and an out-of-context single parter for those who had.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4205 on: 30 June, 2020, 10:51:25 AM »
I often wonder how Dante would be reflected upon if it'd been a series from Image or Vertigo or whatever. Assuming it survived - which you gotta wonder - I think it would now be lauded far and wide. Its so good and perfect comics meladrama.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4206 on: 30 June, 2020, 04:43:20 PM »
If it was Image, we’d have got those lovely deluxe HCs. I really wish there was a market for that kind of thing from Rebellion.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4207 on: 09 July, 2020, 12:35:17 PM »
No Dante book at Forbidden Planet yet. I have an online order set up for it and have been charged but showing as not in stock.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4208 on: 09 July, 2020, 01:46:16 PM »
Be mindful FP has had problems with Hachette due to relying on Diamond. You might want to source elsewhere, unless they’re currently open and confirmed to be receiving stock again.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4209 on: 09 July, 2020, 03:26:12 PM »
No Dante book at Forbidden Planet yet. I have an online order set up for it and have been charged but showing as not in stock.

I’m the same no email to say the payment was taken either😡

Be mindful FP has had problems with Hachette due to relying on Diamond. You might want to source elsewhere, unless they’re currently open and confirmed to be receiving stock again.

I hope there won’t be an issue as I’ve been really looking forward to this as I’ve never read the later stages of The Dante story and don’t want to end up paying over the odds on eBay 😡 to complete the saga
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4210 on: 09 July, 2020, 03:39:47 PM »
Which issue do you need? 74 (Dante #8) is currently in stock on the Hachette website. (The next issue before that which is still in stock: 44!)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4211 on: 09 July, 2020, 05:40:32 PM »
It’s 8 I need and noticed that it was only “released” on the 8th so I hope FP are still in the process of posting out. I have Savage & Dante 9 pre-ordered as well from FP so 🤞🏻.
I bit of communication would be reassuring though.
It looks like FP are only doing pre orders for the Ultimate Collection as when I search the online site that’s all that comes up. So the don’t seem to have any back stock.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4212 on: 09 July, 2020, 06:31:24 PM »
Honestly, I’d buy from Hachette. At least you’ll definitely get a book. At the very least, call FP. They never sent my TF book.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4213 on: 09 July, 2020, 07:47:33 PM »
Thanks for the advice and I’m leaning to your advice. I have checked my online account and the order status is waiting to be dispatched!
I’ll give them till tomorrow lunch then call them 🤞🏻The HC site isn’t sold out by then if it’s not been dispatched
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4214 on: 10 July, 2020, 12:14:39 PM »
Got my dispatch notice from Forbidden Planet for the 8th Dante volume - 1 to go - very excited! Then Red Seas!