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Arkady

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #750 on: 03 September, 2017, 11:24:24 AM »
The spine numbers thing is partly marketing for sure. But I also prefer to receive different stories each month rather than, say, six months of Slaine or four months of Nikolai Dante.

It's too early to say for sure, but it also looks like (other than the first month) they will be pairing an older classic story with a more recent one. Stront and Shakara, Nemesis and Kingdom, etc.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #751 on: 03 September, 2017, 01:15:32 PM »
What was the date for the first sub date?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #752 on: 03 September, 2017, 03:28:52 PM »
Do the contents of Nemesis confirm we're getting the full saga?

We already know we're getting four volumes and it fits nicely within that - Vol.1 is books I-III plus assorted one-offs (the Kev O'Neill volume); vol.2 must be IV-VI (the Bryan Talbot volume), maybe with his Diceman issue as well? Say Torquemada the God and VII-IX in vol.3 (Hicklenton volume); and vol.4 a bit of a grab-bag of the rest - Bride of the Warlock, Shape of Things to Come, Hammer of Warlocks, Book X, Deadlock, etc  (Henry Flint volume). That's how I'd do it, anyway.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #753 on: 03 September, 2017, 03:45:18 PM »
As long as Bride is in the right place this time...

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #754 on: 03 September, 2017, 06:13:53 PM »
As long as Bride is in the right place this time...

I agree.

I read the Rebellion Nemesis vols 2 and 3 on my recent holiday. I can't understand why they put that at the end. It meant when you were reading the stories from the Prog that events were referred to that you hadn't seen yet e.g. Sister Stern's death.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #755 on: 03 September, 2017, 07:03:45 PM »
...and vol.4 a bit of a grab-bag of the rest - Bride of the Warlock, Shape of Things to Come, Hammer of Warlocks, Book X, Deadlock, etc  (Henry Flint volume). That's how I'd do it, anyway.

By which, of course, I mean the solo series rather than when he meets Nemesis - maybe Warlocks and Wizards if there's room, but Enigmass Variations? Waste of good paper.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #756 on: 03 September, 2017, 07:10:02 PM »
I hope that 'The Tomb of Torquemada' from the Poster Prog makes it into the mix somewhere. Also wonder if the latest story - 'Tubular Hells' from prog 2000 - will feature to bring us completely up-to-date.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #757 on: 03 September, 2017, 07:50:14 PM »
Hmm... this seems to suggest the pre-2000AD/Starlord stuff won't be collected.

Optimist in me hopes the reason is to give them more timr to work on the colour repro for the Starlord strips...

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #758 on: 03 September, 2017, 08:20:33 PM »
Alright Folks? Anyone know if 'Brigand Doom' or 'Vector 13' will be in this collection? 

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #759 on: 03 September, 2017, 08:42:37 PM »
Alright Folks? Anyone know if 'Brigand Doom' or 'Vector 13' will be in this collection?

Tharg is concentrating on the bigger name strips, so unlikely.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #760 on: 03 September, 2017, 09:14:12 PM »

I agree.

I read the Rebellion Nemesis vols 2 and 3 on my recent holiday. I can't understand why they put that at the end.

Erroneously lumped in as an extra despite being directly in continuity (and important), like the Corey story in Anderson. I did outline this to the editor at the time, and have flagged it with Matt this time, and so here's hoping. 

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #761 on: 03 September, 2017, 10:11:16 PM »
shame theres no red seas maybe in the inevitable extension
yes its a venture bros reference

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #762 on: 04 September, 2017, 12:33:38 AM »

 I'd love to see a complete Finn, but I highly doubt it would ever happen.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #763 on: 04 September, 2017, 01:29:48 PM »
does anyone know if the 1st Shakara volume is a match for the Rebellion Trade?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #764 on: 04 September, 2017, 01:36:10 PM »
does anyone know if the 1st Shakara volume is a match for the Rebellion Trade?

Yep, same contents - Books I, II and III.