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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #90 on: 05 August, 2019, 03:06:18 pm »
I could’ve done without both of these collections, TBH. #26 was a rough ride, and even the classic Dredd tale (Dredd Angel) isn’t one of the best. Then Fallen Angels was a pretty awful way to round out the original run. Angelic is pretty good, albeit a short reboot. The rest varied between being just about readable and abject tosh (did anyone really need a run of Harke & Burr in hardback?)

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #91 on: 05 August, 2019, 04:43:46 pm »
Then Fallen Angels was a pretty awful way to round out the original run. Angelic is pretty good, albeit a short reboot. The rest varied between being just about readable and abject tosh (did anyone really need a run of Harke & Burr in hardback?)

I hadn't looked at the original release order of these before having acquired my copies via ebay; wow those last half dozen books on the pre-extension Mega Collection run really were a rough ride.  With the exception of Chopper I could have lived without the majority of that.  Stars Of Psi-Division was utter tosh (it's a contender for the worst book in the run imo) and most of Weird Science was pretty forgettable. Mega City Underworld and Armitage are better but were hardly essential reading.  A rough 3 months.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #92 on: 05 August, 2019, 05:23:11 pm »
I was thinking in terms of the tail end of the volumes rather than the release order. Then again, the suggestion was the Dredd run was initially 60, and later expended to 80, and then 90. But, yeah, even in release order, those final ten books were quite the mix, in terms of quality.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #93 on: 05 August, 2019, 10:13:54 pm »
Huh! I always assumed that when people mentioned 'Mean Streets' they meant a certain episode of Mean's solo adventures that I read in the Megazine in the early 2000's. Turns out that was actually 'Butt Me Deadly' - a completely different Mean-as-a-noir-gumshoe-with-no-explanation strip...!  :lol:



"Butt Me Deadly" is such a great title!

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #94 on: 05 August, 2019, 10:17:21 pm »
Then Fallen Angels was a pretty awful way to round out the original run. Angelic is pretty good, albeit a short reboot. The rest varied between being just about readable and abject tosh (did anyone really need a run of Harke & Burr in hardback?)

I hadn't looked at the original release order of these before having acquired my copies via ebay; wow those last half dozen books on the pre-extension Mega Collection run really were a rough ride.  With the exception of Chopper I could have lived without the majority of that.  Stars Of Psi-Division was utter tosh (it's a contender for the worst book in the run imo) and most of Weird Science was pretty forgettable. Mega City Underworld and Armitage are better but were hardly essential reading.  A rough 3 months.

There's definitely some 'filler', shall we say, material in some blocks of the Collection. I've got about 30 of the 90 I've never read so I'm looking forward to tackling them. My general experience has been that even in Volumes I haven't liked overall there's been a gem hiding in there somewhere.

Yeah, Stars of Psi-Division... I read that last year. I'm already wondering if I can just write the review from memory rather than having to re-read the whole thing! Mind you, even there, I have an abiding love for Adrian Salmon's art so it's not a total loss!

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #95 on: 06 August, 2019, 08:07:18 am »
That's some sweet scribbling on that alt.Mean page of-which-I-have-no-memory!  Looks like early Goddard and Teague? 

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #96 on: 06 August, 2019, 08:32:26 am »
That's some sweet scribbling on that alt.Mean page of-which-I-have-no-memory!  Looks like early Goddard and Teague?

Goddard pencils and Lee Townsend inks, apparently, although I'd have guessed Teague, too.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #97 on: 12 August, 2019, 11:19:29 am »


It's October 1984, and time for three wildly different takes on the Cursed Earth in Cursed Earth Carnage.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/08/12/the-wild-wild-west-cursed-earth-carnage/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #98 on: 19 August, 2019, 04:47:23 am »


Don't gnaw the claw, good buddy! It's August 1982, and the crew of the Speedo Ghost are back for their second - and final - set of adventures in Ace Trucking Co.: Volume Two.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/aces-high-ace-trucking-co-volume-two/