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Author Topic: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections  (Read 6667 times)

The Monarch

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #15 on: 23 January, 2019, 11:21:34 am »
ohhh yeah darkside was the first story in the collection my bad

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #16 on: 28 January, 2019, 08:02:48 am »
“A steadily escalating robot-world epic that starts in a ‘pretty crazy’ gear and ends with ‘utter insanity’”.

Review of Robo-Hunter: Volume 1 is up on the blog now.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/robo-hunter-volume-1/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #17 on: 04 February, 2019, 07:02:33 am »
"Dredd having to go underground to fight his own people. The City under the rule of a tyrant Judge – who’s also absolutely insane. Deputy Chief Judge Fish!!"

Line up in alphabetical order and check out the new post on "The Day the Law Died".

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/the-day-the-law-died/

Greg M.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #18 on: 04 February, 2019, 06:41:11 pm »
I'd largely agree with your assessment of The Day the Law Died - it has a lot of great moments and elements, but it's not consistently a great story. It's a good story, but it's certainly not as strong as its immediate predecessor The Cursed Earth. That said, I love Cal himself enormously, even if he is just John Hurt in I, Claudius (or, with his original haircut, Pat Mills.)

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #19 on: 04 February, 2019, 09:44:07 pm »
Thanks Greg - it's a really tough one to review! A huge amount of the individual elements are some of the best Dredd ever, so it feels weird and strange to write a somewhat downbeat review of the whole thing.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #20 on: 11 February, 2019, 10:05:57 am »
"2000AD space nonsense at its best." Strontium Dog: Volume 1 is up on the blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/strontium-dog-volume-1/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #21 on: 11 February, 2019, 02:56:03 pm »
Finally got around to having a read on your blog, and I must say it's excellent! Some real insights there, and a willingness not to just gush over how good it all is (because it isn't). I especially appreciate the effort you've taken to say at least something about every story in each collection.

I echo your frustration that the Strontium Dog volume starts with Walrogs and omits any of the StarLord stuff. not only did that have some cracking full colour art, almost all of those stories function as better introductions to the strip than Walrogs, which is fine but could easily have been left out.

Anyway,you'll be busy on this for years, so that's good news for my idle times at work...


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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #22 on: 12 February, 2019, 01:50:07 am »
Thanks Alex - I really appreciate the feedback! I try to find a balance between positive and negative, but as with everything it's all so individual what works and what doesn't.

Hope you keep enjoying the posts!

Liam

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #23 on: 18 February, 2019, 11:07:48 pm »
Noble robot warrior Hammerstein is tasked by a mysterious human officer with collecting robots for a secret mission: It's the first volume of ABC Warriors up on the blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/abc-warriors-volume-1/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #24 on: 25 February, 2019, 09:56:03 pm »
In Mega-City One, any well-organised craze catches on fast… – “Blobs”, 2000AD Prog 290.

"Crazy Town" is up on the blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/stand-out-from-the-crowd-crazy-town/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #25 on: 04 March, 2019, 09:20:39 am »
The Crime Isss Life – The Sssentence Isss Death!

"Judge Death Lives!" Is up on the blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/judge-death-lives/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #26 on: 11 March, 2019, 11:40:54 am »

Dredd! In! Space! It’s the third Dredd mega epic. The Judge Child is up on the blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/03/11/the-judge-child/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #27 on: 11 March, 2019, 01:35:02 pm »
I like your reviews Vernoona, keep them up

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #28 on: 11 March, 2019, 09:26:46 pm »
Thanks broodblik, I really appreciate it!

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #29 on: 11 March, 2019, 10:33:54 pm »
Enjoying these bitesize reviews. Judge Child did seem to get a bit of a kicking, and in context I might see why. But, compare to the Dark Years and it's glorious. Objectively!