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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 December, 2022, 12:27:17 PM »
Kingdom 7-9 (126)

There's only another two books of Kingdom, not three.

Doh - yeah I meant 7-8. Page count is for two books.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 December, 2022, 12:02:29 PM »
Wondering whether Return to Armageddon hasn't been included previously because of the page count - if it is forthcoming, what would it be paired with? Thinking Bad City Blue wouldn't be a bad fit.

Return To Armageddon is 137 pages of strip. By my records we've had 3 smaller books over the course of the UC (Slaine Book of Scars, Slaine Brutania 2, Brass Sun 1) so they might run it alone.

There are quite a few stories which could be included but are slightly awkward sizes. This is by no means an exhaustive list:

  • Harry 20 (106)
  • Shako (86)
  • Ant Wars (83)
  • Kingdom 7-9 (126)
  • Atavar (132)
  • 13 (86)
  • Dandridge (96)
  • Asylum (91)
  • Numbercruncher (80)

Of those Shako and Ant Wars feel like an obvious pairing, they're both old school thrills with animals attacking humans. I'm wondering if we'll see some of those in the 130 range just done as is.

Announcements / Re: 2000ad shop 75 and 50% off!
« on: 01 December, 2022, 02:11:13 PM »
Without knowing what's coming in the UCs 3rd extension I'm a little wary of dropping £s here. Most of the things I want seem like possible UC content. I've been stung in the past buying things in Rebellion sales only to end up with a double when it gets included in the UC (Ro-busters, Cradlegrave, Stone Island). Until we've got at least some idea what's making the cut I think I shall play it safe and hold off on further purchases.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 December, 2022, 11:41:22 AM »
Underground comix artist Aline Kominsky–Crumb - https://www.comicsbeat.com/rip-aline-kominsky-crumb/

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 29 November, 2022, 10:27:49 AM »
I think Summer Magic's problem is that all of it is ~30 pages too much for a volume (going by Barney it'd be 278 pages and the largest volumes have been around 250 pages of strip). They'd either have to split it and pair the 2nd half with something else or drop some of the annual stories.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 25 November, 2022, 11:10:15 AM »
I think American Reaper is creator-owned, so doubtful we'll be getting that (much as I'd like a collection)

It'd be nice to think there'd be a Pat Mills odds'n ends collection, with the final installments of Savage and Defoe (plus The ABC Warriors? Flesh?)

Doh yeah probably not American Reaper then.  I think there's enough Flesh for a second book, I'll be surprised if we don't get that tbh.  With you 100% on a Mills odds 'n' ends book. Would be nice to get the last 2 books of Savage and the last part of Defoe.

Looking back over my list I'm really hoping we don't get 2 books of Skip Tracer... there are so many better things they could include. Similarly what I've read of Bek & Krawl in the Humble Bundle from a while back isn't great. Still series like this always have the odd book you bounce off as long as long as it's just a couple of books I'm ok with that.

Wonder if we'll get an 8th Sinister Dexter book. Would love to read the recent arc back without the publishing gaps.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 November, 2022, 11:23:34 AM »
yeah pretty sure there's enough Mills Flesh to do a 2nd volume:

Midnight Cowboys (63)
Badlanders (78)
Gorehead (62)

203 pages in total is definitely doable.  I guess they could even do a middile volume of:

Legend Of Shamane 1 (54)
Legend Of Shamane 2 (54)
Chronocide (42)

Although from what I've heard that might not be somethign we want.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 November, 2022, 10:30:06 AM »
I’ve said waaaay back in this thread probably the best option would be pairing the last 2 Savage stories with Disaster 1990. Mostly forgotten and not written by Mills but features Bill Savage and would bring the page count to around 200.

Yeah that'd make sense. Would be nice to get those last 2 Savage stories.

I don’t know if there’s any ABC Warriors left, but that might make sense

Just odd one offs from annuals and the likes I think. Don't think it'd be enough to fill another book.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 November, 2022, 08:09:05 AM »
One more Defoe, The Divisor with Stewart Kenneth Moore

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 06 November, 2022, 04:05:23 PM »
...can it live up to they hype?

Yep it certainly did. Does feel like the investigation could have been dragged out a little to introduce some more of the strange characters on the ship. We get that a little with the 3 follow up tales. That said it's a brilliant little tale as is and I'd rather a short tale with than an end than a longer one that gets stuck in development limbo and never resolves.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 November, 2022, 07:16:32 PM »
This months books just arrived. Two chunky tomes this month and both look like top quality thrills (Leviathan and Sin/Dex vol 6). Gonna crack open a beer and give Leviathan a read - can it live up to they hype?

Was going to say it was one of the most sampled films. Then googled that and found it's not acutally true of the wider world outside my own music collection. https://www.whosampled.com/news/2018/10/08/the-top-10-most-sampled-movies-of-all-time/

But yeah concur it has many a great quote.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 October, 2022, 12:39:09 PM »
yeah issues 139 and 140 have to be Sin/Dex 7 and the unknown Dredd.

It does seem really odd to have a price rise for just the last 2 issues though. Guess it could be part of a company wide price adjustment or something though.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 October, 2022, 07:35:55 AM »
I'm happy to see it looks like we are getting the Tornado Blackhawk stories. They are a great read.

Hadn't spotted that. Nice. Wonder if we'll get any other Tornado/Starlord stuff if we get another extension

Having looked at my spreadsheet I'm not convinced we'll be getting The Scarlet apocrypha. I reckon Dan's name is there for Epicedium. I'm guessing the contents will be something like:

SD - Crossroads
DR - Mirrors
SD - The Alphabet Man
SD - High Moon
SD - The Mutant Sleeps Tonight
DR - Deals
DR - Hate & War
DR - Night Of The Hunters
DR - Epicedium
DR - Diners

That's ~220 pages. Complete Scarlet apocrypha would be another 48 pages of strip which is pushing the limits for one book

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 25 October, 2022, 05:36:46 PM »
Page count for SD Vol 3 is 256, with Dan Abnett credited so looks like theres space for the remaining Dogs stories, The Scarlet Apocrypha and the uncollected SD stuff.

Hope so. Will be annoyed if they do a Tor Cyan and only include parts of The Scarlet Apocrypha.

From the Paul Marshall credit I guess we're getting Diners from the 95 Sci-fi special. Don't think he's done any other Dogs related stuff.

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