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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5955 on: 24 January, 2023, 10:40:04 AM »
The three series of Mean Team and Bad City Blue would make up pretty much the page count mentioned. Strange Robin Smith's name or the story's name's not on the cover. Early mock up, maybe?

Not always a given. Slaughterbowl, Absalom and Tor Cyan weren't listed on the covers of Mean Arena, Caballistics and Mercy Heights.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5956 on: 24 January, 2023, 01:07:20 PM »
My quick space maths makes it:

Top of the World, Ma-Ma - 6
Underbelly - 30
Uprise - 50
Dust - 50
Furies - 30
Anderson: The Deep End - 20
Anderson: Judgement Call - 10
The Dead World - 52

for about 250 pages.

If they add in the 12-page Trinity from prog 2262, that leaves room for end pages and titles to bring it to 272?

Yeah that'd be a nice book. Trinity would be a lovely little inclusion.

I guess Mean Team has some Bellardinelli art. Otherwise yeah not too excited about that stories inclusion.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5957 on: 24 January, 2023, 07:01:08 PM »
With issue 140 now released has anyone seen the spine art for the extended, extended editions

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5958 on: 25 January, 2023, 04:25:45 PM »
I'll pick up the dredd and slaine book, and you guys have piqued my interest with all the positive comments about zenith and Armoured Gideon so ill keep an eye for those too. but the rest are just meaningless names to me now that ive decided to cherry pick - I'll need yous all to keep me right on what to pick up and what to leave ;)
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5959 on: 25 January, 2023, 05:58:10 PM »
139 and 140 arrived today. Strangely the Middenface volume is missing one seemingly random story, Midnapped from megs 234-236. Outside of Durham Red there's only A Sorry Case, Tales From The Doghouse, the Stix FCBD one-off and a few post-Carlos stories left uncollected afaik so hopefully we'll get one last SD volume to round it all off

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5960 on: 25 January, 2023, 10:04:01 PM »
I'll need yous all to keep me right on what to pick up and what to leave ;)

One thing that’s perhaps worth doing is keeping an eye on Rebellion’s store for sales. A few times now, Zenith HCs there have been 50% off, which would still be more than overall Hachette pricing, but for physically larger books. Similarly, Dan Dare was released by Rebellion across two chunky HCs, although the first might now be sold out, IIRC.

As for which books, I suspect that as ever that’ll come down to people’s individual preferences. Age of the Wolf was divisive at the time, but its werewolf shenanigans might align with your keenness for newer fare. It isn’t a top tier thrill though, much as I liked it myself. And the same is true for Armoured Gideon, which has a superb robot design and some interesting ideas, but to some degree lurks in guilty pleasure territory. (I recall it being enjoyable silly, myself, but I’ve not read the entire thing for years.) Mean Team, however, is only worth bothering with if you like 1980s comics about future sports. I always found that strip quite dull.

Al’s Baby is fun enough, but for me outstayed its welcome. Not sure if I still have the Rebellion trade but I’m not tempted to upgrade. Movie Dredd was interesting. For me, the main error was the last series. It felt a lot like Tharg was saying “end it”. I’d have, in all honesty, happily continued reading strips about movie Dredd indefinitely, and discovering how that world could have evolved on the page. Bah.

Mazeworld is tempting. Another I have on the shelf here, but… I like HCs.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5961 on: 26 January, 2023, 01:46:26 PM »
I've picked up quite a few of the things slated for this extension in Rebellion Christmas sales and with my subscriber discount voucher. At the time they were a good deal and I figured if they turned up in the UC then I'd either give them to a mate of sell them on. Will have to wait and see what the Hachette books look like before I know what's going and staying (especially as all my books are in boxes at the moment due to DIY). But towards the end of the run I may well be selling off some of the doubles.

Mazeworld has glorious Arthur Ranson art, it I was cherry-picking and didn't already own the paperback that one would be on my must buy list. I'd agree with Indigo re Al's Baby; the first series is a good silly comedy from Wagner & Ezquerra but the sequels feel like they stretch the joke a bit too far.