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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5190 on: 14 November, 2021, 09:54:35 PM »
Have now seen a copy. The omissions are still perplexing, but not as perplexing as them sticking a couple of panels of 'Don't Forget to Blast Your Cache' in the text section as if to advertise that it's not a complete volume.

Don't Forget to Blast Your Cache would have made it an actively worse volume. I'm so glad they didn't include it.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5191 on: 15 November, 2021, 12:54:44 AM »
Maybe they can sneak in the missing Steve Sampson illustrated story in whatever volume gets Revere in the next lot.
And Pretty Please! throw in Danzigs Inferno
I love that story.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5192 on: 15 November, 2021, 05:44:07 PM »
The Strange Case of the Wyndham Demon would be nice too.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5193 on: 22 November, 2021, 10:28:56 AM »
Hachette have covers for 113 Cradlegrave and 114 Sinister Dexter 4

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5194 on: 22 November, 2021, 10:40:11 AM »
Cradlegrave has Frazer Irving, Simon Davis and Ian Edginton. So what else is going in there?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5195 on: 22 November, 2021, 11:10:30 AM »
Cradlegrave has Frazer Irving, Simon Davis and Ian Edginton. So what else is going in there?

Survivor Type - is the only story written by Smith and drawn by Davis.  So maybe that.
A Love Like Blood - seems the obvious guess for an Irving drawn Smith tale.

For the Edginton credit my guess is Stone Island. Davis was the artist on both stories and it'd be a good body horror combo with Cradlegrave.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5196 on: 22 November, 2021, 11:11:21 AM »
Cradlegrave has Frazer Irving, Simon Davis and Ian Edginton. So what else is going in there?

Could be Love Like Blood with Frazer Irving listed. Stone Island for Edginton and Davis (as there's only a single Dredd listed for Smith and Davis together).

That'd be a nice collection of varied work. 214 pages in total (Hachette has the volume listed as 232, so that's about right).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5197 on: 22 November, 2021, 11:40:55 AM »
That'd be a nice collection of varied work. 214 pages in total (Hachette has the volume listed as 232, so that's about right).

A nice dark cherry pick for 2022.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5198 on: 22 November, 2021, 12:17:17 PM »
Love like Blood would be one.  Another might be Necronauts?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5199 on: 22 November, 2021, 12:54:29 PM »
Another might be Necronauts?

That's Rennie & Irving rather and we've not got a credit for Rennie so I suspect not.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5200 on: 23 November, 2021, 09:19:53 PM »
A Love Like Blood is probably my least favourite Smith series from 2000AD proper so I don't see myself upgrading from the Cradlegrave trade paperback for this one. I'm still on board for Revere though.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5201 on: 24 November, 2021, 08:26:54 AM »
So if Cradlegrave won't include Revere, which seems to be the case, what else will be in the Revere volume? As far as I can tell the only other John Smith series that hasn't been reprinted so far is Slaughter Bowl, so maybe that and one-off Dredds, Rogues, Future Shocks and, as has been suggested, Danzig's Inferno?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5202 on: 24 November, 2021, 08:35:17 AM »
So if Cradlegrave won't include Revere, which seems to be the case, what else will be in the Revere volume? As far as I can tell the only other John Smith series that hasn't been reprinted so far is Slaughter Bowl, so maybe that and one-off Dredds, Rogues, Future Shocks and, as has been suggested, Danzig's Inferno?
Knowing my luck we'll get that volume filled up with Bradley instead.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5203 on: 24 November, 2021, 08:36:37 AM »
Danzig’s weirdness would be a good match for Revere. I’m struggling to think of anything else that would be. Maybe The Dead from a stylistic standpoint (if very much not an art one), but we’ve heard nothing about that being included in the collection (alas).

Knowing my luck we'll get that volume filled up with Bradley instead.
Urgh. I do hope Bradley doesn’t go anywhere near the UC. The character wasn’t great at the time, but it’s also so of its time, what with all the goth references. “Oh look, it’s another of the writer’s favourite bands getting a cameo. Perhaps his alter ego will then get to review their records at some point as well.”

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5204 on: 24 November, 2021, 08:39:10 AM »
A Love Like Blood is probably my least favourite Smith series from 2000AD proper

Great art, great concept. Unfortunately hamstrung by an edict from The Powers That Be than no series could run more than ten(?) episodes for a single story,* due to a reprint deal in the offing with a European publisher who had a specific page count for their books. The deal never materialised, and the edict was withdrawn, but not before it had forced some very truncated storytelling on both this and (I think) Storming Heaven.

*Note: this edict was not Andy Diggle's famous "shot glass of rocket fuel" memo, which is regularly blamed for the LLB/SH thing, but something entirely different.
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