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Messages - Neil C

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 October, 2022, 07:33:58 AM »
How official is the extension to 180 issues? Can anyone in the know confirm yay or nay?
The info comes from the weekly partwork list published in the National Title File which is produced by the Association of Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers (ANMW) who get their info from the news trade distributors (typically Marketforce UK Ltd these days) who in turn get their info from the publishers (Hachette)

The info on the UC has only just changed from 140 issues to 180 issues in the past week, and mistakes do occasionally happen, but if it’s still saying 180 on Monday I’d assume it’s definite.
Well, rather confusingly there is no listing for the UC at all in this week’s update.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 October, 2022, 05:46:21 PM »
How official is the extension to 180 issues? Can anyone in the know confirm yay or nay?
The info comes from the weekly partwork list published in the National Title File which is produced by the Association of Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers (ANMW) who get their info from the news trade distributors (typically Marketforce UK Ltd these days) who in turn get their info from the publishers (Hachette)

The info on the UC has only just changed from 140 issues to 180 issues in the past week, and mistakes do occasionally happen, but if it’s still saying 180 on Monday I’d assume it’s definite.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 October, 2022, 07:54:13 PM »
According to National Title File (the newstrade’s bible of what’s due out when) the collection has been extended again, to 180 issues.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 October, 2020, 09:21:49 AM »

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 29 November, 2019, 10:14:13 AM »
They’re taking the f’ing piss now. Just logged into my Hachette account again, and it seems that instead of jumping my sub on to issue 57, she hasn’t just cancelled it, but she’s also subscribed me to the Deadpool collection starting at issue 4. My direct messages on Facebook remain unread.

My head hurts...

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 28 November, 2019, 03:22:19 PM »
Argh! Just checked my online account to see if the correct issues have been allocated yet, and my subscription is now showing as Cancelled. Here we go again.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 November, 2019, 01:59:27 PM »
I’m genuinely amazed you got to speak to someone.
Me too! I’d been on hold for about ten minutes and had been played the “F#%! off, we’re busy” message a few times, then the “We’re not going to answer and this call will terminate automatically if you keep holding” message but I decided to persevere and the Hachette hostage answered a minute or so later.

I’d tried Facebook messenger on Thursday morning but as yet my message is still unread.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 November, 2019, 01:26:08 PM »
Oh, joy. After finding it harder and harder to find copies locally, I gave in and subscribed via the Hachette website to start from Issue 57.

Guess what they’ve sent me today?

Issue 6.

*bangs head on desk*
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I hear that - I tried to subscribe repeatedly but after getting my third copy of issue 6 I finally twigged that there was no way that they were ever going to be able to start a subscription with issue 29. Very poor customer service.
Well, the woman I spoke to yesterday, who sounded as though she was drugged and being forced to work there against her will, claims that she’s corrected it and I should receive the correct issues in 7 to 14 days.

I won’t hold my breath.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 21 November, 2019, 02:57:24 PM »
Oh, joy. After finding it harder and harder to find copies locally, I gave in and subscribed via the Hachette website to start from Issue 57.

Guess what they’ve sent me today?

Issue 6.

*bangs head on desk*

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 12 October, 2019, 02:13:02 AM »
Eaglemoss do the same. I had 2 issues of my Star Trek Graphic Novel collection go missing from the newsagents. Bought them online instead. And then 10 weeks later they arrive at the newsagents. Thankfully just another 20, at 1 a week, to go for that collection. Should be done by February.
Hate to break it to you, but there’s well over a year left to go on that. It’s been extended to 145 issues.

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Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 06 August, 2019, 10:52:24 PM »
Thanks indeed Neil.

Just got my email saying I should get the first 2 books in the next 2 weeks.
Did you ever receive them? I got a letter a couple of weeks ago saying they had had problems processing my Direct Debit (nonsense - they hadn’t tried setting it up) so they were cancelling my sub.

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Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 07 June, 2019, 11:02:50 AM »
Thanks indeed Neil.

Just got my email saying I should get the first 2 books in the next 2 weeks.
Out of interest, what subscriber number are you? It’ll be in the top right hand corner of the email.

According to Jedi News, this test has been running for a month already, and I look to be just the 38th person to subscribe. That may not bode well for a full release.
http://www.jedinews.co.uk/literature/articles/de-agostini-star-wars-graphic-novels-collection/

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Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 06 June, 2019, 04:14:13 AM »

(I'd also love to see the Star Wars and Conan part works - out in France/Germany and Italy, respectively - get a UK showing).
You may not have long to wait.

https://www.deagostini.com/uk/collections/starwars-graphic-novels/

Fairly sure this is just a 4 issue test release at this stage. It’ll probably go national around Christmas to tie in with Episode 9

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 01 May, 2019, 02:19:07 AM »
Hi all. Is there a reason why the 2000ad ultimate collection books don’t have the release order number on the back covers like the Judge Dredd mega collection books have? Just noticed this recently and wondered why?
It’s there. It’s the last 2 digits of the barcode number.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 13 October, 2018, 01:01:53 PM »
As I've said on a previous page, I'll happily buy someone's spare copy of the second cover book. Because I support my local thrill merchant rather than subscribe via Hachette, they won't well me a copy.

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