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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 May, 2022, 09:21:59 PM »
They didn't use the word books:

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There will be some more Dredd stories but we're unable to confirm the titles at the moment. Please keep an eye on our website for future titles.

That's ambiguous enough that it could be 2 6 pages strips or 2 entiire volumes. With only 2 unknowns left I'm sorta hoping it's just one book. Although personally I'd rather a second volume of Stickleback than Survival Geeks but either would make a fine addition to the series.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 May, 2022, 08:26:36 AM »
Has Storming Heaven already been in TUC?
Not yet!

Their FB page has previously replied to say they "have no plans for Storming Heaven" sadly. https://www.facebook.com/2000ADCollection/posts/3143158559345788


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Glimmer Rats does the grim future war really well, I'm glad it got included in the UC. That said I'm going to have to vote for D.R. and Quinch two iconic characters from.

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The first volume of Kingdom in the Ultimate Collection was the point I knew I was in for the long haul. One of those series that hits the ground running and just keeps going. I love Proteus Vex but my vote goes to the bestest boy Gene Kingdom

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 May, 2022, 06:49:00 PM »
The Revere cover also credits Milligan and Belardinelli, so that'll be The Dead - will be great to have that in hardcover.

Not quite the Milligan volume I'd been hoping for but I'm very happy we'll be getting The Dead. That was probably my top want for the extension so good news there.

Less excited about 2 volumes of Ro-busters as that's just duplicating stuff I already have. On the upside I think that does make it quite likely we'll be seeing Fallout in the 2nd ABCs book. Really hope they don't repeat the strips from ABC Warriors vol 4 in the second Ro-busters book but it feels like they'll be light on material if they don't. Hmmmm

Assuming Leviathan and Necronauts are sharing a volume there's enough space in there for a 3rd shortish story (50-60 pages would be perfect). Wonder what that'll be.

I'm growing increasingly concerned we won't be getting a 2nd book of Stickleback.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 May, 2022, 10:41:11 AM »
According to Barney, Ro-Busters in its 2000 AD incarnation has about 200 pages of strip. So perhaps it will dip into Starlord. If so, that’s arguably the right decision, but I wish it had been made for Strontium Dog as well.

We've already had 60 pages of that in vol 4 of the ABC Warriors though (Hammerstein's War Memoirs and Ro-Jaws' Memoirs). So that only leaves 140 pages which is barely 1 book. I guess if they do all the Starlord strips that'd make it 2. Kinda hoping they don't do that tbh. I bought the Ro-busters HC a while back on the grounds that we wouldn't be getting the Starlord stuff here. Meh.

They're there, but no pictures yet:

https://hachettepartworks.com/en-en/2000-ad-ultimate-collection/l1072126/

Huh - odd. I can see the Brass Sun one but the others are just dropping me back to the main UC page. I suspect someone has pushed a half formed update and is manically trying to sort their mess out behind the scenes.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 May, 2022, 09:08:40 AM »
Next few issues are up on the Hachette site.
124: Brass Sun Vol 2
125: Ro-Busters Vol 1
126: Revere

So no surprises there except Ro-Busters getting at least 2 vols.

Not seeing these at all here https://hachettepartworks.com/en-en/2000-ad-ultimate-collection/ am I looking in the wrong place?.

I'm not convinced there's enough 2000ad Ro-busters for more than one book though so that's definitely a surprise (unless they're going to reprint the Starlord stuff which seems doubtful). Was going to peer at the credits to see if I could work out which stories are in the Ro-busters vol and what other stories are appearing with Revere.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 21 May, 2022, 08:04:25 PM »
Oh and Ladykiller - would be really nice to round get the last(?) PJ Maybe story.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 21 May, 2022, 07:54:26 PM »
Yeah I've been holding out on buying the Rebellion trades for recent Dredd hoping it'll turn up in here so 2nd Jimbo's shout for a Harvey/Machine Law/Guatemala vol. If we get more than 1 Dredd book then I hope the other one collects some of Niemand's Dredds.

Non-Dredd hopes:
The Dead (and other Milligan stories)
The Scarlet Apocrypha
Stickleback
Damnation Station
Savage (10-11 which like Gideon would require a u-turn)

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 21 May, 2022, 01:03:59 PM »
I remember giving one of the series a reread when it's run ended in the Meg (Chandu I think) and finding it read much better binged than it did in monthly segments. I've also never read the opening chapter as that was just before I started buying the Meg. So I'm quietly looking forward to revivisting this. It might not have been on my speculation list but I'm not disappointed at it's inclusion. I suspect I'll enjoy it more than I did the volume of Ennis era Strontium Dogs or the 2 books of Mean Arena.

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Film Discussion / Shako's cocaine rampage
« on: 21 May, 2022, 11:05:20 AM »
This sounds amazing.

"Universal Pictures will release the new film “Cocaine Bear” on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023 in theaters wide, the studio announced on Monday.

Wild as it may seem, the film is inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it. Per the official synopsis, the thriller finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500- pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow… and blood."

https://www.thewrap.com/cocaine-bear-movie-release-date-2023/

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 21 May, 2022, 10:24:29 AM »
Yeah I for one would have shelled out some £s for a TPB of Feral & Foe. Shame to see if appearing in the floppy so soon as that tends to imply we won't be seeing a TPB any time soon (if ever).

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Gah such a horrid choice but choose we must. After far too much consideration I think I've got to give it to Zenith. Button Man is a top draw thrill and deserves to go much further but as others have noted it's a series of diminishing returns as the sequels retread similar ground. Zenith just keeps ratcheting up the insanity and it's that which wins out here.

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Counterfeit Girl had some interesting ideas and a unique look. Maybe I'll change my mind once the final vol of Strontium Dogs turns up in the UC but Dogs just feels like a pale imitation of it's parent strip so far.

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For introducing us to one of the best of the Dredd supporting cast - Dirty Frank - it's got to be Low Life, for my vote.

Yeah ^this.  Low Life

Bendatti was fun but it doesn't have any characters who are nearly as memorable as Frank.

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