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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5535 on: 04 July, 2022, 07:47:41 AM »
the memelord in me would not mind a canon fodder book

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5536 on: 04 July, 2022, 08:13:22 AM »
What about Luke Kirby? Or is there a rights issue?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5537 on: 04 July, 2022, 08:24:43 AM »
Given that Rebellion put out its own Luke Kirby book, I imagine that’s safe territory and the repro exists. That said, Zenith was also conspicuously absent from this collection, so who knows what the current state is with those strips?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5538 on: 04 July, 2022, 03:10:46 PM »
Revere just arrived. I don’t have my EEs to hand, but it looks pretty good. Repro on The Dead is solid. Revere has some moire issues, but not everywhere and I supposed that’s the be expected with material from this era. Looks like the back is mostly a Simon Harrison interview.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5539 on: 04 July, 2022, 04:28:36 PM »
Zenith seems like an odd thing to leave out. A terrible decision in fact!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5540 on: 04 July, 2022, 07:13:52 PM »
I caught up on a couple of the books recently.

Mean Arena was definitely very much of its time and in my mind at least seems by far the worst of the sports stories.  I'm not a sports fan but I did find something to like in Harlem Heroes and Inferno (which unfortunately seemed to end all too suddenly), but Mean Arena was just meh.

Finn....I'm really not too sure on this book.  Okay in places but had moments of extreme character stupidity.  Prime example being the glamorous medical researcher who only existed to be bumped off by the bad guys, but what do you expect when she pulls a blonde moment and goes "Hah, I've realised you're doing evil, you won't get away with it".

Fall of Deadworld jumps around a lot but might read better if I reread book 1.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5541 on: 05 July, 2022, 07:29:22 PM »
Zenith seems like an odd thing to leave out. A terrible decision in fact!

I wonder if - as with Luke Kirby - they didn't want to risk giving Morrison (and McKenzie) a potential new avenue for legal action by licensing a UK edition to another publisher?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5542 on: 05 July, 2022, 07:35:12 PM »
it's got to be something like that, right, regarding two of the best stories ever to grace the prog?
(by the by, does anyone know anything about what the ridgway, yeowell and parkhouse stances on these webs have been over the years?)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5543 on: 06 July, 2022, 11:33:01 AM »
I read Revere/The Dead last night and this morning. Revere still holds up pretty well – I was expecting the third arc to be punishing, but it works within its own odd reality. I’d forgotten how fast it moves. It comes across like an oddball indie movie.

The Dead didn’t quite have the same pull, being a bit captions heavy for modern eyes. Fludd is also (with justification) a bit of an unlikeable prick. Lovely art, though, and a smart pairing by Matt. I’m cherry picking now and reselling anything I decide I don’t want to keep from this second extension (hello, War Machine!), but this one’s a keeper.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5544 on: 10 July, 2022, 02:24:09 AM »
I really hope the Dredd book we are still to get will have Pirates of the Black Atlantic in it.  It seemed such an odd omission in the Dredd collection.

I've never read Samantha Slade, but Sam Slade itself didn't date particularly well in my opinion and I've not heard anything good about this.  It seems an odd thing to put in an 'Ultimate' collection even taking into account what is greatest or ultimate is all a matter of ones own perspective.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5545 on: 10 July, 2022, 02:26:49 PM »
It really is an odd one. I can only imagine it’s in the mix because 1) Robo-Hunter as a whole remains popular, and 2) it’s all in digital already and so easy enough to compile (vs, say, something that needs scanning/cleaning up).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5546 on: 14 July, 2022, 07:34:00 PM »
Eaglemoss going under has no connection to Hachette does it?
We are so close to the end…

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5547 on: 14 July, 2022, 08:04:21 PM »
Similar business models but different companies.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5548 on: 15 July, 2022, 12:29:54 AM »
Hachette released a statement on their FB pages;
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We are very sad to hear that one of our competitors, Eaglemoss, has gone into administration.

We would like to take the opportunity to reassure everyone that Hachette Partworks is part of a large publishing group and remains completely stable and committed to all our current customers, as well as to developing and launching new Partwork collections for the foreseeable future.

Kinda funny how Hachette have made more of an effort to reach out to Eaglemoss customers than Eaglemoss has. Only got the DC Collection from them but from what I’ve heard a lot of the models they put out were pretty high quality, filled a niche and had a lot of talent behind them. My partners happy that there’s one less collection now though  ;)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5549 on: 15 July, 2022, 08:00:32 AM »
I would have loved to do eaglemoss dc collection but its stacked full of books that you need to pay extra for and books you only got as a subscriber and i'm like no thanks