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Author Topic: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections  (Read 21319 times)

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #135 on: 10 December, 2019, 09:29:51 PM »

For my money, Return of the Taxidermist ties with Swimming in Blood as best Dreddworld story the Megazine ever ran. Hell, it's knocking on the door of Song of the Surfer and The Dead Man, the near-untouchable giants of the broader Dreddworld genre. Some of the most exquisite art of Ian Gibson's career, and an absolute tour de force of inspired, hilarious lunacy from John Wagner - yet one that still retains an emotional core. Just about as good as it gets.

It's definitely some of the best character work I've seen so far.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #136 on: 10 December, 2019, 09:47:55 PM »
Feikki, for cross-referencing help, Douglas Wolk has two great lists of uncollected stories on his site under the posts Housekeeping #1 and Housekeeping #2. http://dreddreviews.blogspot.com/
I've found the 2000AD shop very helpful so far.
https://shop.2000ad.com/series/judge-dredd

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #137 on: 10 December, 2019, 10:42:29 PM »
Love a spreadsheet - thanks for sharing sintec!

Now worries - the Mega collection data was copied from another boarder (I'm afraid I can't remember who now).  I've been extending it as the Ultimate Collection continues.

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #138 on: 16 December, 2019, 07:57:01 AM »


It’s May 1987. It’s time to get iniquitous with the infernal, and unseemly with the unearthly! Nemesis the Warlock: Volume Three is now up on the Thrillshots blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/12/16/past-lives-nemesis-the-warlock-volume-three/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #139 on: 23 December, 2019, 02:09:24 AM »


It's July 1987. Dredd takes on the superhero genre in an Extra Thrillshot: The Cape and Cowl Crimes.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/12/23/extra-thrillshot-heroes-dont-last-long-in-mega-city-one-the-cape-cowl-crimes/

Last post for the year, thanks to everyone who's enjoyed the reviews!

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #140 on: 30 December, 2020, 01:51:21 AM »
A long time since I’ve posted anything here! I’ve just been enjoying reading and writing, but given I’ve just passed the two-year and 100 reviews milestone I thought I’d quickly pop back in for an update.

I’ve reached the end of 1996 in this sort-of chronological march through the Hachette collections. For those of you stuck in yet another lockdown, there’s a lot of 2000 AD reading there for you!

Hope you’re all doing OK and best wishes from Australia.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #141 on: 30 December, 2020, 08:08:22 AM »
Ooh thanks for the reminder! I've moved computers and forgot to copy across my bookmarks - and I'd forgotten all about this wesbite - it's ace, and I've got loads of fun reading to catch up on.

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #142 on: 30 December, 2020, 08:19:44 AM »
Very kind of you to say Alex - thank you! I’ve loved the Dredd Epics Ranked blog by the way, I can’t believe it’s wrapped up already!

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #143 on: 01 February, 2021, 02:57:36 AM »
Thought I'd post a short monthly update of new posts, and a quick preview of the upcoming month.

New reviews up in January 2021 are:

Fetish (Mega Collection #16)
Nikolai Dante: Volume One (Ultimate Collection #72)
Sláine: Volume Six (Ultimate Collection #35)
Mad City (Mega Collection #70)

Current schedule for February 2021 is:

Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens (this one's already up!)
World War Three Book 2: Back to Babylon
Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos (Ultimate Collection #59)
Missionary Man: Goin' South (Mega Collection #66)

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #144 on: 24 February, 2021, 08:14:37 PM »
February's nearly done, and four new posts up on the site! A very eclectic mix this month:

Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens
World War Three Book 2: Back to Babylon
Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos (Ultimate Collection #59)
Missionary Man: Goin' South (Mega Collection #66)

Current schedule for March is:

March 1: Sinister Dexter: Volume Two (Ultimate Collection #68)
March 8: Doomsday for Dredd (Mega Collection #42)
March 15: Doomsday for Mega-City One (Mega Collection #43)
March 22: Nikolai Dante: Volume Two (Ultimate Collection #73)
March 29: Sláine: Volume Seven (Ultimate Collection #36)

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #145 on: 01 April, 2021, 09:48:40 AM »
Happy April everyone!

Five new posts up on the site for March. All available at https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/

Sinister Dexter: Volume Two (Ultimate Collection #68)
Doomsday for Dredd (Mega Collection #42)
Doomsday for Mega-City One (Mega Collection #43)
Nikolai Dante: Volume Two (Ultimate Collection #73)
Sláine: Volume Seven (Ultimate Collection #36)

Current schedule for April is:

April 5: Strontium Dog: The Kreeler Conspiracy (Ultimate Collection #11)
April 12: Devlin Waugh: Chasing Herod (Mega Collection #15)
April 19: Sinister Dexter: Volume Three (Ultimate Collection #69)
April 26: Nikolai Dante: Volume Three (Ultimate Collection #74)

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #146 on: 03 April, 2021, 10:12:32 AM »
Argh - just released I had an error in my spreadsheet! April's list actually looks like:

April 5: Devlin Waugh: Chasing Herod (Mega Collection #15)
April 12: Sinister Dexter: Volume Three (Ultimate Collection #69)
April 19: Nikolai Dante: Volume Three (Ultimate Collection #74)
April 26: Strontium Dog: The Kreeler Conspiracy (Ultimate Collection #11)

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #147 on: 03 April, 2021, 11:41:51 AM »
Still loving these reviews. Keep it up!

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #148 on: 03 April, 2021, 10:32:39 PM »
Still loving these reviews. Keep it up!

Thanks Dark Jimbo! It’s really appreciated. I’m really challenging myself to see this project to the conclusion, despite the eye-watering extensions of The Ultimate Collection...

Vernoona

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #149 on: 28 April, 2021, 10:56:59 PM »
Another month nearly done! Hope you’re all doing OK.

Four new posts up on the site for April, and excitingly (for me at least!) we’re now up to the actual Space Year 2000! Reviews up at https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/.

Devlin Waugh: Chasing Herod (Mega Collection #15)
Sinister Dexter: Volume Three (Ultimate Collection #69)
Nikolai Dante: Volume Three (Ultimate Collection #74)
Strontium Dog: The Kreeler Conspiracy (Ultimate Collection #11)

Current schedule for May is:

May 3: Weird Science (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection #17)
May 10: Strontium Dog: Traitor to His Kind (2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection #12)
May 17: Nikolai Dante: Volume Four (2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection #75)
May 24: The Chief Judge's Man (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection #52)
May 31: Shakara: The Avenger (2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection #57)