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Author Topic: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection  (Read 846550 times)

Trooper McFad

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4605 on: 07 December, 2020, 10:47:05 AM »
For those ordering from Hachette, do the books normally arrive on time?
Honestly, my experience buying direct from Hachette hasn’t been stellar. Books can take some time to arrive. Forbidden Planet or an LCS has typically been a superior option.

It’s almost worth waiting for the books you want to pick up appearing on eBay 😳
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4606 on: 07 December, 2020, 11:38:49 AM »
I would avoid eBay. Mark-up is monstrous.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4607 on: 07 December, 2020, 11:54:28 AM »
It does seem now that two types 'inhabit' ebay ...

- people running a business that find the cost of eBay is lower than alternatives;
- people looking to gouge by charging as much as they possibly can.

As an option for the average person looking to get a decent price for their old tat there is not much option out there (Gumtree is owned by eBay).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4608 on: 07 December, 2020, 12:16:12 PM »
For those ordering from Hachette, do the books normally arrive on time?
Honestly, my experience buying direct from Hachette hasn’t been stellar. Books can take some time to arrive. Forbidden Planet or an LCS has typically been a superior option.

I had a feeling that was the case. Oh well, on to the joys of sending emails to chase up late deliveries then!

Well there you go, arrived today without any issue. I had forgotten just how gorgeous the art is on Firekind. Can't wait for those other John Smith classics. I do hope he's back in the prog one day.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4609 on: 10 December, 2020, 10:13:41 AM »
Just got through Lobster Random last night. Gosh, I'm sorry but I really had a hard time reading that. The art is amazing but I just could not get on with it. Think I'm gonna read Savage next.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4610 on: 10 December, 2020, 10:26:56 AM »
I always found Spurrier’s writing a bit on the nose, and I really couldn’t get on with Jack Point at all; but Lob was always a strip I found interesting and fun, and the art was superb throughout.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4611 on: 10 December, 2020, 02:10:54 PM »
Which issue did the spine extension art version of volume 80 come with? (Assuming there are two version like with dredd)
 
The 75 reprint seems a bit random as to who got it when.

I ordered 81-84 from Hachette directly and didn’t get either, not sure if I’m missing out.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4612 on: 10 December, 2020, 02:37:20 PM »
There's only 1 version of volume 80 - I think they designed the spine art with the extension in mind this time around unlike with the Dredd one.

I got my reprint of Savage with the most recent order so 83-84. It does seem to be a bit random as to which order it ended up in though as I think some people got it with 81-82.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4613 on: 10 December, 2020, 05:15:12 PM »
There's only 1 version of volume 80 - I think they designed the spine art with the extension in mind this time around unlike with the Dredd one.

Thanks for confirming, seems like i only need to chase on the reprint then.
I am impressed that they managed to get the 4 books to me in 3 days and with no damage.


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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4615 on: 14 December, 2020, 04:28:43 PM »
Oh dear, those links are a mess. I think they've mixed up volume and issue numbers. So Brink is Issue 88, but Read Seas II will be Volume 88 on the shelf.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4616 on: 14 December, 2020, 07:02:46 PM »
Yeah I noticed they were a mess when I posted them. There also a mess because just looking at the links it looks like I posted links to Red Seas Volumes One to Three, which really wasn't the case.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4617 on: 21 December, 2020, 02:13:51 AM »
I've tried reading Lobster Random, maybe its my present mood, maybe not, but despite Critchlow's art I'm finding it a bit of a slog.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4618 on: 24 December, 2020, 03:47:00 PM »
Does anyone know if book 90, 'Greysuit', will feature the complete story? According to Barney this would be 252 pages in total. Is this too much for an Ultimate Collection book? It would seem self-defeating to include only some of the story.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4619 on: 24 December, 2020, 04:38:44 PM »
That much strip would put it at the upper end of these books, but it’s feasible if the strip construction doesn’t create too many blank pages.