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Author Topic: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection  (Read 846558 times)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4620 on: 24 December, 2020, 05:22:27 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.

As Indigo said we've had others around that size. Lobster Random was 240 pages of strip so it's only ~12 more than that book had. I'd be surprised if it's not the complete run.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4621 on: 24 December, 2020, 10:52:48 PM »
Were there really 252 pages of Greysuit? Oh Christ.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4622 on: 25 December, 2020, 03:19:04 AM »
I'm guessing that's a bad thing?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4623 on: 25 December, 2020, 01:55:29 PM »
Depends how much you like modern Mills. For me, it was one of his weaker strips, delving too deep into conspiracy theory and lacking the depth, weirdness and interest evident in the likes of Defoe.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4624 on: 26 December, 2020, 02:38:06 PM »
Yeah, Ten Seconders is pretty good. I suspect it'll read better under one cover than it ever did in the prog, where there was a five year gap(!) between books II and III, to say nothing of the horrendously unlucky artistic mishmash.

It does, as I first remember reading it when it was on Book 3 in the progs and didn't have a clue what was going on. It reads really well in one volume, and the end piece comments on the changes in artists. A worthy addition to the collection.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4625 on: 26 December, 2020, 11:56:06 PM »
I'm guessing that's a bad thing?

I didn't enjoy it. There was just nothing subtle about the point Pat was making. I don't know Pat Mills but from the little i have read about him we clearly have similar opinions on many topics  but reading Greysuit just felt like i was being smashed in the face repeatedly. 'Yes, Western Imperialism is horrible and needs to be exposed but please stop. I agree with you. "

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4626 on: 28 December, 2020, 01:21:21 PM »
Has it been confirmed anywhere which volume is going to be Red Seas 2? I usually preorder from Forbidden Planet but they don't have specifics yet, just the volume number without contents.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4627 on: 28 December, 2020, 04:32:07 PM »
Has it been confirmed anywhere which volume is going to be Red Seas 2? I usually preorder from Forbidden Planet but they don't have specifics yet, just the volume number without contents.

The issue number is 87, which is due out next week. The Hachette site doesn't show volume numbers but I suspect it will be volume 88 as the first book was volume 87.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4628 on: 28 December, 2020, 06:00:52 PM »
Any subscribers got 85/86 yet?

EDIT: Mine arrived this morning (29 Dec)
« Last Edit: 29 December, 2020, 09:50:07 AM by IndigoPrime »

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4629 on: 29 December, 2020, 10:42:53 AM »
just got 85 & 86 today

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4630 on: 29 December, 2020, 11:15:08 AM »
Mine was in the reduced packaging (square box with no crush protection—fortunately not a reversion to ‘bin bags’). I bunged Hachette a message on Facebook. (Fortunately, these two books arrived in perfect nick, but it’s a lottery with this box type.)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4631 on: 30 December, 2020, 07:40:20 PM »
Same packaging here. Not what I would call mint books but can’t be bothered to chase.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4632 on: 02 January, 2021, 06:29:24 PM »
Savage is absolutely cracking stuff. The writing is really strong, well paced and avoids getting lost in endless soapboxing. I think this is my favourite Mill's of the Rebellion era (although I guess we've still got Defoe and Greysuit to come which might compete for that title). Great characters, an action packed plot, a smattering of politics, some good one liners; it's top draw stuff. Goddard does a great job picking up the art duties too - he really gets the grim gritty atmosphere just right. Looking forward to this continuing in volume 3.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4633 on: 05 January, 2021, 09:37:34 AM »
Savage is absolutely cracking stuff. The writing is really strong, well paced and avoids getting lost in endless soapboxing. I think this is my favourite Mill's of the Rebellion era (although I guess we've still got Defoe and Greysuit to come which might compete for that title). Great characters, an action packed plot, a smattering of politics, some good one liners; it's top draw stuff. Goddard does a great job picking up the art duties too - he really gets the grim gritty atmosphere just right. Looking forward to this continuing in volume 3.

Does Savage cover the same stuff that was in volume 2 of the Rebellion trade? Just working out if I need to get this or can wait for volume 3.

Anyone have any information on anything post issue 89?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4634 on: 05 January, 2021, 09:42:13 AM »
90-111 as confirmed on FB some time ago (and posted upthread)

90      01/27/2021      Greysuit
91      02/10/2021      VCs
92      02/24/2021      Indigo Prime
93      03/10/2021      The Red Seas Vol 3
94      03/24/2021      Dominion
95      04/07/2021      Savage: Rise Like Lions
96      04/21/2021      Jaegir
97      05/05/2021      Grey Area
98      05/19/2021      Defoe
99      06/02/2021      Inigo Prime Vol 2
100      06/16/2021      VC's Vol 2
101      06/30/2021      The Red Seas Vol 4
102      07/14/2021      Mercy Heights
103      07/28/2021      Absalom
104      08/11/2021      Brink Vol 2
105      08/25/2021      The Order
106      09/08/2021      Grey Area Vol 2
107      09/22/2021      Defoe Vol 2
108      10/06/2021      Tales of Telguuth
109      10/20/2021      Tyranny Rex
110      11/03/2021      Judge Dredd: the Small House
111      11/17/2021      Strontium Dog: Repo Men