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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4845 on: 22 May, 2021, 03:30:28 PM »
Hoping we get Helium as a back up story in the Leviathan volume. Have heard so many good things about it on these forums. That still only takes it to 130 pages so probably space for another story too.

I already picked up Cradlegrave in one of the sales so (selfishly) I'd prefer one of the other Smith tales as back up in the Revere volume. I'm sure I can find someone to pass my TPB onto if I end up with a dupe though. It's a great story so certainly deserves to be included.

War Machine is going to need something as back up to. Presumably something else from the rogue-verse.

Indigo I'd love to see that Milligan volume happen. There are still a few unknowns in that 2nd extension so fingers crossed (although I'm not holding out much hope I have to say).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4846 on: 22 May, 2021, 04:13:11 PM »
The main issue with Helium is that it felt very ‘part one’ and we never got any more of it. The series got reprinted in the Meg floppy some time back, which made everyone thing series two was on the way, but… nothing. (See also: Brass Sun. What’s going on there?)

It’ll be interesting to see what War Machine is backed with. Almost the entire Fr1day run was bloody awful, and the subsequent tangled continuities mess wasn’t much better either. I personally liked the Tor Cyan strips—and we know Mercy Heights is (bafflingly) being included in the UC, so perhaps that could back War Machine? I dunno.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4847 on: 22 May, 2021, 05:36:57 PM »
Revere's in the (second) extension! But it's only a smidge over 100 pages, so they could easily fit something else in with it.

Is this official or just a rumour?

There are a few shorter Smith stories that might be nice to have in a hardcover volume - Danzig's Inferno, The Strange Case of the Wyndham Demon, his two Tales from Beyond Science - that might fit the "weird" vibe of Revere better than the outright horror of A Love Like Blood or Cradlegrave.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4848 on: 22 May, 2021, 05:41:57 PM »
Reveres inclusion is official. From the FB page

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2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection
Due to popular demand, we're excited to confirm that 2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection will now continue to 140 issues. There will be a natural break in the spine art issue 111, but if you choose to continue collecting we have some awesome stories lined up for you including Finn, Sinister Dexter, Strontium Dogs, ABC Warriors, Brass Sun, Black Hawk, The Mean Arena, and Revere.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4849 on: 22 May, 2021, 06:55:59 PM »
Excellent.

I am torn about Brass Sun because it would be nice to have the complete series (to date) in one place but I already have the large format Rebellion hardcover and don't want to downsize.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4850 on: 22 May, 2021, 10:20:39 PM »
I finally got round to reading Savage:Rise Like Lions and really enjoyed it.  It was nice to see a viewpoint from the Volgans in that bunker at the bridge including the youngest member who was a birdwatcher.  I start to think that the Quartz brothers are worse than the Volgans, at least you know who the villains are with the Volgans, the Quartz's are more insidious, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're partially behind the idea of the Royal Family not returning as I can see them attempting to block the US move on the oil facilities.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4851 on: 22 May, 2021, 10:51:16 PM »
I’ve enjoyed the collection and the extension to 111 is mostly amazing, but that list for the next 29 really doesn’t excite me. Might turn into a cherry picker when 111 comes through the door.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4852 on: 23 May, 2021, 01:36:35 AM »
I’ve enjoyed the collection and the extension to 111 is mostly amazing, but that list for the next 29 really doesn’t excite me. Might turn into a cherry picker when 111 comes through the door.

Was there ever a list for the second extension? I thought they just mentioned a few titles that would be included.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4853 on: 23 May, 2021, 09:12:33 AM »
No complete list - just the post I copied above and the spine art which gave away a few more. Best we've got so far is:

Finn
Revere
Brass Sun
The Mean Arena
ABC Warriors
Strontium Dogs   
Blackhawk
Blunt
Rogue Trooper - War Machine
Samantha Slade
Ro-Busters
Devlin Waugh
Leviathan
Sinister Dexter

That leaves quite a few unknowns. Hopefully a bunch of those will round off series we've already had (Defoe, Stickleback, Deadworld).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4854 on: 23 May, 2021, 09:56:54 AM »
Hope 'Grey Area' will be completed.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4855 on: 23 May, 2021, 10:17:37 AM »
Hope 'Grey Area' will be completed.

Yup, you can fit the whole of it in the two books we're getting.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4856 on: 23 May, 2021, 12:22:19 PM »
Armoured Gideon's total run would put it at the heftier end of the scale for one volume, but I'd love to see it collected in hardcover. Come on Tharg, you know it makes sense.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4857 on: 23 May, 2021, 12:43:59 PM »
There does seem to be a fair amount of overlap between the recent digital releases and the UC (Firekind, Revere, Mean Arena, Torture Garden, Durham Red). I wouldn't be surprised if we see some of the others (Armoured Gideon, Slaughterbowl, Flesh: Midnight Cowboys) appearing.

I do wish we knew what (if any) Dredd we're getting. It's hard to believe there won't be at least 1 more volume in that final run. I've been umming and ahhing about buying some of the recent Dredd trades (Machine Law, Gautemala) because I don't want to end up with doubles.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4858 on: 23 May, 2021, 01:49:25 PM »
I would love to see an Armoured Gideon book. And, let’s face it, this is the only way we’d ever get one, bar some kind of insanely expensive self-published custom job.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #4859 on: 23 May, 2021, 01:58:05 PM »
It would be good to have Harvey, Machine Law and Guatemala all in one volume.

Also Strontium Dog: The Son. Although I'd rather have that in the same format as the regular graphic novels collecting the rest of the series.