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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5475 on: 25 May, 2022, 01:14:18 PM »
Would the Revere and The Dead volume be worth picking up? I am totally unfamiliar with both strips and need someone to recommend or otherwise.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5476 on: 25 May, 2022, 02:10:48 PM »
The Dead is brilliant and I'm glad it about to be introduced to a new audience.

The art on Revere is great. I didn't like the story so much, but I know that others did.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5477 on: 25 May, 2022, 03:02:24 PM »
Would the Revere and The Dead volume be worth picking up? I am totally unfamiliar with both strips and need someone to recommend or otherwise.
I’d say they’re both an acquired taste and different flavours of trippy. The Dead is more straightforward in 2000 AD terms, but elevated to weirdness by wonderful artwork. Revere is… very John Smith at his most John Smith. Simon Harrison’s art might jar if you’re new to it as well.

If you don’t like it, you can always dump the book on eBay. Chances are, you’ll make your money back anyway. (The Fr1day one I decided not to keep surprisingly sold for 15 quid, for example, making me my money back even when taking into account shipping and eBay fees.)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5478 on: 25 May, 2022, 03:55:33 PM »
Would the Revere and The Dead volume be worth picking up? I am totally unfamiliar with both strips and need someone to recommend or otherwise.
Two of the best strips ever to appear in the Prog. Either one would be worth the money. Both together is unbeatable value.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5479 on: 25 May, 2022, 04:27:09 PM »
Would the Revere and The Dead volume be worth picking up? I am totally unfamiliar with both strips and need someone to recommend or otherwise.

These are two very unique and decidedly weird strips, both of them which I really enjoy. Revere in particular can be a challenge to get your head around, I’ve always found it rewarding though and Harrisons’s art is like nothing else so it’s a classic opinion divider I’d say. The Dead is arguably more linear with clearer storytelling and seems to have a lot of fans. I certainly enjoyed it and am looking forward to a reread. This will be one of the most esoteric volumes in the UC probably so it depends whether that appeals to you!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5480 on: 25 May, 2022, 09:23:43 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. The general consensus seems to be that it will be one worth picking up. I'll give it a go!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5481 on: 25 May, 2022, 10:05:48 PM »
Has Storming Heaven already been in TUC?
Not yet!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5482 on: 26 May, 2022, 08:26:36 AM »
Has Storming Heaven already been in TUC?
Not yet!

Their FB page has previously replied to say they "have no plans for Storming Heaven" sadly. https://www.facebook.com/2000ADCollection/posts/3143158559345788


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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5483 on: 26 May, 2022, 09:25:38 AM »
Harrisons’s art is like nothing else

Even now, in 2022, the artwork still resonates strongly, in particular Book III.
For my two Creds it's some of the most jaw dropping painted artwork to ever grace the Prog, save perhaps Biz and Fabry for some sequences of Slaine.


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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5484 on: 26 May, 2022, 10:26:17 AM »
Harrisons’s art is like nothing else

Even now, in 2022, the artwork still resonates strongly, in particular Book III.
For my two Creds it's some of the most jaw dropping painted artwork to ever grace the Prog, save perhaps Biz and Fabry for some sequences of Slaine.

It's not even just the big splash pages (although they're great). The storytelling in that very first episode is brilliant. It's such a taut action sequence and absolutely hooked me on the story.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5485 on: 26 May, 2022, 08:18:05 PM »
FB page confirming there will be more Dredd books but can’t confirm titles or release dates. So those last two unknowns could well be Dredd?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5486 on: 26 May, 2022, 08:31:25 PM »
FB page confirming there will be more Dredd books but can’t confirm titles or release dates. So those last two unknowns could well be Dredd?

Books plural is a shame - it means no Survival Geeks hardcover!
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5487 on: 26 May, 2022, 09:21:59 PM »
They didn't use the word books:

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There will be some more Dredd stories but we're unable to confirm the titles at the moment. Please keep an eye on our website for future titles.

That's ambiguous enough that it could be 2 6 pages strips or 2 entiire volumes. With only 2 unknowns left I'm sorta hoping it's just one book. Although personally I'd rather a second volume of Stickleback than Survival Geeks but either would make a fine addition to the series.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5488 on: 26 May, 2022, 10:22:19 PM »
“The best of Sonny Steelgrave”

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5489 on: 26 May, 2022, 11:45:52 PM »
“The best of Sonny Steelgrave”

Followed by The Worst of Bish-Op! Soul Sisters! The Straitjacket Fits! Dead Man Walking!