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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5835 on: 07 December, 2022, 10:10:16 AM »
I bought the two Dare HCs in the christmas sale last year and they have sat here unread, handsome books though they are. I also have the Mazeworld tp.

So: one book for Mazeworld, three for Dare?
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5836 on: 07 December, 2022, 10:17:07 AM »
Other comments mean Outlaw won't be included... nor will Big Dave, Maniac 5, Really & Truly, Bad Company or The Order.

Er... good? Bit of a shame not to get a volume to round out The Order, but is anyone really gagging for those others* to stink up the collection?

*Obviously Bad Company in its prime is amazing, but we've already had the good stuff included.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5837 on: 07 December, 2022, 10:34:38 AM »
Mm. not doing more of The Order is a pity, not least given that it’s concluding. Giving people a complete run in the UC would have been a nice thing to do, even though I personally don’t care for the story that much.

Those other decisions strike me as a positive. The Summer Offensive strips were mostly garbage, and some are mired in rights issues anyway. As for Outlaw, it’s been a long time since I read that strip, but I don’t recall it firing me up at the time.

Mazeworld seems a sensible inclusion. It’s a good strip. Dan Dare is a surprise, given that DDC will presumably need to give permission, and I imagine would want a cut. I’d hope the back matter might address what would have happened next. (That said, I won’t buy any of those, since I’m happy with my Dare HCs and whatever Mazeworld book I have already – a SC, I think, but I don’t feel compelled to ‘upgrade’.)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5838 on: 07 December, 2022, 11:39:44 AM »
huh weird mazeworlds creator owned i guess creator owned series may not be as off the table as we thought

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5839 on: 07 December, 2022, 12:06:04 PM »
huh weird mazeworlds creator owned i guess creator owned series may not be as off the table as we thought

Button Man would be amazing.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5840 on: 07 December, 2022, 12:41:50 PM »
Previous statements that creator owned material was off the table meant I've picked up quite a lot of that stuff from Rebellion over the last couple of years not hugely excited that's now getting included. I mean they're definitely all deserving of inclusion, probably more so than some other strips, I just don't need 2 copies of them. I see a book sale thread somewhere in my future.

I bought the two Dare HCs in the christmas sale last year and they have sat here unread, handsome books though they are. I also have the Mazeworld tp.

So: one book for Mazeworld, three for Dare?

One book is definitely all that's needed for Mazeworld. How many books they need for Dare really depends how much of the annual material they decide to include. They could probably squeeze it into 2 if they just focus on the prog strips. I seem to recall the annual stories being fairly ropey when I read the 2 Rebellion HCs a while back so wouldn't be upset if they're not reprinted here too.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5841 on: 07 December, 2022, 01:10:02 PM »
Disappointed 'The Order' and 'Bad Company' seem not to be in the running (perhaps if there is enough clamour for their inclusion they might reconsider?) A 'Mazeworld' hardcover would be nice. As for 'Dan Dare'; the two Rebellion editions are handsome, but they forgot one story (from the 2000ad Annual 1980).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5842 on: 07 December, 2022, 01:51:57 PM »
So that's
Dan Dare
Mazeworld
Zenith
Armoured Gideon


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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5843 on: 07 December, 2022, 02:09:34 PM »
So that's
Dan Dare
Mazeworld
Zenith
Armoured Gideon

Yep depending on how they split DanDare I think that's 6-7 books out of the run, DD and Zenith both being at least 2 and Mazeworld and Gideon both being a single vol.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5844 on: Today at 04:01:59 PM »
Heh. Funnily enough, I took another look in the online sale as there were still a few I passed on as I'd have been spending close to £200 otherwise. Button Man and Mazeworld were the main ones I was having second thoughts about, and Mazeworld now shows as out of stock. Realise I'm in a minority but pleased and surprised it's being included and getting the hardcover treatment. That and Armoured Gideon are (so far) the only ones in the extension I'm going to be tempted by.