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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 August, 2021, 07:37:41 PM »
It's a fairly chunky volume then.

For the sake of completeness I'd have preferred a fuller run in the extension. I guess the rest could still turn up there but it'd feel like an odd editorial choice to split it up like that.

The whole of The Hit arc of Rogue would fit in with War Machine. Not read it but I don't hear good things.

Film & TV / Re: New David Cronenberg Film.
« on: 04 August, 2021, 10:46:06 AM »
Reusing the title (but not the plot) of the 1970 short-film.  Interesting.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 02 August, 2021, 05:58:35 PM »
I meant in HC in this collection.

It's not impossible. Mercy Heights is 199 pages, so there's some room for some Tor Cyan (and Tor Cyan is surely more than half the appeal of collecting Mercy Heights)!

The Kev Walker TC material is 48 pages; the Jock material is 36. The Colin Wilson stuff is unrelated to anything else, so that's an easy ommission. Jock's not listed on the cover though (and you've got to think surely they would include him if they could!) so... who knows?

Think our biggest volumes have been around the 260 pages of strip mark so that'd be our largest volume so far by some margin. It does feel like Tor Cyan is a strong contender for bulking out War Machine in the 2nd extension though.

Prog / Re: Prog 2242 - Judging The Judges!
« on: 31 July, 2021, 10:41:43 AM »
The point remains that Rebellion is on very thin ice if it puts “SHI—” in a children’s book.

Given it's a Dreddworld strip surely a nice child-safe Drokk of Grud would have been a better choice.

Back to topic it's a mixed bag of a prog for me this week. Wagner Dredd is, unsurprisingly, the top thrill. Aquilla is following the old school formula episodic formula and I'm looking forward to seeing what new challenge each week brings (even with the certainty that they'll breeze through it somehow). Dept K is charging to it's conclusion and has been great fun (best thing to slip across from Regened so far imo). But then we have another episode of exposition from Sin/Dex and Skip going for an 80s action film plot of "hard man left holding baby" - meh.

Your Invasion review said you'd be following it up with Savage but your list here doesn't mention Savage at all?

Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 24 July, 2021, 09:50:31 AM »
Alas I work at Manchester Victoria, one of the major public transport hubs for the NW, and can only attest at how especially in the last few months the traffic has actually got WORSE than it was pre-COVID. And now less people are wearing masks, get ratty when you ask them to show respect and distance to other patrons, and in general have returned to treating customer facing roles just as (if not worse) poorly as they had before. And I could get sick off any of them at any time. It's a woeful, terrifying situation to be in.

That sucks Hawk. I've never understood why some people are such dicks to staff. I've got a friend who works at an opticians who reports similarly toxic behaviour from entitled customers. Have never understood why people think it's ok to behave like that.

Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 23 July, 2021, 11:21:08 AM »
What I want to know is this, where does the flexible work option leave industry workers who can't comply with that option? Hospitality workers, retail staff, transport crew. What perk can we expect to receive for the added risk and continued daily grind while other industries offer some form of safety net, both financially and from the virus?

Less people commuting should, in theory, lead to a less unpleasent commute for those who can't work from home. Not a huge win admittedly and it will almost certinaly be unevenly distributed. It does also rely on companies not cancelling public transport routes because of lower passenger numbers which given the current for-profit nature of public transport is sadly not a given.

Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 22 July, 2021, 01:10:10 PM »
Yeah seeing some of this at my place too. Thankfully I'd agreed to move to home working before Covid hit as I needed to relocate for my partners new job so it doesn't directly impact me.

We've already had one person leave because they didn't want to return to the office and were being told it would (eventually) be mandated. I can see us losing some more before this is over. From what I can see this mandate is largely being driven by one manager who has a tendency to micro-manage her team. She's finding every reason she can to justify getting everyone back in the office despite things having, largely, worked quite well for the last year. There are a few genuine issues but I get the feeling no one is looking for any alternative solutions.

Got to be Rage.

General / Re: Comic and book storage ideas?
« on: 20 July, 2021, 03:42:03 PM »
I'm really luckly I have a whole room set aside form my comics. I even did a whole thread when we moved into our current house and I started doing it out.


we also had an old thread about how other folks stored their comics which might be full of useful tips?


Those old threads are glorious - I have wasted far too much of today nerding out over those rather than fixing bugs.

Going to have a project of my own coming up to shelve one of the downstairs rooms and turn it into a "library". Just need to let my bank balance recover from all the other house move associated costs first. Will post some before/after pics when we get there.

Definitely Slavers of Drule. Galaxy Killers is a bit of a stumble at the start of Stront's time in the prog imo. It's not terrible but it also doesn't have the magic of later efforts.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 18 July, 2021, 10:57:21 AM »
I must admit that I'm starting to be concerned with the quality of some of the things that are starting to appear and that some of the ones stuff that should be in it has no sign of appearing.  I'm in favour of older stuff as well, but I still think Black Atlantic not being present is a major omission.

Rest of this year looks pretty solid imo. Looking forwards to pretty much all of the remaining titles in the run to 111.

101 - The Red Seas Vol 4
102 - Mercy Heights
103 - Absalom
104 - Brink Vol 2
105 - The Order
106 - Grey Area Vol 2
107 - Defoe Vol 2
108 - Tales of Telguuth
109 - Tyranny Rex
110 - Judge Dredd: the Small House
111 - Strontium Dog: Repo Men

But yeah it'd be nice to have a bit more of an idea what's coming in 2022. From the FB post and spine reveal I think we've put together ~18 books which is ~60% of the run. That leaves ~11 unknown volumes to fill and I think it's a safe bet at least one of those will be some kind of Dredd volume.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 17 July, 2021, 09:02:26 AM »
I suspect this will be a case of read once then leave on the shelf to make up the spine image, as per Red Razors.

I didn't even manage read once with that dross. Gave up after the first story and skipped to the Samizdat Squad stuff which was at least coherent.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 July, 2021, 01:11:51 PM »
I was going to ask how many Dredd books we're getting in the 2nd extension. Given their responses to the earlier questions I suspect the web team don't actually have a list of what's going to be in there though so seems a bit pointless. Just want to avoid buying trades of things that will end up being reprinted in the UC. Guess I'll just keep stalling on those purchases for now.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 July, 2021, 08:53:49 AM »
As in, past 111? I’m the same, but then we’re five months off of that point right now. I’d hope we’ll see a books list prior to that point.

Just checked back int the FB group in the vague hope there might be some more info on the post 111 books.

2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection
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.

Tom Evans
What about Armoured Gideon?? PLEASE!!

2000 AD: The Ultimate Collection
Unfortunately we're unable to publish a list of any other issues yet.
Apologies for any inconveniences caused!

Don't think that tells us anything we didn't already know sadly.

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