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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 September, 2021, 11:40:17 PM »
Brink 2 and Absalom just showed up here. The former includes Hate Box and has an identical cover to the upcoming TPB of book four, which is out in November. So: barg.

I have the Brink books on order from Hachette. I've been assured they'll turn up by Friday.

Hadn't realised there was an epilogue to Absalom so I'm now faced with the prospect of triple dipping the final two thirds of the series for all of 6(?) previously unread pages!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 September, 2021, 06:41:25 PM »
272 pages in The Order volume according to the website. Worth picking up?

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News / Re: The new 2000 AD Humble Bundle deal is available now!
« on: 27 July, 2021, 03:15:13 PM »
This will help fill in a few gaps. Never read the Hondo City books and have so far dodged Heavy Metal Dredd.

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 29 April, 2021, 08:26:15 PM »
Humble Bundle are doing a Heavy Metal sale. I remember seeing this in WHSmith years ago but never bought an issue. Any good?
https://www.humblebundle.com/books/heavy-metals-heaviest-metal-books?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 April, 2021, 11:10:06 AM »
Everyone will have their own take on things, but of those in stock (80–92), I highly rate:

Firekind: a John Smith classic that’s also among his most coherent and accessible works, featuring an explorer on an alien planet. Backed with the interesting Leatherjack.

The Red Seas: rollocking epic adventure that suffered in the Prog due to the manner in which it was drip-fed over many years. Far better in collected form. (Note: this will run to FOUR books: 83; 87; 93; 101)

Brink: a modern 2000 AD classic, providing an alternate take on a procedural that rapidly goes to some very dark places among the last surviving humans, living in tin cans in space. (This will run to TWO books: 88; 104.)

Fiends of the Eastern Front: a collection of linked stories from across the ages, featuring vampires and the military men who meet and confront them.

I’m also fond of:

Flash: old-school 2000 AD with cowboys herding dinosaurs in Earth’s distant past, and battling meat eaters for supremacy. A bit hokey, but then it’s old.

Lobster Random: divisive Spurrier-scripted yarn featuring a grumpy war veteran with a penchant for robots and massive lobster claws grafted to his side. I find this a breezy, fun read, but know it rubs some people up the wrong way.

In a more general sense, this is almost a “can’t go wrong” extension. Of the books on the Hachette site, the only one I reckon should get in the bin is Greysuit. Looking at the announced list through 111, Mercy Heights is the only one I’m surprised to see in the list. (Although I don’t recall it being _bad_ per se, Medivac 318 was a far better 2000 AD ‘ER in space’, and Mercy Heights for me wasn’t as interesting as the solo spin-off featuring a certain blue-skinned character.)

Thanks for the tips. Bah! Red Sea volume 3 immediately out of stock!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 April, 2021, 09:51:10 AM »
Hmmm. The ultimate collection appear to have vanished from the Hachette website!?! Hopefully just a temporary glitch?

Appears to be back this morning.

Thanks. Time to order some books. Recommendations from the extension please?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 April, 2021, 04:00:17 PM »
Thanks for the update. That's a relief. I Facebook messaged them this morning but hadn't had a response. Wonder if someone working on the website accidentally hit the delete key!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 April, 2021, 11:15:59 PM »
Hmmm. The ultimate collection appear to have vanished from the Hachette website!?! Hopefully just a temporary glitch?
 

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 20 November, 2020, 12:27:21 PM »
I got around to finally reading the second volume of Caballistics, and to be honest I'm still not sure what to think of it.  The artwork style generally didn't appeal to me in places, and I felt that while the second book was better than the first it suffered from pacing issues in places.  The ending sections seemed rather rushed and I did read the part where it said that Rennie had tired of the strip especially after the two novels.

Maybe one to read again.

Was this paired with the first Absalom series? Didn't think the page count was long enough on its own.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 October, 2020, 06:16:51 PM »
Anyone here who's pre-ordered Caballistics book 2 (vol 80) from Forbidden Planet? Not recieved so much as a dispatch email yet and wondering when to start chasing.

I'm waiting on issue 78 which I was charged for over a week ago. Emailed them this evening. Wondering if it's actually out of stock or they've got a backlog of orders to get through.

Still no sign of a dispatch from Forbidden Planet and no response to my emails. They're also not taking calls since the onset of Covid. I've not had an issue with them before, so this is a surprise.

I got my dispatch email on Saturday - still no sign of the book, though.

Dispatch finally came through today, so looking like I'll have it this time next week!

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 October, 2020, 09:24:24 AM »
Anyone here who's pre-ordered Caballistics book 2 (vol 80) from Forbidden Planet? Not recieved so much as a dispatch email yet and wondering when to start chasing.

I'm waiting on issue 78 which I was charged for over a week ago. Emailed them this evening. Wondering if it's actually out of stock or they've got a backlog of orders to get through.

Still no sign of a dispatch from Forbidden Planet and no response to my emails. They're also not taking calls since the onset of Covid. I've not had an issue with them before, so this is a surprise.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 October, 2020, 08:01:35 PM »
Anyone here who's pre-ordered Caballistics book 2 (vol 80) from Forbidden Planet? Not recieved so much as a dispatch email yet and wondering when to start chasing.

I'm waiting on issue 78 which I was charged for over a week ago. Emailed them this evening. Wondering if it's actually out of stock or they've got a backlog of orders to get through.

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Other Reviews / Re: 2000 AD FCBD 2020
« on: 01 September, 2020, 10:16:30 AM »
I still have issue 1 on preorder from Forbidden Planet!

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Other Reviews / Re: 2000 AD FCBD 2020
« on: 01 September, 2020, 09:38:13 AM »
Think they're planning to launch the full series next year.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 04 August, 2020, 05:24:40 PM »
The new Hachette website is a bit odd. Can't login with my email and password so have to use subscription number and postcode. Go to check orders, and everything is listed on invoice four times, then the duplicates are removed when calculating final cost. It's really strange.

Quote
Cost Premium 76 1 £1.50
2000 AD N 75 1 £9.99
2000 AD N 76 1 £9.99
Cost Premium 75 1 £1.50
2000 AD N 75 1 £9.99
Cost Premium 75 1 £1.50
Cost Premium 76 1 £1.50
2000 AD N 76 1 £9.99
2000 AD N 75 1 £9.99
Cost Premium 75 1 £1.50
Cost Premium 76 1 £1.50
2000 AD N 76 1 £9.99
2000 AD N 76 1 £9.99
2000 AD N 75 1 £9.99
Cost Premium 76 1 £1.50
Cost Premium 75 1 £1.50
POSTAGE COST £-68.94
TOTAL £22.98

I get a 503 Bad Gateway error when I go to view my order history and can't get back into the website unless I clear my cache. Ordered a number of volumes I thought I'd missed out on in the meantime.

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