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Author Topic: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection  (Read 846556 times)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5490 on: 27 May, 2022, 06:57:11 AM »
“The best of Sonny Steelgrave”

Why no Hershey volume?
I cannot be the only person who liked those stories in the megazine..
I assume the new ones written by Rob Williams are good too...

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5491 on: 27 May, 2022, 07:35:57 AM »
Why no Hershey volume?
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I assume the new ones written by Rob Williams are good too...

They really are, but manage to stir up a hornets nest of controversy.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5492 on: 27 May, 2022, 08:53:27 AM »
Why no Hershey volume?
I cannot be the only person who liked those stories in the megazine..
I assume the new ones written by Rob Williams are good too...

The new ones have fairly recently had a webshop exclusive HC which might make Rebellion less keen to put them in this collection as it might cannibalise sales. While I'm not the biggest fan of the Hershey spin off I'd rather have those here than Mean Arena, the art is fantastic.

Tbh I think there's still material for another extension - question is are the sales still there to support it?
I'd be happy to see any of the following get included in the collection.

Return to Armageddon
Brigand Doom
Armoured Gideon
Scarlet Traces 1
Scarlet Traces 2
Durham Red (incl Scarlet apocrypha)
Damnation Station
Survival Geeks
Stickleback vol 2
Kingdom vol 3
Flesh vol 2
Shako + Ant Wars
Savage vol 4
Mambo
3rillers
Milligan collection (Shadows, Freaks, Conterfeit Girl)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5493 on: 27 May, 2022, 08:56:25 AM »
Another extension would require reasonable sales and also willingness from both parties. As you say, there’s easily enough material for another ten books of objectively solid quality — in fact, that list looks better than the average quality in the current extension. The question is whether it’s worth everyone’s time at this stage in the publication’s lifecycle.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5494 on: 27 May, 2022, 10:17:58 AM »
Yeah I reckon they could do another 20 books and keep the quality pretty high. Whether that's viable probably comes down to how many subscribers are still signed up tbh.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5495 on: 27 May, 2022, 10:50:12 AM »
Yep. Hard to know what the drop-off is like for this kind of thing. I imagine there is a gradual shift as the collection goes on, but at some point it must be reasonably slow, because people are in it for the long haul. That said, I stepped off at this new extension and imagine I wasn’t alone.