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Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 13 June, 2021, 09:11:29 AM »
Yep: next series is the last. Even the wallet of Bezos has limits.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 12 June, 2021, 05:49:48 PM »
Mine arrived also, having apparently previously been used as a football. First set with obvious dings for a while.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 09 June, 2021, 09:19:53 AM »
I like the way the company honours lowest price during the pre-order period. But it’s zero for three for me and HC pre-orders of late, and so I’m done with anything remotely limited in nature. The latest Amazon fuck-up was Usagi Saga 9 limited edition. Fortunately, when initial distribution issues surrounding that volume became clear, I made a ‘panic’ second pre-order a while back with Speedyhen, who did deliver. And, yes, Amazon cannot control distribution, but its sheer size means it should have buying power and secure orders if you pre-order on day one. That it doesn’t showcases a preference for ‘agility’ and ‘just in time’ over people actually getting the books they ordered.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 07 June, 2021, 11:28:52 PM »
Our wee dog turned 15 last month. So on the basis of that saying, he must be a VERY good dog!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 June, 2021, 06:51:16 PM »
Armoured Gideon is almost the only thing left on my wish list. I’d love to see it. It’s such a fun strip and the robot design is fantastic.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 02 June, 2021, 05:36:47 PM »
The biggest I think we’ve had in this partwork is Lobster Random. Not sure how many pages that has, mind.

Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 26 May, 2021, 07:06:28 PM »
Mm. It’s hard to know where Dept K is going or where it wants to be. I’d assumed Black Science meets Dreddworld was on the cards, with the crew hopping dimensions and having adventures. Instead, it appears that all happened off-panel, between issues and they’re now back in MC-1. The previous episode was intriguing. This one felt like it was blazing back towards the status quo. I guess we’ll see over the coming weeks how it resolves and where it heads.

Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 26 May, 2021, 05:10:47 PM »
Yeah, with this issue in particular, I can’t see the problem. Dredd would be a perfectly reasonable flashback in the standard Prog. The Future Shock would sit fine in there too. Pandora is a bit of an oddball, but we’ve had other humour strips throughout 2000 AD’s history in the standard Prog. The difference is that most of them weren’t this good. Anderson was a bit flat for me (although far from the worst Anderson I’ve ever read). Dept K is gearing up for the main Prog anyway.

Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 24 May, 2021, 09:50:45 PM »
Strong enough as a Prog, if a mixed bag for me.

Great cover and solid Dredd. Probably the best Cadet Dredd so far. Anderson didn’t click for me though.

I though the Future Shock was fun. That would have worked just as well in the regular Prog. Pandora was entertaining.

Dept K was an odd one. It went in a totally different direction to what I was expecting (Black Science meets MC1) and so I’ll reserve judgement until I’ve read a few episodes of the full run.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 May, 2021, 01:49:25 PM »
I would love to see an Armoured Gideon book. And, let’s face it, this is the only way we’d ever get one, bar some kind of insanely expensive self-published custom job.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 May, 2021, 10:51:16 PM »
I’ve enjoyed the collection and the extension to 111 is mostly amazing, but that list for the next 29 really doesn’t excite me. Might turn into a cherry picker when 111 comes through the door.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 May, 2021, 04:13:11 PM »
The main issue with Helium is that it felt very ‘part one’ and we never got any more of it. The series got reprinted in the Meg floppy some time back, which made everyone thing series two was on the way, but… nothing. (See also: Brass Sun. What’s going on there?)

It’ll be interesting to see what War Machine is backed with. Almost the entire Fr1day run was bloody awful, and the subsequent tangled continuities mess wasn’t much better either. I personally liked the Tor Cyan strips—and we know Mercy Heights is (bafflingly) being included in the UC, so perhaps that could back War Machine? I dunno.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 22 May, 2021, 10:52:40 AM »
So excluding Dredd, I have all of the stront in hardback, Fiends in Hardback.... was Third World War published in HB?
It’s still on the 2000 AD shop: https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0076

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 May, 2021, 10:51:54 AM »
One I’m slightly surprised didn’t happen is The Dead + Freaks. They would have hung together pretty well, and you’d have got:

The Dead / 49
Freaks / 30
Faces / 48

Perhaps chuck in Shadows (53) and you’ve a solid collection of Milligan work (bar Faces, which had Higgins on scripting duties).

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 21 May, 2021, 03:52:57 PM »
Devlin’s great. But I genuinely don’t get Tharg’s love for Skip Tracer. It’s not bad, but it’s just… there. Perhaps a full re-read might make me appreciate it more, but it just doesn’t spark for me in any way.

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