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Another close run thing but with Button Man, Maze World and those iconic Andersons I think I'll have to go:

Ranson 3 : Robinson 2

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 June, 2021, 09:57:13 AM »
However, it looks like there is just too much material left for it to be complete in two volumes and not enough for three. This is a shame as it would be nice to have the complete story in this format. I'm guessing the most recent story - 'The Divisor' - will not make the final cut.

Yeah this occurred to me too and it definitely seems a bit of an odd choice. We'll have to wait and see what they put in book 2. I'm hoping we get:

Book 2 (159):
The Damned - 72
Frankensteiner - 8
The London Hanged -79

Book 3 (156):
Diehards - 84
The Divisor - 72

Those would both be on the slimmer side but not unprecedented. If book 2 contins Diehards then I guess we know there's no book 3 planned for the final extension. That'd be a shame though as you say it'd be really nice to have the complete story in this format.

Flint 4 : Williams 1

Kennedy 4 : Johnson 1

I absolutely love Simon's work it, it's consitently brilliant stuff. Swimming In Blood is an underniable classic but can't stand up against the string of hits Davis has delivered us

Davis 4 : Philips 1

Horrible draw for Elson but someone had to come about against Carlos.

Carlos 4 : Elson 1

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 June, 2021, 02:59:43 PM »
We've had vols end on cliffhangers before, Ampney Crucis for example. There are going to be more to come too as things like Grey Area are still ongoing and Brass sun was left unfinished. It's the nature of this kind of collection that it can only ever be a snapshot of what's available at the time.

I really enjoyed the Jaegir volume. My intro the character in the prog had been Bonegrinder which was an odd start point as it's seems like that's a major pivot point. It all makes much more sense within the larger continuity.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 02 June, 2021, 09:31:55 PM »
We've had a total of 9 vols with 235+ pages of story in the UC.

  • Traitor To His Kind - 238
  • The Life And Death Of Johnny Alpha - 252
  • Robo-Hunter: Volume 1 - 240
  • Durham Red - 238
  • Invasion - 236
  • Ampney Crucis Investigates... - 250
  • Greysuit - 252
  • Flesh - 236
  • Lobster Random - 240

Graph shows the pages of story in each volume from the two Hachette Collections. Up to date with my last delivery (Savage and Jaegir).

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 02 June, 2021, 06:02:12 PM »
We've definitely had a few volumes bigger than 235. Lobster Random, The Life And Death Of Johnny Alpha and Ampney Crucis Investigates... were all around 250ish.

I'll jump on my other computer in a bit where I've got the exact numbers.

Trevallion 3 : Wilson 2

Very close to being a 4:1 split with the recent Fiends from Trevallion. But those early Rogue episodes from Wilson make this another close round.

Langley 3 : Fabry 2

The Volgan War tipping the balance to Langley for me.

Fraser 3 : Critchlow 2

Cornwell 3 : Clarke 2

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 28 May, 2021, 11:28:00 AM »
That's one grumpy looking Dredd

I absolutely love Nick's take on the Dark Judges. But I can't deny the genius of Talbot's Nemesis.  It's a tough one but I think I'm going to give this one to Team Current:

Percival 3: Talbot 2

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