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General / Re: Tom Tully or John Wagner - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 8
« on: 01 July, 2021, 09:40:20 AM »
Wagner 5 : Tully 0

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Going to sit this one out as I realise that I've read none of Hilary's contributions to the Prog as she's not had anything make it into the Hachette collection yet.

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General / Re: Alan Moore or Guy Adam - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 7
« on: 29 June, 2021, 03:48:32 PM »
Team Classic are really rolling out the heavy hitters this week and while Team Current seem to be fielding some of their up and coming talent. Much as I've enjoyed Hope it's tough to match up to Halo and those classic future shocks from Moore.

Moore 4 : Adam 1

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General / Re: John Smith or Emma Beeby - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 6
« on: 29 June, 2021, 03:45:46 PM »
It's been a bit onesided so far and I'm afraid I'm not about to buck that trend. Much as I've enjoyed Emma's work Smith's stories are in a class of their own:

Smith 4 : Beeby 1

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 28 June, 2021, 08:55:30 AM »
Haven't the Nikolai Dante strips in 1067-1069 have been collected?

Well spotted. On double checking over the Dante data I find there's a single missing line and it's The Gentleman Thief which covers 1067-1070. Will have to double check the other series to make sure there's nothing else missing.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 June, 2021, 06:23:24 PM »
Coming back to this data the list of Progs where we have 0% of the stories collected is quite interesting:

144, 537, 539, 542-543, 598, 718, 722, 745, 749, 766-803, 808-809, 817-818, 823, 825-827, 867, 872-888, 897-900, 924-939, 949, 1013, 1062-1065, 1067-1069, 1076, 1229-1230, 1249, 1288, 1329-330, 1334-1335, 1357-1361, 1945, 1950-1960, 1993-1995, 2001-2022, 2061-2072, 2079-2099, 2106-2116, 2123-2138
, 2150+

Other than issue 144 we've got at least one story from every prog until the 537! Lots of 0% Progs in the 750-950 range. Then another run from 1362-1944 where we've got at least one story from every Prog. It'll be interesting to see if there are any progs left in this list at the end of the run.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 26 June, 2021, 02:12:27 PM »
As promised here are some updated graphs - this includes all the Hachette books up to the 2nd volume of Indigo Prime.



Not a huge amount of change in the middle section - a few more around 801-850 but otherwise that dip is largely unchanged. The big difference is from 1400-1800 where we're now consistently getting 50% plus. From 1650-1700 we've now got over 75% of the average prog!

And here's the same data grouped into Funt's 2K Stages. Seems the editorial team and Funt agree on where the Nadir was anyway. Several stages around that point where all we've got from each Prog is the Dredd in the Mega Collection.


The list of progs where we've got 100% of the strips is now getting pretty long.
91-92, 233, 320, 322-325, 327, 329-332, 334-345, 352, 358-359, 363, 378-381, 383-385, 390-392, 405-406, 412-418, 425, 428, 430-433, 501, 507-508, 555-556, 532-563, 1077, 1092-1095, 1100, 1138, 1150, 1161, 1165-1167, 1173, 1183-1189, 1261, 1300, 1400, 1520, 1523-1525, 1569-1573, 1577-1580, 1616, 1650-1654, 1666-1671, 1675-1676, 1685, 1688, 1750, 1765-1770, 1812

Unsurprisingly quite a few in the late 1600s although still nothing like that run from 320-430.

Looks like Tyranny Rex will give us our first stories from Funt's Nadir stage with book 2 of Deus Ex Machina. That might help raise the bottom of the dip a little but I wouldn't expect a huge change. We'll need to wait for the 2nd extension to really start filling in that gap (Revere, Finn, Durham Red, Strontium Dogs, and maybe Armoured Gideon). For the rest of the first extension I think most of the growh is going to be at the top end of the graph around 1900-2100. We've got quite a few books of material to come from that more recent era (The Order, Defoe, Absalom, Small House, Brink, Grey Area, Strontium Dog).

 

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 26 June, 2021, 12:15:57 PM »
That's a strong line up for 2250. And another Regened series getting a full run now in the main prog, is that 3 now? Will be interesting to see how Pandora adapts to the longer format.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 25 June, 2021, 11:10:22 AM »
Any update on this graph showing the percent of progs included on the collections? I'm hoping that middle section circa 600-900 is showing some improvement now.

The Smith books will definitely be adding a little more to those columns, not sure it'll be enough to make a big difference though. I'll get the spreadsheet up to date with the latest releases (including Indigo Prime 2) and upload a new version over the weekend. Most of the recent run has been taken from Prog 1300 or later with a few bits from the pre-300 era.

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General / Re: Mark Millar or Kek-W - Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 4
« on: 24 June, 2021, 04:11:43 PM »
Kek-W 5 : Millar 0

I've not read much Millar as my main source of historic 2000ad has been the Hachette collections and well they've not re-printed much of it. From the bits I've read I'm glad of that as from the sounds of it those were the best bits.

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Williams 4 : Ennis 1

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Milligan 4 : McKenzie 1

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 June, 2021, 05:24:46 PM »
The intro also states that Cradlegrave is forthcoming in the collection, yay! - guess it's likely this will be paired with Revere, leaving enough pages for some Smith Future Shocks/Terror Tales - or even Slaughterbowl!?

Great news even if it does mean I'm going to end up with a spare. Grabbing it in the sale was always a gamble though. The more Smith we can get in the collection the better imo.

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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

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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.

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