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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 February, 2018, 12:30:31 PM »
Looks like these are going out by courier.

Oh god - here's hoping they've not left them behind my bin or something equally daft then.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 08 February, 2018, 06:01:55 PM »
Knew it'd turn up whilst I was away on holiday - back on Monday though so hopefully the parcel should still be waiting for me at the local post office.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 February, 2018, 10:37:16 PM »
I felt the same about Dante, enjoyable in a silly way but I couldn't see why it was getting rave reviews, but I've read a LOT worse, believe me.  I've still to start the second.

You've got some great reading ahead off you then.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 03 February, 2018, 10:15:17 AM »
Just finished vol2 of Dante, that book just get's better and better as it goes along.  I wasn't quite sure what all the fuss was about with vol1, I mean it was fun but it didn't seem worthy of the high praise it was getting.  Vol2 however really ratcheted things up, superb stuff.  John Burn's art in the last couple of stories was gorgeous as well, it's the perfect compliment to Dante's world.  Looking forward to more of that in future volumes.

Can't wait to get ABC Warriors next month.  Not sure about Rouge, war stories aren't always my thing, hopefully I'll be pleasantly surprised.  Surprised to see Vol 3 of Nemesis so soon after the first 2. Not complaining though as I really enjoyed the last one, just assumed these series would be a bit more spread out over the years.  Then Zombo & Slaine the following month and more Nikolai the month after that, the thrillpower shows no sign of relenting.  Good stuff.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 January, 2018, 06:35:05 PM »
They will cost extra.

Ahhh ok that makes more sense.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 January, 2018, 04:42:04 PM »
Just had the following news about these pesky slip case volumes:

Apologies!  You've received some mis-information on this matter.  The letter detailing the specials will be sent out to all subscribers with issue 13!  If you don't opt out of specials then you will receive the special with issue 15.  It is not a premium offer.

Seems like good news for us regular subbers!

That's awesome news.  No idea why anyone would want to opt out of these if they're not costing extra £s but I guess it's nice to have the option.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 January, 2018, 02:40:25 PM »
Depends on your point of view. I enjoyed the last two arcs, which wrapped up the original run. They're a bit of their time in many ways (Gibson with his cheesecake depiction of women; Wagner occasionally dropping in depictions of other nations that are troubling), but fun and breezy. Some of the stuff in-between them and Verdus, though, never really clicked for me.

Sounds like Vol 3 will be better than Vol  2 then.  I can live with that.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 January, 2018, 02:39:19 PM »
Premium subscribers to the 2000 AD Ultimate Collection will in addition to existing gifts also receive [X] hardback books featuring covers from throughout 2000 AD's history. Because this is a new development and was not advertised when the collection was launched, we will – for a limited time – be giving existing standard subscribers the option to upgrade their subscriptions.

The upgrade will take place from issue 15, whereupon your subscription will increase from £19.98 per month to £22.98. It will also require you to authorise a one-off catch-up payment of £21. On making this payment, the Nemesis the Warlock figurine will be sent with your next set of books.

I suspect the chances of the above are slim, but you never know.

This would be the perfect solution! Let's see if they go for it. Otherwise they're just denying themselves income... and losing at least one subscriber!

Yeah it does seem like the simplest solution and one which will potentially net them some additional income for a bit of additional admin.  They really dropped the ball on not advertising this at launch.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 30 January, 2018, 09:05:35 AM »
I quite enjoyed Verdus.  Yes it was daft and cliched but it was fun and action packed.

Day of the Droids (where the "Mexican-cliche cigar" turns up) wasn't quite as good imo.  Not sure quite what it was that let it down but the new sidekicks certainly didn't help matters.

IMO Robohunter was always on a downwards trajectory- Verdus was great, Day of the Droids was good, but after that it just got worse and worse, the jokes weren’t as funny and the plots were just lame.

Sounds like the next 2 volumes could be a bit lame then, that's a shame.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 29 January, 2018, 08:48:04 PM »
FWIW, I've asked about switching subs, having seen that covers volume. No reply as yet, sadly.

Has the covers volume even been confirmed as a premium sub thing?

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 29 January, 2018, 06:46:37 PM »
I quite enjoyed Verdus.  Yes it was daft and cliched but it was fun and action packed.

Day of the Droids (where the "Mexican-cliche cigar" turns up) wasn't quite as good imo.  Not sure quite what it was that let it down but the new sidekicks certainly didn't help matters.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 24 January, 2018, 08:42:36 AM »
If the covers books are only going to be available to premium subscribers then that's really annoying as I'm another who would have gone premium for them. 

Doesn't look like it's possible to upgrade to a premium sub once you're past issue 5 either  :(

There's going to be a few grumpy subscribers if that's the case.  And Hachette have done themselves out of a few extra £s by not publicising these upfront, I'd certainly have considered a premium sub if I'd known it included extra books.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 23 January, 2018, 08:54:35 PM »
Yeah that covers volume looks amazing and I don't recall it being mentioned anywhere previously.

Could it be one of the missing volumes?
I seem to recall there were 1-2 unknowns left in the list.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 January, 2018, 12:22:01 PM »
Really loving the Ezquerra Dredd volume.I thought it would feel like sweepings from the cutting room floor, but instead it's a really strong and a decent entry-level Dredd collection.

Yeah I had a similar concern and was pleasantly surprised.  It's a nice little collection.  Hopefully the other 2 Dredd books will manage to maintain the quality seen here.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 19 December, 2017, 11:14:29 AM »
an oddly out of context Return of the King;

What would I need to get the context for that story?  Is it just the Necropolis vol from the mega collection?

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