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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3600 on: 18 November, 2019, 05:52:32 pm »
Volumes 57 & 58 arrived today. They look lovely at first glance.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3601 on: 19 November, 2019, 04:42:35 pm »
New Slaine really is a huge step back in the right direction after the last couple of volumes.  My books turned up yesterday and I've already read the 4 shorter stories in there and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.  The Swan Children is absolutely glorious a beautiful little celtic fairy tale with stunning art to match.  Just got The Secret Commonwealth left to go. Although after a quick flick through the pages and I'm unconvinced by the art, the style just doesn't feel like a good fit for Slaine at first glance - maybe it'll grow on me with a proper read.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3602 on: 19 November, 2019, 05:16:24 pm »
The Swan Children and Macha, in this case aka the moiré years. Yuck. (Probably unavoidable, but still.)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3603 on: 19 November, 2019, 06:57:33 pm »
Tried phoning Hachette direct, after an hour on hold I gave up, they don't reply to emails. What a bunch of useless incompetents.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3604 on: 19 November, 2019, 07:25:24 pm »
I assume they’re not responding on Facebook? Try responding very publicly in feeds if not. That tends to get them to reply.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3605 on: 19 November, 2019, 07:50:45 pm »
can't believe i had to reactivate my long ago terminated facebook account just to try to get an answer from these people
yes its a venture bros reference

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3606 on: 20 November, 2019, 08:16:45 am »
Just got The Secret Commonwealth left to go. Although after a quick flick through the pages and I'm unconvinced by the art, the style just doesn't feel like a good fit for Slaine at first glance - maybe it'll grow on me with a proper read.

Nope - over the half way mark and can say I'm still not a fan. Which is a shame as I think there's a good story buried in here. A very odd choice of artist for this strip.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3607 on: 20 November, 2019, 08:34:26 am »
Didn’t Bircham redo a bunch of things for the reprint, or am I misremembering?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3608 on: 20 November, 2019, 01:08:08 pm »
Issue 59 contains:
Sooner or Later
Swifty's Return
Hewligan's Haircut
Zaucer of Zilk
Future Shocks: 60 Hours that Shook the World & Bad Maxwell
One-off: Breathless

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3609 on: 20 November, 2019, 01:47:29 pm »
Issue 59 contains:
Sooner or Later
Swifty's Return
Hewligan's Haircut
Zaucer of Zilk
Future Shocks: 60 Hours that Shook the World & Bad Maxwell
One-off: Breathless

Just looked up Bad Maxwell. Disappointed to find it wasn't a preemptive warning to pensioners about the impending sale of IPC's youth group to the Daily Mirror conman, but delighted to discover a Brendan McCarthy story I wasn't aware of.

Story's awful dreck, but McCarthy's McCarthy.



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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3610 on: 20 November, 2019, 02:39:53 pm »
Issue 59 contains:
That’s a wird mix, but a pretty good one. I guess I’ll get to enjoy that in ~28 days!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3611 on: 20 November, 2019, 03:40:48 pm »
That’s a weird mix...

Is it? They're all pretty of a kind, I'd say - spaced-out psychedelia!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3612 on: 20 November, 2019, 03:42:31 pm »
Well, more a mix of weird than a weird mix.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3613 on: 20 November, 2019, 04:25:53 pm »
 :lol: Quite!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3614 on: 20 November, 2019, 10:22:44 pm »
Didn’t Bircham redo a bunch of things for the reprint, or am I misremembering?

Clint Langley redid some bits of his Slaine work - maybe that's what you're thinking of?