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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5100 on: 07 October, 2021, 03:50:01 PM »
Hachette has, to my mind, at least been very good about replacements. Major design blunders were mostly rectified by new print runs. (Those spines, eh?) Poor condition on arrival was the same, notably during bigbaggate. The Facebook lot have broadly been solid on that.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5101 on: 07 October, 2021, 04:33:53 PM »
Yeah that's true. When they did mess up, it could be a nightmare to get replacements. Haven't got the Legend Of Batman series but the general DC series is riddled with errors. Nothing significant with the strips themselves (except for some reason JLA Year One had some background text in german) but little annoying things like the book contents on the back being wrong, incorrect publication dates. Nothing worth getting a replacement for but still makes it all feel cheaper
There's one page in the LOB edition of Knightfall that is garbled. I have tried on multiple occasions to get Eaglemoss to fix it but no luck. About five copies have been sent my way and all the same.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5102 on: 07 October, 2021, 04:39:32 PM »
the eaglemoss star trek graphic novel collection was so good. suddenly switching from fortnightly to weekly wasn't really acceptable, though. and falling just a few volumes short of publishing *everything* seems to have been as frustrating to the editors as it was to the collectors. the complete gold key reprint was an absolute treat, however.
my only real gripe with hachette is the much-mentioned failure to let us know what's coming up soon ...

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5103 on: 07 October, 2021, 05:07:41 PM »
I suppose it depends whether it’s in their interest to inform us.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5104 on: 07 October, 2021, 05:19:25 PM »
There's one page in the LOB edition of Knightfall that is garbled. I have tried on multiple occasions to get Eaglemoss to fix it but no luck. About five copies have been sent my way and all the same.

Hopefully not the page where Bane breaks Brucies back.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5105 on: 07 October, 2021, 06:22:26 PM »
the eaglemoss star trek graphic novel collection was so good. ... the complete gold key reprint was an absolute treat, however.

I looked at the Star Trek collection.  You're right, it's fairly complete, covering the old Gold Key, Marvel, DC and TV21 stuff. 

I didn't think the Gold Key stuff was complete though.  IIRC even what was originally planned was quite a few issues short. 

IDW's reprints didn't quite cover the whole run either.  Nice editions though, although some daft prices now being asked.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5106 on: 07 October, 2021, 07:05:45 PM »
I suppose it depends whether it’s in their interest to inform us.

surely fomenting reader/collector excitement would be in a publisher's interests? *especially* in the comics world (the addiction to previews and other basically trade rags for example)?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5107 on: 07 October, 2021, 09:03:01 PM »
I suppose it depends whether it’s in their interest to inform us.

surely fomenting reader/collector excitement would be in a publisher's interests? *especially* in the comics world (the addiction to previews and other basically trade rags for example)?
More chat and speculation generated by not telling you everything.
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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5108 on: 11 October, 2021, 07:54:48 PM »
As Armoured Gideon appears in The Order, surely it's a must for his own stories to be in the second extension?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5109 on: 13 October, 2021, 04:59:23 PM »
I'm still not thrilled that we have no idea on forthcoming issues, this might be a tactic that will backfire on Hachette as people getting short on space might not be willing to gamble on getting something they might like.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5110 on: 13 October, 2021, 05:07:28 PM »
It’s also worth noting that you need to provide 28 days’ notice to cancel your subscription—although when I complained about something once on Facebook, my subscription was instantly stopped. So who knows?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5111 on: 13 October, 2021, 06:05:50 PM »
So far you've always been able to see the next 3-4 books on the Hachette website so I guess you've always got roughly 28 days notice of what's coming next

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5112 on: 14 October, 2021, 10:45:02 AM »
Really enjoying The Red Seas. It reads so much better in collected form and has far more momentum. It just zips along. A pity it never took when Rebellion had a go itself in print, although that original HC format was… ambitious—you’d have needed 12 volumes in all!

Anyway, good call there by Matt Smith to put this in the extension.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5113 on: 14 October, 2021, 08:51:42 PM »
I must agree with Indigo - 'The Red Seas' really was excellent. Ian Edginton is a most accomplished scribe.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5114 on: 14 October, 2021, 11:19:04 PM »
really happy to have cherry-picked some complete runs - abc, dante, slaine, brink - and to have missed out some more tedious 'thrills'. hoping for extension editions of blackhawk and disaster (the former has my favourite ever comics art, the latter is the best kind of super serious nonsense from that era).