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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5520 on: 25 June, 2022, 01:27:32 PM »
Seriously, why are they bothering with Samantha Slade at all? It's the worst thing to appear in the prog since Rebellion took over.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5521 on: 25 June, 2022, 02:16:20 PM »
Seriously, why are they bothering with Samantha Slade at all? It's the worst thing to appear in the prog since Rebellion took over.

How quickly we forget Stalag 666!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5522 on: 25 June, 2022, 02:22:34 PM »
Seriously, why are they bothering with Samantha Slade at all? It's the worst thing to appear in the prog since Rebellion took over.
I thought it was variable, albeit between readable and terrible. I know some folks here like it, but, yeah, it’s an odd one. Perhaps it’s a low-effort volume in the files being readily accessible and the brand (Sam Slade) appealing. Compare to, say, Armoured Gideon, which would have presumably required scanning/cleaning up and also isn’t well known at all.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5523 on: 25 June, 2022, 03:33:32 PM »
Seriously, why are they bothering with Samantha Slade at all? It's the worst thing to appear in the prog since Rebellion took over.

How quickly we forget Stalag 666!

Or Dead Man Walking!

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5524 on: 25 June, 2022, 03:43:04 PM »
Seriously, why are they bothering with Samantha Slade at all? It's the worst thing to appear in the prog since Rebellion took over.

How quickly we forget Stalag 666!

Or Dead Man Walking!

I've said it before and I'll say it again I like Dead Man Walking. Don't listen to Bishop it's not like he has any to say on the matte...

...the want...

...writer you say...

...oh...

Well I still like it...

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5525 on: 25 June, 2022, 03:51:20 PM »
Seriously, why are they bothering with Samantha Slade at all? It's the worst thing to appear in the prog since Rebellion took over.

How quickly we forget Stalag 666!


What was that?
DDT did a job on me

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5526 on: 26 June, 2022, 04:16:16 PM »
Most of my copies are still in cellophane so I'm getting through reading them in fits and starts.

 am struggling with ABC Warriors though. Just started Book 3 after slogging through 2. Maybe its because every episode feels quite packed. I think it's one of those strange strips that is actually better weekly rather than collected.

In comparison I'm streaking through SinDex 3.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5527 on: 27 June, 2022, 08:20:47 AM »
Most of my copies are still in cellophane so I'm getting through reading them in fits and starts.

 am struggling with ABC Warriors though. Just started Book 3 after slogging through 2. Maybe its because every episode feels quite packed. I think it's one of those strange strips that is actually better weekly rather than collected.

In comparison I'm streaking through SinDex 3.

I found Khronicles Of Khaos and Hellbringer a bit of a slog. They look gorgeous but the story is not Pat's finest hour. For me things picked up after that, which is about the middle of this volume.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5528 on: 27 June, 2022, 01:25:37 PM »

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5529 on: 02 July, 2022, 06:57:25 PM »
I read the Ro-Busters book and it was nice that the Starlord stories were included.  No offence to the 2000ad artists but I really liked the Starlord art, though the 2000ad stuff was very good.

I can swear there's a story in that book that wasn't in the 'phone book' edition I have.

I am guessing that the books listed are the final ones, we won't be getting another extension?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5530 on: 03 July, 2022, 09:27:06 AM »
I am guessing that the books listed are the final ones, we won't be getting another extension?

They've not announced anything else yet so right now there are 8 more deliveries (16 books) for subscribers. Of course they could post up tomorrow that they've decided to add another 10-20 books. Not sure how much notice they generally give of these things. List of remaining titles (in no particular order) is:

ABC Warriors vol 8
Strontium Dogs vol 3
Blackhawk
Leviathan + Necronauts
Dredd
Finn Vol 2
Devlin Waugh
Blunt
Ro-busters vol 1
Ro-busters vol 2
Revere + The Dead
Samantha Slade
Sinister Dexter Vol 5
Sinister Dexter Vol 6
Sinister Dexter Vol 7
<one unknown volume... please be Stickleback vol2>

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5531 on: 03 July, 2022, 10:35:31 AM »
I sort of hope they add another 20 or so.There's plenty more to add.Be sad to see it go

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5532 on: 03 July, 2022, 01:55:17 PM »
I think it’s been a great success but the second extension is objectively worse than the first. The question now is what’s left. Diminishing returns? And I mean that in every sense. Subscribers will drift. What’s left in the pot is worse quality fare, for the most part. And those comics will require more effort to get into print.

I’m hard pressed to think of anything beyond Armoured Gideon I’d have bought in another extension, aside from a couple of series being ‘completed’ (most notably Kingdom).

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5533 on: 03 July, 2022, 02:13:30 PM »
I can’t see enough quality for another 10 books, but if they did extend I’d need to know what would be included to stay onboard

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #5534 on: 03 July, 2022, 10:59:54 PM »
I must admit that I'm really starting to flag.  I'm always looking for new reading material, but I started the second Fall of Deadworld book last night and though I'd been looking forward to it, I'm finding it a bit of a slog.  It's not the most uplifting of material and seems rather chaotic.