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Dandontdare

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3435 on: 07 September, 2019, 06:01:59 pm »
Heresy!

Even if I were never to read them again it would spoil the tapestry of the spine art!

(Each to their own though  :))

I must admit that I was quite chuffed to discover that my only purchases (which will be Dante x 9) are sequential when it comes to the spine art.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3436 on: 07 September, 2019, 08:24:39 pm »
The Dark Justice volume really is stunning - that's some top quality art throughout. It does feel like a book of two halves though and for me Dark Justice was maybe the stronger half. Fall Of Deadworld felt like it took a little while to really get going somehow.

Middenface really was the star of that Strontium Dog volume. He saved Royal Job which was otherwise unexciting and helped keep The Rammy Job ticking along (loved the ending but felt like the plot was a bit stretched out and retreading old stories). Stone Killers were the absolutely highlight of the book, superb S/D action. Incident on Zeta was a nice little one shot as were the 2 annual tales. No-Go Job just felt like an intro to a bigger tale though and the different art style really does take some getting used to.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3437 on: 11 September, 2019, 04:09:18 pm »
Anyone picked up #54 yet? My copy’s spine was out of whack so looking for a replacement. Hoping it’s just a one off for the print run.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3438 on: 11 September, 2019, 05:28:04 pm »
I still haven’t received anything since issue 46 and it’s been mor than two weeks since they said they posted all the issues to catch me up.  Starting to feel pretty bummed by this.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3439 on: 11 September, 2019, 07:19:56 pm »
I’ve got 54, and my spine was dodgy too, even worse than Dark Justice was.
Never ever bloody anything ever

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3440 on: 11 September, 2019, 07:24:02 pm »
I only ever lurk here for info, but yeah, my book spine was well out of whack too, the art is actually wrapped into the front of the book.
Was wondering whether to return it to the shop where I have them reserved for me, but I'm betting this is going to be another "double book" thing again.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3441 on: 11 September, 2019, 07:29:08 pm »
Well this isn’t encouraging at all. I’ll post a pic to the FB Page tomorrow and hopefully get them to feed back to Hachette.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3442 on: 11 September, 2019, 07:40:55 pm »
I just did and there's already a post from someone else.
I'm thinking this is another "across the line" thing.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3443 on: 11 September, 2019, 08:19:56 pm »
They really should stop with the spines thing. I get the reasoning (keep people buying; looks pretty), but it’s clearly more hassle than it’s worth and it’s also a usability disaster.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3444 on: 12 September, 2019, 09:42:11 am »
Here's my pics of the misprint for those wanting to compare. FB page are looking into it…

ps JSayonara that was my post before yours as well, I just hadn't done pics at that point.


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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3445 on: 12 September, 2019, 09:54:47 am »
Yikes. That’s a bad one. Do they not do proofs?

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3446 on: 12 September, 2019, 10:00:52 am »
I work at a printers, and it's just baffling to me that anyone involved would press merrily ahead with such an obvious and glaring error on (presumably) quite a large massive print run.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3447 on: 12 September, 2019, 11:00:56 am »
I guess I can look forward to complaining about this when I probably receive 53/54 in two weeks.

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3448 on: 12 September, 2019, 11:05:18 am »
Also, nosing around Facebook, in July it was stated there are “no current plans to extend the collection”, although that could always change. (Despite all the fuck ups, I do hope we get another 10 or 20 books, if only to get certain series to a good end point, like Kingdom.)

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Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Reply #3449 on: 12 September, 2019, 12:06:48 pm »
Also, nosing around Facebook, in July it was stated there are “no current plans to extend the collection”, although that could always change. (Despite all the fuck ups, I do hope we get another 10 or 20 books, if only to get certain series to a good end point, like Kingdom.)
Simon Furman made a statement on the Transformers extension at issue 67, I think for the JDMC it was 65, so we have around six months to wait.