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Greg M.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #45 on: 17 April, 2019, 05:33:35 pm »
You're right - it works because it doesn't solve the problem (or indeed even create the original problem.)

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #46 on: 17 April, 2019, 06:54:59 pm »
The Moses Incident is qite possibly my favourite Stront tale of all

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #47 on: 17 April, 2019, 08:41:22 pm »
It is certainly a classic, although post-spacespinner2000 I will never be able to forget the potential note "Gone to see space wizard. IOU one dead kid"

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #48 on: 22 April, 2019, 07:45:56 am »


"A fun read that draws on a lot of familiar influences to create something pretty unique."

Rogue Trooper: Volume One is up on the blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/clone-war-rogue-trooper-volume-1/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #49 on: 29 April, 2019, 03:50:45 am »


We step back in time a bit to take a look at the weird Venn diagram of talking animals, fantasy quests and manly 1980s action heroes in Meltdown Man - up on the blog now!

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/animal-rescue-meltdown-man/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #50 on: 06 May, 2019, 08:08:59 am »


Time to pull out the Space Trucking Dictionary and attempt to translate Ace Trucking Co.: Volume One.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/tucker-truckin-ace-trucking-co-volume-one/


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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #51 on: 06 May, 2019, 08:27:00 am »
I love Ace Garp - I think the 'get rich quick' schemer is a very under-utilised archetype in 2000AD. 'Hell's Pocket' is presumably absent due to being drawn by Ian Gibson - he's obviously a great artist, but I don't feel the series works with anyone other than Belardinelli in the jockbox. As for Ace's scarf - it's alive, all right. In fact, its status leads eventually to a rather touching pay-off.

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« Reply #52 on: 06 May, 2019, 11:19:39 am »
I love Ace Garp - I think the 'get rich quick' schemer is a very under-utilised archetype in 2000AD. 'Hell's Pocket' is presumably absent due to being drawn by Ian Gibson - he's obviously a great artist, but I don't feel the series works with anyone other than Belardinelli in the jockbox. As for Ace's scarf - it's alive, all right. In fact, its status leads eventually to a rather touching pay-off.

He's definitely a stand-out character at this point in time for 2000 AD. Now I'm in suspense about the scarf!

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #53 on: 06 May, 2019, 02:04:27 pm »
Ace Garp only works with Belardinelli

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #54 on: 13 May, 2019, 07:27:45 am »


It's a biggie. Thrillshots reaches "The Apocalypse War".

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/the-apocalypse-war/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #55 on: 20 May, 2019, 04:54:28 am »


Yup, it’s time for another round of robot-detective shenanigans with Sam Slade, Hoagey and Stogie in Robo-Hunter: Volume Two.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/05/20/the-song-remains-insane-robo-hunter-volume-two/


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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #56 on: 27 May, 2019, 05:46:02 am »


Satire is pushed to - and possibly past - the limit in this week's collection: Fast Food.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/05/27/fast-food/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #57 on: 27 May, 2019, 10:08:34 am »
With over 20 reviews now up, I've created a few Index pages to keep track of the posts.

By Publication Date: https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/index-by-publication-date/
By Mega Collection: https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/index-by-mega-collection/
By Ultimate Collection: https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/index-by-ultimate-collection/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #58 on: 03 June, 2019, 04:47:16 am »


If there could only be one artist-focused Dredd Volume in the Ultimate Collection, it was always going to be Carlos Ezquerra.

Return of the King is your Thrillshot for this week: https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/06/03/return-of-the-king/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #59 on: 10 June, 2019, 04:51:17 am »


“It’s still a mad, mad, mad nu world.”

It's September 1982, and Rogue Trooper: Volume Two is up on the blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/06/10/shell-shocked-rogue-trooper-volume-2/