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Author Topic: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections  (Read 8512 times)

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #105 on: 28 August, 2019, 05:40:47 pm »
It's all over the place!

Pretty much exactly what makes it the (second) best book of Nemesis.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #106 on: 02 September, 2019, 08:23:11 am »


It's November 1984. To pretend to be a regular citizen in Mega-City One, you have to be a little crazy. Walk on the wild side as Undercover Brothers goes up on the Thrillshots blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/cops-or-criminals-undercover-brothers/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #107 on: 09 September, 2019, 06:47:19 am »


It's June 1985. We take a deeper look at Marlon Shakespeare as Chopper goes onto the Thrillshots blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/surf-or-die-chopper/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #108 on: 16 September, 2019, 04:21:04 am »


It's July 1985. Tragedy strikes close to home as we rejoin Johnny and Wulf for Strontium Dog: Volume Four.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/hammer-down-strontium-dog-volume-four/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #109 on: 23 September, 2019, 10:02:49 pm »


It's December 1985. “Wet your blades!” Sláine's coming home as Sláine: Volume Three gets a going-over in the Thrillshots blog.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/king-country-slaine-volume-three/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #110 on: 07 October, 2019, 02:34:48 am »


It's March 1986... or is it? Political turmoil, democratic dramas and a problematic referendum. Are we sure it's not Democracy Now?.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/democracy-now/

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #111 on: 07 October, 2019, 10:39:40 am »
These are all good, but that last one in particular is a really great read, Vernoona - thanks!


One tiny observation: 'John Cassavetes is Dead' is by Grant - I only know this because it's my favourite Grant story! It's placement in this collection is odd - I think I'd have shoved it in between 'Revolution' and 'Better the Devil', swapped out 'Politics' for 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' and put it in there before 'Cassavettes': it'd give a better sense of the time passing between the stories. (I don't like anything about 'Politics', TBH - even Anderson's normally bouncy art seems flat and uninspired).
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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #112 on: 07 October, 2019, 10:46:25 am »
"Its my favourite Grant...". Jovus H. Grud, I'm not even half awake today.

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #113 on: 07 October, 2019, 11:34:40 am »
Thanks for spotting that error Tordel - you're right, and it's such a Grant story! Thanks as well for the kind words about the blog.

Yep, the story selection ordering of this collection is a bit odd. It’s a real grab-bag!

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Re: 2000AD Thrillshots - Reviewing the Mega and Ultimate Collections
« Reply #114 on: 14 October, 2019, 08:58:11 am »


It's April 1983. We take a look at the end of Sam Slade! Then, the end of Slade again... then, again... It's Robo-Hunter: Volume Three.

https://thrillshots.wordpress.com/2019/10/14/27-billion-ways-to-die-robo-hunter-volume-three/