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Old 19-03-2012, 17:18
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I've been subscribed to this bi-monthly hard-back collection since it started a couple of months ago, and I've been blown away by the quality and range of Graphic Novels that it has given so far. Looking at future books in the collection it looks like the quality will continue.

Are there more people out there collecting these (60 issues in total)? What are your thoughts on the collection so far?

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Old 19-03-2012, 22:24
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absolutely collecting them. I'm with you, completely blown away with the variety of stories they've picked. Ultimates? Eternals? Evolve or Die era Spider-Man? Phoenix saga? Absolutely brilliant.

And the company that is releasing them, Hachette, is brilliant as well. Had a problem with my direct debit (entered my card a number short on my online form) so I phoned them and they sorted it, no problems at all.

Just out of interest, which issue are you up to? I'm up to 5, the birth of Venom.
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Old 20-03-2012, 07:48
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I've subscribed to it too, quite impressed with it so far, as i'm not usually daring enough / too tight with money to buy random stuff i'm unsure about, especially fairly expensive things like graphic novels
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Old 20-03-2012, 08:11
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Just out of interest, which issue are you up to? I'm up to 5, the birth of Venom.
Yes, "Birth Of Venom" (and what a great read it was!). Seem to get two issues on the last wednesday or thursday of every month. Really looking forward to the next two, Thor and something else.

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Old 20-03-2012, 10:21
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yeah I thought that may be the case, it's a bit annoying when I see an issue in the shops and know I have to wait a couple of weeks before I get it, but at least I know it's coming. some of the places I saw the first couple of issues have stopped getting them in now.
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Old 22-03-2012, 17:25
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Issue 7 out in the shops today (Captain America: Winter Soldier).

Most newsagents will order you in a copy if you ask them - that way, you won't be behind and will still be guaranteed a copy!
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Old 22-03-2012, 17:50
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Issue 7 out in the shops today (Captain America: Winter Soldier).

Most newsagents will order you in a copy if you ask them - that way, you won't be behind and will still be guaranteed a copy!
I'm cancelling my order from the publishers after issue 7 and getting them fortnightly from my local comic store. Ordered it with them today as I was fed up of getting them late in the post. Also means I get all my free gifts too.

I'm really looking forward to reading the Thor story, and can't wait to read the Captain America Winter Soldier book. Spider-Man is still my favourite Marvel Super Hero though.

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Old 23-03-2012, 09:18
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Yeah one of the reasons I signed up to get them through Direct Debit was for the free gifts, so once they've all arrived I'm gonna cancel it and start ordering them through my local comic store.
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Old 27-03-2012, 12:47
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Seems those of us who subscribe to the magazine direct are having a problem getting issue 6 & 7. Phoned them up again today, and they said they've had some problems but hopefully will get issue 6&7 in the post this week.

I told them its not good enough, and asked to cancel, and when I said this they said I wouldnt get issue 6 & 7!!! So, I have to wait until I get them before I cancel, thankfully I have ordered issue 8 upwards from a local comic shop.

Brilliant books but some terrible customer service!

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Old 28-03-2012, 20:21
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The collection is wonderful but as said above, the customer services are terrible. Very rude answers when called as I have had nothing since 13 Feb.

Also, no comic shops within 20 miles so stuck with it i think.

will 6 & 7 ever arrive i ask myself.
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Old 28-03-2012, 21:57
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I've only had to phone them once and they were lovely, but that's probably because they were taking money off me, lol!

I think once my free gifts arrive I'm going to cancel my direct debit and just get them from my local comic shop, I'm lucky enough that I can get them there.
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Old 29-03-2012, 11:21
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I received my fist 2 issues 3+4 for 9.99 does the price increase after your first delivery or not?
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Old 29-03-2012, 12:53
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They are 9.99 per issue, so 19.98 every month when delivered.

Has anyone received issues 6 & 7 delivered to their doors yet? Still not got mine, getting really annoyed now!

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Old 29-03-2012, 13:00
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At least you lot have actually received any issues!

I subscribed just after issue 3 had been released, didn't know this collection existed until I saw the Iron Man (issue 3) in WH Smith.

Got my letter to confirm subscription mid Feb, now we're end of April and I've still not received anything!

After emailing them twice (with getting no reply after my first email) I got a response saying that they are waiting for more of issue 4 and 5 to be stocked and will be dispatched when they do.

Never mentioned when that would be, or anything about all the other issues that have been released in the mean time!

I'm definitely going to be cancelling my subscription once I get the gifts, that's even IF they ever send them out.

Not happy with their service at all
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Old 29-03-2012, 15:49
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DO you think they were caught out on how succesfull this collection has been?

When my last issues arrived I had a note saying that they had run out of free gifts and would send them out when they re-stocked, so maybe they wildly underestimated how well it would sell and now can't keep up.
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Old 29-03-2012, 16:09
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I subscribed after the first issue and other than an error with their payment system which meant I had to phone them to confirm details I have had no problems at all. All the gifts arrived and 2 book regularly arriving very month.

I do know that it has been one of the most popular partworks ever - they have had around 5 times the number subscribing than they were expecting/planning on. Which has meant they have had to do further print runs of books - which is why there are some delays while this happens.
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Old 29-03-2012, 16:24
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Just got off the phone to Hachette and spoke to the rudest person ever. Although they promised me they'd get issues 6 & 7 out but today they are still "sorting" issues and are expected to post all issue 6 & 7s on Saturday.

You think they'd sort out their subscribers first. I'll defo cancel once I get these issues, I've even given up on the free gifts! I'll pick up 7 tomorrow in WHSmith just to make sure I've got it, and somehow get hold of issue 6 too. If... and when I eventually get 6&7 I'll sell them on.

Frustrated!

Mikehadfield, are you saying you've received 6 & 7 from them???

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Old 29-03-2012, 16:44
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Yes. Got 6 & 7 from them about 10 days ago.
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Old 31-03-2012, 10:32
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I just checked my hachette account and it says i am getting a letter saying they are out of stock.

makes subscribing a total waste of time.
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Old 01-04-2012, 22:06
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Have they yet or will they be publishing the Onslaught story?
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Old 02-04-2012, 19:17
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No comic stores near me can someone point me to this collection?
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Old 02-04-2012, 21:08
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No comic stores near me can someone point me to this collection?
Newsagents should be able to get it in for you.
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Old 03-04-2012, 15:40
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Here is a list of the Collection in the order it will be released (according to Wikipedia)

The Amazing Spider-Man: Coming Home - Collecting Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 2) #30-35
Uncanny X-Men: Dark Phoenix - Collecting Uncanny X-Men #129-137
Iron Man: Extremis - Collecting Iron Man (Volume 4) #1-6
The Ultimates: Super-Human - Collecting The Ultimates 1-6
The Amazing Spider-Man: Birth of Venom - Collecting The Amazing Spider-Man (Volume 1) #252, 256-259, 300 & Web Of Spider-Man #1
Thor: Reborn - Collecting Thor (Volume 3) #1-6
Captain America: Winter Soldier - Collecting Captain America (Volume 5) #8-9 and #11-14
The Incredible Hulk: Silent Screams - Collecting The Incredible Hulk (Volume 1) #370-377
Wolverine: Wolverine - Collecting Wolverine #1-4
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted - Collecting Astonishing X-Men #1-6
Captain Britain: A Crooked World - Collecting Marvel Superheroes #387-388, The Daredevils #1-11, and The Mighty World Of Marvel (Vol. 2) #7-13
Avengers: Forever Pt 1 - Collecting Avengers Forever #1-6
The Amazing Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt
Captain America: The New Deal
Marvels
Avengers: Disassembled
New X-Men: E is for Extinction
Secret War
Avengers: Forever (Part 2)
Daredevil:Born Again
She Hulk: Single Green Female
Marvel Zombies
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk (Part 1)
Punisher: Welcome Back Frank (Part 1)
Ultimate Spider-Man: Power and Responsibility
Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars (Part 1)
The Mighty Thor: In Search of Gods
Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous
Iron Man: Demon in a Bottle
The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk (Part 2)
Captain America: The Chosen
New Avengers: Break Out
Spider-Man: Blue
New X-Men: Imperial
House of M
Wolverine: Origin
Fantastic Four: Unthinkable
Thor: The Last Viking
Civil War
Marvel Super Heroes: Secret Wars (Part 2)
Fantastic Four: Authoritative Action
Fallen Son: Death of Captain America
Punisher: Welcome Back Frank (Part 2)
The Ultimates: Homeland Security
Wolverine: Weapon X
1602
Daredevil: Guardian Devil
The Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations
Eternals
Black Panther: Who Is The Black Panther
World War Hulk
Fantastic Four: The End
Captain Britain and MI13: Vampire State
Wolverine: Old Man Logan
Secret Invasion
Doctor Strange: The Oath
Thunderbolts: Faith in Monsters
Ghost Rider: Road to Damnation
Son Of M
Siege

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Old 03-04-2012, 16:14
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Have signed up online
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Old 03-04-2012, 19:36
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Have signed up online
good luck. there having issues!
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