Well that's just it, I haven't. The subscription model they use is to send the books then charge by direct debit a fortnight later. Although whether that was still all aligned or not I don't know. I'd have to count the payments made on bank statements against the number of books I've had. Could be a month out. Job for the summer holidays...
Blow me. You're not going to believe this. Hachette have only gone and delivered two of my missing issues.
Unbelievably, one is the one I got in the auction on Saturday! Neither are currently available on their website, which suggests 61-100 might be about to reappear there. These are shrinkwrapped like usual, but don't have issue number stickers on them so they must be new prints.
In a way this is good, because the other volume is 38 which is the one I was waving about on the call with the badly rolled spine. So it looks like Hachette will come good on their word after all...
I'm gobsmacked. Two days after I finally got the eight missing ones, Hachette come back to life and start sending them again.
Two more Hachette books arrived while I was away, about a month after the last two. I just checked the website to see what's what and it looks like they reprinted issues 60-75 as all bar one of those are back in stock again.
Ordered Time Wars from the recent Hachette website update. Arrived today. Appears to be a new printing: different interior paper stock to other volumes (shinier) and the cover card also is slightly different stock. No issue number sticker on the protective wrap.
Annoyingly, the indicia does not indicate this is a new printing.
Could be but I'm not sure - Ralph's definitely right about issues being reprinted because the four I've had since Hachette resumed sending them to me are newly printed. No issue number sticker and the spines are bound slightly differently - they're completely square, not pinched either side on the edge. We did also note that the issues that have come back onto the website did in two blocks, 1-60 and then 61-75 a few months later.