Thursday, 26 February 2015

Happy Birthday 2000AD!!

Today 2000AD is 38. That's almost as old as me! 



Happy Birthday to the worlds greatest comic!


Of course it does explain why I kind of assume that it's been around my entire life. Cos it essentially has. But you'd be surprised how many people look blankly at you when you mention it. Folk have all heard of DC and Marvel but the home grown brilliance of 2000AD seems to have passed a lot of people by. Lets celebrate a little on this important day by looking at some of the characters and strips that don't always get mentioned.


Sam Slade - Robo Hunter.
A cigar chomping Bounty hunter out to bring renegade robots to justice alongside his wisecracking baby sidekick. Whats not to like?



Bad Company
The late lamented Brett Ewins strip is based in an Endless future war. A normal bloke is thrust into the war alongside a group of hardened killers. There adventures against the Krool is well worth picking up.


The Ballad of Halo Jones
A brat from the slums and her longing to break out and see the universe. Which she does. The Ballad spans her life and her travels and tribulations across the galaxy.

Zenith
A superbrat rock star who os actually a superhero. He fights because it's good for his sales. Brilliantly turning the super hero mythos up side down. A hero that wants to be famous and doesn't want to hide. Currently being reissued as hardback collections.

And these are only the tip of the iceberg. Go on, treat yourself, buy some 2000AD collections or grab yourself a copy off of the newsagents shelf. You won't regret it.

6 comments:

  1. 2000 AD was always a big inspiration for me. Top comic.Happy Birthday.

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  2. Just recently been buying up some old annuals I used to have as a kid, such a great read and great characters.

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  3. Still have all my old issues in the loft. Never got into the american stuff. Remember "the dead man"? That literally blew my mind when I was a kid!

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  4. Slaine. He did not think it too many!

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  5. Jebus.... 2000 is as old as me...... ABC Warriors, Dan Dare, Warlock.... Along with Eagle comic and the Beano, my 80's childhood was a lucky one.

    As soon as Bad Company was released in a 3 or 4 part graphic novel (I have them in a box at home) I HAD to get them! Now my own 10-year-old loves delving into that world - so glad.

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  6. I used to wear shorts with yellow tartan just like Slaine in my teenage years... nobody would get why (maybe a good thing, since otherwise I would have waited a couple more years to get laid).

    I love you 2000AD

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