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February 26, 2007 9:55 AM   Subscribe

30 years of thrillpower! British weekly comic 2000ad celebrates it's 30th aniversary. Previously discussed here, current Tharg Matt Smith interviewed, special birthday Prog. Splundig vur thrigg!
posted by Artw (20 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Former editor David Bishop has been posting some interviews with artists, writers and editors past and present on his blog in the run up to the anniversary.
posted by Artw at 10:00 AM on February 26, 2007


Podcast interview with 2000ads first editor (and the guy who wrote most of the early stories) Pat Mills.
posted by Artw at 10:02 AM on February 26, 2007


This is the real Wikipedia link
posted by Plutor at 10:37 AM on February 26, 2007


When I was a wee boy, Tharg published a letter of mine to the letters page. I won a Judge Dredd mug. Kudos to me I think.
posted by brautigan at 10:54 AM on February 26, 2007


yeah, the wikipedia link, currently, does not even mention the magazine.
posted by delmoi at 11:39 AM on February 26, 2007


er, nevermind.
posted by delmoi at 11:40 AM on February 26, 2007


Nuts, it seems it's traditional for me to screw up at least one link on any post I make... In this case it's a bit of a shame because 2000ad really is spectacularly well covered on Wikipedia.

You can get there from the link I gave BTW, it's just an extra click.
posted by Artw at 12:13 PM on February 26, 2007


Let's start the My Favourite 2000AD character thing now. Nemesis the Warlock. Next!
posted by imperium at 12:29 PM on February 26, 2007


Bad Company!
posted by Artw at 12:34 PM on February 26, 2007


A few years ago on the Bad Signal mailing Warren Ellis discussed 2000AD. Basically (iirc) he said now that it's full colour and not printed on 'toilet paper' 2000AD is too expensive, it's not an impulse buy anymore. I have to say I agree. I'm grown up now with a full time job, but 200AD just seems too pricey for what you're getting.

I've still got loads in a box somewhere, must dig them out at some point.

Having said that, happy birthday!
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics at 1:01 PM on February 26, 2007


Let's start the My Favourite 2000AD character thing now. Nemesis the Warlock. Next!

Sláine was amazing. Also, Hewligans Haircut was probably the one series that really sticks in my head.
posted by twistedonion at 1:21 PM on February 26, 2007


The Ballad of Halo Jones FTW.
posted by schwa at 1:57 PM on February 26, 2007


is 2000ad what the Japanese weekly mangas based themselves on, or was it vice versa?
posted by amberglow at 2:39 PM on February 26, 2007


amberglow - I suspect an entirely independant evolution for each.
posted by Artw at 3:00 PM on February 26, 2007


they're really really similar tho--especially considering that 2000ad used to be on newsprint like many of the Japanese ones still are.
posted by amberglow at 3:05 PM on February 26, 2007


I've got to second Halo Jones- one of Moore's best.

Oh, and before I forget...

BLOCK WAR!!!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 3:24 PM on February 26, 2007


I flipped through a copy of The Ballad of Halo Jones in Borders last weekend. Gotta say, it's not as good as I remembered. I guess I'd find the same problem with my personal favourites, Zenith and Chopper.

Agreed on the impulse buy problem, though. My kids aren't going to become regular readers by picking up a few copies casually at that price.
posted by Leon at 2:27 AM on February 27, 2007


DR and Quinch all the way.
posted by Mocata at 3:51 AM on February 27, 2007


Robohunter in BritCit was excellent political satire of the Thatcher years, and still makes me smile.

And who can forget the early Dredd quote to the man on a ledge: "Don't jump citizen, littering the streets is an offence!"
posted by mdoar at 10:52 AM on February 27, 2007


A few years ago on the Bad Signal mailing Warren Ellis discussed 2000AD. Basically (iirc) he said now that it's full colour and not printed on 'toilet paper' 2000AD is too expensive, it's not an impulse buy anymore. I have to say I agree. I'm grown up now with a full time job, but 200AD just seems too pricey for what you're getting.

I was allowed one comic when I was a kid and started with 2000AD when I was 11 and continued buying it well into adulthood. Now I tend to pop in WHSmiths when I go past and read the few stories I can abide while I'm in there. the first copy I got was 8p. Now it's about 20 times that.
posted by biffa at 7:09 AM on February 28, 2007


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