Friday, March 02, 2007

2000AD – Splundig Vur Thrigg!

30 Years Ago this week…a new legend was born.

Is it really thirty years ago that a new phenomenon arrived on the newsstands or was shot through our letterboxes? Wow doesn’t time fly, as did the first free gift to be given away with this new boys weekly comic book here in the UK back in 1977, “The Space Spinner”. I still have mine in my archives…

The guys at the top didn’t think it had much in the way of legs to last a year, never mind 30 of them. The roster over the years has had the best of the best of the UK’s writers and artists in their ranks. Its pages have seen the likes of Carlos Esquerra, Mike McMahon, Dave Gibbons, David Pugh, John Ridgway, Ian Gibson, Don Lawrence, Alan Grant, John Wagner, Pat Mills, Jon Haward, Art Wetherall, Richard Elson, Brian Bolland, Azpiri, Massimo Berlardinelli, ecch even I have had work in it, and this little ensemble doesn’t even touch the surface. It has been a showcase for the top talent to come out the UK since its birth all those years ago.

The list of characters is equally exciting and equally massive in scope, with such characters and titles as: Judge Dredd, Slaine, ABC Warriors, Nemesis the Warlock, Flesh, Invasion, Shako, Bill Savage, Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper, Summer Magic, Shadows, Chopper, Junker, Sam Slade (Robo-Hunter) The Ace Trucking Co, Halo Jones, D.R. & Quinch, Mach 1, Harlem Heroes, Zippy Couriers…etc…

2000AD and all characters mentioned above are trademarks and copyright 2007, Rebellion.

Well here’s to another 30 guys – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Until next time have fun!

Tim Perkins…

March 2nd 2007

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