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Tags: 2000 AD comics judge dredd sci fi tharg

When you look into a concept that you gave up in younger life, most times you will find that it belongs in your past as you no longer find it as appealing. But with 2000 AD and particularly Judge Dredd you find that you are reminded of how good they really were. Around 1990 I started buying 2000 AD and also Judge Dredd monthly comics, I had never really been a comics person apart from Disney comics when quite young, but 2000 AD bought in a whole new concept to me with their well written sci fi stories. 'Judge Dredd' with it's often hilarious black humour, 'Tharg's Future Shocks'; short stories with a twist in the tale once referred to as The Twilight Zones of 2000 AD, and numerous other stories and characters coupled with amazing hand painted artwork brought a top quality form of entertainment to my life.

There were some dodgy stories though of course, the most controversial being 'The Space Girls', which was basically the Spice Girls in Space, and towards the mid 90's the comic started to slide downhill a little. But in 2000 due to declining sales the comic was purchased by Rebellion Developments, a company who make computer games. Under their wing 2000 AD has been very successful and is now enjoying what fans are declaring a second golden age, with older classic stories revisited as well as newly developed ones, and also the comic continues to uncover British talent in the form of writers and artists. It has also published a tie-in to the film Shaun of the Dead in a story written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.

Comic is too smaller a word for it, but nonetheless it is the Galaxy's greatest, and if you have ever been a fan I recommend taking a look at it again. Especially in this day and age of downloadable digital comics.

Splundig Vur Thrigg


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