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2000A.D. Day: Final thoughts

What have we learnt from the 2000AD day? Not much, as it has been too unfocused to really extract any conclusions, but let’s try …

1) Most of the issues (checked today, so mid-80s to mid-90s) have at least one strip with really good art and only a few are absolutely unreadable.

Beautiful Sean Phillips page

2) Most of the artists and writers who come from the England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland have probably worked on 2000AD at some point … and a high percentage of those have done at least one terrible Judge Dredd story

Mark Millar thinks Fantomas would be irrelevant in Mega-City One

Even Alan Davis drew a Judge Dredd story!

Alan Davis's Judge Dredd

3) There is sometimes some crazy shit going on in 2000AD:

Nemesis the Warlock

4) Shaky Kane has always been great

Mark Millar and Shaky Kane - The Uncanny Doctor Doctor

5) Mark Millar has always been Mark Millar

Mark Millar & Steve Yeowell - Maniac 5

6) 2000AD has published a lot more good stuff than anybody has ever heard about, the only problem is that their trade paperback program apparently does not quite work … which is a pity, because the ones they are putting out are really worth it.

I would totally recommend Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks, The Best of Tharg’s Future Shocks (Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Peter Milligan, …) and Hewligan’s Haircut (Peter Milligan & Jamie Hewlett) to start with.

For more information about the trades: http://www.2000adonline.com/books/books_list.php

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