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Tell me about 2000AD.

Should I bother reading their stuff? Is it good? Is it dated? Is it an 80s flash in the pan?
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>>78657191
>Should I bother reading their stuff? Is it good?
Yes you bloody well should, m8. I just hope you're not American and can appreciate/understand satire in sci-fi cyber punk setting.


>Is it dated?
Well the old stuff is, yeah. But that's part of the charm!

>Is it an 80s flash in the pan?
And the kitchen sink.
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>>78657191
Start with The Best of Tharg's Future Shocks, I think. Then do what you like. The new issue out this week (1962, I believe) is a jumping on point with five new stories.

Make sure you buy some of their products to support the last remaining British anthology.
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>>78657475
Is there a way to get them digitally?
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>>78658080
https://shop.2000adonline.com/categories/digital
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>>78658604
Thanks m8

Are Brit comics good on the whole?
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>>78659102
>Are brit comics good?
>Who is Grant Morrison
>Who is Alan Moore
>Who is Neil Gaiman

But nah 2000ad much like DC or Marvel have their fantastic stories and their awful stories. Dredd is still good long past the 80's. Infact some of his best stories such as Origins and America were written in the 2000'ds
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i bought one of those comics for it back when i was 8 in 2006

i should look for it again
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>>78659102
2000AD is certainly the best of the bunch, Warrior was also great, it was our equivalent of Heavy Metal, and it's where V for Vendetta and a few other Alan Moore stories first ran.
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>>78659163
Just because some good writers are British doesn't mean British comics as a whole are good.
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>>78659163
Almost. Even the bad 2000AD is more competent than bad stuff from the big two.
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>>78657191
>Is it good?
Yes, it's recovered from a dip in quality in the late 90s/early00s.

>Is it dated?
No more than any other comic. DC still think heroes wearing their undies on the outside is cool for instance.

>Is it an 80s flash in the pan?
80s 2000AD might have been the best thing ever in print comics. Every week. We're just never likely to ever see stuff of that quality consistently put out for your eyes to devour ever again. Nothing can really compare to it. The current stuff is running along fine though.
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> Best of 2000AD thread.
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>>78659874
I've no idea what the fuck is going on but damn it seems stylish
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Yes. Though the very early stuff can be really cheesy and dodgy, and a lot of it is certainly derivative, it all has a gleeful sense of insanity and over the top, hyper condensed action throwing wild new concepts at machinegun pace while still having very strong characters grounding every strip.
There's a dip in quality around the early 90s, but it picks back up fast enough, and lately they've been going through a very nice new golden age of great strips by great creators.
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>>78659985
It's so fucking late 70s, god damn
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>>78659978
That's really well done. Were the brits more into edgy comics back then?
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>>78657191
2000 AD has been in a creative rut for a while with few new characters, artists, or writers. Overall, their late 80's and early 90's stuff is probably the best that European comics has to offer
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>>78660053
2000AD was a bit of an outlier for its time, a boys comic that was much more violent and edgy than its contemporaries. It was ostensibly aimed for ten year olds and such, but they really pushed that envelope to a breaking point.
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Can't forget Big Dave.
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>>78660188
These days it thinks 10 year olds should be treated like youngling Jedi in Star Wars.
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>>78660256
It's definitely an interesting example of a comic that actually has grown with its audience, in a sense.
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>>78657191
It has fucking Judge Dredd, that's all I gotta say.
Go fucking buy a copy.
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AAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW
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>>78659519
Same goes for any nationality dude.
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And then there was that time two far-future time-travelling mutant bounty hunters took a shower with Ronald Reagan.
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>>78660386
Ronnie was always fun.
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>>78660256
Does he scare a kid to death?
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>>78660641
Yup. It's his shtick.
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>>78660842
Neat
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>>78660053
2000ad was way ahead of the curve. Sure it looked edgy as sin and 90's as fuck, but it looked that way in the early 80's
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>>78659174
should note i turned 9 in mid 06 so not underage b&
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>>78661853
Nobody gave a shit senpai
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>>78659769
>dip in quality in the late 90s/early00s.
90's had some great shit man
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>>78660329
God fucking damn Halo Jones broke my heart
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>>78663487
>mfw third book
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Can't talk about the Golden age of 2000ad without mentioning the rough riding sharpshooting dino wrangling adventures of Flesh
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Found this in a folder, does it need updating?
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>>78659769
It says a lot about 2000AD that despite having that dip in the 90's that at the same time they started some really great stuff. Even when they've dropped the ball 2000AD can still make quality
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>>78663829
So is it all sort of science fiction stuff?
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>>78664035
Mostly with some fantasy a bit of steampunk and a smattering of horror.
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>>78663829
Not really
I'd add Jaegir myself, but I haven't seen /co/ discuss it that much so I don't know what other people think of it
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Houdini, Conan Doyle and Lovcraft vs the Elder gods in Necronauts
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Deconstructionist superhero Zenith
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Werewolf apocalypse Age of the Wolf
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>>78660053
It was "edgy" in the sense that it was very adult, with gristly black humor scattered throughout. Not "edgey" in the sense of being "try hard grim derp"
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Long as we're talking new 2000AD series, I'm super into The Order. Medieval impossible technology vs wormgods from beyond.
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>>78663829
there's a shit ton mising
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>>78665259
Loving the order, classic stuff.>>78664235
>>78664235
Not feeling Jaegir personally but art is top tier
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>>78664235
i dont mind it but from what i can tell its somewhat unpopular
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>>78665150
>Nikola Dante
Shit, forgot that guy existed, what a series
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>>78665609
Tharg likes it enough to put it out as it's own book, so I guess someone must be enjoying it.
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Loving Helium so far
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>>78665695
Epic!
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>>78665873
not saying much, pretty sure all current stories have a book out at some point
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