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    I still think about that today; what it meant about the character, and about the comic I was reading (aged 12). Even now I don’t know if Dredd was right or if he was wrong. It was the only way to win, to avoid the further slaughter and enslavement of his own people–but it was genocide. It was moral courage on an almost unimaginable level–but it was appalling.

    And check back in 24 hrs for the next Do Anything from Warren.
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    ah, memories
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    Still reading 2000AD - Its the only comic i can get regually in the area in which I live!
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    Time for a rerun of The Best Comics Panel Ever? Some of Garth's moments are a bit before my time, but I have my share of happy memories with madcap robots, future ultra-violence and everyone's favourite fascist. Gorbless ol' Tooth, I wouldn't be the comics reader and all round happy geek I am today without it. Splundig vur thrigg!
    • CommentAuthorD-
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    i hate myself for never read a thing about 2000 AD =/.

    What can i buy, an Omnibus or something to start ? can you recommend me ? thanks.
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    I think 2000AD did more to shape who I am than anything else in the world. The debt I owe it is enormous. Plus, I got a story published in this issue. To date, this is the only thing I've had published.
    • CommentAuthorSpike3185
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    I started with a couple Ennis "Judge Dredd" (Emerald Isle and Goodnight Kiss) trades a couple months ago that were on sale at Forbidden Planet for like a dollar. Dunno how easy they are to track down otherwise, though. About to start looking for more.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    In the UK Rebellion are putting out cheap collections of 2000AD stuff. The compelte Judge Dredd is up to volume 14 now...
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    i hate myself for never read a thing about 2000 AD =/.

    In addition to all the Judge Dredd, the beginnings of Alan Moore's V for Vendetta and Marvel/Miracle Man stories were in 2000AD.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009 edited
    @izenmania I dont think so: they were in Warrior; but Skizz was in 2000AD. I don't know, apart from specific stories it was neat that each issue had several stories (something for everyone), as well as that stories were recurring or serialized. The price, too, was affordable. And the "in-jokes" I guess helped to make it cultish.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    At the very least everyone should try to read 'The Ballad of Halo Jones' at least once. They don't make em like that anymore (well, they probably do, I just haven't found anything quite like it since)
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    2000ad has been *very good* for about the last 5 years. After a patch in the 90s that were less so
    (Partly due to Ennis, Morrisson and Millar being let loose on it, and partly due to lack of investment from the bosses)

    Most of the good stuff is out in "phone book" collections - Dredd up to volume 14 so far (roughly a year per volume) and hence about 2 volumes away from the dodgy stuff. Volume 5 contains everything about the Apocalypse war mentioned by Garth.

    Strontium Dog, Nemesis, Ace Trucking are available in phone books. Rogue Trooper might e available in about 6 slimmer volumes, but thicker collections are due. Alan Moore's Future shocks are available in a single volume. Modern stuff like Cabillistics inc. , Kingdom, Leatherjack are also worth hunting down. Cradlegrace, once it's released will blow your mind (as well as turn your stomach).

    All the current collections should be available here
    (The rest of the website is being updated).

    Oh and this week sees a very strong jumping on point - issue 1650 - big changes are afoot!
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    they had 2000AD at the local library for me and a couple of the TPB´s, which i read during my school days.

    I had 2 fav characters. They were Develin Waugh, especially the story Swimming in Blood. Somehow it just creeped me out a lot. The other Was Big Dave. Had me in stitches. Cheers for that Grant and Mark.

    Like others i drifted away from 2000AD during the 90´s and the 00´s. But recently i started reading it again (at the library and i found they sold it at my LCS). the reason was a recommendation to read "Cradlegrave", which is a nice gritty urban horrory story. And i´m now enjoying the Current Sinister Dexter arc and Defoe: Queen of the zombies
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    2000ad was my introduction into regular comics really, When I was growing up, DC/ Marvel titles appeared in my local newsagents sparodically, and never the same titles in consequetive months. It never stopped me reading them, but there was no linearity in it for me. Also, I think my parents viewed 2000ad as better value, it was half the price and had more content than its US contemporaries. Looking back, it was printed on bog roll, though it did get glossy for a while, and there were some utterly shite strips. and some of the art was hideous, both to my eyes a youngster, and in reflection. but, really, it had some of the best strips, to my mind I've ever seen. You can say it went downhill with Grant Morrison, but I still consider Zenith to be one of the best Superhero stories ever.
    Robohunter and Ace Trucking Co. were fantastic comedy. Skizz and The Ballad of Halo Jones were excellent examples of how grown-up comics could be.
    Slaine and Nemesis the Warlock formed serious serialised story telling, and fantastic depth, whilst Judge Dredd developed so, so far within the confines of its character, it was awesome. and he could kick everyone's ass.

    A special mention goes to the serialization of DCs Metalzoic which appeared in issues cos it was awesome.
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    I'm still sad that adult spin-offs Revolver and Crisis folded. There's no way they could ever conceivably succeed, but they were fantastic comics. Pat Mills' Third World War was obnoxiously right-on, but he was talking about ID cards, third-world outsourcing, and food modification years before it hit the mainstream.

    Pat Mills is doing a signing at my comic shop in a couple of weeks, and I'm gutted that I can't go. Nemesis is one of my favourite things ever. @D-, please try Nemesis. It's so incredibly imaginative and funny and scary.
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009 edited
    2000AD recommendations for D- :

    Modern stuff:

    Necronauts - unique art style (anyone know what Frazer Irving's up to these days? I remember chatting with him on 2000ad irc years ago ...), slightly LoEG story featuring Old Ones, Houdini, Lovecraft, cricket bats. Luvverly.
    Leviathan - creepy pseudo-Victoriana from sometime-Ellis-collaborator Disraeli. A great short, a really good example of what 2000AD can do as an anthology.
    Button Man is also great -- a contemporary thriller by John Wagner.

    Older stuff:

    The Ballad of Halo Jones is an early Alan Moore masterpiece, which he went off in a huff and never quite finished. Heartbreaking (the story, as well as that it wasn't ever finished ...).
    For my money, America is the best Judge Dredd story ever, fin.

    I stopped reading about ... oh, five or six years ago, so my "modern" stuff isn't bang up to date. I'm loath to start on the phone books, as thrilled as I am that they're printing them, because they're near on twenty quid each, and once I get going I know there's thirty-two years of the stuff to buy! I suppose I'm looking for Dredd recommendations, too. I have Brothers of the Blood - can anyone recommend any other collections of "mythos" Dredd?
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    That was a beautiful column. Brought back a hell of a lot of memories, I was lucky - I started reading from issue one (or the thing that predated 2000AD, Warrior?). It is one of my few childhood memories, standing on that old sofa we used to have waiting for my dad to come in from work carrying the latest issue (which he couldn't have read because he was/is illiterate).

    Like many others I drifted away at some point, although al this talk may make me return to it - after all I have a LCS (though, not a 'favourite', less than 30 minutes walk away from me).

    Perhaps it's time to hop on my bike tomorrow and give it a go again.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    @Reynolds - new issues are supposed to hit the stores on Wednesdays. You might get 1650 tomorrow if your lucky.

    That said, the last Dredd story in 1649 is a stand-alone set-up for What Comes Next. Other strips are finishing off in that Prog.

    @Osmosis - I'd suggest heading over to the forum at the official site where there are regular threads on recommendations
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    @Fan You are right and I am foolish. *hangs head*
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeAug 24th 2009
    Ennis' 2000AD stuff is actually pretty poor though. Don't bother with it.

    What you all want is Song of the Surfer. One of the greatest comics ever.