Solar Salutations, fellow humans! It's time once again to splice the hatches and batten down the mainbrace and settle in for a long meander down retrospect river, because Unky Rusty has wrangled his trained pedantosaur out of its pen (actually, it's more of a paddock than a pen) and taken it foraging for juicy and … Continue reading Star Wars in 2000AD, part 1
The British Science Fiction anthology comic 2000AD has, as of this week, reached issue 2104, which means it has overtaken War Picture Library (Amalgamated Press / Fleetway / IPC, from 1 Sep 1958 to 3 Dec 1984) in the number-of-issues stakes and thus moved into tenth place in the longevity charts. (I've decided to keep … Continue reading The British Comics Top-10 Longevity Chart!
PLEASE NOTE: This chart is now OUT OF DATE! Click here for the latest version! Checking back over this site yesterday I spotted an error... I'd long believed that the British humour comic Buster had lasted 2080 issues: the same number of issues that the science fiction anthology comic 2000AD reaches today (9 May 2018). … Continue reading The British Comics Top-11 Longevity Chart!
A good few visitors to this blog have told me they've been attempting to identify the comics from which the letters of the blog's logo were taken. If you're also playing that game, then read no further because I'm about to reveal all the answers... First, the rules: I decided that each letter had to … Continue reading Deciphering the Logo
Now on-line, totally free and ready for you to download - the Judge Dredd issue of Journey Planet, the Hugo Award-winning fanzine! 99 pages packed with all-new articles on Dredd, the creators that shaped him, features from the folks behind the Dredd fanzines Zarjaz and Sector 13, plus interviews with Patrick Mills, John Wagner, strips, … Continue reading Journey Planet #39: Judge Dredd
At fifty issues per year, 2000 AD will overtake Buster and War Picture Library in 2018. It'll overtake Bunty in 2021, and Comic Cuts in 2036. In 2053 it'll move into third place, displacing The Dandy. And if both The Beano and Commando cease publication right now, 2000 AD will take the top spot around … Continue reading 2000AD prog 2000!
Ahem… Look what’s just arrived at Carroll Towers: Carlos Ezquerra’s actual original artwork for the opening double-page spread of The Stainless Steel Rat, from 2000AD #142, cover date 8 December 1979! The 2000AD adaptation of Harry Harrison’s classic SF novel The Stainless Steel Rat had probably the single greatest impact on my formative years. Not … Continue reading The Stainless Steel Rat – original artwork!