Issue 2000 will be in the shops on Wednesday, but subscribers copies and pre-orders have already been delivered. There are two newsagents covers, one by Chris Burnham featuring a recreation of the classic McMahon cover from prog 168 and a Tharg wraparound by Cliff Robertson with a wonderful Glen Fabry version available through comic shops.
|Bolland on Dredd, just great.|
I could just as easily be mentioning David Roach's art on the Judge Anderson tale or the reappearace of Rogue Trooper but I'm not intending this as a full review and don't want to include any spoilers. Suffice to say this was a real treat for a long-time reader. So often special issues like this are disappointments, but I think the guys got this just about right. The right memories are reignited and the stories are all more satisfying than the usual annual or sci-fi special one-offs and none seem forced or overly contrived.
If you want more info on the contents of 2000AD prog 2000, I'd suggest you read Colin Noble's full, yet spoiler free review, in Downthetubes. Or even better (sorry Colin) just go out on Wednesday and get a copy.
Worth mentioning that this Friday sees the regular monthly meeting of Belfast Sector House 13 at the Parlour Bar in Belfast. With prog 2000 just out this one could be a bit special. Check out the group at their Facebook page and I can tell you all that my own experience is that they are very welcoming to newbies. I certainly intend to be there.
The new Beano web-page, with videos, jokes and a few comic strips can be found here.