Running weekly since 1977, 2000AD has offered readers with top-notch science fiction comics in an anthology format. Most famous for Judge Dredd, this British comics magazine offers a generous assortment of science-fiction stories covering a wide range of sub-genres, topics, themes and art styles. Further to this, the magazine has included many of the great British comic book creators, many of which have gone on to have successful careers over at Marvel, DC and Vertigo Comics. As a result, it’s become a creative hub in the British scene for establish and new creators working in science fiction narratives.
Due to the weekly nature of this anthology series, there’s always stories starting and ending all the time but the stars have aligned for 2000AD prog #1950 (what 2000AD call their weekly issues) with four brand new stories beginning this week. As you’ll see in the preview images below, there’s an assortment of stories on offer which cover a wide range of art styles, storytelling and different kinds of science fiction. As a result, this prog is an accessible place to start for new or lapsed readers, especially for those who love science fiction.
If your local comic book store doesn’t stock 2000AD then don’t worry, there’s a few other avenues you can find it. For those in the UK, you should be able to find an issue in your local newsagency. If you’re outside of the UK digital is the way to go with a few options available. First, you can dip your toe by buying a single digitally at the 2000AD webstore. Or if you’re looking to dive right in you can get a digital subscription (the the iOS and Android apps) which not only gives you access to this week’s prog but also a whopping 3 months of previous stories. What a bargain!
You’ll be able to pick this issue up in it’s various formats from September 30th.
Let’s take a look at what The Mighty Tharg, 2000AD’s alien editor has on offer in this week’s:
First up we have Judge Dredd: Serial Serial story by John Wagner, Colin MacNeil, Chris Blythe, and Annie Parkhouse.
Next is the alternative 17th century zombie hunter series Defoe: The London Hanged by Pat Mills, Leigh Gallagher, and Annie Parkhouse.
After that we have steampunk adventure Brass Sun: Motor Head by Ian Edginton, INJ Culbard, and Ellie De Ville.
Finally we have some military monster madness in the form of Bad Company: First Casualties by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, Jim McCarthy, and Simon Bowland.
Will You Be Reading 2000AD Prog #1950?
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