2000 AD reaches a massive milestone in 2022. 45 years of thrilling comics.
The weekly British science fiction* anthology has been published since 1977. While many know it as the home of Judge Dredd, it’s long been a hotbed of high-concept and weird comics – often with a punk rock attitude. 2000 AD has also been a breeding ground for young creators, who have become some of the biggest names in comics. Some of these include Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Al Ewing, Carlos Equzerra, John Wagner, Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely, to name a few.
How to Love Comics is celebrating 2000 AD’s huge achievement all year long with a feature we’re calling 45 Years of Thrills. Along with How To Love Comics’ regular coverage, you’ll see a wide range of articles covering 2000 AD from myself and a host of guest contributors.
45 Years of Thrills will spotlight this exciting corner of the comic book world – exploring the 2000 AD’s golden period in the 1980s all the way up to today’s modern masterpieces. Along the way, we’ll feature mainstays like Judge Dredd, uncover hidden gems, and make sure to highlight the fantastic artists and writers who have graced the anthologies pages over the years.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never read a single page of 2000 AD before. By the end of it, hopefully, you’ll have numerous new comics to add to your to-read list.
Exciting new pieces will be available throughout the year. Take a look below to find everything that has been published so far.
Want to read 2000 AD but don’t know how? This zarjaz guide will point you in the right direction.
As you’ll soon find out, the answer isn’t so simple.
Judge Dredd: Blaze of Glory explores Al Ewing’s (Immortal Hulk) pre-Marvel work with a collection of short Judge Dredd stories.
Continuing our celebration of 2000 AD’s 45th anniversary, Olly MacNamee looks back at the anarchic D.R and Quinch, which shows that Alan Moore has a wicked sense of humour.
Tom Shapira returns to spotlight the work of Carlos Ezquerra and discuss the newly released historical retrospective collection.
Science fiction can be confusing for new-comers. Luckily, Full Tilt Boogie is an accessible all-ages space opera. Read on to find out more.
*While 2000 AD is most known for science fiction, it also dabbles in fantasy and horror too.