2000 AD has long been the launching pad for comic artists and writers in the United Kingdom, but some of those early stories by the likes of Garth Ennis, Sean Phillips, Alan Grant, Pat Mills, John Wagner, and Al Ewing have been difficult to find.
Mills influenced a generation of writers and artists, and with his new sci-fi anthology Spacewarp. he continues the traditions that he established in 1977 by working with a number of talented artists and a wide range of genres.
For many, the future may look bleak, but even the most pessimistic prognosticators can’t imagine a future like the world of Judge Dredd and Mega City One.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the work being done in 2000 AD over the past years, you may have missed writer Pat Mills and and artist Leigh Gallagher’s Titus Defoe, another take-no-prisoners hero, cut from the same cloth as many of previously mentioned legends.
Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ The Watchmen changed the landscape of comic books forever, but The Watchman would not have been possible without a breeding ground for sophisticated and adult story-telling in the shape of 2000AD.