Thrill-Power Overload: 2000 AD
Iconic comic Celebrate four decades of 2000 AD with this fully illustrated and honest read, updated with six years of new material
Celebrate four decades of 2000 AD with this in-depth, fully illustrated and eye-poppingly honest read.
Back in 1977, few would have bet that a small British sci-fi comic would become a global sensation and launch the careers of legendary artists such as Neil Gaiman, John Wagner and Alan Moore.
Four decades on and 2000 AD is alive and kicking, and more influential than ever. So to celebrate, here’s an updated version of its definitive history, first published in 2009.
In Thrill-Power Overload, former 2000 AD editor David Bishop and journalist Karl Stock describe in detail how the comic was first conceived and created, and its struggle for survival over the years. Some candid interviews pull no punches in describing the antagonisms, the industrial action and the creative fallouts that nearly led to the comic’s demise on a number of occasions.
On a more positive note, there are also hundreds of illustrations, including single-frames, cover art and full strips, as well as a selection of rarely seen artwork, all reproduced wonderfully in full and vivid colour.
It’s not a cheap buy by any means, but this is must-read for any fan of this unique, ground-breaking UK comic. Rating
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