FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000 AD
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released OUT NOW! 2015 | e | dVd Director Paul Goodwin Contributors Pat Mills, dave Gibbons, Kevin O’Neill, Neil Gaiman
Urged into existence by the promise of Star Wars and crackling with an upstart punk-era energy, 2000 AD didn’t so much arrive in 1977 as detonate, an explosive new dream-fuel for a generation.
This documentary celebrates nearly four decades of Britain’s most vital contribution to the comics world. There’s an impressive, engagingly frank array of talking heads, from key talent (Nemesis The Warlock’s Kevin O’Neill declares “We were a gang of reprobates”) to creators caught more fleetingly in the comic’s orbit (Neil Gaiman weeps for Alan Moore’s unfinished Halo Jones saga). There’s a place, too, for fans in the music world, from Anthrax to Portishead.
Punctuated by cool animated interludes that bring original panels to life, Future Shock! favours a thematic approach over a strictly historical one. At the heart of it all is original editor Pat Mills, on fine form, his undimmed anger and energy clearly the true creative engine behind The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
Extras An e-comic featuring the first printed stories of 10 classic characters. Nick Setchfield
Judge Dredd was originally the name of an occult detective strip that never made the comic’s pages.
The velvety-voiced Strand is the best character!
Original 2000 AD editor Pat Mills.