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Rooting around amongst our old comic collection (see the post below), we also stumbled on this copy of 2000AD, which was the British comic we (and how many other UK graphic designers?) grew up on more than any other. We can't quite believe it's twenty years old already, nor that the title is celebrating its thirtieth birthday this year.

This particular issue (or Prog) was their 500th, with a glossy cover for the first time - we think we can name all the characters except for the chap at bottom left (who hell he?): left to right on each row:
Judge Hershey, Torquemada and Ro Jaws, Dan Dare, Hammerstein (ABC Warriors), Judge Death, Ace Trucking, Slaine, Halo Jones, Rogue Trooper, Judge Anderson, Kano (Bad Company), Sooner or Later, Fink Angel, Tharg, D.R. and Quinch, ?, Mean Machine Angel, Nemesis, Judge Dredd, Johnny Alpha (Strontium Dog).

There were some really fantastic stories and artists in 2000AD, and Gorillaz artist (and Designer of the Year) Jamie Hewlett popped up in it for a while on a story called Hewligan's Haircut. Our favourites from way back then were Zenith, Devlin Waugh, Rogue Trooper and Bad Company.

Oh, and this place has a good collection of original art from the comic.

posted: 12 January 2007
categories: Comics
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