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Saturday, 7th October 2017
The downthetubes news blog was assimilated into our main site back in 2013, but we're glad you're here, because that's currently undergoing some under the bonnet refurb! So we've brought this blog back from the dead to tide us over.
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Friday, 24 February 2012
Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From artist and fan Simon Wyatt
Early Dredd, McMahon, Ezquerra and Bolland art blowing me away.
Favourite Character or Story?
Too many really, I loved Flesh, Dan Dare with the Eternicus gauntlet, Skizz, Tyrrany Rex, Harry Twenty, Dredd versus Death but I guess my all time favourite story was 1979's Ro Busters classic featuring Charlie, the giant pilot robot defending Northpool from the Terra Meks, led by Mek-Quake, just an absolute stand out story!
What do you like most about the 2000AD?
The variety and ingenuity of its long storytelling history, the eclectic characters, the best of British comic art and the fact that the anarchic humour is still intact and still translates well to this day.
What would you most like to see in 2000AD as it heads to its Forties?
More of the same!
If you worked on 2000AD, do you have an anecdote you'd like to share about your experience of Tharg and his minions?
Never worked for 2000AD, submitted a few times previously (who knows, maybe one day in the far flung future).