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Saturday, 24 March 2012

British Comic Stamps: 2000AD

Here's the final post to mark the release of the Royal Mail's Comic Collection, celebrating 75 years of British comics. The Royal Mail have kindly sent us large versions of each stamp, so we thought we'd show them off in all their glory, in the order of first comic publication.

2000AD needs no introduction to regular readers of this site, but for those of you finding us for the first time as a result of these stamp posts, it's a weekly British science fiction-oriented comic, first published in 1977, which has just enjoyed its 35th birthday.

It's most noted for its Judge Dredd stories, and has been contributed to by a number of artists and writers who became renowned in the field internationally, such as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison.

There's more about 2000AD at the title's official web site at www.2000adonline.com

• Stamps and stamp products are available at all Post Office branches, online at www.royalmail.com/personal/comic-stamps-and-collectibles, the Royal Mail eBay shop: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Royal-Mail-Stamp-Collections and from Royal Mail Tallents House (tel. 08457 641 641), 21 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9PB.

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