This year marks the 40th anniversary of everyone’s fave sci-fi comic anthology 2000AD.
First published in February 1977, 2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic and home of Judge Dredd, as well as a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action stars. As well as producing innovative and provocative comics for almost 40 years, it has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more.
To celebrate the occasion in style the almighty Tharg and the 2000AD team are pulling out all the stops with numerous events.
On Feburary 11th Orbital Comics join the fun with ‘Beyond 2000 AD’ a two week Exhibition highlighting the importance of the 2000AD to its fans and to pop culture.
‘Beyond 2000 AD’, which runs for two weeks, will have more cultural artefacts than the warehouse at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The difference here is that you will actually be able to see the prized gems from 2000AD’s history instead of just ‘top men’. Visitors can expect to see artwork, statues, vinyl records, clothing, and more.
So if you’re in London and are a 2000AD fan this sounds like it will be well worth a little trip into Orbital Comics.
I was going to throw in some cracking one line with something to do about orbits and the galaxy’s greatest comic but it’s 6am and my humour is still asleep in bed…lucky sod.