2000AD’s The Taxidermist Collected for First Time

This weird and wonderful 2000AD strip is collected for the first time and it will be very interesting to see if it has aged well. Written by John Wagner and some excellent artwork by Ian Gibson, Trevor Hairsine and Cam Kennedy make this a good buy. It is released on 17th March 2011 £14.99. Check back soon for a full review.

Only in the insane world of Mega-City One would competitive human taxidermy be an Olympic sport, but in John Wagner’s classic The Taxidermist, aging Jacob Sardini is its greatest star!

It’s 2116 and the Mega-Olympics have come to Katmandu and all the great sports of the 22nd century are represented – insulting, staring, housework, mountaineering, sex and of course human taxidermy.

But Sardini’s talents aren’t just in demand for the sports arena – shady mobsters and political monsters have him in their sights to help with a little stuffing of their own!

One of the classic strips from the pages of 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine – and collected for the very first time – The Taxidermist is a combination of mafia caper, a witty satire on the politics of sport, and a heart-warming tale of a proud old man who just happens to stuff people for a living.

2000 AD is Britain’s longest running and most celebrated sci-fi comic, which has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. The 32 page, weekly anthology is a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour.

Giving birth to iconic characters such as Judge Dredd, Halo Jones, Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper, the imaginative blend of hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for more than 30 years – launching the careers of some of the top names in global comics, including Alan Moore, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, Steve Dillon, Jock, and Peter Milligan.2000 AD, its monthly sister publication The Judge Dredd Megazine, and its extensive range of collected graphic novels are available to buy online, from all major magazine retailers across the UK.

GS Reporter: Montoya

Source: Rebellion, 2000AD

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