History Comicbook / TwoThousandAD

19th Nov '17 2:19:04 PM CynicalBastardo
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* TheBusCameBack: A very interesting example happens with ''Revere''. Having died in Prog 872, he returns as part of ''Indigo Prime'' in Prog 2054.

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* TheBusCameBack: A very interesting example happens with ''Revere''. Having died in Prog 872, he returns as part of ''Indigo Prime'' in Prog 2054. That's a gap of 23 years.
19th Nov '17 2:16:54 PM CynicalBastardo
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* TheBusCameBack: A very interesting example happens with ''Revere''. Having died in Prog 872, he returns as part of ''Indigo Prime'' in Prog 2054.
18th Oct '17 5:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* TakeThatAudience: The comic "Escape from Armageddon" had a bizarre form of this. Pretty much the entire comic is a fairly standard sci-fi heroic space fantasy, with TheChosenOne tasked by the gods to defeat his EvilTwin who is blatantly Satan and gains a svelte love interest along the way. At the end, after the hero defeats the omnicidal demonic villain, the "gods" reveal themselves to basically be upper-dimensional D&D nerds and the whole universe is part of a sick game they're playing. The hero calls them out on their dickery and letting whole planets perish for their amusement before he is simply thrown back in time so he and his lover become the new Adam and Eve.
7th Oct '17 3:55:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* QuestForIdentity: In the story ''The Dead Man'', a young boy finds the burned body of a stranger in the wilderness and takes him back to his village. He can't even remember his name, but he turns out to be damn good with a gun and is being pursued by evil spirits from beyond. After healing sufficiently, the man goes on a journey to find out who he is. [[spoiler:He's Judge Dredd.]]

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* QuestForIdentity: In the story ''The Dead Man'', a young boy finds the burned body of a stranger in the wilderness and takes him back to his village. He can't even remember his name, but he turns out to be [[TheGunslinger damn good with a gun gun]] and is being pursued by evil spirits from beyond. After healing sufficiently, the man goes on a journey to find out who he is. [[spoiler:He's Judge Dredd.]]
2nd Sep '17 1:00:57 PM StFan
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The main draw of the first prog was the return of popular [[TheFifties 1950s]] hero ''ComicStrip/DanDare'', though ''MACH 1'' proved rather more popular. However, the true [[BreakoutCharacter breakout series]] was to be ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', who debuted in the second prog and has appeared in every strip since. The mag has continued to play host to a wide variety of sci-fi comics, some scrotnig, some not.

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The main draw of the first prog was the return of popular [[TheFifties 1950s]] hero ''ComicStrip/DanDare'', though ''MACH 1'' proved rather more popular. However, the true [[BreakoutCharacter breakout series]] was to be ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'', who debuted in the second prog and has appeared in every strip since. The mag has continued to play host to a wide variety of sci-fi comics, some scrotnig, some not.



Spiritually, 2000 AD is a descendant of ''Comicbook/{{Action}}'', inheriting many of its themes, practices and motifs from the older comic, and many of its writers originally wrote for ''Action''. ''Flesh'' and ''Shako'' in particular can be easily described as "''Hookjaw'', but with dinosaurs/a giant polar bear instead of a great white shark".

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Spiritually, 2000 AD is a descendant of ''Comicbook/{{Action}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Action}}'', inheriting many of its themes, practices and motifs from the older comic, and many of its writers originally wrote for ''Action''. ''Flesh'' and ''Shako'' in particular can be easily described as "''Hookjaw'', but with dinosaurs/a giant polar bear instead of a great white shark".



* ''Charley's War'' (Originally printed in ''Comicbook/{{Battle}}'', but had a reprint in the ''Megazine'')

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* ''Charley's War'' (Originally printed in ''Comicbook/{{Battle}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Battle}}'', but had a reprint in the ''Megazine'')



* ''Comicbook/LowLife'' (a {{spinoff}} of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'')

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* ''Comicbook/LowLife'' ''ComicBook/LowLife'' (a {{spinoff}} of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'')



* ''Comicbook/NemesisTheWarlock''
* ''Comicbook/NikolaiDante''

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* ''Comicbook/NemesisTheWarlock''
''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock''
* ''Comicbook/NikolaiDante''''ComicBook/NikolaiDante''



* ''Comicbook/StrontiumDog''

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* ''Comicbook/StrontiumDog''''ComicBook/StrontiumDog''



* ''Comicbook/{{Vector 13}}''
* ''Comicbook/{{Zenith}}''

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* ''Comicbook/{{Vector 13}}''
''ComicBook/Vector13''
* ''Comicbook/{{Zenith}}''''ComicBook/{{Zenith}}''



* BreakoutCharacter: Comicbook/JudgeDredd.

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* BreakoutCharacter: Comicbook/JudgeDredd.ComicBook/JudgeDredd.



** Resurrections defying the one exception above have occured though ([[spoiler: Mean Machine, Junior, and Pa Angel]] in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' and, most recently, [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/NikolaiDante Dmitri Romanov]] and [[ComicBook/StrontiumDog Johnny Alpha]]]]), albeit it's still generally uncommon.

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** Resurrections defying the one exception above have occured though ([[spoiler: Mean Machine, Junior, and Pa Angel]] in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'' ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' and, most recently, [[spoiler:[[ComicBook/NikolaiDante Dmitri Romanov]] and [[ComicBook/StrontiumDog Johnny Alpha]]]]), albeit it's still generally uncommon.



* FutureSlang: It's mostly used in stories set in the future to create unique swear words to get past the censors (e.g. "Drokk" and "Stomm" in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', "Sneck" in ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'', "Funt" in ''Sinister Dexter'', et. al.)

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* FutureSlang: It's mostly used in stories set in the future to create unique swear words to get past the censors (e.g. "Drokk" and "Stomm" in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'', "Sneck" in ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'', "Funt" in ''Sinister Dexter'', et. al.)



** While those of the ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd Megazine'' are called "megs."

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** While those of the ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd Megazine'' are called "megs."



** John Wagner and Alan Grant wrote ''a lot'' of content together for the magazine in the 1980's, most of which were published under one of several pseudonyms Wagner had created (T.B. Grover perhaps being the most notable for their work in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'') or credited to just one of them instead of both in order to avoid having entire issues with multiple strips from a single credited writer. The only strip where Wagner and Grant share a writing credit ''together'' under their ''real'' names is ''Ace Trucking Co.''

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** John Wagner and Alan Grant wrote ''a lot'' of content together for the magazine in the 1980's, most of which were published under one of several pseudonyms Wagner had created (T.B. Grover perhaps being the most notable for their work in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'') ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'') or credited to just one of them instead of both in order to avoid having entire issues with multiple strips from a single credited writer. The only strip where Wagner and Grant share a writing credit ''together'' under their ''real'' names is ''Ace Trucking Co.''



* {{Superhero}}: Generally in a satirical, parodic, or deconstructed form, such as ''Comicbook/{{Zenith}}'', the various ComicBook/{{Superman}} [[CaptainErsatz clones]] in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', the enlightened hippie stoner superheroes in ''Storming Heaven'', and the megalomaniacal alien "gods" from ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders''.

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* {{Superhero}}: Generally in a satirical, parodic, or deconstructed form, such as ''Comicbook/{{Zenith}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Zenith}}'', the various ComicBook/{{Superman}} [[CaptainErsatz clones]] in ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd'', ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'', the enlightened hippie stoner superheroes in ''Storming Heaven'', and the megalomaniacal alien "gods" from ''ComicBook/TheTenSeconders''.



* {{Transplant}}: Entire series were transplanted into ''2000 AD'' in the late 1970s and early 1980s, often as the result of it's owner's other magazines folding. ''Comicbook/StrontiumDog'' is probably the most famous example, having gotten its start in a magazine called ''Starlord'' which didn't last a year.

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* {{Transplant}}: Entire series were transplanted into ''2000 AD'' in the late 1970s and early 1980s, often as the result of it's owner's other magazines folding. ''Comicbook/StrontiumDog'' ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' is probably the most famous example, having gotten its start in a magazine called ''Starlord'' which didn't last a year.



* {{Trope 2000}}: As with many works of the late 20th century, this is invoked to make it sound more futuristic. Now, the name is fitting, as the year 2000 is arguably a focal point, since there are stories which take place in the distant past and in the present as well as the future.
* {{Zeerust}}: When it was founded, the year 2000 [=AD=] sounded wonderfully far-off futuristic.
** WordOfGod claims that the name was also chosen because the original publishers doubted the comic would last that long. Apparently they're keeping the name as a badge of pride because they actually ''did''.

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* {{Trope 2000}}: Trope2000: As with many works of the late 20th century, this is invoked to make it sound more futuristic. Now, the name is fitting, as the year 2000 is arguably a focal point, since there are stories which take place in the distant past and in the present as well as the future.
* {{Zeerust}}: When it was founded, the year 2000 [=AD=] sounded wonderfully far-off futuristic.
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futuristic. WordOfGod claims that the name was also chosen because the original publishers doubted the comic would last that long. Apparently they're keeping the name as a badge of pride because they actually ''did''.
''did''.
20th Aug '17 9:16:33 AM CynicalBastardo
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** The ''ComicBook/RogueTrooper''/''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' crossover is an interesting example. Friday ended up in Mega City One thanks to interdimensional travel and, as payment for their help, the Southers grant Justice Department teks unrestricted access to their technology for two hours. Since the Friday continuity is brushed under the carpet these days, it makes it seem like this might not have happened. On the other hand, Dredd does later encounter a FlawedPrototype GI, making it seem like a StableTimeLoop is occurring here.
26th Jul '17 9:48:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArtImitatesArt: ''2000 AD'' artists seem to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/joker_copy_4176.jpg love]] [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/ce/0a/97/ce0a971f52b2c18b7cc78d3801516a1f.jpg putting]] [[ComicBook/JudgeDredd Judge Death]] in place of ComicBook/TheJoker in [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C95eWGJ8xPY/Txp1yyZsy0I/AAAAAAAABDU/b5UYweGBctk/s1600/JohnDouglas_Killing-Joke_4.jpg homages]] [[http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_48189/subcat_130463/Meg211_1a.jpg to]] old Brian Bolland artworks (who has worked on both 2000AD and DC properties).
28th May '17 4:21:48 PM nombretomado
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* Just about every British comic writer or artist you've ever heard of... except WarrenEllis (though he did get a letter printed once back in the mists of time).

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* Just about every British comic writer or artist you've ever heard of... except WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis (though he did get a letter printed once back in the mists of time).
10th May '17 8:52:54 PM Frankencastle
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* Creator/SteveDillon
18th Jan '17 9:26:23 PM jormis29
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* ''ComicBook/ScarletTraces''
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