* CompleteMonster: See [[Monster/TwoThousandAD here]].
* DorkAge: The 90s is generally seen as a low point. According to ''Future Shock: The Story of [=2000AD=]'', publishers Fleetway Egmont acquired it as part of a package deal and didn't really know what direction they wanted to take it in, especially with such disastrous experiments as the infamous Sex Issue.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Both ''Sinister Dexter'' and ''Nikolai Dante'' appeared in the late 90s and shot to a popularity rivaling that of the top classic strips. In more detail:
** ''Sinister Dexter'' went through a period where it appeared twice in each prog, and the finale of its "Eurocrash" story took up the whole of prog 1139, even forcing out ''Judge Dredd''.
** ''Nikolai Dante'' managed to get on the cover of Prog 2000 (see page image) after just three years, ahead of such popular classic characters as Sam Slade, Sláine, and Hamerstein.
** ''Judge Anderson: Psi'', ''ComicBook/TheSimpingDetective'' and ''ComicBook/LowLife'' are notable among Dredd spinoffs due to their interesting protagonists.
** ''ComicBook/DroidLife'', which parodies the concept that the comic is completely produced by droids.
* ReplacementScrappy: In 1996, Tharg was [[HostileShowTakeover briefly replaced]] by the ''Vector 13'' agents. This was very quickly scrapped after an overwhelmingly negative fan reaction.