* 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 and a lot of FollowTheLeader type stories.
* 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. Lampshaded in the 2000th issue, where one of the ''Vector 13'' guys tries to get in on the celebrations and Tharg slams the door in his face stating, "Hey, it was TheNineties".