Zarjaz news! 2000AD‘s prog 1874, aimed at new readers with several new stories and previously mentioned here, has sold out at a distributor level and is set to be reprinted!
This is the first time this has ever happened!
2000AD first appeared way back in 1977 when Pat Mills, a freelance writer and editor who had created Battle Picture Weekly and Action, was asked to help create a science fiction-oriented comic. Mills brought fellow freelancer John Wagner on board and the rest, as they say, is history.
Throughout its history, 2000AD has been responsible for introducing numerous enduring characters into the comics landscape, the most famous being Judge Dredd (whose world has spawned a host of characters on its own) and including characters such as Rogue Trooper, Slaine, Sinister Dexter, ABC Warriors, Strontium Dog and Durham Red amongst numerous others.
As well as its memorable characters, 2000AD is also known for featuring the early appearances of a whole host of some of the best names associated with comics; Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, Brian Bolland, Peter Milligan and Si Spurrier, amongst others, have all contributed to the title and new talent is constantly emerging, like Clint Langley whose eye-popping digital art has featured in hit stories featuring Slaine and A.B.C Warriors.
2000AD and Judge Dredd were featured in a set of stamps issued by Royal Mail commemorating British comics back in 2012.
The reprint news was announced via their Facebook page.
With the constant speculation on the death of print media, this news of one of Britains longest running comics selling out on a distributor level definitely puts a different perspective on things.
For all things 2000AD visit 2000ADonline or your local comic shop.