Sunday, April 22, 2007

Thrill Power

Curse you, Tom Ewing.

In this piece he reminds me that I am thirty years older than I was when I held the first issue of 2000AD in my hand, and that I was a damn fool not to have held onto my collection of comics from the first three years or so of its existence. Judge Dredd. Judge Anderson. Strontium Dog. Nemesis. Ro-Jaws and Hammerstein. Giant spiders. Time travel. Cityscapes from beyond the imagination. This was a world that was way preferable to the one I lived in.

Nice to see that some of the early stories have been re-issued. I wonder how they hold up. It's a long way from 12 to 42. It might be like going back to your primary school as a grown-up: how on earth did we all fit into such a tiny room?