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Colin YNWA

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Re: Welcome to 2000AD Online
« Reply #120 on: 12 January, 2018, 04:57:38 pm »
... so I guess that makes me one of those new readers that you all worry far too much about (no need to fret, guys, Tharg's doing all the right things to attract us!)

That's good to hear. Always great to hear what 'fresh blood' has to say. Have you started to catch up on the old stuff yet?

Welcome aboard and have fun.

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Re: Welcome to 2000AD Online
« Reply #121 on: 13 January, 2018, 08:06:23 pm »
Longtime lurker. Finally decided to make an account. So… uh, hello!

First prog was 1900, so I guess that makes me one of those new readers that you all worry far too much about (no need to fret, guys, Tharg's doing all the right things to attract us!)

How did you get indoctrinated, and how have you found your first three years?

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« Reply #122 on: 15 January, 2018, 06:13:42 pm »

How did you get indoctrinated, and how have you found your first three years?

When the Doctor Who resurgence happened, I got the bug pretty hard. This led me to the classic series and then even further down the rabbit hole into the Big Finish releases. That's where I first started to hear about 2000 AD. Even though their Dredd range was relatively inactive by this point, there seemed to be an overwhelming enthusiasm for the series with people constantly asking when/if they would return. So one day, when I saw the big display of Case Files in Forbidden Planet, I decided to give the first one a go.

I ended up picking up a couple more and then - intrigued by the twitter promo - I decided to give the jumping-on prog a try. I'd feared it would be difficult to jump in to all of the pre-established stories but there's something really approachable about 2000 AD. Over my first 18 months, story after story would be thrown at me and most of the time there would be just enough details for me to get up to speed and engaged. And for the more long running stories, there's always someone like Sinead or Volodina so I could be introduced to the characters through their eyes (much like how a new Doctor Who companion can introduce people to the show!).

I'm really glad I took the plunge. Now, 2000 AD has become a routine part of my week and introduced me to a bunch of amazing creators!


Have you started to catch up on the old stuff yet?

I've barely scratched the surface so I've still got most of the classics to look forward to. I plan to pick up a good chunk of the Ultimate collection since nearly all of it is going to be new to me.

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Re: Welcome to 2000AD Online
« Reply #123 on: 15 January, 2018, 08:21:20 pm »

How did you get indoctrinated, and how have you found your first three years?

When the Doctor Who resurgence happened, I got the bug pretty hard. This led me to the classic series and then even further down the rabbit hole into the Big Finish releases. That's where I first started to hear about 2000 AD. Even though their Dredd range was relatively inactive by this point, there seemed to be an overwhelming enthusiasm for the series with people constantly asking when/if they would return. So one day, when I saw the big display of Case Files in Forbidden Planet, I decided to give the first one a go.

I ended up picking up a couple more and then - intrigued by the twitter promo - I decided to give the jumping-on prog a try. I'd feared it would be difficult to jump in to all of the pre-established stories but there's something really approachable about 2000 AD. Over my first 18 months, story after story would be thrown at me and most of the time there would be just enough details for me to get up to speed and engaged. And for the more long running stories, there's always someone like Sinead or Volodina so I could be introduced to the characters through their eyes (much like how a new Doctor Who companion can introduce people to the show!).

I'm really glad I took the plunge. Now, 2000 AD has become a routine part of my week and introduced me to a bunch of amazing creators!


Have you started to catch up on the old stuff yet?

I've barely scratched the surface so I've still got most of the classics to look forward to. I plan to pick up a good chunk of the Ultimate collection since nearly all of it is going to be new to me.

Glad to have you aboard, welcome to the forum, and here's to years of reading pleasure ahead of you!

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Re: Welcome to 2000AD Online
« Reply #124 on: 15 January, 2018, 09:48:25 pm »

I've barely scratched the surface so I've still got most of the classics to look forward to. I plan to pick up a good chunk of the Ultimate collection since nearly all of it is going to be new to me.

Good option and a great way to pick up some absolute classics. Have fun with it all.