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Title: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Richmond Clements on 20 September, 2012, 10:48:05 pm
So, as we're getting a rather wonderful influx of new folks, I thought rather than having each of them asking where to start, the good folks of the board could help them out on this thread.
So, apart from Dredd, what to start with?

I would suggest the  Kingdom and the Nemesis volumes to kick this off.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 20 September, 2012, 11:00:19 pm
You forgot the £10 membership fee, payable into my PayPal account, Rich.

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Richmond Clements on 20 September, 2012, 11:04:07 pm
You forgot the £10 membership fee, payable into my PayPal account, Rich.

Cheers

Jim

Good point.
And I get your dinner money.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: maryanddavid on 20 September, 2012, 11:21:54 pm
Strontium Dog , Leviathan, and Ace Trucking Co.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Richmond Clements on 20 September, 2012, 11:24:16 pm
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Strontium Dog

D'oh!
Cannot believe I did not suggest the single greatest comic strip ever!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Proudhuff on 21 September, 2012, 10:00:21 am
Stickleback.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: TordelBack on 21 September, 2012, 10:28:05 am
Defoe.  Making zombies interesting again since 1666.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Spaceghost on 21 September, 2012, 10:39:56 am
Zombo (it's a laff riot), Shakara and Nikolai Dante.

And I'd like to second everybody else's suggestions.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: AlpineNewt on 21 September, 2012, 05:09:05 pm
Hi, I'm new to the forum but not to 2000ad (although I have some catching up to do).
Anyway, my top strips have always been:

Strontium Dog
A.B.C Warriors
Slaine

Anything that stands out in the ten years since was last reading the prog?

Paul.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Hoagy on 21 September, 2012, 06:11:36 pm
Try some of those Anderson phonebooks too. She's simply wonderful. And get your teeth into Halo Jones for your first nibble of Alan Moore.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: gufnork on 21 September, 2012, 08:20:15 pm
Is Robo-Hunter still around? When was his last visit to the Prog? I seem to remember loving it.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Hoagy on 21 September, 2012, 08:41:02 pm
http://io9.com/5945342/how-2000-ad-changed-science-fiction-forever

Generously passed on to me via

http://www.facebook.com/2000AD
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: The Prodigal on 21 September, 2012, 10:36:55 pm
I got the best advice going when I joined at christmas. I am willing to collate it all for a fee. I should add that I have had an absolute ball and I am indebted to everyone who gave me the advice. I am also poor.

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dandontdare on 21 September, 2012, 10:57:48 pm
IF YOU WANT TO GET A KID HOOKED...
Robusters, Harlem Heroes

What's "Judge Dredd"?
CASEFILE Vol 5 - Future Crime, Judge Death plus the apocalypse war.

IF YOU KNOW DREDD A BIT...
The Pit (sector house procedural),  Brothers of the Blood (all the clone stories), Origins (how the judge system arose), tour of Duty (recent Dredd developments)

IF YOU DON'T CARE FOR DREDD
Brass Sun, stickleback, red seas, Defoe, shakara zombo....  too may thrills to mention.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: The Prodigal on 21 September, 2012, 11:02:13 pm
IF YOU WANT TO GET A KID HOOKED...
Robusters, Harlem Heroes

What's "Judge Dredd"?
CASEFILE Vol 5 - Future Crime, Judge Death plus the apocalypse war.

IF YOU KNOW DREDD A BIT...
The Pit (sector house procedural),  Brothers of the Blood (all the clone stories), Origins (how the judge system arose), tour of Duty (recent Dredd developments)

IF YOU DON'T CARE FOR DREDD
Brass Sun, stickleback, red seas, Defoe, shakara zombo....  too may thrills to mention.

Dredd-Don't forget Mandroid, America and Total War.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Samson_k on 24 September, 2012, 01:06:46 pm
I would suggest the epic that is Nikolai Dante for new readers as the saga encapsulates everything that makes 2000AD great - an exceptionally well formed cast of characters in a story that has a beginning, a middle and an end and one that has action, comedy, pathos, darkness, light, romance and brilliant writing and art throughout.

I would also recommend Dafoe because it is probably one of the few zombies story in recent years that has done anything particularly new and anything that has Marty Feldman cast is a winner in my book.

If you like exciting takes on zombie stories then Zombo is one of the other stories that does something exciting and interesting.

If you can track it down then Zenith is as good a superhero story as you will ever read.

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: sharkeyfinn on 24 September, 2012, 06:16:13 pm
hi guys,its been (sadly)quite a few years since i regularly read 2000ad,but its always been one of the few true loves of my life.
i guess like a few folks now,having seen the new movie(i thought stallone relly pulled it off......erk ;-)
i wanted to reconnect with people i would assume are around my age but are also still mentally challenged and refuse to give in to old age lol.truely loved the new movie(although i do have a couple of quieries for you guys at some point) and really did think carl urban did a cracking job. so hello to you all,your what i like in life,true dedicated loyal people. hats off to you guys.
All time faves:
chopper
abc warriors(joe pineapples being my hero)
strontium dog( wish ferral had come to more)
duram red
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: scribbler on 25 September, 2012, 08:35:37 am
Hi All, it's great to find a place for Dredd Heads! I first picked up a 2000ad prog back in 1989, i remember it had a cracking cover with Dredd looking more grumpy than usual holding a pair of explosive Y fronts, anyone remember that issue? I was hooked from then on, i loved Necropolis and judgment Day. I have fond memories of Strontium dog, Nemesis, and Durham Red from the early 90's.
I'm sad to say i stopped reading after the Stallone debacle. I got back into comics after reading the Scarlet Traces books and am now a happy 2000ad reader again after buying prog 1798 on a whim. My only regret is missing out on Dredd's day of Chaos stuff. Gutted!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: orinAGN on 28 September, 2012, 05:39:10 pm
Hey everyone! 
Apparently this is the place to say hi.  So I'm doing it.  A few of you are on IMDB, it would seem.
I was led here by Samson_k. 

So, yeah.  As for Dredd, I only have a couple issues/progs.  I need to start ordering the Collected Case Files and Restricted Files.  Apparently none of my local comicbook shops carry 2000 AD.
I've been told to get - "Origins", "America", "Democracy"/"Democracy Now", the "Dead Man" stories, all the Judge Death stuff.  Also, all the Anderson/Psi Division stuff.

And as for non-Dredd:
I'm looking to get into -
Rogue Trooper, Strontium Dog and ABC Warriors, Ace Trucking Co, Babe Race 2000, and now, all the stories you mentioned.

Glad to be around so many Dredd-Heads.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dandontdare on 28 September, 2012, 06:07:13 pm
welcome - I understand imdb can be a liitle more.. um.. robust in it's discussions. We're a gentler lot here.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 28 September, 2012, 08:53:20 pm
AlpineNewt: ten years away means youve missed Clint Langley on both Slaine and ABC Warriors. Thankfully, most of it is now available in gorgeous hardbacks (and yes, you do want them in hardback, as the paperback versions are slow arriving)- immediatlely buy yourself:

SLAINE: BOOKS OF INVASIONS Vols 1-3

SLAINE: THE WANDERER

ABC WARRIORS: THE VOLGAN WAR Vols 1-4

You also need to pick up the new adventures of STRONTIUM DOG- starting with THE KREELER CONSPIRACY.

SBT

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: chairhead on 28 September, 2012, 11:40:44 pm
Just got the latest Megazine here in Canada. Loves the Pack story and the Hondo-City stories. I've picked up some case files and masters books as well. Loved the movie. Long time fan, now as an adult I can find all the Dredd to read I can handle.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Mabs on 29 September, 2012, 08:30:40 pm
Just a question about posts.

How long before a newbie can post on the main forums? Is it a matter of time, or depending on post numbers? Because its a little frustrating not being to share in some of the discussion! Especially to post my reviews of The Meg or Progs.

I'm sorry, I know you've probably answered this before but I cannot find it!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Annick on 06 November, 2012, 09:52:21 pm
Big hi to you all. 61+ and 30 yrs of Mags in attic (so forecast floods won't get').
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Andy Smart on 13 November, 2012, 03:52:58 pm
Non-Dredd Recommendations:

Nemesis
ABC Warriors: The Black Hole
Any Strontium Dog, old or new

Semi-Dredd Recommendations:

America
Return of the Taxidermist
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: templar on 21 December, 2012, 05:05:35 pm
Just a question about posts.

How long before a newbie can post on the main forums? Is it a matter of time, or depending on post numbers? Because its a little frustrating not being to share in some of the discussion! Especially to post my reviews of The Meg or Progs.

I'm sorry, I know you've probably answered this before but I cannot find it!

Not to jump on but I was wondering that myself. Bit of a fish out of water over here. Can't seem to add a profile pic either.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Hoagy on 02 February, 2013, 05:43:02 am
Annick! 61+ That is amazing! Welcome sir.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Richmond Clements on 02 February, 2013, 05:38:05 pm
Just a question about posts.

How long before a newbie can post on the main forums? Is it a matter of time, or depending on post numbers? Because its a little frustrating not being to share in some of the discussion! Especially to post my reviews of The Meg or Progs.

I'm sorry, I know you've probably answered this before but I cannot find it!

Done.

Not to jump on but I was wondering that myself. Bit of a fish out of water over here. Can't seem to add a profile pic either.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Sideshow Bob on 12 February, 2013, 11:34:47 pm
Hi Guys,
I've been a reader on this site for a while,  and have now decided to join in ...

I'm a long time 2000AD fan, which has led me into other Comics, Graphic Novels then Figures and original artwork... It's a slippery slope once you start ( and it just seems to get slippier !!)..

The reason I've decided to put up a post, other than introducing myself,  is just to say thanks to those people who discussed the Mongrol figure from 3A in one of the other forums......It kind of caught my eye, and I was amazed that I had missed this figure when it came out originally.....I know it had a kind of limited release but it completely passed me by.  Then when I saw the photos of it on here...Wow !!....... Long story short, my wallet is now considerably lighter, but I now have a ThreeA 1/6 scale 'original' coloured Mongrol sitting on my desk !!...Awesome.!!...Anyone involved in the production side of this must be commended,  as it's a work of art in itself...Just wonderful.  A truly fabulous creation and I now can't wait for Hammerstein.   Big thanks to you guys on the forum, and of course to Ash and all his Team...

My collecting side started when I visited my brother who stayed outside London in the 80's,  and we went to a Comic shop in Covent Garden which just happened to be selling some artwork.  This included 2 pages of Devlin Waugh by Sean Phillips from the 'Swimming in Blood' storyline that I saw in 2000AD.    Well, the old credit card got hammered that day to the sum of £300 for 2 full colour interior published pages, and I've never looked back...Well, I have I suppose ( driving etc ), but I have never regretted it....
Sean Phillips, in my opinion is just an amazing artist.  I met him at Thoughtbubble in Leeds in 2012 and he was a great guy to meet, chat to and was so friendly...He ended up doing a Devlin Waugh sketch for me ( in about 5 minutes----amazing ), chatted away and was really friendly...Meeting him, John McCrea ( Hitman, The Boys etc ) and Marc Waid really made my weekend there....And don't get me started on the costumes...Some absolutely fabulous costumes, some pretty crap ones as well though, but the majority were great...What a fabulous experience....Highly recommended to everyone..     
And I got my photo taken getting arrested by two Judges..There to promote the Judge Minty film.....
I would include some photos but I'm still a newbie,
but thanks anyway..
Cheers,
Bob


Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dredd Head on 25 March, 2013, 03:37:39 pm
Hi everyone

I'm a new reader just picked up Judge Dredd case files 01 and loving it, I also got day of chaos the fourth faction was just wondering what's everyone's favourite Dredd story and secondly thinking about picking up strontium dog where do i start. Thanks
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Mabs on 25 March, 2013, 08:19:01 pm
Hi everyone

I'm a new reader just picked up Judge Dredd case files 01 and loving it, I also got day of chaos the fourth faction was just wondering what's everyone's favourite Dredd story and secondly thinking about picking up strontium dog where do i start. Thanks

I think the best place to start Strontium Dog is Agency File 2 (or Vol 2); there's some classic stories in there, and you also get 'protrait of a mutant' where we learn about Johnny Alpha's childhood and how he came to be a Strontium Dog. It's a really fun read and serves as a great introduction to the character aswell.

As for Judge Dredd, Case Files 1 is fun, but it's Case Files 2 where we slowly start to get to the real Dredd via two of the best Dredd arcs i've had the pleasure of reading; The Cursed Earth and The Day The Law Died. And definitely Case Files 4; with the awesome Judge Child Quest, and our first intro to fan favourite, Chopper. But Case File 5 is when Dredd really kicks into gear via The Block Wars, Judge Death Lives and The Apocolaypse War.

As for the smaller collection or self contained TPB's; there is nothing more greater than America;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1905437587/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1364242255&sr=8-1&pi=SL75

I also loved The Pit, Mandroid and Origins.

So these just some of the must read titles you should check out. Hope that helps.

By the way, welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dredd Head on 25 March, 2013, 08:25:00 pm
Thanks mabs, would i need to read strontium dog 01 to follow the second, and thats a few times i've seen america mentioned as a must read looks like my to buy stack keeps getting bigger and bigger Thanks again
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Mabs on 25 March, 2013, 08:36:14 pm
Thanks mabs, would i need to read strontium dog 01 to follow the second, and thats a few times i've seen america mentioned as a must read looks like my to buy stack keeps getting bigger and bigger Thanks again

No problem!

There was a thread on here somewhere and most agreed that the 2nd volume was a great starting point as any for a new reader. When i first started out on SD, i read File 2 first and learnt everything about the character in one go. And definitely check out America, not only is it considered the best Judge Dredd story, but it's also a stunning piece of work in its own right. Colin MacNeil's artwork is absolutely beautiful to behold, and John Wagner's storytelling grabs you from the opening page and yanks your heart out by the end!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dredd Head on 25 March, 2013, 08:51:40 pm
great very helpfull. just out of curiousity what has been your favourite dredd story?
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Mabs on 25 March, 2013, 08:59:02 pm
great very helpfull. just out of curiousity what has been your favourite dredd story?

Just off the top of my head;

America
The Pit
The Judge Child Quest
The Cursed Earth
The Day The Law Died
Block War
Apocalypse War

Recent ones;
Day of Chaos V.1
Trifecta!

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dredd Head on 25 March, 2013, 09:03:27 pm
Wow You've been reading a long time then, I still feel very much a newbie, Will be picking up dredd's case file 02 next time which has apocalypse war and cursed earth i think then probably america
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Mabs on 25 March, 2013, 09:10:22 pm
Wow You've been reading a long time then, I still feel very much a newbie, Will be picking up dredd's case file 02 next time which has apocalypse war and cursed earth i think then probably america

Lol, i'm quite new to the whole world of Dredd! It's just once i started, i couldn't stop (i think my obsessive personality played a part!), but there's so many awesome Judge Dredd stories out there. And there's still a hell of a lot out there which i haven't read yet..

Good luck with your reading, Case Files 2 will be a blast i'm sure of it.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: smilersaltash on 25 March, 2013, 09:16:07 pm
Hi everyone

I feel I know a few of you as I have been lurking for some time, but have only gotten brave enough to join in now.  :D

I am busy catching up on the last ten years progs which I bought recently, Slaine absolutely blew me away, and I am fast becoming a big fan of Nikolai Dante. So far though JD Origins must be the high point of the last few years.

I can't believe Fiends of the Eastern Front didn't get on anyone's list. Probably teaching you all to suck eggs, but would strongly recommend Dave Bishops Fiends of the Eastern Front trilogy, and his follow up Fiends of the Rising Sun.

Missionary Man is another of my top ten, and am still hoping John Wagner rethinks retiring him.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dredd Head on 25 March, 2013, 09:19:35 pm
Hi everyone

I feel I know a few of you as I have been lurking for some time, but have only gotten brave enough to join in now.  :D

I am busy catching up on the last ten years progs which I bought recently, Slaine absolutely blew me away, and I am fast becoming a big fan of Nikolai Dante. So far though JD Origins must be the high point of the last few years.

I can't believe Fiends of the Eastern Front didn't get on anyone's list. Probably teaching you all to suck eggs, but would strongly recommend Dave Bishops Fiends of the Eastern Front trilogy, and his follow up Fiends of the Rising Sun.

Missionary Man is another of my top ten, and am still hoping John Wagner rethinks retiring him.

Welcome I'm also new to the forums (joined today) Just interest how long you been reading?
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: smilersaltash on 25 March, 2013, 09:51:06 pm
On and off I have been reading from the start. I bought prog 1 at our local newsagent, heavily influenced by the freebie (which our dog subsequently destroyed), and was hooked from then on.

Due to financial constraints placed on me by the ex-wife and the evil Child Support Agency, I lapsed in 1999, but still kept up with a few graphic novels when I could afford.

After I heard rumours of the new film, I went into the loft and brought down all my old progs to get a refresher course, and decided it was about time I caught up with the missing years. After much negociation with the new wife, I justified a fairly substantial spend on the entire run of progs from one of the contributors on here and have been like a pig in poo ever since. :lol:

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dredd Head on 05 April, 2013, 06:12:50 pm
Wow You've been reading a long time then, I still feel very much a newbie, Will be picking up dredd's case file 02 next time which has apocalypse war and cursed earth i think then probably america

Lol, i'm quite new to the whole world of Dredd! It's just once i started, i couldn't stop (i think my obsessive personality played a part!), but there's so many awesome Judge Dredd stories out there. And there's still a hell of a lot out there which i haven't read yet..

Good luck with your reading, Case Files 2 will be a blast i'm sure of it.

Yea really looking forward to case files 2. Just about finished judge dredd forth faction which is great even down to the paper quality its excellent :D
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: smilersaltash on 06 April, 2013, 09:43:23 pm
If you haven't read this before, you are in for a real treat. #2 contains two of the best Dredd epics.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dredd Head on 06 April, 2013, 11:09:35 pm
If you haven't read this before, you are in for a real treat. #2 contains two of the best Dredd epics.

Awesome, Picking them up on monday can't wait, Whats been your favourite dredd story?
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: smilersaltash on 07 April, 2013, 10:42:57 pm
Can't decide between the Cursed Earth, Judge Child Quest, and Necropolis.
Also impressed with Origins. 
Have been trying to catch up on 10 years recently, so have skimmed through lots which I will go back over when I get a chance.
Last week I tried Stickleback, after seeing it being plugged by someone on here, and have been fairly impressed, although I have to read a story a few times to really get into it.
One story which should have died gracefully but seems to being dragged out is the latest incarnation of Invasion with Bill Savage, I was never too impressed with the original, Disaster 1990 was a disaster, and the latest offerings just don't do it for me.
Are you just reading Dredd, or are you trying a bit of everything ? One of my all time favorites is the Missionary Man, a character from Dredd world, who is a Marshall in the Cursed Earth near Texas City. Once you have read a few more of the case files, get a copy of Bad Moon Rising, my favorite ever graphic novel. Also 2 novels you can get for 99p on ebay which flesh out the Cursed Earth are Silencer and Cursed Earth Asylum.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Recrewt on 08 April, 2013, 05:42:55 pm
Hi smilersaltash,

Like yourself, i'm an older fan who drifted away but was recently inspired by the new movie to return to the house of tharg!

Also, I have big respect for you mentioning Necropolis - that is my favourite Dredd 'epic' and is personally what I would want them to make a film of. 

Several people have been telling me that the recent Chaos War was very good so I am planning to pick up the TPBs for that - the first one is out now and the second later this year!! In fact, I was stood in the shop the other day with the Day of Chaos book in one hand and the Batman/Dredd Collection in the other - Batman won that time but Chaos will be next!!

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: smilersaltash on 08 April, 2013, 11:43:15 pm
What I really enjoyed about Necropolis was all the different threads coming together. It's a little different when you can pick up a graphic novel or a load of back issues, rather than picking it up week by week.
I must have been a little slow on the uptake at the time because the whole Dead Man penny didn't drop for me until fairly late on.
If you haven't read it yet, get hold of Origins. Really good old style Dredd feel to the story.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Recrewt on 09 April, 2013, 03:00:16 pm
I agree, all the different prologues and epilogues definitely enhanced it.  Dead man was indeed a big shock (I didn't see it coming) - and this was only the starter before the main story.  Reading week by week is the best way as it forces you to wait inbetween - I think all over Necropolis took the best part of a year, which also enhanced the 'epic' feel.   The other thing I liked is that it seemed to have a lasting impact on the MC1 landscape which some of the others didn't. 
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: TommytheHitman on 09 June, 2013, 08:47:28 pm
I've recently read Robusters and I'm starting to read the Complete Bad Company. Both are really good. Robusters isn't as good as Judge Dredd but I think BC might be slightly better...
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: rick075 on 11 June, 2013, 10:08:10 pm
Hi just joined but been reading since issue 1 ,will 2000ad ever do a compendium version of the complete 2000ad early stories similar to the DC Showcase books and a Starlord one as well? ,as there are so many stories from both comics that seem to have been forgotten while every Dredd story( except theJolly green giant macdonalds epic) seem to have been published several times in every format .great to hear Zenith will be released at last , hopefully (although not 2000ad) Marvelman will out soon too.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Justafan2013 on 24 July, 2013, 03:20:54 am
Hi all, big Dredd fan, got/read most 80's/90's comics, lost track a bit 2000's, but that's gonna change because this site has renewed my enthusiasm for it, primarily joined to find the petition to make the sequel to Dredd, or anyway I can lend my support to it, because I think Karl Urban needs to portray Dredd more, a lot more IMO, and the actress who played Anderson should get her own film, or atleast be in the sequel, anyway if anyone can point me to that, that would be great, thanks everyone(anyone).
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Frank on 24 July, 2013, 08:30:51 am
primarily joined to find the petition to make the sequel to Dredd, or anyway I can lend my support to it ... if anyone can point me to that, that would be great, thanks everyone (anyone).

My name is Nemo: http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,38909.0/topicseen.html

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Justafan2013 on 24 July, 2013, 03:45:58 pm
Thanks nemo, signed and shared
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Justafan2013 on 24 July, 2013, 03:52:40 pm
Also, if anyone has the time, could they explain to me any new developments in Dredd's comic book life, I am going to dive in and find all the back issues I can, 2000 onwards, and start reading them again, I have read the eagles and the fleetways to death, I read that he had a disease or something and that his age has really caught up with him quite recently, thanks everyone(anyone).
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Steve Green on 27 July, 2013, 10:24:11 am
Let's see...

A second robot war (not sure if that was post 2000 or not)

Serial Killer PJ Maybe has been eluding Dredd off and on for the past decade.

There was an Origins storyline which explored the backstory of the Judges rise to power, and also led to mutants being given more rights, and internal struggles within Justice Department.

You've also got Day of Chaos, with repercussions from the Apocalypse War with devastating consequences for Mega City One.

Dredd is 70ish now, has had treatment for cancer, been near death a few more times.

His age is brought up, but there's also the 70 is the new 50 thing of 'future science'
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Mabs on 27 July, 2013, 12:31:21 pm
Steve, could you kindly put me in the direction where I could read about Dredd's battle with the big C? I didn't know that at all., interesting stuff. Cheers.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dandontdare on 27 July, 2013, 04:25:11 pm
IIRC it was mentioned in passing during his routine medical, and dealt with in just a couple of panels.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Mabs on 27 July, 2013, 04:32:54 pm
Thanks Dan, just looked it up - his cancer was diagnosed in Prog 1595 (The Edgar Case).
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Frank on 27 July, 2013, 05:04:16 pm
IIRC it was mentioned in passing during his routine medical, and dealt with in just a couple of panels.

It's a fleeting moment in the Tour of Duty book - intended to emphasise Jura's suicide by cancer, given the medical developments of the day - and Dredd shakes it off like it's nothing. It was a biopsy. Tumour was ... uncooperative.

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: JudgeSavage on 30 July, 2013, 08:15:19 pm
New here and still learning my way around
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Magnetica on 04 December, 2013, 11:23:13 pm
The Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks is just an absolute master class. Sums up 2000AD for me. Stand outs are "The Last Rumble of the Platinum Horde" and "The English/Phlondrutian Phrasebook".

Some fantastic art in there as well.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: v216eto on 19 December, 2013, 03:39:08 pm
Hi

I hope this is the right place to start. I've jsut signed up. I'm mainly interested in original art right now. I've bought a few nice pages over the years and stayed interested though I've been reading fewer and fewer comics as time has gone by. I still re-read all my old progs regularly, though, and pick up the odd collection from time to time.

I re-read all of Zenith recently and was surprised again at how great it was. I'm going back through the original Rogue Trooper next!

Matthew
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Greg M. on 19 December, 2013, 03:54:59 pm
I'm mainly interested in original art right now. I've bought a few nice pages over the years and stayed interested though I've been reading fewer and fewer comics as time has gone by.

Hi there and welcome. Us obsessive types who spend silly money on pieces of paper have quite a thread for you to peruse, though I expect you've already had a look:

http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,28546.0/ (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,28546.0/)

If you've got a CAF site or scans of your original art, feel free to stick 'em up, as the locals like nothing better than leering over / coveting / appreciating other people's collections. (Delete as appropriate.)
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Link Prime on 20 December, 2013, 11:14:52 am

leering over / coveting / appreciating other people's collections.


Haven't bought a Paul Marshall page in a while...
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: v216eto on 20 December, 2013, 12:12:55 pm
Thanks - I will contribute to the original art thread. I have had a look - there are some pretty amazing collections out there!

Thanks,
Matthew
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 January, 2014, 11:06:22 pm
Very new on site, well here goes:
Strontium Dog (esp the Simon Harrison art work from late 80's);
Shakara;
Dredd: Day of Chaos.... jeez;
Firekind;
Ulysses Sweet: side splittingly funny;
Halo Jones.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Link Prime on 23 January, 2014, 09:31:38 am
Very new on site, well here goes:
Strontium Dog (esp the Simon Harrison art work from late 80's);
Shakara;
Dredd: Day of Chaos.... jeez;
Firekind;
Ulysses Sweet: side splittingly funny;
Halo Jones.

Welcome aboard ZenArcade.
An eclectic, but approved, selection of favorite Thrills!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Ciaran on 04 February, 2014, 09:59:30 am
HI being Dredd readers I am wondering does anyone know how to value some Ron Smith art I am trying to sell? I have three vintage pages from 1978, one with a certificate and a Steve Sampson Judge Anderson, with a certificate. I really need to raise some money so any reasonable offers would be welcome.
Title: Re: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dominic O'Rourke on 24 February, 2014, 08:24:28 am
Just realised I've posted for the first time since 2001.
I'm the tenth longest poster on the boards, with the least to say.
See you in 2030.
Title: Re: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 24 February, 2014, 08:32:09 am
Just realised I've posted for the first time since 2001.
I'm the tenth longest poster on the boards, with the least to say.
See you in 2030.

Given your username surely 'I'm the tenth most lingering poster on the boards' would be more appropriate?
Title: Re: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Dominic O'Rourke on 24 February, 2014, 10:05:25 am
At times I regret the username - but I've chosen worse on other forums!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: ZenArcade on 15 March, 2014, 04:07:37 pm
Yep smell, I hear what you say: next time use a bit of taste in your choice of name. Anyhow keep in touch; let's not lose sight of you for another 13 years. Z ;)
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Post by: TordelBack on 15 March, 2014, 04:26:31 pm
Yep smell, I hear what you say: next time use a bit of taste in your choice of name. Anyhow keep in touch; let's not lose sight of you for another 13 years. Z ;)

Talk sense!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: ZenArcade on 15 March, 2014, 05:10:01 pm
 :lol:
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Post by: Frank on 02 July, 2014, 07:44:02 pm
Just realised I've posted for the first time since 2001.  I'm the tenth longest poster on the boards, with the least to say

Good grief - so you are:

http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?action=mlist;sort=registered;start=0

http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php?action=mlist;sort=posts;start=0;desc

Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Zenith 666 on 19 July, 2014, 11:34:57 am
Hi 

Just joined.been meaning to for years.ive been reading 2000ad since 89 and I absolutely love it.anyone know we're burdis lives I want everything in his cellar.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Link Prime on 21 July, 2014, 02:55:09 pm
Hi 

Just joined.been meaning to for years.ive been reading 2000ad since 89 and I absolutely love it.anyone know we're burdis lives I want everything in his cellar.

Everything? Even Lena Headey's corpse?

Welcome aboard Zenith666.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Zenith 666 on 22 July, 2014, 10:05:56 am
Ha.perfectly preserved in BOING TM.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: 73north on 12 February, 2015, 08:39:18 am
I recommend the 2000's Black Flame Books on Dredd - really well written
and the new Book Dredd Year One paperback is terrific
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Radsaus on 04 April, 2015, 10:15:17 pm
Hi

reader since the start and have just finished nemesis sculpture. Also wanted to post pics of my original nemesis art. I think I have one of the first nemesis appearances in the annual story of olric. Wanted to show. I don't seem to be able to download pictures. Can anyone help?
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 05 April, 2015, 07:23:43 am
RICHMOND! RICHMOND!

Get this chap on board, that's stuff we want to see.
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Post by: Richmond Clements on 05 April, 2015, 10:02:27 am
DONE!
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Post by: bartosznowicki on 18 May, 2015, 08:32:24 pm
Hello there!

I'm looking forward to post here, so I am dropping a line to introduce myself.

I am a photographer, a curator and a trustee Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff.

I love comic books and they influence my work.

I guess that's it from me, I'm looking forward to chat with everybody!

Cheers

B
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Post by: judda fett on 18 May, 2015, 11:09:13 pm
Welcome bartosznowicki is that the Abbacus Cardiff?
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Post by: ZenArcade on 19 May, 2015, 12:45:22 am
Welcome B dude. Z
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: bartosznowicki on 19 May, 2015, 07:33:46 am
Welcome bartosznowicki is that the Abbacus Cardiff?

Hi, no it's TFG at the bay ;) Are you Cardiffian?
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: bartosznowicki on 19 May, 2015, 07:34:52 am
Welcome B dude. Z

Hey Z, thanks!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: judda fett on 19 May, 2015, 12:27:55 pm
Welcome bartosznowicki is that the Abbacus Cardiff?

Hi, no it's TFG at the bay ;) Are you Cardiffian?

Not familiar with the TFG, I don't go down the bay enough these days, and yes, I am a Cardiffian indeed.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: bartosznowicki on 19 May, 2015, 04:01:10 pm
Welcome bartosznowicki is that the Abbacus Cardiff?

Hi, no it's TFG at the bay ;) Are you Cardiffian?

Not familiar with the TFG, I don't go down the bay enough these days, and yes, I am a Cardiffian indeed.

Nice! Will you be at the Lawgiver on Monday?
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: judda fett on 19 May, 2015, 04:14:44 pm
Unfortunately not, I'll be missing Lawgiver but there will be some other Cardiff denizens there though (Dylan Teague, Judge Pal and others are from/based in Cardiff).
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: bartosznowicki on 19 May, 2015, 05:30:52 pm
Yes, David Roach will be there too. We will be announcing something exiting on the Lawgiver - called 'Judgement in Cardiff'. I will be spreading the word online as well, so stay tuned :D
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: 73north on 05 June, 2016, 10:13:42 am
I have been reading 2000ad and the Megazine since 2012 ( I read it in the 1970's and early 1980's )
and it is my best ever investment in a subscription - amazing stories ,and have attended the Edinburgh and Manchester Comic Cons and met Wagner, Ezquerra ,Beeby and Rennie droids !
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Espoc on 09 June, 2016, 08:01:28 am
Hi. I'm new to the forum. I discovered 2000 AD 35 years ago. Today I'm focused on Joe Dredd mainly and I should say only. I hold on thanks to the Dredd complete case files which are the best human invention since the pacifier. ;)
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Link Prime on 09 June, 2016, 03:38:46 pm
Welcome aboard Espoc & 73north.
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Post by: SpongeJosh on 09 June, 2016, 08:35:20 pm
Welcome folks.
I hold on thanks to the Dredd complete case files which are the best human invention since the pacifier. ;)
Complete Case Files got me hooked on Dredd Espoc, back in '09. Now im chest deep in Progs, Meg and other related tat. :lol:

my best ever investment in a subscription
Just YES :thumbsup:
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Post by: Splank! on 14 October, 2016, 10:09:11 am
Can someone point me at the criteria to be allowed to comment on main posts?Seem to be limited to a very small number of sections.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: tworedsquirrels on 21 February, 2017, 02:49:46 pm
I am a writer, musician and artist. I found 'The Journal Of Luke Kirby' referenced in Alan McKenzie's book 'How To Draw And Sell Comics'. I was intrigued to read more about this pre-Potter wizard
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: freq on 23 February, 2017, 09:42:52 pm
Hi folks, am new to this. First got bit by the 2000ad bug circa 1980 or 81 or thereabouts, I was off school with the flu and my mum flung a comic at me with a kev o neill nemesis cover totally unsuitable for a 4 or 5 year old! I was hooked. Just finished former tharg Steve Macmanus autobiography, thoroughly enjoyed it
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: sheridan on 23 February, 2017, 11:45:51 pm
Hi folks, am new to this. First got bit by the 2000ad bug circa 1980 or 81 or thereabouts, I was off school with the flu and my mum flung a comic at me with a kev o neill nemesis cover totally unsuitable for a 4 or 5 year old! I was hooked. Just finished former tharg Steve Macmanus autobiography, thoroughly enjoyed it

Have you been reading the progs for the full time since the 1980s, or did you lapse and are now back in the fold?  Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: freq on 24 February, 2017, 02:24:27 am
Lapsed in the 90s but still keep a big stack from about 78 to 92, have recently been abusing amazon for a plethora of graphic novels etc, and as a kid I would have loved to see myself in the 21st century as a 41 yr old on an interactive forum on the "information superhighway" I was lucky to see the golden age of bolland mcmahon et al and then fabry, bisley, hicklenton etc, I even still have all 7 revolver comics and a few issues of crisis, out of touch with the modern 2000ad but am finding my way back into it, im glad I lived to see a decent dredd film! I spent many hours in the 80s drawing posters for one!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Gyro on 22 March, 2017, 10:51:13 am
Hello fellow Earthlets, Have just recently got into 2000AD due to the 40th Birthday celebrations. I was totally stunned by the artwork and writing throughout and so have begun ordering back issues of 2000AD and The Judge Dredd Megazine. Honestly believe now that 2000AD is the greatest comic in the galaxy. Have also got a massive thrill from book 21 of the Judge Dredd case files - very, very impressive. Very interested in Scarlet Traces: Cold War 2 [new story] which I read the first part of today...amazing idea for a story I thought...

Gyro
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 23 March, 2017, 08:41:04 am
Good to hear the 40th celebrations are still pulling folks to the comic, which is as you say The Galaxy's Greatest.

Great that folks are jumping on here. Welcome aboard and enjoy the new world of delights you've discovered.
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Zarjaz on 28 March, 2017, 09:37:40 am
Hi Earthlets, not new to the world of Dredd, read the prog and related offshoots for over 30 years, new to forums! Favourites would be Dredd, Rogue and Slaine but enjoyed many others, ABC, Shakara. Also Skizz and the wiry ghostly one I can't remember the name of, young character drawn in swirls. Borga thung to all.
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Post by: Dandontdare on 28 March, 2017, 12:45:35 pm
and the wiry ghostly one I can't remember the name of, young character drawn in swirls. Borga thung to all.

Welcome Zarjaz!

I'm racking my brains but I can't think who you mean - can you remember anything else, I'm intrigued!
Title: Re: New Readers Start Here!
Post by: Zarjaz on 28 March, 2017, 03:51:13 pm
New this would happen, so am I, you're gonna get me searching the progs now!