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Judge MANSON

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2000 AD Summer Special #1
« on: 04 April, 2014, 10:48:05 AM »
Hi perps!!

I have just read the long listing of the April 2014 pre-orders form from my Online Comic Shop (86th Floor - UK) AND there is a Prog listed.
Its name is: 2000 AD Summer Special #1. Its cover price is £3.50.

Do someone has an idea about this Prog???  :-*

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #2 on: 04 April, 2014, 06:51:16 PM »

I'd assumed it was just going to be a bumper issue of the regular prog, in the same way the year end issue is sort of like the old annuals.


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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #3 on: 04 April, 2014, 06:52:14 PM »
I'd assumed it was just going to be a bumper issue of the regular prog, in the same way the year end issue is sort of like the old annuals.

It is not, no.

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #4 on: 06 April, 2014, 12:39:36 PM »
Lovely.  Looking forward to it...

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #5 on: 06 April, 2014, 12:41:08 PM »
Molch-R, is it planned as a regular thing..?  And if so, how does one get to contribute..?

(I suspect I know the answer to this already, but shall ask anyway...)

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #6 on: 06 April, 2014, 02:57:58 PM »
Fairly sure all the contributors mentioned so far have already been published in 2000AD - so it's not some open call try-out for undiscovered talent, I'm afraid.

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #7 on: 06 April, 2014, 03:09:12 PM »
So long as the cover features a group shot of 2000AD characters relaxing on a beach and/or having an ice cream from a Mr Whippy then everything else is just details.

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #8 on: 06 April, 2014, 03:09:36 PM »

Aye, it seems like the idea is to highlight a new stable of already published creators following the departure of a few writers to the US, and the apparent return to the idea of pairing relatively fresh talent with old house characters (see Guy Adams's Ulysses Sweet).


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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #9 on: 06 April, 2014, 04:10:43 PM »
Yeah, it's a bit of a mixture, good to see Darren Douglas doing a strip, I was really impressed with that wraparound Dredd cover.

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #10 on: 06 April, 2014, 05:48:39 PM »
By Grud, I almost forgotten that I posted for this announcement... I musta go to the tek infirmary to check my memory chips!!

Anyway, this book will be mine!!

I hope that the future new ongoing Dredd will be released in the 2000 AD Prog size format. I have bough the Underbelly in its US size format and frankly, its unreadable. Fortunately enough that it was published into the JD Meg!!!

So, why not do a special "oversized trade" with the actual Dredd strips, shipped with the JD Meg??? That will be awesome!!

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #11 on: 06 April, 2014, 06:18:24 PM »
I am looking forward to the Summer Special. Not going on a holiday though, my Mum used to buy Summer Specials to read on the train to our hols. I might just go somewhere on a train...

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #12 on: 06 April, 2014, 06:24:24 PM »
So, why not do a special "oversized trade" with the actual Dredd strips, shipped with the JD Meg??? That will be awesome!!

I hadn't thought about it before, but I suppose it's possible Rebellion might have some kind of deal with IDW which means they can get their hands on that American market material for a price that would make a UK-only reprint in the Megazine, or as trade collections, possible.


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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #13 on: 06 April, 2014, 06:25:18 PM »
Get a cab to the seaside with some warm, flat lemonade and car sickness for the real experience.

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Re: 2000 AD Summer Special #1
« Reply #14 on: 06 April, 2014, 07:32:23 PM »
I hope that the future new ongoing Dredd will be released in the 2000 AD Prog size format. I have bough the Underbelly in its US size format and frankly, its unreadable. Fortunately enough that it was published into the JD Meg!!!

So, why not do a special "oversized trade" with the actual Dredd strips, shipped with the JD Meg??? That will be awesome!!

We've not plans to do that - it's already being published in 2000 AD size as it'll be in the Megazine but when it's collected it'll be in US-format size. I'd disagree that it's unreadable - in fact, we received many, many compliments in Seattle last weekend about Underbelly and the decision to do it in US-format.