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Magnetica

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #15 on: 30 January, 2017, 11:12:12 pm »
First Prog I ever read was 86. But I didn't start collecting every week til 127.

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #16 on: 31 January, 2017, 12:16:32 am »
I've read every week since Prog 224.

My first prog was whatever one came with the free Buck Rodgers sticker album.

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #17 on: 31 January, 2017, 12:47:52 am »
We've done this before. Nevertheless:


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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #18 on: 31 January, 2017, 12:22:44 pm »
Prog one, right the way through to 670 when my parents cancelled the newsagents order. Which was fair enough, I had been away at university for six months by that stage.

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #19 on: 31 January, 2017, 01:08:50 pm »
Pretty sure it was this one:



Bought to keep me quiet on the long journey to visit family in Scotland. Intermittent progs followed for the same purpose. Finally pestered my parents into letting me have a regular order at the newsagents with this one:

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #20 on: 31 January, 2017, 01:20:39 pm »
I think it was this one (though I seem to remember reading some of the stories Barney lists in earlier issues). Still one of my favourite covers:


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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #21 on: 31 January, 2017, 01:52:58 pm »
Prog One.


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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #22 on: 31 January, 2017, 01:58:38 pm »
Okay, let's see how well my memory holds up after 40 years... First read Progs 1 through to 4,[1] then Prog 9 thru to Prog 25 when my mother banned me from buying 2000AD and threw out my collection.[2] Then only sporadic progs (68, 89) were allowed (when I was on holiday) until the Tornado merger in Prog 127; missed 128 somehow but 129 through to 161 was an uninterrupted run.[3] Next Prog I know I picked up was 178 (with free badge) and I stayed the course until at least 282. As far as I remember my big run to the present day almost certainly commenced with Prog 300.[5]

[1] Not sure how/why I missed 5, 6, 7 & 8 but I did.
[2] Not "threw out" literally; she donated them to the children's ward at the local hospital. Apparently 2000AD was too sick for her little boy but not for the sick children in hospital.
[3] I know I read the conclusion to 'Fiends of the Eastern Front' so that's a milestone.
[4] Don't recall the Robo-Hunter World Cup poster that began in Prog 283 so I assume I missed it.
[5] I think I may read 'Harry 20' from the start (Prog 287) or very soon after so I may well have been a sporadic reader before Prog 300.
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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #23 on: 31 January, 2017, 02:14:45 pm »
Picked up copies left in the crash out room back in the day and also read the lad's copy (bought with his pocket money), but the first one I brought for myself was 1600.

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #24 on: 31 January, 2017, 04:35:54 pm »
First became aware of the Prog through my elder brother who was a massive Strontium Dog fan. Aptly he's named 'John' but was known as 'Johnny'.

The first Prog I bought was 6**, it was during Necropolis, I remember Dredd jumping onto a Lawmaster from an oversked.

I started buying regularly at 7**, It was the beginning of Killing Time and I was drawn in by the fantastic cover. Stopped buying around the 1100 mark, there was some story about toy miniatures (Havok?). Returned at Prog 2011 (Christmas issue) and have collected ever since.

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #25 on: 31 January, 2017, 07:48:39 pm »
My first was Prog 706 which has Dredd polishing his helmet on the cover .. fnarr ..




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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #26 on: 31 January, 2017, 08:31:55 pm »
The first 2000AD publication I ever got wasn't a prog - it was the 1984 annual (a few years after it came out.) But my first actual prog was:



I didn't get the Malcolm X reference at the time.

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #27 on: 31 January, 2017, 10:15:05 pm »
mine was, prog 580, picked it up because of the cover by Ian Gibson just blue me away!

I was reading The Star news paper Dredd at the time and was really in to Ian Gibson's art from that, however it was a few more months before I became a regular reader after that.



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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #28 on: 01 February, 2017, 12:50:11 am »
Picked up copies left in the crash out room back in the day and also read the lad's copy (bought with his pocket money), but the first one I brought for myself was 1600.
What's a crash out room?  Not heard that phrase before.

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Re: First prog you ever read?
« Reply #29 on: 01 February, 2017, 02:03:29 am »
1406 Cover Date Oct 8 2004


I didn't actually get in in 2004, but early 2005. I was coming down hard after the death of Crossgen, and desperately was looking for a new source of sci-fi and fantasy comics. Fortunately DC had just struct a deal with Rebellion and Humanoids, and was pumping out 'Euro Comic' collections of The Techno Priest, Incal, Nikolia Dante, and Robo-Hunter. Once I figured out how 2000 AD worked (British Weekly Anthology? WTF?) I got lucky and my local shop had a pile of 2000 AD they had ordered when the DC deal was fresh (though they had stopped ordering them by the time I found them). Prog 1406, 1407, and 1408 where my first Progs, along with Extreme Edition 8 (now Firekind, that was brainbuster of a read). I started ordering the book soon after, and my first regular issue was...

1426 cover date February 18 2005

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