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Author Topic: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey  (Read 1376 times)

Will Cooling

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Howdy Everyone,

Geeky Monkey - a pop culture newsstand magazine - has a major retrospective on 2000AD in Issue 12.

The article looks at the history of 2000AD - the influences behind the comic, how quickly it established an international and hardcore readership, the negative implications of the British Invasion of America, and how the comic returned to health in the noughties. It also previews Prog 2000 with spotlights on the return of Gibbons, Bolland and McMahon and featured legendary characters Rogue Trooper, Nemesis the Warlock and Judge Dredd. It features interviews with Matt Smith, Molch-R and Ben Smith from Rebellion, Pat Mills and Gordon Rennie. I'd also be remiss not to mention that it features so much lovely 2000AD art reproduced - including the variant covers of Prog 2000.

Geeky Monkey is available in most WH Smiths and other good newssagents. You can also buy it digitally at https://pocketmags.com/viewmagazine.aspx?catid=1039&category=Tech+%26+Gaming&subcatid=241&subcategory=Gaming&title=Geeky+Monkey&titleid=2874&issueid=135306. I think people here will find it a very interesting read, and the better this issue does the more I can argue for greater coverage of 2000AD in its pages.


I should also mention that there's one and a half typos towards the end - the worst one my fault, the other my editor's :P


« Last Edit: 25 August, 2016, 10:21:41 AM by Will Cooling »
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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #1 on: 25 August, 2016, 10:24:29 AM »
Nice!
Cheers for the heads up!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #2 on: 25 August, 2016, 10:25:33 AM »
You just made yourself a sale, sir.
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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #3 on: 25 August, 2016, 11:24:10 AM »
Woop - cheers guys!
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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #4 on: 25 August, 2016, 05:31:47 PM »
Sounds interesting will try to remember to check this out.

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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #5 on: 26 August, 2016, 03:52:23 PM »

I'd be remiss if I didn't say there's no need to delay - pick it up on online :)

Btw any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #6 on: 26 August, 2016, 07:41:11 PM »
Well of course I should start this by ranting about the fact the magazine is called Geeky Monkey but the logo features AN APE. Its an APE people* its not bloody hard. Tail and self awareness, okay, tails and self awareness... ahem but if I did do that I'd just be pentulanty indulging one of my bugbears!

Anyway that aside perfectly pleasent introduction to the new reader and effective intro to the comic. Just a bit of a shame (from my perspective) that it was another case of Pat Mills view and I often want to see other perspectives. Still Steve McManus' book ain't far off!

*Unless of course its a monkey amusingly dressed in an ape mask, I guess it could be that...

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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #7 on: 27 August, 2016, 07:32:11 PM »
Just picked up my copy from Sainsbury's and looking forward to getting stuck in!

Also, that picture of a Tomytronic took me back!

This issue could of been written for me!!!!  :lol:

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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #8 on: 27 August, 2016, 07:47:36 PM »
I enjoyed the 2000ad article ,it's always nice to see the Galaxies Greatest mentioned in other mags.  I'd definitely like to see more of this in future issues. The whole mag was enjoyable tbh with lots of nerdy fun stuff in it.  The Tomytronic also brought back happy memories! I'll probably buy the next issue as well..

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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #9 on: 27 August, 2016, 09:11:51 PM »
Nice article, although you've got Brass Sun instead of Brass Eye...

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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #10 on: 27 August, 2016, 09:54:57 PM »
Nice article, although you've got Brass Sun instead of Brass Eye...

You have no idea how annoyed I was when I looked over my copy last week and saw that. Of all the stupid typos!

Glad people are picking up the magazine and liking the column :)

Good point Colin about how dominant Pat's views have become in the debates surrounding 2000AD's history. For me it was a no-brainer to approach him considering that he was the comics creator, writer of many of its best stories and is unbelievably generous with his time. But yeah I understand the thirst for alternative perspectives
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Re: Major 2000AD Retrospective & Preview of Prog 2000 in Geeky Monkey
« Reply #11 on: 28 August, 2016, 12:23:56 PM »
Read the article last night and greatly enjoyed it Will!

Hopefully you can persuade the powers that be to feature more 2000AD content!

A review of Prog 2000 would be great and a feature for the 40th anniversary next February would be especially cool!  :)