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Well earthlets, here I am, just a little under a week later having read progs 2073 to 2080 and I have to say...I love the scrotnig prog!
I love the diversity of the stories and the range of art styles. As I explained in my original post, most of my exposure to 2000ad came from seeing/reading Judge Dredd BUT now I want to know more about Strontium Dog and Sinister Dexter. Also, I'm CRAVING more future shocks.
I wasn't massively keen on the plot of Jaegir but I really dug the art style. I might give it another go to see if it grows on me.
Anyway, with all that being said, I am now subscribed to the prog and look forward to digesting more thrill power!

Again, thank you so much to everyone in the thread who took the time to reply and recommend stuff.
I'm still in two minds about the Hachette 2000ad ultimate collection because I've read that some people have had trouble with receiving their issues and gifts etc.

Thanks to everyone who has replied to this thread so far. I'm so grateful for all the help and advice on getting in to the world of 2000 ad.

While the Judge Dredd films and case files cover most of my exposure to 2000 ad, I'm really eager to get to know the other characters and the prog as a whole. So, if anyone feels like they want to give me an essential reading list, I'd be up for it!

Welcome aboard Draavhen.

The challenge you face is there's a LOT of 2000ad characters and one of its great joys is one man's meat is another man's poison. To be honest I'm a big fan of telling folks to just dive in and you'd be surprised how quickly you pick up what's what and by doing so you will find a host of stuff you love and that is covered by Rebellion's excellent and extensive trade programme.

That said you could do a lot worse than picking up the Hatchette volumes, excellent value and some truly superb material so far.

Have fun.

Thank you so much for the reply, Colin!

I see that prog 2079 is only a fresh start for a few of the stories, so I'm thinking I might go back to prog 2073. That seems to be the nearest point for a complete 'fresh start'.
Meanwhile, I will be sure to check out the trades! And I'm VERY tempted by the Hatchette collection.
It certainly seems like good value for money and the presentation of it looks pretty sweet!

Hello ladies and gents!

I'm a 2000ad newbie, kind of. My exposure to the world of 2000ad started 1995 when the first Dredd movie came out. Now, I imagine at this point some of your are groaning, maybe rolling your eyes, but bear with me.
A little while after that I would occasionally read a prog here and there but I was a young lad and I don't think I really got it. I was still playing with Power Ranger toys. Anyway, to cut a long story short that was it...until...2012.

At that point I had become a keen comic book geek, mostly reading stuff from 'The Big 2' but I saw the trailer for Dredd and it had me hyped. This was nothing like the movie I had seen in 1995! I saw it, loved it and not long after decided to invest some money in a few case files.
Since then I've just read a couple of Dredd stories but now I feel like I REALLY want to immerse my self completely in the prog. However, I've been trying to find the perfect 'jumping on' point and the material I need to understand the key players in the 2000ad-verse.

I know the prog has 'entry issues' where you get a fresh story for every character but it feels like I can't fully appreciate it without knowing more of the backstory. So, fellow earthlets, what would you recommend?
I'm aware that Hatchette is doing a 2000ad ultimate collection. Is it worth picking up? Would it help fill me in? Should I just pick up the graphic novels before picking up the prog? What do I do?

Your help would be much appreciated, earthlets.

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