Monday, 26 May 2008

The start of 2000AD

As the remit for this Blog is '68-'78, it includes the first year of 2000AD.

Now i'm a big fan of Tooth and the first 3 or 4 years especially.

I would've bought the first couple of issues anyway as everyone did back then as they always had free gifts.

But i've always been a fan of SF and this promised that genre mixed with Action and Battle so i was in heaven.

Oddly though, to begin with, i didn't rate Dredd too much and MUCH prefered Dan Dare. It wasn't the character (never bought the Eagle, so didn't read Hampsons version till much later) but the STUNNING art by Belardinelli.

I'd already seen his work on Rat Pack over in Battle and it'd stood out there, being totally different to the other art on that title. The amount of detail he'd put into just a cliff face was just astounding.

But here his imagination was allowed to let fly and boy did he deliver. No more so with the Biogs. This was some real strange stuff.

Still think that today. And that's why i've made my own Living Axe. Massimo, you were a genius.

1 comment:

tak5haka said...

Totally agree with you on the artwork over the stories. Loved the early 2000ADs.

Thanks for sharing!