Just read the story about DC buying the North American rights for 2000ad stuff, and think it's great news. As a Brit maybe I'm biased, but 2000ad is one of my favourite comics, full of brilliant characters (Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter, Strontium Dogs, Rogue Trooper, Slaine...), great writing and top artwork. Glad it's finally getting the exposure it deserves in the U.S, after all many of it's best writers/artists have become permanent fixtures at Marvel or DC or somewhere inbetween - including Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Peter Milligan, yada yada yada. Now you guys can experience some of the thrills! Soon the world will belong to Tharg! Splundig vurr thrigg!
Having followed 2000Ad for 20 years now I am "thrill"ed about this - I will be interested to see if it succeeds since various 2000AD characters have - despite their ground breaking characteristics failed to make a break on the US markets previously.
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Judge Dredd is one of those comics I keep meaning to look into, but the number of comics out there and the seeming depth to them is kind of intimidating. The only real exposure I've had to him is the Batman/Dredd crossover written by Alan Grant and painted by Simon Bisley, which was OK, but I got the sense that I wasn't getting it all.
The Rebellion news is cool with me, since I'm beginning to look around for New and Exciting stuff that doesn't fill me with a strong sense of deja vu. Besides, anything news that means more Alan Moore comics is fine by me, even if they are older.
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Yeah, it's true that the 2000ad back-catalogue hasn't had great trans-atlantic success, but hopefully with DC's marketing muscle and some shrewd choices it could do well. A few Dredd mega-epics, maybe some Ennis & Millar stories, Grant Morrison's Zenith, the classics by Alan Moore (Halo Jones, D.R & Quinch) and some of the cool newer stuff - Sinister Dexter, Nikolas Dante, Lenny Zero...it could work.
Well, here's hoping, anyway!