Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review- 2000 AD PRESENTS SCI-FI THRILLERS


2000 AD PRESENTS SCI-FI THRILLERS (2000 AD, 2013; Softcover)

Collects selections from 2000 A.D. #47-61, 245, 296, 302, 368, 369, 408, 409, 479, 491, 537-540, 542, 543, 585-588, 2000 AD Winter Special 1995, and Judge Dredd Megazine #201-207, 209-241 (cover dates January 14, 1978- February 7, 2006)

Writers: Pat Mills, Jim Watson, Alan Grant, Alan Hebden, Grant Morrison, Alan McKenzie, Peter Milligan, Dave Stone, Rob Williams, Paul Cornell, and John Wagner
Artists: Carlos Trigo, Montero, Jim Watson, Massimo Belardinelli, Jesus Redondo, Ian Gibson, Mike Dorey, Steve Dillon, John Ridgway, Will Simpson, Tony Wright, Henry Flint, Simon Fraser, D'Israeli, and Mick McMahon

Curse those Free Comic Book Day offerings! The first part of the Visible Man (#47-52) was reprinted in the 2000 AD Free Comic Book Day edition this year and I loved it. Then they advertised this book in the back. Damn it! Another book that I was suckered into buying. Colony Earth (#52-61) is also worth the price of admission. Grant Morrison's Candy And The Catchman (#491) comes off like something from one of DC's Bronze Age mystery titles. Tribal Memories and Xtnct are both pure crap, and I am dumber for having read them. This was a mostly enjoyable read that has just enough good stuff in it to justify it's existence in my collection and avoid the eBay sell pile.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 3.25 out of 5.

The OCD zone- These Rebellion/ 2000 AD books are wider than standard US trades.
Paper stock: Glossy coated stock. The paper feels dusty, a common occurrence in these offshore produced books. It's probably lead particles or whatever.
Binding: Sewn binding in a softcover.
Cardstock cover notes: Dull matte coating, easily scuffed. 

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