“Draw an aspect of 2000AD that really appeals to you”
Which I misinterpreted and just drew a stand-off in an unconvincing cake. That’s Judge Dredd, Johnny Alpha and Slaine by the way. In a cake. That’s meant to be a cake.
Alright - okay, this is what it means;
I love 2000ad. I truly do. The reason above all others is variety - but I couldn’t think of a way to express that. That each week (EACH WEEK, for thirty-four years today) there are a maximum of five different stories. COMPLETELY different - with amazing art and original characters. I don’t think there’s a comic in the WORLD that can claim to be as consistently inventive as 2000ad. Scores of memorable characters, hundreds of influential creators - the sheer MIND BLOWING VARIETY OF THE THING.
My personal pleasure button is in-universe continuity. The weak-ass Simpsons-style Marvel DC stuff gets me down. It’s boring. Oh that’s the same Batman that’s been roaming the streets since 1939?! Fuck off. Seriously. From the moment I picked up 2000ad ten years ago I was swept into a world of imagination and gloriously psychedelic consistency. Rooted in to their own insane universes.
*This bit is for reader’s only (if you’re not a reader THEN START)*
At the end of Dead Eyes when Indigo Prime showed up? HELLO. When Lobster Random was unmasked after D’Israeli’s insane run on The Vort? INDEED When recently it turned out that all Ian Edginton’s universes were connected?