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Throwback Thursday for Towel Day: When 2000AD’s Tharg went Hitchhiker’s

2000AD Prog 227 - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy feature

Since today (25th May) is Towel Day, the annual day of remembrance of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy creator Douglas Adams, we thought we’d remind 2000AD‘s alien editor Tharg of his declared interest in all things 42. Today an international phenomenon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is  (as if most downthetubes readers needed reminding) a comedy science fiction ... Read More »

Two Thargs descend on Stoke Newington for celebratory 2000AD chat

2000AD’s 40th Anniversary Special - David Aja Cover Reprint SNIP

2000AD, the beloved weekly home of Judge Dredd turns 40 years old this year. As part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, celebrate with two insiders who’ve worn the mantle of ‘Tharg’, alien editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Steve MacManus edited 2000AD in its 1980s heyday, and current editor Matt Smith presides over a new golden age. The two Thargs ... Read More »

New Comics Out Now – Shocks Galore in 2000AD and Cosplaying Canines! (w/c 18th April 2016)

2000AD Prog 1977

As British talent invades the US (again – and yes, we’re aware only older readers might get this reference*), here’s our quick list of new comics on sale in newsagents and comic shops this week, skewed toward creators from the UK and Eire. The action and shocks in “Judge Dredd” is so big in 2000AD Prog 1977 (which includes a smashing ... Read More »

Nightmarish Dark Judges “origin story” coming to 2000AD

Dreams of Deadworld SNIP

It started with an artist’s dream – but now, the nightmare of the Dark Judges’ early days is coming to 2000AD. Artist Dave Kendall was inspired by a haunting dream to create his own versions of John Wagner and Brian Bolland’s classic Judge Death, Judge Mortis, Judge Fire, and Judge Fear characters – and now those versions are getting their own ... Read More »

A Barbed Fist in a Velvet Glove: An Interview with writer Gordon Rennie

A promotional image for Necronauts

  Going into this interview I had heard that Gordon Rennie isn’t the sort of writer you ask for a cuddle. He also isn’t the sort of writer who spends his day gossiping on Facebook or posting photos of his dinner on Twitter. What he does do, in my humble opinion, is write interesting stories that have genuine edge. This ... Read More »

2000AD readers get chance to probe Tharg the Mighty*

With tomorrow seeing the release of 2000AD’s special Prog 1900, two of the legendary weekly anthology’s biggest creators are joining the alien editor of 2000 AD, Tharg the Mighty, for a very special ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit’s comics forum. On Wednesday 24th September  from 1.00pm GMT (8.00am EST), Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton, and the green-skinned alien being known only as Tharg ... Read More »

Jump On Board 2000AD with Prog 1900 – New Look for New Readers!

  With 37 years of weekly issues, a whole galaxy of characters, and a constantly evolving line-up of new stories, editor Tharg often get asked by potential new readers and comic book stores when the best time to start reading 2000AD, the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’ is. The answer? Tomorrow! Out on 24th September, 2000AD Prog 1900 has three brand new ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From former Tharg, Andy Diggle

Name:Andy Diggle  Web site: www.andydiggle.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/andydiggle  Currently working on: Six Guns (for Marvel) with Davide Gianfelice – currently on sale; Rogue Trooper (2000AD) with Colin Wilson – a “What If?” one-off for the 35th birthday prog, February 2012; a creator owned project, Snapshot with Jock (Judge Dredd Megazine, March 2012); Lenny Zero n Zero’s Seven (2000AD – coming soon); and ... Read More »

Tharg the Mighty meets Dragons’ Den!

2000AD has just announced its first official  convention portfolio session in years – culminating in a Dragons’ Den-style show off! 2000AD has teamed up with the annual Thought Bubble convention , which takes place in Leeds in November, to create a very special event for budding comic book artists. “Tharg demands that budding artists prove their worth before he will ... Read More »

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