For this post, I’m reading 2000 AD, but not a current issue of the venerable British, sci-fi comic book, I’m reading an ancient back issue from April 1979. Usually 2000 ADs of this era were produced on newsprint, but this one is different. This issue was printed on smoother, more colorful paper. As Paul Rainey, the original Prog Slogger says: The ink would often come off on your fingers when you read it.
The Expanse is in danger because Syfy has not renewed the show for a fourth season. Syfy’s decision not to renew the show is based on the fact that it only has the first-run rights for the US. This is a problem thanks to the rapidly changing nature of television-viewing in recent years. A lot of viewers watch the show in other ways, and Syfy doesn’t get a cut of that action.
I’m gratified to see that the posts I’ve been doing about reading an old comic book from my youth have been becoming more popular, if Google Analytics is to be believed. The comic book in question, which was originally published way back in 1979 is called 2000 AD. It is a weekly British science-fiction comic book that serializes stories in each issue. 2000 AD is a fixture of British sci-fi culture, producing artists and writers such as Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Brian Bolland, and Mike McMahon.
This page is where I have collected all the books I have written, and it is getting to be quite a long list. I have had to divide it into genres. So far I have written some Sci-fi, some Fantasy, and even a little Horror. Let’s get going with the Sci-Fi first. Sci-FI Galaxy Dog (Dark Galaxy) Start Reading the Dark Galaxy Trilogy Galaxy Dog is an epic space opera.
It’s strange how my comic book reading works in cycles. At one point I am mostly reading Marvel titles, but a few months later I will end up mostly reading DC titles. Then, some time later, I will have moved back to Marvel. Anyway, a bunch of interesting things have been happening at DC lately, and they have tempted me away from Marvel, for now. One of those interesting things that is happening is New Challengers.
I’m reading another issue of an ancient British comic book for this post, a comic book called 2000 AD. I’ve been reading back issues of 2000 AD for months, and I have reached issue 108. This is another classic of the comic’s run, and is a great example of what I think of as the golden years of 2000 AD. There is a lot of good stuff inside this issue, but let’s start with the cover.
Eisner-nominated Magdalene Visaggio has teamed up with artist Sonny Liew to create Eternity Girl, for Young Animal Comics. Young Animal is an imprint of DC Comics founded in 2016, developed in collaboration with Gerard Way, of Umbrella Academy fame. Its main focus is to relaunch characters and settings from the DC Universe in stories for mature readers, done with a more experimental approach than DC’s primary line of superhero comics. Young Animal comics are about relationships between parents and children, alienation, fame, change, bullying, and teenagers.
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