This issue of 2000 AD came out 18 August 1979. That is almost four decades ago, at the time of writing this post, and so the fact that I am actually bothering to write about it shows how much of an impact this comic book had on me when I was a nipper. There is visionary stuff in here, stories that have left a mark on sci-fi that still reverberates today.
Let’s go back in time and take a look at another issue of a comic book from 1979. This issue of 2000 AD gets rid of the red border that the last few issues have been rocking, and it is good to see the back of that border. It was hideous and I have no idea what they were thinking. Without a red border, the image gets pretty much the entire cover, an it is a doozy.
Here we go again with an issue of 2000 AD from many years ago. I read it as a kid and I’m reading it all over again now. My original copy was most likely given away to a charity shop, with bits cut out and encrusted in peanut butter, so I am actually reading a scan I found on the Internet at a wonderful Wordpress blog that is a repository of old British comic books.
Here we go with yet another post where I return to a comic book of yesteryear. I’m reading 2000 AD all over again, and I have reached issue 123 in the process. If you don’t happen to have a copy of issue 123 of 2000 AD, don’t worry, you can download some scans from the massive archive of classic old British comic books at Britishcomics.Wordpress.com. This issue was published on the 28 July 1979, and I have started suggesting music of the era to listen to as you read this ancient comic book.
I’m reading a comic book this post that was published way back on July 21, 1979, which is the same day that the famous Amandla world music festival was held at Harvard Stadium in Boston. The headline performance was Bob Marley, and other performers included soul legend Patti LaBelle and jazz pianist Eddie Palmieri. So feel free to listen to Bob Marley while reading the comic book, to get that authentic 1979 feeling.
I’m reading issue 121 of 2000 AD courtesy of a bunch of scans I found at BritishComics on Wordpress. It is full of information about British comics along with the comics themselves, as scans for download. They have all been collected from various sites, internet archives, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents to be preserved and to be enjoyed. This particular comic book came out 14 July 1979, so if you want a soundtrack to listen to while reading it, then try Jean-Michel Jarre, the French pioneer of electronic, ambient and new-age music, who is also known for organizing outdoor spectacles featuring his music, vast laser displays and fireworks.
Issue 120 of 2000 AD has a beautiful cover, but it doesn’t have anything to do with any of the stories inside the comic. I hate it when 2000 AD does this, even if the art used is objectively very nice, like this colorful, giant robot about to crush, or maybe even eat, a platoon of US marines. I remember being disappointed, back when I bought this comic book on 7 July 1979, because I was expecting the giant robot to appear in ABC Warriors, but it did not.
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