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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

2000AD celebrates issue 2,000

Congratulations to 2000AD for reaching issue 2,000. To put this into context, only The Beano has published more issues (around 3,850) and only four other weekly titles have achieved the same astonishing achievement—The Dandy (which folded with issue 3,610), Illustrated Chips (3,003 issues), Film Fun (2,225 issues) and The Jester (2,010 issues under various titles).

However, 2K is the only post-war title to reach 2,000 issues, its nearest rivals being The Topper (1,963 issues) and Buster (1,907 issues).

I should also mention Commando, which has had more issues than any other comic (it's approaching 5,000!) and War Picture Library (which publishe 2,103 issues)... but they were monthly pocket books rather than weekly comics.

You can use these statistics to baffle some of the best of 2000AD's contributors on Saturday (1st October) as there is a mass signing across the UK, USA and Australia. Signings start at 1pm.

The following is the most up-to-date listing I could find:
ENGLAND
Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftsbury Avenue, London WC2
Clint Langley, Alec Worley, Ben Willsher, Frazer Irving

Forbidden Planet International Cardiff
5 Duke Street, Cardiff  CF10
Mike Collins, David Roach, Dylan Teague, Patrick Goddard

Scorch! Comics
Unit N The Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Roundabout, Eastbourne BN21
Mike McMahon, Chris Weston, Rufus Dayglo, Tom Eglington, Boo Cook, Simon Davis, Kevin Hopgood

Infinity & Beyond
Unit 25 Middle Mall, Charles Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury SY1
John Wagner, Ian Edginton, Phil Winslade

Travelling Man
4 Dale Street, Manchester M1
Steve Yeowell, Andy Diggle, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Leigh Gallagher
SCOTLAND
Waterstones (West End)
128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2
Alan Grant, Tom Foster, Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Colin MacNeil
IRELAND
Big Bang Comics
Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Rd, Dundrum, Dublin
Michael Carroll, Eoin Coveney, (and on the 28th September) Jock
USA
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, United States
Chris Burnham
AUSTRALIA
Kings Comics
310 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSQ 2000, Australia
Mark Sexton

The other big announcement is that there will be a 40th Anniversary bash celebrating 2000AD next February...


1 comment:

Dave W said...

Steve, you forgot about Comic Cuts (3007 issues) - and also Bunty which which reached its 2000th issue.

If you receive two similar comments from me, it's because my first comment disappeared into the ether and ai thought I'd try again.

All the best
dave