"In an industry crammed with spandex-clad superheroes and stories by committee, 2000 AD has always proudly gone its own way - inspiring a new generation of creators in the process. Where else can you find an anthology title that mixes styles so radically? That has influenced the contemporary comics scene so pervasively, allowing talents as manifest as John Wagner, Grant Morrison, Simon Bisley, Alan Moore, Cam Kennedy, Pete Milligan, Greg Staples, Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon, Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, and Glenn Fabry to strut their stuff? And doing it every seven days!" -- Tharg, May 2001.
2000 AD is the Galaxy's Greatest Comic. Since February 1977, this weekly anthology has presented the best in future fiction, launching such well-known comic characters as Judge Dredd and Slaine and featuring stories and artwork by some of the best creators in the industry. For newcomers, the incredible wealth of back-issue thrills can be a little ominous, but this web page, cataloging all the stories which have appeared in 2000 AD, should make matters easier and help fans track down all the appearances of their favorite characters to appear in 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, along with the currently available reprint collections which compile their appearances.
The guide is broken down into three sections. First there are twelve pages which feature alphabetically-arranged rundowns of most of the 2000 AD series. A title guide to the long-running Tharg's Future Shocks follows that, and finally Judge Dredd, whose episodes are broken down over four pages.
Updated October 2008: Work is proceeding on the reconstruction of the Dredd index. Check those out. Need some art, don't they? When you're finished here, you can stop by my blog. Apart from other, periodic updates, Thrillpowered Thursday is a once-a-week look back at classic thrills as I'm continuing a big rereading of my collection.
A minor note on text formatting:
Italics are used to indicate the name of a series,
"Quotation marks" are used to indicate the title of a story within that series and
Bold is used to name the comic or collection in which that series appeared. This convention is dropped when referring to 2000 AD itself or the Megazine, but is used for 2000 AD's sister titles, such as Starlord, and other British anthology comics such as Battle Picture Weekly or Action.
Consequently, one of the best Robo-Hunter adventures was "Day of the Droids." Following its appearance in 2000 AD, it was reprinted in other titles, such as The Best of 2000 AD, Sam Slade, Robo-Hunter and the DC/Rebellion collection Robo-Hunter: Day of the Droids.
Italics are also used in the episode guide to indicate the story first appeared in a title other than 2000 AD. Those strips are listed in plain text, italicized text indicates a strip from another comic. Italics are also used to draw attention to a "pilot" episode which originally ran within an anthology series, and refer readers to the series' main listing. For examples, see Tharg's Time Twisters on page nine and the references to D.R. & Quinch, Dr. Dibworthy and Infinity Inc.
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Special thanks department: Craig Grannell, Mark Katz, Robert Klein, Mark Latus, William Logan, Chris Matterface, Guy Robbins and Kate Halprin, with very special thanks to Mark Bonsor, Richard Pearce, Barny Shergold and Wakefield Carter.
2000 AD is the copyright of Rebellion, The Studio, Brewer St, Oxford OX1 1QN, England.