You the reader demanded it and I the Steve Does Comics delivers it - a startling new feature that's bound to shake the cosmos to its very foundations, as I take a look at what 2000AD was up to this month exactly thirty eight years ago.
It's going to be a challenge because, having taken a sneak peak at the covers to come, I can't recall anything that happened in any of them.
For this month, it's going to be even harder because I never owned the first few issues and so never even knew what was going on in them in the first place.
Still, I shall endeavour to proceed and hope that someone can furnish the insight and information that're going to be so woefully lacking from my posts.
So, grip my space hands, gird up your sci-fi loins and leap with me, way back in time to the future to find out just what the world's going to be like in March of 2000AD.
PS. The comic was actually launched in February of 1977, so, for this inaugural post, I've included that month's covers as well. Who says you never get anything for free in this life?
Not Tharg. That's for sure. He's giving us a free Space Spinner, which I'm assuming is one of those circular, red plastic boomerangs that seemed to be compulsory for every British comic to give away at some point.
I don't think I've ever met anyone who exclaims, “Aieeeeeee!” in times of stress. To be honest, I'm not sure I'd want to.
Cowboys vs dinosaurs. All it needs now are giant robot gorillas and it'll be the perfect comic cover.
Dan Dare gets his first frontispiece
But we don't care about that. We're all too busy worrying about the terror baron of Dinosaur City.
Mention a giant robot gorilla and one's sure to show up.
In the past, I have referenced Exposition Man, that staunch character who used to show up on the front of early 1960s Marvel Comics. It's nice to see he's also managed to find work on this side of the pond as well.
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