Wednesday, 16 September 2015

2000 AD - August 1977.

I know what you're thinking.

You're thinking, "I wonder what was going on in the world exactly thirty eight years and one month ago."

So am I.

I wonder it every single day.

And here's where we all find out.

The space shuttle Enterprise was test-launched from the back of a Jumbo Jet, Voyager 2 was launched (not from the back of a Jumbo Jet), Elvis Presley and Groucho Marx died and SETI detected the infamous Wow! Signal that may or may not have proven once and for all that aliens exist.

Meanwhile, in Comic Land...

2000 AD #24

...I remember reading this in a motorway service station car park.

You can stick your space shuttle, your Voyager 2 and your Wow! Signal. I don't need them when I have free access to motorway service station car parks.

2000 AD #25

This issue, on the other hand, I have no memory at all of having read, although I'm sure I must have done.

2000 AD #26

If I'm right, this cover depicts the tale in which a Mongol-style horde sets off to ravage the world, only to unwittingly destroy their own home village because it didn't occur to them that the world is round and that they've circled it and ended up back where they started. Oh, the bitter irony.

2000 AD #27

I do wonder what the full-colour postergraph involved and if I ever assembled it?

I do seem to recall assembling a multi-part poster, with the aid of glue, at some point in my youth, so perhaps this was the one.

3 comments:

Colin Jones said...
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Anonymous said...

Obviously I can't say if you assembled it or not, Steve, but if it helps, that postergraph was a series of futuristic places. For instance, the Space Hotel, which was a picture of a hotel in space.

Like the Supercovers, there didn't seem to be much point to the postergraph images other than just to look science-fictiony. Maybe that was to balance out the comic strips, which didn't always have the obvious genre trappings; if I remember rightly, the issues here would have included Invasion and Shako.

Yeah, Shako... that was brilliant. An all time classic!

-sean

Steve W. said...

Sean, you can't knock Shako. If you do he'll hunt you down and slaughter you. Remember, he's the one polar bear who fully appreciates the joy of revenge.

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