New Readers, Start Here!
That nine-year-old boy was me and the man who won the auction a couple of months ago was also me. Basically, the boy, the man and me are the same person. I bought Prog 1 of 2000 AD in 1977, the first 1, 180 (missing only a handful of issues) at the end of last year and then wrote about it here in this blog today.
Of course, after buying so many comics, I am now under obligation to read them all, which is a daunting task that at the time of learning of my eBay auction win made me feel a bit sick and kept me awake for the entire night. I think that the film Supersize Me must have been on telly recently because it occurred to me that chronicling my reading of so many comics over a contracted period of time might be an interesting and fun thing to do. Hence, the 2000 AD Prog Slog Blog.
As you might have noticed, I have already read a year’s worth and made entries here relating to many of those progs. But there is a still many years of 2000 AD’s for me yet to read and, if you include all the Annuals, Specials and related publications (such as Star Lord) that I am seeking out relating to this project, then the task is much bigger than just the 1, 180 comics won in the original auction.
Will this experiment result in, as Tharg the Mighty has warned of many times in his editorials over the years, thrill power overload or will I, like Morgan Spurlock in the documentary Supersize Me, end up being sick a lot and twenty five pounds heavier? Only this blog will tell.