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2000 AD Prog Slog

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Prog 891 10/06/94

Item: Apparently, the recent re-launch came with a TV ad campaign according to Tharg’s editorial for this prog. I don’t recall this ad at all and a fleeting search of You Tube (very fleeting) reveals nothing. It makes me wonder how often it appeared and when. A scattering of showings during post night club broadcasting over a weekend would be money badly spent from my point of view if that’s what happened. It would have been better off appearing during Saturday morning’s What’s Up Doc show. It ran that cool Batman cartoon, I remember, and an advert for 2000 AD would have worked perfectly appearing there.

Item: There were many years when Brian Bolland was perfectly happy to draw Judge Dredd covers for absolutely any publication, just as long as it wasn’t 2000 AD. Now he’s drawing the occasional cover for the weekly not too often but often enough for it not to appear with any noticeable fanfare.

Item: It is a surprise to me to see the recently service-packed Rogue Trooper only appear for three weeks. Blink and the fresh take by new creative team Steve White and Henry Flint is gone. Flint’s art is undoubtedly great but it still feels too early to comment on the over all tone of the strip now that Michael Fleisher is gone. Saying that writer White is an improvement feels blatantly obvious to me.

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2 Comments:

  • I think there is mention of this ill fated add in Thrill Power Overload (or the megazine serialization of it) - apparently a lot of money was spent on the ad, leaving very little in the budget for airing...

    By Blogger Kevin Levell, at 3:15 pm  

  • Ha ha. Thanks Kevin.

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:53 pm  

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