Sunday, May 04, 2008

2000AD.... promoted in 1977AD

Another quick blog today. (More to come this week, with news of two new UK indie comics.) As most comic fans know, 2000 AD celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, - a remarkable achievement for a British comic, only eclipsed by a handful of others. The "Galaxy's Greatest Comic" has changed somewhat since it began, but here's how the first issue was promoted in the pages of IPC's Krazy Comic dated 26th February 1977....


Note the typical IPC hyperbole. Descriptions include "shattering" and "breathtaking", making the comic sound exciting and unmissable, - which to many of us it was! Somehow today's comics ads seem comparatively sedate in comparison!

1 comment:

Wil said...

As much as I realise it's probably just nostalgia but I really miss comics advertising and shouting about themselves like that. They seemed to have an energy and excitement that I certainly don't get from 2000AD now. But then I'm not 13 anymore.

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