Ten years ago, for 2000AD's 30th anniversary, ex-editor David Bishop wrote the inside story of the comic in a book entitled Thrill-Power Overload. Now, for 2000AD's 40th anniversary, the book has been redesigned and updated (with new chapters by Karl Stock), to be published by Rebellion on February 9th. Here's the info....
THRILL-POWER OVERLOAD (UK/US)
* REGIONS: UK print and worldwide digital
* RELEASE DATE: 9 February 2017
* PRICE: £35 (UK) $45 (US)
* ISBN: 9781781085226
* DIAMOND: DEC161863
The definitive history of the most influential British comic ever! Updated, expanded and revised for 2000 AD’s 40th anniversary. From 2000 AD's humble and rocky beginnings to its current position as the Galaxy’s Greatest comic, Thrill-Power Overload charts the incredible history of this ground-breaking comic. With exclusive interviews, hundreds of illustrations and rarely-seen artwork, former 2000 AD editor, David Bishop and journalist Karl Stock, guide the reader through four decades of action, adventure, excitement and the occasional editorial nightmare! Told by the people who were there, this is the definitive history of the comic that launched a thousand talents including legends such as John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Carlos Ezquerra, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Mick McMahon, Grant Morrison, Kevin O'Neill, Simon Bisley and continues with 21st Century breakthrough talents such as Jock, Rob Williams,
Andy Diggle, Al Ewing, Henry Flint, Frazer Irving - and many many more.
Available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop (http://shop.2000adonline.com/) , 2000 AD iPad app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/2000-ad-featuring-judge-dredd/id993151052) , 2000 AD Android app (http://www.2000adonline.com/android) , 2000 AD Windows 10 app (http://www.2000adonline.com/windows10)
Here's my review of the original version from ten years ago...