Here's Clint Langley's dramatic cover for 2000AD Prog 1964, on sale Wednesday 20th January. There's a rose-tinted myth amongst some comic collectors that the artwork in today's comics is inferior compared to comics of years ago. This is of course easily disproved, and 2000AD is one of the comics that disproves it. There's an incredibly high standard of artwork in the comic week in, week out. This very issue features fantastic work by Mark Sexton, Richard Elson, John Burns, Carlos Ezquerra, and the aforementioned Clint Langley. All of it easily on a par with the great comic artists of the past. Indeed, it even features work by two of those greats, with John Burns and Carlos Ezquerra still firing on all cylinders. And let's not forget the script writers of this issue too of course; Michael Carroll, Dan Abnett, Pat Mills, Kek-W, and John Wagner.
Don't just take my word for it. Have a look at the preview pages over at the Forbidden Planet International Blog:
2000AD isn't the only place you'll find top contemporary comics work of course. There's some excellent stuff out there and I'll continue to promote more on my blog soon. Whether in newsagents, bookshops, comic shops, or online, British comics are still brilliant! Don't listen to the misery merchants. Check out the comics scene for yourselves!