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The 2000 AD ABC: Badlands

Cowboys versus dinosaurs!

In the aftermath of the American Civil War, renegade gunfighter Theodore Gantry stumbles across the strange-skinned tent of palaeontologist Elmore Bangs in the vast plains of the Wild West.

Bangs’ obsession is dinosaurs and his journal contains clues to possibly the greatest discovery of all time…

Created by writer Dan Abnett and artist Kevin Walker, Badlands was a one-and-done, creator-owned, five-part story published in the year 2000 that saw the new world meet the old … real old.

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The 2000 AD ABC: Bad City Blue

Built into an asteroid and floating in space, Bader City is a crumbling, decaying ghetto controlled by armed gangs. The only kind of order is kept by guys like Blue, a trouble-shooting ‘button man’ who enforces order at the behest of the top-siders.

He thinks he’s saving the city for ‘decent folk’- but unfortunately for him, it looks like the elite he serves is not as benevolent as he once thought. Created by writer Alan Grant and artist Robin Smith, Bad City Blue is a bleak highlight from the mid 1980s, full of class warfare, gritty sci-fi, and big concepts.

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The 2000 AD ABC: B.L.A.I.R.1

Following New Labour’s victory in the UK general election, the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic were lit up by the first Prime Minister to be successfully activated by Bio-Enhancement Link-Up via Artificial Intelligence Relays. – he was B.L.A.I.R.1!

Riffing off M.A.C.H.1, one of 2000 AD’s first stories, and aided by the artificial intelligence implanted in his brain called Doctor Spin, B.L.A.I.R.1 was overtly political, totally over-the-top, and very silly.

But was the strip a landslide win or a candidate for deselection?

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The 2000 AD ABC: Asylum

When you’re half-human and half-alien, and spend your days tracking down illegal refugees, life is already a bit of a grey area… Asylum is the latest episode of The 2000 AD ABC!

Written by Rob Williams with art by Boo Cook, Asylum follows Marshall Holt, who tracks down illegal alien immigrants trying to enter Earth – but he’s about to uncover a horrific secret!

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The 2000 AD ABC: Armageddon

The world stands on the brink of nuclear war and, as tensions between the superpowers boil over, a woman called Lori LeMayne is being hunted by a ruthless and mysterious killer – the Bad Man. This is Armageddon!

Scripted by Alan Grant and illustrated by Carlos Ezquerra, Armageddon: The Bad Man ran in the then-fortnightly Judge Dredd Megazine in 1992 and was intended as the opening chapter in the origin story of Judge Dredd’s world, years before John Wagner and Ezquerra embarked on the Origins epic.

It remains a fascinating, and oft-forgotten, early attempt to marry contemporary politics with the rise of the Judges!

Read the collected Armageddon with Judge Dredd Megazine #300 >>

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The 2000 AD ABC: Apocalypse Soon

The 2000 AD ABC: Apocalypse Soon

It’s the end of the world – but nothing is going according to plan!

Running in the Judge Dredd Megazine from issue 204 to 214 across 14 single-page episodes, Alan Grant and Shaun Thomas’s creator-owned Apocalypse Soon takes a rather different look at the end of the post-9/11 world.

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The 2000 AD ABC: Ant Wars

Military personnel spray an untested insecticide on ants in the Brazilian rainforest – WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!

Originally appeared in 2000 AD Prog 71 to 85 in 1978, Ant Wars was written by Gerry Finley-Day with art by Robo-Hunter artist José Luis Ferrer, M.A.C.H.1’s Lozano, Planet of the Damned’s Pena and Black Hawk’s Azpiri. It sees the insects mutate into super-intelligent creatures with a taste for human flesh!

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The 2000 AD ABC: Angelic

In The Texas City Radlands, he emerges out of the desolate wastelands without a memory. Injured, fleeing from those who would do him harm, nothing is known about the man who can only mouth the word ‘Angel’…

Little do those that take him in realise just how dangerous he is – or the notorious family he might one day raise. But he is anything but… Angelic!

Fans of Judge Dredd will love this slow-burning but very violent Western-style thriller that draws on the history of the notorious Angel Gang to spin an origin story with a difference – the future is not so certain!

Beginning reading Angelic with Judge Dredd Megazine #356 >>

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The 2000 AD ABC: Angel Zero

If you were a living weapon with an alien battle computer grafted to your mind, you’d probably feel less than angelic if your past came back to haunt you… meet Angel Zero!

Written by Kek-W (aka Nigel Long) and illustrated by John Burns, and inspired by classic Japanese Yakuza and splatter films, Angel Zero a blood-bath of a series that ran in 2000 AD Progs 1751 to 1763.

Get the collected Angel Zero with Judge Dredd Megazine #370 >> 

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The 2000 AD ABC: Angel

A terrible accident may have meant he was able to fly, but there was nothing heavenly about Harry Angel – is he a character that’s stood the test of time??

Captain Harry Angel was an RAF officer who had a sophisticated flight computer bonded to his nervous system after it melted onto his arm in a bizarre freak accident.

Get the collected Angel with Judge Dredd Megazine #321 >> 

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