Discover the definitive history of Britain's biggest comic book - Thrill-power Overload!

New edition updated, expanded, and revised with more than 140 pages of fresh content!

4 months ago

Revised and expanded, the definitive history of one of the world’s most influential comics is coming to book stores in February.

With more than 140 pages of fresh content, the brand new hardcover edition of Thrill-Power Overload is being published on 9 February to coincide with the celebrations marking 2000 AD’s 40th birthday.

This edition brings the story of 2000 AD bang up to date - from its humble and rocky beginnings in February 1977 to its current position as the self-styled ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, Thrill-Power Overload charts the incredible history of this ground-breaking title.

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.

From the burst of iconoclastic energy following its predecessors – the violent Battle and the controversial Action2000 AD survived editorial conflict, strikes, walkouts, arguments, and changing tastes to foster generations of talent who have gone on to have a profound effect not just on comics but on Western culture itself. 

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • £35 / $45
  • ISBN: 9781781085226
  • DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC161863