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Published on June 4th, 2014 | by Adian Goatley

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2000AD Sci-Fi Special – Comic Review

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There’s something wonderfully nostalgic about a summer publication of your favourite comic. The summer special (here dubbed a sci-fi special) is usually a solid stand-alone publication, something that new readers can jump into and those established can enjoy and this 2000AD special doesn’t disappoint. 

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Kicking off with a solid Judge Dredd story that follows a jinxed statue as it causes chaos in Mega-City One. This Judge Dredd story is penned by the first woman to ever write Mega-City One’s greatest lawman, Emma Beeby, with art from Eoin Coveney. The special really hits its stride with a Robo-Hunter story set in a giant robotic Swedish furniture factory. Sam Slade has been a long running character that has come and gone since 1978 but he’s always delivered and here in a story written by Alec Worley, 2000AD‘s strength to satirise the society around it, is never more so apparent. My only wish is I could deal with Swedish furniture stores in the same way.

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Added in are several posters, a Rogue Trooper story , a Durham Red and a solid Futureshock story and this sci-fi special, may be more of the same quality for established readers but it’s a perfect starter kit for beginners. 

Full Breakdown:

                Rogue Trooper by Guy Adams and Darren Douglas

                Robo-Hunter by Alec Worley and Mark Simmons

                Durham Red by Robert Murphy and Duane Redhead

                Orlok the Assassin by Arthur Wyatt and Jake Lynch

                Future Shock by Jody LeHeup and Jefte Palo

The 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special is available from all good newsagents and comic book stores now, as well as worldwide DRM-free digital through the 2000 AD webshop, and for iPad and iPhone through the 2000 AD app.

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