In case you’re a fan of 2000AD and you somehow missed it–which would be fairly shocking–there were big festivities in Hammersmith, London on Saturday, February 11th to celebrate 40 years of the magazine. This was the “40 Years of Thrill Power Festival”.
If you need photographic evidence, there’s this:
— 2000 AD (@2000AD) February 12, 2017
And plenty of things like this:
— FUTURE SHOCK! (@FutureShockDoc) February 11, 2017
But not everyone could make it to the show, so 2000AD are celebrating throughout the month of February with four big signings in four locations throughout the UK in the lead up to February 26th, which is their “real” anniverary.
Those events will be:
On Saturday 18 February, Biggar Library and Scottish independent Bookshop of the Year Atkinson-Pryce will host a Thrill-power Overload signing with artist Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: America) and former 2000 AD editor David Bishop from 1pm. [Biggar, Scotland]
Then on Friday 24 February, Waterstones West End in Edinburgh will host Thrill-power Overload authors David Bishop and Karl Stock for a signing at 12.30pm. [Edinburgh, Scotland]
At 1pm on Saturday 25 February, signings will take place at the Travelling Man comic book store in Manchester and the Nostalgia and Comics store Birmingham with topflight creators Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Leah Moore (Storm Warning), John Reppion (Storm Warning), Nick Percival (Judge Dredd), Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces), D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces). [Birmingham]
There’s also a 40th anniversary publication, Thrill-power Overload, a massive 300+ page hardcover which contains “the updated official history of 2000 AD, from its earliest days to its current success, from creator clashes to near-cancellation”. You can find out more about the book right here.