a while. I didn't pick it up again until I began freelancing for the
just a bit too hard to be 'down wiv the kids', who, it seemed
'life-support') more for the potential exploitation in other media
it 'though, even if it's more from a former contributor's perspec-
tive than a reader's. Which is why I made a point of picking
up the 40th Anniversary Special when I saw it today.
and wacky, but in an embarrassing, 'drunk uncle at a party' way
that doesn't do it any favours. SLAINE
The HOLY GRAIL and displays neither wit nor wisdom, serv-
ing only to reinforce the juvenile (if not infantile) humour aspect
that permeated the title many years back, when writers who re-
garded themselves as too good for 'children's' comics started
trying to be clever for their own amusement, and proved
only that they were too far up their own @rses.
It was good seeing JOHNNY ALPHA and DURHAM
RED again, drawn, as in my day, by CARLOS EZQUERRA,
but it felt odd seeing the strip without my lettering. (After this
post, there's no chance of that ever happening again, eh?) To
be frank, this issue seems altogether irrelevant and superficial,
and I'd be surprised ('though not unhappy) if 2000 A.D. ever
manages to match The DANDY's or The BEANO's 75
year, British record-breaking run.
However, don't let me put you off from joining in the
40th Birthday celebrations - buy a copy today and make up
your own minds. Then give me hell in the comments section.
"Unleash the dogs of war!" (But don't dare dirty the
carpet with paw-prints or doggie-poo, understood?)
|See? Even THARG can lie|