Here comes Summer! It’s the 2000AD Summer Special…

Published On June 23, 2015 | By Richard Bruton | Comics, The Weekly 2000AD

Once upon a time the long, hot summers of our youth weren’t complete without the following; a sunburn/tan using carrot oil (-100 SPF), only seeing mum and dad for breakfast and tea, riding bikes and pretending to be in gangs, 5p mix-ups at the sweet shop, and comics. Definitely comics. Especially the SUMMER SPECIAL. It was an event, a special that was just that.

It rather went by the way to be honest a while back, but there are just signs we’re seeing it more regularly. Last year 2000AD returned to the fray with their 2014 Sci-Fi Special, their first summer special for some 13 years. And it was pretty good. This years Sci-Fi Special is out tomorrow…

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Greg Staples doing the whole group shot, kid looking wowed thing there. It’s a bit hmmm.

So this summer, we have six strips, a new comedy movie thing for Judge Dredd in Let’s Go To Work by Michael Carroll and Jake Lynch, more comedy in Robo Hunter: Iron Sam by Alec Worley and Mark Simmons, a very short Future Shock: Dust by Gary Blatchford and John Higgins, the last seen in the late 80s Ace Trucking Co. in Star’s Truck by Eddie Robson and Nick Dyer. More up to date we have a one-off Survival Geeks strip, Movie Night by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Neil Googe acting as a lead-in to a new series and finally a new Rogue Trooper: Death Of A Demon by Guy Adams and Darren Douglas, who did the Rogue Trooper strip in the 2014 Sci-Fi Special as well.

Right then, how about the insides then?

Judge Dredd: Let’s Go To Work by Michael Carroll and Jake Lynch

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Robo Hunter: Iron Sam by Alec Worley and Mark Simmons

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Future Shocks: Dust by Gary Blatchford and John Higgins

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Ace Trucking Co. : Star’s Truck by Eddie Robson and Nick Dyer

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Survival Geeks: Movie Night by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Neil Googe

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Rogue Trooper: Death Of A Demon by Guy Adams and Darren Douglas

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About The Author

Richard Bruton

– Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he’s written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard’s day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children’s graphic novel library in the country.

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