2000 AD Prog 1084 – Cover Date 25th February to 10th March 1998
True Brit! 2000 AD Explodes the Cool Britannia Myth
Cover art by Dermot Power
Happy 21st Birthday 2000 AD! This is how we partied in 1998 – Judge Dredd and Mean Machine Angel go to Scotland and butt heads with a mutant clan; Nikolai Dante visits Britannia and saves the mad King Henry from being deposed; and Sinister Dexter go after Bob Hoskins and Michael Caine.
Meanwhile B.L.AI.R. 1 features a procession of late nineties pop culture cameos – Mystic Meg! Bob Monkhouse! Emma Bunton! Wotsisname Keith from The Prodigy! Paul McCartney!
B.L.A.I.R. 1 might just be the ultimate dodgy joke stretched way too far and I hope this is now the last we’ll see of it.
Durham Red takes a break this week as there is no way it would have fit into the Cool Britannia theme but we will get a double-length episode next prog – but that’s not next week because in 1998 this issue was on sale for a fortnight! A precursor to the xmas progs of the 2000′s.
In this prog:
Judge Dredd: Headbangers
Script: John Wagner / Art: Alex Ronald / Colours: Gary Cauldwell / Letters: Tom Frame
Nikolai Dante: Cruel Britannia
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: Simon Fraser / Colours: Alison Kirkpatrck / Letters: Annie Parkhouse
B.L.A.I.R. 1: Criminal Record
Script: Alan Grant / Art: SB Davis / Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Sinister Dexter: London Town
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Greg Staples / Letters: Ellie De Ville