Seven new ads (and one book cover) packed with scintillating sci-fi flavours, a twist of Spider-ery Cap ‘N Crunch breakfast cereal, and some sword and sorcery buffoonery of the highest degree from Groo the Wanderer.
Aside from its regular weekly issues (known as PROGS), British comic publication 2000 AD also published summer special issues known as 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special. The comic was released each summer from 1978 up to 1996, and recently underwent a reboot by the current publishers. Typical issues contained new and reprinted stories, posters, fan art, film and book reviews, puzzles and fact files. I really like the Sci-Fi Specials and tend to regard them as ‘summer break’ versions of the UK hard back Annual which is traditionly published each Christmas, 2000 AD being no exception. I’m also a fan because the stories are complete and not serialised.
2000 AD Thrill-Power rating: a no nonsense ten out of ten!
Here are some selected scans.
Various artists from credits: Gibson, Fabry, Davis, Demarkus, Percival, Bisley, Smith, Kennedy, Rowley.
Our office cat, Wooof, recently posed the question, What is a weekly?
It’s generally some sort of publication that occurs every seven days, I replied. For example, I could begin this post with … Welcome to TVTA’s weekly edition of Non-toy ad Tuesday!
And you would be lying through your teeth, said Wooof, Non-toy ad Tuesday is never weekly. You use the term as loosely as that ill-fitting bright orange and brown ski-jumper Mrs Coldkettle the tea lady knitted you last Christmas!
Don’t mention that dreadful jumper! I said. Mrs Coldkettle’s heart is in the right place, sadly her taste in knitwear isn’t.
So you admit Non-toy ad Tuesday is not a weekly?
You got me, Wooof. It’s not a weekly.
So what is a weekly then?
Look, why don’t you go and consult your new cat dictionary app you had for Christmas or something, and leave me to get on with posting up the scans?
Fine, said the cat. What are you posting first?
An ad for a French music magazine from 1987.
No. A monthly
Also in this
week’s issue: Memorex, Wharfedale, VHS, Lemmy, Air France, News Cigarettes, Mitsubishi cars, and a nifty Judge Dredd towelling robe!
Thanks for looking! Join us again soon for another (un-weekly) edition of Non-toy ad Tuesday!