2000AD Free digital comic to celebrate 38th Birthday – 2000AD Origins

2000AD Origins2000AD Origins
Published by 2000AD
Free to download

Featuring the talents of:
Peter Harris, Mike McMahon, Gerry Finley-Day,
Pat Mills, Kevin O’Neil, Steve Potter, Dave Gibbons, Angie Kincaid, Simon Fraser, Robbie Morrison,
Annie Parkhouse, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra,
Jack Potter, Dan Abnett, Alan Moore, Ian Gibson,
Pete Knight, Henry Flint, Ellie De Ville, Richard Elson, Cam Kennedy, Tom Frame,  Chris Blythe

The 38th birthday of 2000AD and it is readers getting a present. 2000AD Origins features the first printed story of 10 2000AD characters, plus a bonus Judge Dredd story.

Not all of these stories are complete, 2000AD is an anthology comic with many stories taking several issues to tell the full story. So you might end up wondering what happened next.

In some cases I’ve written a fuller review of the stories shown here – there are links below to those articles. So you can of course find out more and go find more to read. Obviously in part that is what this is, a teaser sampler to tempt lapsed readers to return or perhaps to make a reader want to know more and pick up a graphic novel or two. But essentially it is a good read with great characters.

You’ll note that the first published Judge Dredd story printed wasn’t by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. That was down to creator credits & editorial issues that caused both John and Carlos to back off from the title for a short period. John returned for The Robot Wars in Prog 2 and Carlos returned for the Apocalypse War. In the mean time of course they had co-created Strontium Dog which is also presented in this free comic.

It is a fun read for nostalgia and free to boot. Full list of contents and credits below.

JUDGE DREDD
Judge Whitey
Script: Peter Harris
Art: Mike McMahon
Letters: McGowan
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 2

NEMESIS THE WARLOCK
Terror Tube
Script: Pat Mills
Art: Kevin O’Neil
Letters: Steve Potter
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 167

SLáINE
Time Monster
Script: Pat Mills
Art: Angie Kincaid (credited as A. Mills)
Letters: Tom Frame
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 330

ROGUE TROOPER
Future War Episode 1
Script: Gerry Finley-Day
Art & Letters: Dave Gibbons
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 228

NIKOLAI DANTE
The Romanov Dynasty Episode 1
Script: Robbie Morrison
Art: Simon Fraser
Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 1035

STRONTIUM DOG
Episode 1
Script: John Wagner (credited as T.B.Grover)
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Jack Potter
Originally printed in Starlord issue 1

HALO JONES
Book 1 Episode 1
Script: Alan Moore
Art: Ian Gibson
Letters: Steve Potter
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 376

A.B.C. WARRIORS
Episode 1
Script: Pat Mills
Art: Kevin O’Neil
Letters: Pete Knight
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 119

SHAKARA
Episode 1
Script: Robbie Morrison
Art: Henry Flint
Letters: Ellie De Ville
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 2002

KINGDOM
Episode 1
Script: Dan Abnett
Art: Richard Elson
Letters: Ellie De Ville
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 2007

JUDGE DREDD
The Finger of Suspicion
Script: John Wagner
Art: Cam Kennedy
Colours: Chris Blythe
Letters: Tom Frame
Originally printed in 2000 AD prog 1387

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