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Future Shock! The Story Of 2000Ad arrives in cinemas next month. Here's the trailer...
Heading into cinemas on December 4th is Future Shock! The Story Of 2000Ad.
Directed by Paul Goodwin, the movie covers the story of Earth’s mightiest comic, and how it’s thrived, survived and evolved over the 37 years of its existence.
A new trailer and poster for the film have been released, so let’s do them in reverse order. Poster first...
And here’s the trailer…
Oh, and one last thing: here’s the official synopsis too…
Future Shock! The Story of 2000Ad - the film charting the story of how the multi-award winning comic 2000Ad came to be, how it has survived for 37 years, and »
Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd Megazine #366…
Welcome! Welcome to you all for this month’s sit down and read with mother moment. Today we’re picking Judge Dredd Megazine Issue#366, with all sorts of super heroic daring-dos! From Judge Dredd who’s coming under-fire from Total War to Demon Nic having to rescue the Sister from a bunch of Zealot like holy fighters; along with this we have a relic which is driving members of the Psi-Corp insane in Storm Warning that is sadly coming to a close. Not only this but also closing – until 2016 – is Lawless. So get comfy, set down your Lawgiver and fingers on lips.
Judge Dredd – Terror Rising (Part 2)
Opening with an all-out assault on Dredd, Total War are pulling no punches in their attempt to claw back ground in Mega-City One, leaving Beeny to be Dredds eyes and feet on the street as Dredd is out of commission. »
With just over two weeks to go before its release, a new UK quad poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000Ad. Check them out here…
Future Shock! The Story of 2000Ad – the film charting the story of how the multi-award winning comic 2000Ad came to be, how it has survived for 37 years, and how it continues to be an innovator and game-changer in both comics and the wider cultural world beyond. Premiered to great acclaim at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015, this feature documentary is a funny, moving and passionate chronicle of how a band of talented eccentrics came together to create something both visionary and extraordinary.
The publication was violent, edgy, anti-authoritarian and blackly funny and introduced seminal creators such as Alan Moore (Watchmen) and Grant Morrison (Arkham Asylum) to the comics world. The film features interviews with legendary fan-favourite writers, »
- Amie Cranswick
Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd Megazine #365…
Wow, Twenty-Five years of Judge Dredd Megazine! Issue#365 is celebrating a quarter of a century of being on this planet and continuing to please us by bringing joy to our lives with scenes of a dystopian future, demons & nuns fighting evil along with numerous other macabre nastiness! What the heck is wrong with us!? Nothing! The question is what’s wrong with everyone else?
Judge Dredd – Terror Rising (Part 1)
As soon as this Dredd story finishes you feel cheated that Part 1 has ended. You need more of this! John Wagner is bringing in the final threads from the closure of Chaos Day [check out both reviews for Fourth Faction and Endgame] and also bringing back the threat of Total War. Seeing the ripples still being felt from America [review here] is chilling as Dredd talks with Beeny, now a Judge, on the steps where her mother was gunned down. Terror Rising already feels like a classic »
Exclusive: Metrodome haul includes Toronto doc, Partisan and 2000Ad.
UK distributor Metrodome has finalised deals on a collection of festival titles including Toronto documentary The Hard Stop, comic book documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000Ad and Ariel Kleiman’s Partisan.
UK documentary The Hard Stop, directed by George Amponsah, charts the story and background of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, who in 2011 was shot and killed whilst being arrested by armed police in Tottenham.
The incident ignited riots that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest across the country in recent history.
Metrodome will release the Toronto and Lff title, produced by Dionne Walker, next summer, which will be the fifth anniversary of the 2011 riots.
The deal was negotiated between Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon and Cinephil.
Vincent Cassel stars in the former, about an 11 year-old »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd – Day of Chaos: Endgame…
Mega-City One is at the mercy of a terrible act of retribution, thirty years in the making. The Chaos Bug has been released and the weakened Justice Department are finding it increasingly difficult to remain in control. As Judge Dredd searches for the perpetrators of this heinous act, another fearsome faction is added to the fray…Fear, Fire and Mortis – the Dark Judges!
Judge Dredd – Day of Chaos: Endgame by John Wagner is the closing book to Day of Chaos: The Fourth Faction [check out the review here] which in-turn is the sequel to the thirty year old classic The Apocalypse War. Those that haven’t clicked back to read the review of The Fourth Faction, I shall quickly say I enjoyed the book, however I constantly compared it to Apocalypse War – unfairly or fairly – and because of this it never actually lived up to the original »
Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd – Day of Chaos: The Fourth Faction…
With the much-loved mayor of Mega-City One presumed dead by the citizens, an election has been scheduled to choose his successor. Cadet Judge Hennessey has predicted that something terrible will happen on the Election Day and she may be right. East-Meg assassin Nadia has arrived in the Big Meg, carrying a deadly weapon that could destroy everything!
Those that know their Dredd will be more than aware of a little skirmish that occurred within the Dredd Universe – 1981 in real-time – called The Apocalypse War. If you’re not up to speed on this “bit of a do” I’ll recap. Before this war East-Meg had – unbeknownst at first – released a water born drug which launched a block war, which was dubbed Block Mania. Residents became manic; tens of thousands perished in these riots along with a large number of Judges, when »
Just because Dredd didn't catch on as hoped, it doesn't mean there aren't many 2000Ad strips that shouldn't be overlooked.
In 1977, a bearded young man made Star Wars, a little film you may have heard of. Said movie went on to imprint itself onto the public's hearts, and spawned a franchise that's (thankfully) never been stronger.
However, popular culture gained another iconic creation in that same year: 2000Ad, the self-titled Galaxy's Greatest Comic. It's fair to say that, while you could likely find a hermit in the world's deepest, darkest cave with some knowledge of Star Wars, 2000Ad has less global recognition.
Over the years, though, 2000Ad has continued to flourish, and has, recently, begun to expand its reach: the comic now has its own podcast (the Thrill-Cast, well worth a listen, featuring interviews with major creators from across the comic's run); an app for digital downloads is available; and »
Ever since the ultra-violent 2012 Karl Urban headlined adaptation of Dredd hit theatres, fans everywhere have been holding their breath for a much deserved sequel. Unfortunately their hopes have been dashed several times despite highly publicised campaigns aimed at turning the studios heads.
However, there may be some shining light at the end of the tunnel as co-creator John Wagner took to Facebook to answer some fans questions.
During a conversation on whether or not a sequel could happen Wagner commented, “There will be a new Dredd film…it’s just a question of when.”
While this may sound a tad ambiguous, it’s really the first time that the creator has spoken about a new film. Alex Garland, who wrote the screenplay for Dredd and also produced, has previously admitted that another adaptation of some sort is inevitable in the near future although he won’t be involved. Karl Urban »
- Gavin Logan
The chances of an official, fully-fledged film sequel to 2012’s Dredd have all but been extinguished over the past years, with even a strong campaign failing to persuade anyone to stump up the necessary $40m or so to make the project happen. As such, Karl Urban’s days as Ol’ Stoney Face seem done and dusted, no matter how keen the actor is to reprise the role.
“There will be a new Dredd film”, he posted on Facebook, “it’s just a question of when”.
That was pretty much the same line that »
The latest in a long-line of pop-culture documentaries that capture the zeitgeist of their particular subject matter, Future Shock! The Story of 2000Ad tells the story of the UK science-fiction comic that changed the face of the industry – a comprehensive overview of its history, a warts-and-all. A peek inside the creative process of its most famous creators, and a funny, moving and passionate chronicle of how a band of talented eccentrics assembled to create a visionary and extraordinary comic that’s still a game-changer 36 years on.
First published in 1977, 2000Ad was violent, anti-authoritarian, blackly funny and above all, idiosyncratically British… and was – at its birth – seen as a dangerous, anarchic and totally anti-establishment. Yet it’s hard to comprehend, as someone who grew up seeing 2000Ad on the shelves of newsagents, »
- Phil Wheat
2000Ad has revealed that the Dark Judges will be making their return in September for Dreams of Deadworld, a new four part series from writer Kek-w and artist Dave Kendall.
Artist Dave Kendall was inspired by a haunting dream to create his own versions of John Wagner and Brian Bolland’s classic Judge Death, Judge Mortis, Judge Fire, and Judge Fear characters – and now those versions are getting their own strip in 2000 Ad.
The story explores what happens to the fearsome foursome after their slaughter of the entire population but before they discovered the dimension jump technology that allowed them to visit Judge Dredd’s Mega-City One.
Each episode will focus on a particular Dark Judge as they stalk the remains of their once-teeming world, unveiling more of about their origins. In the first episode, Judge Fire travels beneath the waves to discover treachery by members of their terrifying department »
- Gary Collinson
Villordsutch Reviews Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files #01 (10th Anniversary Edition)…
The first thing you’ll notice about this Complete Case Files #01 is that it’s fairly massive, this book is so big my Nexus 7 creaked when I uploaded it. Now quite a few of you may also have this book, as this is the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Complete Case Files #01, which is rather lucky for me as I had initially missed it. So being given the chance to read the starting stories of the genesis of Judge Dredd – from the founding Fathers – and not only that but to see the classic Dredd artwork is going to be an added bonus.
Having previously been destroyed by nuclear fire and dragged to hell by the vengeful spirits of those he had murdered, alien superfiend Judge Death has managed to return to the world. United with his ‘brothers’ – Judges Fear, Fire and Mortis – the quartet of terror have invaded The Mayflower – a starship populated by four thousand of Mega-City One’s richest citizens. Psi-Division’s Cassandra Anderson discovers that Death has returned and now she and Judge Dredd must travel into deep space in an attempt to stop the Dark Judges once and for all.
There are very few comic books better than one containing Dredd but it is rarer than hen’s teeth to find one better than a comic book containing Dredd going up against the Dark Judges. The latest graphic novel from Rebellion containing this evil gang is Dark Justice written by »
- Andrew Newton
It feels surprising that no one has attempted to chart the history of 2000Ad in a documentary before, given its legacy, but with its current upward trajectory and the devotion that it inspires (especially in the wake of the critically acclaimed but commercially melancholy film of Judge Dredd) it’s probably the best time to make a feature with a positive outlook.
Future Shock! is the work of Paul Goodwin, whose main task appears to have been assembling a wealth of talent to interview. With the exception of Alan Moore, Mark Millar and Garth Ennis, the big names are all present, which means you get to see Neil Gaiman sitting in front of an apparently colour coded bookcase, Bryan Talbot enthusiastically miming someone being impaled on a sword, »
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1934…
Borag Thungg, Earthlets!
After the plodding ‘Breaking Bud’ story by Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner, Michael Carroll returns to the strip with ‘Blood of Emeralds’. The green gem of the title refers to Emerald Isle, where one of the strip’s characters – Judge Fintan Joyce – was drafted from post-Chaos Bug. He’s attacked by the assassin Stonefish in the opening segment, a wickedly quick sequence of narrow, page-wide panels, similar to Mark Millar or Brian Michael Bendis’ panoramic layouts. It’s all over a MacGuffin – Joyce’s safety deposit box that’s just arrived in his possession. There’s a distinctly Irish flavour to the story: Fintan Joyce’s name, the ‘Emerald Isle’, a picture of his father wearing a green version of the Judges outfit, even the tease for next week’s instalment called ‘Return to Murphyville’. Expect a Gangs of Mega City-One joke in weeks to come. »
- Oli Davis
Judge Dredd takes to the mean streets of the Big Meg once more to tackle the city’s most dangerous offenders, including the deadly martial artist Stan Lee! The tenth book in this bestselling series collects together some of the very best in Thrill-power, including such stories as ‘The Art of Kenny Who?’, ‘The Fists of Stan Lee’, ‘Atlantis’ and ‘The Taxidermist.’ Featuring the writing of Judge Dredd dynamic duo Alan Grant (Batman) and John Wagner (A History of Violence) and the work of such classic artists as Steve Dillon (Preacher), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars) and Kevin O’Neill (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), this is the perfect collection for all discerning comic fans!
- Andrew Newton
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1933…
Borag Thungg, Earthlets!
In the first of three different concluding instalments this week, John Wagner’s latest Judge Dredd strip – ‘Breaking Bud’ – comes to an end. Unlike his last run, with the occasionally brilliant, but ultimately hammy ‘Dark Justice’, ‘Breaking Bud’ has its dithering narrative topped off with an awkwardly placed deus-ex-machina. The conclusion has the forced loose end tying of an early film noir’s end final scenes.
Tharg’s 3riller ‘Commercial Break’ story fares no better with a similarly dud ending – a rushed final battle sequence between our three heroes and the alien invaders. The plots coveted ‘brixels’ play an important part in the conclusion, with their psychically controlled nature used to create various weapons and defences…but, other than that, it all feels inconsequential. The whole thing seemed over in seconds, an odd pace considering how considered the first two parts were. »
- Oli Davis
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1930…
Borag Thungg, Earthlets!
John Wagner continues his Breaking Bad riff with the second instalment of Judge Dredd story ‘Breaking Bud’ this week, a tale about a recently fired Justice League worker turned to crime. Like dear old Walter White, you think Bud Biggard is just out to support his family. Then the revenge against his old boss happens, and all of a sudden, he goes all evil Heisenberg. Pretending to be a force of Spectre-esque vengeance, Bud uses a stolen invisibility bracelet to get his way. The concluding dark turn bodes well for the story going forward…for the slightly disturbed amongst us, anyway.
Speaking of slightly disturbed, 2000Ad can count a new writer droid amonst its ranks – C.B. Harvey makes his debut with the Terror Tale ‘Phase Shift’, a brief story about a mad scientist trying to turn solid matter into gas, and then back again. »
- Oli Davis
Classics tales of Judge Death—and his brothers Fear, Fire, and Mortis—come to life in this remastered and colourised series!
Out of all the enemies Judge Dredd has, Judge Death and his comrades are the most fearsome and the most troublesome to the citizens of Mega City One. In this current series, Judges Death, Fear, Fire and Mortice have come through to the city after tricking Judge Anderson.
In this issue, Judge Anderson returns from Death World to Mega City 1 to find chaos as Dredd and the other judges try to track down the Dark Judges.
I remember this story when it first came out and it’s just as good and enthralling read now as it was then. It is undeniably a high quality story written by those who know Dredd and his universe the best, Alan Grant and John Wagner. »
- Andrew Newton
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