Sunday, February 12, 2017
Review: Thrill-Power Overload
Damn, that was a fun read. Folks, this is a keeper. I want to thank Michael Molcher and 2000 AD for the free review copy.
The definitive history of the most influential British comic ever! Updated, expanded and revised for 2000 AD’s 40th anniversary.
From 2000 AD's humble and rocky beginnings to its current position as the Galaxy’s Greatest comic, Thrill-Power Overload charts the incredible history of this ground-breaking comic. With exclusive interviews, hundreds of illustrations and rarely-seen artwork, former 2000 AD editor, David Bishop and journalist Karl Stock, guide the reader through four decades of action, adventure, excitement and the occasional editorial nightmare!
Told by the people who were there, this is the definitive history of the comic that launched a thousand talents including legends such as John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Carlos Ezquerra, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Mick McMahon, Grant Morrison, Kevin O'Neill, Simon Bisley and continues with 21st Century breakthrough talents such as Jock, Rob Williams, Andy Diggle, Al Ewing, Henry Flint, Frazer Irving - and many many more.
Oh hell yes, I enjoyed every minute of this book. It gave me an inside look at some of the comics that I have followed over the years. In many ways it was a very nostalgic read. Of course, the art is fantastic. I've always enjoyed 2000 AD's pen work.
I got a chuckle out of one of the quotes "2000 AD always sold 100,000 a week— no more, no less.Traditionally readers stop buying comics at thirteen, but our readers didn’t’ — Steve MacManus". I was from a moving Military family and that age was about the time Dad retired and I was able to actually KEEP my comics. I didn't quit at thirteen, I started anew.
My score ... 5 stars out of 5. It's a must-have.
About the Author:
About Barry Huddleston
Hello everyone. I am a big fan of classic horror, retro-scifi, steampunk, dieselpunk, and Linux. I'm a casual gamer and an avid reader. As a hobby, I review books, movies, and products. I am not paid for my reviews other than the item that is the subject of the review. All of my reviews are of an open-minded person and subject to change over time.