The story of cult British comic 2000AD will at last be told in 'Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD'


The edgy, hilarious, violent, and idiosyncratically British comic 2000AD was launched in 1977 by IPC Magazines. Since then, the science-fiction comic not only produced iconic pop culture characters such as future lawman Judge Dredd, which have gone on to be adapted by Hollywood studios, but provided creative space for comics talents such as Alan Moore (WATCHMEN) and Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN).

Respect has been paid to 2000AD and the characters that graced its pages in various comics documentaries since, but the definitive account of the comic has never been told. But that is going to change, as director Paul Goodwin and producers Sean Hogan and Helen Mullane are due to bring FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD to audiences soon, and have just released a trailer ahead of the film's premiere at Fantastic Fest Austin's Mondo Con. The trailer shows some of the esteemed interviewees the team have assembled to pay respect to the hugely influential, scrappy upstart of the comics world.


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