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Hubble, Nick. "2000AD." The Routledge Companion to the British and North American Literary Magazine. Ed. Tim Lanzendörfer. London, New York: Routledge, 2021. 383–90. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.4324/9780429274244-41
BibTeX citation key: Hubble2021
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Categories: General
Keywords: "2000 AD", Collaboration, Seriality, United Kingdom
Creators: Hubble, Lanzendörfer
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
Collection: The Routledge Companion to the British and North American Literary Magazine
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The origins of 2000AD are entwined with the history of postwar Britain, which emerged from rationing in the 1950s as a culturally conservative consumer society with a rigid and hierarchical class system. On a financial level, this is the recipe for its unexpected longevity: the fact that creator rights have never been returned for its iconic strips such as Judge Dredd means that the title remains commercially viable through its publishing rights. 2000AD’s most iconic series is Judge Dredd, created by Wagner and Carlos Esquerra, but precisely because of issues involving pay and rights, both creators moved on to other strips leaving Mills to write and develop it himself initially. One way in which 2000AD fulfilled the traditional function of literary magazines was by providing a development ground for new writers through its constant need for scripts for one-episode stories of four to five pages, which ran in series such as Tharg’s Future Shocks and Tharg’s Time Twisters.
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