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Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant (2000 AD Presents) Paperback – 31 Jul 2002

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd; Gph edition (31 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840234792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840234794
  • Product Dimensions: 29.5 x 22 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,582,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Wagner is, to many fans, the very heart of the renowned comic 2000 AD. Involved from the earliest days of the comic in 1977, he co-created Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog, as well as a whole cast of other memorable characters. Wagner has worked extensively beyond the Thargian universe, originating and editing a number of British periodicals as well as writing many American standards. His Paradox Press graphic novel A History of Violence was made into a major film from director David Cronenberg.

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Alan Grant a long-time writer of Judge Dredd for 2000 AD, he has worked extensively on Batman (creator of character Anarky), Lobo and the forthcoming JLA: Riddle of the Beast. Carlos Ezquerra co-created Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog. Other projects include The Stainless Steel Rat, Preacher, Just a Pilgrim and Adventures in the Rifle Brigade.

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This is not a criticism of the story - if you are reading this you will appreciate the art of Carlos Ezquerra etc.

This is a review of the format. I thought this was going to be the size of the Judge Dredd / Strontium Dog Chronicle books (i.e. fairly large and squareish). Instead, this is the size of a small paperback novel. As any 2000AD fan will know, the early 80s publications were basically square in shape. As a result, they do not reproduce well in a paperback format. There is a 2 inch white space top and bottom, with the story squeezed into a narrow letterbox in the middle of the page. As a result, the graphics are tiny and the lettering minute and hard to read without straining.

Rebellion should be congratulated for making so many classic 2000AD stories available, but this paperback format is completely wrong for such stories.

I like the collected story volumes but even there I feel there is significant room for improvement. As a child, I loved 2000AD, the colour centrefolds particularly - it was so exciting to see Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Johnny Alpha et al in full colour, even if it was just 2 pages. I wish the Rebellion reprints included the great colour sections - that would be perfect.
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10 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Richard Hart on 23 Aug 2002
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Simply put this is early 80`s 2000AD at its absolute best. The entire origins of Johny Alpha and the S/D agency in one story. And then there is the satire/shoot em up the Shickleburger Grab. This story is a treat and my personal favourite comics book character Johny Alpha is brought totally to life by Grant/Wagner's script (Which is superb) and Ezquezra's art which is always great. My only gtipe is the paper seems thinner than normal. That is how good this comic is, that is my only grumble!
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Comics were meant to be good 1 Mar 2013
By Number 4 Cartridge - Published on Amazon.com
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And Carlos Ezquerra telling the story about Johnny Alpha is the best. The Strontium Dog tale is my favorite of the 2000 AD story-lines, and it all begins here. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have one graphic novel, it would be this one. Carlos Ezquerra is the standard for artistic story-telling, and Alan Grant and John Wagner have written the stories with great enthusiasm and development. The premise of the Strontium Dog world is different from your standard "mutant" world in comics. The mutants of this world are "mutations" caused by a "chemical" holocaust and the battle between "norms" (people not mutated) and mutants is more of one for liberty, respect and equality. There is much parody within the pages of these great tales, and there is much more character than your average comic.
Great 10 Aug 2014
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Great stories from when I first read them ,many years ago
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art on equal to STORY, unlike SANDMAN 18 Nov 2003
By david - Published on Amazon.com
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THESE ARE SO MORE better than sandman, read em ponder em, prepare to embark into the oasis, of sheer BEST OF EARLY CONAN LIKE, backgrounds with CRUMBS ATTENTION TO THE GROTESQUE,foregrounds,MERGING IN the stupendous,AWFUL AUTHENTICITY OF A POSSIBLE, future.
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