This is a nicely produced hardback, but if you're a lapsed 200AD fan and you're after a nostalgia trip, you might find this disappointing. Firstly, I don't know how they can advertise it as containing "hundreds of strips". There are about sixty included, and not as full stories, so you get lots of random eipsodes from longer narratives. Secondly, it's not presented as being specifically about 2000AD's early years, but it doesn't go anywhere near representing most strips, even from the 80s heyday, and certainly not afterwards (no Zenith, no Judge Anderson, no Chopper, no Durham Red, No Sinister Dexter, no Nikolai Dante). Obviously what's included is weighted towards Dredd (10 strips), but big deal stories like Necropolis and Cursed Earth aren't represented at all. There's only one Slaine strip in here (the first one - no representation of Bisley's art), only a couple of Strontium Dog, a couple of Rogue Trooper, only one ABC Warriors, no Nemesis the Warlock at all... But there are SEVEN Mean Team strips. Four Harlem Heroes. Even two of Shako the polar bear.
In short, this is a really odd collection, and a missed opportunity unless further Best Ofs are planned to cover later eras. Rebellion are currently doing a great job of collecting vintage 2000AD strips into paperback omnibuses (omnibi?) Stock up on those instead.