I'd been hoping for a book like this for some time, having thoroughly enjoyed these comics as a child and wanting to revisit them. Sadly, this book highlights the best and worst of reprint. On the plus side, the book is lovingly compiled. The people behind it clearly have a lot of fondness for the source material, and the retrospective interviews are engaging, honest and insightful. There are also reproductions of the relevant covers from the time and various other bits and bobs.
But everything falls apart with the reproduction of the comics. The moire from scanning isn't too awful, but it's pretty odd to see black-and-white art with yellowed elements (presumably taken from the original art) that would have taken a second to clean up in Photoshop. Worse, though, is the barking mad decision to place the UK art in the middle of the page, with a border around it and then a gutter. In effect, you therefore have two gutters (one from the original UK page and a second in the book itself), and the main meat of the reprint - the actual comic strips - suffer from being reproduced smaller than they need to be; and bear in mind they at best would have been smaller anyway, given the difference in sizes between US and UK comics.
Given that Rebellion seems able to resize its old 2000 AD strips without doing this sort of thing, I don't see why IDW made the decision it did. Overall, the book's still a worthwhile purchase, not least because some of this stuff has never been reprinted before. But I'd be lying if I said I was anything other than a little disappointed with how the actual strips are presented.