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Classic 80s 2000AD

orwellian writes about Zenith

Grant Morrison, Steve Yeowell

1987

Comic: Zenith.
Creator: Grant Morrison, Steve Yeowell

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

Classic 80s 2000AD

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

Read parts of the first series at uni and liked it but not that much. Found the book a decade later and was more impressed.

Recollection and revelations

A mix of science fiction and mysticism that proved interesting at first but got slightly over complex by books four and five. On rereading it's a lot more intelligent than it seems and has some interesting ideas on parallel universes, although the use of 80s characters and in-jokes dates it badly. Gave the catchphrase 'Never trust a hippy' a brief popularity.

After This

Top Ten - Alan Moore

A similar idea, done much better.

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