It seems like they have either been brought out. Maybe that had a sale. or thrown out. Who knows.
I remember buying my first 2000AD from a second hand store back in 86. Prog 361 featuring the first episode of 'DragonHeist'. Though at that time I didn't pay it much attention and didn't bother buying anymore. That wasn't until few years later when I had seen the character Slaine advertised in computer magazine as promotion for that computer text adventure game based on the same character. I began to show a interest in the comic book character, not knowing it was apart of 2000AD.
Then I started buying progs in the early nineties. Many of them feature the Slaine stories between DragonHeist and The Horned God. Then I lost interest, and didn't really buy anymore up until a few years ago.
Today I have a more general interest in that comic, though they are much harder to find these days. They would sell current progs in nearly all the local newagancies and older back progs in secondhand book stores and the international comic book stores in the nearest city that I have mentioned few times before.
That first secondhand bookstore that I visited is gone now.
Now most of the local newagencies don't sell 2000AD at all.
Where they do sell it, be that in the nearest cities or in some suburb on the other end of the line it sells quickly. As I just can't get them with out asking them to keep one under the counter. Which is begining to be more trouble than it is worth.
So I still pick up the new ones periodicly, if I am fortunate enough to find them and have managed to get atleast half of the 'Book of Invasions'. through the progs it has been featured in. That was the reason I started buying them again. As I flicked through afew in shop one day and noticed the new Slaine story drawn by C. Lanely. That was a few years ago, back in early 2003, I think and in a town that is a three days worth of travel in train or car. Both of which I can't afford the train ticket or the petrol to be making weekly journeys interstate. A fortnightly train jounrney that I sometimes make to the nearest city is a strain on my budget.
As for getting my hands on the new 'Book of Invasions' Graphic novel volume one. As I have said before I have tried Amazon.com.UK which involves me spending more atleast three times as much money than it iwould be sold for in a local shop. That is including the exchange between my dollars and cents to their English pounds and stirling. As far as I know Amazon have not got their hands on that money yet, and it has been just over a month since I have drafted the international cheque. Though I have bene told that overseas mail is very slow.
So, I then waited and asked if the comic book suppliers that stock alot of comics foreign to our country that have a store in my local city if they could order it in for me. Which is what they are supposed to do, it's one of their policies. Anyway, few days later they ring me back and say. No, they don't handle 2000AD comics anymore. Which is probably why they had none of the usual Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Dr & Quinch graphic novels that they normally stock. But the thing is that the guy at the counter told me when I first went in there that they had some current progs ( In their secret room.) reserved for other people that have ordered them. So I don't know wether they are boycotting 2000AD or just
me. But in my books, that really stinks.
So now, I am thinking of trying to get that book through Borders.
Why don't I just order them straight from 2000AD through credit card? Because I tore my card up years ago.