2000 AD 'golden age' memoir by Steve MacManus launching at Orbital Comics
Talk and signing at special book launch in London on September 1
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2000 AD and Orbital Comics are proud to announce the must-attend launch of a keenly-anticipated memoir from the ‘golden age’ of 2000 AD.
To celebrate the release of Steve MacManus‘ highly anticipated memoir, The Mighty One: My Life Inside The Nerve Centre, Orbital Comics and 2000 AD are hosting a special book launch and signing on Thursday, September 1.
As well as having copies of this warm, witty, and revealing memoir available ahead of its official release date, there will be a special live discussion with Steve about his life and career.
The signing comes ahead of the September 8 publication of the memoir by MacManus, arguably 2000 AD’s definitive editor.
In 1973, a twenty-year-old Steve MacManus joined Fleetway Publications in London as a sub-editor on one of the UK’s top adventure titles, Valiant. Within six years, he would rise to become editor of the company’s most celebrated weekly, 2000 AD, shepherding it through its first ‘Golden Age’ as he commissioned numerous hit series such as The Ballad of Halo Jones, Sláine, Bad Company, Rogue Trooper, and Nemesis the Warlock, ensuring its place as the most influential comic Britain has ever produced.
In The Mighty One: My Life Inside The Nerve Centre, MacManus lifts the lid on the fiercely creative environment that was British comics in the 1970s and ‘80s. From the hugely successful launch of Battle to the controversial censoring of Action, from the brief life of Starlord to the stellar rise of 2000 AD and Judge Dredd, he details the personalities at play and the corporate politics and deadline battles he and others engaged in on a daily basis.
With keen insight, MacManus reveals how against all odds 2000 AD defined comics for a generation and became a global phenomenon – one that would spearhead a revolution in the graphic arts that is still felt today.
On 8th September 2016, 2000 AD is publishing both a special signed hardback edition (limited to 200 copies) for £20 – available only from its online shop – and a standard paperback edition for £9.99, available from all good book shops and Amazon.