2000 AD in Stages

Tharg's Future Shocks

Rebranded in the year 2000 as just "Future Shocks" (after the long hiatus of Tharg during his ousting by the Vector 13 crowd), these are a staple of 2000 AD - a place to tell a short, one-off thrill.

Sometimes things don't quite fit in the bracket of being either futuristic or having a particularly twisty ending (or even neatly fitting in a single episode), so the one-off idea is also served either without any branding, or as (with varying longevity) Ro-Jaws' Robo-Tales, Tharg's Time Twisters, Tharg's Dragon Tales, Tales From Beyond Science, Terror Tales, Vector 13, Pulp Sci-Fi, Tales of Telguuth or Past Imperfect. A modern take on the idea has been to do specifically three-parters under the Tharg's 3rillers banner. The Dreddverse gets similarly served with the sporadic Tales From Mega-City One and more successful Tales From the Black Museum.

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Art by Cliff Robinson

2012
Story Title Parts Pages
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Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
A Guide for Prisoners Arriving From the Year 2149 1 4 0 2012 1786 David Baillie Warren Pleece [b&w] Ellie de Ville
Silent Running 1 4 0 2012 1787 David Baillie Anthony Williams [b&w] Ellie de Ville
Downloan 1 4 0 2012 1788 David Baillie Nick Dyer [b&w] Ellie de Ville
Other People's Machines 1 4 0 2012 1791 David Baillie Mark Simmons [b&w] Simon Bowland
2013
Linked to IntestinautsIntestinauts Are Go
1 4 0 2013 1822 Arthur Wyatt Pye Parr [b&w] Pye Parr
Time Is the Only Enemy 1 4 0 2013 1837 David Baillie Graeme Neil Reid [b&w] Simon Bowland
Multiplicity 1 4 0 2013 M339 Guy Adams Henry Flint [b&w] Ellie de Ville
Home Are the Heroes 1 4 0 2013 1859 AJ Butcher Nick Dyer [b&w] Ellie de Ville
2014
Dying Wishes 1 4 0 2014 1862 Eddie Robson Jake Lynch [b&w] Ellie de Ville
Family Business 1 4 0 2014
Reprints:

M427 (supplement)
1867
Gary Simpson Eoin Coveney [b&w] Annie Parkhouse
Immunity 1 4 0 2014 1870 Eddie Robson John Burns <-- Ellie de Ville
The Modular War 1 4 0 2014 1872 Eddie Robson Robin Smith [b&w] Simon Bowland
The Flower of Viber Hinge 1 4 0 2014 1873 David Baillie Paul Marshall [b&w] Simon Bowland
It's a Dog Eat Dog Universe 1 5 0 2014 FCBD4 Barry Hammersmith Henry Flint <-- Pye Parr
The Expose 1 4 0 2014 SFS20 Jody Leheup Jefte Palo [b&w] Simon Bowland
The Name of the Law 1 4 0 2014 1889 Eddie Robson Nick Dyer [b&w] Annie Parkhouse
Personality Crisis 1 4 0 2014 1899 Eddie Robson Nick Dyer [b&w] Ellie de Ville
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