I’m massively biased in favour of Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD, I would probably like it no matter what. 2000AD is one of the biggest cultural influences I can recall. It’s found in my politics, the films and books that I like, my sense of humour, my sense of fairness. I fell into it, following Eagle and Action annuals, at just the right age, just as I was also starting to buy music and discover cinema past Star Wars.
This documentary really gets to the pulse of it and tells an entertaining story thanks to the decision to let the creators themselves tell the story and their frankness. It you are into comics you’ll recognise every name here but the mvp is Pat Mills who truly gives no shits. It’s funny, eye opening and utterly fascinating.
Future Shock! has been available for a while now but it’s just come out on blu-ray courtesy of Arrow on a disc stacked with extras and extended interviews. I haven’t managed to view all of them yet but so far they’ve been just as good as anything in the film.