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As 2000AD today celebrates the release of Prog 2000 it seems only fitting that I share this Strontium Dog trailer. True, he started off in Starlord, but is best now for the run he had in 2000AD.

Nuclear wars had led to the birth of a sizeable population of mutants through showers of Strontium-90 in nuclear fallout. After the Great War of 2150 (“Nobody ever knew who fired the first missile – but suddenly the whole world went crazy!”), wiping out 70% of Britain’s population, the number of mutants increased and was met with loathing by the “norms” and institutionalised racism: laws were passed forbidding mutants from owning businesses and segregating them into ghettos such as Milton Keynes, and only a vicious guerilla war prevented total extermination of all mutants and ensured some basic freedoms.

By 2180, one of the few jobs left is that of bounty hunter, a job considered too dirty for normal humans. The strongest of mutants hunt down criminals throughout the galaxy for the Search/Destroy agency, whose distinctive SD badges give them the nickname Strontium Dogs. The SD agents operate from an orbiting space station known as The Doghouse.

The most famous and respected of the Strontium Dogs is Johnny Alpha, whose mutant eyes allow him to see through walls and read minds. He is responsible for such legendary achievements as destroying the Wolrog homeworld, leading the mutant uprising on Earth, and bringing Adolf Hitler to the future to face trial. His legendary career and his assistance to mutants in trouble – such as donating a large sum of money to the Milton Keynes ghetto in “Mutie’s Luck” – has made him an icon to Earth’s mutants. He is a highly skilled and dangerous fighter – wiki

The series was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra for Starlord. In 1980 Wagner was joined by co-writer Alan Grant, although scripts were normally credited to Grant alone. Grant wrote the series solo from 1988 to 1990.

The makers of Judge Minty, a Judge Dredd fan film, have been working on the Strontium Dog fan film, Search and Destroy, and you can check out the new trailer below. It is looking fantastic. Steven Sterlacchini & Steve Green are directing it.

Check out the official site and Facebook Page.

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  1. Love this. Looks amazing

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