A physical copy of 2000AD Issue 1657, 14 October 2010, a weekly British comics magazine published by Rebellion, Oxford, UK http://www.2000adonline.com/ Cover artwork by Henry Flint
The British periodical comic book industry has almost disappeared. Is this physical copy of 2000AD a surviving specimen of an endangered species? How can digitisation and digital preservation help save comics from oblivion?
My PhD research is about the role of materiality of comic book textuality in the digital age. It's necessary to create awareness of the cultural importance of comic books in any format, either analogue, digital or hybrid.