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2000AD’s 40th Anniversary Special Gets Reprinted with two new covers after sell-out success in comic stores

2000AD’s 40th Anniversary Special - David Aja Cover Reprint SNIP

2000AD’s landmark 40th anniversary special edition is to go to a second printing after selling out in newsagents and comic shops across the UK after its release last week. Celebrating four decades of 2000 AD’s cutting edge and globally influenced comics, even the hugely increased print run for the 40th anniversary special has not satisfied demand, so a reprint edition is now ... Read More »

Watch: Kicking it Old School – Talking British Comics at 2000AD’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

2000AD has posted a video of the panel called “Kicking it Old School” from last month’s 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival (our feature on the event is here). Chaired by myself, the panel featured John Higgins, Ian Kennedy and Jesus Redondo (with Guillermo Ortego tranlating) as we discussed the rich history of British comics. As I mentioned in our feature, ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, 2000AD (your “Official” birthday, that is)

An early dummy cover for "AD2000", cover artist unknown

Happy Birthday 2000AD! The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is celebrating its 40th birthday today with the release of the 2000AD 40th Anniversary Special and 2000AD Prog 2019 in newsagents, comic shops and various digital platforms. More information below! Technically, it’s actually “Happy Birthday Judge Dredd“, who appeared in Prog Two, which was on sale today 40 years ago. 22nd February 1977 was the “off sale ... Read More »

The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic Convention? A Day out at the 2000AD – 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival

2000AD - 40 Years of Thrill-Power - Carlos Queue

The 2000AD – 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival took place last weekend and downthetubers John Freeman (who was drafted to run a panel about British comics, Richard Sheaf and Tony Esmond (who got to interview Pat Mills on stage) share their thoughts on the event… A Grand Day Out By Richard Sheaf There are more comic conventions than ever before in this UK ... Read More »

Cartoonists Rights advocate Terry Anderson joins Granite City Con line-up

Terry Anderson of the Cartoonists Rights Network returns to Granite City Comic Con in Aberdeen in May 2017, to discuss the work of the group. Cartoonists Rights Network International is the human rights organisation specifically for cartoonists whose liberty or lives are threatened due to their work. 2015 will be remembered for the Charlie Hebdo attack but had that not ... Read More »

Celebrate 2000AD – Or Else! (In a new art competition, that is…)

Every month, fans of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic have the chance to win a 2000AD graphic novel by entering a themed art competition inspired by the long-running SF weekly. The theme for February 2017 is, unsurprisingly, “Celebrating 40 Years of Thrills!” (The stunning competition art above is by Andy Lambert, a previous winner of this monthly challenge). As well as ... Read More »

Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins

Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins

Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, opening at Liverpool’s Victoria Gallery 10th March 2017, is the first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist. John Higgins found global success as a comic book artist, colourist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel. Along with work on strips as diverse as Judge Dredd, Doctor Who, Sandman and ... Read More »

Revised Thrill-Power Overload Out Next Month

Thrill-Power Overload - 2017 Cover

Revised and expanded, a new edition of Thrill-Power Overload – the definitive history of one of the world’s most influential comics –  is coming to book stores in February. With more than 140 pages of fresh content, the brand new hardcover edition of Thrill-Power Overload is being published on 9th February to coincide with the celebrations marking 2000AD’s 40th birthday ... Read More »

The Gang’s All Here (well, almost): 2000AD’s 40th birthday – full line-up and schedule announced

2000AD Prog 2014

The full guest list and schedule for next month’s 2000AD 40 Years of Thrill-Power Festival has been announced – featuring a huge range of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’s contributors. While not every creator involved in creating the 2000AD legend will be heading to Hammersmith, there is certainly a sizeable proportion -and other anniversary event are being planned, so if some aren’t ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend? Judge Dredd takes on the Texans in 2000AD

If you’re heading to your local comic shop today (Saturday 7th December 2017), here’s some of the new releases you may find. (List courtesy First Age Comics, Lancaster). Our normal more detailed round up of new US comics and newsagents titles will return next week. However, here at the start of 2017 – the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’s fortieth anniversary year ... Read More »

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