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In Review: 2000AD Prog 2000 (Spoiler Free)

Out: Wednesday 28th September 2016 (UK) Features covers by Cliff Robinson, and variant covers by Glenn Fabry and Chris Burham (latter available from comic shops) The Prog: Prog 2000 of 2000AD is not only an incredible achievement for a British comic but also a great “jump on” point for new readers. In the issue: a special one-off Judge Dredd story from ... Read More »

London’s Cartoon Museum gets set to celebrate 40 years of 2000AD

Judge Dredd Art

We’ve heard from downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf that London’s Cartoon Museum is to host an exhibition to celebrate 2017 being the 40th anniversary of 2000AD. The exhibition will occupy the main gallery space and contain 70+ pieces of artwork. The Museum is currently hosting “Heroes and Villains“, an exhibition of art depicting real life, the cartoon and comic world that ... Read More »

Ape Judge Harry Heston storms the Megazine, the co-creation of late 2000AD “super fan” Stewart Perkins

Harry Heston, Judge Ape

Regular downthetubes readers will recall Richmond Clements tribute back in May for one of 2000AD‘s greatest fans, army veteran Stewart Perkins, who sadly  passed away earlier this year. Well, there’s some good news: Harry Heston, the ape Judge character he co-created with Jake Lynch, will make its debut in next week’s Judge Dredd Megazine. As a life-long fan of legendary ... Read More »

In Review: Judge Anderson – Psi Files Volume 5

Anderson Psi Files Volume 5 Cover

The Book: Psi-Division’s toughest judge, Cassandra Anderson, returns to the streets of Mega-City One, having awoken from the coma she fell into following her exposure to the Half-Live virus. But there is no respite for the veteran Psi Judge. City-wide disasters face her at every turn, including everything from a hideous new disease manufactured by the Sisters of Death and ... Read More »

In Review: The Mighty One My Life Inside The Nerve Centre

The Mighty One Book Cover

The Book: Steve MacManus, the editor of 2000AD during the 1980s, lifts the lid on how the UK’s most important comic came into existence and his extraordinary role in shaping it into a industry revolutionising icon. In 1973, a twenty-year-old MacManus joined Fleetway Publications as a sub-editor on UK adventure title Valiant, a title then selling 100,000 copies every week. Six ... Read More »

Steve MacManus, former 2000AD “Mighty One” Talks Unsolicited Submissions

Steve MacManus. Photo: Steve Cook

Next month sees the release of The Mighty One from Rebellion, the story of editor Steve MacManus’ time as editor of 2000AD – and we’re really looking forward to reading it here at downthetubes and delighted he’s had time to write a short item on his memories of dealing with unsolicited pitches for our site.  In 1973, a 20-year-old Steve MacManus joined Fleetway ... Read More »

Sneak Peek: 2000AD Summer Special 2016 – Dredd, Ace Trucking, Robohunter and more! (No, not that Moore).

2000AD Summer Special 2016 - Cover

This Wednesday (20th July) see the release of the 2000AD Summer Special 2016 – and it’s a cracker! Do your duty and pick this up, along with 2000AD Prog 1990 and Judge Dredd Megazine 374. Crammed with thrill power , on sale in all good comic shops, newsagents and various digital platforms, this year’s special features “Judge Dredd: Night Zoom” by ... Read More »

Celebrating the British Small Press: 60 Great Small Comic Press (Part Two)

The O Men - Martin Eden

When Marvel UK shrunk its original strip output in the mid-1990s, not being a 2000AD reader, I had nowhere to go. I came to find that the small press, often photocopied works, were a core part of British comics.  This is the second part of my celebration of those small press titles You can read Part One here and Part Three ... Read More »

Gosh store offers Dark Judges Brian Bolland Print as Cursed Earth Uncensored debuts

London’s Gosh comic store is offering 2000AD fans an exclusive print of Brian Bolland’s cover for the classic  Prog 225.  The print will be released at the shop’s Cursed Earth Uncensored signing with Brian Bolland and Mick McMahon on Saturday 16th July . Prog 225, containing the second part of the “Judge Death Lives” storyline, featured an iconic Brian Bolland ... Read More »

Something For The Weekend: New Comics On Sale (w/c 13th June 2016) – Mix With Some Bad Company!

Bad Company: First Casualties

Along with your usual fine mix of new comics on both sides of the Atlantic, how could we not direct you to the new Bad Company: First Casualties collection? It’s been a decade since the vicious war with the Krool on the planet Ararat, originally brought to life in 2000AD by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy. Now, ex-members of the ... Read More »

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