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New Mega City Book Club Podcast Celebrates 2000AD’s “Dan Dare”

Mega City Book Club Episode 1 - Dan Dare

A new podcast celebrating 2000AD and its proudest fans’ first discovery of the comic has just launched. This first episode of the podcast, dedicated to all the collected editions from 2000AD and Rebellion Publishing, is the brainchild of host Eamonn Clarke and for this first outing he’s joined by Simon Belmont discussing the recently-released Dan Dare: The 2000AD Years Volume One. Simon – who not only has ... Read More »

New 2000AD features debut of artist Steven Austin in Galaxy’s Greatest Comic

2000AD Prog 1982: "The Timeless Assassin" Page 1

This week’s 2000AD – Prog 1982 , available from all good newsagents, comic shops, and on various digital platforms! – sees the debut of artist Steven Austin in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, providing art for a “Time Twister” tale -“The Timeless Assassin” – written by Rory McConville. His arrival in the long-running SF comic is much deserved, and comes after editor Tharg ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend: Tank Girl Back, Debbie Drake of the SAS Debuts! (New Comics w/c 16/5/16)

"Debbie Drake of the SAS" makes her debut in Aces Weekly, from Tim Quinn and Paul Collicutt

Fresh off the back of their latest calamitous chapter comes a shiny new Tank Girl tale from Titan Comics this week, the work of series creator Alan Martin and artist extraordinaire, Brett Parson. Expect a healthy dose of delirium and plenty of ball-crunching action in this high-octane cross country skirmish that asks the question: is this world really big enough for ... Read More »

Planet Replica Reveals Limited Edition Mekon Figure, solicits pre-orders

Planet Replicas Ltd 2000AD Mekon

Planet Replicas Ltd – makers of many 2000AD-inspired items  – has begun taking orders for a limited edition release of the Mekon as he appeared in “Dan Dare” in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. A limited edition of just 350 pieces, this is the first ever licensed Mekon statue based on the 2000AD run of “Dan Dare”, and inspired by the stunning ... Read More »

The Rotten State of Newsagents – Is it any Wonder Publishers Are Pushing Digital?

WH Smiths Lancaster's 'teen title' section, which includes 2000AD, Panini and Titan's superhero titles and Commando

When it comes to declining newspaper, comic and magazine sales, one major issue seems to get scant attention in any of the publishing trade journals I read – the way publishers product is treated at point of sale by newsagents. Frankly, in many cases, it’s appalling, particularly in many high street WHSmith. But there seems be some reluctance by publishers ... Read More »

New Comics Out Now – Shocks Galore in 2000AD and Cosplaying Canines! (w/c 18th April 2016)

2000AD Prog 1977

As British talent invades the US (again – and yes, we’re aware only older readers might get this reference*), here’s our quick list of new comics on sale in newsagents and comic shops this week, skewed toward creators from the UK and Eire. The action and shocks in “Judge Dredd” is so big in 2000AD Prog 1977 (which includes a smashing ... Read More »

Birmingham Bound: An Interview with Halo artist Ian Richardson

Judge Dredd Pencils by Ian Richardson; and final art. Judge Dredd © 2000AD

Ian Richardson has recently completed illustrating the science fiction comic book series Halo for Dark Horse, and took time out prior to taking part in events for this weekend’s Birmingham Comics Festival, to discuss his work at Image, Dark Horse, 2000AD and elsewhere with Paul H Birch. Able to exaggerate larger than life scenarios and bring them down to a ... Read More »

New Comics On Sale Now (Comic Shops and Newsagents) – No Hit or Mything! (w/c 11th Aril 2016)

2000AD Prog 1976

It’s a busy week here in the downthetubes dungeon, so apologies for a shorter than usual round up of new comics! I’m busy plugging away at behind the scenes work to promote both the upcoming Lakes International Comic Art Festival, revamping the web site, and Lancaster Comics Day, heading your way in June – among other things. There may even ... Read More »

A Short History of Female Judges in Judge Dredd from 1979 to 1982 by “Judge Anon”

2000AD Pin Up: Judge Hershey

I’ve just come across this excellent Tumblr offering some great pieces on the world of Judge Dredd and 2000AD. The creator – “Judge Anon” – is publishing a series of articles on the history of female Judges in the comic that makes for a great read. Here’s a small taste from the first part… “…Eventually the question of who was ... Read More »

2000AD Exclusive! What Is The Secret of Prog 1977?

What Is the Secret of Prog 1997? - SNIP

This rather enigmatic message about 2000AD Prog 1977 on top of a fantastic new image by Carlos Ezquerra has just reached the downthetubes team. The number, of course, coincides with the year 2000AD was founded, so The Mighty One himself has done something a little special for this Prog… but what? Prog 1977 is out on 20th April 2016 from ... Read More »

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