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2000AD celebrates 40th Anniversary with a great line-up of new comic collections – schedule revealed!

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From boy wizards to future cops, from Martians trashing England to missions through post-apocalyptic landscapes – the 40th anniversary year of 2000AD, Britain’s biggest comic will be packed with incredible new collections, including a revised, expanded edition of Thrill-Power Overloadthe definitive guide to the history of the comic from one of its former editors, David Bishop.

2000AD celebrates its birthday in February and this year’s slate of graphic novel releases showcases just some of the breadth and depth of four decades of groundbreaking and innovative comics – and we have the full list of what’s coming up on downthetubes.

The Journal of Luke Kirby - Sample ArtHighlights of 2017 include the first ever collection of Alan McKenzie and John Ridgway’s The Journal of Luke Kirby – the boy wizard character that predated Harry Potter – as well as strong new characters such as Meta Lawson in Lawless: Welcome to Badrock, Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade’s fan favourite series about an off-world Judge doing things her own way with frontier justice.

Kek-W and legendary comics artist John Burns blaze through 10,000 years of history and combine a robotic knight, an ancient order of warriors, a young woman searching for the legacy of her father, and giant time-travelling worms in The Order.

One of Mick McMahon's favourite pages from The Last American (#3), written by John Wagner and Alan Grant

One of Mick McMahon’s favourite pages from The Last American (#3), written by John Wagner and Alan Grant

John Wagner, Alan Grant, and Mick McMahon’s bleak post-apocalyptic The Last American returns to print for the first time in over a decade in April; and a brand new collection of Ian Edginton and D’Israeli’s Scarlet Traces kicks off both the year and the ongoing saga about the shocking aftermath of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds.

Fans of Britain’s biggest comics export, Judge Dredd, won’t be disappointed either, with Michael Carroll’s modern epic Every Empire Falls in January and new volumes of the bestselling Judge Dredd: The Complete Cases Files series in August and November, along with early cases from the life of psychic cop Judge Anderson in Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra, and Steve Yeowell’s Cadet Anderson: Teenage Kyx.

Being collected for the first time on both sides of the Atlantic in July is the latest comic based on the world of the 2012 movie DREDD, with Judge Anderson stepping into the limelight in Anderson: The Deep End by Alec Worley and Paul Davidson.

Most of 2017’s list will be available simultaneously in the UK, Ireland, and North America, but this year sees three dedicated Dredd titles for the US and Canadian market – Judge Dredd Case Files 13 and 14, and Judge Dredd: The Cape and Cowl Crimes, which collects the lawman’s deadly encounters with some of the most bizarre superpowered criminals you’ll ever meet.

Please note: this list is of 2000AD releases only 9and some covers may not be final). It does not include releases from the recently-acquired Fleetway/IPC archive.

JANUARY 2017

Cadet Anderson: Teenage Kyx

Cadet Anderson: Teenage Kyx

Cadet Anderson: Teenage Kyx

By Alan Grant (w), Carlos Ezquerra, Patrick Goddard, Steve Yeowell (a), Chris Blythe, Eva De La Cruz (c), Annie Parkhouse (l)

When the psychically powerful three-year-old Cassandra Anderson killed her abusive father, she was taken into the custody of Justice Department, who blocked the memories of her traumatic childhood. Inducted into Psi-Division as a cadet, where the Judges use telepaths, empaths, precogs and others with psychic abilities to aid the fight against crime, Anderson is thrown in the deep end as she faces up to the worst Mega-City One has to offer.

ISBN 9781781085394  |  UK  |  Trade paperback  |  128 pages  |  £14.99

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The Complete Scarlet Traces Volume One

By Ian Edginton (w), D’Israeli (a+l)

The celebrated comic book sequel to H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds in a brand new omnibus edition. The ground-breaking series from Ian Edginton and D’Israeli is collected in this the first of two volumes. Starting with their visionary adaptation of the original novel, the collection also includes the first of three sequel stories set a decade after the Martian invasion. Great Britain has cannibalised Martian technology and now Hansom cabs scuttle along on multi-limbed crab legs, and the Martian heat-ray has become the weapon with which the British Empire dominates the world. When the bodies of several young women are found washed up on the banks of the Thames Captain Robert Autumn, retired solider and adventurer, and his former Sergeant-Major Archie Currie are drawn into a mystery that leads them from gin palaces to the corridors of power and the very Hall of the Martian King.

ISBN 9781781085028 (UK) 9781781085011 (US)  |  UK/US  |  Trade paperback  |  144 pages  |  £15.99 / $19.99

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Judge Dredd Case Files 13 (US edition)

Judge Dredd Case Files 13 (US edition)

Judge Dredd Case Files 13 (US edition)

By John Wagner, Alan Grant (w), Dougie Braithwaite, John Higgins, Barry Kitson, Will Simpson, Jim Baikie, Colin MacNeil, Cliff Robinson, Liam McCormack-Sharp, Mick Austin, Mike Collins, Peter Vetner, Carlos Ezquerra, Christ Weston, Cam Kennedy, Vanyo, Paul Marshall, Jeff Anderson, Steve Yeowell (a), Tom Frame, Steve Potter (l)

Mega-City One 2111AD, and the streets are awash with crime perpetrated by all manner of rogue citizens, whether it be a murderous child genius or a super-intelligent rottweiler called Rex. There is a solution to this problem and his name is Judge Dredd. Judge, jury and executioner, Dredd is the ultimate future cop!

ISBN 9781781084984  |  Trade paperback  |  272 pages  |  $24.99

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FEBRUARY

Thrill Power Overload: Forty Years of 2000 AD

Thrill Power Overload: Forty Years of 2000AD

Thrill Power Overload: Forty Years of 2000 AD 

By David Bishop and Karl Stock (w)

The definitive history of the most influential British comic ever! Updated, expanded and revised for 2000AD‘s 40th anniversary. From the comic’s humble and rocky beginnings to its current position as the Galaxy s Greatest comic, Thrill-Power Overload charts the incredible history of this ground-breaking comic. With exclusive interviews, hundreds of illustrations and rarely-seen artwork, former 2000AD editor, David Bishop and journalist Karl Stock, guide the reader through four decades of action, adventure, excitement and the occasional editorial nightmare!

Told by the people who were there, this is the definitive history of the comic that launched a thousand talents including legends such as John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Carlos Ezquerra, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Mick McMahon, Grant Morrison, Kevin O’Neill, Simon Bisley and continues with 21st Century breakthrough talents such as Jock, Rob Williams, Andy Diggle, Al Ewing, Henry Flint, Frazer Irving – and many many more.

ISBN 9781781085226  |  UK/US  |  Hardcover  |  320 pages  |  £35 /$45.00

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2000 AD's Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power!

2000AD’s Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power!

2000 AD’s Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power!

By John Wagner, Alan Grant, Rob Williams, Steve MacManus, Kevin O’Neill, Pat Mills, Malcom Shaw, John Smith (w), Duncan Fegredo, Brian Bolland, Carlos Ezquerra, Dylan Teague, Kevin O’Neill, Colin Wilson, Steve Dillon, John Burns, Chris Weston (a)

From humorously twisted Future Shocks to the dystopian escapades of Judge Dredd2000AD has inspired generations of readers and has spawned some of the greatest talents in the comics industry.
To celebrate the creative droids behind the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, a selection of writers and artists from across 2000AD’s forty-year history were asked to choose their favourite one-off story by a fellow creator and explain why they chose it. The result is this incredible anthology featuring work by Alan Grant, Kevin O’Neill, Rob Williams, Brian Bolland, Chris Weston and Steve Dillon selected by creators such as founding editor Pat Mills, celebrated artist Jock and recent newcomer Tom Foster.

ISBN 9781781085400  |  UK  |  Trade paperback  |  122 pages  |  £12.99

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 Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls
Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls

Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls

By Michael Caroll (w), Paul Davidson, Colin MacNeil, Henry Flint, PJ Holden, Carlos Ezquerra (a), Chris Blythe, Adam Brown (c), Annie Parkhouse (l)

R.I.P. JUDGE DREDD?

Following the decimation of Mega-City One during Chaos Day, Judges from other friendly Justice Departments have been brought in to strengthen the ranks and help maintain law and order on the streets. Amongst the newcomers is Fintan Joyce son of a former Emerald Isle Judge, who teamed up with Judge Dredd in one of the most fondly remembered Dredd stories. Exploiting the Big Meg’s weakened state, several groups have risen up against the Judges, including the Goblin King’s Undercity army and a mutant group lead by the monstrous Thorn, who have been attacking Cursed Earth outposts. If things couldn t get any worse, Dredd has fallen foul of Brit-Cit and they want him in prison or on a slab! Have the odds finally stacked up enough to spell the end of Mega-City One s greatest lawman?

ISBN 9781781085318  |  UK/US  |  Trade paperback  |  240 pages  |  £19.99/ $25

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MARCH

The Order: Die Mensch Machine

The Order: Die Mensch Machine

The Order: Die Mensch Machine

By Kek-W (w), John Burns (a), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville (l)

In 13th Century Germany, while reading the papers of her dead father young Anna Kohl uncovers a shocking secret – that defending Earth from an other-worldly menace is a secret cadre of warriors known only as The Order. Now she, and her father’s rag-tag former comrades, must do battle with the sinister forces of these eldritch creatures!

From Teutonic Knights with robot heads to gun-toting warriors in high speed pursuits on the streets of Elizabethan Engand, The Order is an incredible genre mash-up of medieval and Renaissance history, action movies, Michael Moorcock, Jack Vance, and Hammer Horror!

ISBN 9781781085271  |  UK  |  Trade paperback  |  128 pages  |  £14.99 / $20

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Kingdom: Aux Drift

Kingdom: Aux Drift

Kingdom: Aux Drift 

By Dan Abnett (w), Richard Elson (a), Abigail Ryder (c), Simon Bowland and Ellie De Ville (l)

In the far future, mankind has been all but destroyed and survivors are forced to hide from ‘Them’ – giant insectile creatures that have taken over the world – with only savage genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman to guard them. Having travelled the Earth without his pack, Gene now leads a band of mongrel “aux” warriors known as the Wild Bunch. They live alongside some human survivors in The Kingdom. But ‘Them’ are growing in number and the Kingdom is getting harder to defend…

ISBN 9781781085288  |  UK  |  Trade paperback  |  144 pages  |  £15.99 / $21.99

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APRIL

Judge Dredd: The Cape and Cowl Crimes (US edition)

Judge Dredd: The Cape and Cowl Crimes (US edition)

Judge Dredd: The Cape and Cowl Crimes (US edition)

By John Wagner, Alan Grant, Andy Lanning, Steve White, Robbie Morrison, Simon Spurrier, Alec Worley (w), Eric Powell, Alan Davis, Simon Bisley, Carlos Ezquerra, and Ben Willsher, Mike Collins, Dermot Power, Richard Elson, Paul Marshall (a), Chris Blythe (c), Tom Frame, Annie Parkhouse, Sam Gretton (l)

COSTUMES ARE FOR CREEPS! From super-powered aliens to Cursed Earth mutants, Judge Dredd dishes out justice to all in this action-packed collection of stories from some of comic’s biggest talents.

There are plenty of law-breaking freaks amongst the citizenship of the Big Meg. From Futsies to Umpty-baggers, the Judges have their hands full. But the worst offenders are those who try and enforce their own brand of justice. Especially that strange strain of vigilante who chooses to hit the streets in brightly-coloured spandex!

ISBN 9781781085257  |  US  |  Trade paperback  |  160 pages  |  $19.99

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The Last American

By John Wagner & Alan Grant (w), Mick McMahon (a), Phil Felix (l)

Twenty years after a global nuclear war destroyed the world, Captain Ulysses Pilgrim is woken from suspended animation by three military robot aides.  Selected by his superiors to survive the initial onslaught, Pilgrim now has one last mission; to scour through post-holocaust U.S.A. in the search for other survivors.

ISBN 9781781085448  |  UK/US  |  Trade paperback  |  144 pages  |  £17.99 / $24

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MAY

Summer Magic: The Complete Journal of Luke Kirby

By Alan McKenzie (w), John Ridgeway, Steve Parkhouse, Graham Higgins, Tim Perkins, Nick Abazis (a), Gina Hart, Tim Perkins (c), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville, Steve Potter, Gary Gilbert, (l)

ISBN 9781781085417  |  UK/US  |  Trade paperback  |  288 pages  |  £19.99 / $25

Sláine: The Brutania Chronicles Book Three

By Pat Mills (w), Simon Davis (a), Ellie De Ville (l)

Albion, in a time of legend. Celtic warrior SL ÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, before returning to being a wanderer. Now, having journeyed to the Isle of Monadh to rescue Sinead from the Drune Lords, he’s discovered that they have been experimenting on their own creations — including the brutal, superhuman Primordial, whom Sláine has just learnt is his old friend Gort…

ISBN 9781781085462  |  UK  |  Hardcover  |  96 pages  |  £15.99

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JUNE

The Complete Skizz

By Alan Moore & Jim Baikie (w), Jim Baikie (a), Tony Jacob (l)

The ultimate illegal alien! Alan Moore’s out of print classic returns in a brand new complete collection!

When Interpreter Zhcchz of the Tau-Ceti Imperium crashed his ship into the small blue Hellworld -classed planet, the odds of surviving were stacked against him. Stranded in the polluted, hostile British city of Birmingham, ‘Skizz’ is befriended by Roxy, a plucky young local girl. But danger is ever present – from bad food to Prime Minister Thatcher’s hostile government alien-hunters, this E.T. may soon be R.I.P!

ISBN 9781781085424  |  UK/US  |  Trade paperback  |  240 pages  |  £19.99 / $25

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Lawless: Welcome to Badrock

by Dan Abnett (w), Phil Winslade (a), Ellie De Ville (l)

ISBN B781781085431  |  UK  |  Trade paperback  |  128 pages  |  £14.99

JULY

Absalom: Under A False Flag

By Gordon Rennie (w), Tiernen Trevallion (a), Simon Bowland (l)

ISBN 9781781085455  |  UK  |  Trade paperback  |  128 pages  |  £12.99

 

Anderson: The Deep End

By Alec Worley (w), Paul Davidson (a), Simon Bowland (l)

When the dust settles… the bodycount rises! Continuing the story of the cult 2012 movie DREDD.

After the brutal day in which Ma Ma and her gang were brought down telepath-Judge Anderson is trying to adjust to the brutal life of a Street Judge. After investigating a claim of demonic possession, she finds herself at odds with a merciless drug cartel.

Soon after, when lethal radioactive storms from the post-apocalyptic wasteland known as the CursedEarth hit the city, they bring more than just dust into Mega-City One.When unexplained killings coincide with the storms, Judge Dredd is forced to hunt a mysterious mutant and take his ruthless brand of justice into the Cursed Earth.

ISBN 9781781085530  |  UK/US  |  Trade paperback  |  96 pages  |   £12.99/$17.99

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AUGUST

Judge Dredd: Case Files 14 (US edition)

Judge Dredd: Case Files 14 (US edition)

Judge Dredd: Case Files 14 (US edition) 

By John Wagner (w), Will Simpson, Carlos Ezquerra, Jeff Anderson (a), Tom Frame (l)

The Dark Judges return to destroy Mega-City One!

The Big Meg is under siege from the Dark Judges and the Sisters of Death. Meanwhile Judge Dredd has been exiled to the harsh wastelands of the Cursed Earth and time is running out for the citizens he once swore to protect. With the body-count rising, will Dredd be able to return in time to stop the utter annihilation of the city!?”

ISBN 9781781085479  |  US  |  Trade paperback  |  272 pages  |  $25

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Judge Dredd: Case Files 29

By John Wagner, John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Grant, Dan Abnett, Mark Millar, Robbie Morrison, Jim Alexander, Andrew Cartmel, John Smith, Alan Barnes, Paul Neal, Tony Skinner (w), John Burns, Jason Brashill, Cliff Robinson, Simon Jacob, Anthony Williams, Steve Yeowell, Carlos Ezquerra, Colin Macneil, Lee Sullivan, Ashley Sanders, Simon Davis, Paul Marshall, Tom Carney, Maya Gavin, Dean Ormston, Ray Bryant, Marc Wigmore (a)

ISBN 9781781085486  |  UK  |  Trade paperback  |  288 pages  |  £19.99

SEPTEMBER

Survival Geeks

By Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby (w), Neil Googe (a), Gary Caldwell (c), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville (l)

Survival Geeks, amedia-savvy sci-fi adventure! Aparody of contemporary geek culture, for fans of Fanboys and Scott Pilgrim.
When Sam wakes up in the house of a group of sci-fi fans, she becomes their reluctant new housemate… after the house turns out to be a piece of misfiring trans-dimensional technology!

The house takes them to places where no two-up two-down terraced house has gone before, from steampunk worlds to Lovecraftian elder gods. Armed only with their wits (and Star Wars trivia) the group of misfits must survive in whatever horrifying dimension or alternate reality they find themselves hurled into!

An affectionate parody of the most popular geek cultures, this quirky comedy adventure features steampunks, dark lords and cuddly Lovecraftian horrors.

ISBN 9781781085547  |  UK/US  |  Trade paperback  |  112 pages  |  £12.99 / $17.99

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Brink

By Dan Abnett (w), I.N.J. Culbard (a), Simon Bowland (l)

Humanity is on the brink in this atmospheric space-noir from hit comics duo Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard.

Late 21st century and Earth has been reduced to an uninhabited wasteland. What was left of humanity was evacuated into overpopulated space stations, or Habitats . A hotbed for crime and strange new religious sects, the Habitat Security Division has no shortage of work. No-nonsense Investigator Bridget Kurtis soon finds herself embroiled in a life or death struggle with a sinister cult and what she uncovers has disturbing implications for the future of the human race…

ISBN 9781781085509  |  UK/US  |  Trade paperback  |  96 pages  |  £12.99/$17.99

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OCTOBER

The Complete Future Shocks, Volume 1

Various creators

320 pages  |  UK/US  |  Details: TBC

Scarlet Traces Volume 2

By Ian Edginton (w), D’israeli (a), Annie Parkhouse (l)

320 pages  |  UK/US  |  Details: TBC

NOVEMBER                                                                                                                                                                                        

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 30

Various creators

Trade paperback  |  UK  |  288 pages  |  £19.99/ $25

DECEMBER

The Fall of Deadworld

By Kek-W (w), Dave Kendall (a), Annie Parkhouse (l), Ellie De Ville (l)

UK/US  |  Hardcover |  144 pages  |  £19.99/ $25

M.A.C.H.1 – The John Probe Mission Files

Various creators

UK  |  176 pages  |  Details: TBC

• 2000AD’s graphic novels are available to buy from all good book and comic book shops, as well as through 2000adonline.com, Amazon, and other online retailers. Digital copies can be purchased from the 2000 AD webshop as well as the 2000 AD apps for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices

Retailers can order 2000 AD graphic novels through Harper Collins in the UK and Simon & Schuster in North America, as well as through Diamond Distribution.

 

About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.
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