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Throwback Thursday for Towel Day: When 2000AD’s Tharg went Hitchhiker’s

2000AD Prog 227 - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy feature

Since today (25th May) is Towel Day, the annual day of remembrance of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy creator Douglas Adams, we thought we’d remind 2000AD‘s alien editor Tharg of his declared interest in all things 42. Today an international phenomenon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is  (as if most downthetubes readers needed reminding) a comedy science fiction ... Read More »

Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film Goes Live!

Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film Poster SNIP

Search/Destroy: A Strontium Dog Fan Film, a terrific 2000AD fan film from the makers of the excellent Judge Minty, is now free to watch online. The film had an early premiere at the 2000AD 40th Anniversary event in London earlier this year, but this is of course the final cut with all the visual effects in place. Announced last March, ... Read More »

Titan’s Dan Dare collections resume later this year with “Mission of the Earthmen”

Dan Dare: Mission of the Earthmen

After a lengthy hiatus, we’re delighted to report Titan Comics is to resume the original Dan Dare collections first published under Titan Books featuring strips from Eagle comic, with Mission to the Earthmen, which will be released in October 2017. In Mission to the Earthmen, Dan and Digby are carrying out a reconnaissance mission over a newly discovered planet when their craft ... Read More »

Terrorists Stalk Mega-City One in latest 2000AD, Nick Dyer’s art on Dredd shines!

2000AD Prog2031 - Cover

On sale now in all good comic shops and newsagents (and various digital platforms) is 2000AD Prog 2031, which leads with “Judge Dredd: Sons of Booth“,  a great “slow-burn” tale from writer TC Eglington, with one of my favourite artists, Nick Dyer (coloured by Chris Blythe) finally getting his teeth into a tale for the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic that exploits his abilities to ... Read More »

Two Thargs descend on Stoke Newington for celebratory 2000AD chat

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

2000AD, the beloved weekly home of Judge Dredd turns 40 years old this year. As part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, celebrate with two insiders who’ve worn the mantle of ‘Tharg’, alien editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Steve MacManus edited 2000AD in its 1980s heyday, and current editor Matt Smith presides over a new golden age. The two Thargs ... Read More »

2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed, some of the British Comics events highlighted

Art by Sergio Aragonés

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has just revealed its programme for its Festival Weekend in October 2017, celebrating comic art from across the world, and I’ve picked out just some of the highlights for fans of British comics. The Festival Weekend features over 70 international guests, including Sergio Aragonés, Stan Sakai, Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, Hannah Berry, Melinda Gebbie, Jason Latour, Brendan McCarthy and many ... Read More »

In Memoriam: 2000AD Comic Artist Edmund Bagwell (Edmund Perryman)

Judge Dredd by Edmund Bagwell

I’m sorry to report the passing of artist Edmund Bagwell, aka Edmund Perryman, who I first met as one of the team working in the Marvel UK basement back in the 1990s, bringing his unique style to the Black Axe series as well as Motormouth and Killpower. Also known for his animation and computer graphics work Edmund, who lived in Seoul, ... Read More »

“Charley’s War” and “Timeslip” art, rare Beanos included in May ComPal British comics auction

Charley's War original artwork by Joe Colquhoun for Battle-Action No 297 Page 3 (1980). Written by Pat Mills The French legionnaires fight a ferocious battle during the German Siege of Fort Vaux in Verdun. Krotowski hides himself in the observation turret above the tunnel, desperately trying to buy water from a German soldier outside but Blue forces his comrade away knowing he'll be shot if the commandant finds out 18 x 15 ins. Black ink on cartridge paper £250-300

The latest ComPal auction run by Comic Book Auctions Ltd is now live offering a wide selection of comic items – both British and US. As usual, our focus is on the British section, which includes some great art offerings – including pages of “Charley’s War”, the amazing World War One story for Battle created by Pat Mills and artists ... Read More »

2000AD Prog 2030: Dark Judges, Martians and Much More!

2000AD Prog 2030 - Cover

2000AD Prog 2030 is on sale in all good newsagents and comic shops across the UK from tomorrow (Wednesday 10th May 2017). Here’s a quick taster of the issue. It’s another smasher – although, to be frank, we’re still reeling from the fantastic page of the 2000AD Free Comic Book Day release, which features Roy of the Rovers kicking a ... Read More »

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with 2000AD, Doctor Who and more

Today is Free Comic Book Day, an industry-led annual promotion to encourage you to visit your local comic shop. Not only to pick up free comics, but to hopefully buy some from that shop too – and generally have fun with fellow comic fans. Many comic shops will be having special events today, with comic creators doing signings – or ... Read More »

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