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Enniskillen Comic Fest becomes official 2000AD 40th anniversary celebration!

Enniskillen Comic Fest 2017

The 2000AD team may still recovering from the madness that was their 40th anniversary bash (a mere month ago, reviewed here) but time waits for no man. So while they might still be a little shell shocked from that brilliant event, the Rebellion team are now ramping up for Enniskillen Comic Fest on 5th and 6th May – which will be an official ... Read More »

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

Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls

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 Overload, the definitive guide to the history of the comic from one of its former editors, David Bishop. 2000AD celebrates its birthday in ... Read More »

In Review: Rok of the Reds #4

Rok of the Reds #4 - Cover

Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant Art by Dan Cornwell Colour by Abigail Bulmer Lettered by Jim Campbell Publisher: BHP Comics Industry legends John Wagner and Alan Grant (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Judgement on Gotham, A History of Violence) team up once again to bring you Rok of the Reds alongside stunning art by Dan Cornwell. Rok of the Reds ... Read More »

In Review: It’s Ghastly, the untimely demise of “Scream!” (Not for the nervous…)

It's Ghastly! - Cover

Greetings mortals! Don’t expect an objective review of It’s Ghastly, the new Comic Archive from Hibernia Comics (their third), because I’ve been waiting for this publication for over 30 years. I was absolutely the right age to be into Fleetway Editions short-lived weekly horror comic, Scream!, when it first came out and I devoured each issue with eager anticipation. When it ceased ... Read More »

Scream! in the spotlight: a wonderfully ghastly new Comic Archive from Hibernia Comics!

Ghastly McNasty SNIP

We’ll be running a fuller review of this cracking new title from Hibernia Comics soon, but I couldn’t not give an early plug to their latest brilliant ‘Comic Archive’, It’s Ghastly, the untimely demise of Scream!, on sale now. The third in the ‘Comic Archive’ series takes a detailed look at the dark underside of British comics – and we’re not ... Read More »

2000AD: 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival Tickets On Sale Today

2000AD: 40 Years Of Thrill Power Festival

The ultimate 2000AD experience is coming for one day London mega-event coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the long-running science fiction weekly comic! Next February (2017), Rebellion toasts 40 years of the publication of legendary British weekly comic 2000AD by presenting a huge celebration in the UK capital. The main event, a one-day ‘immersive live extravaganza‘, will take place at Hammersmith’s Novotel and includes a jam-packed ... Read More »

Exclusive First Look: “Search Destroy” Strontium Dog Fan Film Poster Revealed!

Search and Destroy - Strontium Dog Fan Film Poster SNIP

Search Destroy – a not-for-profit Strontium Dog Fan film inspired by 2000AD‘s mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha – will get its first public screening at Thought Bubble in November. We’re delighted to give you at this first look at the film’s poster, a homage to a private commission the team asked Strontium Dog co-creator Carlos Ezquerra to create for them. From the makers of Judge Minty, ... 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 »

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 »

In Review: Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 12 (US Edition)

Judge Dredd Case Files 12 Cover

The Book: Judge Dredd, Mega-City One’s toughest law enforcer, is back on the streets in this collection of explosive cases. This volume of scintillating thrills features some of the very best Dredd stories including ‘Full Mental Jacket,’ ‘Bloodline,’ and the ‘Return of P.J. Maybe,’ featuring everybody’s favorite pint-sized master criminal. Also included are some of the first Dredd strips to ... Read More »

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