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Happy Birthday, 2000AD (your “Official” birthday, that is)

An early dummy cover for "AD2000", cover artist unknown

Happy Birthday 2000AD! The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is celebrating its 40th birthday today with the release of the 2000AD 40th Anniversary Special and 2000AD Prog 2019 in newsagents, comic shops and various digital platforms. More information below! Technically, it’s actually “Happy Birthday Judge Dredd“, who appeared in Prog Two, which was on sale today 40 years ago. 22nd February 1977 was the “off sale ... Read More »

Cartoonists Rights advocate Terry Anderson joins Granite City Con line-up

Terry Anderson of the Cartoonists Rights Network returns to Granite City Comic Con in Aberdeen in May 2017, to discuss the work of the group. Cartoonists Rights Network International is the human rights organisation specifically for cartoonists whose liberty or lives are threatened due to their work. 2015 will be remembered for the Charlie Hebdo attack but had that not ... Read More »

John Wagner to ‘revive’ the Dark Judges with new story ‘Dominion’ for Judge Dredd Megazine

Dark Judges - Dominion

Writer John Wagner (Judge Dredd, A History of Violence) and Nick Percival (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser) are to follow up 2015’s chilling Dark Justice with a new story featuring the infamous Dark Judges. An Alien-style race-against-time Dark Justice saw undead alien superfiends Judges Death, Fear, Fire, and Mortis run amok on an ark ship full of colonists. Judge Dredd and Judge ... 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 »

Celebrating 40 Years of 2000AD: Anniversary cover by Carlos Ezquerra revealed

2000AD 40th Anniversary Edition

Carlos Ezquerra’s cover for the 40th Anniversary Edition of 2000AD has been revealed, with the artist wryly commenting online “It’s been hard, but I managed to survive…” The cover features two of his best-known characters: Judge Dredd and Johnny Alpha, otherwise known as Strontium Dog (who first appeared in the short-lived Starlord). One of the longest-running serialized comic books 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 »

Exclusive: Rebellion returns John Wagner’s One-Eyed Jack to duty in first Fleetway archive collection

Promotional art for Rebellion's new One-Eyed Jack collection, based on the character's first cover appearance in Valiant

As Judge Dredd prepares to celebrate his 40th birthday, downthetubes can exclusively reveal his publishers Rebellion are preparing to fire his ultra-violent origins from the 1970s and back into readers’ hands for the first time. The root of Britain’s biggest comics export, future policeman Judge Dredd, One-Eyed Jack was a Dirty Harry-style cop, created by writer John Wagner and artist ... 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 »

In Memoriam: Comic Artist Steve Dillon, A True Legend of Comics

Brett Ewins, Jamie Hewlett and Steve Dillon in the Deadline office in 1988. Photo courtesy Steve Cook / National Portrait Gallery

We’re very sorry to report the passing of gifted and much-loved comic artist Steve Dillon, a renowned talent rightfully described by Jamie McElvie as “a true legend of comics“, perhaps best known internationally for his run on DC Comics Hellblazer and as co-creator of Preacher, both published by Vertigo Comics, but for British fans captured the hearts of many with his work on ... Read More »

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