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Dredd in Rip-Roaring Action in latest 2000AD (Prog 2027)

2000AD Prog 2027

Featuring a cracking cover by Matt Ferguson, 2000AD Prog 2027 is on sale now in all good comic shops and UK newsagents – and via various digital platforms. John McCrea‘s art on “Judge Dredd” is adrenaline-soaked brilliance and makes it worth the entrance price alone so check it out! Judge Dredd – Harvey (Part 4) Writer: John Wagner Art: John ... Read More »

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 »

Gary Erskine’s Granite City Comic-Con Poster Revealed

Just released is this terrific poster for  Granite City Comic-Con (20th – 21st May 2017, Aberdeen) by Gary Erskine, coloured by Yel Zamor. The first Granite City Comic-Con was held in May 2015, and its success ensured the event – which raised over £3000 for local charity CLAN Cancer Support – instantly became a staple in the North East Scotland ... Read More »

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 »

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