We’re delighted to relay information from Tharg’s droids to report an unprecedented moment in 2000AD’s long and illustrious history – the landmark 2,000th issue has sold out less than 48 hours after hitting shelves across the UK and Ireland – and, for the first time, Rebellion will be going to a second printing!
The demand for the special Prog 2000 edition has been so great that both distributors and 2000AD’s own warehouse have now sold out of copies. Anew edition is now being rushed to print with a black-and-white variant of the celebration cover by Glenn Fabry.
It will be available to comic book stores from Diamond UK, and 2000AD’s webshop will also be restocked.
2000AD Prog 2000 features work by Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon, Kevin O’Neill, Pat Mills, John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Dan Abnett and many more. It features Bolland’s first sequential work for 2000AD since 1987, as well as the first Nemesis the Warlock strip since 1999.
Prog 2000 was published with three variant covers – the newsstand editions were by Chris Burnham and Cliff Robinson, while the Fabry cover was available only from comic book stores.
Matt Smith, editor of 2000AD, said: “It’s fantastic to see Prog 2000 has been so well received, and there’s such huge demand for it. It’s unprecedented that an issue of 2000 AD has had to go back for a second printing, so this really has become a landmark event in the comic’s history.”
• The digital edition of 2000AD Prog 2000 is still available from all the usual outlets
Praise for Prog 2000:
“Rarified territory…few other titles come close” – Wired
“still The Galaxy’s Greatest comic…nothing short of remarkable” – Big Comic Page
“A spectacular greatest hits album” – Bleeding Cool
“Oozes quality… This is the 2000AD that I loved” – Down The Tubes
“Staggering…a testament to both the creators and to the readership” – Forbidden Planet International
“Something for readers new and old” – Mental Floss
“I love it. You’ll love it.” – Comic Bastards
“A stroke of brilliance” – Multiversity Comics
“An amazing achievement… 2000 AD should be your first port of call” – How To Love Comics
“A celebration of a comic that changed not just British comics, but also the American comic scene completely” – That’s Not Current