2012 was a truly zarjaz year for 2000AD – and the next 12 months looks set to be even better with the announcement of their graphic novel collections schedule for the UK and Ireland.
With 19 titles collecting stories of some of the biggest characters from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – Judge Dredd, Sláine, Strontium Dog – to new series that have already become fan favourites – Zombo, Indigo Prime – the schedule is packed with Thrills from an incredible roster of top comics talent, including John Wagner, Alan Moore, Pat Mills, John Smith, Kevin O’Neill, Dave Gibbons, Henry Flint, and Glenn Fabry.
Here’s the schedule:
Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos – The Fourth Faction
ISBN: 978-1-78108-108-2 Price: £17.99 Published: 14th February
Named by ComicBookResources.com as one of the top 15 best comics of 2012, Dredd co-creator John Wagner wowed 2000AD readers with this year-long storyline in which he tore the world of the future lawman apart in an orgy of intrigue, death, and destruction. Dredd’s actions 30 years ago in the Apocalypse War come back to haunt him as the Judges race against time to prevent a terrifying ‘day of chaos’, predicted by their psychic division. Day of Chaos: The Fourth Faction is the first collection of what is rightly acclaimed as one of the best Dredd stories of the past 35 years.
Judge Dredd: The Judge Child
ISBN: 978-1-78108-109-9 Price: £17.99 Published: 14th March
Continuing the popular run of pocket-sized black-and-white reprints of Dredd classics! Dredd and is sent on a mission to find The Judge Child who may be the only one powerful enough to stop the apocalypse.
Judge Dredd at its insane, imaginative best!
ISBN: 978-1-78108-110-5 Price: £13.99 Published: 14th March
In the year 2886, Death-Bowl is the most popular sport in the galaxy – men and machine pitted against each other in a brutal gladiatorial contest! Mean Team is another face-smashing, limb-tearing, gutbusting classic from the pages of legendary British comic, 2000AD.
Indigo Prime: Anthropocalypse
ISBN: 978-1-78108-111-2 Price: £14.99 Published: 11th April
Diamond Order Code: FEB131116
They’re the clock keepers of the multiverse – interdimensional troubleshooters who keep dimensional instability in check, and reality on the straight and narrow. They are Indigo Prime. And they have a problem.
John Smith teams up with fellow Cradlegrave creator Edmund Bagwell and Lee Carter (Judge Dredd), on one of 2000AD’s most imaginative series.
Sláine: The Grail War
ISBN: 978-1-78108-112-9 Price: £17.99 Published: 11th April
Diamond Order Code: FEB131117
In the latest collection of the adventures of Pat Mills’ barbarian warrior, Sláine arrives in 13th Century France and must ally himself with his enemy to save his true love’s soul.
One of the most popular characters in 2000AD’s history encounters one of the bloodiest chapters in European history!
Rogue Trooper: Welcome to Nu-Earth
ISBN: 978-1-78108-113-6 Price: £6.99 Published: 9th May
He is the last of the genetic infantrymen and now the story of Rogue Trooper comes to the popular ‘pocket size’ format. With art by Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), this is the perfect introduction for new readers to one of 2000AD’s most popular characters.
The Ballad of Halo Jones
ISBN: 978-1-78108-148-8 Price: £13.99 Published: 9th May
The all-time classic by Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell) and Ian Gibson in a brand new edition with a fresh design-led cover and an introduction by best-selling author of Zoo City, Arthur C. Clarke award-winner Lauren Beukes. When ‘ordinary’ Halo seeks to escape her boring life on Earth, she begins an incredible journey across the galaxy. Discover why this remains one of 2000AD’s greatest stories!
Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files #20
ISBN: 978-1-78108-141-9 Price: £19.99 Published: 20th June
The best-selling series of reprints continues with more tales of Mega-City madness from the ultimate future lawman. With stories by Mark Millar (Kick Ass) and Grant Morrison (Superman, Batman), plus the return of legendary artist Mick McMahon, Volume 20 sees
Dredd travel to Egypt and battle an abomination created from the bodies of his many victims!
ABC Warriors: Volgan War, Volume 3
ISBN: 978-1-78108-140-2 Price: £12.99 Published: 20th June
With stunning art by Clint Langley, after selling out in hardback and in response to popular demand this series is now available in paperback! Recruited to bring peace to the civil war-ravaged frontier colonies on Mars, the Mek-nificent Seven must stop the evil Volkhan and two of their ex-comrades from capturing the Red House!
Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos – Endgame
ISBN: 978-1-78108-142-6 Price: £17.99 Published: 18th July
The concluding part of the biggest Judge Dredd epic ever! As Mega-City One crumbles beneath the Chaos Bug, the Judges desperately try to stay in control – but when the Dark Judges are unleashed, can even Judge Dredd rescue the city?
Millions die as John Wagner’s acclaimed year-long story races to its end and redefines Dredd’s entire world!
Sláine: The King
ISBN: 978-1-78108-170-9 Price: £15.99 Published: 18th July
Sláine: Time Killer
ISBN: 978-1-78108-169-3 Price: £13.99 Published: 18th July
Two refreshed volumes from Pat Mills’ Celtic barbarian featuring art from Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and a fantastic host of extras.
The popular Time Killer not only features Fabry’s most celebrated artwork but also includes a missing three page prologue. Sláine: The King features a newly-restored cover.
Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant
ISBN: 978-1-78108-143-3 Price: £6.99 Published: 15th August
Another 2000 AD icon comes to the ‘pocket size’ format! Featuring the stunning artwork of Carlos Ezquerra, Portrait of a Mutant details Strontium Dog Johnny Alpha’s tragic early years fighting for survival amongst the ranks of the Mutant Army against his hate-filled father Nelson Bunker Kreelman.
Judge Dredd: Trifecta
ISBN: 978-1-78108-145-7 Price: £17.99 Published: 15th August
Named as one of the best stories of 2012, this critically-acclaimed crossover is now available in one collection! Writers Simon Spurrier (X-Men), Rob Williams (Cla$$war), and Al Ewing (Jennifer Blood) created an unprecedented comics event last year as Judge Dredd teams up with undercover Judges Jack Point and Dirty Frank to thwart a sinister plot. Not to be missed!
ABC Warriors: Return to Earth
ISBN: 978-1-78108-144-0 Price: £14.99 Published: 12th September
This is the origin story readers have been waiting 30 years for – a brand new collection featuring colour and B&W art by Clint Langley. The ABC Warriors have lost two of their number to the evil Volkhan’s army. Recounting a mission from the past that led
him back to Earth, team leader Hammerstein reveals how he betrayed robotkind, met Ro-Jaws and joined Ro-Busters!
Nemesis the Warlock: Deviant Edition
ISBN: 978-1-78108-171-6 Price: £30 Published: 12th September
An absolute must have for any 2000AD fan – Kevin O’Neill‘s original Nemesis series, coloured by the man himself, recently unearthed and collected for the very first time in a hardback edition! An alien freedom fighter battles against the despotic human ruler
Torquemada in an incredible whirlwind of insane imagination and imagery.
A special ‘Termight Edition’ will be available exclusively from the 2000ADonline.com shop.
Zombo: You Smell of Crime and I am the Deodorant
ISBN: 978-1-78108-034-4 Price: £13.99 Published: 10th October
The follow-up to the critically-acclaimed series from Al Ewing and
Henry Flint! Zombo, the gentleman zombie, was seemingly dead – his
mind destroyed when his back-up personality (of a male stripper)
kicked in. But now he’s back – and you do NOT want to miss where
Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files #21
ISBN: 978-1-78108-175-4 Price: £19.99 Published: 10th October
The next volume of the best-selling reprints of Judge Dredd’s cases from the pages of 2000 AD. From encountering another 2000AD legend – Rogue Trooper – to Dredd’s disgrace and arrest, this is another slab of future law enforcement!
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
Sláine 30th Anniversary Celebration
ISBN: 978-1-78108-176-1 Price: £19.99 Published: 7th November
Marking 30 years of the Celtic barbarian’s adventures, this special anniversary book brings together new work from creator Pat Mills and some of the biggest artists to have worked on Sláine over the past three decades. A great collector’s item and not to be missed by fans of warp spasms everywhere!
2000AD Presents: Sci-Fi Thrillers
ISBN: 978-1-78108-177-8 Price: £19.99 Published: 5th December
From alien invasions to man-hating dinosaurs, this bumper-sized anthology features a collection of work from industry legends Pat Mills (Marshal Law), Ian Gibson (The Ballad of Halo Jones), Grant Morrison (JLA), Will Simpson (Vamps), Peter Milligan (X-Statix) and Paul Cornell (Doctor Who) amongst many others.
ALREADY AVAILABLE THIS YEAR FROM 2000AD
Judge Anderson: The Psi Files Volume 03
ISBN: 978-1-78108-106-8 Price: £19.99 Published: OUT NOW!
Cassandra Anderson, Psi Divison’s finest Judge, has faced many tough challenges, from saving Mega-City One from the Dark Judges to dealing with a loss of faith in the Justice System. But her toughest challenge is still ahead – something evil from the depths of space is about to crash onto the “Big Meg,” presenting a bigger crisis than Cass has ever faced before.
The Ten-Seconders: The American Dream
ISBN: 978-1-78108-066-5 Price: £14.99 Published: OUT NOW!
They came to Earth as gods. But humanity must quickly find the answer to the vital question: what does it take to kill a god? One of the rising stars of American comics, Rob Williams, skewers the superhero myth with help from artists Mark Harrison (Durham Red), Ben Oliver (Nightwing) and Dom Reardon (Ichabod Azrael) and Shaun Thomas (Middenface McNulty).
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.