A guide to all announced 2000AD and Treasury of British Collections and Specials for 2022 so far. Links where available are AmazonUK Affiliate Links – using these helps support downthetubes, thank you – but of course all these books will be available from comic shops, book shops and Rebellion direct – and the 2000AD and Treasury web shops offer exclusive editions, unavailable elsewhere.
Last Updated: Wednesday 15th February 2023
We aim to add and revise this page if new items, are announced or release dates change. Please note that some covers may still not be final
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• Check out our guide to 2000AD, Treasury of British Collections and Specials releases in 2023 here
• Check out our full guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases in 2021 here
• Check out our guide to all Roy of the Rovers collections, new books and graphic novels here
Sleeze ‘n’ Ryder (Digital Edition)
Garth Ennis (Writer) Nick Percival (Artist) Mary Green (Letterer)
Out: 5th January 2022
DIGITAL, 54 pages
Where did they go? Out. What did they see? Freakin’ everything, man! Sleeze and Ryder are on the roadtrip of their drokkin’ lives. Far from Mega-City One and deep in the Cursed Earth, these no-good hell trekkers are looking for adventure – but what they find is dinosaurs, mutants and the grud-dang apocalypse!
This outlandish classic of 1990s 2000AD is brought to you by the outrageous minds of Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Nick Percival (The Dark Judges) and is available in an exclusive digital edition for the first time ever!
Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10
Essential Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death
By John Wagner, Alan Grant (Writers) Brian Bolland, Brett Ewins, Cliff Robinson, Robin Smith, Alex Ronald, Andy Clarke, Bryan Talbot (Artists) Gary Caldwell, Charlie Kirchoff (Colourists) Tom Frame (Letterer)
Out: 18th January 2022, 160 pages, paperback
The essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series – the ultimate introduction to the Lawman of the Future!
The crime is life! The Judgement is death! When Judge Death enters Mega-City One from a parallel dimension, his plan is simple: to find every single living cit and sentence them – to death!
The fourth volume in the oversized Essential Dredd series includes the first two Judge Death stories, from John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Brian Bolland (The Killing Joke), presented in stunning black and white, and featuring restored pages. It also includes the first solo Judge Anderson adventure, presented in luscious new colours, also starring Judge Death.
The Essential Dredd Collection is a perfect jumping on point for new readers and this volume introduces Judge Death, the Dark Judges and wisecracking Psi Judge Cassandra Anderson.
Karl the Viking Volume One: The Sword Of Eingar
By Ted Cowan and Ken Bulmer (Writers) Don Lawrence (Artist)
Out: 19th January 2022, Paperback, 240 pages | £19.99
Rebellion have told us their Trigan Empire collections are easily their most successful Treasury of British Comics series yet, which has prompted the planned release of a collection of “Karl the Viking” in January 2022, a stunning Viking strip first published between 1961 and 1964 in the weekly adventure comic, Lion, that went on to achieve huge success in Europe.
Originally serialised in Lion, “Karl the Viking” is a sweeping historical fantasy story of an orphaned Saxon boy, adopted and raised by the viking Eingar after his raid on Britain. Upon coming of age Karl succeeds Eingar and leads his tribe into battle in Britain against wild tribes of Picts, and re-connects with his old Saxon family, gaining an ally in his cousin Godwulf, and making an enemy of the Earl of Eastumbria. These fast-paced stories were drawn by Don Lawrence shortly before he revolutionised painted comic art with The Trigan Empire, when he was already a master of pen and ink, and his Karl the Viking series was the pinnacle of black and white comic art.
Launched in Lion in October 1960 as “The Sword Of Eingar” (in Issue 447, cover dated 29th October 1960), this terrific adventure strip was retitled “Karl the Viking” with Issue 463 (cover dated 18th February 1961). It was later reprinted in both Lion and SMASH, and one story even got an outing in the Action Holiday Special in 1980.
While the Don Lawrence Collection has previously released all 18 tales in English, back in 2008, in a stunning deluxe format, I think we can expect the Treasury editions to have a more affordable cover price.
“‘Karl the Viking’ was one of the most remarkable comic strips to appear in a British comic in the early 1960s, its memory far outlasting the four years it ran,” comics archivist Steve Holland noted in his enthusiastic foreword for the DLC edition of the first volume. “In Europe, the stories were reprinted in weekly titles and collected into albums, giving the strip a measure of permanence which it never achieved in its home country.”
The Spider Crime Unlimited – Picture Library
By Jerry Siegel, Donne Avenell
Out: 3rd February 2022, Hardcover, 256 Pages
The Spider is the uncrowned king of the New York underworld, so elusive to the police that he even manages to taunt the Police Commissioner at his retirment party. But Professor Aldo Cummings, a famous but ill-tempered scientist, determined to stop the schemes of the Spider once and for all, invents a ray-machine which will eliminate the evil from a person’s personality. But a tragic miscalculation will turn Professor Cummings into the Professor of Power, and he will seek a more direct confrontation with the Spider.
The first collection of the Spider stories originally published as part of the Picture Library series.
The 2000AD Encyclopedia
Compiled by Scott Montgomery
Out: 15th February 2022, 336 pages, Hardcover
Written by writer and journalist Scott Montgomery, The 2000AD Encyclopedia, compiled from entries first published in Judge Dredd Megazine, with additions and amendments, promises to become the definitive, go-to resource for the hundreds of creations that have appeared in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comics over the past four decades including comprehensive sections on Sláine, Nemesis the Warlock, A.B.C Warriors and many more.
Scott is of course no stranger to writing 2000AD guides – back in the 1990s, he provided a then complete chronology of everyone’s favourite blue-skinned super soldier for the 1996 Rogue Trooper Action Special, a project he recalled with fondness for downthetubes when the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic celebrated its 35th birthday in 2012.
Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition
Compiled by David A. Roach, art by Brian Bolland
Out: 17th February 2022, £65, 128 page, Hardcover
Showcasing the Judge Dredd work of one of 2000AD’s greatest creators. This deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition will feature new high-resolution scans of Bolland’s original art from 2000AD, showing his delicate inking brushwork in unprecedented detail.
As one of the first creators in the ‘British Invasion’ of the American comic book industry in the 1980s, Bolland’s work on series such as Camelot 3000 and Batman: The Killing Joke, and covers for Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Batman, and many more, have made him one of the most distinctive and famous artists in comics.
This book will include pages from the Judge Dredd epics “The Cursed Earth”, “The Day the Law Died”, “The Judge Child Quest”, and Bolland’s masterpiece, “Judge Death Lives”. Also included is a gallery of covers ranging from 2000AD to the Judge Dredd reprints published by Eagle Comics which brought Brian to the attention of American readers and show off Bolland’s inventiveness and sardonic humour.
Judge Dredd: Blaze of Glory
By Al Ewing (Writer), Simon Fraser, Paul Marshall PJ Holden, Andrew Currie, Patrick Goddard, John Higgins, Liam McCormack-Sharp, Ben Willsher, Leigh Gallagher and Jake Lynch (Artists)
Out: 1st March 2022
Showcasing the work of one of the best writers of the new generation of Judge Dredd scribes – Al Ewing. Beginning his career at 2000AD, Ewing quickly established himself as one of comics’ most unique voices.
A master of character, plot, and wit, Ewing’s work on Judge Dredd sealed his reputation as one of 2000AD’s most exciting creators, as he has gone to work extensively for Marvel Comics on critically-acclaimed titles such as Immortal Hulk and Guardians of the Galaxy. The Blaze of Glory collection will bring together his best stories of the ‘lawman of the future’ and provide fans with an overview of his energetic and enthralling writing.
Al Ewing has been a Judge Dredd aficionado since the age of nine, and is best known in the UK for his work on Dredd in 2000AD, where he also co-created Zombo and Damnation Station. In addition, Ewing has written various novels for Solaris and Abaddon Books, including The Fictional Man, Pax Omega and Gods of Manhattan, and is currently writing for Marvel Comics.
Simon Fraser is best known to 2000AD fans as the co-creator of Russian rogue Nikolai Dante. Fraser is also the co-creator of “Family” in the Judge Dredd Megazine, and has drawn “Judge Dredd” and “Shimura”. His best-known non-2000AD work is Lux & Alby: Sign On and Save the Universe, a collaboration with Scottish post-punk author Martin Millar. His credits also include an adaptation of Richard Matheson’s Hell House and he’s writer and artist on Lilly Mackenzie and the Mines of Charybdis.
Paul Marshall co-created “The Corps” and “Firekind”, and has also pencilled “Judge Dredd”, “Mean Machine”, “One-Offs”, “Sinister Dexter”, “Tharg’s Future Shocks”, “Tyranny Rex” and “Vector 13”. His other work can be seen in Harris Comics’ Avalon.
PJ Holden has illustrated “The 86ers”, “Judge Dredd”, “Tharg’s Future Shocks”, “Rogue Trooper” and “Johnny Woo” for 2000AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine. P.J. lives and works in Belfast, and is married with two children.
Liam McCormack-Sharp is best known today for his work on DC Comics Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Batman, but started his career in comics in the 1990s at 2000AD and Marvel UK, co-creating Death’s Head II there with Dan Abnett and Paul Neary. He is currently working on his own original project, Starhenge.
Andrew Currie made his 2000AD debut with Judge Dredd, following success in America with series like Ninjak and Seeker 3000. He has also worked on “Sinister Dexter”, “The Inspectre” and “Bato Loco”.
The Mean Arena Volume 2: Eat, Slay, Shove! (digital)
Out: 2nd March 2022, Digital Only, 112 Pages
In a dystopian future where the ultra-violent sport street football is played in evacuated towns, Matt Talon isn’t playing just to win – he’s playing for revenge! In the second instalment of this violent, action packed 2000AD classic, Slater’s Slayers take on the the Penzance Riggers, the Edinburgh Executioners, the Salford Slicers and the Oxford Invaders! In the Mean Arena, it’s not just football – it’s mayhem, madness and murder!
The second volume of The Mean Arena by Tom Tully (Roy of the Rovers), Eric Bradbury (Invasion!, Hook Jaw) and Mike White (Abelard Snazz) is collected for the first time ever in a digital exclusive graphic novel!
Birdman and Chicken: The Krazy Crusaders
by Trevor Metcalfe
Out: 17th March 2022, Paperback, £14.99, 192 Pages
To the outside world, Dick Lane and Chic Dodds look like two average, law-abiding citizens. However, they lead an amazing double life – for when fiendish finks and vile villains step over the line, Dick and Chic strike back as the crime-fighting duo, Birdman and Chicken!
Cowled, caped and equipped with a vast array of crime-busting gadgets, Birdman and Chicken fight back against the likes of The Giggler, Sourpuss, The Puzzler and Father Time – and sometimes they win!
A rib-tickling parody of the 1966 Batman television series, Trevor Metcalfe’s super-series was a highlight of Krazy comic every week and is finally collected here for the first time.
Yorkshire born Trevor Metcalfe had an interest in cartooning from an early age, inspired by the work of sports cartoonist Tom Webster and comic arts such as Reg Parlett and Dudley D. Watkins. At art school he studied alongside fellow future comics artist, Robert Nixon. The two became friends and collaborated on several strips.
After finishing his National Service, Metcalfe found work with DC Thomson on strips including “The Smasher” in The Dandy. After a brief period away from comics, he returned to work for Fleetway/IPC both drawing and writing several strips including, “Jasper the Grasper” (Buster), “Sweet Tooth” and “Junior Rotter” (Whizzer & Chips), “Doughnut and Rusty” (Monster Fun) and “Birdman and Chicken” and “The Amazing Three” (Krazy).
In the 1990s he returned to DC Thomson where he illustrated the adventures of “Billy Whizz” in The Beano. As a freelancer illustrator, he has also produced strip work for a Thomas the Tank Engine comic, McDonalds and worked on a guide for African farmers that was commissioned by The World Health Organisation.
• There’s an extensive interview with Trevor here on Toonhound
The Best of John Wagner’s Judge Dredd
by John Wagner
Out: 15th March 2022, 304 pages, Hardcover
He is one of the best-known voices in British comics, respected and revered for revitalising the industry in the 1970s and co-creating the iconic ‘Lawman of the future’ – Judge Dredd.
In celebration of his forty-five years chronicling the madness and mayhem of Mega-City One, this collection features some of the funniest, most poignant and action-packed tales penned by the great man himself.
The mainstay of 2000AD since its second issue, Judge Dredd is one of the world’s most famous comic book characters, not only spawning two major movie adaptations but becoming a cultural icon and a breeding ground for generations of creators who have helped transform comics as we know them. To mark Dredd’s 45th anniversary, 2000AD will honour his co-creators, writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, with two collections that bring together some of their best work for the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
The Best of John Wagner (published in March) and The Best of Carlos Ezquerra (published in May) will give long-time fans and those new to the work of these two giants of British comics the opportunity to enjoy and savour some of the highlights from two talents that helped seal 2000AD as a cultural trailblazer, with Wagner’s action-packed, terse, and often blackly comical writing paired with the gritty and dynamic art of Ezquerra, who sadly passed away in 2018.
2000AD Regened Volume 3
Out: 15 March 2022, Paperback, 112 pages
The galaxy’s favourite thrill-powered science fiction comic is back with another line up of electrifying stories aimed at all ages! Reimagined versions of classic 2000AD characters like Judge Dredd, star alongside brand new characters, specially created for a younger audience. In this, the third smashing volume, follow the action packed adventures of Cadet Dredd as he battles robots! Save the world from aliens with Judge Anderson! Meet the mightiest cat burglar of Mega-City One! Marvel at the brain-busting and jaw dropping Future Shocks! Plus, in an exclusive new strip, classic 2000AD characters the Harlem Heroes return! Critically acclaimed and beloved by old and new fans alike, 2000AD Regened storms into its third brilliant collection. Can you handle the awesomeness of 2000AD Regened?
The Complete Scarlet Traces, Volume Three
By Ian Edginton (Writer) and D’Israeli (Artist)
Out: 15th March 2022, Paperback
It is 1968 and the Martians have finally returned and are ready to wreck their terrible revenge. Can a ragtag team of Humans and Venusian survivors, spread across the solar system, stop the Martian plan to weaponise the sun itself and wipe humanity off the Earth?
Ian Edginton is a New York Times bestselling author and multiple Eisner Award nominee. His credits include Batman’66 meets The Avengers (Steed and Mrs Peel, not the other ones!) for DC Comics as well as “Judge Dredd”, “Stickleback”, “Helium”, “Kingmaker” and “Brass Sun” for 2000AD. He lives and works in Birmingham, England.
Under the pen name D’Israeli, Matt Brooker has been a comic artist since 1988. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with writer Ian Edginton, including Leviathan, Kingdom of the Wicked, The War of the Worlds, Scarlet Traces, and Batman. Other career highlights include work on Sandman, collaborations with Warren Ellis, including Lazarus Churchyard and the cryptic SVK, and his colouring on the later Miracleman stories, to which he’ll be returning in 2015. Since 2003, he’s been a regular contributor to 2000AD, mostly as series artist on “Stickleback” with Ian Edginton and “Low Life” with Rob Williams. His and Rob’s creator owned series, Ordinary, was published in the Judge Dredd Megazine and is available as a graphic novel. He lives in Nottingham, UK and wishes he had a cat.
The House of Dolmann
by Tom Tully (Writer) and Eric Bradbury (Artist)
Out: 14th April 2022, Paperback, 144 Pages
Genius creator and expert ventriloquist, Eric Dolmann has created a small army of robotic puppets to help the forces of law and order fight back against crime. Whatever the situation, Dolman has a mechanical warrior perfectly suited to get the job done! From the safety of his flying ‘Dolmobile’, he directs Raider, Elasto, Mole, Togo and Giggler into action! Occasionally they will question his judgement and bicker amongst one another – even though they aren’t capable of independent thought!
Tom Tully is one the most prolific writers ever to grace British comics. His diverse portfolio of work was produced over four decades. Born in Glasgow, he entered the industry in the sixties when he began working for Fleetway. One of his earliest strips, “Heros the Spartan“, ran in the original Eagle, illustrated by Frank Bellamy and, later, Luis Bermejo. He also wrote “Mytek the Mighty” (Valiant, and Vulcan) and “The Steel Claw” (Valiant and Vulcan) in the same decade.
The 1970s saw Tully work on a variety of significant stories including “Adam Eterno” (Thunder, and Lion), “Johnny Red” (Battle), “Harlem Heroes” (2000AD), “The Leopard from Lime Street” (Buster) and “Roy of the Rovers” (Tiger), the strip he worked on longer than any other writer.
Eric Bradbury began his comic career at Knockout, working on such humour strips as “Blossom” and “Our Ernie”. He moved onto the adventure western, “Lucky Logan”, sharing art chores with Mike Western (Bradbury would go on to ink Western’s pencils on “The Leopard from Lime Street“). High profile work on “Mytek the Mighty” (Valiant and Vulcan), “The House of Dolmann” (Valiant), “Von Hoffman’s Invasion” (Jet!), “Death Squad” (Battle), “Hook Jaw” (Action) and “Doomlord” (Eagle) followed. Bradbury has been described as an ‘unsung hero’ of 2000AD, having contributed to many popular strips in the long-running sci-fi comic. His credits in the Galaxy’s Greatest comic include “Rogue Trooper”, “Tharg the Mighty”, “Invasion” and “The Mean Arena”.
Proteus Vex: Another Dawn Volume One
By Michael Carroll (Writer), Henry Flint, Jake Lynch (Artists)
Out: 14th April 2022, Paperback, 112 Pages
Another galaxy – a different type of hero! For fourteen brutal centuries, the Imperium Ascendant and the Obdurate have clashed in an intergalactic war that spanned planets and peoples. Then the war – and the Obdurate – came to a dramatic end. Now, the galaxies are picking up the pieces. In the midst of this sprawling, dazzling system of galaxies, is Proteus Vex, ex-soldier for the Imperium Ascendant turned super-agent. He’s fast, brutal, and he always gets his prey. But when he is sent to find his former superior officer, Vex finds himself caught up in a deadly conspiracy.
Hit comics team Michael Carroll (The New Heroes, Judge Dredd), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd, “Zombo”) and Jake Lynch (Judge Dredd) bring you a mind-expanding, colourful story that will plunge you into a series of strange new worlds.
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 39
by John Wagner (Writer)
Out: 28th April 2022, Paperback
In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner – he is Judge Dredd!
The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with Judge Dredd taking on terrorist organistions, hunting down PJ Maybe who has taken on a new disguise, and Pat mills returns with Blood of Satanus II: Dark Matters.
Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century – Chris Weston (The Filth), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars), Henry Flint (Zombo), and Ian Gibson (Halo Jones) – the Judge Dredd Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.
Skip Tracer: Legion (digital)
Out: 4th May 2022, Digital-only, 96 Pages
The Cube, the twenty-seventh century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable, and an easy refuge for wanted criminals and fugitives. That’s where Skip Tracer Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker-for-hire…
Written by James Peaty (Doctor Who) and with art by Paul Marshall (Firekind), this action packed science fiction adventure is available in a digital exclusive graphic novel for the first time!
Best of 2000 AD #0 – Free Comic Book Day Giveaway
Out: Saturday 7th May 2022
The ultimate 2000AD mix-tape has finally arrived – make sure you grab a copy of Best of 2000 AD #0 on Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, 7th May 2022, available from participating comic shops
Free Comic Book Day is the annual event day where participating comic book shops around the world give away special comic books – absolutely free! It’s a celebration of comics as an art form and as popular culture, introducing whole new audiences to comics and supporting local comic book stores.
And with longer page-counts and more thrill-power, Best of 2000AD is the essential gateway to the “Galaxy’s Greatest Comic” .
This brand-new Issue Zero primer for the highly anticipated quarterly graphic novels series launching in September features A-listers Al Ewing (The Immortal Hulk, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead) and VV Glass (The Last Witch, Assassin’s Creed) teaming up for a brand-new and exclusive Judge Dredd adventure! Plus, Nemesis The Warlock by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill (Marshall Law), Superbean by John Wagner (History of Violence) and Mick McMahon (Boba Fett), and a Future Shock at the ends of the earth from Batman Inc. and Die! Die! Die artist Chris Burnham!
And if that wasn’t enough, this issue features a stunning cover by Star Wars concept artist Ian McQue!
• Find out more about Free Comic Book Day and participating comic shops
The Art of Carlos Ezquerra
by Carlos Ezquerra
Out: 10th May 2022, Hardcover, 240 Pages
ISBN: ISBN: 9781786185679
Carlos Ezquerra’s amazing work is collected in this oversized hardcover book, showing off his impressive art that has entranced readers for over 50 years.
Spanning 50 years, this collection of Carlos Ezquerra’s comic work begins with samples from such titles as Valentine and Mirabelle, collects never before reprinted short war comics from Battle, shows off his sumptuous colour Strontium Dog art, and culminates with a section on his 2000AD work and his greatest creation, Judge Dredd.
The Best of Carlos Ezquerra will give long-time fans and those new to the work of a giants of British comics the opportunity to enjoy and savour some of the highlights from his work with John Wagner, that helped seal 2000AD as a cultural trailblazer, with Wagner’s action-packed, terse, and often blackly comical writing paired with the gritty and dynamic art of Ezquerra, who sadly passed away in 2018.
Carlos Ezquerra was the co-creator of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rat Pack, Major Eazy and many other fan favourite characters. He designed the classic original Dredd costume, as well as visually conceptualising Mega-City One. In addition to these credits he also illustrated “A.B.C. Warriors”, “Judge Anderson”, “Tharg the Mighty”, and “Cursed Earth Koburn”, amongst many other stories.
Outside of the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, Ezquerra illustrated the first “Third World War” episodes in Crisis magazine, and become a regular collaborator with Garth Ennis, working on Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, Bloody Mary, Just a Pilgrim, Condors, The Magnificent Kevin and two special Preacher episodes.
He died in 2018 but his profound influence on the world of comic art cannot be overstated.
Thistlebone Book Two – Poisoned Roots
by T C Eglington (Writer), Simon Davis (Artist)
Out: 10th May 2022, Hardcover, 80 Pages
The sequel to the break-out 2000AD horror graphic novel, in the vein of Ben Wheatley’s In the Earth.
Britain, 2020. It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terryifying experiences at the hands of Jasper Hillman’s THISTLEBONE worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. Intended as a cathartic experience, both women were changed forever by what they were confronted with. In the process of researching for a book on the Thistlebone legend, Seema believes much of it centres around one man — Malcolm Kinniburgh.
Tom Eglington began writing for 2000AD in 2010, his first work being on a Steve Yeowell illustrated “Future Shock”, “Universal Masterchef”. Since then, he has gone on to create scripts for numerous “Future Shocks”, “3rillers”, “Time Twisters” and “Mega-City One Tales”. He has created original series “Outlier”, “Blunt” and “Thistlebone”. His run of scripts on “Judge Dredd” have seen him work with Boo Cook, Brendan McCarthy, Colin MacNeil, and Staz Johnson. His work beyond the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic includes two children’s novels, and he is known as an artist, with work appearing in galleries as far afield as New York, LA and Australia.
Simon Davis divides his time between comic work and portrait painting and is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP). Davis began working in comics in the early 1990s but has also worked as a storyboard artist and magazine illustrator. Among the many characters that he has drawn for 2000AD, he is probably best known for his work on “Sinister Dexter” with Dan Abnett, “Stone Island” and “Ampney Crucis” with Ian Edginton and “Slaine: The Brutania Chronicles” with Pat Mills.
The Sarge Volume One
By Gerry Finley-Day (Writer) and Mike Western (Art)
Out: 12th May 2022, Hardback, 144 Pages, £19.99
THEY DEPENDED ON THE SARGE. AND THE WORLD DEPENDED ON THEM.
British Sergeant Jim Masters, a veteran of WW1, has to protect and lead his inexperienced platoon during the Second World War.
From Dunkirk to North Africa, the might of the German Army face the ultimate adversaries when Masters and his boys spring into action – Nothing can substitute experience!
One of the most prolific writers in the comic’s history, Gerry Finley-Day holds a special place in many 2000AD fans’ hearts as the creator of classics like “Rogue Trooper”, “Fiends of the Eastern Front” and “The V.C.s”, as well as “Harry 20 on the High Rock” and “Ant Wars”. A keen “ideas man”, Finley-Day’s concepts of the horrors future warfare had in store were key to both “Rogue” and “The V.C.s” continuing popularity, ensuring that their recent return to the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic was well-received.
Finley-Day also scripted episodes of “Judge Dredd” and 2000AD’s take on “Dan Dare”, and co-scripted much of “Invasion!” (and entirely scripted the prequel story, “Disaster 1990!”).
Widely regarded as one of the best artists to ever grace the British comic industry, Mike Western began his career on Knockout, having already spent time working for GB Animation. During the 1950s he shared art chores with Eric Bradbury on the popular western strip “Lucky Logan”. In 1960. he moved onto TV Express, where he drew “No Hiding Place” and “Biggles”. Buster and Valiant followed, where Mike found himself drawing long-running strips such as “Wild Wonders”.
In the 1970s he was very prolific, illustrating Buster’s “Leopard from Lime Street” and several key strips for Battle, including “Darkie’s Mob”, “The Sarge” and “HMS Nightshade”. Mike also made an impact on the iconic “Roy of the Rovers”, illustrating the newspaper strip which ran in the Daily Star during the 1990s.
45 Years of 2000AD – Anniversary Art Book
by Kevin O’Neill, Henry Flint, Mike Allred
Out: 24th May 2022, Hardcover, 96 Pages
45 of the hottest artists working in comics and illustartion today bring their own interpretations to 45 2000AD characters in this oversized art book celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
To celebrate forty-five years of bringing Thrill-Power to Earthlets, Tharg the Mighty has tasked forty-five of Earth’s most popular comic and illustration artists to interpret the characters featured in the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, 2000AD.
The brand new collection will feature work by David Aja (Seeds), John Allison, Michael Allred (Madman, Silver Surfer), Colleen Doran (Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd), Mick McMahon (Judge Dredd), Kevin O’Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Jamie Smart (Bunny vs Monkey), Rachael Stott (Doctor Who), Hannah Templer (GLOW, TMNT), Chris Weston (The Filth), Annie Wu (Hawkeye) many, many more.
Battle Action Special 2022
A 96-page hardcover Battle Action Special featuring eight new stories, all written by Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher), with a cover from Andy Clarke (Batman and Robin) and Dylan Teague (Madi) – and interior art by Kevin O’Neill, Keith Burns, Mike Dorey, John Higgins, Chris Burnham, Patrick Goddard and PJ Holden, as well as colourists Jason Wordie, Len O’Grady and Sally Jane Hurst.
Featuring Johnny Red, Dredger, Kids Rule OK and more – news story here
• Battle Action Special by Garth Ennis et al goes on sale in June 2022 from before arriving in traditional book shops in September
Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis
by John Wagner (Author), Carlos Ezquerra (Contributor)
Out: 7th June 2022, Paperback, 160 Pages
The Essential Judge Dredd series is the perfect introduction to the Lawman of the Future – in Necropolis Judge Dredd must face off against his most popular foe, Judge Death!
Mega-City One is under siege from the Dark Judges, Dredd has been exiled to the harsh wastelands of the Cursed Earth and time is running out for the citizens he once swore to protect. With the body-count rising and hope running out, will the Judges be able to turn back the tide of death?
Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis is the ultimate Judge Dredd Vs The Dark Judges storyline. A comic book ‘summer blockbuster’, written and drawn by Dredd’s co-creators John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Carlos Ezquerra (Strontium Dog), where Dredd must reclaim his badge from the imposter Judge Kraken and retake Mega-City One from the grip of the Dark Judges; Death, Fear, Fire and Mortis.
Black Beth: Vengeance Be Thy Name
by Alec Worley (Writer) Dani, Blas Gallego (Artists)
Out: 7th June 2022, Paperback, 80 Pages
In a world of swords and sorcery, the evil tyrant Rassau discovers that he is destined to be killed by a fearsome warrior called Beth. Together with his men, Rassau seeks Beth out, destroying her village and killing all held dear to her. With the aid of a former warrior – the blind Quido – Beth becomes a skilled fighter and sworn enemy of all that is evil! She will not rest until her people are avenged!
This book contains both the original strip and the brilliantly resurrected stories that have been masterfully guided by writer Alec Worley and DC Comic’s star, the astonishing Greek artist, DaNi.
• There will be a Treasury of British Comics/ 2000AD Web Shop Exclusive hardcover of this title
Lawless Book Four: Boomtown
Out: 23rd June 2022, Paperback, 128 Pages
Having narrowly avoided being wiped from the face of the planet by Munce, Inc., Badrock is now a thriving boom town, predicated on an uneasy peace between the Zhind, the settlers and the Mega-City One Justice Department. Designated a Free Town, the future’s there for taking, and folks from all over the planet 43 Rega are flocking to Badrock to begin anew, all under the watchful, disapproving eye of the SJS. Many are hardworking, honest folk – but some are parasites, drawn to Badrock to find new ways of making a killing. And when a caravan of settlers is brutally slaughtered, it’ll take all that Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson has to stop an outright war.
Dan Abnett (Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Phil Winslade’s (Howard the Duck, Wonder Woman) frontier epic Lawless continues in this fourth action packed volume, which includes the all singin’, all dancin’, Lawless the Musical!
Survival Geeks: Crisis of Infinite Nerds (digital)
Out: 6th July 2022, Digital-only, 132 Pages
Sam, Simon, Clive and Rufus having been traversing the multiverse in a misfiring trans-dimensional terrace house! Armed only with their wits and nerd trivia, they have to survive the deadly universes in which they find themselves! But with a deadly interdimensional comic con and an army of themselves standing their way, will the hapless geeks ever find their way home?
The second volume of Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby and Neil Googe’s hilarious sci-fi satire continues in this digital exclusive graphic novel!
2000AD Sci Fi Special 2022
On Sale from 13th July 2022 in the UK
Writers: Dan Abnett, David Baillie, Kek-W, Paul Cornell, Karl Stock & Mike Carroll
Artists: Warren Pleece, Steven Austin, Emma Viaceli, V.V. Glass & Stewart Kenneth Moore | Colour: Barbara Nosenzo
Cover: Luke Preece
Marking 2000AD‘s 45th birthday, 2022’s summer special has a musical theme as the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic continues to celebrate 45 Revolutions Per Minute with Comic Rock!
This 48-page special features stories inspired by each writers’ favourite song – Judge Dredd is targeted by a disillusioned fellow Judge in a new story by Mike Carroll & Stewart K. Moore, Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli take Psi-Judge Anderson into the mind of a mysterious psychic perp, Dan Abnett’s hitmen Sinister Dexter encounter a gun with special properties.
Meanwhile, Kek-W & Steven Austin drop Judge Death in the middle of a Block War, Karl Stock & Warren Pleece sink their teeth into Fiends of the Eastern Front, and David Baillie & VV Glass take on everyone’s lumpen mutant bounty hunter Middenface McNulty – plus more!
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• Judge Dredd: The Citadel
By John Wagner, drawn by Dan Cornwell (Rok of the Reds), with colours by Dylan Teague (Madi) and letters by Annie Parkhouse; also crediting Colin MacNeil and John Higgins
Out: 20th July 2022, Paperback (with 2000AD webshop exclusive hardcover edition), 112 Pages
Collects the anniversary story debuting in 2000AD Prog 2270, the landmark issue celebrating forty-five years of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. The special 48-page issue hits newsstands on 23rd February 2022.
Within the intimidating walls of Iso-Block 1, a prisoner is scheduled to die after decades in isolation. But he has a tale to tell – one that may blow Judge Dredd’s world apart!
“The Citadel” takes Judge Dredd back to the events of The Apocalypse War, in which he led the desperate fight against the invading armies of the Sov mega-cities.
As the Apocalypse War rages, Judge Dredd leads a squad of Cadet Judges into battle – launching an assault upon The Citadel, where the invading Sov forces have set up base.
But now, 40 years later and on the day of his execution, former Cadet Judge Winterton will tell the truth about what happened during the war, why the mission was subsequently covered up, and reveal the secret that Judge Dredd himself has been hiding for the past 40 years.
Master writer and co-creator of Judge Dredd, John Wagner, returns to 2000AD in its anniversary year with this thrilling new Judge Dredd story, drawn by Dan Cornwell (Rok of the Reds), with colours by Dylan Teague (Madi) and letters by Annie Parkhouse
The Best of Cat Girl
by Giorgio Giorgetti (Artist) RAMZEE (Writer), Elkys Nova (Artist)
Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover)
Out: 2nd August 2022, 128 Pages
The beloved UK superheroine finally pounces into her own collection! From the pages of classic 1960s girls’ comic Sally comes the first ever collection of beloved British superheroine The Cat Girl!
Cathy Carter is not your average teen. She can jump further, fight longer and climb higher than anyone she knows – with the aid of a magic suit, she is Cat Girl! Facing off in glamorous, globetrotting adventures against supervillains and master criminals, Cathy often finds the hardest fight comes from her bumbling detective father, who doesn’t believe Cathy can fend for herself. Can Cathy save the world when the person trying to hold her back – is her dad?
This collection contains Cat Girl’s latest adventure, ‘Cat Girl Returns’ from the Tammy & Jinty special, as well as a purrfect selection of the best classic Cat Girl stories from Sally, and a brand-new cover from Elkys Nova.
Leading the Rebellion: Questing To Succeed In Work & Life
By Boris Starling
Originally announced for: 4th August 2022 | Due 6th July 2023
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 40
by John Wagner, Gordon Rennie and Alan Grant (Writers), Henry Flint, Jason Brashill, Anthony Williams, Carl Critchlow, D’Israeli, Ian Gibson, Boo Cook, Simon Coleby, Shaun Thomas, Patrick Goddard and John Higgins (Artists)
Out: 4th August 2022, Paperback, 272 Pages
Democracy – Or Die! In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner – he is Judge Dredd!
The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with the gripping and timely epic Total War. Judge Dredd battles a terrorist organization called Total War, who are determined to democratise Mega-City One – or destroy it. Total War have two hundred thermonuclear devices planted across the city and one will be detonated each day the Judges remain in power. Total War will have democratization – or they will have mass-death. The choice is the Judges’ – and time is running out.
Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century – John Higgins (Watchmen), Henry Flint (Zombo), Ian Gibson (The Ballad of Halo Jones) and D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces) – the Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.
The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume IV
by Mike Butterworth (Writer), Don Lawrence, Miguel Quesada and Philip Corke (Artists)
Out: 18th August 2022, Paperback, 240 Pages
The best-selling Treasury of British Comics archival series The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire reaches its fourth astounding volume.
The fourth omnibus of the science-fiction classic collects the stories published from 1973 through to 1976.
Don Lawrence’s painted art continues to be a highlight of the series, and as he takes a sabbatical from the strip Miguel Quesada and Philip Corke match his impressive work with their own style.
The Trigan Empire remains resilient against enemies on all fronts, from treacherous politicians, murderous Zith assassins, and alien invaders, Trigo and Janno protect the citizens of Elekton.
Mike Butterworth is primarily known in comic circles as the writer of “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire”, but had previously written “Battler Briton” and “Buffalo Bill” strips for Comet; for Sun, he wrote “Max Bravo, The Happy Hussar” and “Billy the Kid” (which was drawn by, amongst others, Don Lawrence). “The Trigan Empire” began in 1965 in Ranger, and continued when that title was absorbed into Look and Learn, where it continued to be published through to 1982. From 1967 he also wrote crime novels under his full name, John Michael Butterworth, and gothic romances under the pseudonyms of Carola Salisbury and Sarah Kemp.
Don Lawrence was born in 1928, and worked for Mick Anglo on the Marvelman comic produced for Amalgamated Press, and then “Billy the Kid” in the comic, Sun. When Sun was absorbed into Lion he moved on to illustrating “Olac the Gladiator”, “Karl the Viking” and “Maroc the Mighty”. In 1965 he teamed with Mike Butterworth to create “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire” for Ranger magazine, and continued to paint the comic through its transition into Look and Learn through to 1976. During this period he also worked on “Fireball XL5” and “The Adventures of Tarzan” comic strips for TV Century 21. After leaving “The Trigan Empire”, he worked with a Dutch publisher to create Storm, a post-apocalypse sci-fi series, which he would draw through to his retirement in 1999.
45 Years of 2000AD – The Best of Gerry Finley-Day
by Gerry Finley-Day (Writer), Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Carlos Pino, Mick McMahon (Artists)
Out: 30th August 2022, Hardcover, 244 Pages
Classic 2000AD strips from the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest’ ideas man! From Tammy to the Eagle, Gerry Finley-Day was one of the most prolific comic book writers throughout the 1970s and 80s.
No conversation about 2000AD’s first great “golden age” is complete without one name – Gerry Finley-Day. The co-creator of Rogue Trooper, as well as the distinctive writer on series such as “Blackhawk”, “The VCs”, “Fiends of the Eastern Front”, “Dan Dare”, “Ant Wars”, “Harry Twenty on the High Rock” and many more, The Best of Gerry Finley-Day (published in August) will delve into this punchy, high-powered writing of one of the comic’s greatest ‘ideas men’.
This collection contains some of Gerry’s greatest work on these strips and more. Tight plots, non-stop action and plenty of thrills are here in abundance and highlight why 2000AD became the stand out comic title in Britain.
One of the most prolific writers in the comic’s history, Gerry Finley-Day holds a special place in many 2000AD fans’ hearts as the creator of classics like “Rogue Trooper”, “Fiends of the Eastern Front” and “The V.C.s”, as well as “Harry 20 on the High Rock” and “Ant Wars”. A keen “ideas man”, Finley-Day’s concepts of the horrors future warfare had in store were key to both Rogue and The V.C.s’ continuing popularity, ensuring that their recent return to the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic was well-received. Finley-Day also scripted episodes of “Judge Dredd” and “Dan Dare”, and co-scripted much of “Invasion!” (and entirely scripted the prequel story, “Disaster 1990!”).
Dave Gibbons is one of 2000AD‘s most popular artists, having co-created “Harlem Heroes” and “Rogue Trooper”. He has also pencilled “A.B.C. Warriors”, “Dan Dare”, “Judge Dredd”, “Mega-City One”, “Ro-Busters”, “Tharg the Mighty”, “Tharg’s Future Shocks” and “Time Twisters”, as well as having scripted several “Rogue Trooper” stories – making Gibbons one of the few 2000AD creators to have served as writer, artist and letterer! Beyond 2000AD, Gibbons is unquestionably best known for his work on the award-winning classic Watchmen (with Alan Moore), but he has also drawn Batman, Doctor Who, Give Me Liberty, Green Lantern, Superman, Star Wars and his graphic novel, The Originals.
Alan Davis is one of the most respected pencillers currently working in the comics industry. Debuting in 2000AD with the space-based prison drama “Harry 20 on the High Rock”, he followed with the immortal “D.R. and Quinch”, which remains one of the Galaxy’s Greatest’s most popular series. Davis also contributed to short stories and “Judge Dredd”, before heading for America and almost instant acclaim. His US career has included The Avengers, Batman and the Outsiders, Captain Britain, ClanDestine, Detective Comics, Excalibur, JLA, Killraven, Miracleman, Star Wars and X-Men.
His characters all spiky lines and outsized boots, Mick McMahon – some times known as Mike – co-created perennial 2000AD favourites “The V.C.s”, and provided Tharg with many classic episodes of “Judge Dredd”, “Ro-Busters”, “A.B.C. Warriors” and “Sláine”. Outside of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, he drew an adventure with the original Cybermen for Doctor Who Magazine; “Sonic the Hedgehog” for Sonic the Comic; and, in America, issues of Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight plus the mini-series Tattered Banners and The Last American, the latter co-created with John Wagner and Alan Grant.
Badtime Bedtime Stories
By Leo Baxendale
Out: 1st September 2022, Hardcover, 96 Pages
Once upon a badtime… In these explosive, hysterical comics, Jack the Nipper, Little Miss Muffet and Little Red Riding Hood run wild in chaotic retellings of beloved tales. These anarchic, frenzied comics stories from the pen of Leo Baxendale are the arguably the jewel of the British humour comics, beloved by many for their DIY storybook aesthetic when they were originally printed in Monster Fun. Now, in this stunning new collection, the comics are restored to their full glory, while reprinted in a smaller style to retain the intimate feel of the originals.
Crammed with gags and hidden details, these Badtime Bedtime Stories are the perfect late night read for kids and grown-ups!
The Astounding Jason Hyde
Barrington J. Bayley (Writer) Eric Bradbury (Artist)
Release Date: 1st September 2022
Paerback, 208 pages
From the pages of UK comic Valiant – a series of amazing text stories featuring the strangest hero of all time! Accidental exposure to a form of natural radiation had caused scientist Jason Hyde’s eyes to turn colourless and emit blue rays which gave him the power to see through solid objects and to read the thoughts of human beings. Hyde has dedicated his life to investigating strange phenomena and protecting the world from all manner of abnormal threats!
From giant sentient spiders to a warlike race of subterranean humanoids, Jason Hyde is the Earth’s only hope!
Dark Justice: Deliverance (digital)
Out: 7th September 2022, Digital-only, 112 Pages
There is no Grud, only the Dark Judges! Trapped in a bubble of Boing® in space, Judge Death is rescued by a Mortarian Death Cult, determined to unleash the Dark Judges for the ultimate execution ceremony! Reunited with his fellow Dark Judges, only one person stands between Death and his quest for mass extinction – the determined teen runaway Roscoe.
The Dark Justice saga by David Hine and Nick Percival continues in this not to be miss digital exclusive graphic novel!
Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law
Out: 13th September 2022, Paperback, 176 Pages
Never before reprinted, September 2022 will see the first ever collection of DC Comics’ Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law. Capitalising on the hoped-for success of the Judge Dredd movie starring Sylvester Stallone and modelled on the Batman series Legends of the Dark Knight, this mid-1990s series bought in Dredd writers John Wagner and Alan Grant to jettison most of Dredd’s established continuity and focus on the lawman’s earliest exploits.
This unique collection will finally bring the 13-issue series together, with art by Brent Anderson (X-Men) Tommy Lee Edwards (Marvel 1985), John Byrne (Superman), Barb Kaalberg (Planet of the Apes), Gary Martin (Nexus), and Anthony Williams (Judge Dredd).
2000AD Regened Volume 4
by Ramzee, Liam Johnson, Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Karl Stock, David Barnett, David Baillie, Cavan Scott, James Peaty, Colin Harvey (Writers), Korinna Veropoulou, Duane Redhead, Neil Googe, Steve Roberts, Nick Roche, Ben Willsher, Colin MacNeil, Luke Horsman, Tom Newell (Artists)
Out: 27th September 2022, Paperback, 112 Pages
2000AD‘s all ages science fiction anthology series is returns with a fourth thrill-powered collection of epic, action packed stories featuring all of your favourite characters and a brand new, exclusive Harlem Heroes strip! Cadet Dredd goes undercover as a renegade runaway! It’s the Harlem Heroes versus the Harlem Hellcats in the most dangerous – and deadly – aeroball game Mega-City One’s ever seen! Does Chopper have what it takes to evade the Judges and win the Sky Surfing competition?
Travel to other dimensions with Jaina and Jacen in ‘Splorers! And Judge Anderson is back with another collection of brainbusting puzzles! It’s the Galaxy’s best and brightest all-ages comic – it’s 2000AD Regened!
A Spell of Trouble
By Trini Tinturé (Artist)
Out: 13th October, Paperback, 80 Pages
TO WITCH OR NOT TO WITCH? Popular, rich and great at school, Carrie lives a charmed life – because, unbeknownst to her classmates, she’s a witch! Hailing from a long line of witches and warlocks Carrie has never wanted for anything – that is until her bumbling, nonmagical and anti-magic cousin Angela shows up! And worst of all – if Carrie can’t turn Angela into a legendary sorceress – she’ll lose all her powers! Worlds collide and sparks fly as these cousins have to learn to live together – or else!
This comedy classic from British girls’ comic Jinty features a brand new cover by the original artist, Trini Tinturé, as well as another tale, the spooky, insect-infested ‘Creepy Crawley’, in a volume perfect for Halloween!
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Judge Dredd by Mick McMahon Apex Edition
Out: 26th October 2022, £80, Hardcover, Page Count TBC
Rounding off 2000AD’s 45th birthday celebrations, October will see the eagerly-anticipated Mick McMahon Apex Edition. Few artists have stamped their signature on Judge Dredd the way McMahon has; the artist on the first published Dredd story in 2000AD Prog 2, he was initially hired to imitate Ezquerra’s distinctive style but soon developed his own kinetic, visceral style, which evolved into the chunky, powerful ’big boots’ style.
Presenting Mick McMahon’s Judge Dredd art in a format that matches the size he originally drew the pages. Using scans taken from the original art, complete stories such as “Frankenstein II”, “The Wreath Murders”, and “Dream Palace” are published alongside pages from “The Cursed Earth”, “The Day the Law Died”, “The Judge Child”, and “The Fink”, his colour 1980s Annual work is also presented in this book too, with the complete “Pinboing Wizard”, and selected pages from other colour classics.
Out: 25th October, Paperback, 144 Pages
Cyd Finlea is a photo-journalist working for the publishers Neographic. It has been a decade since she left Earth and travelled to into the deepest reassesses of outer space – otherwise known as THE OUT. Her encounters include meetings with strange alien societies and ex-pat humans, an experience that she shares with her trusty sentient backpack… This exciting, first volume introduces a brand new world introduced recently in the pages of 2000AD, with an intriguing new female lead brilliantly executed by writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and featuring the inventive visuals of Mark Harrison.
I Am The Law: How Judge Dredd Predicted Our Future
Writer: Michael Molcher Cover Artist: Pye Parr
Out in Bookshops: 27th October 2022 Comic Shops: 23rd November 2022, 208 Pages
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the comic strip Judge Dredd, published in 2000AD, has predicted the changing face of policing in Britain over the last 45 years.
He is the law – and you better believe it!
Judge, jury and executioner, Judge Dredd is the brutal comic book cop policing the chaotic future urban jungle of Mega-City One, created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra and launching in the pages of 2000AD in 1977.
But what began as a sci-fi action comic quickly evolved into a searing satire on hardline, militarised policing and ‘law and order’ politics, its endless inventiveness and ironic humour acting as a prophetic warning about our world today – and with important lessons for our future.
Blending comic book history with contemporary radical theories on policing, I Am The Law takes key Dreddstories from the last 45 years and demonstrates how they provide a unique wake up call about our gradual, and not so gradual, slide towards authoritarian policing.
From the politicisation of policing to ‘zero tolerance’, from violent suppression of protest to the rise of the surveillance state, I Am The Law examines how a comic book warned us about the chilling endgame of today’s ‘law and order’ politics.
Michael Molcher is a journalist, publicist, and podcaster. Previously a local newspaper reporter and then a government shill, he has been the publicity manager for 2000AD for more than a decade. He has written extensively about comics for SFX, Comic Heroes, politics.co.uk, 2000AD, and the Judge Dredd Megazine, and has interviewed in-depth many of the writers and artists who have worked for 2000AD over its forty-five year history.
Between 2015 and 2018 he produced an extensive series of critical pieces on Judge Dredd for Hachette Partwork’s Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection series.
Tales from the Black Museum Volume 2 (digital)
Out: 2nd November 2022, 104 Pages
Welcome back, ghoulish guests, to the Mega-City One’s Black Museum, where relics from the most gruesome, horrific crimes are put on display. In this second volume of terrifying tales from the vaults, chilling creators Michael Carroll, Arthur Wyatt, Alec Worley, Vince Locke, Tiernen Trevallion, P.J. Holden and more take you through the grislest, most inexplicable crimes in the Justice Department’s history!
Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular 2022
Writers: Various Artists: Various
Out: 9th November 2022
Hauntingly good all ages monster mayhem continues in this comic anthology made for Halloween! Put on a scary costume, settle down with some candy and check out the super stories we have to offer in the latest spooktacular!
Mildew Manor comes under threat when Frankie Stein and Drudge accidentally create a giant monster pumpkin; in “Hell’s Angel”, the local demons try to stop Helly from ruining their Halloween; Billy Farmer comes face to face with his long lost sister in “The Leopard from Lime Street”; the Steel Commando and Johnny Future square off against the deadly Mark II robot; Kid Kong gets into some trouble when out trick-or-treating, plus lots more!
The Steel Claw: Reign of the Brain
Writer: Tom Tully Art: Jesus Blasco
Out: 10th November 2022, Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover), 112 Pages
The second collection of the sci-fi classic, the Steel Claw collects writer Tom Tully’s first two stories originally published in the comic Valiant between 1963 and 1964, featuring the stunning, realistic black and white art of Spanish comics’ legend Jesus Blasco.
The collection includes an introduction by downthetubes publisher, comics writer and editor, John Freeman.
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Department K: Interdimensional Investigators
Out: 10th November 2022, Paperback, 80 Pages
Tech Whizz Cadet Afua is the newest intern at Mega-City One’s Department K. A team made up of geeks, robots and misfits, their job is to protect our dimension at all costs! For beyond the fabric of reality lies a multitude of multiverses and monsters, determined to reach our world. But when a routine mission goes wrong, Afua and her new team become stranded in a different dimension. If Afua is to survive – let alone pass – this internship, she’ll have to find her way home from the furthest corners of the multiverse.
Brink Volume Five
by Dan Abnett (Writer), INJ Culbard (Artist, Contributor)
Out: 24th November 2022, Paperback, 128 Pages
The fifth volume of the best-selling sci-fi detective series – Agent Brinkmann’s death is investigated by a journalist who uncovers more than he initially suspected.
The year is 2096 and Earth has been reduced to an uninhabited wasteland. What was left of humanity was evacuated into overpopulated space stations, or ‘Habitats’.
Nolan Maslow, a journalist working for The Herald, is investigating the death of HSD agent Brinkmann and the sect that has infiltrated the maintenance workers of Ludmilla Habitat. He will find out that even his most outrageous theories cannot encompass what is actually happening behind the scenes of the habitat.
Taking place during the events of Brink Book One, this graphic novel adds extra layers to the story of Bridget Kurtis and her ongoing fight against the forces which are haunting the remains of humanity and driving them to madness.
Dan Abnett is a seven-times New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, volumes of the million-selling Horus Heresy series, The Silent Stars Go By (Doctor Who), Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy, The Avengers: Everybody Wants To Rule The World, The Wield, Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero, and Embedded. In comics, he is known for his work on The Legion of Super-Heroes, Aquaman, The Titans, Nova, Wild’s End, and The New Deadwardians. His 2008 run on The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movie.
A regular contributor to 2000AD, he is the creator of series including “Grey Area”, “Lawless”, “Brink”, “Kingdom” and “Sinister Dexter”. He has also written extensively for the games industry, including Shadow of Mordor and Alien: Isolation. Dan lives and works in the UK.
INJ Culbard is an award-winning artist and writer. He has had work published by SelfMadeHero, Dark Horse comics, Vertigo and BOOM! Studios. He first started working with Ian Edginton on adaptations for SelfMadeHero of The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four, and The Valley of Fear. He has also worked with Dan Abnett on original series such as The New Deadwardians (Vertigo), Dark Ages (Dark Horse Comics), and Wild’s End (BOOM! Studios). And lastly he has worked with Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer on the original graphic novel, Deadbeats (SelfMadeHero). He has produced a number of his own adaptations for SelfMadeHero including The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Shadow Out of Time, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, At the Mountains of Madness and his first solo original graphic novel, Celeste.
Strontium Dog: The Son
Out: 24th November 2022, Paperback, 128 Pages
Carlos Ezquerra’s final work on the character he co-created for Starlord in 1978. In The Son, Johnny Alpha is assigned to mentor Kenton Sternhammer, one of the new recruits to the ranks of the Strontium Dogs. Johnny knows that Kenton Sternhammer is his old partner Wulf’s offspring and while Kenton understandably wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, Johnny is reluctant to allow it, knowing the fate that has befallen many a Strontium Dog, including Wulf, a death which still eats away at Johnny’s conscience.
Karl the Viking – Volume Two: The Voyage of the Sea Raiders
By Michael Moorcock (Writer) and Don Lawrence (Artist)
Out: 8th December 2022, Paperback (plus Treasury of British Comics webshop exclusive hardcover), 256 Pages
In the second, and concluding, volume of Karl the Viking, the brave Briton takes the fight even further abroad than before as he and his band of warriors battle against the rival viking Gefion One-Eye in Africa, become mercenaries in a violent dispute between treacherous Russian tribes, and survive against fantastical and unnatural sea monsters.
“Karl the Viking” is the series which made Don Lawrence’s reputation, and it was on this basis that he was hired to revolutionise painted comic art with “The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire”.
This volume also contains stories written by Michael Moorcock penned when he was just beginning to create the adventures of Elric.
Out: 8th December 2022, Paperback, 160 Pages
Finn is a cab driver by day, and a witch by night, part of a coven dedicated to protecting humanity from the agents of the old ‘Great Ones’, the ancient intergalactic beings who separated humanity from their beastly nature, and have maintained control ever since. These arcane and anarchic adventures from Pat Mills, Tony Skinner, Jim Elston, Kevin Wicks, and Liam Sharp are collected for the first time.
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Lots of excellent collections coming our way, but where is the Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire vol.4..?
Hey, hey, don’t panic! This checklist is at an early stage as of July 2021 – with only “Karl the Viking” and “Kelly’s Eye” announced so far as just part of the Treasury of British Comics releases. But readers have been asking for a guide to Rebellion’s 45th anniversary projects, so I thought it best to start an easily-found page now, rather than later.
Since Trigan Empire is so successful (and Karl the Viking will easily ride that success too I’d say, as it is an excellent story), I wonder if the next logical follow-ups might be Bala the Briton (from Jet) or Wrath of the Gods (from Boys’ World)?
Good choices. I always look forward to learning what the full line-up of new collections will be, and I think Rebellion’s licensing of reprint rights to companies like Hibernia Comics and Book Palace further aids the cause of bringing long overlooked classic material back into print.