Indigo Prime returns to 2000AD, Death Wish collection out in book shops today!

2000AD Prog 2139 - Cover2000AD Prog 2139 crashed into your newsagents yesterday, with an all-new “Indigo Prime” tale debuting this issue – and officially on sale today in all good book shops is Death Wish, a collection from Rebellion of the strip created by writer Barrie Tomlinson and artist Vanyo.

“Death Wish” first appeared in the short-lived Speed comic in 1990, moving to Tiger and, later, Eagle. The story centres on Blake Edmonds, a man who had it all: fame, money, looks… and then the world-famous F1 driver suffered a terrible accident, which left him hideously disfigured. Fashioning a mask to hide his terrible visage, Edmonds has taken on a new career as a stuntman, flirting with death on a regular basis.

The character was revived last year by Simon Furman and Simon Coleby for the first The Vigliant tale.

Run by Clive Vista and Major Arcana, Indigo Prime is a company that manages the multiverse, its teams of Imagineers, Seamsters, Glancers, Sceneshifters and more – all recruited post-death – responsible for the infinite number of parallel realities. The inter-dimensional troubleshooters latest story arc for 2000AD is  “Fall of the House of Vista” by Kek-W and Lee Carter, picking up almost straight away from where we left off at the close of “A Dying Art” back in Prog 2058. The new arc hist the ground running with mind-numbing force and shocks for the ‘team’ – and the art is fantastic on this one.

Meanwhile, over in “Absalom“, things also get weirder and weirder and artist Tiernen Trevallion cranks up his superb creepy imagery to the maximum, perfectly bringing out the very best of Gordon Rennie’s horror adventure. Oh, and kudos to Simon Davis on “Thistlebone“, too – his stunning art on this horror story by TC Eglington, set in a far from normal English village gets more unsettling with every passing issue!

• 2000AD is online at 2000ad.com – and don’t forget Judge Dredd Megazine 409 is on sale now, too – don’t miss  out on the conclusion of the brilliant Starlord reprint, “Mind Wars”!

• Pre-order Death Wish Volume One from Amazon (affiliate link – using this helps support downthetubes, thank you)

Judge Dredd: The Samaritan (Part 4)
Script: Kenneth Niemand Art:  Staz Johnson Colour: Chris Blythe Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 million citizens, this violent urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Unemployment is rife, boredom endemic, and crime is rampant. Only the Judges — future law officers empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd — he is the Law! Despite the resources that Justice Department has to hand, there are still some perps that evade capture — one such felon is The Samaritan…

2000AD Prog 2139 -Judge Dredd

Indigo Prime: Fall of the House of Vista (Part 1)
Script: Kek-W Art: Lee Carter Lettering: Ellie de Ville

The multiverse. There are an infinite number of parallel realities, and all need managing in case of dimensional instability. This is where Indigo Prime comes in, the multiverse’s troubleshooters, whose agents — recruited post-death — are trained to deal with space/time catastrophes. Now, following the Christhulhu event, in which Major Arcana forced the Lanzer Corporation into the open, IP’s HQ is breaking apart..

2000AD Prog 2139 - Indigo Prime

Anderson – Psi-Division: Martyrs (Part 3)
Writer: Emma Beeby Art: Aneke Colour: Barbara Nosenzo Letters: Simon Bowland

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, mindreading to astral projection, its operatives deal with all manner of paranormal crimes. Cassandra Anderson is Psi-Div’s top telepath, and has been responsible for saving the city on many occasions. But right now she’s trying save the possessed Karyn…

2000AD Prog 2139 - Anderson

Absalom: Terminal Diagnosis Book 02 (Part 4)
Script: Gordon Rennie Art:  Tiernen Trevallion Letters: Ellie de Ville

UK, 2017. Inspector Harry Absalom is an old-school copper — curmudgeonly antiauthoritarian, he’s been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from inoperable cancer, he’s the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the 16th century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell. Now, he’s leading a unit that is storming The Mills, a stronghold of the demonic Rathborne family, to rescue his grandchildren, fully aware that this could get them all killed…

2000AD Prog 2139 - Absalom

Thistlebone (Part 5)
Script: T. C. Eglington Art:  Simon Davis Letters: Annie Parkhouse

England, 2019. The secluded rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past — that years earlier, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it hosted a cult that was seeking to escape civilisation and find purity in the old ways, namely worshipping an ancient deity called Thistlebone. Led by the charismatic Jasper Hillman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the point where they held the young Avril Eason captive with the intention of sacrificing her. But Avril escaped…

2000AD Prog 2139 - Thistlebone

• 2000AD is online at 2000ad.com – and don’t forget Judge Dredd Megazine 409 is on sale now, too – don’t miss  out on the conclusion of the brilliant Starlord reprint, “Mind Wars”!

ON SALE SOON FROM REBELLION

Death Wish Volume 1 - Best WishesDeath Wish – 11th July
Digest – Judge Dredd: Ghost Town – 25th July
Leo Baxendale’s Sweeny Toddler – 25th July
Roy of the Rovers: Best of the 1950s – 25th July
Operation: Overlord #3 – 31st July

The Complete Future Shocks Volume 2 – 7th August
The Vigilant: Legacy – 14th August
Best of Steel Commando – 22nd August
Roy of the Rovers: Best of the 1960s – 22nd August
Operation: Overlord #4 – 28th August

Scarlet Traces: A War of the Worlds Anthology – 5th September
Grey Area: A Long Way Home – 5th September
Judge Dredd: The Small House – 5th September
Wildcat 2: Loner – 5th September
Roy of the Rovers 65th Anniversary Special – 11th September
Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files 17 (US) – 17th September

Misty Presents The Jordi Badia Romero CollectionDr Mesmer’s Revenge – 3rd October
Scream & Misty Presents 13th Floor Special – 16th October
Absalom 3: Terminal Diagnosis – 17th October
Misty Presents The Jordi Badia Romero Collection – 17th October

Operation Overlord (Graphic Novel) – 14th November
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 34 – 14th November
Ken Reid’s World Wide Weirdies Volume 1 – 28th November
The Dark Judges – The Fall of Deadworld Book Two – 28th November

The Complete Judge Dredd Case Files 18 (US) – 3rd December

• 2000AD is online at 2000ad.com 



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