Rebellion’s upcoming “Battle” and “Misty and Scream!” Specials teased

As we’ve previously detailed, Rebellion have several Treasury of British Comics Specials out this year, with their Action 2020 and Cor!! Buster titles still available. The publisher has now unveiled its covers for this year’s Misty & Scream! Special by Andrea Bulgarelli and the Battle (of Britain) Special cover by Nelson Daniel.

Out on out 19th September, the Battle (of Britain) Special is a 100-pages spectacular marking the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, with brand new work by Dan Abnett, Keith Burns, Jimmy Broxton, Alex De Campi, Garth Ennis, Glenn Fabry, Alan Grant, Alan Hebden, PJ Holden, Staz Johnson, Brett McKee, Tom Paterson, Karl Stock, Lew Stringer and Rob Williams.

Battle (of Britain) Special 2020 Cover by Nelson Daniel

Chilean artist Nelson Daniel‘s many credits include Detective Pikachu, Clue, D&D, String Divers, “Judge Dredd”, Road Rage, and much, much more.

Misty & Scream! Special 2020 Cover by Andrea Bulgarelli

Following the success of previous fright-filled outings, the Misty & Scream! Special is due for release on 30th September. Two of Britain’s best loved comics reunite again for an anthology of brand new tales that are guaranteed to terrify and entertain you – courtesy of a coven of creators, including Kek-W, Simon Coleby, Vincenzo Riccardi, Cavan Scott, Alec Worley, DaNi, and many more.

Italian artist Andrea Bulgarelli has been working in comics since 1990, initially for various fanzines. His credits include work on Italian comics such as Calavera and Suspiria, in addition to plenty of cover work.

Ahead of these eagerly-anticipated releases later in the year from Rebellion, there are plenty more delights brought up to date from featuring characters and strips from Rebellion’s huge archives, beginning with the Smash! Special, out on 27th May.

SMASH! Special 2020 - Cover

Featuring some of the most original and unusual caped crusaders you’ll ever encounter, this 64-page special features super-villain-turned-hero The Spider by Rob Williams and John McCrea, supercharged secret agent The Steel Claw by Charlie Higson and Charlie Adlard, Cursitor Doom by Maura McHugh and Andreas Butzbach, the ‘Missing Link’ who became the man of the future Johnny Future by Tom Raney, giant robot ape Mytek the Mighty by Suyi Davies Okungbowa and Anand Radhakrishnan, “Thunderbolt” by Helen O’Hara, and The House of Dolmann by Simon Furman and Chris Weston.

A sneak peek at "The House of Dolmann" by Simon Furman and Chris Weston in the Smash! Special 2020
A sneak peek at “The House of Dolmann” by Simon Furman and Chris Weston in the Smash! Special 2020

Chris Weston has teased a panel of “House of Dolmann” on Twitter, while writer Rob Williams offered a teaser of a page of art from his The Spider strip featuring art by John McCrea.

Art from "The Spider" strip by John McCrea for the upcoming Smash! Special, script by Rob Williams
Art from “The Spider” strip by John McCrea for the upcoming Smash! Special, script by Rob Williams

John himself kindly gave us a sneak peek of how The Spider would look with a tantalising warm up sketch back in October last year!

"The Spider" warm-up sketch by John McCrea
“The Spider” warm-up sketch by John McCrea

Also on their way is a Roy of the Rovers Euro 2020 Special in June – despite a lack of football action in the real world right now, so that should salve the pain a little at least; the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special: Twenty Years of Rebellion (24th June); and the Tammy & Jinty Special (29th July 2020).

All the Treasury of British Specials will be on available from newsagents and by order from comic shops, and digital editions will also be available

Let’s not forget the collections from the Treasury of British Comics, either. Johnny Future (reviewed by Peter Duncan here) was the most recent release and has gone down a storm with fans old and new. But there’s plenty more to savour, including, of course, Masters of British Comic Art by David Roach, which is just an absolute delight of a history of British comics you really should not be without

The Complete Johnny Future

Incoming: 2000AD, Treasury of British Collections and Specials – 2020 – 2021

• The Action 2020 Special is available now from the Treasury of British Comics Web Shop |Read a review by Moose Harris | Read a review by Luke Williams

• The Cor!! Buster Special is available now from the Treasury of British Comics Web Shop

Pre-order the Smash! Special 2020 here from Rebellion

Order your Specials and classic collections direct from the Treasury of British Comics web shop

• Andrea Bulgarelli is online at andreabulgarelliart.jimdofree.com | Facebook | Twitter

• Nelson Daniel is online at deviantart.com/nelsondaniel | Twitter

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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    i would prefer to see a monthly magazine reprinting battle something along the lines of the nineties reprint mag best of 2000ad than see new stuff.

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