2000AD 45th Anniversary Cover Revealed, out in February

Rebellion has revealed the cover of 2000AD Prog 2270 by Brian Bolland, a bumper issue on sale next February to celebrate 45 years of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.

2000AD Prog 2270 by Brian Bolland

2000AD marks four and a half decades of comics with a special bumper Prog, complete with cover by Brian Bolland (Camelot 3000, Batman: The Killing Joke) plus the launch of the 2000AD Encyclopedia, packed with information about the title’s galaxy of characters and series.

In the bumper Prog 2270, on sale from 23rd February 2022, 2000AD celebrates its 45th anniversary with the start of two new stories – “Judge Dredd: The Citadel”, a searing return to the Apocalypse War, and “Brink: Mercury Retrograde”, the stunning new chapter in the SF-horror drama. Plus, bonus “Indigo Prime” and Tharg stories, and more.

Judge Dredd Megazine 441 Cover Art

Judge Dredd Megazine won’t be missing out on the celebrations, either. In Issue 441, with a cover by Ben Willsher, the future lawman leads a team to the Pan-African enclave of Profundia but there are factions that want them dead in Praise Zort!; something inhuman lurks beneath Badrock in “Lawless: Ballots Over”; Goya faces a race against time to find her family’s killers in “Death Cap”; Armitage gets closer to the corruption at the heart of Brit-Cit Justice Dept in “Diamond Dogs III”; and Zane has no choice but to get involved in the skysurfer movie in “Surfer”. Plus there’s the usual interviews, features, and in the bagged graphic novel, Hawk the Slayer’s epic adventure continues from Garth Ennis and Henry Flint.

February 2022 Rebellion Releases

All these are available to order from comic book stores from Diamond Distribution’s Previews magazine, which is out now

Celebrating 45 years of unbeatable Thrill-power, these are the zarjaz titles coming from Rebellion this February – available to order from Diamond. If you want to order any of these titles through your local comic book shop, you must place your order by 23 December.

2000AD PROGS 2267-2270 | Diamond Code DEC211791

2267 on sale 2nd February 2022
2268 on sale 9th February 2022
2269 on sale 16th February 2022
2270 on sale 23rd February 2022

Pack arrives in North American stores 23rd March 2022

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! Proteus Vex takes on the alliance in “Desire Paths”; the Shadow Creatures infiltrate The Order in “Fantastic Voyage”; the world’s only hope lies with an Orc in Kingmaker: “Falls the Shadow”; and nineteenth-century Paris comes under attack by an interdimensional menace in “Saphir: Liaisons Dangereuses”.

Then, in the bumper Prog 2270, 2000AD celebrates its 45th anniversary with the start of two new stories.

JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE 441| Diamond Code DEC211792

On sale 16th February 2022 (UK) 16th March 2022 (North America) | 64pp (+ bagged 64pp graphic novel), monthly, £5.99 / $10.99

Rebellion Book Releases

JUDGE DREDD BY BRIAN BOLLAND APEX EDITION| Diamond Code OCT211698

Pre-order the Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition from Forbidden Planet here (Affiliate Link)

On Sale 15th February 2022 (UK) 16th March (North America)
£65 / $90
Pages: 144 // Oversized hardcover

The Judge Dredd art of Brian Bolland is regarded as some of the greatest comic art of the 1980s, and helped catapult both the series and Brian Bolland himself to international acclaim, leading him to work on such titles as Camelot 3000 and Batman: The Killing Joke.

His incredible black and white art is showcased in this deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition featuring new high-resolution scans of his original art from 2000AD, showing Bolland’s delicate inking brushwork in unprecedented detail, as well as the titles and word balloons placed over it at the time by IPC’s art team. It promises to be an unmissable collection for fans of comics and of fine art.

THE 2000AD ENCYCLOPEDIA | Diamond Code TBC | Pre-order from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

ISBN: 9781786184658
25 November 2021
£19.99 / $24.99
Pages: 256 // Hardcover

From A.B.C. Warriors to Zenith! Meticulously researched and compiled for comics fans everywhere, the 2000AD Encyclopedia, compiled by Scott Montgomery, is the essential fact compendium to the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

What are the essential Judge Dredd stories? In which progs did The Ballad of Halo Jones run? What year was the first appearance of Nemesis the Warlock? Just who are the Thrillsuckers? Look no further, Earthlets! Every strip and major character from 2000AD’s trailblazing 45 year history is catalogued and detailed, accompanied by stunning artwork and illustrations. With this show-stopping hardcover collection, must-read characters and storylines from across the cosmos are at your fingertips!

THE SPIDER – CRIME UNLIMITED | Diamond Code: TBC | Pre-order from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

ISBN: 9781786185617
On Sale 15th February 2022
£39.99 / $50
Pages: 336 // Hardcover

The first collection of the Spider stories originally published as part of the Picture Library series, these long-lost and fast-paced pulp adventure stories have never been reprinted before, written by Jerry Siegel (co-creator of Superman) and Donne Avenell (Picture Library: Battle Stations, Dr Mesmer’s Revenge).

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.

Check out our list of 2000AD and Treasury of British Comic collection releases for 2022 – what has been announced so far (more to come!)

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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