With 37 years of weekly issues, a whole galaxy of characters, and a constantly evolving line-up of new stories, editor Tharg often get asked by potential new readers and comic book stores when the best time to start reading 2000AD, the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’ is.
The answer? Tomorrow!
Out on 24th September, 2000AD Prog 1900 has three brand new strips by the comic’s biggest creators – and it’s the perfect issue for new readers looking to start collecting. Inside the brand new Judge Dredd cover by Greg Staples, sporting a new logo by 2000AD’s lead designer Pye Parr, Prog 1900 will feature:
- “Judge Dredd: Block Judge” – Dredd co-creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra return as Dredd takes on the problems of a single city block – but is Mega-City One’s toughest lawman up to the challenge of ‘community policing’?
- “Kingdom: Aux Drift” – by Dan Abnett and Richard Elson. In the far future, mankind has been all but destroyed and genetically-modified dogs fight giant insects in a post apocalyptic Earth. Abnett and Elson team up again to bring you the ballad of Gene the Hackman!
- Stickleback: The Thru’Penny Opera – by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli. In London at the end of the 19th Century, Stickleback is the master criminal who pulls the strings amidst the denizens of the capital’s underworld, and leads a gang of freaks, oddballs and semi-supernatural entities that have got the city under their thumb. But what is his darkest secret? And can he keep it hidden ’til the very end?
• 2000AD Prog 1900, which also features a look back at the title’s past promoted issues, will be available from all good stockists on Wednesday 24th September, as well as worldwide DRM-free digital from the 2000AD webshop and through the 2000AD iPad app. Web: www.2000adonline.com