Pat Mills Zarjaz Special Planned

Zarjaz, the high quality 2000AD-inspired fan-magazine, has announced their next issue, due for release in May, will be entirely dedicated to the work of 2000AD co-creator Pat Mills.

Wrapped in a stunning Slaine cover by by Dave Kendall, whose first professional work was Psycho Killer for the 1980s version of TOXIC!, written by Pat Mills, creators for the special issue include Al Nolan, Mike Carroll, Nick Dyer, Richmond Clements, Mark Woodland, Andrew White, Ben Byrne, Bolt-01 and more.

“Being prepared for this issue are strips featuring Slaine and the ABC Warriors,” the editors have revealed via the Zarjaz and Dogbreath fanzine blog, “though who knows what can happen in future…”

Marking the news, the Zarjaz team have published a short interview with Pat, who remains optimistic about the future of the weekly comic, which he helped launch back in 2000AD and whose creations include ABC Warriors, Nemesis the Warlock and the recently-arrived Greysuit, drawn by John Higgins.

“In recent years, the comic is very much 2000AD once again,” feels Pat, “the various threats to its identity have faded away, and I think that makes all of us who care passionately about the comic feel great.” Read the interview

Zarjaz Issue 7 will be on sale at the Britiol Comics Expo
Zarjaz Issue 6 is still on sale via the Futurequake Press Shop

Dogbreath Issue 19 is still on sale via the Futurequake Press Shop

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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