Superheroes as gods and privatised demon-hunters! 2000AD announces new digital-first releases 

Caballistics Inc.

Two of 2000AD’s most popular strips from the past 13 years are to be collected in their entirety for the first time.

The Ten-Seconders and Caballistics Inc. have been fully collected in new digital-first editions available from 2000AD’s webshop, and Apple and Android apps.

Featuring work by Rob Williams (Martian Manhunter, Cla$$war), Ben Oliver (X-Men, Batman/Superman), Gordon Rennie (Department of Monsterology) and Dom Reardon (Anthony Horowitz’s Raven’s Gate), both fan favourite series have had previous print collections, but these new digital-first editions include their uncollected finales and bring together both series in their entirety.

Ben Smith, head of comics and books for Rebellion Publishing, said: “Finding new ways to share the vast 2000AD back catalogue has been one of the greatest benefits to developing and maintaining our comics app and web platform. Having the freedom to experiment and add to the burgeoning publishing list with these digital first editions means we can react to reader demand and share ever more from the archives.”

The Ten Seconders

The Ten-Seconders sees humanity destroyed by a race of super-powered beings who now rule the world as gods. Against them are a rag-tag band of survivors, dubbed ‘The Ten Seconders’ in reference to their average life expectancy in battle.

Featuring art by Oliver, as well as Mark Harrison (Durham Red), Dom Reardon (Alex Rider), Shaun Thomas (Judge Dredd), Edmund Bagwell (Indigo Prime), and Ben Willsher (Judge Dredd), this 217-page digital edition collects the entire series, including the previously uncollected epic series finale “Godsend”.

Gordon Rennie and Dom Reardon’s Caballistics Inc. mixes geek culture with Forteana and gothic horror as Department Q, set up to defeat the Nazis in occult warfare, is privatised. Bought by reclusive millionaire rock star Ethan Kostabi, and rebranded as Caballistics, Inc., the team must not only face the forces of the supernatural but also the dark secrets at the very heart of their organisation.

One of the most striking series 2000AD has published, thanks in large part to Reardon’s stunning black and white art, this collection completes the gripping tale of intrigue and the occult for the first time in a 345-page digital collection that includes the never-before-reprinted last stories, “Ashes” and “The Nativity”.

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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