2000AD’s Prog 2000 Signing Day – Full Details

2000AD Prog 2000 Newsstand Cover by Cliff Robinson
2000AD Prog 2000 Cover by Glenn Fabry

As it prepares to celebrate its 2,000th Prog, 2000AD has announced a special Prog 2000 Signing Day!

To mark 2000 issues of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, there will be signings across the globe with some of the comics’ top creators, from Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner and legendary artists such as Mick McMahon, Colin MacNeil, Boo Cook, and Steve Yeowell to newer creators such as Leah Moore, John Reppion, Leigh Gallagher and Tom Foster.

There are also international signings in Dublin and Los Angeles to mark this milestone issue, which hits stores on 28th September 2016.

When: Saturday 1st October at 1.00pm

Where: London, Eastbourne, Shrewsbury, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin, and Los Angeles

2000 AD Prog 2000 promises to be a landmark issue for the UK’s longest running SF comic, with comic book superstars Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon,  Dave Gibbons, and Kevin O’Neill set to return to its pages for the first time in years for a 48-page celebration bonanza!

The full list of signings

Rufus Dayglo
Rufus Dayglo

GOSH COMICS
1 Berwick Street, London W1

With Peter Milligan and Rufus Dayglo

FORBIDDEN PLANET
179 Shaftsbury Avenue, London WC2

With Clint Langley, Alec Worley, Ben Willsher, Rob Williams and Frazer Irving

Boo Cook
Boo Cook

SCORCH! COMICS
Unit N, The Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Roundabout, Eastbourne BN21

Chris Weston, Mike McMahon, Tom Eglington, Boo Cook and Simon Davis

INFINITY & BEYOND, SHREWSBURY
Unit 25 Middle Mall, Charles Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury SY1

With John Wagner, Ian Edginton and Phil Winslade

TRAVELLNG MAN
4 Dale Street, Manchester M1

With Steve Yeowell, Andy Diggle, Leah Moore, John Reppion and Leigh Gallagher

 

Alan GrantWATERSTONES WEST END
128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2

With Alan Grant, Tom Foster, Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby and Colin MacNeil

 BIG BANG COMICS, DUBLIN
Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Rd, Dundrum, Dublin

With Michael Carroll and Eoin Coveney 

MELTDOWN COMICS, LOS ANGELES
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, United States

With Chris Burnham

Bolland (Batman: The Killing Joke), McMahon (The Last American),  Gibbons (Watchmen), and O’Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) are just some of the incredible talent to return for Prog 2000, which will feature the first sequential comics work by Bolland for 2000 AD since 1987, as well as a brand new series by Peter Milligan (X-StatixHellblazer) and a poster featuring specially commissioned artwork.

First hitting the racks in 1977, the cult UK sci-fi anthology title quickly became a globally influential bestseller, launching the careers of some of the industry’s most famous talents and proving instrumental in shaping contemporary comics.

Prog 2000 will be available with three variant covers – newsstand customers will be able to choose between covers by Cliff Robinson and Chris Burnham, while a special Glenn Fabry wraparound cover will be exclusively available through comic book stores via Diamond Distribution.

Comic book stores using Diamond will also be able to take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free offer to double their offering for what will be a highly sought after issue.

The incredible line-up for Prog 2000 includes:

  • A special one-off Judge Dreddstory from creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra
  • Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill reunite for a special Nemesis the Warlockstory
  • Psi-Judge Anderson has another psychic case from Alan Grant and David Roach
  • Sinister Dexterhit the road, courtesy of Dan Abnett and Mark Sexton
  • A mysterious prisoner has a tale to tell in Rogue Trooper: Ghosts of Nu Earthby Gordon Rennie and Richard Elson
  • Brand-new identity-theft thriller Counterfeit Girlby Peter Milligan and Rufus Dayglo debuts.
  • Plus, interlude pages from Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon, Dave Gibbons, Robin Smith, and more.

2000 AD Prog 2000 will be available from UK comic book stores and newsagents on 28 September, as well as from North American comic book stores via Diamond Distribution, and in print and digital from the 2000 AD online shop and apps.

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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