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
1 Berwick Street, London W1
With Peter Milligan and Rufus Dayglo
179 Shaftsbury Avenue, London WC2
With Clint Langley, Alec Worley, Ben Willsher, Rob Williams and Frazer Irving
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
4 Dale Street, Manchester M1
With Steve Yeowell, Andy Diggle, Leah Moore, John Reppion and Leigh Gallagher
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-Statix, Hellblazer) 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.