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Out This Week: the 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

2000AD Sci-Fi Special 2018

This Wednesday (20th June) sees the release of the latest 2000AD Sci-Fi Special, crammed with new strips featuring Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper and more.

This edition is entirely created by women – from writers to artists, colourists to letterers, a unique publication in more than four decades of the legendary SF action comic.

Combining a range of new and experienced talent, published together for the first time the Spcial features fresh voices on some of 2000AD‘s most iconic characters.

Alongside creators well-known in comics such as Babs Tarr, Alex De Campi, Leah Moore, and award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Waldon, there are new talents such as Katy Rex, Liana Kangas, Abigail Bulmer and Laura Bailey.

Of the strips featured (and it’s a great mix!), my favourites are, probably, “The Hockey Sticks of Hell”, a snappy Terror Tale from writer Olivia Hicks with cracking art by Abigail Bulmer, and the Alex De Campi penned “Rogue Trooper”, with a creepy “Future Shock” from Tillie Walden set to shiver, too.

The thing with anthologies like this is that I might just read it again later today and pick a different Top Three. Call me moody!

In this Special…

JUDGE DREDD: THE FEELS
by Emma Beeby (w) Babs Tarr (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

TYRANNY REX: “DON’T FORGET TO BLAST MY CACHE”
by Katy Rex (w) Liana Kangas (a) Liana Kangas & Gab Contreras (c) Ellie De Ville (l)

ROGUE TROOPER: THE THOUSAND DAYS
by Alex De Campi (w) Sam Beck (a) Eva De La Cruz (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

FUTURE SHOCKS: DELIVERY
by Tillie Walden (w+a+l)

JUDGE DEATH: DARKNESS DESCENDS
by Leah Moore (w) Xulia Vicentes (a) Pippa Mather (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

DEMARCO, P.I.: LOVE REMAINS
by Laura Bailey (w) Dani (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

TERROR TALE: THE HOCKEY STICKS OF HELL
by Olivia Hicks (w) Abigail Bulmer (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION: SPA DAY
by Maura McHugh (w) Emma Vieceli (a) Barbara Nosenzo (c) Ellie De Ville (l)

Plus! A Judge Anderson poster by Marguerite Sauvage

• The 2000AD Sci-Fi Special is on sale in all good UK newsgents and comic shops this Wednesday (20th June 2018) (and digitally) and 11th July in North America

There’s a variant cover edition also available only from the 2000AD web shop – details here

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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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