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