It’s a bumper week for releases from Rebellion, with not only 2000AD but the new Monster Fun, too, on sale in newsagents and comic shops – and several new collections, too, so let’s crack on and give you the intel!
2000AD Prog 2361
Cover: John McCrea / Mike Spicer (Colour)
Judge Dredd: Clanker by Kenneth Niemand (Writer) Nick Dyer (Artist) John Charles (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Mega-City One, 2145 AD. Home to over 200 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only future cops the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! An unknown extra-dimensional entity has possessed city machinery in a bid to take control…
Helium: Scorched Earth by Ian Edginton (Writer) D’Israeli (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
The far future. It has been three hundred years since the Great War ended, and eighty five per cent of the Earth’s surface now lies beneath a vast gaseous ocean known as the Poison Belt — a toxic cocktail of biological weapons. The survivors live above the lethal fugue, but a professor named Bloom has emerged, claiming he can make the planet habitable again. Young Constable Hodge was tasked with protecting him…
The Devil’s Railroad by Peter Milligan (Writer) Rufus Dayglo (Artist) Jose Villarrubia (Colourist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
Planet Diaspora X-167, in the Earth year of 3038. This is a world that has been ravaged by war, a conflict that sees no sign of ending despite years of death and destruction. As the survivors living amongst the ruins become used to the daily bombings, for one couple, Palamon and Constance, it is time to escape the carnage. If they’re to seek a new life, they must take a risky journey…
Enemy Earth Book III by Cavan Scott (Writer) Luke Horsman (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
The near future. Mother Nature has turned against the people that live upon the Earth’s surface. Now, the planet’s flora and fauna have mutated and are viciously attacking humanity. As society crumbles, and survivors seek safety, young Zoe, who has lost her own family, has rescued Jules, who’s the prime minister’s son. Now, the pair have been reunited with the PM, and they’re journeying to India…
Feral & Foe: Bad Godesberg by Dan Abnett (Writer) Richard Elson (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
It’s been over five years since the Last-of-All-War, when the Monarchy succeeded in defeating the Malign Lord. With their leader dead, his minions are scattered, fleeing retribution from the Wretchfinders. Necromancer Bode and warrior Wrath are two such beings, and were offered a deal — hunt and kill their own kind or be declared FERAL & FOE. So now they’re in the bounty-hunting business…
Monster Fun #14
Cover: Chris Garbutt
Tis the season to be jolly… scared!
The Monster Fun Christmas Special is here again, bringing readers the gift of 32 pages of comics, competitions, and gags to entertain and inspire over the holiday period!
Not only is there the return of Kid Kong, Hell’s Angel, Gums, Witch Vs Warlock, Space Invaded! but this issue also sees the introduction of Peaches Jones, the globe-trotting 14-year-old meeting monsters from all over the world in Peaches’ Creatures, and making their debut in this Christmas issue is Rex Power, the Tyrannosaurus Rex from space!
2000AD Art of Mick McMahon: Apex Edition
The 2000AD Art of Mick McMahon: Apex Edition is a gloriously oversized collection of some of McMahon’s best pages from the weekly comic. His legendary work on Slaine is showcased with art from “Warriors Dawn”, “Heroes Blood”, and the incredible “Sky Chariots”. Also represented here are his “Ro-Busters” and “A.B.C. Warriors” eras, the climactic pages from “Judge Dredd: The Return of Rico”, the entirety of “Superbean”, and the complete opening episode of “The V.C.’s”, along with his V.C. character designs which were used by Cam Kennedy and Garry Leach for artistic continuity.
The concluding section of this book exhibits colour pages from his Judge Dredd Annual stories, including the complete “The Fear that Made Milwaukee Famous”, and select pages from throughout The Last American.
Fiends of the Eastern Front
by Carlos Ezquerra and Gerry Finley-Day
Out: 6th December 2023
Paperback | 176 Pages | ISBN: 978-1781087749
A luxury omnibus of classic supernatural war stories from the Golden Age of comics – expanded and updated in definitive edition!
Buried deep underground are the remains of Wehrmacht soldier, Hans Schmitt, and his diary, which journals his eerie encounter with the Romanian Captain Constanta and his platoon of blood-sucking freaks! Back in 1943, with the Russians willing to fight until their last man in order to defend Stalingrad, Panzergrenadier Richter discovers Constanta’s secret and learns than sometimes your allies can be just as dangerous as the enemy!
Featuring the breathtaking art of Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd) and Colin MacNeil (America, Chopper: Song of the Surfer), with stories from Gerry Finley Day (Rogue Trooper), David Bishop (Thrill-Power Overload), and recent classics from Ian Edginton (Stickleback, Scarlet Traces), Dave Kendall (Fall of Deadworld).
Nemesis the Warlock – The Definitive Edition, Volume 1
By Pat Mills, Kevin O’Neill and Jesus Redondo
Out: 6th December 2023
Paperback | 160 Pages | 978-1837860104
Long regarded as one of the crown-jewel epics from the pages of 2000AD, at long last Nemesis the Warlock is back in print and better than ever in a brand-new series of definitive editions. Written by Pat Mills (Marshal Law) and drawn by Kevin O’Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), this definitive series is a collection of the complete storyline in order, and features development sketches showing the evolution of Nemesis and the Blitzspear.
Termight is the ruling planet of a cruel galactic empire led by the diabolical Torquemada, a twisted human despot intent on purging all alien life from the galaxy and punishing the deviants. His motto: Be pure! Be vigilant! Behave! Against his tyrannical rule, resistance rises in the form of devilish-looking alien warlock Nemesis, who represents everything that Torquemada hates and fears. Together, Nemesis and Torquemada are locked in a duel which will affect their fate and the fate of humanity itself as their conflict spans time and space!
They were the new frontiersmen – men and women who hated life in Mega-City One so much that they were willing to travel 2000 kilometres across the radiated desert known as the ‘Cursed Earth’ in order to start a new life. The chances of reaching the new territories are slim – the hostile environment is full of danger, including acid rain downpours, killer viruses, mutants and herds of hungry dinosaurs! To increase their chances of survival, Helltrekkers set off in large convoys. But sometimes fellow travellers can cause just as many problems as the threats from outside.
Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, The Helltrekkers is a monumental survival story and one of the earliest Dreddverse spin-off strips.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.