As the countdown to the launch of Rebellion’s new 12-issue Best of 2000 AD title continues, here’s all four covers for the first issues, revealed last year – but perhaps you need further encouragement to pre-order from your Local Comic Shop…
Superstar artists Becky Cloonan (Punisher), Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) are the among the big names to be announced on cover duties for Rebellion’s Best of 2000 AD, the new series debuting in April 2020.
The trio join issue #1’s cover artist Jamie McKelvie, with brand new covers featuring the world-famous future lawman, Judge Dredd.
The covers represent Cloonan and Henderson’s first work for 2000 AD.
Charlie Adlard began his career on the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD but last worked on them in 2007.
Launching in April 2020, Best of 2000 AD is intended as the ultimate 2000 AD mix-tape – an anthology of full-colour stories specially chosen to be accessible to a whole new generation of comic readers who may never have picked up 2000 AD in its traditional format.
The first new major monthly title from the British publisher in almost 30 years, the first 100-page issue will be headlined by a self-contained 48-page Judge Dredd adventure and supported by three of the stand-out series from the ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, primarily focusing on the critically-acclaimed Rebellion era.
The title boasts brand-new covers from an all-star line-up of New York Times best-selling and Eisner award-winning artists.
The entire 12-issue volume will feature design by highly-acclaimed designer Tom Muller (House of X/Powers of X).
• Best of 2000 AD #1 will be available from comic book stores in April 2020
BEST OF 2000 AD – PUBLICATION DATES
• Best of 2000 AD #1 Jamie McKelvie – on sale 29 April 2020
• Best of 2000 AD #2 Becky Cloonan – on sale 27 May 2020
• Best of 2000 AD #3 Charlie Adlard – on sale 24 June 2020
• Best of 2000 AD #4 Erica Henderson – on sale 29 July 2020
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.