2000AD has announced its latest digital-first release – the paranormal action comedy, Dandridge, collecting the adventures of Spartacus Dandridge, the comic’s best-dressed ghostfinder and the world’s first ‘spookpunk’ action hero, for the first time.
It is the next digital-first collection following the publication of the two volumes of Red Seas by Ian Edginton and Steve Yeowell earlier this year. The strip – a story full of panache and supernatural mystery – is written by Alec Worley (Age of the Wolf, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and with art from Warren Pleece (Hellblazer, Incognegro) and Jon Davis-Hunt (Judge Dredd, Transformers).
After the Victorian Spiritualist movement’s ability to capture otherworldly beings, such as ghosts, faeries and angels, ectoplasm becomes a cheap fuel alternative, bolstering the British Empire.
Dandridge was a ghostfinder at the turn of the century, hunting down rogue spooks, until he was shot dead and imprisoned. Now a spook himself, it’s 1981 and he’s finally freed from captivity.
With an Angel-tailored outfit and his loyal assistant Shelley, Dandridge must contend with all manner of spectral adversaries and dastardly goings-on!
Ben Smith, Rebellion Publishing’s head of books and comic books, said: “The ongoing success of our 2000AD app-and-web-comics brought Rebellion to the watershed moment this year when we could expand our output by launching new story collections digitally alongside our ever-expanding print list. With a vast catalogue of comics from our 38 year history we now have the chance for our dedicated digital team to bring out extra Thrill-power.”
• Dandridge is now available digitally from the 2000AD webshop, as well as from the 2000AD apps for Apple and Android devices – and when users of the shop or apps create a Rebellion ID account they can access their purchases through any other device, DRM-free