“Feral & Foe” returns in this week’s 2000AD – plus, our latest Rebellion Releases 2021 checklist

2000AD Prog 2224 Cover by John McCrea

A brand new series of “Feral & Foe” by Dan Abnett and Richard Elson begins in this week’s 2000AD (Prog 2224), an issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic that should positively leap off news stand shelves thanks to its striking cover by John McCrea, coloured by Enrica Angiolini.

This great sword and sorcery series answers the question “What do you do when the dark lord you’ve been serving gets defeated by the forces of good?”.

Set five years after the Last-of-All-War, when the Monarchy succeeded in defeating the Malign Lord, his minions scattered, fleeing retribution from the Wretchfinders. Necromancer Bode and warrior Wrath are two beings previously on the losing side, offered a deal. Hunt and kill their own kind or be declared “Feral & Foe”. Now, they were thought dead in a last stand against Haggart Morn, when Bode released a malchemical bomb…

2000AD Prog 2224  - Feral & Foe

If that isn’t enough for you, then don’t miss artist Simon Davis lovely tip of the hat to BBC comedy Ghosts in “Thistlebone”!

Also out now is Judge Dredd Megazine Issue 430, which quite aside from offering some great strips, includes a wonderful tribute to the late Si Spencer, who died, unexpectedly, in February, and an interview with comic creators turned crime writers, David Bishop and Robbie Morrison.

(If you enjoy crime fiction, I read David’s City of Vengeance, set in medieval Florence against a background of court intrigue and murder, last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well plotted, crammed with action, with a cast you grow to care about, it’s the first of what will hopefully be a series. Recommended.)

2000AD Prog 2224

UK and DIGITAL: 24 March 2021 £3.10
NORTH AMERICA: 31 March 2021 $26.25 (per pack)
DIAMOND: JAN211503
COVER: John McCrea (Art) Enrica Angiolini (Colour)

• Cadet Dredd: Who Killed Captain Cookies by Kenneth Niemand (Writer) PJ Holden (Artist) Quinton Winter (c) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Home to over 160 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant and only the zero-tolerance Judges can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now the benevolent do- gooder Captain Cookies has been murdered, and super-intelligent ape Noam Chimpsky has discovered the gang responsible…

Thistlebone: Poisoned Roots by TC Eglington (Writer) Simon Davies (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Britain, 2020. It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry
accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terryifying experiences at the hands of Jasper Hillman’s Thistlebone worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. Scarred by the experience, Seema refuses to return, even when skeletons have been found amongst tree roots…

Nakka of the S.T.A.R.S by Roger Langridge (Writer) Brendan McCarthy (Artist) Len O’Grady, Brendan McCarthy (Colourists) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! The UK, sometime in the near future. Inspector Nakrosky is a veteran law-enforcement officer of the Space Taskforce Armed Response Squad, a grizzled hold-out from an age before robots, aliens and clones. Now, he’s investigating a murder at the Wisteria Tea Rooms, and has been attacked Father Chippin…

• Feral & Foe II by Dan Abnett (Writer) Richard Elson (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

• 2000AD is available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from the 2000 AD webshop and apps for iPad, Android, Windows 10

Judge Dredd Megazine Issue 430

Cover by Nick Percival

UK and DIGITAL: Out Now, released 17th March 2021 £5.99
NORTH AMERICA: 14th April 2021 $10.99
DIAMOND: JAN211504
COVER: Nick Percival


Judge Dredd: Destiny’s Child by Kenneth Niemand (Writer) Simon Coleby (Artist) Len O’Grady (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Megatropolis by Kenneth Neimand (Writer) Dave Taylor (a) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
Devlin Waugh: A Question of Trust by Aleš Kot (Writer) Mike Dowling (Artist). Simon Bowland (Letterer)
The Returners: Heartswood by Si Spencer (Writer) Nicolo Assirelli (Artist) Eva De La Cruz (Colourist)
Deliverance by David Hine (Writer) Nick Percival (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Features: Si Spencer obituary, David Bishop and Robbie Morrison interview, 2000AD audiobooks | Bagged collection: 2000AD Encyclopedia

Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop and apps for iPad, Android, Windows 10

Upcoming Rebellion Releases

April 2021 Releases

• Flesh: Midnight Cowboys (Digital Only) – 7th April 2021

• The Spider’s Syndicate of Crime – 15 April

• The Vigilant TPB – 15 April

• Thistlebone – 29 April 2021

• Check out our full guide to 2021 Rebellion releases – both 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics – here

May 2021 Releases

• Time Flies (Digital Only) – 5th May 2021

• Devlin Waugh: Blood Debt – 13 May 2021

• Fill Tilt Boogie – 13 May

• Adam Eterno – 27 May

• Check out our full guide to 2021 Rebellion releases – both 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics – here

June 2021 Releases

• Slaughter Bowl (Digital Only) – 2 June

• Roy of the Rovers: The Best of the 1980s – Who Shot Roy Race? – 10 June

• Tammy & Jinty Remixed – 10 June

• Judge Dredd: Guatemala – 22 June

• Battler Britton – War Picture Library by Hugo Pratt – 24 June

• Check out our full guide to 2021 Rebellion releases – both 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics – here

July 2021 Releases

• 2000AD Regened Vol. 2 – 06 July

Aquila Vol. 2 (Digital Only) – 7th July 2021

• The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume III – 20 July

• Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol. 37 – 22 July

August 2021 Releases

Bad City Blue (Digital Only) – Release Date: 4th August 2021

• Ken Reid’s Football Funnies: The First Half – 5 August

• Lawless Volume 3: Ashes to Ashes – 5 August

• Hershey: Disease – 17 August

• The Stainless Steel Rat – 19 August

• Essential Judge Dredd: Origins – 31 August

September 2021 Releases

• Firekind (Digital Only)

• Sláine: Dragontamer – 2 September

• Dark Judges: The Fall of Deadworld Vol. 3 – 14 September

• The Thirteenth Floor Volume 3 – 16 September

October 2021 Releases

• Black Max Volume 2 – 14 October

• Fiends of the Eastern Front – 14 October

• Megatropolis – 14 October

• Roy of the Rovers: New Digs – 28th October 2021

November 2021 Releases

• Tales from the Black Museum Volume 1 (Digital Only) – 3rd November 2021

• Judge Dredd: Dreadnoughts – 9 November

• Misty Presents: The Jaume Rumeu Collection – 11 November

• Brink Volume 4 – 23 November

• The Treasury of British Comics Presents: The Tom Paterson Collection – 25 November

December 2021 Releases

• Durham Red – Born Bad (Digital Only) – 1st December 2021

• Hellman of Hammer Force – 9 December

• Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol. 38 – 9 December

• Scarlet Traces Vol. 3 – 9 December

Check out our full guide to 2021 Rebellion releases – both 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics – here

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “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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