Is the 2000AD Regened 2020 project laying the ground for a new all-ages title?

2000 AD’s all-ages special issue, 2000 AD Regened, is returning in 2020 – but this time there’s even more…

Rebellion has announced that after the huge success of this year’s 2000 AD Regened issue, Regened will take over four issues of the legendary 2000 AD in 2020, with dedicated stories suitable for all ages.

Which does of course beg the question – given that declared success, might we be a step nearer to a new comic title from the 2000 AD publisher, perhaps featuring some of its most popular back catalogue characters from the classic comic titles it now owns?

We can but hope!

2000 AD Prog 2170 cover by Mark Sexton

2000 AD Prog 2170 cover by Mark Sexton

Drawing on four decades of genre-defining characters while encouraging new readers to pick up the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, 2000 AD Regened has something for everyone with a stellar lineup of talent on some of the biggest characters in comics, including Ilias Kyriazis (Collapser), Cavan Scott (Doctor Who), Nick Roche (Transformers), Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven), and more.

The new 2000 AD Regened issues follow on from the successful Free Comic Book Day issue in 2018 and 2000 AD Prog 2130, which was 2000 AD’s best-selling issue of 2019.

The first Regened issue of 2020 will be 2000 AD Prog 2170 – a bumper 48-page special issue with a roster of complete stories, on sale from newsagents, comic book stores, and online on 26th February 2020.

The subsequent Regened issues will be 2000 AD Prog 2183 on 27th May, 2000 AD Prog 2196 on 26th August, and 2000 AD Prog 2206 on 4th November.

2000 AD editor Matt Smith said: “2000 AD‘s 2019 Regened takeover issue was the best-selling issue of the year, so I’m excited to bringing the all-ages concept to four issues across 2020.

“We’ve got some great stories and artwork lined up – many by creators making their debut for the title – so I hope these will go down equally as well with readers young and old.”

In the first issue, a young Judge Dredd must defeat an interdimensional invasion in “Cadet Dredd: School Trip” by Rory McConville (Judge Dredd) and Ilias Kyriazis (Collapser); the lone genetic infantryman enters dangerous ground in “Rogue Trooper: Savage Swamp” by Cavan Scott (Doctor Who) and Nick Roche (Transformers); ghost-hunters Eliot and Meera tackle an entity loose in a graveyard in “Finder & Keeper: Dead Signal“by Leah Moore and John Reppion (Storm Warning) and Davide Tinto (Spider-Man); and the timid aliens from Strontium Dog, the Gronks, have a fierce new neighbour in “The Gronk: The Trouble with Gronkses” by David Baillie (Red Thorn) and Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven).

This issue is available to order from comic book stores in North America as part of the monthly 2000 AD packs, using the Diamond Distribution code DEC191838.

The 2000 AD Regened schedule for 2020

2000 AD Prog 2170 – 26th February
2000 AD Prog 2183 – 27th May
2000 AD Prog 2196 – 26th August
2000 AD Prog 2206 – 4th November

2000 AD is available from all good comic book stores and newsagents in the UK and Ireland. Outside the UK and Ireland, it is available to order through comic book stores via Diamond Distribution. It is also available digitally from the webshop and the 2000 AD apps for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices

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2 replies

  1. I find it funny when you refer toa 48page issue as a bumper issue given that at one point in the sixties many comics from Fleetway were forty page comics,

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