Killer Robot on the loose in this week’s 2000AD, and new Treasury of British Comics releases, too!

2000AD Prog 2297, featuring a head turning cover by Jake Lynch, is in stores from Rebellion today – and there are a couple of smashing Treasury of British Comics releases out this week, too!

2000AD Prog 2297 - cover by Jake Lynch

Alongside the latest instalments of “Jaegir” and “Skip Tracer”, there’s three new stories starting this week – “Sentientoid”, the Sov war-droid hired to assassinate Judge Dredd and Maitland in “The Hard Way”, travels to Mega-City One in a new thriller, “Sentientoid’s Big Idea”, from Rob Williams and Jake Lynch; Dexter and company finally reach the coast in the last chapter of “Bulletopia”, courtesy of Dan Abnett and Steve Yeowell; and David Barnett and Thought Bubble winner Lee Milmore present the latest of Tharg’s zarjaz 3rillers, “The Crawly Man”.

2000AD Prog 2297 - Crawly Man, art by Lee Millmore

If you like what you see of Lee’s work, now something of a 2000AD regular, then check out more of his art on his official web site here, and don’t forget he’s a contributor to The77 Publications new horror anthology, This Comic Is Haunted.


Don’t forget we have a full guide to all 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases right here on downthetubes

2000AD Prog 2297
UK and DIGITAL: 31st August 2022 £3.25
COVER: Jake Lynch

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: Sentientoid’s Big Idea by Rob Williams (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist) Jim Boswell (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

The Sov war-droid that had been hired to take out Dredd and Maitland on Atlantis seeks purpose to its life…

2000AD 2297 - Judge Dredd: Sentientoid's Big Idea

Tharg’s 3rillers: The Crawly Man by David Barnett (Writer) Lee Milmore (Artist) Quinton Winter (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! Wales 2022, and the village of Cudd has its own customs and beliefs, its residents keen to keep its traditions secret. Outsiders are not welcome, and any problems will be solved internally. So when a young girl goes missing, they will deal with it themselves…

Skip Tracer: Valhalla by James Peaty (Writer) Paul Marshall (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

The Cube, the 27th century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s home to every kind of undesirable and wanted criminal. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake came in, a former soldier turned psi-tracker. But now the Cube has come under the malignant influence of a nearby blackstar, and Blake has entered it on a mission…

Dexter – Bulletopia Chapter Eleven: The End of The Pier Show by Dan Abnett (Writer) Steve Yeowell (Artist) John Charles (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER were the best hitmen money could buy in the future city of Downlode. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension, they found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knew who they were. But now a rogue A.I. is at large, and Dexter, Carrie Hosanna and Billi Octavo are on the run, trying to get to sanctuary in Mangapore.

Jaegir: Ferox by Gordon Rennie (Writer) Simon Coleby (Artist) Len O’Grady (Colourist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

The Greater Nordland Republic. While the Norts are currently engaged in a galaxy-wide war with the Southers, it falls to military officers such as Kapiten-Inspector Atalia JAEGIR of the Nordland State Security Police to investigate war criminals. She’s also suffering from the Strigoi curse, a fault in the Nort DNA. Now, she’s entered the Miasma to appeal to General Kurga to give her part of a weapon that can wipe out the Southers…

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

CREATIVE TEAM: Barrington J. Bayley (Writer) Eric Bradbury (Artist )
RELEASE DATE: 1st September
PAPERBACK, 208 pages
PRICE: £9.99
ISBN: 9781786186386

The Astounding Jason Hyde

From the pages of UK comic Valiant – a series of amazing text stories featuring the strangest hero of all time! Accidental exposure to a form of natural radiation had caused scientist Jason Hyde’s eyes to turn colourless and emit blue rays which gave him the power to see through solid objects and to read the thoughts of human beings. Hyde has dedicated his life to investigating strange phenomena and protecting the world from all manner of abnormal threats! From giant sentient spiders to a warlike race of subterranean humanoids, Jason Hyde is the Earth’s only hope!

• Available in print from Treasury of British comics webshop, book stores, AmazonUK, and UK comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

CREATIVE TEAM: Leo Baxendale
RELEASE DATE: 1st September
HARDCOVER, 96 pages
PRICE: £16.99
ISBN: 9781786185310

Badtime Bedtime Stories

Once upon a badtime… In these explosive, hysterical comics, Dr Jeykll and Mr Snide, Little Miss Muffet and Little Red Riding Hood run wild in chaotic retellings of beloved tales.

These anarchic, frenzied comics stories from the pen of Leo Baxendale are the arguably the jewel of the British humour comics, beloved by many for their DIY storybook aesthetic when they were originally printed in Monster Fun. Now, in this stunning new collection, the comics are restored to their full glory, while reprinted in a smaller style to retain the intimate feel of the originals.

Crammed with gags and hidden details, these Badtime Bedtime Stories are the perfect late night read for kids and grown ups!

• Available in print from Treasury of British comics webshop, book stores, AmazonUK, and UK comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

Don’t forget we have a full guide to all 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases right here on downthetubes

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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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