Mixing The Sweeney with The X-Files, Absalom is the latest dark tale from Necronauts writer Gordon Rennie, brought to gritty life with artwork from newcomer Tiernen Trevallion.
Premièring in 2000AD prog 1732 tomorrow (5th May), Absalom is a pseudo-spin-off from Rennie’s popular but unfinished Caballistics, Inc. series for 2000AD about a freelance team of demon hunters caught up in an ancient game of good versus evil.
|A page from new thrill Absalom|
An old-school London copper, Absalom has been on the force for 40 years. He’s also head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the 15th Century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell, keeping tabs on the demons who walk amongst us.
Gordon Rennie’s past credits include Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper for 2000AD (among many others) and he’s recently written Monsterology, a new comic being drawn by PJ Holden which will be published later this year.
Tiernen Trevallion describes himself as a “goat-based life form forced out of school at an early age for eating stationery, after which I decided college didn’t deserve me.”
Ever since, he’s been working as an illustrator, storyboard artist, matte artist and more: his illustrations recently featured in Black Library’s The Bloody Handed and Barman’s Tale, written by Jaspre Bark. He’s also created album covers for bands such as Deadbeat Kaos, Malpractise and Bad Company UK.
Dark, nasty and just a little bit funny – Absalom is another twisted tale from 2000 AD that lends new meaning to the phrase ‘demonic forces’.
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|Absalom debuts in 2000AD Prog 1732|
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.