Natural Born Thriller

You usually have to buy books, but not if it’s 2000AD creator Simon Spurrier’s debut novel Contract. The Times reported earlier this week that his tale of a morally repugnant yet charismatic hitman named Michael Point is being released free online in six weekly installments – the first is online now – with a traditional hardback from publishers Headline on sale from 4th June.

The Times describes Simon as having “amassed a cult following apparently ready to lap up his first full-length work of fiction” through his work for 2000AD.

• His murderous antihero Point has apparently gained a life of his own, with his own web page at and MySpace account at

Categories: 2000AD, British Comics

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