2000AD Prog 2114 and Judge Dredd Megazine Issue 404, accompanied by the free, stunning first part of Battle Presents: Operation Overlord, are both on sale now in all good newsagents and comic shops across the UK, and across various digital platforms. The Megazine includes some great news about a new collection of strips from Misty, featuring the art of one the weekly girl’s comics most popular artists…
2000AD Prog 2114 comes with a terrific “Skip Tracer” cover by Neil Roberts (and the strip’s great fun, too, and right now, yes of course I turned straight to the latest episode of “Fiends of the Eastern Front” – and was not disappointed as this World War One-set gothic horro builds to its conclusion. Great stuff!
Alongside some great strips in Judge Dredd Megazine 404, particularly the stunning episode of “Lawless” written by Dan Abnett, drawn by Phil Winslade, the new “Storm Warning” from Leah Moore and John Reppion, with atmospheric art by Tom Foster, and the Operation Overlord extra (trailed here), there’s an interview with Rebellion editor Keith Richardson from Karl Stock, offering insights into the choices behind the company’s upcoming Treasury of British Comics releases.
As we’ve previously reported, these include Invasion 1984 with great art from Eric Bradbury, Sweeny Toddler and a welcome second volume of The Leopard from Lime Street. Keith reveals the first volume sold very well – but even he was surprised just how well!
The great news in the feature are plans for Misty Presents: The Art of Jordi Badía Romero, out in October.
“It’s a bit of a departure from the usual Misty volumes,” Keith says. “I’ve always been aware of [Jordi’s brother] Enrique Romero from Modesty Blaise, but I wasn’t aware of Jordi Romero under I started flicking through our Misty copies, because there wasn’t much written about him.
“Enrique is still alive and well and working, but unfortunately Jordi died in the 1980s, in his early thirties. His work is electric and very alive, so I put some of it into the Scream & Misty special, coloured by Barbara Nosenzo, and it got a good reaction.”
Talking of the Treasury of British Comics, don’t forget the first Wildcat collection, Turbo Jones, is on sale now, written by Barrie Tomlinson and John Sanders with art by Ian Kennedy.
In 2488 Earth history professor, Turbo Jones predicted that the planet would be destroyed in 2500 by a vast meteoroid storm. Ridiculed by the world’s leaders, Turbo spent the next twelve years constructing a huge spaceship and employing a group of volunteers to help him leave the Earth and find a new home in the stars…
After months in space, Turbo and his senior staff including former mercenary Loner, the mysterious Kitten Magee and the last survivor of Xgangbe-4, Joe Alien, have found a potential new home. Now they need to get down onto the planet and make sure that it is safe for the five hundred colonists and livestock aboard the Wildcat…
2000AD Prog 2114
Judge Dredd » Block Buds (Part 2)
by Kenneth Niemand (w) Jeff Anderson (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 100 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Unemployment is near total, boredom is universal, and tensions run a constant knife-edge. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!
Brink » High Society (Part 15)
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. Bridget Kurtis, investigator with the Habitat Security Division, was involved in a sect-crime case that saw her partner murdered. Now, she’s gone undercover on Yuliya Habitat…
Skip Tracer » Louder Than Bombs (Part 4)
by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall Dylan Teague (c) (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
The Cube, the 27th century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable and wanted criminal. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker, who was left with psychic abilities after a clash on an alien planet…
Tharg’s 3rillers Present » The Scorched Zone (Part 3)
by Eddie Robson (w) Nick Brokenshire (a) Gary Caldwell (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! Mankind has been aware of global warming as a threat to life on Earth for decades, but by the mid twenty-first century climate change has rendered the area between the tropics uninhabitable. In 2109, scientists may have found a way to cool the planet, but it’s not without risks…
Fiends Of The Eastern Front » Fiends of the Western Front (Part 4)
by Ian Edginton (w) Tiernen Trevallion (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
In 1980, the diary of German soldier Hans Schmitt was discovered in Berlin, detailing events that occurred in 1941, when he and his comrades encountered the terrifying Captain Constanta and his Romanian platoon, who feasted on the blood of their Russian enemies. But Schmitt was not the first trooper to encounter Constanta on the battlefield — the vampire was on the Western Front too, in France in 1916…
Judge Dredd Megazine 404
Judge Dredd » The Red Prince Diaries (Part 1)
by Arthur Wyatt (w) Jake Lynch (a) John Charles (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 100 million citizens. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Stemming the tide of chaos are the Judges, future law-enforcers empowered to dispense instant justice. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!
Lawless » Ashes to Ashes (Part 5)
by Dan Abnett (w) Phil Winslade (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson was appointed to the frontier township of Badrock on the planet 43 Rega, intent on stamping her authority on the colony. But in doing so, Lawson made many enemies, including Munce, Inc., the mega-corporation that funds Badrock. Now, Munce is planning to dispose of Badrock once and for all…
Storm Warning » Green and Pleasant land (Part 1)
by John Reppion, Leah Moore (w), Jimmy Broxton (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Brit-Cit, 2141 AD. Much like its Mega-City counterpart, Brit-Cit Justice Department has its various divisions, from Tek to plainclothes, Tactical to Psi, and one of its more prickly operatives in the latter is Lillian Storm, who has the ability to talk to the dead, and is often accompanied by her ghostly helpers. Now, she’s investigating the mysterious murder of three people…
Blunt » Blunt II (Part 5)
by TC Eglington (w) Boo Cook (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The Mega-City One colony Getri-1, 2138 AD. On this remote outpost, Earth colonists have been attempting to make a new home on the planet, cataloguing and exploring its unusual flora and fauna. But a shuttle crash led to a desperate rescue mission, headed by the halfape Blunt, and upon their return they found the colonists had been kidnapped…
The Dark Judges » The Torture Garden (Part 5)
by John Wagner (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
After the events on the Mayflower, the cargo ship the Solips discovered the Dark Judges Death, Fire and Mortis floating in space, and the alien superfiends murdered the crew. Landing on a remote Mega-City colony world called Dominion, Death and co used their powers to decimate the population and create an army of zombies. Few survivors remain…
Supplement – Operation Overlord » Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Part 1)
June 1944: the Allies launch a grand offensive in Normandy in order to definitively rid Europe of the Nazi terror. The strategic and human scale of the operation, led by General Eisenhower, is unequalled. No less than 160,000 troops will be deployed on five beaches in northern France. So begins Operation Overlord… – check out our preview here
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