The Intestinauts are back in this week’s 2000AD, Prog 2275, screaming unabashed silliness from the get go thanks to an eye-catching cover from Pye Parr, that’s so manic it’s a wonder it won’t jump off a WHSmith shelf and bite an unwary customer’s leg off. (Or the store manager, if the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic has been rammed behind Practical Camera, again).
As Tharg himself cautions, “Expect droid-on-droid action in the stinky surrounds of a futuristic sewer system, as a fiery fight on a gargantuan fatberg has explosive consequences!” We need a bit of cheering right now, so this is a welcome arrival in the Prog.
And, talking of outright silliness, while a new issue of 2000AD is, of course, always good news, let’s not forget that Rebellion is also about to launch its first new comic, Monster Fun, out on 6th April!
On sale in all good newsagents with a cover by Neil Googe, expect more detail on that shortly, including details of a Tom Paterson variant Treasury of British Comics web shop cover, and more.
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In This Week’s 2000AD…
In this issue:
Judge Dredd: The Citadel by John Wagner (Writer) Dan Cornwell (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Mega-City One, 2144 AD. Home to over 180 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. 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! Now, a former cadet called Winterton, due to be euthanised, is relating a story from the Apocalypse War forty years ago…
Kingmaker: Falls the Shadow by Ian Edginton (Writer) Leigh Gallagher (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
The Nine Kingdoms may have defeated Ichnar the Wraith King to live in relative peace, but they hadn’t reckoned on the Thorn — a race of aliens that occupied their world with the intention of strip-mining its magic. Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and dryad Princess Yarrow believed they may have the means to stop them — and now Duke Eschatus has been thrown into space, meaning Crixus is ostensibly in charge…
Intestinauts: The Bowel Impactors by Arthur Wyatt (Writer)
Pye Parr (Artist and Letterer)
For stomach upsets, future technology has developed nano-robots called INTESTINAUTS, who fight parasites in the gut. These micro-droids are ingested orally, then once their brave battle against the various horrors that can be found in the stomach is over, they take the Big Flush, ready to be uploaded back to headquarters, where their accrued knowledge of the enemy will help them in future missions…
Fiends of the Eastern Front: 1963 by Ian Edginton (Writer) Tiernen Trevallion (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
In 1980, the diary of German soldier Hans Schmitt was discovered in Berlin, detailing events that occurred in 1941, when he encountered the terrifying vampire Captain Constanta and his Romanian platoon. But Schmitt was not the first trooper to meet Constanta — the vampire was on the Western Front too, in France in 1916. Now, in 1963, the bloodsucking creature of the night is working for the Uncivil Service…
Brink: Mercury Retrograde by Dan Abnett (Writer) INJ Culbard (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
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. But life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, often spilling over into madness. Sects are rife, and both the Habitat Security Division and certain journalists are investigating …
Coming Soon from Rebellion
Monster Fun Number One
Out: Wednesday 6th April 2022
Cover by Neil Google | Webshop Variant Cover by Tom Paterson
New issue every two months
Packed with laughter, mischief and mayhem, Monster Fun is the hilarious new comic for children of all ages, reviving the title of one of Britain’s most popular comics, back in the 1970s with all-new material.
Inside Britain’s kookiest anthology, young readers will find the spook-tacular antics of characters such as Frankie Stein, Kid Kong, Draculass, Steel Commando, and The Leopard from Lime Street! Plus fun activities, puzzles, and prizes to be won in every issue!
The House of Dolmann
by Tom Tully (Writer) and Eric Bradbury (Artist)
Out: 14th April 2022, Paperback, 144 Pages
Genius creator and expert ventriloquist, Eric Dolmann has created a small army of robotic puppets to help the forces of law and order fight back against crime. Whatever the situation, Dolman has a mechanical warrior perfectly suited to get the job done! From the safety of his flying ‘Dolmobile’, he directs Raider, Elasto, Mole, Togo and Giggler into action! Occasionally they will question his judgement and bicker amongst one another – even though they aren’t capable of independent thought!
Tom Tully is one the most prolific writers ever to grace British comics. His diverse portfolio of work was produced over four decades. Born in Glasgow, he entered the industry in the sixties when he began working for Fleetway. One of his earliest strips, “Heros the Spartan“, ran in the original Eagle, illustrated by Frank Bellamy and, later, Luis Bermejo. He also wrote “Mytek the Mighty” (Valiant, and Vulcan) and “The Steel Claw” (Valiantand Vulcan) in the same decade.
The 1970s saw Tully work on a variety of significant stories including “Adam Eterno” (Thunder, and Lion), “Johnny Red” (Battle), “Harlem Heroes” (2000AD), “The Leopard from Lime Street” (Buster) and “Roy of the Rovers” (Tiger), the strip he worked on longer than any other writer.
Eric Bradbury began his comic career at Knockout, working on such humour strips as “Blossom” and “Our Ernie”. He moved onto the adventure western, “Lucky Logan”, sharing art chores with Mike Western (Bradbury would go on to ink Western’s pencils on “The Leopard from Lime Street“). High profile work on “Mytek the Mighty” (Valiant and Vulcan), “The House of Dolmann” (Valiant), “Von Hoffman’s Invasion” (Jet!), “Death Squad” (Battle), “Hook Jaw” (Action) and “Doomlord” (Eagle) followed. Bradbury has been described as an ‘unsung hero’ of 2000AD, having contributed to many popular strips in the long-running sci-fi comic. His credits in the Galaxy’s Greatest comic include “Rogue Trooper”, “Tharg the Mighty”, “Invasion” and “The Mean Arena”.
Proteus Vex: Another Dawn Volume One
By Michael Carroll (Writer), Henry Flint, Jake Lynch (Artists)
Out: 14th April 2022, Paperback, 112 Pages
Another galaxy – a different type of hero! For fourteen brutal centuries, the Imperium Ascendant and the Obdurate have clashed in an intergalactic war that spanned planets and peoples. Then the war – and the Obdurate – came to a dramatic end. Now, the galaxies are picking up the pieces. In the midst of this sprawling, dazzling system of galaxies, is Proteus Vex, ex-soldier for the Imperium Ascendant turned super-agent. He’s fast, brutal, and he always gets his prey. But when he is sent to find his former superior officer, Vex finds himself caught up in a deadly conspiracy.
Hit comics team Michael Carroll (The New Heroes, Judge Dredd), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd, “Zombo”) and Jake Lynch (Judge Dredd) bring you a mind-expanding, colourful story that will plunge you into a series of strange new worlds.
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 39
by John Wagner (Writer)
Out: 28th April 2022, Paperback
In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner – he is Judge Dredd!
The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with Judge Dredd taking on terrorist organistions, hunting down PJ Maybe who has taken on a new disguise, and Pat mills returns with Blood of Satanus II: Dark Matters.
Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century – Chris Weston (The Filth), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars), Henry Flint (Zombo), and Ian Gibson (Halo Jones) – the Judge Dredd Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.