Rebellion Releases: 2000AD, plus, coming soon, Karl the Viking and Finn

The new 2000AD, Prog 2310, is on its way to comic shops and newsagents today, Wednesday 30th November, with a whip cracking, ghoulish cover courtesy of Tom Foster to catch the unwary.

This latest issue is the second to last regular issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, with Prog 2312, the bumper Christmas issue of 2000AD, now just two weeks away, with a standout cover by Andy Clarke (Batman).

Next week sees the release of two new collections, including Finn: Origins, a strip that began in Crisis and continued in 2000AD when the former was cancelled. Fans of the story have been keen to see a collection for a while, which includes some of Liam Sharp’s work for 2000AD post Marvel UK.

2000AD Prog 2310
UK and DIGITAL: 30th November £3.50
NORTH AMERICA: 4th January 2024
DIAMOND: SEP221930
Cover: Tom Foster

2000AD Prog 2310, cover by Tom Foster

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: Rematch by Ken Niemand (Writer) Steven Austin (Artist) Jim Boswell (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Terror Tales: The Vision Thing by John Tomlinson (Writer) Nick Dyer (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
Enemy Earth: Book One by Cavan Scott (Writer) Luke Horsman (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Hope… In The Shadows: Reel Two by Guy Adams (Writer) Jimmy Broxton (a) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
Fiends of the Eastern Front: Wilde West Prologue by Ian Edginton (Writer) Warren Pleece (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

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

Karl the Viking Volume Two
Creators: Ted Cowan, Michael Moorcock (Writer) Don Lawrence, Ted Drury, Robert Forrest, Ruggero Giovannini (Artists)
Out: 6th December | Paperback , 240 pages | £24.99 | ISBN: 978-1786187338

Karl the Viking Volume Two - Final Cover

In the second, and concluding, volume of Karl the Viking the brave Briton takes the fight even further abroad than before as he and his band of warriors battle against the rival viking Gefion One-Eye in Africa, become mercenaries in a violent dispute between treacherous Russian tribes, and survive against fantastical and unnatural sea monsters.

Karl the Viking is the series which made Don Lawrence’s reputation, and it was on this basis that he was hired to revolutionise painted comic art with The Trigan Empire. This volume also contains stories written by Michael Moorcock penned when he was just beginning to create the adventures of Elric.

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

Finn: Origins
Creators: Pat Mills, Tony Skinner (Writers) Jim Elston, Kevin Wicks, Liam Sharp (Artist) Steve Potter, Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Out: 7th December | Paperback, 160 pages | £18.99 / $25 | ISBN: 978-1786186744

Finn: Origins

Finn is a cab driver by day, and a witch by night, part of a coven dedicated to protecting humanity from the agents of the old ‘Great Ones’, the ancient intergalactic beings who separated humanity from their beastly nature, and have maintained control ever since. These arcane and anarchic adventures are collected for the first time.

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

• downthetubes contributor Luke Williams has a potted history of Finn here and here, noting its difficulties behind the scenes

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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