Rebellion Releases: Aquila returns in 2000AD, Joe Pineapples – Tin Man collected

2000AD 2377 - cover by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague

The latest issue of 2000AD, Prog 2377, on sale now with a striking cover from Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague, Tharg blasting away at Thrill Suckers, features the return of “Aquila” and the finale to “Full Tilt Boogie“. Coming next week: “Brink” Book Six!

Here’s this week’s intel for the new weekly issue, and Rebellion’s latest collection, Joe Pineapples: Tin Man, also out today… and don’t forget Monster Fun #18 is still on sale in all good newsagents!

In the latest issue of 2000AD – Prog 2377

by Rob Williams (Writer) RM Guera (Artist) Julia Brusco (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Mega-City One, 2146 AD. Home to over 200 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only future cops the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, he’s crash-landed in the radlands, and come under attack by a rampaging grizzly bear…

by Rob Williams (Writer) RM Guera (Artist) Julia Brusco (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

by Kek-W (Writer) Lee Carter (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

The multiverse. There is an infinite number of parallel realities, and all need managing in case of dimensional instability. This is where INDIGO PRIME came in, the multiverse ’s troubleshooters, whose agents are trained to deal with space/time catastrophes. Now, IP ’s HQ has been destroyed in a cataclysmic event, and its assets acquired by the company ICP. But Clive Vista has a plan, involving Tyranny Rex…

by Gordon Rennie Writer (Writer) Patrick Goddard (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Following Spartacus ’s failed revolt against his Roman masters, his rebel army was crucified. Amongst these was the slave-turned-gladiator AQUILA , who cried out to the gods for vengeance — and was answered by Ammit the Devourer, a deity that gifted him with immortality in return for keeping her fed with evil men ’s souls. Now, Aquila has travelled into Hades and retrieved the spirit of Nero, who knows Ammit’s location…

by Gordon Rennie Writer (Writer) Patrick Goddard (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

by Alex de Campi (Writer) Eduardo Ocana (Artist) Eva De La Cruz (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Out in the deep reaches of the cosmos, teenager Tee — together with her grandmother and cat — is a bounty hunter/hired help, operating from her spaceship the FULL TILT BOOGIE. Tee was paid to rescue the Luxine Prince Ifan from his debtors’ prison. In the process, she encountered a resurrected Anubite warrior, a member of the enemy race with whom the Luxine Empire was at war. Now, they’ve sought refuge on Tanzagar…

By Michael Carroll (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist) Jim Boswell (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

The far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict ended when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — became an enemy of the Alliance when he released info about past war crimes. In the wake of the war with the Scorchers, Vex is missing, presumed dead…

By Michael Carroll (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist) Jim Boswell (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop2000AD apps for Apple & Android

Joe Pineapples: Tin Man (A.B.C. Warriors)
by Pat Mills (Writer), Simon Bisley, Clint Langley (Arists)
Out: 10th April 2024
Hardcover, 96 Pages
ISBN: 978-1786184931

Joe Pineapples: Tin Man (A.B.C. Warriors)

Stranded for millions of years on an asteroid is hard work – especially when you only have a sewage droid for company! Joe Pineapples, the hotshot robotic sniper who never misses and former member of the A.B.C. Warriors – a team of war robots sent to first conquer and then protect Mars – looks back over his life as he seeks to unravel the mystery behind an I.D. plate that he has carried around since his days as an X-terminator fighting in the Volgan War.

This brand-new, stand-alone A.B.C. Warriors story marks the return of Simon Bisley (Lobo, Batman/Dredd: Judgement on Gotham) to the characters for the first time with 1988’s classic Black Hole story, which kickstarted his comic career, but now in glorious painted colour reminiscent of Bisley’s work on Slaine: The Horned God. Clint Langley, who has drawn A.B.C. Warriors stories for the last 15 years, completes this final tale of Joe Pineapples in his own unique style.

Pat Mills is the creator and first editor of 2000AD. He developed Judge Dredd and is the writer-creator of many of 2000AD’s most popular stories such as Sláine, Nemesis and A.B.C. Warriors. Amongst his credits are Marshal Law (Marvel and DC Comics), co-created with Kevin O’Neill, the French graphic novel series Requiem, Vampire Knight with artist Olivier Ledroit, and Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave! The Secret History of 2000AD and Judge Dredd. His current projects include Joe Pineapples: Tin Man, illustrated by Simon Bisley and Clint Langley, Spacewarp, and Kiss My Axe! The Secret History of Sláine the Warped Warrior.

Simon Bisley occupies an almost unique place in 2000AD history, as one of the first UK artists to popularise the fully-painted style pioneered by Argentinian artist Alberto Brecchia. His highly dynamic artwork made his two major series in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic — A.B.C. Warriors: The Black Hole and Sláine: The Horned God — very popular, as they remain to date. He also illustrated Heavy Metal Dredd in the Megazine, an ultra-graphic, adults-only take on the lawman, before going on to pencil the hugely successful first Batman/Judge Dredd crossover story, Judgement on Gotham. Bisley has provided countless pin-ups and short pieces across an astonishing variety of comics, from legendary fantasy anthology Heavy Metal to anarchic DC superhero series Lobo, and has an even more extensive CV in Europe, where his painted style enjoys enormous success.

Clint Langley began his 2000AD career with the fully painted artwork of his co-created series Dinosty. He quickly went on to illustrate Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Outlaw, Sinister Dexter and Tales of Telguuth. His striking mixture of fully painted art and digital manipulation on Sláine and the ABC Warriors has made him a firm favourite with fans. As well as working for 2000AD Langley has produced covers for Games Workshop and Marvel (with striking covers for The Punisher, Wolverine and Ghost Rider, amongst others), produced art for World of Warcraft and Magic: The Gathering, and is the winner of the 2007 Inquest Gamer Fan Award.

Out Later This Month…

Lowborn High: Volume 1 by David Barnett and Anna Morozova – 20th April 2024

Out in May…

Essential Judge Anderson: Satan

• Essential Judge Anderson: Satan – 8th May
• Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 44 – 8th May
• NEW PUBLICATION DATE 40 Years of Scream! – Wednesday 22nd May 2024 | Check out our exclusive previews of 40 Years of Scream! here and here
• Robot Archie and the Time Machine – 29th May 2024
• War Picture Library – The Iron Fist – 29th May 2024

Out in June…

The 2000AD Art of Steve Dillon Apex Edition SNIP

• Best of 2000AD Volume 6: The Essential Gateway to the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – 4th June 2024
• The Steve Dillon Apex Edition – 19th June 2024
• Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland: Masterpiece Edition – 20th June 2024
• Kelpie the Boy Wizard: 60th Anniversary – 20th June 2024

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