Rebellion Releases: New 2000AD, early 2023 schedule including third “Leopard From Lime Street” collection shapes up

The last regular 2000AD of the year hits newsagents and comic shops this Wednesday – but there are plenty of thrills to come from Rebellion before Christmas, and in the first months of 2023.

Not only do we have Prog 2311 with a cover from Steven Austin coloured by Jim Boswell to look forward to this week; as previously reported, the Finn: Origins collection is out this week, too.

However, there’s also news of a slight delay to the release of one previously-announced title. You’ll have to wait just a little longer for the second and final Karl the Viking collection, featuring stories by the legendary Michael Moorcock and Don Lawrence. This will now not be released until 22nd December, but it’s well worth the wait!

The next announced Treasury of British Comics collection releases are The Steel Claw: The Cold Trail in January, followed by the third, much-anticipated volume of The Leopard From Lime Street, out in February.

Featuring stories from Tim Tully and artists Eric Bradbury and Mike Western, in the third collection of Britain’s best-loved homegrown superhero, collecting stories published in Buster from 1978 through to 1979. Billy Farmer, aka the Leopardman continues to juggle his tough home life with his career as Selbridge’s premier superhero!

As the Leopardman, Billy has managed to thwart countless dastardly villains, but now he faces an all new challenge as The Snow Beast is in town, intent on causing chaos during a cold winter…

OUT THIS WEEK

2000AD Prog 2311
UK and Digital: 7th December £3.50
North America: 1st March 2023
DIAMOND: NOV221768
Cover: Steven Austin coloured by Jim Boswell

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: Rematch by Ken Niemand (Writer) Steven Austin (Artist) Jim Boswell (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Terror Tales: In The Wood by John Tomlinson (Writer) Lee Milmore (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
Enemy Earth: Book One by Cavan Scott (Writer) Luke Horsman (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Hope by Guy Adams (Writer) Jimmy Broxton (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000AD 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 iPadAndroid and Windows 10

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

INCOMING REBELLION TITLES

2000AD Prog 2312 – 14th December – bumper 100-page Christmas Special

Judge Dredd Megazine No. 451 – 20th December 2022 - cover by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague

Judge Dredd Megazine No. 451 – 21st December

Alongside the regular thrills, this issue includes an interview with downthetubes founder and publisher, comics writer and editor John Freeman, interviewed by Matt Badham.

Karl the Viking Volume 2 – 22 December

JANUARY 2023

The Steel Claw - The Cold Trail

Feral & Foe – 3rd January 2023

Best of 2000AD Volume 2: The Essential Gateway to the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic17th January

The Ballad of Halo Jones: Full Colour Omnibus Edition – 17th January

The Steel Claw: The Cold Trail – 19th January

FEBRUARY 2023

A Very British Affair by David Roach

A Very British Affair: The Best of Classic Romance Comics – 2nd February 2023

Strontium Dog Search & Destroy 2 – 2nd February

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 41 – 2nd February

MARCH 2023

Devlin Waugh: The Reckoning

Devlin Waugh: The Reckoning – 14th March

Judge Dredd: Regicide – 14th March

The Leopard From Lime Street Volume 3 – 16th March

Hawk the Slayer – Watch For Me In The Night – 28th March

Pandora Perfect – 30th March 2023

Check out our full guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics The releases in 2022 here

Check out our guide to all Roy of the Rovers collections, new books and graphic novels here

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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