Rebellion Releases Round Up – 2000AD, Roy of the Rovers and more

Here’s our quick guide to this week’s releases (and titles you may have missed, launched recently), from 2000AD publisher Rebellion, including this week’s edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic itself, sporting a cover by Andy Clarke and in shops and available online from today…

Don’t forget we have a full guide to all 2000AD, Treasury of British Collections and Specials for 2022 here (including the recently-announced second volume of The Steel Claw, from Valiant, and a full guide to Roy of the Rovers releases here.

2000AD Prog 2287
Cover by Andy Clarke

2000AD Prog 2287 - Cover by Andy Clarke

Enjoy a complete Judge Dredd story in this Prog, and a nerve-jangling Terror Tale too, plus the latest scrotnig instalments of “Brink”, “Skip Tracer” and “Hope”. The latter three will all be pausing for seven days, as next prog Joko-Jargo is back for the second Regened issue of 2022, elbowing his ancient uncle out of the way for another all-ages takeover!

• Judge Dredd: Grinder by Ken Niemand (Writer) Nick Dyer (Artist) Gary Caldwell (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Hope: In The Shadows by Guy Adams (Writer) Jimmy Broxton (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
• Skip Tracer: Valhalla by James Peaty (Writer) Paul Marshall (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Simon  Bowland (Letterer)
Terror Tales: Music of the Spheres by Kek-W (Writer) Warren Pleece (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
• Brink: Mercury Retrograde by Dan Abnett (Writer) INJ Culbard (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via DiamondAvailable in digital from:2000 AD webshop & apps for iPadAndroid and Windows

Lawless Book Four: Boomtown
Out: 23rd June 2022, Paperback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781786185266

Lawless Book Four: Boomtown

Having narrowly avoided being wiped from the face of the planet by Munce, Inc., Badrock is now a thriving boom town, predicated on an uneasy peace between the Zhind, the settlers and the Mega-City One Justice Department. Designated a Free Town, the future’s there for taking, and folks from all over the planet 43 Rega are flocking to Badrock to begin anew, all under the watchful, disapproving eye of the SJS. Many are hardworking, honest folk – but some are parasites, drawn to Badrock to find new ways of making a killing. And when a caravan of settlers is brutally slaughtered, it’ll take all that Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson has to stop an outright war. 

Dan Abnett (AquamanGuardians of the Galaxy) and Phil Winslade’s (Howard the DuckWonder Woman) frontier epic Lawless continues in this fourth action packed volume, which includes the all singin’, all dancin’, Lawless the Musical!

Coming Soon…


Roy of the Rovers: The £100 Million Game (Graphic Novel, Volume 8)

By Rob Williams (Writer) and David Sque (Artist)

Released 21st July 2022

Roy of the Rovers: The £100 Million Game (Graphic Novel, Volume 8)

It has been a tumultuous three seasons since Roy Race first joined Melchester Rovers. Through financial difficulties, injuries, the near-loss of their manager, new ownership and the destruction of their old ground, the Rovers have defied all expectations and now find themselves on the brink of promotion into the Premiership, having also secured a place in the cup final. As club captain and top striker, Roy has been instrumental in the Rover’s success. But although he’s found glory on the pitch, behind the scenes he has battled tragedy and heartbreak.

Now, as the season draws to a close, will Roy be able to lead his team to victory?

Recently Released…

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Battle Action Special 2022

Battle Action Special 2022 - cover by Andy Clarke

A 96-page hardcover Battle Action Special featuring eight new stories, all written by Garth Ennis (The BoysPreacher), with a cover from Andy Clarke (Batman and Robin) and Dylan Teague (Madi) – and interior art by Kevin O’Neill, Keith Burns, Mike Dorey, John Higgins, Chris Burnham, Patrick Goddard and PJ Holden, as well as colourists Jason Wordie, Len O’Grady and Sally Jane Hurst.

Featuring Johnny Red, Dredger, Kids Rule OK and more!

Read Luke Williams review here

• This amazing Battle Action Special by Garth Ennis et al is on sale in June 2022 in comic shops, before arriving in traditional book shops in September

Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis
by John Wagner (Author), Carlos Ezquerra (Contributor)
Out Now, Paperback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781786185662

Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis

The Essential Judge Dredd series is the perfect introduction to the Lawman of the Future – in Necropolis Judge Dredd must face off against his most popular foe, Judge Death!

Mega-City One is under siege from the Dark Judges, Dredd has been exiled to the harsh wastelands of the Cursed Earth and time is running out for the citizens he once swore to protect. With the body-count rising and hope running out, will the Judges be able to turn back the tide of death?

Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis is the ultimate Judge Dredd Vs The Dark Judges storyline. A comic book ‘summer blockbuster’, written and drawn by Dredd’s co-creators John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Carlos Ezquerra (Strontium Dog), where Dredd must reclaim his badge from the imposter Judge Kraken and retake Mega-City One from the grip of the Dark Judges; Death, Fear, Fire and Mortis.

Black Beth: Vengeance Be Thy Name
by Alec Worley (Writer) Dani, Blas Gallego (Artists)
Out: Now, Paperback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781786186355

Black Beth: Vengeance Be Thy Name

In a world of swords and sorcery, the evil tyrant Rassau discovers that he is destined to be killed by a fearsome warrior called Beth. Together with his men, Rassau seeks Beth out, destroying her village and killing all held dear to her. With the aid of a former warrior – the blind Quido – Beth becomes a skilled fighter and sworn enemy of all that is evil! She will not rest until her people are avenged!

This book contains both the original strip and the brilliantly resurrected stories that have been masterfully guided by writer Alec Worley and DC Comic’s star, the astonishing Greek artist, DaNi.

Check out our full guide to all 2000AD, Treasury of British Collections and Specials for 2022 here (including the recently-announced second volume of The Steel Claw, from Valiant, and a full guide to Roy of the Rovers releases here

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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