Rebellion Releases This Week – and Beyond!

Behind a stand-out cover of this week’s 2000AD, out now, by Toby Willsmer, there’s a full line-up of adventure in “The Diaboliks“, “Scarlet Traces” and “The Out“, plus the concluding episode of “Judge Dredd: Tread Softly“, and the opening instalment of “Dexter: Lordy Jordy, King of Everything” by Dan Abnett and Tazio Bettin – as the gun-shark’s flight from the A.I. and its creepfakes continues!

2000AD 2258 Cover by Toby Willsmer
2000AD 2258 Cover by Toby Willsmer

But that’s not everything from Rebellion this week, because Judge Dredd Megazine Issue 438 is out too, with another fantastic cover from Dave Taylor. Inside, we’re treated to a smashing “Judge Dredd” thriller from the Dave and Ian Edginton, a “Tale From the Black Museum” by Paul Starkey and Nick Dyer, plus the epic finales to “Angelic“, “Devlin Waugh” and “The Returners“.

Add to that interviews with the brilliant comic artist Tom Paterson – ahead of the release of the brilliant Treasury of British Comics Presents: The Tom Paterson Collection and Hellblazer writer Jamie Delano — not to mention The Alienist: Inhuman Natures being reprinted in the bagged mini-trade — and, as ever, it’s another packed Meg that should satisfy any Squaxx’s Thrill-craving…

Don’t forget to read Lew Stringer’s review of the Tom Paterson Collection here!

2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine are on sale in all good newsagents, and from the 2000AD web shop

2000AD Prog 2258

JUDGE DREDD // TREAD SOFTLY
Script: Mike Carroll | Art: Simon Coleby | Colours: John Charles | Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Home to over 160 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant and only the Judges — zero-tolerance cops empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, he’s leading a raid on an illegal dream-parlour, where the users are fatally addicted…

2000AD 2258 - Judge Dredd

THE DIABOLIKS // LONDON CALLING
Script: Gordon Rennie | Art: Dom Reardon | Letters: Jim Campbell

Solomon Ravne and Jennifer Simmons were once part of Caballistics, Inc., a paranormal troubleshooting outfit put together by reclusive rock star Ethan Kostabi. Jennifer, however, was thrown into Hell, and became possessed by a demon. After Caballistics was disbanded, Ravne and Jenny became a couple, and are now working on behalf of the Malleus. Now, while Jenny is in Rome, Ravne is establishing their new HQ in London…

2000AD 2258 - Diaboliks

DEXTER // LORDY JORDY, KING OF EVERYTHING
Script: Dan Abnett | Art: Tazio Bettin | Colours: Matt Soffe | Letters: Simon

Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER were the best hitmen money could buy in the future city of Downlode. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension, they found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knew who they were. But now a rogue A.I. is at large, which took control of Sinister, forcing Dex to kill him. But Sinister has been resurrected, and Dex, Billi and Carrie are on the run…

SCARLET TRACES // STORM FRONT
Script: Ian Edginton | Art: D’israeli | Letters: Simon Bowland

It is decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology, but Britain is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, the Martians are on the attack, and Jupiter has to come to Earth’s aid…

2000AD 2258 - Scarlet Traces

THE OUT // BOOK TWO
Script: Dan Abnett | Art: Mark Harrison | Letters: Annie Parkhouse

The furthest edge of the universe, far into the future. Cyd Finlea is photo-journalist working for the publishers Global Neographic, travelling deep into outer space — otherwise known as THE OUT — and cataloguing the alien societies that she encounters. She left Earth ten years ago and has lost track of how far she is from home, but regardless she keeps going, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag, seeking other ex-pat humans…

2000AD 2258 - The Out

2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine are on sale in all good newsagents, and from the 2000AD web shop

Judge Dredd Megazine 438

Judge Dredd Megazine 438 - Cover by Dave Taylor

JUDGE DREDD DEZ REZ
Script: Ian Edginton Art: Dave Taylor Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 160 million citizens. Unemployment is endemic, and crime is rampant. Stemming the tide of chaos are the Judges, future law-enforcers empowered to dispense instant justice. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!

TALES FROM THE BLACK MUSEUM – DOUBLE JEOPARDY
ScripT; Payl Starkey Art: Nick Dyer Letters: Simon Bowland

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Deep in the heart of the Grand Hall of Justice lies the Black Museum, Justice Department’s permanent exhibition of the relics from bygone crimes. Whether it’s a notorious serial killer’s trophies or the weapons of the Dark Judges, the violent history of the Big Meg is laid bare here. Let undead guide Henry Dubble show you around…
Double Jeopardy created by Paul Starkey & Nick Dyer

ANGELIC RESTITUTION
Script: Gordon Rennie Art: Lee Carter Letters: Annie Parkhouse

The Texas City Radlands, 2077. He emerged out of the desolate wastelands without a name or able to remember much of his past. Injured, clearly fleeing from individuals who want to do him harm, all he could do was mouth the word’Angel’. Now, having made a home in the Cursed Earth with his adopted son Linc, he’s tracked the missing Varmint to the town of Restitution…

THE RETURNERS – AMAZONIA
Script: Matt Smith Art: Nicolo Assirelli Colour: Eva de la Cruz Letters: Jim Campbell

South-Am, 2142 AD. Four different people in Ciudad Barranquilla – academic Barrancourt, ex- Judge Mineiro, gangbanger Correira, and transgender street-walker Chavez – all awoke from near-death experiences, and as a consequence encounter supernatural entities. Now, after having been transported back to their home country, they finally confront Irmazahina…

DEVLIN WAUGH THE RECKONING
Script: Ales Kot Art: Mike Dowling Colour: Quinton Winter Letters: Simon Bowland

Brit-Cit, 2142 AD. A freelance paranormal troubleshooter and exorcist for the Vatican, Devlin Waugh is the world’s foremost supernatural investigator. Despite becoming a vampire after getting bitten tackling an outbreak in an underwater prison, Devlin continues to enjoy the finer things in life. Having recently befriended a demon, Tittivillus, he’s given it up to Hell…

Bagged: THE ALIENIST: INHUMAN NATURES
Script: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby
Art: Eoin Coveney
Letters: Ellie De Ville

2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine are on sale in all good newsagents, and from the 2000AD web shop

Recent Rebellion Releases

• Check out our full guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases in 2021 here

• Check out our guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases we know about so far coming in 2022 here

Tales from the Black Museum Vol. 1

Tales from the Black Museum Volume 1 (Digital Only)
By John Wagner, San Abnett, John Ridgway, Rufus Dayglo and Dean Ormston
ISBN: 9781781089699
Release Date: 3rd November 2021
Price: £7.99
Pages: 98
Format: Digital

Deep in the heart of the Grand Hall of Justice lies the Black Museum, Justice Department’s permanent exhibition of the relics from bygone crimes. Whether it’s a notorious serial killer’s trophies or the weapons of the Dark Judges, the violent history of the Big Meg is laid bare here. This horror series set in the world of Judge Dredd features the very best writers and artists. This first collection contains chilling stories by John Wagner, Al Ewing, Dan Abnett and more…

Judge Dredd: Dreadnoughts

Judge Dredd: Dreadnoughts
By Michael Carroll and John Higgins
ISBN: 9781781089385
Release Date: 9th November 2021
Price: £9.99
Pages: 64
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 259 × 187 mm

The year is 2035 and American society is crumbling, the police force become judge and jury, dispensing justice on the streets. Police brutality in response to public protests sparks even greater restrictions on what American citizens are free to do. This is the horror story of a descent into fascism and the beginnings of the world of Judge Dredd.

This collection features some of Tom’s outstanding work for IPC/Fleetway from titles like BusterWhoopee!JackpotWhizzer & Chips and Oink!, amongst others. With quotes from the man himself and some extra, added treasures, this is a must have for fans of British humour comics both young and old!

Misty Presents: The Jaume Rumeu Collection - Final Cover

Misty Presents: The Jaume Rumeu Collection
ISBN: 9781781089378
Out: 11th November 2021
Price: £12.99
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 259×187mm

Black widows, mad scientists, femme fatales and giant spiders abound in this collection of horrifying Misty stories, all drawn by comics maestro Jaume Rumeu Perera! This collection celebrates one of the most iconic villains in British girls’ comics: the lethal Mrs. Webb, a raging femme fatale with killer style and a bone to pick with the British Establishment. 

Determined to take over the country with her army of giant arachnids, only two schoolgirls stand between her and global domination! Full of stunning artwork, terrifying twists, beautiful – but deadly – women, and, of course – giant spiders, this is an essential comic for any horror connoisseur.

Read our Creator Spotlight on Jaume Rumeu

Coming Soon….

Brink Volume 4

Brink Volume 4
ISBN: 9781781089392
Release Date: 23rd November 2021
Price: £12.99
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 259 × 187 mm

The entire planet of Mercury seems to have vanished and a video clip is implicated in what looks like a mass-kill … as always on the brink of existence, truth may be stranger than fiction. In the late 21st century, after humanity has left the Earth it poisoned and now huddles in deep-space Habitats, life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, with many spilling over into madness. HSD cop Bridget Kurtis has investigated cults and murders that have driven her to the very edge, but now she must stop the spread of a viral video clip which sends viewers insane…

The Treasury of British Comics Presents: The Tom Paterson Collection

The Treasury of British Comics Presents: The Tom Paterson Collection
ISBN: 9781781089408
Out: 25th November 2021
Price: £19.99
Pages: 192
Format: Standard hardcover and webshop exclusive hardcover with cover by Tom Paterson
Dimensions: 210x276mm

Scottish artist Tom Paterson is one of the most inventive and influential cartoonists British comics have produced. Inspired by the work of George Martin, Leo Baxendale and Ken Reid, Tom’s work was unmistakable – packed with visual comedic gags and giving each one that instant re-readability. 

• Read Lew Stringer’s review of the Tom Paterson Collection

Durham Red - Born Bad

Durham Red – Born Bad (Digital Only)
By Alec Worley, Ben Wilsher and Lee Carter
ISBN: 9781781089736
Release Date: 1st December 2021
Price: £7.99
Pages: 68
Format: Digital

Fan favourite character Durham Red returns in a radical reimagining the character by Alec Worley and Ben Willsher. This collection follows her gun slinging adventures as the Strontium Bitch – a vampiric mutant bounty hunter feared by mutants and mere morals alike – tries to collect a bounty that doesn’t want to be found. Collected in a digital-only graphic novel for the first time, this collection also features two extra holiday-themed stories, also by Worley and Willsher.

Hellman of Hammer Force

Hellman of Hammer Force
ISBN: 9781781089422
Out: 9th December 2021
Price: £12.99
Pages: 112
Format: Standard paperback and webshop exclusive hardcover
Dimensions: 276×210 mm

This isn’t your grandad’s war comic – never had there been an anti-hero like Hellman of Hammer Force! One of the major highlights of the controversial 1970s comic, Action, Major Kurt Hellman is a Panzer commander in the 1940 German invasion of Belgium. But this man is no Nazi – he avoids taking life wherever possible, all while facing foes without and treachery within! 

Collected for the first time, and from the very beginning, this groundbreaking series of thrilling combat is written by Gerry Finley-Day (Rogue Trooper) and drawn by Mike Dorey (Ro-Busters).

• Check out our Action comic micro site here

• Check out our full guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases in 2021 here

• Check out our guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases we know about so far coming in 2022 here

2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine are on sale in all good newsagents, and from the 2000AD web shop

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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