Rebellion reveals Charlie Adlard’s webshop exclusive cover for Smash! The Broxteth Devil, featuring Robot Archie

Last year, a cavalcade of classic comics characters collided for the first time, as they tried to stop The Spider from pulling off the heist of the century! And later this year, readers can pick up the full story in Smash! The Broxeth Devil from Paul Grist, Tom Foster, Anna Morozova, Jimmy Broxton and V.V. Glass.

But that’s not all! Rebellion have just revealed that not only is Smash! now available for pre-order, from the 2000AD web shop, comic shops and other retailers, but that there will also be an exclusive webshop-only hardback edition of the story – which comes complete with a new cover from the amazing Charlie Adlard!

Smash! The Broxeth Devil - Webshop Exclusive Cover by Charlie Adlard, featuring Robot Archie

Superheroes from across the ages – assemble! Smash! The Broxteth Devil unleashes the power of some of comics’ greatest characters of all time!

This action-packed team-up is written by Paul Grist (Jack Staff) with art by Tom Foster (Judge Dredd), Anna Morozova (Lowborn High), Jimmy Broxton (Goldtiger) and V.V. Glass (The Last Witch), and is available in both paperback and hardback editions, releasing this December.

And for hardback fans, The Treasury of British Comics will be offering a fantastic new hardback edition cover from superstar artist Charlie Adlard (The Walking Deadwhich is only available from the 2000AD webshop.

This hardback edition joins the paperback edition, also available now for pre-order, and sporting an incredible cover from Andy Clarke (Batman & Robin) featuring characters like Jane Bond, The Spider, and Robot Archie!

Written by renowned artist/writer Paul Grist, Smash! The Broxteth Devil collects all of last year’s Smash! miniseries together into a fast-paced action-adventure which features the very best and the most outlandish heroes, superheroes, and anti-heroes that comics can offer. 

In Victorian London, when Janus Stark traps a demon in a stone idol he creates a prize too alluring for criminal masterminds to resist. Enter the King of Crooks – The Spider – who tasks his infamous Crime Syndicate with stealing the statuette.

Thus begins a six decade-spanning adventure featuring a host of British comics’ finest heroes who must team up to ensure The Spider never lays his hands on the idol. From two very different 1960s secret agents – Jane Bond and The Steel Claw – to mechanical menaces Robot Archie and the murderous AI Max from The Thirteenth Floor, and villainous anti-hero The Spider and supernatural avenger Cursitor Doom, this is a series a whole century in the making.

This brand new story unleashes the power of some of the last century’s greatest comic book characters. Having been inspired by them to create his acclaimed self-published series Jack Staff, Grist now realises his vision with the original versions of these legendary characters.

• Pre-order Smash! The Broxeth Devil – 2000AD webshop hardback exclusive edition here

• Pre-order Smash! The Broxeth Devil regular edition here

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