Here’s a guide to Rebellion releases for this week and beyond, opening with 2000AD Prog 2142, which comes with a crazily creepy Cthulu-inspired cover from Adam Brown to lead us into “Indigo Prime: Fall of the House of Vista”, on sale tomorrow, and issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic offering a delicious smorgasbord of horror-tinged thrills – not all of them with tentacles.
Things are decidedly difficult for Judge Dredd in “Control” and playing with people’s heads seems to be very much the theme of the issue, with psychic shocks in “Anderson, Psi-Division: Martyrs” and a tasty dose of nastiness in a tiny country village in “Thistlebone“, offering gorgeous art from Simon Davis. As ever, artist Tiernen Trevallion throws himself wholesale into making the penultimate episode of Gordon Rennie‘s Absalom: Terminal Diagnosis Book 2 as utterly unsettling as ever, building to its conclusion next prog.
Also out now from Rebellion is Judges by Michael Carroll, the latest novella in the critically acclaimed Judges series, set in the early days of Justice Dept, available exclusively from shop.2000AD.com. The latest novella in the critically-acclaimed series exploring the early days of Justice Department and the Judges!
In the United States of America in 2041, all Errol Quon ever wanted was to be a cop. Friends, family—even the instructors at the academy – urged her to quit, but she stuck to it, becoming the last cop ever to graduate. Quon’s assigned to Golgotha, Alabama, and partnered up with Judge Unity Kurzweil, hunting a lead on an old case. And there’s still a few things the last cop can teach one of the first Judges…
Operation: Overlord #3 by Bruno Falba and Davide Fabbri is also on sale today in all good comic shops, the penultimate of the D-Day-focused war title.
1944, Bulford Camp has a faithfully constructed replica of the Merville gun battery, a strategic D-Day objective. This German artillery piece threatens Sword Beach and must at all costs be dismantled to facilitate the landing of Allied forces on the beaches of Normandy. Adrien Bellefontaine, a Canadian artist, is part of the paratrooper unit who must protect the left flank of the battalion taking the battery and this is his story.
• 2000AD is online at 2000ad.com – and don’t forget Judge Dredd Megazine 410 is on sale now, too – featuring Judge Dredd, DeMarco, P.I., Diamond Dogs, The Returners and Anderson – Psi-division – and a terrific Judge Anderson supplement
IN THIS PROG…
JUDGE DREDD // CONTROL Part 2
Writer: Rob Williams Art: Chris Weston Colour: Chris Bythe Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! The psychopathic SJS Judge Pin murders officers that fall short of her standards, and JD is right now in her sights…
INDIGO PRIME// FALL OF THE HOUSE OF VISTA Part Four
Script: Kek-W Art: Lee Carter Lettering: Ellie de Ville
The multiverse. There is an infinite number of parallel realities, and all need managing in case of dimensional instability. This is where INDIGO PRIME comes in, the multiverse’s troubleshooters, whose agents — recruited post-death — are trained to deal with space/ time catastrophes. Now, following the Christhulhu event, in which Major Arcana forced the Lanzer Corporation into the open, IP’s HQ has been destroyed…
ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION // MARTYRS Part Six
Writer: Emma Beeby Art: Aneke Colour: Barbara Nosenzo Letters: Simon Bowland
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Psi-Div is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, its operatives deal with all manner of paranormal crimes, and Cassandra ANDERSON is Psi-Div’s top telepath. Now she’s been trying to rehabilitate Psi-Judge Karyn, who can’t control the monster that dwells within her, and tracked down where she’s been abducted to…
ABSALOM // TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS Part Seven
Script: Gordon Rennie Art: Tiernen Trevallion Letters: Ellie de Ville
UK, 2017. Inspector Harry ABSALOM is an old-school copper — curmudgeonly anti- authoritarian, he’s been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from cancer, he’s the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the 16th century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell. Now, he’s leading a unit that is storming The Mills, a demon stronghold, to rescue his grandchildren…
THISTLEBONE Part Eight
Script: T. C. Eglington Art: Simon Davis Letters: Annie Parkhouse
England, 2019. The rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past — namely that it once hosted a cult worshipping an ancient deity called THISTLEBONE. Led by the charismatic Jasper Hillman, their pagan beliefs led to the attempted sacrifice of the young Avril Eason. She escaped, and now, years later, Avril has returned to Harrowvale with journalist Seema Chaudry to ensure that the cult is truly dead…
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Digest – Judge Dredd: Ghost Town – On Sale Now
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Leo Baxendale’s Sweeny Toddler – On Sale Now
Sweeny Toddler was Leo Baxendale’s greatest creation for IPC – a two-year-old terror who manages to cause mayhem from beyond his pram and cot. This is a brilliant collection of strips, crammed with utter silliness and amazing invention. Genius at work!
Roy of the Rovers: Best of the 1950s – On Sale Now
Celebrating 65 years of goals and glory in 2019, this first in a spectacular new luxury treasury series collects the very best stories from the first decade of Roy of the Rovers comics. Roy Race is only a schoolboy but the scouts from the mighty Melchester Rovers have spotted his talent, and now he’s on his way to a career as professional footballer! But how will Roy settle into the ranks at Rovers? Can he deal with the competition, the pressure, and the fan’s expectations? The legend begins here! An icon of British comics and sporting history is born, with his origin presented in glorious hardback for the first time.
Don’t forget the Roy of the Rovers runs until Sunday 3rd November 2019 at the National Football Museum, Urbis building, Manchester, M4 3BG. The exhibition is free to attend, along with the wider programme – read our news story here | More about the National Football Museum online at www.nationalfootballmuseum.com
ON SALE SOON FROM REBELLION
The Complete Future Shocks Volume 2 – 7th August
The Vigilant: Legacy – 14th August
Best of Steel Commando – 22nd August
Roy of the Rovers: Best of the 1960s – 22nd August
Operation: Overlord #4 – 28th August
Scarlet Traces: A War of the Worlds Anthology – 5th September
Grey Area: A Long Way Home – 5th September
Judge Dredd: The Small House – 5th September
Wildcat 2: Loner – 5th September
Roy of the Rovers 65th Anniversary Special – 11th September
Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files 17 (US) – 17th September
Misty Presents The Jordi Badia Romero Collection – 17th October
I’ve had a sneak peek at this and it looks absolutely amazing!
Operation Overlord (Graphic Novel) – 14th November
Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 34 – 14th November
Ken Reid’s World Wide Weirdies Volume 1 – 28th November
The Dark Judges – The Fall of Deadworld Book Two – 28th November
The Complete Judge Dredd Case Files 18 (US) – 3rd December
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Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.