Upcoming Rebellion Releases: 2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine, and a SciFi Special, too!

Two new stories start in 2000AD this week, which comes with a cracking cover by Greg Staples: the first, the stunning “Judge Dredd: Special Relationship” by Rob Williams and Patrick Goddard, which picks up plot threads from last year’s “The Hard Way”, as tensions rise between MC-1 and Brit-Cit in the wake of the Atlantis attack.

Plus, there’s “Malice in Plunderland” from Dan Abnett and Tazio Bettin, the penultimate chapter in the Bulletopia arc. With all the other thrills in the latest edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, don’t miss out – it’s on sale in newsagents and comic shops now.

We’ve also included information on just some of the new books and comics coming soon from Rebellion, including another smashing Roy of the Rovers graphic novel, and intel on the latest 2000AD Sci-Fi Special – out next week.

Right. Hold onto your hats – we’re going in!

Out This Week…

2000AD Prog 2289
Out: Today, 6th July 2022 £3.25
North America: 24 August 2022
Cover by Greg Staples

2000AD Prog 2289 | Cover by Greg Staples

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: Special Relationship by Rob Williams (Writer) Patrick Goddard (Artist) Quinton Winter (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Mega-City One, 2144 AD. Home to over 180 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! Now, in the wake of the attack on the Atlantis complex, it is being rebuilt by a joint Mega-City and Brit-Cit taskforce…

Hope: In The Shadows by Guy Adams (Writer) Jimmy Broxton (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

An alternate 1940s USA. World War Two is over, victory having been secured by occult means, and consequently magic is a part of everyday life. Mallory HOPE is one such skilled operative, though calling on the dark arts takes its toll on the user. He’s also a P.I., hired for all manner of down n’ dirty jobs, and being based in Los Angeles means he’s often involved in the movie business – and a film production appears cursed…

Skip Tracer: Valhalla by James Peaty (Writer) Paul Marshall (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

The Cube, the 27th century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s home to every kind of undesirable and wanted criminal. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake came in, a former soldier turned psi-tracker. But now Blake, who has been hiding out with his daughter for the last fifteen years, has been brought in…

Dexter – Bulletopia: Malice In Plunderland by Dan Abnett (Writer) Tazio Bettin (Artist) Matt Soffe (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

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, and Dexter, Carrie Hosanna and Billi Octavo are on the run, trying to get to sanctuary in Mangapore…

Brink: Mercury Retrograde by Dan Abnett (Writer) INJ Culbard (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. But life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, often spilling over into madness. Sects are rife, and both the Habitat Security Division and certain journalists are investigating…

Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop & apps | for iPad, Android and Windows 10

Survival Geeks: Crisis on Infinite Nerds (digital)
Writers: Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby | Artists: Neil Googe | Colourist: Gary Caldwell | Letterers: Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville, Jim Campbell
Out: Today, 6th July 2022 – Digital, 136 pages | £7.99
ISBN: 9781786186706

Survival Geeks: Crisis of Infinite Nerds (digital)

Sam, Simon, Clive and Rufus having been traversing the multiverse in a misfiring trans-dimensional terrace house! Armed only with their wits and nerd trivia, they have to survive the deadly universes in which they find themselves! But with a deadly interdimensional comic con and an army of themselves standing their way, will the hapless geeks ever find their way home?

The second volume of Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby and Neil Googe’s hilarious sci-fi satire continues in this digital exclusive graphic novel!

Available in digital from: Amazon Kindle, 2000AD webshop, 2000AD apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10 Amazon Kindle

Coming Soon….

Check out our full guide to Rebellion releases, including Treasury of British Comics collections in 2022 here

2000AD Sci Fi Special 2022
On Sale from 13th July 2022 in the UK
ISBN-139781786188175
Writers: Dan Abnett, David Baillie, Kek-W, Paul Cornell, Karl Stock & Mike Carroll
Artists: Warren Pleece, Steven Austin, Emma Viaceli, V.V. Glass & Stewart Kenneth Moore | Colour: Barbara Nosenzo
Cover: Luke Preece

2000AD Sci Fi Special 2022 | Cover: Luke Preece

Marking 2000AD‘s 45th birthday, 2022’s summer special has a musical theme as the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic continues to celebrate 45 Revolutions Per Minute with Comic Rock!

This 48-page special features stories inspired by each writers’ favourite song – Judge Dredd is targeted by a disillusioned fellow Judge in a new story by Mike Carroll & Stewart K. Moore, Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli take Psi-Judge Anderson into the mind of a mysterious psychic perp, Dan Abnett’s hitmen Sinister Dexter encounter a gun with special properties.

Meanwhile, Kek-W & Steven Austin drop Judge Death in the middle of a Block War, Karl Stock & Warren Pleece sink their teeth into Fiends of the Eastern Front, and David Baillie & VV Glass take on everyone’s lumpen mutant bounty hunter Middenface McNulty – plus more!

Available in print from newsagents and comic book shops via Diamond, or direct from the 2000AD web shop here | Also available from Amazon Kindle (Affiliate Link)

Judge Dredd Megazine 446
Out in the UK: 13th July 2022 £5.99
North America: 17th August $10.99
Diamond: MAY221713
Cover: Andy Clarke

Judge Dredd Megazine 446 | Cover by Andy Clarke

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: Regicide by Arthur Wyatt (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist) Jim Boswell (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Death Cap by TC Eglington (Writer)
Boo Cook (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Tales from the Black Museum by Liam Johnson (Writer) Antonio Fuso (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Lawless: Ballots Over Badrock by Dan Abnett (Writer), Phil Windslade (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

Bagged graphic novel: Hook Jaw by Alec Worley (Writer) Leigh Gallagher, Staz Johnson, Neil Roberts (Artist) Simon Bowland Annie Parkhouse (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

Hawk the Slayer #4
Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Henry Flint Letterer: Rob Steen
UK and Digital: 13th July £3.99
North America: TBC $6.50
Cover: Greg Staples

Hawk the Slayer #4 | Cover by Greg Staples

The all-new comic-book sequel to the cult sword n’ sorcery movie continues as Hawk and his companions battle the nightmarish horrors of the Forest of Weir.

Available in print from: comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

Judge Dredd: The Citadel
Writer: John Wagner | Artists: Dan Cornwell, Colin MacNeil, John Higgins | Colourists: Sally Jane Hurst, Dylan Teague, Chris Blythe | Letterer: Annie Parkhouse
Out: 20th July 2022, Paperback, 128 pages | £16.99 / $24
ISBN: 9781786185686

Judge Dredd - "Citadel" by John Wagner and Dan Cornwell

The Apocalypse War rages and Judge Dredd leads a squad of Cadet Judges into battle, launching an assault upon The Citadel, where Sov forces have set up base. But now, 40 years later, former Cadet Judge Winterton, on the day of his execution, will tell the truth about what happened during the Apocalypse War, why the mission was subsequently covered up, and the secret that Judge Dredd himself has been hiding for the past 40 years.

Available in print from: 2000AD webshop, book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

Roy of the Rovers: The £100 Million Game
Writer: Rob Williams | Artist: David Sque | Colourists: John Charles, Guilherme Lindemberg Mendes | Letterer: Jim Campbell
Out: 21st July 2022, Paperback, 72 pages | £12.99
ISBN: 9781786184979

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

The eighth book in the football-tastic Roy of the Rovers graphic novel series. Part of the third season, this exciting series is written by award-winning comics writer Rob Williams.

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?

Available in print from: Treasury of British comics webshop, book stores, Amazon, and UK comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

The Best of Cat Girl
Cover: Elkys Nova Writer on “Return of Cat Gil”: RAMZEE Artist: Giorgio Giorgetti (Sally strips)
Out: 7th August, Paperback, 128 pages | £16.99 / $18.99
ISBN: 978-1786187833

The Best of Cat Girl - cover by Elkys Nova

The beloved UK superheroine finally pounces into her own collection! From the pages of classic 1960s girls’ comic Sally comes the first ever collection of beloved British superheroine The Cat Girl! Cathy Carter is not your average teen. She can jump further, fight longer and climb higher than anyone she knows – with the aid of a magic suit, she is Cat Girl!

Facing off in glamorous, globetrotting adventures against supervillains and master criminals, Cathy often finds the hardest fight comes from her bumbling detective father, who doesn’t believe Cathy can fend for herself. Can Cathy save the world when the person trying to hold her back – is her dad?

This collection contains Cat Girl’s latest adventure, “Cat Girl Returns” from the Tammy & Jinty special, as well as a purrfect selection of the best classic Cat Girl stories from Sally, and a brand new cover from Elkys Nova.

Available in print from: Treasury of British comics webshop, book stores, Amazon, and UK comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 40
Creative Team: Various
Out: 4th August 2022, Paperback, 272 pages | £21.99
ISBN: 978-1786185839

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 40

In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner – he is Judge Dredd!The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with the gripping and timely epic Total War. Judge Dredd battles a terrorist organization called Total War, who are determined to democratise Mega-City One – or destroy it. Total War have two hundred thermonuclear devices planted across the city and one will be detonated each day the Judges remain in power. Total War will have democratization – or they will have mass-death. The choice is the Judges’ – and time is running out.

Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century – John Higgins (Watchmen), Henry Flint (Zombo), Ian Gibson (The Ballad of Halo Jones) and D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces) – the Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.

Available in print from: 2000 AD webshop, book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop & apps for iPadAndroid and Windows 10

The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume IV (4)
Writer: Mike Butterworth Artists: Don Lawrence, Miquel Quesada, Philip Corke
Out: 18th August 2022, Paperback, 240 pages | £23.99
ISBN: 978-1786187840

The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume Four

The fourth omnibus of the science-fiction classic, The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire, collects the stories published from 1973 through to 1976. Don Lawrence’s painted art continues to be a highlight of the series, and as he takes a sabbatical from the strip Miguel Quesada and Philip Corke match his impressive work with their own style.

The Trigan Empire remains resilient against enemies on all fronts, from treacherous politicians, murderous Zith assassins, and alien invaders, Trigo and Janno protect the citizens of Elekton.

Available in print from: Treasury of British comics webshop, book stores, Amazon, and UK comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

Check out our full guide to Rebellion releases, including Treasury of British Comics collections in 2022 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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