It’s a busy week for Rebellion Publishing, with new collections, a new, thoroughly enjoyable edition of Best of 2000AD, out today, quickly followed by the latest 2000AD and Monster Fun. Without further ado, here’s the intel!
Best of 2000AD Volume Two
Out: Now | Paperback, 192 pages | £14.99 / $22.99
Writers: Al Ewing, Dan Abnett, Tom Shapira, Pat Mills, Alan Moore, Alan Grant, Jamie Delano, Alan Davis
Artists: Colin Wilson, INJ Culbard, Kevin O’Neill, Steve Dillon, Mick McMahon, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer
Colourists: Chris Blythe, John Higgins
Letterers: Annie Parkhouse, Simon Bowland, Steve Potter, Tony Jacob, Tom Frame, Jack Potter
Best of 2000AD is a landmark series from the cult comic, bursting with the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’s best stories for a new generation of readers. With its long history, there are many great stories new fans may have missed, and this new title provides a perfect jumping on point – and includes terrific new material, too.
Every Best of 2000AD will contain a mix of modern classics and gems from the vault, including a new Judge Dredd adventure, fresh essays by prominent popular culture writers, a graphic novel-length feature presentation by global legends and a vintage Dredd case.
In this volume: Judge Dredd hunts untraceable assassins firing Magic Bullets , in a superb story by Al Ewing and Colin Wilson; even robots get the Red Planet Blues from Alan Moore, Steve Dillon and John Higgins; not even Mega City One’s brightest can escape The Vampire Effect; and join the front line of the resistance against intergalactic bigots in Gothic masterpiece Nemesis The Warlock!
Boasting brand new covers from an all-star line-up of artists including Becky Cloonan (The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys) and Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) with designer Tom Muller (X-Men), Best of 2000AD is the essential gateway into the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
• Available in print from: 2000AD webshop, book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10
2000AD Prog 2317
UK and DIGITAL: 1st February £3.50
NORTH AMERICA: 1st March
Cover: Mark Harrison
In this issue:
Judge Dredd: The Hagger They Fall by Arthur Wyatt, Rob Williams (Writer) Paul Marshall (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Mega-City One, 2145 AD. Home to over 200 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant and only future cops the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, Dredd’s still tracking down the mercenaries that tried to assassinate him and Maitland on Atlantis…
The Out: Book Three by Dan Abnett (Writer) Mark Harrison (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
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 been seeking other ex-pat humans — but now, having been questioned after her brush with the Tankinar, she’s escaped…
Joe Pineapples: Tin Man by Pat Mills (Writer) Simon Bisley (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Former war-droids, the ABC Warriors were reassigned to bring peace to the frontier planet of Mars. Comprising Hammerstein, Deadlock, Blackblood, Steelhorn, Mongrol and Happy Shrapnel, the Mek-Nifcent Seven’s sharpshooter was Joe Pineapples, a robot with more secrets than most. Now he and sewer-droid Ro-Jaws are at the other end of the universe — Joe n’ Ro, lost in space, out of gas, out of love n’ outta luck!
The Order: Heart of Darkness by Kek-W (Writer) John Burns (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wurms, creatures that break into our reality. Defending humanity are THE ORDER, a band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But time has become fractured, and the despotic Francis Bacon is determined to rule a vast empire. Now, The Order must battle the shadow-creatures at the edge of time itself…
Proteus Vex: Crawlspace by Mike Carroll (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist) Jim Boswell (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
The far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — became an enemy of the Alliance when he released info about past war crimes. But now war with the Scorchers has broken out…
• Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10
Monster Fun Ghoulish Gaming Special
Out: Wednesday 1st February 2023
Combining screen-free fun with children’s love of video games, the Monster Fun Ghoulish Gaming Special, the sixth issue of the relaunched humour title, features three brand new comic strips. This includes the exciting “Witch vs Warlock” from up-and-coming Marvel Comics talent Ramsey Hassan (A.K.A Ramzee), alongside art from renowned artist, Rebecca Morse, where two rivals battle it out for supernatural supremacy at Wychwood Academy for Magic.
The Monster Fun Ghoulish Gaming Special is available from selected WHSmith, Martin McColls, One Stop, Waitrose stores, and local newsagents. It can also be bought via the Monster Fun website – monsterfun.co.uk – where back issues and subscriptions to the comic can also be purchased
• Read our news item about the new Monster Fun Ghoulish Gaming Special here
Strontium Dog – Search and Destroy Volume Two
Out: 2 February 2023 | Paperback, 192 pages | £24.99
Writers: John Wagner, Alan Grant
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letterers: Peter Knight, Carlos Ezquerra, John Aldrich, Steve Potter
Strontium Dog Search and Destroy 2 – The 2000 AD Years collects the earliest SD strips to appear in 2000AD after the sci-fi comic it originally appeared in, Starlord, was merged with the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
Co-created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, the team behind Judge Dredd, this collection includes the beautifully-coloured spreads that appeared in the original 2000AD run and includes the classic Strontium Dog story, “The Schicklgruber Grab”, in which mutant bounty hunter, Johnny Alpha and his partner travel to the past to capture Adolf Hitler!
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 41
Out: 2nd February 2023 | Paperback, 288 pages | £24.99
Writers: Gordon Rennie, John Wagner, Simon Spurrier
Artist: Karl Richardson, Andrew Currie, Phil Winslade, Carlos Ezquerra, Kev Walker, Cam Kennedy, Dave Taylor, PJ Holden, Boo Cook
Colourists: Chris Blythe, Len O’Grady
Letterers: Tom Frame, Annie Parkhouse
In Mega-City One the Judges are a hardened police force acting as judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd. He is the Law, and these are his stories. This latest collection of Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files sees Dredd continue to track down the murderous PJ Maybe, take the Scottish artist Kenny Who to court, and stop the angry war veteran-turned-Mandroid Nate Slaughterhouse. Written by John Wagner (A History of Violence) and drawn by a host of acclaimed artists including Kev Walker (The Eternals), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars), and Carlos Ezquerra (Preacher), this is Judge Dredd at his pulse-pounding best.
Coming Soon: Judge Dredd Megazine 453
UK and DIGITAL: 15 February £6.99
NORTH AMERICA: 22nd March $10.99
COVER: Nick Percival
In this issue:
• Judge Dredd: One-Eyed Jacks by Ken Niemand (Writer) Kieran McKeown (Artist) Quinton Winter (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
• Storm Warning: Dead & Gone by John Reppion (Writer) Clint Langley (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
• Dark Judges: Death Metal Planet by David Hine (Writer) Nick Percival (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
• Devlin Waugh: Karma Police by Aleš Kot (Writer) Rob Richardson (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
• Judge Dredd: Year One by Matt Smith (Writer) Simon Coleby (Artist) Leonard O’Grady (Colourist) Chris Mowry (Letterer)
• Judge Dredd – Mega-City Two: City of Courts by Douglas Wolk (Writer) Ulises Farinas (Artist) Ryan Hill (Colourist) Tom B. Long (Letterer)
Treasury Classic: Romance Comics by Carlos Ezquerra (Artist)
• Surfer: Book Two by John Wagner (Writer) Colin MacNeil (Artist) Chris Blythe (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
Features: Gerry Anderson retrospective, Honor Vincent interview, Michael Molcher interview
Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10
COMING SOON FROM REBELLION…
• 2000AD Prog 2318 – 8th February
• Judge Dredd Megazine #453 – 15th February
• Devlin Waugh: The Reckoning – 14th March
• Judge Dredd: Regicide – 14th March
• The Leopard From Lime Street Volume 3 – 16th March
• Pandora Perfect – 28th March
• Hawk the Slayer – 28th March
• Essential Judge Dredd: Judgement Day – 11th April
• Best of 2000AD Volume 3 – 9th May
• Check out our guide to announced Rebellion 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics book releases so far here
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