Warcraft Director Duncan Jones to Make Rogue Trooper Movie

Rogue Trooper Movie

Acclaimed filmmaker Duncan Jones is to bring Rogue Trooper, a character from the legendary award-winning British comic book 2000 AD, to the big screen.

And if you are thinking 2000AD – That’s Judge Dredd right, What is this Rogue Trooper? Please see the intro video below:

 

 

It will see the critically-lauded director of Moon, Source Code, Warcraft and Mute write and direct the as-yet-unnamed picture.

Jones confirmed the new joint venture between Liberty Films and Rebellion, the Oxford-based games publishers and owners of 2000 AD, on his Twitter account today.

“For years now, I have felt a sting as Marvel and DC have poured out their entire comic roster into film. Wonderful for their fans, but every new release I silently scream “Where’s all the 2000 AD?!” I’m so excited to finally be able to right that wrong and bring Finley-Day and Gibbons’ Rogue Trooper, a seminal British spun war yarn, to the big screen!” said Jones.

Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion, said:

“Rogue Trooper has always been one of my favourite old school thrills from 2000 AD. I’m very happy to be working closely with Duncan and Stuart on this project and look forward to seeing the results on the silver screen.”

Chris Kingsley, Co-founder and CTO of Rebellion, said: “The first time I met Duncan he had a Mohawk – I’m tickled pink to see he’s now brought it back with a full-on Nu blue. It shows his unique level of commitment and passion for Rogue Trooper, and that’s why we’re so excited to be working with him and his legions.”

The deal was negotiated by producer Stuart Fenegan and Rebellion’s Jason Kingsley. Fenegan will produce the film under his and Jones’ Liberty Films banner, Jason Kingsley and Chris Kingsley will Executive Produce.

Fenegan said: “Eat leaden death Nort scum!”

Rogue Trooper is one of the greatest characters to come out of 2000 AD, which also publishes characters such as Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, and Strontium Dog. Created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons, Rogue Trooper is a genetically-engineered soldier bred to fight on Nu-Earth, a hellish planet consumed by an endless war between the Norts and the Southers. The sole survivor of a massacre that claimed his fellow GIs, Rogue sets out on a mission to find the traitor who betrayed them – the personalities of three dead comrades plugged into his helmet, backpack, and rifle.

Jones is one of a generation of leading British film directors who have been inspired by the satirical, anti-establishment and hyper-violent comic strips in 2000 AD. First published in 1977, 2000 AD has been at the cutting edge of British culture for four decades and continues to publish ground-breaking science fiction, fantasy, and horror comics.

2000 AD 40th Anniversary Graphic Novel List

Thrill Power Overload

Our friends at 2000 AD have just announced their graphic novel list 2017 which is the publication’s 40th anniversary year!

Highlights of 2017 include the first ever collection of Alan McKenzie and John Ridgeway’s The Journal of Luke Kirby – the boy wizard character that predated Harry Potter – as well as strong new characters such as Meta Lawson in Lawless: Welcome to Badrock, Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade’s fan favourite series about an off-world Judge doing things her own way with frontier justice.

Kek-W and legendary comics artist John Burns blaze through 10,000 years of history and combine a robotic knight, an ancient order of warriors, a young woman searching for the legacy of her father, and giant time-travelling worms in The Order.

John Wagner, Alan Grant, and Mick McMahon’s bleak post-apocalyptic The Last American returns to print for the first time in over a decade in April; and a brand new collection of Ian Edginton and D’Israeli’s Scarlet Traces kicks off both the year and the ongoing saga about the shocking aftermath of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds.

Fans of Britain’s biggest comics export, Judge Dredd, won’t be disappointed either, with Michael Carroll’s modern epic Every Empire Falls in January and new volumes of the bestselling Judge Dredd: The Complete Cases Files series in August and November, along with early cases from the life of psychic cop Judge Anderson in Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra, and Steve Yeowell’s Cadet Anderson: Teenage Kyx.

Being collected for the first time on both sides of the Atlantic in July is the latest comic based on the world of the 2012 movie DREDD, with Judge Anderson stepping into the limelight in Anderson: The Deep End by Alec Worley and Paul Davidson.

Most of 2017’s list will be available simultaneously in the UK, Ireland, and North America, but this year sees three dedicated Dredd titles for the US and Canadian market – Judge Dredd Case Files 13 and 14, and Judge Dredd: The Cape and Cowl Crimes, which collects the lawman’s deadly encounters with some of the most bizarre superpowered criminals you’ll ever meet!

2000 AD’s graphic novels are available to buy from all good book and comic book shops, as well as through 2000adonline.com, Amazon, and other online retailers. Digital copies can be purchased from the 2000 AD webshop as well as the 2000 AD apps for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices.

JANUARY

Cadet Anderson: Teenage Kyx

By Alan Grant (w), Carlos Ezquerra, Patrick Goddard, Steve Yeowell (a), Chris Blythe, Eva De La Cruz (c), Annie Parkhouse (l)

9781781085394 | UK | Trade paperback | 128 pages | £14.99

The Complete Scarlet Traces Vol. 1

By Ian Edginton (w), D’Israeli (a+l)

9781781085028 (UK) 9781781085011 (US) | UK/US | Trade paperback | 144 pages | £15.99 / $19.99

Judge Dredd Case Files 13 (US edition)

By John Wagner, Alan Grant (w), Dougie Braithwaite, John Higgins, Barry Kitson, Will Simpson, Jim Baikie, Colin MacNeil, Cliff Robinson, Liam McCormack-Sharp, Mick Austin, Mike Collins, Peter Vetner, Carlos Ezquerra, Christ Weston, Cam Kennedy, Vanyo, Paul Marshall, Jeff Anderson, Steve Yeowell (a), Tom Frame, Steve Potter (l)

9781781084984 | Trade paperback | 272 pages | $24.99

FEBRUARY

Thrill Power Overload: Forty Years of 2000 AD

By David Bishop and Karl Stock (w)

9781781085226 | UK/US | Hardcover | 320 pages | £35 /$45.00

2000 AD’s Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power!

By John Wagner, Alan Grant, Rob Williams, Steve MacManus, Kevin O’Neill, Pat Mills, Malcom Shaw, John Smith (w), Duncan Fegredo, Brian Bolland, Carlos Ezquerra, Dylan Teague, Kevin O’Neill, Colin Wilson, Steve Dillon, John Burns, Chris Weston (a) COLOUR & LETTERS

9781781085400 | UK | Trade paperback | 122 pages | £12.99

Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls

By Michael Caroll (w), Paul Davidson, Colin MacNeil, Henry Flint, PJ Holden, Carlos Ezquerra (a), Chris Blythe, Adam Brown (c), Annie Parkhouse (l)

9781781085318 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 240 pages | £19.99/ $25

MARCH

The Order: Die Mensch Machine

By Kek-W (w), John Burns (a), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville (l)

9781781085271 | UK | Trade paperback | 128 pages | £14.99 / $20

Kingdom: Aux Drift

By Dan Abnett (w), Richard Elson (a), Abigail Ryder (c), Simon Bowland and Ellie De Ville (l)

9781781085288 | UK | Trade paperback | 144 pages | £15.99 / $21.99

APRIL

Judge Dredd: The Cape and Cowl Crimes (US edition)

By John Wagner, Alan Grant, Andy Lanning, Steve White, Robbie Morrison, Simon Spurrier, Alec Worley (w), Eric Powell, Alan Davis, Simon Bisley, Carlos Ezquerra, and Ben Willsher, Mike Collins, Dermot Power, Richard Elson, Paul Marshall (a), Chris Blythe (c), Tom Frame, Annie Parkhouse, Sam Gretton (l)

9781781085257 | US | Trade paperback | 160 pages | $19.99

The Last American

By John Wagner & Alan Grant (w), Mick McMahon (a), Phil Felix (l)

9781781085448 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 144 pages | £17.99 / $24

MAY

Summer Magic: The Complete Journal of Luke Kirby

By Alan McKenzie (w), John Ridgeway, Steve Parkhouse, Graham Higgins, Tim Perkins, Nick Abazis (a), Gina Hart, Tim Perkins (c), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville, Steve Potter, Gary Gilbert, (l)

9781781085417 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 288 pages | £19.99 / $25

Sláine: The Brutania Chronicles Book Three

By Pat Mills (w), Simon Davis (a), Ellie De Ville (l)

9781781085462 | UK | Hardcover | 96 pages | £15.99

JUNE

The Complete Skizz

By Alan Moore & Jim Baikie (w), Jim Baikie (a), Tony Jacob (l)

9781781085424 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 240 pages | £19.99 / $25

Lawless: Welcome to Badrock

by Dan Abnett (w), Phil Winslade (a), Ellie De Ville (l)

B781781085431 | UK | Trade paperback | 128 pages | £14.99

JULY

Absalom: Under A False Flag

By Gordon Rennie (w), Tiernen Trevallion (a), Simon Bowland (l)

9781781085455 | UK | Trade paperback | 128 pages | £12.99

Anderson: The Deep End

By Alec Worley (w), Paul Davidson (a), Simon Bowland (l)

9781781085530 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 96 pages | £12.99/$17.99

AUGUST

Judge Dredd: Case Files 14 (US edition)

By John Wagner (w), Will Simpson, Carlos Ezquerra, Jeff Anderson (a), Tom Frame (l)

9781781085479 | US | Trade paperback | 272 pages | $25

Judge Dredd: Case Files 29

By John Wagner, John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Grant, Dan Abnett, Mark Millar, Robbie Morrison, Jim Alexander, Andrew Cartmel, John Smith, Alan Barnes, Paul Neal, Tony Skinner (w), John Burns, Jason Brashill, Cliff Robinson, Simon Jacob, Anthony Williams, Steve Yeowell, Carlos Ezquerra, Colin Macneil, Lee Sullivan, Ashley Sanders, Simon Davis, Paul Marshall, Tom Carney, Maya Gavin, Dean Ormston, Ray Bryant, Marc Wigmore (a)

9781781085486 | UK | Trade paperback | 288 pages | £19.99

SEPTEMBER

Survival Geeks

By Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby (w), Neil Googe (a), Gary Caldwell (c), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville (l)

9781781085547 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 112 pages | £12.99 / $17.99

Brink

By Dan Abnett (w), I.N.J. Culbard (a), Simon Bowland (l)

9781781085509 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 96 pages | £12.99/$17.99

OCTOBER

The Complete Future Shocks, Volume 1

Various creators

320 pages | UK/US | Details: TBC

Scarlet Traces Volume 2

By Ian Edginton (w), D’israeli (a), Annie Parkhouse (l)

320 pages | UK/US | Details: TBC

NOVEMBER

Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 30

Various creators

Trade paperback | UK | 288 pages | £19.99/ $25

DECEMBER

The Fall of Deadworld

By Kek-W (w), Dave Kendall (a), Annie Parkhouse (l), Ellie De Ville (l)

UK/US | Hardcover | 144 pages | £19.99/ $25

M.A.C.H.1 – The John Probe Mission Files

Various creators

UK | 176 pages | Details: TBC

Warlord Games Have 2000AD Miniatures Licence

Warlord Games Plan A Strontium Dog Game
Warlord Games Plan A Strontium Dog Game

Warlord Games is to produce a new line of miniatures and games based on the legendary British comic book, 2000 AD.

The worldwide licence covers miniatures games, scenery and collectable miniatures sets based on series and characters from weekly comic, which is the home of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Nemesis the Warlock, and a whole galaxy of characters from over 40 years.

Game development and designs are in the very early stages but initial plans are for a game based on the world of Strontium Dog, the popular futuristic Wild West-style series where mutated humans such as Johnny Alpha are forced to become bounty hunters.

Paul Sawyer, Head of Product Design at Warlord Games, says “Many of us at Warlord are ardent 2000 AD fans so the chance to take on a licence to work with the stories we grew up with and continue to avidly enjoy was something of a dream come true. We have many ideas to bring the wonderful stories from our favourite strips – old and new – to the tabletop and work had begun in earnest to do justice (pun intended) to Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Flesh, Slaine, Kingdom and many of their sister strips. If a mere Earthlet might dare to quote The Mighty Tharg, this is going to be scrotnig!”.

Keith Richardson, licensing manager for 2000 AD, said: “Knowing how many of the Warlord staff are fans of 2000 AD and seeing the wonderful craftsmanship in their work has me really excited. Together I’m positive that we will produce some truly zarjaz games!”

Warlord Games is a leading light in the tabletop miniature games industry. Warlord is currently developing games and miniatures for Doctor Who through licence from the BBC and has its own science fiction game written by legendary games developer, Rick Priestley – Beyond the Gates of Antares. Warlord has many game systems based on military history – from the award-winning World War II game produced in conjunction with Osprey Publishing – Bolt Action, to its massed battle games – Hail Caesar, Pike & Shotte and Black Powder. www.warlordgames.com

2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic and home of Judge Dredd, as well as a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action stars. As well as producing innovative and provocative comics for almost 40 years, it has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge. www.2000ADonline.com

Judge Dredd The Man Comes Around 2000AD

RM Guera Draws Dredd
RM Guera Draws Dredd

The artist on the critically-acclaimed Scalped crime series for Vertigo, RM Guera, comes to the Judge Dredd Megazine next week with a one-short Judge Dredd story written by Rob Williams (Cla$$warDaken).

The Man Comes Around sees Guera bring his trademark gritty European style to Mega-City One as Judge Dredd investigates a series of explosive suicides. Williams also uses the eleven-page strip to examine the effect that age is having on the lawman, who is now officially in his 70s.

Coloured by Italian artist Giulia Brusco and lettered by Anne Parkhouse, The Man Comes Around will be published inJudge Dredd Megazine #344, which is available from Wednesday 15th January. It will be available day-and-date digital from the 2000 AD iPad app and DRM-free from the 2000 AD webshop, as well as in print in the UK and via Diamond in North America.

This Dredd story brings us a peek into the life and age of Dredd, we see a scared and aging man. We seem to be facing a crisis in our every day world at the moment, morality and death. Can anyone kill Dredd? I would say that too much money could be lost, the reader base is too vast, the readers no longer save up some pocket money, they pay a subscription. And rightly so, this piece is slick, it has all the elements that you come to expect from Dredd, given to you in just a few pages. It has that pop art feel still, the stories are still as good as ever. The gore is still keeping readers turning pages or clicking the mouse. The action is keeping us on our toes, we get straight into it…KABOOM!

Given a few bells and whistles to help the lawman complete his weekly task of fighting crime in Mega-City One, we as the reader are given a bit of poetic licence within the world of Dredd, we get to add our own words, “he swears at it and tells it to shut up”

The story is fairly simple, mild terror and another choice to make for Dredd ( I seem to be getting lots of choice based reviews ),  of course Dredd win’s through. The end of the piece we are given a set up for a new follow-on story.

All in all, set your alarms/reminders for this piece of Dredd. I feel lucky to have read this piece early, and I hope that you will agree with me. This story is still good, the art is as good as ever, long may Dredd continue

 

(note – cant put in images still brian)

RM Guera Draws Dredd

RM Guera Draws Dredd
RM Guera Draws Dredd
The artist on the critically-acclaimed Scalped crime series for Vertigo, RM Guera, comes to the Judge Dredd Megazine next week with a one-short Judge Dredd story written by Rob Williams (Cla$$war, Daken).

The Man Comes Around sees Guera bring his trademark gritty European style to Mega-City One as Judge Dredd investigates a series of explosive suicides. Williams also uses the eleven-page strip to examine the effect that age is having on the lawman, who is now officially in his 70s.

Coloured by Italian artist Giulia Brusco and lettered by Anne Parkhouse, The Man Comes Around will be published in Judge Dredd Megazine #344, which is available from Wednesday 15th January. It will be available day-and-date digital from the 2000 AD iPad app and DRM-free from the 2000 AD webshop, as well as in print in the UK and via Diamond in North America.

Guera is just the latest major name from US comics to draw Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and its sister title recently, joining BPRD artists Guy Davies and James Harren.

2000AD Prog 1823

2000 AD Prog 1823
2000 AD Prog 1823

2000AD Prog 1823 Cover.

Storied include:
Judge Dredd: Black Kisses
Savage: Rise Like Lions
And the finale of the Red Seas series.

The physical edition will be available in UK stores and digitally next Wednesday (13th March), and in North American stores next month. It will also be available day-and-date through our new Apple Newsstand app, which is available to download onto iOS devices from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/2000-ad-featuring-judge-dredd/id537982373

2000AD Graphic novels for 2013AD

19 titles collecting stories of some of the biggest characters from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – Judge Dredd, Sláine, Strontium Dog – to new series that have already become fan favourites – Zombo, Indigo Prime – the schedule is packed with Thrills from an incredible roster of top comics talent, including John Wagner, Alan Moore, Pat Mills, John Smith, Kevin O’Neill, Dave Gibbons, Henry Flint, and Glenn Fabry!

Special highlights this year include:
· John Wagner’s Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos epic
· the critically-acclaimed Trifecta storyline by Simon Spurrier, Rob Williams, and Al Ewing
· a re-issue of Alan Moore’s The Ballad of Halo Jones with an introduction by Lauren Beukes (Zoo City)
· the first collection of Kevin O’Neill’s coloured Nemesis the Warlock art

February 2013

Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos – The Fourth Faction

ISBN: 978-1-78108-108-2 Price: £17.99 Published: 14th February
Named by ComicBookResources.com as one of the top 15 best comics of 2012, Dredd co-creator John Wagner wowed 2000 AD readers with this year-long storyline in which he tore the world of the future lawman apart in an orgy of intrigue, death, and destruction. Dredd’s actions 30 years ago in the Apocalypse War come back to haunt him as the Judges race against time to prevent a terrifying ‘day of chaos’, predicted by their psychic division. Day of Chaos: The Fourth Faction is the first collection of what is rightly acclaimed as one of the best Dredd stories of the past 35 years.

March 2013

Judge Dredd: The Judge Child

ISBN: 978-1-78108-109-9 Price: £17.99 Published: 14th March
Continuing the popular run of pocket-sized black-and-white reprints of Dredd classics! Dredd and is sent on a mission to find The Judge Child who may be the only one powerful enough to stop the apocalypse.
Judge Dredd at its insane, imaginative best!

Mean Team

ISBN: 978-1-78108-110-5 Price: £13.99 Published: 14th March
In the year 2886, Death-Bowl is the most popular sport in the galaxy – men and machine pitted against each other in a brutal gladiatorial contest! Mean Team is another face-smashing, limb-tearing, gutbusting
classic from the pages of legendary British comic, 2000 AD.

April 2013

Indigo Prime: Anthropocalypse

ISBN: 978-1-78108-111-2 Price: £14.99 Published: 11th April
Diamond Order Code: FEB131116
They’re the clock keepers of the multiverse – interdimensional troubleshooters who keep dimensional instability in check, and reality on the straight and narrow. They are Indigo Prime. And they have a problem. John Smith teams up with fellow Cradlegrave creator Edmund Bagwell and Lee Carter (Judge Dredd), on one of 2000 AD’s most imaginative series.

Sláine: The Grail War

ISBN: 978-1-78108-112-9 Price: £17.99 Published: 11th April
Diamond Order Code: FEB131117
In the latest collection of the adventures of Pat Mills’ barbarian warrior, Sláine arrives in 13th Century France and must ally himself with his enemy to save his true love’s soul. One of the most popular characters in 2000 AD’s history encounters one of the bloodiest chapters in European history!

May 2013

Rogue Trooper: Welcome to Nu-Earth

ISBN: 978-1-78108-113-6 Price: £6.99 Published: 9th May
He is the last of the genetic infantrymen and now the story of Rogue Trooper comes to the popular ‘pocket size’ format. With art by Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), this is the perfect introduction for new readers to one of 2000 AD’s most popular characters.

The Ballad of Halo Jones

ISBN: 978-1-78108-148-8 Price: £13.99 Published: 9th May
The all-time classic by Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell) and Ian Gibson in a brand new edition with a fresh design-led cover and an introduction by bestelling author of Zoo City, Arthur C. Clarke award-winner Lauren Beukes. When ‘ordinary’ Halo seeks to escape her boring life on Earth, she begins an incredible journey across the galaxy. Discover why this remains one of 2000 AD’s greatest stories!

June 2013

Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files #20

ISBN: 978-1-78108-141-9 Price: £19.99 Published: 20th June
The best-selling series of reprints continues with more tales of Mega-City madness from the ultimate future lawman. With stories by Mark Millar (Kick Ass) and Grant Morrison (Superman, Batman), plus the return of legendary artist Mick McMahon, Volume 20 sees Dredd travel to Egypt and battle an abomination created from the bodies of his many victims!

ABC Warriors: Volgan War, Vol. 3

ISBN: 978-1-78108-140-2 Price: £12.99 Published: 20th June
With stunning art by Clint Langley, after selling out in hardback and in response to popular demand this series is now available in paperback! Recruited to bring peace to the civil war-ravaged frontier colonies on Mars, the Mek-nificent Seven must stop the evil Volkhan and two of their ex-comrades from capturing the Red House!

July 2013

Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos – Endgame

ISBN: 978-1-78108-142-6 Price: £17.99 Published: 18th July
The concluding part of the biggest Judge Dredd epic ever! As Mega- City One crumbles beneath the Chaos Bug, the Judges desperately try to stay in control – but when the Dark Judges are unleashed, can even Judge Dredd rescue the city? Millions die as John Wagner’s acclaimed year-long story races to its end and redefines Dredd’s entire world!

Sláine: The King

ISBN: 978-1-78108-170-9 Price: £15.99 Published: 18th July

Sláine: Time Killer

ISBN: 978-1-78108-169-3 Price: £13.99 Published: 18th July
Two refreshed volumes from Pat Mills’ Celtic barbarian featuring art from Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and a fantastic host of extras. The popular Time Killer not only features Fabry’s most celebrated artwork but also includes a missing three page prologue. Sláine: The King features a newly-restored cover!

August 2013

Strontium Dog: Portrait of a Mutant

ISBN: 978-1-78108-143-3 Price: £6.99 Published: 15th August
Another 2000 AD icon comes to the ‘pocket size’ format! Featuring the stunning artwork of Carlos Ezquerra, Portrait of a Mutant details Strontium Dog Johnny Alpha’s tragic early years fighting for survival amongst the ranks of the Mutant Army against his hate-filled father Nelson Bunker Kreelman.

Judge Dredd: Trifecta

ISBN: 978-1-78108-145-7 Price: £17.99 Published: 15th August
Named as one of the best stories of 2012, this critically-acclaimed crossover is now available in one collection! Writers Simon Spurrier (X-Men), Rob Williams (Cla$$war), and Al Ewing (Jennifer Blood) created an unprecedented comics event last year as Judge Dredd teams up with undercover Judges Jack Point and Dirty Frank to thwart a sinister plot. Not to be missed!

September 2013

ABC Warriors: Return to Earth

ISBN: 978-1-78108-144-0 Price: £14.99 Published: 12th Sept
This is the origin story readers have been waiting 30 years for – a brand new collection featuring colour and B&W art by Clint Langley. The ABC Warriors have lost two of their number to the evil Volkhan’s army. Recounting a mission from the past that led him back to Earth, team leader Hammerstein reveals how he betrayed robotkind, met Ro-Jaws and joined Ro-Busters!

Nemesis the Warlock: Deviant Edition

ISBN: 978-1-78108-171-6 Price: £30 Published: 12th Sept
An absolute must have for any 2000 AD fan – Kevin O’Neill‘s original Nemesis series, coloured by the man himself, recently unearthed and collected for the very first time in a hardback edition! An alien freedom fighter battles against the despotic human ruler Torquemada in an incredible whirlwind of insane imagination and imagery. A special ‘Termight Edition’ will be available exclusively from the 2000ADonline.com shop!

October 2013

Zombo: You Smell of Crime and I am the Deodorant

ISBN: 978-1-78108-034-4 Price: £13.99 Published: 10th October
The follow-up to the critically-acclaimed series from Al Ewing and Henry Flint! Zombo, the gentleman zombie, was seemingly dead – his mind destroyed when his back-up personality (of a male stripper) kicked in. But now he’s back – and you do NOT want to miss where he’s headed.

Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files #21

ISBN: 978-1-78108-175-4 Price: £19.99 Published: 10th October
The next volume of the best-selling reprints of Judge Dredd’s cases from the pages of 2000 AD. From encountering another 2000 AD legend – Rogue Trooper – to Dredd’s disgrace and arrest, this is another slab of future law enforcement!

November / December 2013

Sláine 30th Anniversary Celebration

ISBN: 978-1-78108-176-1 Price: £19.99 Published: 7th November
Marking 30 years of the Celtic barbarian’s adventures, this special anniversary book brings together new work from creator Pat Mills and some of the biggest artists to have worked on Sláine over the past three decades. A great collector’s item and not to be missed by fans of warp spasms everywhere!

2000 AD Presents: Sci-Fi Thrillers

ISBN: 978-1-78108-177-8 Price: £19.99 Published: 5th December
From alien invasions to man-hating dinosaurs, this bumper-sized anthology features a collection of work from industry legends Pat Mills (Marshal Law), Ian Gibson (The Ballad of Halo Jones), Grant Morrison (JLA), Will Simpson (Vamps), Peter Milligan (X-Statix) and Paul Cornell (Dr. Who) amongst many others. 2000 AD Presents: Sci-Fi Thrillers is an essential purchase for any serious comics fan!

A Tastey Portion Of Dredd. First Come First Served

Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland
Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland
Starting with Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland, IDW Limited will begin offering deluxe hardcover editions of the Judge Dredd reprint program. Featuring signatures from top Judge Dredd talent and the original creators, this will be the definitive line for fans of the smash 2000 A.D. series. This first offering includes signatures from iconic artist Brian Bolland as well as the co-creator of Judge Dredd, John Wagner.

“Back in the ‘70s, when 2000 AD was first published, the stories were printed on low-grade newsprint paper, which has yellowed with age, so it’s great to see Dredd published again in new formats,” says legendary Judge Dredd artist Brian Bolland. “Fans should be delighted with this limited-edition book. John (Wagner) and I have signed every copy and the art portfolio that comes with it captures a dozen of our favourite moments from the series. It’s a top-notch presentation of work we’re very proud of.”

This Red Label book is limited to just 325 copies. Fans will receive a deluxe hardcover book housed in a hand-built, custom-designed slipcase featuring artwork from Brian Bolland. Not only has each book has been signed by Bolland and original Judge Dredd co-creator/writer John Wagner, they’re also accompanied by a hardcover artist’s portfolio containing a dozen limited-edition lithographs depicting key covers and the most memorable moments from Bolland’s iconic run on Judge Dredd. Stamped and hand-numbered, these collector’s-edition books push the boundaries of awesomeness to their legal limits.

“With strong design and packaging, plus the involvement of [Brian] Bolland and [John] Wagner, we’ve managed to do something special here,” says Judge Dredd editor Justin Eisinger. “Which is no small feat, considering this material has been beloved by generations of fans and seen reprint in several forms. Hats off to everyone for their efforts!”

Available for pre-order now, these books will be rolling out the door faster than a high-explosive round. And don’t worry, there’s more than one round in this chamber: details on a limited-edition Carlos Ezquerra book won’t be far behind.

Judge Dredd: The Complete Brian Bolland DELUXE LIMITED EDITION (RED-$125.00; 316 pages; 9.2″ x 1″ x 12″; hardcover)

Nemesis the Warlock in Colour!

2000 AD Present - Nemesis the Warlock
2000AD are very proud to announce that we are to collect the extremely rare coloured Nemesis the Warlock stories from 2000 AD for the first time in September.

This special limited-edition hardback is the first ever collection of the Eagle Comics editions, with Kevin O’Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) colouring his original artwork. It will also include the very hard-to-find Nemesis Poster Prog strip, The Tomb of Torquemada.

Written by 2000 AD creator Pat Mills (Marshal Law) and also featuring artwork by Jesus Redondo (Star Trek: Voyager), the collection will be available in two editions – ‘Deviant’ and ‘Termight’ – with the latter only available through the 2000ADonline.com online shop.

Insane, visceral, mind-blowingly imaginative, political, satirical, and unlike any comic before or since – Nemesis the Warlock is one of 2000 AD’s most successful and famous characters by two of its greatest creators. Black-and-white bestsellers for decades, this colour limited-edition collection of the original Nemesis stories is an absolute must for new and old fans alike.

2000AD – Prog 2013

2000AD – Prog 2013

Published by Rebellion

This special Prog (out 12 December) is a bumper Christmas issue, with no fewer than 9 strips, all with fresh stories. It makes for an exhilarating read, as 2000AD stalwarts Bill Savage and Strontium Dog rub shoulders with newer characters like Aquila and Absalom. And Judge Dredd gets to display his unique brand of Christmas cheer.

With so many tales to choose from, favourites will be different for every reader, but I was gripped by the plight of The Visible Man, whose treatment at the hands of warped scientists was resonant of Doctor Manhattan’s travails in Watchmen. Ack Ack Macaque – a graphic prequel to a forthcoming novel – also offered an enjoyable ride with its cigar chomping simian hero.

Not every story will continue in Prog 1814, but those that don’t – including The Visible Man – are promised later in the year, along with a few other old favourites teased throughout this isssssue. At just £4.50 for 100 pages, you won’t find better value for many any place else in your newsagent this season.

2000AD – Prog 1812

2000AD – Prog 1812

Published by Rebellion

1812. Tchaikovsky’s greatest overture. Now also to be remembered as the Prog (out today, 5th Dec) where 2000AD concluded its finest story arc for many years.

Since Prog 1804, three ongoing strips have told tales of Judge Dredd, Dirty Frank and the Simping Detective in the Mega City One universe. In Prog 1807, these were revealed to be three perspectives on the same wider story, with data on all underground members of the Wally Squad in the hands of a mysterious villain who plots a devastating strike on the weakened Mega City.

Now these three stories come to a thrilling conclusion in Trifecta, a whole issue long strip that opens with a coup among the Judges, and the floating city of Luna 2 threatening to annihilate Mega City One. Our three disparate anti-heroes must work together to overthrow Judge Callaghan, with the help of the mysterious Smiley. Across the thirty odd pages, each character is given their moments of heroism and revealing backstory, and none is short changed in the process.

It’s been a thrilling ride, and one that cries out for a collected edition as soon into 2013 as is practically possible. As for the forthcoming Prog 1813, a bumper Christmas issue with the return of Strontnium Dog and Bill Savage, to mention just two, the next seven days can’t pass quickly enough for all fans of the UK’s greatest comic, bar none.

The Batman Judge Dredd Collection

The Batman Judge Dredd Collection
Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant

Illustrated by Simon Bisley, Cam Kennedy and more

Published by DC Comics and Rebellion

They could have been separated at birth, Batman and Judge Dredd. Both fighting for justice in cities of the future (mutated versions of New York), without superpowers but with a seemingly endless supply of hi-tech kit. But as this new collection illustrates, these distant cousins have come together in several stories for 2000AD.

The book includes five tales, from 1991’s Judgment in Gotham to 1995’s Lobo Judge Dredd: Psycho Bikers Vs. Mutants from Hell. Moving between the universes of Mega City One and Gotham City is made possible by the creation of Dimension Belts in the Judges’ Tek Labs. This neat device allows not only the protagonists to visit each other’s worlds, but some of their most notorious nemeses, from Judge Death and Mean Machine to Scarecrow and the Joker.

Writers Alan Grant and John Wagner, whose reputations with both IPC and DC Comics allowed for these crossovers, have great fun with the set up. What could descend into a simple Street Fighter scenario is enlivened considerably by sub plots, psychodrama and dark humour. There is even a vague arc plot running through these tales.

What further elevates these strips, and this collection, is the beautiful art used to visualise the stories. The legendary Simon Bisley painted every panel of Judgment on Gotham, and the experience so exhausted him that the follow ups all had different artists and visual styles. Each gives a different take on Mega City One and Gotham City, and the results are a feast for the eyes. The reproduction here is top class.

The only slight niggle with this book is the lack of context. Original publication dates for the stories (published as stand alone books) are not given, there is no introduction to the collection (surely Wagner has something to say about Batman’s influence on Judge Dredd?) and no insight into the fascinating history of these strips (for that, look no further than Douglas Wolk’s excellent blog at http://dreddreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/batmanjudge-dredd-files.html).

But these are minor omissions in a book so tightly packed with the finest writers and illustrators in modern comics, and two fictional icons of the same. A must-have on every comic fan’s list this Christmas.