Beginning with 2000 AD’s Judge Dredd Megazine #392, anyone who has subscribed through 2000ad.com will receive a full color print of the cover minus logo and coverlines – as well as the regular 64-page mini-reprint trade.
This issue also contains the beginning of The Dead World – the start of the new DREDD movie tie-in story.
British comics publisher 2000 AD will be hosting a panel on the history and politics of Judge Dredd at New York Comic-Con 2017. The publisher will also hold autograph sessions with Jock, Lee Garbett, Rob Williams and Arthur Wyatt.
New York Comic Con takes place October 5th – 8th at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.
2000 Ad is 40 today – that’s forty years of continuous weekly publication!
The UK’s most popular comic, 2000 AD has introduced such legendary characters as Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and Halo Jones – and such legendary creators as Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, and Simon Bisley.
It has inspired the likes of filmmakers Duncan Jones, Edgar Wright, Christopher Nolan, Joe Cornish, and Alex Garland; actors Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, and writers from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to Alistair Reynolds an Lauren Beukes.
To mark the occasion, a special 40th anniversary issue has been released that features work by many of the all-star talents the comic has introduced to the world.
Before there was J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, or Neil Gaiman’s Tim Hunter – long before – there was Luke Kirby, the star of the series The Journal of Luke Kirby, which ran in 2000 AD magazine from 1988-1995.
The story of a British boy who becomes a powerful wizard has never been reprinted in its entirety – until now.
Created by writer Alan McKenzie and artist John Ridgeway – with Steve Parkhouse taking on the art later, The Journal of Luke Kirby will be reprinted for the first time in a new paperback edition in May, 2017.
Read on details and two more pages from the series.
Ben Wheatley has carved out quite a resume in movies (Kill List, High-Rise) and TV (Doctor Who), but still maintains that he owes his success to reading 2000 AD (home of Judge Dredd, ABC Warriors, and more).
Wheatley talks about his career with host Michael Molcher on the current edition of the 2000 AD Thrill-Cast podcast. Follow the jump for more.
Dark Horse Comics announced the ultimate bada$$ crossover event at Emerald City Comic con today: Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens!
The crossover pits the legendary lawman Judge Dredd against the universe’s supreme hunters, the Predators, as they both try to survive an onslaught by the galaxy’s ultimate killing machines, the Aliens.
Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 will be in stores on July 27th. follow the jump for details.
To North American audiences, the name Steve MacManus might not mean much, but without him, there would be no Watchmen, Image Comics (if it existed at all) might look very different and such British import faves as The Ballad of Halo Jones, Bad Company, or Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s Nemesis the Warlock would never have been – and the British Invasion that rejuvenated North American comics might well have not happened either.
Now, 2000 AD has added The Mighty One: My Life Inside the Nerve Centre, a memoir by Steve MacManus to its fall slate with a limited edition hardcover and a standard paperback edition hitting the shelves on September 8th. Pre-orders will be taken beginning January 27th. Follow the jump for details.
Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos is the kind of dark, subversive series that one could see fitting into the 2000 AD universe.
Following the destruction of the supernatural defense force known as The Congregation, the sole surviving monster hunter – the legendary Alberic Van Helsing – is recruited by the Vampire elite to destroy an epic evil that is capable of destroying them all.
The eight-episode series Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos will debut in Judge Dredd Megazine #369, in stores on February 17th. Follow the jump for further details.
In the seventies, the publishers of 2000 AD premiered a weekly horror comic aimed at a female audience – a kind of 2000 AD for girls. Misty ran for 101 issues and established a reputation for smart, sophisticated storytelling that has had fans clamoring for its return ever since.
Rebellion Publishing will be reprinting Misty from the beginning, with the first volume featuring Moonchild – about a girl with telekinetic powers -and The Four Faces of Eve. Misty, Volume One will premiere in September 2016. For further details, follow the jump.