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: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 27 June, 2019, 01:23:20 PM
Judge Dredd - Mechanismo: Machine Law (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Dredd-Mechanismo-Machine-Law/dp/1781087547) -  Paperback, 96 pages, 3rd March 2020

A buddy cop tale like no other! Man and mechanismo, on the mean streets of Mega-City One. The next chapter in the legendary Judge Dredd epic, penned by incomparable Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner

With Mega-City one eating Judges faster than they can be replaced, the Justice Department prepares once more to trial a radical solution for their manpower shortage: The Mark-8 RV Mechanismo unit, robotic judges programmed to deal with everything the city can throw at them, with freshly programmed AIs designed to empathise with the citizens they'll encounter.

Judge Dredd himself has never hid his feelings on granting judicial powers to machines, but the responsive, resilient and ultimately expendable machines may be the answer to the justice department's
[sic] problems. Dredd is ordered to put aside his prejudices and conduct an assessment with one of the latest models, nicknamed HARVEY...

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: Dash Decent 27 June, 2019, 01:23:36 PM
Kingmaker: A World Lost (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingmaker-World-Lost-Ian-Edginton/dp/1781087571) - Paperback, 144 pages, 7th April 2020

Lord Of The Rings meets Independence Day in this brand-new fantasy epic from the pages of 2000 AD!

The MAGIC IS GATHERING!

The inhabitants of the Nine Kingdoms fought hard to liberate their world from the tyranny of Ichnar the Wraith King. Little did they suspect that a greater threat would soon fall upon them in the form of the Thorn - a race of aliens intent on strip-mining all of the magic from the world.

Now old enemies have formed an alliance - Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and the dryad Princess Yarrow have set aside their differences and are seeking to use the Ebora world spirit against the invaders...


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: Dash Decent 02 July, 2019, 11:30:45 AM
Courtesy of the legendary Frank:


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Order early, order often:  LINK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087512/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_U_-.5fDbBF0GPJB?fbclid=IwAR09D8TBxXgArqQDfoXrMJaGxOaWnM5tBIH73jRpwu-SnzXP-H6bOofU0m4)

208 pages, 9th January 2020.
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: Dash Decent 02 July, 2019, 11:37:36 AM
The Complete Johnny Future: The Missing Link (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Johnny-Future-Missing-Link/dp/178108758X) - 208 pages, 30th April 2020

What if ‘King Kong becomes Superman’?

The complete hardcover collection of breath-taking Pulp adventure comics - beloved by fans and the creators it inspired – Alan Moore among them! 

‘The Missing Link’ - a creature of limitless strength, is drawn to Britain in pursuit of an expedition party he encountered in his homeland. The man-ape causes havoc until he accidentally stumbles into an experimental nuclear research facility and is bombarded by radiation. Instead of killing him, the creature evolves into an advanced human.

Now possessing a genius mind, super-strength, enhanced senses and the ability to fly, as Johnny Future he protects mankind from such sinister beings as The Master, Disastro, Animal Man and the Secret Society of Scientists.


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: Dash Decent 02 July, 2019, 11:39:39 AM
Masters of British Comics (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Masters-British-Comics-David-Roach/dp/1781087598) Hardcover, 336 pages, 2nd April 2020

This wildly entertaining and educational tome is a journey through the history of British comics - from the birth of the 20th century to the 80s invasion of American comics by the likes of Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and Kevin O’Neil (to name but a few), right up to today’s up-and-coming British art stars and the talents of tomorrow.

 Revealing the extraordinary history of the UK’s prolific comic book industry from the 19th Century to the 21st, this ground breaking volume celebrates the incredible artists who made a huge impact on British comics and would go on to revolutionize the industry on a global scale. Featuring a Who’s Who of talent, including Brian Bolland, Yvonne Hutton, Dave Gibbons, celebrated greats such as Don Lawrence and lost masters like Reg Bunn and Shirley Bellwood. Author and 2000 AD artist David Roach takes us on a journey through time detailing the surprising and fascinating evolution of the art from its humble beginnings to its current world-conquering status.

 Including artwork from a vast number highly-acclaimed artists, carefully scanned from original artwork, Masters of British Comic Art is the definitive study and celebration of a beloved industry.[/i
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: Dash Decent 02 July, 2019, 11:42:48 AM
Battle Stations: War Picture Library (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Stations-War-Picture-Library/dp/1781087520) - Hardcover, 64 pages, 20th February 2020

The first in a major series of new collections bringing the long lost UK war comics of Italian art maestro Hugo Pratt to the public in stunning new editions.

Two brothers of differing rank have to make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of the toughest duty.

This is a true story of courage under fire; a high-octane story of a blistering World War II naval battle. All illustrated by Hugo Pratt, one of the world’s most renowned comic book artists. This thrilling war picture story marks the beginning of the Treasury of British Comics mission to return all of Pratt’s UK work to print. Published in an oversized format befitting the importance of his incredible and highly influential artwork.


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: Dash Decent 02 July, 2019, 11:46:28 AM
Sexton Blake!  Brilliant!

Sexton Blake and the Great War (Sexton Blake Library Book 1) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sexton-Blake-Great-Library-Book/dp/1781087822) - Paperback, 430 pages, 20th February 2020

As brilliant as Sherlock Holmes. As daring as James Bond. Sexton Blake, the adventuring detective, is back! This first volume of a new series reinstates one of literatures greatest detectives - back in print for the first time in decades!

For nearly a century, Sexton Blake was the most written about character in British fiction. He starred in approximately four thousand stories by nearly two hundred authors. A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, he was a publishing phenomenon, read by young and old alike.

This collection is comprised of three stories from UNION JACK magazine dating from World War I and the lead up to it:

THE CASE OF THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES by Norman Goddard (1908).
Sexton Blake catches the Kaiser spying on British naval manoeuvres, dangles from a Zeppelin, impersonates a German soldier, fights the Kaiser on top of a train, is thrown into the Thames by Anarchists, and forces the German Emperor into a confrontation with the British Prime Minister.

ON WAR SERVICE by Cecil Hayter (1916).
Sexton Blake ventures into occupied Holland to deliver a vital despatch to a secret agent, fights enemy spies, escapes from a burning house, is pursued by the German cavalry, disguises himself as a simple labourer, captures and impersonates enemy agents, faces a firing squad, and makes a daring escape through a secret tunnel.

PRIVATE TINKER — A.S.C. by William Murray Graydon (1915).
Tinker makes a mistake, joins up under an assumed name, is sent to the front line, evades enemy troops, and is blown up. Blake enters a battle zone and gets shot. Tinker flies a reconnaissance mission, crash-lands behind enemy lines, causes an enemy supply train to crash into a German troop carrier, liberates French prisoners, rescues a colonel, foils attempted sabotage, and is declared a hero.


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: Dash Decent 02 July, 2019, 11:52:05 AM
Great to see a story by ESB included in the collection.  I do think the synopses give a little bit too much away though... like the entire stories!

Sexton Blake and the Master Crooks (Sexton Blake Library Book 2) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sexton-Blake-Master-Crooks-Library/dp/178108789X) - Paperback, 430 pages, 14th April 2020

As brilliant as Sherlock Holmes. As daring as James Bond. Sexton Blake, the adventuring detective, is back! This second volume of a new series reinstates one of literatures greatest detectives - back in print for the first time in decades!
For nearly a century, Sexton Blake was the most written about character in British fiction. He starred in approximately four thousand stories by nearly two hundred authors. A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, he was a publishing phenomenon, read by young and old alike.

This second collection is comprised of three stories from UNION JACK featuring characters from the first wave of master crooks.

THE CASE OF THE MAN IN MOTLEY by Anthony Skene (George N. Philips) (1919).
Sexton Blake literally crosses swords with the most stylish of his enemies; engages in a car chase; discovers a murdered clown; fights on the brink of an incinerator; and recovers a stolen diamond.

PRINCE PRETENCE by Lewis Jackson (Jack Lewis) (1921)
A labour leader is abducted and impersonated by Leon Kestrel; the French lottery is won; Sexton Blake's efforts are sabotaged and he is arrested; an imposter is exposed; a master crook is caught; a grotesque dwarf is visited; Tinker is kidnapped for ransom and threatened with being walled up in the Paris catacombs; Blake comes to the rescue; and the villains, though defeated, escape.

THE WONDER MAN'S CHALLENGE by Edwy Searles Brooks (1921)
Waldo the Wonder-Man robs a bank, climbs a sheer wall, walks a tightrope, steals a biplane and a necklace, and challenges Sexton Blake to catch him. Blake puts Pedro on the trail, spots a deception, and has a confrontation in a pub. Tinker picks a pocket. Waldo climbs up a chimney, swings onto a train, and flees defeated.



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: broodblik 06 July, 2019, 12:58:48 PM
I am not familiar with this title but it looks interesting enough

http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-complete-johnny-future-is-coming-in.html (http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-complete-johnny-future-is-coming-in.html)
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: rs_jr 07 July, 2019, 01:02:15 AM
any date on when the first collection of the Trigan empire is coming out?
thanks
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: Dash Decent 07 July, 2019, 10:30:50 AM
I am not familiar with this title but it looks interesting enough

http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-complete-johnny-future-is-coming-in.html (http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-complete-johnny-future-is-coming-in.html)

Thanks broodblik.  We've got that one - fourth post from the top.
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: Dash Decent 07 July, 2019, 10:32:40 AM
any date on when the first collection of the Trigan empire is coming out?
thanks

19th March 2020, according to Amazon UK: The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire Volume One (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rise-Fall-Trigan-Empire-One/dp/1781087555) - 304 pages.
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: Dash Decent 28 July, 2019, 08:52:54 AM
Yeah baby!

Kingdom Vol. 4: Alpha and Omega (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingdom-Vol-4-Alpha-Omega/dp/1781087539) - Paperback, 144 pages, 6th February 2020

"Mad Max with talking animals”

The latest collection of 2000 AD’s latest breakout success from the mind of NYP bestselling SF and Warhammer author Dan Abnett!

After dragging Gene to their faltering cryogenic space station and abandoning his pack to the swarming insect “Them”, the masters are how holding Gene in idyllic V.R. suspension.

Rescued before execution by an old friend, and joined by a terrorist working to undermine the master’s grip on the world below, Gene forms a tenuous alliance.  The three must work together to infiltrate the master’s security systems and steal the codes to their massively destructive arsenal. But Gene might not be prepared for what else he finds…


The publisher is listed as "Solaris".

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: broodblik 28 July, 2019, 08:56:37 AM
Battle Stations: War Picture Library (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battle-Stations-War-Picture-Library/dp/1781087520) - Hardcover, 64 pages, 20th February 2020

The first in a major series of new collections bringing the long lost UK war comics of Italian art maestro Hugo Pratt to the public in stunning new editions.

Two brothers of differing rank have to make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of the toughest duty.

This is a true story of courage under fire; a high-octane story of a blistering World War II naval battle. All illustrated by Hugo Pratt, one of the world’s most renowned comic book artists. This thrilling war picture story marks the beginning of the Treasury of British Comics mission to return all of Pratt’s UK work to print. Published in an oversized format befitting the importance of his incredible and highly influential artwork.



More on this title: https://downthetubes.net/?p=109551 (https://downthetubes.net/?p=109551)
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: Lorenzo 28 July, 2019, 10:39:00 AM
The publisher is listed as "Solaris".

That's odd, or maybe even concerning. Is Rebellion not going to publish its own stuff? Has Abnett/Elson got the rights to publish elsewhere? Or is it a mistake?

Anyone got any more info on this?

EDIT: Scratch that! Quick Google reveals, to me at least, that Rebellion owns Solaris. D'oh!  :-[
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: Rogue Judge 29 July, 2019, 03:13:34 PM
Very excited to see Kingdom vol.4! Does anyone know how many volumes Abnett has planned for Kingdom?  I think I read somewhere that this series has a definitive ending.

I'm hoping to see a third volume of Lawless and a second volume of Jaegir in 2020 as well.
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: broodblik 29 July, 2019, 03:48:59 PM
The last series running from prog 2100- 2110 called Alpha and Omega is suppose to be the last series. The ending is leaves a lot of questions open for me. I hope we get another series but that might be wishful thinking.
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: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 29 July, 2019, 06:00:25 PM
The last series was definitely not the final one. So said Mr Abnett when I bumped into him recently in Eastbourne.

SBT
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: Colin YNWA 29 July, 2019, 09:14:44 PM
Yeah was confirmed in the letters page too a few months ago - I needed reminding of that! Chuffed but if it was going to end that would have been a decent ending.
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: Jim_Campbell 29 July, 2019, 09:23:23 PM
Chuffed but if it was going to end that would have been a decent ending.

I think we have to salute DAbnett — knowing that the Elson droid is much in demand, it’s a smart move to end the book with a neat wrap-up if you’ve no idea how long it will be before you can do another.
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: Rogue Judge 29 July, 2019, 10:19:58 PM
Thanks for the info, glad to hear Kingdom will continue! Hopefully sooner than later...seems I cant get enough Abnett these days.

I read the prog digitally but wait reading certain titles until collected and printed. Kingdom being one of these, so I haven't read Alpha and Omega yet. Waiting is tough...tougher and tough, but I love binge reading it!

Another novel would hold me over just fine in the meantime, as Fiefdom was fantastic too.
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: broodblik 30 July, 2019, 04:14:03 AM
Good news (and glad to be wrong). I actually missed the news about Kingdom in the letter pages.
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: Dash Decent 03 August, 2019, 02:21:43 PM
Masters of British Comics (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Masters-British-Comics-David-Roach/dp/1781087598) Hardcover, 336 pages, 2nd April 2020

This wildly entertaining and educational tome is a journey through the history of British comics - from the birth of the 20th century to the 80s invasion of American comics by the likes of Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons and Kevin O’Neil (to name but a few), right up to today’s up-and-coming British art stars and the talents of tomorrow.

 Revealing the extraordinary history of the UK’s prolific comic book industry from the 19th Century to the 21st, this ground breaking volume celebrates the incredible artists who made a huge impact on British comics and would go on to revolutionize the industry on a global scale. Featuring a Who’s Who of talent, including Brian Bolland, Yvonne Hutton, Dave Gibbons, celebrated greats such as Don Lawrence and lost masters like Reg Bunn and Shirley Bellwood. Author and 2000 AD artist David Roach takes us on a journey through time detailing the surprising and fascinating evolution of the art from its humble beginnings to its current world-conquering status.

 Including artwork from a vast number highly-acclaimed artists, carefully scanned from original artwork, Masters of British Comic Art is the definitive study and celebration of a beloved industry.


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: Dash Decent 03 August, 2019, 02:23:33 PM
Rupert's going to get done for running on a crossing.
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: Dark Jimbo 03 August, 2019, 02:39:56 PM
Rupert's going to get done for running on a crossing.

Kolvorok's going to get done for jaywalking first!
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: Richard 03 August, 2019, 02:52:14 PM
What a fantastic cover!
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: Fungus 04 August, 2019, 11:33:46 AM
Rupert's going to get done for running on a crossing.

Unlikely, not like there's a copper in sight.
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: Dash Decent 05 August, 2019, 12:54:07 PM
My first thought was that Dredd is holding his daystick the wrong way around, but I suppose it doesn't matter which way around if he's not holding it by the grip.  He could have just drawn it from the holder on his belt; or just about be ready to slide it back.
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: IndigoPrime 05 August, 2019, 03:02:58 PM
He’s just getting ready for simultaneous hang the bear (mutie), take out armed insurgent (daystick to head) while simultaneously taking out armed insurrectionist (with lawgiver). Two seconds later, this is a very different, bloodier scene.
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: Frank 09 August, 2019, 07:40:59 PM

This interview with our own Steve Green and Other Steve about their 2000ad fan films concludes with exciting news:

Steve Sterlacchini and the team are currently working with artist Mick McMahon and writer Sam Read, to produce an original new comic book “Joe And His Killer Robot Dad” for ages 12 and up. Due to be launched at Thought Bubble Comic Con in the UK this November

https://finalboss.io/judge-minty/


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: rs_jr 14 August, 2019, 09:49:23 AM
Does Rebellion have the right for Don Lawrence Carl the viking ?

How has the rights for english publications for his Storm series?

Thanks
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: Lorenzo 14 August, 2019, 05:15:32 PM
Didn't know where to put this, it may also be old news:
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-49277449 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-49277449)
This article from the Beeb talks about Charlie Adlard (Walking Dead fame) teaming up with Robbie Morrison (Nikolai Dante) to write a story "Provisionally titled Heretic, it will feature Cornelius Agrippa, a real-life character from the Spanish Inquisition era in a fictional, supernatural setting." Sounds like something 2000AD would run but I'm not sure.
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: Frank 14 August, 2019, 05:30:24 PM

Charlie Adlard is permanently out of Tharg's price range. He definitely doesn't need to sell all rights to get his stuff published - he's probably interested in working with French publishers* for the reasons Pat Mills has outlined.


* Plus, he doesn't seem interested in superheroes.
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: Lorenzo 14 August, 2019, 05:39:59 PM
Oh well. It sounded kinda interesting. The fact that he is working with Robbie Morrison got me a bit excited that it may be a Tharg type thing. I'll just have to wait and see where it pops up.
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: Frank 14 August, 2019, 05:45:17 PM
Oh well. It sounded kinda interesting. The fact that he is working with Robbie Morrison got me a bit excited that it may be a Tharg type thing. I'll just have to wait and see where it pops up.

Thanks for posting it, mate. For whatever reason, Morrison hasn't worked for Tharg for 6 years (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=prog&page=profiles&choice=1815).


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: Greg M. 14 August, 2019, 05:52:43 PM
For whatever reason, Morrison hasn't worked for Tharg for 6 years (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=prog&page=profiles&choice=1815).

Not on a regular basis, true, but he was at least in the 40th Anniversary Prog in 2017.
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: broodblik 17 September, 2019, 05:50:19 PM
New ad for Third World War:

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: Bolt-01 18 September, 2019, 08:29:11 AM
That's a really nice Ad.
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: I, Cosh 18 September, 2019, 09:25:04 AM
That's a really nice Ad.
It's the poster we got free in the Prog wasn't it?

Edit: I'm not saying it's not nice, by the way!
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: MumboJimbo 18 September, 2019, 12:33:34 PM
That's a really nice Ad.

I agree. It's a bit weird though that the GN cover and spine don't state "Book 1" anywhere. I'm pretty sure from the page count and creator credits we're only getting the first book out of three (or was it four?) in this book.
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: Frank 18 September, 2019, 07:28:30 PM
It's a bit weird though that the GN cover and spine don't state "Book 1" anywhere. I'm pretty sure from the page count and creator credits we're only getting the first book out of three (or was it four?) in this book.

Presumably, like every other book, whether we get another volume depends on sales of this one.

We're gagging for this, but half the readership hate Pat Mills's politicking* and associate Crisis with the end of their personal Golden Age.


* Because the ideological bias in Nemesis, Slaine and Charley's War was subtle?
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: Richard 18 September, 2019, 08:03:57 PM
The later books of TWW were not as good, so the plan might just be to do book 1, which is a self-contained story with an actual ending.
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: RaggedMan 18 September, 2019, 10:46:38 PM
That would be a shame, the return to the UK and it's deep dive into racism, Ireland, the Amazon-like working conditions are in no way subtle but there's a lot of good stuff in there. The Hickleton art on Chief Inspector Ryan surpasses anything he did on Torquemada. I think TWW starts to lose itself as Eve becomes sidelined out of the story to concentrate on Lyatt and Finn and only turns up occasionally for a lecture - like Danu in Slaine. There's probably something interesting in looking at the bleed between Mills 2000ad work and Crisis and Diceman.
Anyway, I was 14/15 when this came out and ripe for some blatant lefty propaganda comics. I bloody loved Crisis.
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: TordelBack 18 September, 2019, 10:53:31 PM
Yeah, I was going to say I actually preferred the Eve/BADS/Ryan era to the earlier material. I didn't think I ever got as far as the later Finn stuff, though. For some reason I thought this was going to be a single volume omnibus, but I suppose I can live with multiple collections if they happen.

I will confess to finding Crisis hugely educational- subjects like Haile Salassi and the Mau Mau were only vaguely familiar before Pat tuned me in.
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: MumboJimbo 19 September, 2019, 12:18:03 AM

Presumably, like every other book, whether we get another volume depends on sales of this one.

We're gagging for this, but half the readership hate Pat Mills's politicking* and associate Crisis with the end of their personal Golden Age.


Somebody actually asked the Treasury of British Comics twitter account today whether they’d do the rest of it, and as you guessed the answer was that it depends on the sale of the first one. That’s a backtrack from when it was originally announced, as they did say it would be complete. Oh well. I don’t blame them at all, they’re a business and this is the first Crisis reprint (I think) so I guess it will be hard to predict sales.

All we can do it is buy the first one and hope for the best!
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: The Amstor Computer 19 September, 2019, 12:19:50 AM
Page count, creator credits etc. suggest this will cover TWW up to the end of Carlos's run on the strip (Crisis #21). Not sure whether they will include the Hicklenton/Fegredo/McCarthy episodes as they're not listed on the cover, but I can't see any reason why not and I think the page count would back up seeing all of them included.

Another two or three books would see the whole of TWW collected, but I think there may be a few factors working against that:

-- Much as I enjoy the later stories, I think it's fair to say that the earlier sections of TWW are the strongest as a collection. The later tales are interesting, but less focused.

-- Pat Mills and Carlos Ezquerra are big names in British comics, and a mainly Mills/Ezquerra collection is an easier sell than a Mills + artist of the fortnight/month billing as TWW became later on. Hicklenton is an idiosyncratic genius, and I adore his work on TWW, but he's not an artist who has the same draw to a wider audience that Ezquerra does (leaving aside the question of whether part of the Treasury remit should be to educate and promote artists like Hicklenton, of course) and other artists like Sean Phillips or Duncan Fegredo may be bigger names now, but they contributed just a few episodes each and their best work was ahead of them at this point.

-- In terms of repro/presentation, being able to use scans of the original TWW artwork from the Ezquerra family archives is a huge plus for doing the artwork justice, as well as another selling point that you wouldn't have with later collections.

I'm sure that if TWW sells well, future volumes will be forthcoming - hell, I'd be surprised if Turbo Jones was a massive seller and that didn't stop Loner getting a collection - but for now I'm just chuffed to see this reprinted. 
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: MumboJimbo 19 September, 2019, 12:29:58 AM
Page count, creator credits etc. suggest this will cover TWW up to the end of Carlos's run on the strip (Crisis #21). 

I don’t think that’s right. Book 1 ran from issue 1 to issue 14. Throughout that run Crisis was 32 pages long with 2 stories of 14 pages each. 14x14=196, which is 12 pages less than advertised page count of 208. If you allow for cover reprints, intro, title page etc. it’s looking very likely it’s just Book 1.
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: The Amstor Computer 19 September, 2019, 09:34:08 AM
Page count, creator credits etc. suggest this will cover TWW up to the end of Carlos's run on the strip (Crisis #21). 

I don’t think that’s right. Book 1 ran from issue 1 to issue 14. Throughout that run Crisis was 32 pages long with 2 stories of 14 pages each. 14x14=196, which is 12 pages less than advertised page count of 208. If you allow for cover reprints, intro, title page etc. it’s looking very likely it’s just Book 1.

Actually, yeah - you're entirely right. I'd forgotten how long the individual episodes of TWW were in the earlier issues of Crisis (I was remembering them as closer to 8-10 pages for some reason). With the extra front/back matter in a collection, I think you're bang on.

It also makes the collection more of a cohesive whole - IIRC it would be all Carlos bar two mid-point fill-in episodes from D'Israeli and Angie Kincaid, plus a McCarthy section in one episode, and wrapping cleanly with Book 1.

Cheers!
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: sheridan 19 September, 2019, 12:42:33 PM
Oh well. I don’t blame them at all, they’re a business and this is the first Crisis reprint (I think) so I guess it will be hard to predict sales.

All we can do it is buy the first one and hope for the best!


There have been reprints of other stories from Crisis, but I think this is the first time 3WW has been.
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: sheridan 19 September, 2019, 12:49:18 PM
-- Pat Mills and Carlos Ezquerra are big names in British comics, and a mainly Mills/Ezquerra collection is an easier sell than a Mills + artist of the fortnight/month billing as TWW became later on. Hicklenton is an idiosyncratic genius, and I adore his work on TWW, but he's not an artist who has the same draw to a wider audience that Ezquerra does (leaving aside the question of whether part of the Treasury remit should be to educate and promote artists like Hicklenton, of course) and other artists like Sean Phillips or Duncan Fegredo may be bigger names now, but they contributed just a few episodes each and their best work was ahead of them at this point.


Amongst us Carlos is definitely the biggest name.  Internationally I'd suspect he's on a par with Sean and Duncan.  Outside of comics I think John may have a claim to the biggest name, due to winning two Grierson Awards for the Here's Johnny documentary and his final work, 100 Months.
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: Dash Decent 12 October, 2019, 10:11:11 AM
Strontium Dog - Search & Destroy - The Star Lord Years

..in hard cover, with the colour pages in colour!  Coming in June 2020.

(https://i.imgur.com/XPLJZCv.jpg)
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: hippynumber1 12 October, 2019, 12:30:26 PM
Oh well. I don’t blame them at all, they’re a business and this is the first Crisis reprint (I think) so I guess it will be hard to predict sales.

All we can do it is buy the first one and hope for the best!


There have been reprints of other stories from Crisis, but I think this is the first time 3WW has been.

It would seem it has been reprinted previously:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F392436330662
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: Rogue Judge 12 October, 2019, 03:09:57 PM
Strontium Dog - Search & Destroy - The Star Lord Years

..in hard cover, with the colour pages in colour!  Coming in June 2020.

(https://i.imgur.com/XPLJZCv.jpg)

YES! This is exactly the treatment Strontium Dog deserves - A nice hardback with color spreads. Thank you Tharg!! Hopefully they will publish the 2000ad years in the same format (please!).
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: Richard 12 October, 2019, 03:57:11 PM
Oh well. I don’t blame them at all, they’re a business and this is the first Crisis reprint (I think) so I guess it will be hard to predict sales.

All we can do it is buy the first one and hope for the best!


There have been reprints of other stories from Crisis, but I think this is the first time 3WW has been.

It would seem it has been reprinted previously:

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F392436330662

No it hasn't. That eBay item is the forthcoming new one. I don't know if that's above board or not.
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: IndigoPrime 12 October, 2019, 04:03:05 PM
The only reprints I recall were the squarebound Fleetway set from 1990.
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 04:06:42 AM
Devlin Waugh: Blood Debt (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087679) - Paperback, 176 pages, 23rd July 2020

(https://i.imgur.com/X8uuK7w.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 04:07:40 AM
Death Squad (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087687) - Paperback, 128 pages, 6th August 2020

Alan Hebden, Carlos Exquerra, Eric Bradbury

An all-out all-action, complete-in-one brutal war story from the pages of the classic war comic, Battle, hugely influential on Preacher and The Boys creator Garth Ennis.

Meet the deadliest band of fighters on the Eastern Front!

During world War Two the Eastern Front was hell on Earth. German Punishment Battalions were thrown into the thick of the conflict where they were  expected to fight well and die hard. In these harshest of conditions only the strongest warriors survived. Enter the Death Squad – Grandad, Swede, Licker, Gus and Frankie. Alone they were failures and outcasts, but together they were one of the most formidable combat units the Russians ever faced!


(https://i.imgur.com/iW2KL81.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 04:10:18 AM
Battler Briton by Hugo Pratt: War Picture Library (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087660) - Hardcover, 64 pages, 9th July 2020

Battler Britton is an air ace who is as skilled a fighter on land as in his Spitfire. In 1960 Hugo Pratt drew two of his adventures, Wagons of Gold and Rockets of Revenge, and they are reprinted here in graphic novel format for the first time.

Two fast-paced adventure stories featuring the classic British character, Battler Britton as he faces off against the Nazis


(https://i.imgur.com/49IXaVr.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 04:13:31 AM
Sexton Blake's Allies (Sexton Blake Library Book 3) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087954) - Paperback, 280 pages, 25th June 2019 (??? assuming this should be a 2020 date ???)

For nearly a century, Sexton Blake was the most written about character in British fiction. He starred in approximately four thousand stories by nearly two hundred authors. A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, he was a publishing phenomenon, read by young and old alike.

Comprised of three more "Golden Age" stories from UNION JACK, in which Sexton Blake discusses the various reporters, adventurers, Scotland Yard men and private detectives with whom he worked.


(https://i.imgur.com/rQ2ty1G.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 04:15:56 AM
Sexton Blake on the Home Front (Sexton Blake Library Book 4) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781088020) Paperback, 250 pages, 6th August 2020

The fourth thrilling collection of classic stories welcoming back the adventuring detective as brilliant as Sherlock Holmes and as daring as James Bond.

For nearly a century, Sexton Blake was the most written about character in British fiction. He starred in approximately four thousand stories by nearly two hundred authors. A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, he was a publishing phenomenon, read by young and old alike.


(https://i.imgur.com/z7WqebE.jpg)
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: Colin YNWA 15 October, 2019, 06:19:13 AM
Very happy to see more Hugo Platt stuff. Rebellion is nailing this stuff!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Greg M. 15 October, 2019, 07:42:53 AM
Death Squad (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087687) - Paperback, 128 pages, 6th August 2020

Alan Hebden, Carlos Exquerra, Eric Bradbury

An all-out all-action, complete-in-one brutal war story from the pages of the classic war comic, Battle, hugely influential on Preacher and The Boys creator Garth Ennis.

Excellent - one I remember vividly from my youth, particularly Licker, the Arnold Rimmer of the squad. My kind of character! That's a must-buy.

Maybe The Sarge could turn out to be hugely influential on Garth Ennis too...
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: Colin YNWA 15 October, 2019, 08:05:15 AM
Maybe The Sarge could turn out to be hugely influential on Garth Ennis too...

The Sarge was always my favourite as a kid - I was a fool and didn't fully appreciate the wonder that was Charley's War back then. Figure they'll get to it eventually given the sterling work being done to date.
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 10:28:21 AM
Rebellion is nailing this stuff!

They certainly are!  I'm glad to see more Carlos being released (not to mention Alan Hebden and Eric Bradbury, especially the latter - just read "Invasion 1984" on the weekend), and also further releases in the Sexton Blake line.  I thought they'd wait to see how the first two do but this is great.  I really hope they re-release the "Crime at Christmas" stories by Gwyn Evans.

I also read halfway through my copy of Sweeny Toddler yesterday.  Absolutely brilliant release!  I would love to see a companion volume with Sweeny stories by the other writers and artists, and I still hold out hopes we'll see a complete "Bad Time Bed Time" collection in hardback.
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 10:57:36 AM
Judge Dredd: Control (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087776/) - Paperback, 128 pages, 7th July 2020

Following on from the best selling Judge Dredd Small House this thrilling new modern classic by two of the greatest contemporary Dredd writers and artists.

The psychopathic SJS Judge Pin murders officers that fall short of her standards, and Judge Dredd is in her sights in this collection of stories featuring flesh-eating Kleggs, hijacking ape gangs and out of control war robots reprogrammed by insane accountants in tales ranging from deathly serious to outrageously funny, all from one of the most popular contemporary Dredd writer/artist teams; Rob Williams and Chris Weston.


(https://i.imgur.com/Uz19iee.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 10:58:24 AM
JUDGES Volume Two (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087938) -  Paperback, 432 pages, 28th May 2020

The second volume of the hit new series exploring the early history of 2000 AD’s all-powerful “Judges.”

The United States of America, 2041

Eustace Fargo’s new justice system has been in effect for close to a decade. The old days of long waiting times and investigative backlogs are over: judgement is quick, and sentencing is instantaneous. The old police academies have all shut down, and the new order is triumphant.

But are things any better? Unrest is worse than ever. Criminals are more likely than ever to kill rather than be caught. There’s a war coming for the streets…

This omnibus collects three novellas by Michael Carroll, Joseph Elliott-Coleman and Maura McHugh.


(https://i.imgur.com/RNrqlWX.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 10:59:09 AM
Slaine: The Horned God - Collector's Edition (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087628) - Paperback, 208 pages, 26th May 2020

Brutal sword and sorcery meets Celtic myth in the number one best-selling graphic novel - back in print, bigger and better than ever in a deluxe collector's edition.

(Amazon UK says the dimensions are 21 x 27.3 cm)

For too long the people of Tír na nÓg have suffered under the dominion of the drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future. Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tir-Nan-Og and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!

This new edition of one of 2000 AD's most popular stories features the stunning art of Simon Bisley (Lobo).


(https://i.imgur.com/tdy34nV.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 11:02:32 AM
Slaine: The Horned God - Collector's Edition (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1781087628) - Paperback, 208 pages, 26th May 2020

Brutal sword and sorcery meets Celtic myth in the number one best-selling graphic novel - back in print, bigger and better than ever in a deluxe collector's edition.

(*** Amazon UK says the dimensions are 21 x 27.3 cm ***)

For too long the people of Tír na nÓg have suffered under the dominion of the drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future. Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tir-Nan-Og and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!

This new edition of one of 2000 AD's most popular stories features the stunning art of Simon Bisley (Lobo).


(https://i.imgur.com/tdy34nV.jpg)
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: IndigoPrime 15 October, 2019, 11:31:15 AM
He didn’t think it too many, etc! (Mills rant presumably imminent in 3… 2… 1…)
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 11:31:43 AM
Sorry, meant to edit it, not quote it.
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: IndigoPrime 15 October, 2019, 11:33:19 AM
I’m slightly surprised this one’s not hardback, TBH.
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: Dash Decent 15 October, 2019, 11:38:45 AM
The Amazon UK listing could be wrong.  'Deluxe' equates more in my mind with hardback too.
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: The Amstor Computer 15 October, 2019, 12:23:33 PM
Definitely paperback - https://2000ad.com/post/5984
 (https://2000ad.com/post/5984)

Slaine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition is a 208-page 210 x 276mm paperback collection, retailing at £19.99/$24.99 and arriving in stores on May 20, 2020.

Counting down to the alternative titles now...

Slaine: The Horned God - We Didn't Think it Too Many Edition?

Slaine: The Horned God - Did You Read Pat's Blog Edition?

etc.

Love the story, great to see it staying in print, but not one for me - I think I must have at least three editions kicking around here, along with the original progs  :D
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: broodblik 15 October, 2019, 01:29:49 PM
Some nice stuff coming next year
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Southstreeter 15 October, 2019, 04:43:50 PM
Massive Gerhardt spoiler on the cover of Control!
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: Robin Low 15 October, 2019, 07:02:55 PM
I’m slightly surprised this one’s not hardback, TBH.

Yeah, and unless these collections of previously collected stuff are coming in large format hardback I'm personally not that interested. If the target audience is newer readers, then fair enough, but those of us who've been around a wee while need a stronger incentive.

Regards,

Robin
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: broodblik 23 October, 2019, 02:44:42 PM
Some interesting specials coming next year:

https://2000ad.com/post/6056 (https://2000ad.com/post/6056)

As this year you can now pre-order the bundle:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/B0015 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/B0015)
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: Dandontdare 23 October, 2019, 03:40:15 PM
the price of the bundle has tripled, so I think this year I'll just cherry pick the ones I want
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: The Amstor Computer 23 October, 2019, 03:44:22 PM
Some interesting specials coming next year:

https://2000ad.com/post/6056 (https://2000ad.com/post/6056)

As this year you can now pre-order the bundle:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/B0015 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/B0015)

That's a fantastic line-up. Touching on Action, Smash and Battle is smart - they're all fondly-remembered and rich for revisiting - and the Thriller Picture Library and Sexton Blake specials all dig a little deeper in to the wilds of the archives. Great to see that Cor! & Buster and Tammy & Jinty will get another outing - well-deserved, particularly for Tammy & Jinty. Interested to see what the Misty Presents... Special will cover, and good to see the now-traditional Halloween-ish special. Nice timing for Roy, and it will be interesting to see who chips in on the Twenty Years of Rebellion special - maybe some of the characters and creators who were there during the early Rebellion years? Not massively fussed for Evil Genius, but willing to give it a crack as part of the bundle.

For creators, Dan Lish is a wild choice for Hookjaw - not someone I'd have pegged for it, so it will be really interesting to see how that turns out. Mike Dorey, Sahlstrom and Flint will all be good fits too. Really interesting selection of artists and writers all around, in fact.

Good to see the talk about getting them back on the newsstands too. It's great to get these titles, and to get them delivered, but even better if Rebellion can continue the push to get new titles back in shops.
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: IndigoPrime 23 October, 2019, 03:53:54 PM
To be fair, the number of titles is way up, some of the page counts are huge, and postage isn’t free. On the flip side, some of these are reprint. Not sure I’ll cherry pick, though, primarily because the ones I might have skipped last time ended up being my favourites of the entire run. This news does, however, showcase the sheer amount of IP Rebellion now owns. It’s great that Action and the like will get an airing; but I do rather wish Tammy & Jinty in particular could be more regular than an annual. Cor would also be a fun monthly for the nipper (although I guess she’s well catered for by The Beano and The Phoenix).
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: The Amstor Computer 23 October, 2019, 04:27:28 PM
On the flip-flip side, 100-odd pages of reprint from archive material won't come cheap for restoration (though certainly less expensive than 100-odd pages of new material) especially if they're being recoloured. Definitely seconding the Tammy & Jinty for a more regular slot though - that was the surprise hit from this year's batch for me too.
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: Tjm86 23 October, 2019, 04:56:01 PM
The price caught me a bit as well.  Granted there are more titles this year but there are also more that I'm less interested in.  I also get the point about page count of some of them.

Like IP, my nipper's interest in Tammy and Cor puts them high on the list of potential purchases.  Not to mention as more regular showings.  RoTR is the one that has got me questioning.  Total disinterest there.  Action is tempting, especially with the facsimile of the banned issue.  Scream, Tooth etc .... goes without saying.

Quite probably I'll end up folding and going for it.  At the moment though I'm balking a little at the up-front cost.
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: IndigoPrime 23 October, 2019, 05:08:34 PM
I’d love for Tammy and Cor to be quarterlies. But I imagine this is nightmarish for Rebellion. Given how difficult it is to get newsstand space, it’s a marvel these things are in stores at all.
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: Colin YNWA 23 October, 2019, 06:16:22 PM
the price of the bundle has tripled, so I think this year I'll just cherry pick the ones I want

Yeah I did that this year and.... ended up buying them all anyway.

BUGGER.
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: broodblik 23 October, 2019, 07:34:28 PM
Action Special 2020 cover:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A0pPHd79Gco/XbBi0HxLLnI/AAAAAAAAlyc/h3ZO2RR_wpsv28O4QIgxtIi0SMbN3sg7wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/39157f19-cd48-4cd7-b765-f4622bde9f94.jpg)
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: broodblik 23 October, 2019, 07:35:33 PM
Cor!! Buster 2020 cover:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NtX0hvKE4u4/XbBizawGtWI/AAAAAAAAlyY/pcys7wtSfqcJoOd7I3iIBjSbh6wz4_P0wCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/4715ff5a-9a56-4001-a0c0-d3c2c6379e1b.jpg)
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: MumboJimbo 23 October, 2019, 10:26:39 PM
No Vigilant   :(
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Amstor Computer 23 October, 2019, 11:13:46 PM
No Vigilant   :(

A comment from John Freeman on FB suggests there is Vigilant news to come...
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: The Monarch 24 October, 2019, 09:09:29 AM
I am personally hoping for a vigilant miniseries ala sniper elite since its nowwhere to be seen in the bundle
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: DrJomster 24 October, 2019, 09:38:53 PM
the price of the bundle has tripled, so I think this year I'll just cherry pick the ones I want

Yeah I did that this year and.... ended up buying them all anyway.

BUGGER.

I hear you. Once you see them in the shop, it’s really hard to resist! They just look so good!
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: Dash Decent 27 October, 2019, 12:20:29 PM
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 35 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Dredd-Complete-Case-Files/dp/1781087601) -  Paperback, 304 pages, 14th May 2020

ANYTHING GOES IN SIN CITY!

The floating multi-story metropolis of illegal delights known as “Sin City” has anchored outside Mega-City one, and Dredd has seemingly been sent aboard to keep what order can be kept on a lawless floating city. His real task? Locate Ula Danser, the De-Megification terrorist determined to destroy the Mega-Cities at any cost! But Danser isn’t working alone - Dredd’s old enemy Orlok is coming to meet her, and he’s carrying a cargo intended to pay back everything Dredd did to East-Meg one - with interest!


(https://i.imgur.com/diwDBBL.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 27 October, 2019, 12:23:23 PM
Let's hope they fix up the double-credit for Wagner, deserving as it is...

(https://i.imgur.com/Y7zY41q.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Richard 27 October, 2019, 12:28:07 PM
And also the "4.020" typo too.
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: Frank 27 October, 2019, 12:29:15 PM
Let's hope they fix up the double-credit for Wagner, deserving as it is...

(https://i.imgur.com/Y7zY41q.jpg)

Two John Wagners explains The Satanist and The Ecstasy. Thankfully, the John Wagner who wrote those doesn't work for Tharg anymore.


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: JayzusB.Christ 27 October, 2019, 12:41:28 PM
Bit of a spoiler in the description there, regarding who the real baddie is.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Frank 27 October, 2019, 01:45:37 PM
Bit of a spoiler in the description there, regarding who the real baddie is.

Baddies in Dredd Epics

Robots
Bad Bob Booth
Other Judges
Judge Child
Sov Judges
Judge Child
Other Judges
Other (Dark) Judges
Zombies
Other (former) Judges
Other Judges/Robot Judges
Other Judges
Robots
Sov Judges
Terrorists
Bad Bob Booth
Other Judges
Sov Judges
Other Judges
Other Judges
Other Judges
Robot Judges



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: Greg M. 27 October, 2019, 03:00:03 PM
Zombies

Garth Ennis unexpectedly crowned 'most original Dredd writer.'

(Except 'do something with zombies' was John Wagner's contribution to the epic. Never mind.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Monarch 27 October, 2019, 03:57:34 PM
i thought the big bad of judgement day was a shit walter the softie with magic powers
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Frank 27 October, 2019, 04:57:34 PM
i thought the big bad of judgement day was a shit walter the softie with magic powers

You're right, of course. Zombies are the threat* in Judgement Day, not the villain.

Let's open up another category of Wizard, and put Judge Child and City Of The Damned in there too.


* If I was being consistent, I'd either have listed Call-Me-Kenneth and Judd as the villains of Robot War and Oz or Virus as the villain of both Sin City and Day Of Chaos.
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: Colin YNWA 27 October, 2019, 05:12:47 PM
For Oz you could say 'Other Judges / Dredd...'?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Greg M. 27 October, 2019, 05:43:51 PM
Are The Pit and Doomsday the only epics where the villain is just 'some regular criminal guy'?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 28 October, 2019, 11:33:12 AM
Bit of a spoiler in the description there, regarding who the real baddie is.

Baddies in Dredd Epics

Robots
Bad Bob Booth
Other Judges
Judge Child
Sov Judges
Judge Child
Other Judges
Other (Dark) Judges
Zombies
Other (former) Judges
Other Judges/Robot Judges
Other Judges
Robots
Sov Judges
Terrorists
Bad Bob Booth
Other Judges
Sov Judges
Other Judges
Other Judges
Other Judges
Robot Judges


Secret hidden ninja Judges
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 28 October, 2019, 11:40:31 AM
Roy of the Rovers: The Best of the 1970s: The Tiger Years (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roy-Rovers-1970s-Tiger-Years/dp/178108792X) - Hardcover, 118 pages, 28th May 2020

The best comic strips from the golden age of Roy of the Rovers.

The seventies was a very turbulent time in Britain. Following on from the optimism of the sixties, the country faced a decade of strikes and power cuts. Luckily for the fans of Melchester Rovers, Roy Race and his loyal time mates provided great moments of glory for their fans, starting with European Cup final win in 1973 in the year that the club celebrated its 50th anniversary.

It was the decade in which footballers became real superstars – a time when Melchester goalkeeper Charlie Carter had to choose between staying at the club or perusing a burgeoning career as a pop singer.  And it was a period when Roy Race truly cemented himself as the heart, soul and brain of the club by taking on the role of player manager.
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: Dash Decent 28 October, 2019, 11:41:18 AM
Strontium Dog - Search & Destroy - The Star Lord Years

..in hard cover, with the colour pages in colour!  Coming in June 2020.

(https://i.imgur.com/XPLJZCv.jpg)

Updated cover:

(https://i.imgur.com/ADNpVi8.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 28 October, 2019, 11:42:50 AM
King’s Reach: John Sanders’ Twenty-Five Years at the Top of Comics (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kings-Reach-Sanders-Twenty-Five-Comics/dp/178108821) - Paperback, 9th July 2020

From within King’s Reach Tower on the banks of the Thames, John Sanders masterminded the output of Britain’s biggest comics publisher over twenty-five years. Overseeing the launch of hugely popular titles like Tammy, Battle and the revolutionary 2000 AD, Sanders fought corporate battles to expand the UKs’ comics output, faced down the government and the media in censorship battles and ultimately came up against a crooked business tycoon.

Leading an industry that at its peak sold 10 million comics per week, Sanders launched over a hundred new titles, faced massive social change and strove to keep comics relevant to generation after generation. With artists employed across the globe to service the voracious appetite of readers, Sanders was in the hot seat for battles with his creative workforce and saw changing standards and industry disputes. In this memoir he reveals, for the first time, his story and that of the medium that would go on to dominate global culture.



"...ultimately came up against a crooked business tycoon." - Robert Maxwell?


(https://i.imgur.com/1lfv6Ds.jpg)
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: Frank 28 October, 2019, 12:12:35 PM
King’s Reach: John Sanders... "ultimately came up against a crooked business tycoon." - Robert Maxwell?
(https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kings-Reach-Sanders-Twenty-Five-Comics/dp/178108821)

Tharg *


* Yes, the Bouncing Czech
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Frank 28 October, 2019, 05:06:41 PM
King’s Reach: John Sanders... "ultimately came up against a crooked business tycoon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kings-Reach-Sanders-Twenty-Five-Comics/dp/178108821)" - Robert Maxwell?

Today's Drokktober entry from Pete Stewart turned out to be topical:


(https://i.imgur.com/E5B22HC.png)


Today's prompt was 2000ad's SILLIEST VILLAIN





: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 29 October, 2019, 06:17:58 AM
They could have also drawn that editor who kept back copyright for himself when everyone else was on a 'work-for-hire' deal as 'silliest villain' too.

(I'm kicking myself that I can't think of his name.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 31 October, 2019, 12:50:02 PM
January 2020 Solicitations: https://www.newsarama.com/47598-rebellion-2000-ad-january-2020-solicitations.html (https://www.newsarama.com/47598-rebellion-2000-ad-january-2020-solicitations.html)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: CalHab 31 October, 2019, 01:12:53 PM
They could have also drawn that editor who kept back copyright for himself when everyone else was on a 'work-for-hire' deal as 'silliest villain' too.

(I'm kicking myself that I can't think of his name.)

Alan McKenzie.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 31 October, 2019, 01:32:36 PM
Feral and Foe:

(https://img.purch.com/h/1400/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5uZXdzYXJhbWEuY29tL2ltYWdlcy9pLzAwMC8yNjcvNzkzL29yaWdpbmFsLzIwMDBfQURfSmFudWFyeS5qcGc/MTU3MjE1MTA3Ng==)
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: Bolt-01 31 October, 2019, 07:44:03 PM
Ooh, that's lovely.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dandontdare 31 October, 2019, 08:50:28 PM
and timely, as Feral seems to have undergone some gender realignment
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: O Lucky Stevie! 01 November, 2019, 08:34:46 AM
[quoteUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #416
(W) Various
More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! The lawman comes under attack by Black Atlantic pirates in new Dredd thriller "Plunder" by Michael Carroll and Karl Richardson; Metta Lawson investigates attacks out in the Badlands in Lawless: "Boom Town"; horror invades Devlin Waugh's holiday retreat in "A Very Large Splash"; the surviving colonists attempt to escape Getri-1 in series three of "Blunt"; and we go back to the beginnings of the Judge system in new series "Dreadnoughts." In addition there's interviews, features and more, and in the bagged mini-trade, the adventures of Soviet ultra-assassin Orlok by Arthur Wyatt and Jake Lynch!][/quote]

Hmmm...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: hippynumber1 04 November, 2019, 07:47:49 PM
Does anybody know why Third World War isn’t available to pre-order from the Rebellion store? I can’t find it anywhere...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: sheridan 04 November, 2019, 08:05:54 PM
i thought the big bad of judgement day was a shit walter the softie with magic powers

You're right, of course. Zombies are the threat* in Judgement Day, not the villain.

Let's open up another category of Wizard, and put Judge Child and City Of The Damned in there too.


Please.  The term is 'space wizard'.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: robprosser 07 November, 2019, 12:27:48 PM
Does anybody know why Third World War isn’t available to pre-order from the Rebellion store? I can’t find it anywhere...
It's not out for a couple of months yet. The pre-orders frequently appear in the store just a couple of weeks prior to publication and ,indeed, very occasionally after publication.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: hippynumber1 07 November, 2019, 12:32:27 PM
Does anybody know why Third World War isn’t available to pre-order from the Rebellion store? I can’t find it anywhere...
It's not out for a couple of months yet. The pre-orders frequently appear in the store just a couple of weeks prior to publication and ,indeed, very occasionally after publication.

Yeah, I was curious because Trigan Empire is available and that’s four months away. You’re right, of course, and I’ve had a reply from Rebellion confirming this.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tjm86 13 November, 2019, 04:56:23 PM
Does anybody know why Third World War isn’t available to pre-order from the Rebellion store? I can’t find it anywhere...

'tis now.  Even better news is the hardcover version!!!!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 13 November, 2019, 06:21:19 PM
The hardcover version's cover:

(https://images.rebellion.co.uk/productVersion/af/92/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Frank 13 November, 2019, 06:32:45 PM
The hardcover version's cover:

(https://images.rebellion.co.uk/productVersion/af/92/00.large.jpg)

I didn't know there was a hardcover option! Cheers, Dash.


: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Max Headroom 13 November, 2019, 07:18:28 PM
Just ordered my lovely hardcover of 'Third World War'. Does anyone know how many volumes this will stretch to?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 14 November, 2019, 12:50:46 PM
I didn't know there was a hardcover option! Cheers, Dash.

You're welcome Frank, but all credit to Tjm86 and broodblik.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: O Lucky Stevie! 15 November, 2019, 05:03:44 AM
I didn't know there was a hardcover option! Cheers, Dash.

As inevitably there shall also be a limited edition hardcover version of  Slaine: The Horned God.

Speaking of all things Pat:

The Concrete Surfer (https://www.bookdepository.com/Concrete-Surfer-Pat-Mills/9781781087633?ref=grid-view&qid=1573793935088&sr=1-2) Paperback, 80 pages, 25 June 2020.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iXTXdRaWUvk/XcR638JubOI/AAAAAAAAl8w/hXUVliN6kbIqPNqk-K-XAewQWtKQGghCACLcBGAsYHQ/s640/concrete_surfer.jpg)


"Sent home to Britain after her parents fail to establish a new life in Australia, Jean Everidge is forced to rely on family charity, moving in with her Aunt, Uncle and cousin Carol, successful gymnast, beloved of teachers and pupils alike, and all round charming "top girl". Jean has one solace left to her - skateboarding, surfing the concrete pavement, while forgetting all her troubles, and feel free.

"But Jean's freestyling talent soon attracts attention, and if there's one thing Carol can't stand, it's being out of the spotlight. With the new skatepark freestyle contest coming up, just how far will Carol go to stay number one?"
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tomwe 15 November, 2019, 11:23:43 AM
Had to do an interiors search - Concrete Surfer looks great!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: O Lucky Stevie! 17 November, 2019, 05:51:45 AM
(https://jintycomic.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/concrete-surfer-pg-41.jpg)

(https://jintycomic.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/concrete-surfer-pg-21.jpg)

Stunnimg, Isn't it?

Stevie's really looking forward to this. Partly to test his hypothesis that Third World War is ABC Warriors written for girls comics.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 17 November, 2019, 07:15:35 AM
Another few pages of Concrete Surfer:

(https://jintycomic.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/concrete-surfer-pg-3.jpg)

(https://jintycomic.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/concrete-surfer-pg-4.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 17 November, 2019, 07:19:12 AM
Never heard of Concrete Surfer nor Christine Ellingham. Was pretty damned impressed by that fantastic cover, but even more so now I've seen some interiors. Just brilliant art. Really looking forward to reading this one.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 17 November, 2019, 03:46:22 PM
The Action Special 2020 will be bagged with the banned edition, is this only applicable for the non-digital version or will we who gets it digitally also receive the banned edition ?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Richard 17 November, 2019, 05:29:54 PM
What an excellent idea!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: TordelBack 17 November, 2019, 06:24:54 PM
Incredible art, how have I never seen any of this before?  Good interview with Ellingham here (https://jintycomic.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/christine-ellingham-interview/)  Some talent!

(http://www.rondatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/christine-ellingham01.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 17 November, 2019, 08:39:27 PM
Good interview with Ellingham here (https://jintycomic.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/christine-ellingham-interview/)  Some talent!

Great find - thanks.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: O Lucky Stevie! 18 November, 2019, 03:44:31 AM
Incredible art, how have I never seen any of this before?  Good interview with Ellingham here (https://jintycomic.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/christine-ellingham-interview/)  Some talent!

Given that this is representative of the standard that a 16 year old Sean Phillips had to compete with when he started out in girls' comics it is little wonder that he is so good.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 27 November, 2019, 02:10:06 PM
Some interesting news about prog 2170:

https://comicsflix.org/2019/11/24/2000ad-regened-is-back-in-prog-2170/ (https://comicsflix.org/2019/11/24/2000ad-regened-is-back-in-prog-2170/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: CalHab 27 November, 2019, 02:21:12 PM
Glad to hear that. The last Regened prog was very well done.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 27 November, 2019, 03:08:59 PM
A Gronk strip, oooh interesting.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 27 November, 2019, 09:02:58 PM
I've seen some muttering already in other parts but I'm very much looking forward to this. The fact we're returning to this Regened format is a very encouraging sign and I'd love for it to lead somewhere more consistent.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Jim_Campbell 27 November, 2019, 09:23:24 PM
I've seen some muttering already in other parts

REDACTED those REDACTED.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: M.I.K. 27 November, 2019, 10:46:53 PM
What he said.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: I, Cosh 28 November, 2019, 08:01:04 AM
I've seen some muttering already in other parts but I'm very much looking forward to this. The fact we're returning to this Regened format is a very encouraging sign and I'd love for it to lead somewhere more consistent.
Yeah, last years effort was head and shoulders above the what was running in the standard Prog at the time. Interesting that the solicit calls it "the first of the years' all ages issues." Does this mean we'll get more ReGened, or is it talking about the other specials?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Link Prime 28 November, 2019, 09:16:48 AM
I've seen some muttering already in other parts but I'm very much looking forward to this. The fact we're returning to this Regened format is a very encouraging sign and I'd love for it to lead somewhere more consistent.
Yeah, last years effort was head and shoulders above the what was running in the standard Prog at the time. Interesting that the solicit calls it "the first of the years' all ages issues." Does this mean we'll get more ReGened, or is it talking about the other specials?

I'll respectfully disagree, and go against the forum grain on this topic once again.

I buy comics aimed at kids - for kids.
I want to continue buying comics aimed at kids - for kids.
But, I'm not a kid, and generally I don't particularly enjoy reading comics aimed at kids.

If you're going to break-up the latest run of say, Brink, in a weekly anthology for the sake of Occasional Twee Adventure part II it's not going to go down well with some of the regular readers.

And it would be a reasonable concern to voice in my view.
We're not your ideological enemies - just fellow Squaxx.

I'll close with an echo of Colin's sentiment; I would also love for 2000AD Regened to lead to something more consistent - it's own title.



: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 28 November, 2019, 09:27:08 AM
A Gronk strip, oooh interesting.

Is this the one where the baby Gronk clone needs to be rescued by the Mandalorian?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: sheridan 28 November, 2019, 09:28:43 AM
I liked the Regened special but don't think it should interrupt the weekly prog (and can't see exactly what the point of doing so is - for those following the weekly stories it's a distraction, and for those who like what they see in the one-off, next week they're going to be disappointed by being plunged in the middle of ongoing series with a completely different tone).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Link Prime 28 November, 2019, 09:39:02 AM
A Gronk strip, oooh interesting.

Is there any chance that this is some unpublished work by the late, great, Nigel Dobbyn?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 28 November, 2019, 09:45:00 AM
Given how mini-IP is now devouring The Beano every week (and most of The Phoenix), I really wish Rebellion would do something regular in this space. I know it’s insanely expensive and insanely risky, hence it not happening, but I’d subscribe to a monthly Cor/Buster right away, if the quality level was anything like in this year’s special.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tjm86 28 November, 2019, 10:32:38 AM
Glad to hear that. The last Regened prog was very well done.

I'm in the 'so-so' camp personally.  Arguably the roll out of the specials like Cor / Buster, Tammy, RoTR etc kind of undermine the old teaser for the sprogs line.  The general 'do it as a special' consensus makes much more sense. 

If you think about it, alongside the prog on the shelves of newsagents for a few weeks is more likely to give readers the opportunity to compare and contrast.  The argument that the following week is going to be jarring doesn't quite stack up if that week's prog is there to read alongside it for comparison.

let's face it the majority of the arguments against the Regened special were about how it impacted on what was going on in the prog at the time.  Overall comments about many of the strips were positive but the sheen was taken off by delivery.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Monarch 28 November, 2019, 10:45:43 AM
yeah the regened special was great the only issue i had was it happened in the middle of ongoing stories. maybe if it was spaced  between new story issues
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 28 November, 2019, 11:29:00 AM
A Gronk strip, oooh interesting.

Is there any chance that this is some unpublished work by the late, great, Nigel Dobbyn?

Link - if you want to read Nigel working on the Gronk (and don't we all, really?) then have you read Dogbreath 24?

(https://www.futurequake.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/213x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/d/o/dogbreath24.jpg)

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 28 November, 2019, 12:43:09 PM
I would rather have  the regen as a separate publication. If they want to do it, do it rather when all the stories of a current run is done. I do not like it when the prog is broken up and I have to wait two weeks for the continuation of the stories
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: norton canes 28 November, 2019, 03:51:04 PM
Four Regened progs? No. No, no, no, no, no. The last one was bearable - a decent Dredd and I really liked Full Tilt Boogie, but that was about it.

Four? Really?

Four??
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Amstor Computer 28 November, 2019, 03:54:00 PM
Not one, but FOUR Regened specials planned for 2020!

https://2000ad.com/post/6319

Drawing on four decades of genre-defining characters while encouraging new readers to pick up the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, 2000 AD Regened has something for everyone with a stellar lineup of talent on some of the biggest characters in comics, including Ilias Kyriazis (Collapser), Cavan Scott (Doctor Who), Nick Roche (Transformers), Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven), and more!

The new 2000 AD Regened issues follow on from the successful Free Comic Book Day issue in 2018 and 2000 AD Prog 2130, which was 2000 AD’s best-selling issue of 2019.

The first Regened issue of 2020 will be 2000 AD Prog 2170 – a bumper 48-page special issue with a roster of complete stories, on sale from newsagents, comic book stores, and online on 26 February 2020.
The subsequent Regened issues will be 2000 AD Prog 2183 on 27 May, 2000 AD Prog 2196 on 26 August, and 2000 AD Prog 2206 on 4 November.

2000 AD editor Matt Smith said: “2000 AD’s 2019 Regened takeover issue was the best-selling issue of the year, so I’m excited to bringing the all-ages concept to four issues across 2020. We’ve got some great stories and artwork lined up – many by creators making their debut for the title – so I hope these will go down equally as well with readers young and old.”

The detail in Matt's quote there is very interesting, and if these specials can be slotted around the usual run of progs to help provide regular readership spikes they could be a boon to the comic in the long-term (and could perhaps see them spun off into their own monthly/bimonthly line in a year or two?)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 28 November, 2019, 04:16:43 PM
David Baillie and Rob Davis on the Gronk strip - nice!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Link Prime 28 November, 2019, 04:18:05 PM
Yeah, I won't be buying 2000AD four times this coming year - a first since 1983.
Reasoning already outlined.


Old habits die hard, but once broken it can be a slippery slope.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: MumboJimbo 28 November, 2019, 04:18:12 PM
I loved the recent Regened special, but I don't like this announcement at all. The annual number of regular progs goes down from 49 to 46 - a not insignificant drop.

I think we will come to view these issues, as a bit like those weekends in the football season where there's no Premier League because of the "international break" - something that kills any momentum built up in the previous weeks.  >:(
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 28 November, 2019, 04:31:54 PM
I typed a long rant here but realised before I pressed post that it was not serving the greater good.

I'm looking forward to these progs and hope it gives Rebellion the final impetus to go all out and launch a new title.



: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: MumboJimbo 28 November, 2019, 04:34:56 PM
I typed a long rant here but realised before I pressed post that it was not serving the greater good.

I think it's fine to say how you feel. I don't know if anyone at Rebellion reads stuff here, but if they do, well, then they can take that on board in making future decisions. If not, it doesn't matter anyway.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 28 November, 2019, 04:37:48 PM
Actually Jimbo and Link - I was going to rant at your negativity towards TMO trying to get something new done.

I think the Regened prog late last year was one of the best progs of the year and sales seem to back that.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: MumboJimbo 28 November, 2019, 04:39:54 PM
Ha! - rant away - we can take it!  ;)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 28 November, 2019, 04:43:11 PM
Nah, negativity breeds negativity.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: MumboJimbo 28 November, 2019, 04:45:33 PM
Nah, negativity breeds negativity.

This is the internet, right? Or did I make a wrong turning?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: matty_ae 28 November, 2019, 04:49:10 PM
I look forward to them just as standalone issues.

I struggle with guilt when I'm in the middle of a multipart story and I can't remember who is who.

It's nice we can talk like this. As a group.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Amstor Computer 28 November, 2019, 04:53:00 PM
Well, I could be misremembering, but IIRC there are normally a few filler-ish progs a year already where the crop of current stories are coming to a conclusion and Tharg slots in a Dredd one-off and a Future Shock/Terror Tale alongside the final episodes of the other tales. I'd have no issues at all if the Regened progs are slotted in like that around extended runs of the prog where we've had 10- or 12-part stories (like the current Defoe/Hope/Brink/Deadworld run) going for a while, as a little "intermission" ahead of a jumping-on prog or the start of a new run of strips.

I think that considering the Regened specials in such a negative light is a shame, and I found that last year's one offered as much entertainment as a filler prog usually does (arguably more, as after decades of Dredd one-offs and Future Shocks it's rare that one really does something compelling). Not all of it was to my taste but there are often months that go by where I end up skimming a couple of duds every week in the prog, and I think most regular readers can relate to that occasional feeling of buying out of habit, or buying for two or three stories rather than all five.

Provided Tharg doesn't do anything daft and ham-fisted, like putting running stories on hold for a week to fit it in (highly unlikely, I think) and the quality stays high, I'm happy to see a few weeks each year set aside for a one-off prog aimed at drawing in a larger audience.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 28 November, 2019, 04:55:57 PM
Put me down for being an enthusiastic supporter of this. In fact, I'd still buy the prog of it was "all ages" every week.

But in lieu of that, a fortnightly Regened would get my money.

SBT
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: MumboJimbo 28 November, 2019, 05:00:29 PM
Provided Tharg doesn't do anything daft and ham-fisted, like putting running stories on hold for a week to fit it in (highly unlikely, I think)...

Well, that's exactly what happened last time there was a Regened issue - so that's what I fully expect to happen 4 times next year. I think having to finish all 5 stories together once every 12 progs or so wouldn't be viable. It would also mean there could be no long-form series.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Leigh S 28 November, 2019, 05:05:59 PM
I dunno thats standard practice to have a reset - all this means is before the reset we get a regene - I agree last yearss "we interrupt your normal schedule" was a bit clumsy, but if they, as Amstor says, repurpose those dull dying days progs before a relaunch into something that boosts their sales, why would you not support it?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Amstor Computer 28 November, 2019, 05:06:42 PM
Well, that's exactly what happened last time there was a Regened issue - so that's what I fully expect to happen 4 times next year. I think having to finish all 5 stories together once every 12 progs or so wouldn't be viable. It would also mean there could be no long-form series.

Fair, though I think that having four to fit in and with the experience of the previous one to bring to bear, it's more likely that that won't happen again.

re: long-form series. Could be blanking, but have we had anything running for more than 12 episodes or so in ages?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: MumboJimbo 28 November, 2019, 05:15:05 PM
re: long-form series. Could be blanking, but have we had anything running for more than 12 episodes or so in ages?

The last Brink definitely did. All the current stories except Dredd are up to episode 11, and are due to run, I think, until the Christmas special in 2 or 3 progs' time, so I guess they'll just exceed that.

I think everything will just be put on hold for a week, like last time.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: wedgeski 28 November, 2019, 05:21:54 PM
Reserving judgement. The last one was mostly okay. How many jump-on progs do we normally have a year?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tjm86 28 November, 2019, 05:22:28 PM
.... something that boosts their sales, why would you not support it?

Fair point but then again as we've already said, if it is only a small blip and actually puts people off because the next one is too different ...?  Still think the special would be the better way to go, or as has been suggested, a separate ongoing. 

Plus Rebellion, for the love of all that is holy, get more of the treasury stuff out.  I'm fed up with my nipper nagging me to death about when the next one is (okay now we know but still ...)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 28 November, 2019, 05:35:54 PM
I get the impression last year that Regened wasn’t necessarily planned to be a normal Prog (although that may well be wrong). Scheduling must be nightmarish for Tharg regardless, but I would hope with four of these rocking up in 2020 that he’s going to deal with long-running series prior to each breakpoint.

As for the other suggestions, I’m sure an ongoing would be better, but it would also be a massive risk and colossally expensive to launch. Specials are nightmarish, too, because they all cost money to get on the shelves. (This is why you quite often see titles shift names but not codes in WHSmith. They’re taking existing slots. Or you see things like Lego magazines with different covers but all technically under one ‘banner’ title. I’ve no idea if this is how Rebellion is dealing with the slew of specials next year, mind.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Amstor Computer 28 November, 2019, 05:56:43 PM
I get the impression last year that Regened wasn’t necessarily planned to be a normal Prog (although that may well be wrong). Scheduling must be nightmarish for Tharg regardless, but I would hope with four of these rocking up in 2020 that he’s going to deal with long-running series prior to each breakpoint.

Was there not an issue with the FCBD that led to Regened being slotted in as a one-off special prog? Or am I conflating a previous issue Rebellion had with the FCBD with it?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 28 November, 2019, 06:46:01 PM
The schedule of the regen issues implies that we will not get a jump-on-prog in 2020.  A pity since prog 2200 would have been one point where we would have another bumper 48 page prog. As it stands I hope the schedule do not split the stories - I do not like these mid-season breaks.  Either bring us a monthly or quarterly regen prog.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 28 November, 2019, 08:44:16 PM
Its fascinating that folks are so opposed to this. I understand the idea that interrupting ongoing runs would be bad, but the issues suggested, I'd guess, of course I don't know, will be at natural relaunch points.

As for the stories lets wait and see. While we do lets not forget that many of the stories hailed in these parts from the early days are aimed at kids cos 2000ad was a kids comic. So to be opposed to these stories on principle of who they are aimed at seems odd in my eyes. Anyone who is a fan of stories from the first 500 issues (we can wrangle about the specifics later) is a fan of kids comics.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Steve Green 28 November, 2019, 08:55:27 PM
I get the impression last year that Regened wasn’t necessarily planned to be a normal Prog (although that may well be wrong). Scheduling must be nightmarish for Tharg regardless, but I would hope with four of these rocking up in 2020 that he’s going to deal with long-running series prior to each breakpoint.

Was there not an issue with the FCBD that led to Regened being slotted in as a one-off special prog? Or am I conflating a previous issue Rebellion had with the FCBD with it?

That was the case as far as I'm aware - which is why the FCBD was reprint from the IPC humour comics.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Steve Green 28 November, 2019, 09:07:07 PM
Its fascinating that folks are so opposed to this. I understand the idea that interrupting ongoing runs would be bad, but the issues suggested, I'd guess, of course I don't know, will be at natural relaunch points.

As for the stories lets wait and see. While we do lets not forget that many of the stories hailed in these parts from the early days are aimed at kids cos 2000ad was a kids comic. So to be opposed to these stories on principle of who they are aimed at seems odd in my eyes. Anyone who is a fan of stories from the first 500 issues (we can wrangle about the specifics later) is a fan of kids comics.

I don't think you can seriously compare the tone of some of the stuff that we had in the first 500 progs with that of a 2020 all-ages comic.

We're also not 12 (delete age as applicable), the memories and nostalgia we have of those stories are all tied up in our childhoods. Something that's new doesn't have that.

I'm already mostly lapsed these days with the prog and the meg, and sticking the last regened in the middle of a run of stories just encouraged me to skip it.

Best of luck to them, but it's not something I'm interested in.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Jim_Campbell 28 November, 2019, 09:08:11 PM
The schedule of the regen issues implies that we will not get a jump-on-prog in 2020.

No, it doesn’t. Wrap all the stories, as usual pre-jump-on-Prog; do a Regened issue; do a jumping-on-Prog. Not really rocket science.

Also, I’m not really sure how often this needs to be explained, but… the high street market and associated distribution network is (bafflingly, I’ll admit) actively resistant, to the point of hostility, towards new product.

It was explicitly stated on the Thrillcast that 2000AD’s distributor nixed the idea of doing the Regened issue as a special because Rebellion had ‘enough specials’ coming out this year. Somehow, they’ve managed to get about six extra specials onto the schedule next year — which of them would you like to see replaced with four Regened specials?

Since I think (hope) we’re all equally convinced that 2000AD has to find new readers before all us old farts start dying off, if you really don’t want to read the Regened issues, maybe buy them anyway and pass them on to a younger reader…? Unlike last year, at least this time you can reassure them that there’ll be a new one along each quarter.

These are small steps, but they’re undeniably positive ones that reflect an attempt to grow the readership in a difficult market and against structural resistance to new product.

As such, I think they deserve our support.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 28 November, 2019, 10:02:33 PM
Its fascinating that folks are so opposed to this. I understand the idea that interrupting ongoing runs would be bad, but the issues suggested, I'd guess, of course I don't know, will be at natural relaunch points.

As for the stories lets wait and see. While we do lets not forget that many of the stories hailed in these parts from the early days are aimed at kids cos 2000ad was a kids comic. So to be opposed to these stories on principle of who they are aimed at seems odd in my eyes. Anyone who is a fan of stories from the first 500 issues (we can wrangle about the specifics later) is a fan of kids comics.

I don't think you can seriously compare the tone of some of the stuff that we had in the first 500 progs with that of a 2020 all-ages comic.

We're also not 12 (delete age as applicable), the memories and nostalgia we have of those stories are all tied up in our childhoods. Something that's new doesn't have that.


I always find the statement '...can't seriously compare' or similar a funny one as to compare is to pull out the contrasts not just the similarity. Anyway I'm being petunlant and unfair to Steve there.

The point I was trying to make was not that it will be the same as the first 500 issues, I wouldn't want it to be... well I would be we shouldn't... as we have those. The point I was trying to make was to dismiss something because you are not its direct audience is odd to me. A well crafted comic tale, be it aimed at child, or whomever is a well crafted comic tale and can be enjoyed as such. I site the first 500 issues as examples of just that. That isn't driven by nostalgia alone, but appreciation of good craft and storytelling for many who enjoy those stories there is no nostaglia. Just as a good kids movie is a good movie. A good kids book is a good book... etc etc
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Greg M. 28 November, 2019, 10:36:33 PM
There’s a difference between objectively appreciating the quality of such products and finding them personally appealing. I’ll happily read kids’ comics from the past, but I’ve no interest in reading brand new ones. I’m not complaining about the Regened issues  – I’ll just stick them in my classroom library and let some junior-years pupils look at them – but from what I recall, some of the stories in the last one were about as far as you could possibly get from what I’d be interested in reading. (Ironically, the one I found most incomprehensible and out-of-place is the one that seems to be transitioning to 2000AD proper.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Steve Green 28 November, 2019, 10:54:38 PM
Its fascinating that folks are so opposed to this. I understand the idea that interrupting ongoing runs would be bad, but the issues suggested, I'd guess, of course I don't know, will be at natural relaunch points.

As for the stories lets wait and see. While we do lets not forget that many of the stories hailed in these parts from the early days are aimed at kids cos 2000ad was a kids comic. So to be opposed to these stories on principle of who they are aimed at seems odd in my eyes. Anyone who is a fan of stories from the first 500 issues (we can wrangle about the specifics later) is a fan of kids comics.

I don't think you can seriously compare the tone of some of the stuff that we had in the first 500 progs with that of a 2020 all-ages comic.

We're also not 12 (delete age as applicable), the memories and nostalgia we have of those stories are all tied up in our childhoods. Something that's new doesn't have that.


I always find the statement '...can't seriously compare' or similar a funny one as to compare is to pull out the contrasts not just the similarity. Anyway I'm being petunlant and unfair to Steve there.

The point I was trying to make was not that it will be the same as the first 500 issues, I wouldn't want it to be... well I would be we shouldn't... as we have those. The point I was trying to make was to dismiss something because you are not its direct audience is odd to me. A well crafted comic tale, be it aimed at child, or whomever is a well crafted comic tale and can be enjoyed as such. I site the first 500 issues as examples of just that. That isn't driven by nostalgia alone, but appreciation of good craft and storytelling for many who enjoy those stories there is no nostaglia. Just as a good kids movie is a good movie. A good kids book is a good book... etc etc

It's not just that.

The format just doesn't do much for me in regular 2000 AD, and I got sick of the TBC format which seemed to crop up in a lot of the specials.

I'd rather have something more substantial, regardless of the age group.

Honestly I've got more than enough unread and unwatched to last me without adding more to the pile.

Which is broadly why I've stopped reading the prog and meg for the most part, and has been going on for a good couple of years - documented in the old 'is it me or the prog thread'

It's not limited to 2000 AD, I just don't have the appetite for a lot of film and TV, like Marvel/DC/Star Wars etc these days.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: rs_jr 29 November, 2019, 12:21:26 AM
is there a list for the expected graphic novel releases for next year?

thanks
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Richard 29 November, 2019, 12:27:31 AM
I have mixed feelings about this. I can see why they're doing it. The last Regened prog was the best-selling prog last year, so of course they're going to do it again. It's essential to the survival of the comic to engage with children and get them reading proper comics, not just shitty puzzle magazines bagged with cheap plastic tat. I hope it succeeds. Andjust because they interrupted the regular schedule last year doesn't mean they'll do it again.

On the other hand, I have absolutely no interest in these stories myself, and I know I'll be annoyed by the four "wasted" weeks when I know I won't enjoy the comic. I don't agree that it's the same as enjoying the first 500 or so issues, although I understand the point that's being made about that, because today's idea of what passes for a children's comic is much, much more tame and timid than 2000AD was in the 1970s and early '80s. I'll try to explain what I mean:

The early issues of the prog were aimed at children, but Tharg didn't seek their parents' approval -- they were subversive, they were stories your parents wouldn't have been happy about you reading if they'd taken the trouble to look at them. You'll all bring your own examples to mind, but here are some of mine: in Flesh Book 1 there's a scene where a mother and her child are about to be eaten by dinosaurs, and in their last moments the mother is trying to comfort her child, saying it'll soon be over. Nobody rescues them, they're killed. In the first episode of The Judge Child, people are being enslaved in a desert, and Judge Dredd -- the "hero" of the story -- rescues a slaver from some quicksand, interrogates him, and then hands him over to the slaves, who promptly lynch him. The slaver says "you promised you'd save me!" and Dredd just says "I kept my promise -- you're out of the quicksand," and leaves him to die. These were "all ages" comics. There was something for everybody. Was there anything like that in prog 2130? Was there hell. Tharg played it very safe: there was nothing for a parent to complain about. It was 2000AD Reduced, neutered, infantilised. It wasn't for all ages, it was for kids and only for kids, and while I daresay it entertained them, there was nothing to shock them, to make them think, to challenge their preconceptions of morality or of the world. In prog 504 (I think) Pat Mills wrote a time-travel episode of Nemesis the Warlock which showed the Americans as the bad guys, as murderers, and the Indians as the good guys, a concept which blew my mind when I was about 12 and had never questioned the usual "cowboys good, Indians bad" shtick I'd been practically brainwashed with before.

I'll happily reread that kind of thing, not just out of nostalgia for my childhood but because it's better.

All that said, I hope the results are encouraging enough that Tharg releases a new title for young children in 2021, and that it's successful, and that it secures the future of British comics.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Fungus 29 November, 2019, 10:34:17 AM
May drop the subscription and buy individual issues, based on this announcement. Have zero interest in the kid’s edition. Full Tilt Boogie was OK but I do wonder if that was relative based on the other content...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 29 November, 2019, 11:33:28 AM
maybe buy them anyway and pass them on to a younger reader…?

That's a great idea, Jim.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 29 November, 2019, 11:36:17 AM
is there a list for the expected graphic novel releases for next year?

Not a complete one that we know of, but this thread is assembled from the information we have as it's comes out.  If you go back to the first page of the thread and skim through each page, you'll get a pretty good idea from the various covers.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Link Prime 29 November, 2019, 11:46:59 AM
Could you imagine if say Marvel Comics randomly inserted all-ages 'X-Babies' stories into the middle of Hickman's current / numbered run, and then charged the customers 40% more for those unsolicited issues?The comic associated internet would have a Chernobyl level meltdown.

Have to say, the balls on Tharg for pulling this move.

And to answer the obvious retorts;
Yes, of course I want 2000AD / Rebellion to improve brand awareness and distribution.
Yes, of course I want (and already support) the availability of all-ages comics.

Somehow, they’ve managed to get about six extra specials onto the schedule next year — which of them would you like to see replaced with four Regened specials?

Any of them.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: TordelBack 29 November, 2019, 12:02:23 PM
I can honestly see the validity of both sides of this argument, but I always have to come down on the side of Tharg trying something new to bolster the ranks: and this is that.  For me, 2019's run of stories has been one of the most consistently brilliant of any era, dense, exciting, visually strong and downright meaty reads (sorry, Tips!).  If we can keep that up into 2020, and every few months just cut it with kid-focused fare for an issue, I'll be extremely happy.

I am a bit biased here, because while I enjoyed a good chunk of 2019's Regened myself, the real thrill for me was just flopping a prog down in front of my kids without the usual 'hang on, I'll just flick through it first' that I usually do when they show an interest.  There's no way I'm handing a prog with this week's Hope in it to my 10-year old daughter.

Although if we're doing wish-lists, I'd rather see the content of the Tammy & Jinty special ported over: so many stories there I'd like to see more of, that Beeby & Holden one for a start.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 29 November, 2019, 12:14:57 PM
May drop the subscription and buy individual issues, based on this announcement.
With respect, short of being a digital subscriber, isn’t that a bit like cutting off the nose to spite the face, given the costs involved?

An annual sub to 2000 AD is £120. 2000 AD costs £2.99 for a standard issue, and, what, a fiver for the Christmas one? Remove Regened from the equation, and you’re getting £137 of Progs you want for £120, and they’re shipped to your door. It seems a bit bizarre to want to spend an extra 17 quid, just because you’ve a bee in your bonnet about four issues you might not enjoy. (Even on the basis of a monthly print sub, you’re still saving a fiver over the year. So why not just stick with the sub and give away the issues you don’t want?)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Richard 29 November, 2019, 01:23:46 PM
Shhhh, don't tell him! It's more money for Rebellion!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 29 November, 2019, 01:46:34 PM
If the regen progs are released in such away that the preceding prog all stories end and the following prog it is all new stories then it should not be an issue for me.  I did enjoy the regen prog and it was nice to have something different.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tomwe 29 November, 2019, 01:57:46 PM
If the regen progs are released in such away that the preceding prog all stories end and the following prog it is all new stories then it should not be an issue for me.  I did enjoy the regen prog and it was nice to have something different.
An effective pallet cleanser before a slew of new strips each time. Sounds good to me!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: norton canes 29 November, 2019, 02:01:33 PM
Sorry if this has been mentioned already but what are kids supposed to do if they like the Regened stories? Wait three months for some more?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: norton canes 29 November, 2019, 02:03:43 PM
Also... er, is it 'Regened' as in 'regenerated', or 'Regened' as in 'having new genes'..?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 29 November, 2019, 02:36:04 PM
Sorry if this has been mentioned already but what are kids supposed to do if they like the Regened stories? Wait three months for some more?
This is the problem with the current approach. I can imagine a bit of "well, let’s buy next week’s issue, then, and—ARGH” on seeing something like Hope. But then Rebellion is trying new things to see what sticks. We got a special, then a store-available comic that was the year’s best-seller. Perhaps 2020’s won’t do so well, but what if they do? Perhaps they sell fantastically and Rebellion issues a standalone monthly for younger readers. Whatever steps need to be taken to get there, I’m all for, because as someone who has a youngling in the house, the current comic racks are fucking terrible for kids.

Right now, almost everything has a ton of plastic. Hey Duggee (which mini-IP is close to ageing out of) and The Beano are exceptions. (I would add The Phoenix to that, but good luck finding a copy in the wild. Around here, I’ve only ever seen it once, and that required going to Reading.) And most of the rest is just garbage. Lego Friends wasn’t awful, but most of the other plastic-tat mags are just atrocious in terms of content (and that goes for Lego City as well).

So, yeah, more experiments, and, hopefully, more sales. It would be amazing to get to the point where at least one new comic for kids could be released and get stable sales. Perhaps these days even that is too much to ask for, but who knows? Rebellion has the skills and the IP, and if we get a few weird issues of 2000 AD every year to get to that future, I’m all for it. (And that’s beside the fact I enjoyed the Regened issues anyway.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Amstor Computer 29 November, 2019, 02:48:00 PM
I'd imagine at least part of the calculation here is that existing readers are passing the Regened issue to their kids, or buying specifically for their kids knowing something about the contents of the regular prog and are therefore in a position to guide them to another purchase, even if it isn't necessarily the prog itself.

For example (and anecdotally):

My daughters really enjoyed reading my copies of the FCBD Funny Pages issue, and the Cor! and Buster/Tammy & Jinty Specials. There wasn't anything in terms of a regular comic from Rebellion that scratched a similar itch, but the Treasury books I've picked up (Faceache, Creepy Creations, the Misty and Jinty reprints) served as a next step for them. It's got them interested and aware, and it's prompted me to consider future humour or girls' comics reprints more strongly when I have a limited budget - if they can read and enjoy them and I can too, then maybe that's more enticing for me than just buying the next one that appeals to me alone.

Given the vast catalogue of reprint available - much of which is entirely kid-suitable - I'd guess that what Rebellion are hoping isn't necessarily that every young reader will jump straight into the next arc of Hope or Deadworld, but that they (or more accurately, their parents) might want to delve into the back catalogue or try one of the other all-ages specials. It all keeps people in the Rebellion/Treasury ecosystem, and that's got to be a good thing for the prog and for the future of the company's publishing plans. If at some point they're able to launch Regened as a regular (monthly?) comic then there's a more direct route as well.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 29 November, 2019, 02:56:00 PM
Now for something completely different February 2020 solicitations:

https://2000ad.com/post/6112 (https://2000ad.com/post/6112)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Monarch 29 November, 2019, 07:42:51 PM
thank god something i've never read before in the megs floppy
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Buttonman 29 November, 2019, 08:17:33 PM
I don't normally wander into this thread but a quiet bombshell awaited me!

I wasn't mad on the regened special but I didn't hate it either. 4 a year may be pushing it but there's usually a thrill a week I don't care for so the odd week of something different will be a nice change.

In Tharg we trust!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 29 November, 2019, 10:20:21 PM
Now for something completely different February 2020 solicitations:

https://2000ad.com/post/6112 (https://2000ad.com/post/6112)

"Plus, an exclusive, all-new series set in the world of hit videogame Zombie Army"
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 29 November, 2019, 10:20:39 PM
The Best of Sugar Jones (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Sugar-Jones-Pat-Mills/dp/1781087709) - Paperback, 224 pages, 20th August 2020
by Pat Mills & Rafael Busóm (Illustrator)

Sugar Jones is the charming twenty-something host of her own late night variety show, beloved by viewers up and down the nation. Only her assistant Susie knows her secret – Sugar is really a selfish, sour, scheming hag of 40, who’ll do anything to make a quick buck!

(https://i.imgur.com/vW6ZUjf.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: sheridan 29 November, 2019, 10:41:26 PM
Given the vast catalogue of reprint available - much of which is entirely kid-suitable


Almost all of the back catalogue - and the largest English language collection of comics in the world!  Though I wonder how many pages Marvel, DC and Rebellion have each?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Richard 30 November, 2019, 12:12:52 AM
That cover for Megazine 417 is Jake Lynch's best work.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 01 December, 2019, 02:45:05 PM
I read this on 2000ad twitter feed: "Read the penultimate instalment of BRINK: Hate Box, out next week in #2000AD Prog 2160". This is not correct since Brink accordingly to all indications will be going on until at least February 2020.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Jim_Campbell 01 December, 2019, 02:47:50 PM
I read this on 2000ad twitter feed: "Read the penultimate instalment of BRINK: Hate Box, out next week in #2000AD Prog 2160". This is not correct since Brink accordingly to all indications will be going on until at least February 2020.

Maybe the 'Hate Box' storyling is coming to an end? That's clearly all the quoted text says.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Leigh S 01 December, 2019, 02:50:17 PM
Yeah, I wondered about the Previews claim tht Hate Box would still be running in February - the evidence conflicts, but i'd guess that Previews info is wrong and Tharg is right, or else Hate Box is super long!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 01 December, 2019, 03:00:07 PM
The last Brink series was 19 episodes (plus one was a double length episode) so I though that Hate Box would continue well into the new year.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: I, Cosh 01 December, 2019, 05:05:03 PM
Brink is in the solicits for January and February. Presume Tharg's just copy/pasted the text from his previous tweet about Defoe.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Rogue Judge 01 December, 2019, 08:31:22 PM
Kingdom vol. 4!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 03 December, 2019, 12:34:51 PM
Yep!  Really looking forward to it (and announced in this thread back in July! Click! (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=45894.msg1010108#msg1010108))
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: DrJomster 11 December, 2019, 11:37:12 PM
The Diaboliks

Per the email newsletter, Gordon Rennie and Dom Reardon are back with a Caballistics world new thrill? Christmas has come early, I’m telling you!

Awesome news!!!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 13 December, 2019, 10:16:34 AM
Bit of a cheat here as 'technically' this starts in 2019 but here is a chat with Mike Carroll and Henry Flint regarding the development of Proteus Vex! (https://2000ad.com/news/interview-who-or-what-is-proteus-vex/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Mike Carroll 13 December, 2019, 10:32:12 AM
Thanks, Bolt-01 -- I hadn't seen that yet!

Also I hadn't read Henry's contribution to the interview -- he's far too modest, that lad!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Rately 13 December, 2019, 10:42:42 AM
It's a great wee interview.

Really looking forward to it, and loving the colour on the art.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 13 December, 2019, 01:17:26 PM
I also looking forward to the return of Slaine
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 13 December, 2019, 01:48:13 PM
I have read the interview about Proteus Vex and I am intrigues by the story and naturally the return of Mister Flint.

Now some oil on the simmering fire of animosity against the regen prog, since vex will be running for 10 episodes the regen will not be a natural break but rather a interrupt break.  >:D >:D >:D
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Mike Carroll 13 December, 2019, 02:21:55 PM
Now some oil on the simmering fire of animosity against the regen prog, since vex will be running for 10 episodes the regen will not be a natural break but rather a interrupt break.  >:D >:D >:D

Actually, the interview (which was conducted a few months ago) is a tad out of date: Proteus Vex was written as ten episodes of five pages, but it was only last week that I learned that Tharg had decided to run the first ten pages as episode one in prog 2162, which means that the series is now only nine episodes long!

-- Mike
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 13 December, 2019, 02:34:00 PM
Thx for that Mike I am looking forward to the story
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tomwe 13 December, 2019, 04:23:37 PM
Actually, the interview (which was conducted a few months ago) is a tad out of date: Proteus Vex was written as ten episodes of five pages, but it was only last week that I learned that Tharg had decided to run the first ten pages as episode one in prog 2162, which means that the series is now only nine episodes long!
-- Mike
So that strip, at least, will be done by the time the first Regened comes along in 2170. Great to hear.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 18 December, 2019, 11:29:48 AM
With more misses than hits IDW will try another attempt @ Dredd:

https://www.newsarama.com/48287-judge-dredd-false-witness-1.html (https://www.newsarama.com/48287-judge-dredd-false-witness-1.html)

(https://img.purch.com/h/1400/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5uZXdzYXJhbWEuY29tL2ltYWdlcy9pLzAwMC8yNzEvMzc4L29yaWdpbmFsL0RyZWRkLUZXMDFfY3ZyLmpwZz8xNTc2NTMwMDQ4)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tomwe 18 December, 2019, 11:51:09 AM
With more misses than hits IDW will try another attempt @ Dredd:

https://www.newsarama.com/48287-judge-dredd-false-witness-1.html (https://www.newsarama.com/48287-judge-dredd-false-witness-1.html)

(https://img.purch.com/h/1400/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5uZXdzYXJhbWEuY29tL2ltYWdlcy9pLzAwMC8yNzEvMzc4L29yaWdpbmFsL0RyZWRkLUZXMDFfY3ZyLmpwZz8xNTc2NTMwMDQ4)
Zama's work is killer. it will look good at least!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: karlos 18 December, 2019, 12:29:17 PM
What is the general consensus on the Dredd IDW stuff?

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 18 December, 2019, 01:13:47 PM
What is the general consensus on the Dredd IDW stuff?

Oh you might not want to start that conversation. Overall its not be well recieved at all, The odd exceptions aside. I personally really liked the Mega City Zero and Blessed Earth stuff but it was a very different take on the character.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Proudhuff 18 December, 2019, 01:17:31 PM
What is the general consensus on the Dredd IDW stuff?

It wasnt well received by Dreddheads, but they must be doing something right in Trumpland if its getting another outing.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 18 December, 2019, 01:36:11 PM
My take:

Judge Dredd (Swierczynski): Initially unremarkable, and then unreadable.
Judge Dredd – Year One: Matt Smith penned. Quite good.
Mars Attacks Judge Dredd: Totally ridiculous and a lot of fun.
Judge Dredd – Mega City Two: Incomprehensible
Judge Dredd – Anderson, Psi-Division: More Smith. Decent enough.
Judge Dredd – Mega City Zero: It’s not Dredd. Moreover, it’s also not good.
Judge Dredd – The Blessed Earth: Just don’t do it, kids.
Judge Dredd: Under Siege (Mark Russell): Run of the mill. Comes across like iffy era Meg fodder.

There’s also Deviations, which I’ve entirely forgotten (despite owning it and it being McCrea) and the Paul Jenkins-scripted Toxic, which I skim-read after it became obvious it was going to be another US Dredd that faffs about with everything but doesn’t make it better.

It wasnt well received by Dreddheads, but they must be doing something right in Trumpland if its getting another outing.
Well enough, at least. You could take the view that most of this stuff just isn’t for us. It’s an attempt to repackage and rethink Dredd for an unfamiliar audience. And if you’ve already got plenty of proper Dredd, why bother? I’d make exceptions: as noted, Mars Attacks is entertainingly batshit, and the Matt Smith stuff is good. Other than that, why put yourself through the pain?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: karlos 18 December, 2019, 01:38:50 PM
I see!

Thanks, chaps!

And a million thank you's to IP - really appreciate that!

There seems to be very little info on them on the net (as far as I've looked).

Must admit, that Zama art looks very nice indeed.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 18 December, 2019, 01:58:48 PM
karlos so go to comixology and you will find little more info with some sample pages as well : https://www.comixology.com/search?search=judge+dredd (https://www.comixology.com/search?search=judge+dredd)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: karlos 18 December, 2019, 02:42:08 PM
Thanks, Broodblik!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Proudhuff 18 December, 2019, 03:19:29 PM
I'd forgotten that Mars Attack and Matt Smith's were IDW, they were great. the rest uninspiring is a good word.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: karlos 19 December, 2019, 08:32:50 AM
I think I got suckered in because of those lovely covers on Mega City Zero and Blessed Earth.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 19 December, 2019, 09:51:53 AM
I think I got suckered in because of those lovely covers on Mega City Zero and Blessed Earth.
I bought them all as part of a Humble Bundle, which I’ve just realised included the Funko Universe Dredd. Never even read that. I kind of feel duty bound to read what I’ve paid for (see also: The Boys), but these were a trudge. I did make it all the way to the end of the standard Judge Dredd series, which really wasn’t worth the effort. Blessed Earth broke me though. It’s less Dredd than even DC’s terrible efforts. I get the desire to do something different, but this could have been any grumpy old cop with a beard for the most part, and it never really felt like Dredd. (This of course is part of the problem with a lot of US-written Dredd.)

Fortunately, the Humble Bundle had pretty much everything else from IDW at the time, along with a few Rebellion bits and bobs I didn’t have in digital. But I’d say you’d have to be a completist or a masochist to want to actually pay anything near normal prices for this stuff, with the exception of the Smith books/MA/Deviations.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 19 December, 2019, 10:03:37 AM
I agree with Indigo's take on the IDW Dredd stories
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Richard 19 December, 2019, 12:09:25 PM
I agree. Matt Smith's Year zone was good, and there was a good Anderson story at the back of issue 2 of the regular Judge Dredd series, but otherwise all the IDW stuff seems to be mediocre or appalling.

They must be doing something right, because they're still going after seven years. But whatever it is that seems, inexplicably, to appeal to American audiences doesn't work for me.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 19 December, 2019, 05:44:49 PM
On a different note FCBD 2020 sees Al Ewing return to Dredd. WAYHEY. More about this and other nice treats here.

https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-returns-to-free-comic-book-day-in-2020-with-best-of-2000-ad-0/?fbclid=IwAR0OWTInoBctbcCh2WWz1heLI8XCZRbSFU9bTfXPMoC2IoznYsbtRe9qPgo (https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-returns-to-free-comic-book-day-in-2020-with-best-of-2000-ad-0/?fbclid=IwAR0OWTInoBctbcCh2WWz1heLI8XCZRbSFU9bTfXPMoC2IoznYsbtRe9qPgo)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: The Monarch 19 December, 2019, 05:52:12 PM
you were stronger than me IP I never even got through the very first idw dredd story
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: karlos 20 December, 2019, 11:54:39 AM
By gum, chaps, you've well and truly warned me off! 

(And saved me a fair few quid - so many thanks for that!)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: rogue69 24 December, 2019, 06:19:26 PM
Along with the new IDW Dredd series they releasing a 100 page special in February
https://www.idwpublishing.com/product/judge-dredd-100-page-giant/
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: Max Headroom 24 December, 2019, 09:22:35 PM
Is this IDW 100 page special all new material?
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: rogue69 24 December, 2019, 11:05:37 PM
not sure, looks like it might be this is the previews write up
DEC190721
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Alan Quah
Take a trip through the rough streets of Mega-City One with the one-and-only Judge Dredd! Featuring amazing stories from an all-star cast of writers and artists that stretch from the filthy underbelly of Mega-City One to beyond its walls, there's never been a better place to see what you've been missing.
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
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: Rogue Judge 25 December, 2019, 06:28:50 AM
Is this IDW 100 page special all new material?

Not new material - from Newsarama:

FC • 100 pages • $5.99
Bullet points:
Featuring the first Judge Dredd work from Eisner-nominated writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, The Flintstones) and Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Jenkins (Inhumans, Wolverine: Origin)!
Includes the first issues of IDW Judge Dredd miniseries Toxic, Under Siege, Blessed Earth, and Mega-City Zero!
Includes a preview of the upcoming miniseries—a perfect jumping-on point for new fans!
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: broodblik 25 December, 2019, 10:08:02 AM
March 2020 solicitations:

https://2000ad.com/news/what-s-coming-from-rebellion-s-comics-imprints-this-march/ (https://2000ad.com/news/what-s-coming-from-rebellion-s-comics-imprints-this-march/)
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: MumboJimbo 26 December, 2019, 05:52:10 PM
we go back to the beginnings of the Judge system in new series “Dreadnoughts.”

This new story in the March meg sounds interesting
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: sheridan 26 December, 2019, 10:41:14 PM
we go back to the beginnings of the Judge system in new series “Dreadnoughts.”

This new story in the March meg sounds interesting

Yeah, I was wondering about that one - wonder who the creative team will be?  Presumably ties in with Michael Carroll's series of Judges novels (as in Mike is editor if not writer of all the stories).
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: broodblik 28 December, 2019, 03:20:10 AM
we go back to the beginnings of the Judge system in new series “Dreadnoughts.”

This new story in the March meg sounds interesting

Yeah, I was wondering about that one - wonder who the creative team will be?  Presumably ties in with Michael Carroll's series of Judges novels (as in Mike is editor if not writer of all the stories).

More info: https://doomrocket.com/5-things-michael-carroll-john-higgins-dreadnaughts-breaking-ground/ (https://doomrocket.com/5-things-michael-carroll-john-higgins-dreadnaughts-breaking-ground/)
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: Rogue Judge 28 December, 2019, 06:44:35 AM
Have I missed any announcements regarding a new collected volume of Jaeger? Really looking forward to that.
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: broodblik 04 January, 2020, 04:13:32 AM
Some images from Patrick Goddard's twitter feed related to the Aquila, coming to the prog soon:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ENY3J6tUwAA1Cgp.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELW1-VHXYAICA0v.jpg)
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: sheridan 04 January, 2020, 10:39:52 AM
That armours looking a bit non-European to me - either Chinese or Japanese (not an armour expert).
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: Jim_Campbell 04 January, 2020, 11:06:42 AM
That armours looking a bit non-European to me - either Chinese or Japanese (not an armour expert).

I think it's pretty standard Roman stuff, (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=roman+soldier+armour&hl=en-GB&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjUkcO65unmAhWKRMAKHWxyCFgQ_AUoAnoECA8QBA&biw=1410&bih=1033) TBH.
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: Tombo 04 January, 2020, 11:21:46 AM
That armours looking a bit non-European to me - either Chinese or Japanese (not an armour expert).

I think it's pretty standard Roman stuff, (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=roman+soldier+armour&hl=en-GB&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjUkcO65unmAhWKRMAKHWxyCFgQ_AUoAnoECA8QBA&biw=1410&bih=1033) TBH.

Yep, lorica segmentata* pretty common in the late Republic era I believe

*not the name used by the Romans, it's a later designation used by historians.
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: Colin YNWA 04 January, 2020, 12:46:53 PM
That armours looking a bit non-European to me - either Chinese or Japanese (not an armour expert).

I think it's pretty standard Roman stuff, (https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=roman+soldier+armour&hl=en-GB&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjUkcO65unmAhWKRMAKHWxyCFgQ_AUoAnoECA8QBA&biw=1410&bih=1033) TBH.

Yep, lorica segmentata* pretty common in the late Republic era I believe

*not the name used by the Romans, it's a later designation used by historians.

Its more early empire and came into being around end BC early AD. Prior to that it was more chain mail. In an actual army you'd have seen great variety in armour but this type became prominent around 30 - 40ad I seem to recall.

I seem to recall Aquilla was originally based in Boudican times around 60ad (62 for your actual rebellion if you ask me) so the armour is pretty much spot on... with my limited knowledge based on reading far too many popular history books about romans!

Edited to add - blooming lovely art by the way.
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: Mardroid 04 January, 2020, 08:22:36 PM
Yeah definitely legitimately Roman. I've seen similar before.

I think I see why Sheridan saw a Japanese influence though. Something to do with the prominent shoulder pieces, I think.

Also not an armour expert.
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: Max Headroom 12 January, 2020, 04:12:53 PM
If Mr Keith Richardson, our esteemed graphic novels editor, is reading this - please could we have a complete run-down of 2020's trade paperback and hardcover releases? (I've seen bits and pieces but the definitive list would be helpful).
Thank you.
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 14 January, 2020, 03:57:45 PM
If Mr Keith Richardson, our esteemed graphic novels editor, is reading this - please could we have a complete run-down of 2020's trade paperback and hardcover releases? (I've seen bits and pieces but the definitive list would be helpful).
Thank you.

https://2000ad.com/news/welcome-to-the-future-2000-ad-unveils-its-graphic-novels-for-2020/
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: Dash Decent 15 January, 2020, 11:43:34 PM
We've (dis)covered 90%+ of that list already.  That's pretty good going.

Way to go, us!
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: O Lucky Stevie! 17 January, 2020, 06:10:06 AM
Death Squad (https://www.bookdepository.com/Death-Squad-Alan-Hebden/9781781087688?ref=grid-view&qid=1579240878505&sr=1-42), paperback, 128 pages, 6 August 2020.

(https://d1w7fb2mkkr3kw.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/lrg/9781/7810/9781781087688.jpg)


If this doesn't leap immediately onto your want list then there is something wrong with you.
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: Colin YNWA 17 January, 2020, 06:18:46 AM
Oh excellent - the more Battle the better, but where is The Sarge?
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: Apestrife 18 January, 2020, 07:22:24 PM
Anyone knows which megazine will come bagged with the Pj Maybe floppy?
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: Dash Decent 24 January, 2020, 10:49:58 AM
Death Squad (https://www.bookdepository.com/Death-Squad-Alan-Hebden/9781781087688?ref=grid-view&qid=1579240878505&sr=1-42), paperback, 128 pages, 6 August 2020.

Thanks Stevie.

Points to October 2019 entry (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=45894.msg1015366#msg1015366). Weeps.
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: karlos 24 January, 2020, 11:23:50 AM
Speaking of all things Battle, is the Titan Line of HCs well and truly dead, now?

The latest one - Johnny Red vol. 4 - was released 3 and a half years ago!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 24 January, 2020, 12:57:42 PM
April's solicitations:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-april/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-april/)


Forum's favorite Skip Tracer running the whole of April  :thumbsup:
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: Bolt-01 24 January, 2020, 02:27:43 PM
Sweet Grud - that is a sneckin' great cover from PJ for the prog!
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: Rately 24 January, 2020, 03:05:30 PM
Sweet Grud - that is a sneckin' great cover from PJ for the prog!

Bloody brilliant cover. Striking image.

A classic.
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: broodblik 30 January, 2020, 01:13:55 PM
Nightcomers will come bagged with Judge Dredd Megazine #417

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPhvoSjX0AADTjr?format=jpg&name=900x900)
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: Greg M. 30 January, 2020, 03:00:50 PM
Nightcomers will come bagged with Judge Dredd Megazine #417

At age seven-and-a-half, The Nightcomers introduced me to Baphomet, for which I have been forever grateful. And afraid.
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: M.I.K. 30 January, 2020, 05:21:39 PM
...and the back-up strip in that Nightcomers floppy is apparently Terror of The Cats.
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: sheridan 30 January, 2020, 09:02:43 PM
...and the back-up strip in that Nightcomers floppy is apparently Terror of The Cats.

Love that one - his Scream! work made me a fan of John Richardson, priming me to for his older 2000AD stuff when I started reaching back through time with my back prog hunt.
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: Colin YNWA 31 January, 2020, 06:48:41 AM
Fantastic to see this sort of stuff in the floppie again. Just what I wanted to see after Rebellion bought the Treasury.
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: Fungus 31 January, 2020, 01:29:40 PM
Agreed - great floppy fodder 👍
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: repoman 31 January, 2020, 01:45:56 PM
I'll be all over this.
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: The Monarch 31 January, 2020, 02:10:34 PM
terror of the cats is that the weird one the boys from where eagles dare recently covered? not complaining new old stuff is imho better than meg stuff i already own
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 08 February, 2020, 12:23:12 PM
Fiends of the Eastern Front (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiends-Eastern-Front-Carlos-Ezquerra/dp/1781087741) - Paperback, 176 pages, 20th October 2020

A luxury omnibus of classic supernatural war stories from the Golden Age of comics - expanded and updated in definitive edition.

Buried deep underground are the remains of Wehrmacht soldier, Hans Schmitt, and his diary, which journals his eerie encounter with the Romanian Captain Constanta and his platoon of blood-sucking freaks! Back in 1943, with the Russians willing to fight until their last man in order to defend Stalingrad, Panzergrenadier Richter discovers Constanta's secret and learns than sometimes your allies can be just as dangerous as the enemy!

Featuring the breathtaking art of Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd) and Colin MacNeil (America, Chopper: Song of the Surfer), with stories from Gerry Finley Day (Rogue Trooper), David Bishop (Thrill-Power Overload), and recent classics from Ian Edginton (Stickleback, Scarlet Traces), Dave Kendall (Fall of Deadworld).


(https://i.imgur.com/GWAspgg.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 08 February, 2020, 12:24:19 PM
The Vigilant (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vigilant-Simon-Furman/dp/1781088594) - Paperback, 128 pages, 15th September 2020

Classic British Superheroes remade for a 21st Century audience by today's top graphic novel stars!

Lost in the mists of time, home-grown British superheroes once entertained and enthralled millions of kids...Now, the likes of Adam Eterno, Blake Edmonds, Thunderbolt the Avenger, and The Leopard from Lime Street are back for a new generation of readers.

This volume collects the trilogy of Vigilant stories written by Simon Furman (Transformers) and drawn by an all-star roster of artsists including Simon Coleby (Dark Souls), DaNi (Coffin Bound), Henrik Sahlstrom (Thirteenth Floor), Warwick Fraser-Combe, Staz Johnson (Spider-Man), Will Sliney (Spider-Man 2099), Jake Lynch (Judge Dredd)


(https://i.imgur.com/LHLoynA.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 08 February, 2020, 12:24:51 PM

The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Book Two
(https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rise-Fall-Trigan-Empire-Book/dp/178108775X) - Paperback, 288 pages, 17th November 2020

The second thrilling omnibus lost Sci-Fi classic from the sixties the New York times [sic] called "highly detailed visions of fantastic worlds"

Among the distant stars, fractious tribes come together to found a mighty empire that will wage war against aggressive kingdoms, battle alien invaders, and conceive of incredible new technologies. This extraordinary volume continues to chart the glorious Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire!

A landmark in British comics history, painted by the legendary Don Lawrence in stunning, classic style, and springing from the grandiose pen of Mike Butterworth, this is an epic tale that creates a new far-future science fiction mythos that captured the imagination of a generation.

Features an introduction from one-time Don Lawrence apprentice Chris Weston (The Filth).

"I love Trigan Empire! It's absolutely epic."--Duncan Jones (director Source Code, Moon)


(Good to see Duncan Jones still in the fold)
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: Dash Decent 08 February, 2020, 12:26:19 PM
Cor! Buster Bumper Fun Book: An Omnibus Collection of Hilarious Stories Filled with Laughs for Kids of All Ages! (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cor-Buster-Bumper-Fun-Book/dp/1781088640) - Paperback, 96 pages, 24th November 2020

All-ages omnibus featuring classic humour characters from yesteryear brought back with brand new stories from the top humour comics talent of today!

Britain's golden age of humour comics returns for the 21st century, with brand new stories by today's top talents. Featuring characters like Kid Kong, Grimly Feendish, Faceache, and Frankie Stein are given new life in this compendium of hilarity by Neil Googe (The Flash), Cavan Scott (Doctor Who), Tom Paterson (The Beano, The Dandy), Shelli Paroline (Adventure Time) and Hilary Barta (DC Comics Plastic Man)!


(https://i.imgur.com/ZNgjvzp.jpg)

Possibly a placeholder cover given we've seen those images before?
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: The Monarch 08 February, 2020, 12:34:57 PM
A collection of the recent specials yeah?
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: Dash Decent 08 February, 2020, 01:13:05 PM
The blurb says 'brand new stories' but it's not clear if that means totally new to this volume or just new as compared to the material from the 1960s-70s-80s.
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: IndigoPrime 08 February, 2020, 01:21:53 PM
Cor! is a compilation, IIRC. I may well pick that up for the nipper.
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: Rogue Judge 08 February, 2020, 03:29:30 PM
I'm stoked to see the Fiends of the Eastern Front collection. I've been watching Ebay for a long while now, hoping for a "reasonably" priced copy of Fiends (both the hard back and soft cover are expensive)
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: Steve Green 08 February, 2020, 04:13:32 PM
Really?

The hardback of the original series was going cheap when they were clearing stocks of old stuff a few years ago.
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: Rogue Judge 08 February, 2020, 06:49:51 PM
That's the one I've been looking for. It pops up occasionally used on ebay or Amazon for anywhere from £35 and up.
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: Sean SD 10 February, 2020, 07:45:33 AM
Fiends of the Eastern Front (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiends-Eastern-Front-Carlos-Ezquerra/dp/1781087741) - Paperback, 176 pages, 20th October 2020

A luxury omnibus of classic supernatural war stories from the Golden Age of comics - expanded and updated in definitive edition.

Buried deep underground are the remains of Wehrmacht soldier, Hans Schmitt, and his diary, which journals his eerie encounter with the Romanian Captain Constanta and his platoon of blood-sucking freaks! Back in 1943, with the Russians willing to fight until their last man in order to defend Stalingrad, Panzergrenadier Richter discovers Constanta's secret and learns than sometimes your allies can be just as dangerous as the enemy!

Looking forward to this omnibus will be picking one up for sure  :cool:
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: CalHab 10 February, 2020, 08:09:11 AM
Fiends of the Eastern Front (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fiends-Eastern-Front-Carlos-Ezquerra/dp/1781087741) - Paperback, 176 pages, 20th October 2020

A luxury omnibus of classic supernatural war stories from the Golden Age of comics - expanded and updated in definitive edition.

Buried deep underground are the remains of Wehrmacht soldier, Hans Schmitt, and his diary, which journals his eerie encounter with the Romanian Captain Constanta and his platoon of blood-sucking freaks! Back in 1943, with the Russians willing to fight until their last man in order to defend Stalingrad, Panzergrenadier Richter discovers Constanta's secret and learns than sometimes your allies can be just as dangerous as the enemy!

Featuring the breathtaking art of Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd) and Colin MacNeil (America, Chopper: Song of the Surfer), with stories from Gerry Finley Day (Rogue Trooper), David Bishop (Thrill-Power Overload), and recent classics from Ian Edginton (Stickleback, Scarlet Traces), Dave Kendall (Fall of Deadworld).


(https://i.imgur.com/GWAspgg.jpg)

Not the incredible Dave Taylor work?
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: Tomwe 10 February, 2020, 09:40:26 AM
Not the incredible Dave Taylor work?
His name's on the cover!
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: CalHab 10 February, 2020, 11:35:10 AM
Not the incredible Dave Taylor work?
His name's on the cover!

Brilliant! Hopefully get a large format hardcover edition too!
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: Bolt-01 12 February, 2020, 12:49:48 PM
Just spotted this on Down The Tubes:

(https://i1.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/img_0414.jpg?resize=768%2C1008&ssl=1)

David Roach limited edition cover for the upcoming Masters of British Comic Art Book!

Only 200 available via the shop - and it is there NOW!

Link - https://downthetubes.net/?p=114954 (https://downthetubes.net/?p=114954)
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: Dandontdare 12 February, 2020, 02:53:00 PM
ooh, that's very nice, but I do love the Bolland one and I'm not buying two copies! Decisions decisions.....
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: Dash Decent 14 February, 2020, 02:21:39 AM
Presumably the characters on the cover give us some insight into the content?  There's Buster, standing on Helm, Stogie to the left, Janus Stark next to Anderson, Death & Walter the Wobot, Robot Archie, Grimly Fiendish, Frankie Stein, that cat girl we've been talking about, etc, a few I'm having a mental blank on (the flying metal gauntlet in front of Stark), and a few I don't know.

It's natural that the book is most likely to concentrate on material owned by Rebellion (rather than say, DCT), but it's interesting to see the representation here ties in with material Rebellion has (or is soon) reprinting and/or rebooting.  I assume the overlap is merit based (i.e. Rebellion are bringing back material they consider is worth displaying, and the author has separately identified the same great artists and characters as worthy of discussion, rather than the book being just a way to push available product).
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: Dash Decent 14 February, 2020, 02:53:16 AM
Sexton Blake's New Order: The Sexton Blake Library Book 5 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sexton-Blakes-New-Order-Library/dp/1781088071) - Paperback, 432 pages, 8th December 2020

"The fifth thrilling collection of classic stories welcoming back the adventuring detective as brilliant as Sherlock Holmes and as daring as James Bond.

For nearly a century, Sexton Blake was the most written about character in British fiction. He starred in approximately four thousand stories by nearly two hundred authors. A cross between Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones, he was a publishing phenomenon, read by young and old alike.

Comprised of three SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY stories from the "New Order", Blake enters the roaring '60s in great style, with adventures involving volcanoes, psychics and more!

THE WORLD SHAKERS by Desmond Reid (Rex Dolphin) (1960).
An insane scientist is on the loose, a villain's base is located in a dormant volcano, and Sexton Blake encounters flying saucers, thought-scrambling ray guns, and malformed aliens ... or does he?

THE BIG STEAL by Jack Trevor Story (1960)
A man is tricked into committing a crime, his wife enjoys the profits, another crime is committed, the man is caught, his wife goes on a spending spree, rings are run around various investigators, and Sexton Blake comes up with a plan ...

BRED TO KILL by Martin Thomas (Thomas Martin) (1960)
A fox-hunting protest ruffles feathers, a killer is on the loose, strange characters abound, a psychic investigator gets to work, a mad biologist experiments in a secret laboratory, a boy is missing, evolution is reversed, a creature is hunted, and an Adept fulfils a mission for the Masters."


(https://i.imgur.com/7IqDt16.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 14 February, 2020, 02:55:15 AM
Reading the description for the middle story, "The Big Steal", I reckon the wife's the culprit behind it all.
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: O Lucky Stevie! 16 February, 2020, 04:46:50 AM
ooh, that's very nice, but I do love the Bolland one and I'm not buying two copies! Decisions decisions.....

David Roach has posted on Facebook that the Brian Bolland cover art is reproduced on the endpapers of the limited edition.

Oddly enough, both editions will set Stevie back roughly the same amount in Australian dollars whether I purchase the limited edition directly from Rebellion (A$95 + A$24 postage) or the regular Bolland version imported via Diamond in the US, which is retailing at US$50 , which meansthat it would be hitting the shelf  of my local South Australian comic shop at the A$100 mark.

Funny old world, innit?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 18 February, 2020, 02:12:19 PM
April's solicitations:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-april/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-april/)


I see that Chimpksy will make a return in a five part story (by Niemand and PJ Holden). Chimpksy was one off the best one-off Dredd stories the last few years (prog 2131). Looking forward to this 

(https://images.rebellion.co.uk/productVersion/95/83/00.default.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 18 February, 2020, 04:04:06 PM
Yep that is indeed good news. The introduction of Chimpsky was fantastic and give the mysterious Niemand's form (and of course PJ) I've little doubt this one will deliver on that in spades.
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: broodblik 23 February, 2020, 03:37:06 AM
The cover for the Tammy & Jinty Special:

(https://i0.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/img_2910.jpg?resize=768%2C1003&ssl=1)
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: Tomwe 23 February, 2020, 09:12:17 AM
Love it!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 23 February, 2020, 09:14:23 AM
Oh thjat is strong, very good indeed.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 24 February, 2020, 09:24:46 AM
That is superb!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 24 February, 2020, 10:02:15 PM
Speaking of good covers the cover for Smash Special out in May (somehow missed this one was amongst the slew of specials this year)  is over at Comic Scene and its a SMASHER... excuse me, I'm sorry.

https://comicscene.org/2020/02/24/smash-cover-revealed/?fbclid=IwAR3jR16ZdxOLjxdIVK4Ly3F-GNVFmGjX82fPwF5rzE2EK8wySutRCsKO8SE (https://comicscene.org/2020/02/24/smash-cover-revealed/?fbclid=IwAR3jR16ZdxOLjxdIVK4Ly3F-GNVFmGjX82fPwF5rzE2EK8wySutRCsKO8SE)
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: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 25 February, 2020, 08:00:14 AM
Yeah, that Smash cover somehow made me grab the Betelguesian by the horn (as it were) and buy the whole pack from the 2000ad shop. Sixty quid for the whole lot, with an added exclusive reprint replica of the "banned issue of Action"- couldnt say no, really.
SBT
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: Dash Decent 25 February, 2020, 09:53:08 AM
a few I'm having a mental blank on (the flying metal gauntlet in front of Stark)

The Steel Claw!  Of course.  Thanks Colin.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 25 February, 2020, 01:55:38 PM
Here is the cover for Trigan Empire II:

(https://comicsceneorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/img_9611.jpg?w=934)
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: Bolt-01 25 February, 2020, 04:02:26 PM
Gorgeous design work there.
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: O Lucky Stevie! 28 February, 2020, 08:03:08 AM
The cover for the Tammy & Jinty Special:

(https://i0.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/img_2910.jpg?resize=768%2C1003&ssl=1)

Well hello there! Would that be The Cat Girls from the pages of Sally &, following the merger of the two titles, Tammy?

[img=https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WmWZYNwy6Y8/Wbvz5_pnr4I/AAAAAAAAeXM/oIjyXAXzDWE1VlF1WYH6wgadp98m8GqagCLcBGAs/s1600/sally.jpg[/img]

The 2019 Tammy & Jinty Spcial was Stevie's favourite single issue of any comic which he read last year. July can't come soon enough!
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: TordelBack 28 February, 2020, 01:53:09 PM
The 2019 Tammy & Jinty Spcial was Stevie's favourite single issue of any comic which he read last year. July can't come soon enough!

Certainly in my Top 5 for last year - in fact at the weekend I noticed it was still in my daughter's re-read pile, a singular honour since most of her seemingly insatiable diet of reading gets consumed and dumped in the charity shop box.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 04 March, 2020, 02:20:53 AM
The Vigilant is coming back for a final run in the June Judge Dredd Megazine:

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/rebellion-announce-final-chapter-story-vigilant-judge-dredd-megazine-june/ (http://www.brokenfrontier.com/rebellion-announce-final-chapter-story-vigilant-judge-dredd-megazine-june/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 04 March, 2020, 02:47:35 AM
Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Fears-Big-Other-Stories/dp/1781088535/) - Paperback, 416 pages, 10th November 2020

New anthology collecting the very best prose stories from the pages of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic!

A shopping mall where droids sell organs harvested from street trash...

A murderous imaginary friend...

A psychotic composer drafting music from pain...

All in a day's work for the Lawman of the Future.

Edited by and with an introduction by Dredd veteran Michael Carroll, Judge Fear's Big Day Out and Other Stories gathers the very best short stories from more than a decade of the Judge Dredd Megazine, including stories by legends Alan Grant, Gordon Rennie and Simon Spurrier, among countless others...


(https://i.imgur.com/T5LRZZP.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 04 March, 2020, 02:48:49 AM
More "JUDGES" novellas - only listed for Kindle at the moment.

I shall wait for the omnibus print edition...!

(https://i.imgur.com/SNktXzQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IRPu5JW.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Robin Low 04 March, 2020, 07:01:06 AM
The Vigilant is coming back for a final run in the June Judge Dredd Megazine:

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/rebellion-announce-final-chapter-story-vigilant-judge-dredd-megazine-june/ (http://www.brokenfrontier.com/rebellion-announce-final-chapter-story-vigilant-judge-dredd-megazine-june/)

That's rather disappointing. I really hoped this would be an ongoing thing, even if it was only one or two issues a year. I guess the sales just weren't there. Hope there's enough material for a collection.

Regards,

Robin
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 04 March, 2020, 07:37:16 AM
The Vigilant is coming back for a final run in the June Judge Dredd Megazine:

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/rebellion-announce-final-chapter-story-vigilant-judge-dredd-megazine-june/ (http://www.brokenfrontier.com/rebellion-announce-final-chapter-story-vigilant-judge-dredd-megazine-june/)

That's rather disappointing. I really hoped this would be an ongoing thing, even if it was only one or two issues a year. I guess the sales just weren't there. Hope there's enough material for a collection.

Regards,

Robin

Its great that Rebellion are trying so many different things and trying to find different vehicles for the characters it now owns. Alas this rich vain of experimentation will probably mean we see various things fall by the way side so at least they are wrapping things up neatly rather then let it drift into the ether.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Jim_Campbell 04 March, 2020, 08:22:38 AM
That's rather disappointing. I really hoped this would be an ongoing thing, even if it was only one or two issues a year. I guess the sales just weren't there. Hope there's enough material for a collection.

From the link:

The complete story of The Vigilant, featuring work by Simon Furman, Simon Coleby, DaNi, Henrik Sahlstrom, Warwick Fraser-Combe, Staz Johnson, Will Sliney, and Jake Lynch, will be collected in a 128-page paperback graphic novel this September.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 04 March, 2020, 10:03:34 AM
Its great that Rebellion are trying so many different things and trying to find different vehicles for the characters it now owns. Alas this rich vain of experimentation will probably mean we see various things fall by the way side so at least they are wrapping things up neatly rather then let it drift into the ether.
Yep. Great integrity to find a space and budget to wrap things up, rather than just go “oh well, then”. I suppose that makes people more likely to buy as well, instead of thinking that something might just get abruptly axed after X issues.

It’s a pity that The Vigilant didn’t make it, but I’m not overly surprised. It was so incredibly dense to the point it flirted with incoherence. I admire the ambition, but it tried to cram a trade’s worth of content each of the two issues, surpassing even 2000 AD’s typically blaze-through approach. If only it had been given room to breathe (which would of course have required a larger market to buy the thing in the first place).

I wonder how many pages it’ll get in that Meg, in order to finish the run? Here’s my quick count of the purely strip pages we’ve had so far (which may not be entirely accurate):

Death Man: 6
Maelstrom: 24
Yao: 6
Death Wish: 6
Steel Commando: 7
Legacy: 35
Doctor Sin: 4

So that’s 88. I imagine you’ll get the usual intro pages/character bios/covers. So probably wrapped up in 24 pages or so?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: MumboJimbo 04 March, 2020, 10:12:16 AM
Yep. Great integrity to find a space and budget to wrap things up, rather than just go “oh well, then”.

Yes, I was thinking the same - would've loved a 3rd special, but if the sales weren't there then I'm totally happy with this solution.

I definitely agree with you that the compressed nature of the storytelling, particular the rather "WTF?" im media res opener didn't help it. Also, you have to be in your 50s to remember anything other than the Leopard from Lime Street from your childhood. It was slightly surreal to buy a comic in my late 40s and think, "maybe this is intended for an older audience than me"!

Overall though I loved it and very glad the team are getting a proper send off. Oh well, maybe the GN will do better, who knows?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dark Jimbo 04 March, 2020, 10:28:39 AM
I definitely agree with you that the compressed nature of the storytelling, particular the rather "WTF?" im media res opener didn't help it. Also, you have to be in your 50s to remember anything other than the Leopard from Lime Street from your childhood.

Highly weird that the first Vigilant came out before any of the relevant Treasury reprints! (Steel Commando, Dr Mesmer's Revenge, etc)

'Hey kids, buy this great new comic about these old British heroes - you won't know who any of them are because their stories aren't in print any more; we're going to reprint all their old stories, but not until a year or two after this comes out and you've long since moved on to other stuff!'
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 04 March, 2020, 01:02:59 PM
The Vigilant, this might be the cover for the Meg:

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/VigilantCover-780x1024.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Robin Low 04 March, 2020, 03:17:46 PM
From the link:

The complete story of The Vigilant, featuring work by Simon Furman, Simon Coleby, DaNi, Henrik Sahlstrom, Warwick Fraser-Combe, Staz Johnson, Will Sliney, and Jake Lynch, will be collected in a 128-page paperback graphic novel this September.

Jolly Good. Missed that.

Regards,

Robin
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Robin Low 04 March, 2020, 03:26:37 PM
Its great that Rebellion are trying so many different things and trying to find different vehicles for the characters it now owns. Alas this rich vain of experimentation will probably mean we see various things fall by the way side so at least they are wrapping things up neatly rather then let it drift into the ether.
Yep. Great integrity to find a space and budget to wrap things up, rather than just go “oh well, then”. I suppose that makes people more likely to buy as well, instead of thinking that something might just get abruptly axed after X issues.

That is certainly true. And the collection that Jim kindly pointed out demonstrates a greater degree of commitment that one might have expected.

It’s a pity that The Vigilant didn’t make it, but I’m not overly surprised. It was so incredibly dense to the point it flirted with incoherence. I admire the ambition, but it tried to cram a trade’s worth of content each of the two issues, surpassing even 2000 AD’s typically blaze-through approach. If only it had been given room to breathe (which would of course have required a larger market to buy the thing in the first place).

That's also quite true. It was nice to see another comic on the shelves, but it might have been more successful as a 2000AD series. I just kinda liked that fact that it felt like its own thing, and not just another 2000AS series.

Regards,

Robin
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Mardroid 08 March, 2020, 09:11:58 PM
Hmm. A shame its finishing. (For now anyway.) I always liked the concept. I struggled with the first issue a bit - it so needed more time to breathe- a strange thing to state these days where so many are (at least mentally) yelling "GET ON WITH IT!"  at comics or TV sets. The second issue wasn't perfect either but it was an improvement, and none of it was bad comics. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but I felt it really showed promise.

If they're going to finish it, I'd have preferred they do one last issue, rather than combine it in the Meg,  but no doubt they have their reasons.

Hoping this won't be forever. Even if the Vigilant itself is finished for good, it would be nice to see further stories concerning the characters individually.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 08 March, 2020, 09:28:28 PM
no doubt they have their reasons
The only obvious reason I can think of for this decision is that not enough people bought the comic. If enough people had, it’d surely be a standalone edition.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 09 March, 2020, 06:21:40 PM
A preview of new IDW Dredd series:

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/preview-idw-new-judge-dredd-false-witness (https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/preview-idw-new-judge-dredd-false-witness)

(https://www.syfy.com/sites/syfy/files/styles/1100xauto/public/dredd-3.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dash Decent 15 March, 2020, 11:39:58 AM
And the collected version comes out in November:


Judge Dredd - False Witness (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Dredd-Witness-Brandon-Easton/dp/1684057280) - Paperback, 96 pages, 17th November 2020


Justice Academy drop-out Mathias Lincoln always survived by sub-legal means, but after uncovering a vast conspiracy, he finds himself pursued by legendary lawman Judge Dredd!

Get ready for a street level look at justice in Mega-City One as one person fights to expose the darkest secrets of the rich and powerful in a thrilling mystery set against a backdrop of media manipulation and social unrest.

While on a job for a rich client, Justice Academy drop-out and professional fixer Mathias Lincoln makes a horrific discovery -- children are disappearing, and the conspiracy stretches from the wastes of the Cursed Earth all the way to the halls of power in Mega-City One.

Things get even worse for Mathias when he's framed for the brutal murder of a controversial media personality whose bombastic rhetoric had made him one of the most powerful--and feared--voices in the city. Now the most wanted man in the Big Meg, Mathias has to fight to clear his name and expose those responsible for taking the Cursed Earth children before he gets a death sentence from Mega-City One's zero-tolerance lawman -- JUDGE DREDD.

Written by Eisner-nominated, Glyph Award-winning writer of comics and TV Brandon Easton (Star Trek: Year Five, Transformers, Agent Carter) with superstar artist Kei Zama (Death's Head, Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye) making her Judge Dredd debut!


(https://i.imgur.com/jhCc7Nr.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: I, Cosh 26 March, 2020, 03:33:20 PM
What's all this then?

: June Previews
A brand-new line-up of stories start in Prog 2184, the ideal point to jump onboard
- the apocalypse is approaching and Judge Dredd is offered aid from an unexpected quarter in 'End of Days'
- teenage bounty hunter Tee and her gran are back in the deep-space adventure 'Full Tilt Boogie'
- the shadow-agents are hunting down members of The Order in 'Land of the Free'
- the oddball cop caper 'Nakka of the S.T.A.R.S'
- Celtic warrior Slaine returns for the first book of the 'Dragontamer' saga, 'The Web of Weird'!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Richard 26 March, 2020, 03:38:59 PM
Looks promising!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: dweezil2 26 March, 2020, 07:23:42 PM
What's all this then?

: June Previews
A brand-new line-up of stories start in Prog 2184, the ideal point to jump onboard
- the apocalypse is approaching and Judge Dredd is offered aid from an unexpected quarter in 'End of Days'
- teenage bounty hunter Tee and her gran are back in the deep-space adventure 'Full Tilt Boogie'
- the shadow-agents are hunting down members of The Order in 'Land of the Free'
- the oddball cop caper 'Nakka of the S.T.A.R.S'
- Celtic warrior Slaine returns for the first book of the 'Dragontamer' saga, 'The Web of Weird'!

Pretty sure Nakka of the S.T.A.R.S is Brendan McCarthy's new strip.  :thumbsup:
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 27 March, 2020, 07:19:14 AM
Oh good stuff The Order is back, Full Tilt Boogie gets a run out at last and a mystery thrill. Colour me excited.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 07 April, 2020, 04:06:47 PM
Preview of the Cor/Buster Easter Special 2020:

http://www.comicon.com/2020/04/07/preview-a-little-laughter-in-a-trying-time-with-cor-buster-easter-special-2020/ (http://www.comicon.com/2020/04/07/preview-a-little-laughter-in-a-trying-time-with-cor-buster-easter-special-2020/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 07 April, 2020, 04:17:05 PM
Mine arrived yesterday. It looks fab.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 12 April, 2020, 01:51:04 PM
The cover for the sci-fi special 2020 by Jock:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3iWjon3l8CI/Xo78o8XS5CI/AAAAAAAA8t8/tz1wuePPy7sg8E48iOtnyMTE3RcjleBNwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/2000AD%2BSci-Fi%2BSpecial%2B2020.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: dweezil2 12 April, 2020, 01:53:16 PM
Very nice!!!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 12 April, 2020, 01:54:43 PM
Preview of the Cor/Buster Easter Special 2020:

http://www.comicon.com/2020/04/07/preview-a-little-laughter-in-a-trying-time-with-cor-buster-easter-special-2020/ (http://www.comicon.com/2020/04/07/preview-a-little-laughter-in-a-trying-time-with-cor-buster-easter-special-2020/)

The boy child lapped it up. I'll read it at some point, but its worked for its intended audience that's all that really matters.

Oh and Dredd looming over Oxford (I assume) is both weird and wonderful!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 12 April, 2020, 08:05:53 PM
From Jock's twitter feed for the sci-fi special:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EVZ-_jFXkAAIBx9?format=jpg&name=900x900)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EVZ-_jFXkAEDOY8?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 16 April, 2020, 01:20:41 PM
April's solicitations:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-april/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-april/)


I see that Chimpksy will make a return in a five part story (by Niemand and PJ Holden). Chimpksy was one off the best one-off Dredd stories the last few years (prog 2131). Looking forward to this 


Chimpsky is making his return in prog 2178 next week. Looking forward to this
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 02 May, 2020, 02:43:39 PM
Art by Chris Weston for House of Dolman in the Smash 2020 Special:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EW5F89uWoAAM9r3?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 07 May, 2020, 01:17:17 PM
The cover for the Misty and Scream Special 2020 (art by Andrea Bulgarelli):

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EXaSAWzXYAAMkQR?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 07 May, 2020, 01:25:29 PM
Well to say that one's beautiful would be an understatement of such epic propostions I'll not even bother to. Mind I'll be to busy picking my jaw of the ground to do so anyway!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: DrJomster 07 May, 2020, 06:06:30 PM
Yes indeed. Excellent covers there for Misty & Scream as well as the sci-fi special! Great to see all these specials every year now. Good times!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 12 May, 2020, 07:19:02 PM
A nice preview for the upcoming Strontium Dog earlier stories running in Starlord:

http://www.comicon.com/2020/05/12/search-destroy-the-earliest-strontium-dog-tales-reprinted-at-last/ (http://www.comicon.com/2020/05/12/search-destroy-the-earliest-strontium-dog-tales-reprinted-at-last/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Max Headroom 12 May, 2020, 08:58:19 PM
Thanks for sharing, Broodblik. That looks to be a really great collection there and one I'm really looking forward to. Hope the rest of Strontium Dog gets a similar treatment?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 13 May, 2020, 03:49:32 PM
The cover for Battle Special by Nelson Daniel:

(https://comicsceneorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/img_0704.jpg?w=779)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 24 May, 2020, 09:31:32 AM
The cover for Roy of the Rovers Summer Special 2020:

(https://images.rebellion.co.uk/productVersion/b0/9c/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Rogue Judge 25 May, 2020, 05:55:00 AM
Battle of Britain looks good! An Ian Kennedy cover would have been nice, especially considering the aerial combat. Still, looks good.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 25 May, 2020, 06:12:36 AM
I do not think there is anyone in the industry that can do WW2 covers like Ian Kennedy
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 27 May, 2020, 08:15:13 PM
Coming to the prog/meg in July and August:

https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/rebellion-comics-august-2020-solicitations/ (https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/rebellion-comics-august-2020-solicitations/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 27 May, 2020, 09:22:38 PM
More new thrills and Lawless still going this is the stuff. But I'm going to have my typical whine. Havn as the floppie. It was a fun strip as I recall but like its only 3 years old!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: davidbishop 27 May, 2020, 10:37:35 PM
Would you rather have the Soul Sisters?  :lol:

But more seriously, I'd re-run the first ever Middenface solo series from Vol 1 of the Megazine, written by Alan Grant and drawn by John McCrea. Don't think it's ever been reprinted and not sure why...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 27 May, 2020, 10:52:16 PM
Havn seems an odd choice, given how recently it appeared. Annoyed the piss out of my Icelandic wife too.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: RaggedMan 27 May, 2020, 11:36:41 PM

Would you rather have the Soul Sisters?  :lol:

But more seriously, I'd re-run the first ever Middenface solo series from Vol 1 of the Megazine, written by Alan Grant and drawn by John McCrea. Don't think it's ever been reprinted and not sure why...

Shaky. Kane. Art.
Would love a Soul Sisters reprint. As part of a Shaky 2000 special collection.

McCrea Middenface would be good as well mind.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 28 May, 2020, 04:39:38 AM
More new thrills and Lawless still going this is the stuff. But I'm going to have my typical whine. Havn as the floppie. It was a fun strip as I recall but like its only 3 years old!

I agree that this was too recent. The thing I have learned with these schedules is that they are not written in stone. For example "The Out" would have already had its run but it is now on scheduled for July.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Richard 28 May, 2020, 08:16:52 AM
Surely most of today's readers were reading the Meg three years ago? Do we really need Havn reprinted so soon? It's not as if there's a shortage of alternatives.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: DrJomster 28 May, 2020, 08:22:25 AM
Three years is a blink of an eye these days!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tomwe 28 May, 2020, 09:41:13 AM
Surely most of today's readers were reading the Meg three years ago? Do we really need Havn reprinted so soon? It's not as if there's a shortage of alternatives.
I've not read it, for one. Only went combo sub last year.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: sheridan 29 May, 2020, 02:31:25 PM
I definitely agree with you that the compressed nature of the storytelling, particular the rather "WTF?" im media res opener didn't help it. Also, you have to be in your 50s to remember anything other than the Leopard from Lime Street from your childhood. It was slightly surreal to buy a comic in my late 40s and think, "maybe this is intended for an older audience than me"!


I'm under 50 and remembered the Leopard from Lime Street and Death Wish.  None of the others meant anything to me other than possibly having read their names in articles.  Having them all shoved together in one comic (for me) was like watching the Avengers or Justice League films without ever having seen or read anything involving the characters previously.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 30 May, 2020, 08:35:42 PM
Live breaking news from PJ Holden's live drawing show - he's already working on a new 4 part Chimpsky story. And Kenneth Niemand is ... nah he didn't mention that...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 04 June, 2020, 11:45:01 AM
Think we're creeping into 2021 territory now - but will add here anyway.

More from the Treasury (actually do these count as Treasury?) some new "Fleetway Picture Library Classics” - via the Thrillmail and Downthetubes

https://downthetubes.net/?p=118489&fbclid=IwAR0sEe9OLY-JOKh18SYNAP_lSule5C85o0l9YuujcdLqxcoUfmQ2p0v5EcQ (https://downthetubes.net/?p=118489&fbclid=IwAR0sEe9OLY-JOKh18SYNAP_lSule5C85o0l9YuujcdLqxcoUfmQ2p0v5EcQ)

Also from the Thrillmail a 'Thrills of the Future' I don't think (?) we've seen for more Angelic - coming to the Meg some time - which is very good news.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 04 June, 2020, 11:50:46 AM
Some interesting stuff coming next year
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Tjm86 04 June, 2020, 04:58:44 PM
Annoyed the piss out of my Icelandic wife too.

Confused the f*** out of me.  Maybe worth another shot.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: IndigoPrime 04 June, 2020, 05:21:25 PM
I mentioned to her there was finally a Dredd tale set in Iceland. “It’d better not have fucking Huldufólk in it.”

Oh.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: BPP 04 June, 2020, 10:24:07 PM
Would you rather have the Soul Sisters?  :lol:

Shaky Kane is never not interesting tbf.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: sheridan 07 June, 2020, 02:03:12 PM
Would you rather have the Soul Sisters?  :lol:

Shaky Kane is never not interesting tbf.

As the ancient curse goes - interesting times!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 08 June, 2020, 06:06:08 PM
Not sure where this should really go, but I've not seen anything about it here (apologies if discussed to death beyond the scope of my Search skills)- but TALKINGPICTURESTV ran an advert for the upcoming Ian Kennedy and Hugo Pratt Treasury of British Comics collections, complete with animated Kennedy artwork.

In the last ad break during the third episode of Quatermass last Tuesday (final episode is on tomorrow night).

Great to see- though I did have to briefly return my tv screen to 16:9 ratio to watch, as for some reason TalkingPicturesTV doesnt automatically switch like others do, which is annoying.

SBT
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 08 June, 2020, 06:11:59 PM
Coming in the next mag the last part of Vigilant:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZ_fFIaXgAAOG0k?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Citi-Def_Joe 08 June, 2020, 06:37:44 PM
Also noticed that the "bagged with the Megazine" 421 will be the Vigilant: Origins, ("by Tom Tully, Eric Bradbury, Frank Pepper, Donnie Avenell and more")
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: sheridan 08 June, 2020, 09:57:42 PM
Also noticed that the "bagged with the Megazine" 421 will be the Vigilant: Origins, ("by Tom Tully, Eric Bradbury, Frank Pepper, Donnie Avenell and more")


I probably said when the first one came out - we could have done with something like that earlier, for all of us who aren't old enough to be familiar with the multitude of characters who got smashed together.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: sheridan 08 June, 2020, 09:58:58 PM
In the last ad break during the third episode of Quatermass last Tuesday (final episode is on tomorrow night).


That makes it sound like there's a new series of Quatermass?  Or am I misreading it?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Citi-Def_Joe 08 June, 2020, 10:07:39 PM
Also noticed that the "bagged with the Megazine" 421 will be the Vigilant: Origins, ("by Tom Tully, Eric Bradbury, Frank Pepper, Donnie Avenell and more")


I probably said when the first one came out - we could have done with something like that earlier, for all of us who aren't old enough to be familiar with the multitude of characters who got smashed together.

Yep agree, I started reading comics in the 1980s as a kid and even when i got even more in to comics as i got older, comics history was largely focused on US stuff, older British stuff rarely came on my radar apart from some old annuals i had from the 70s.

 Its come to the fore more in recent years  thanks to the likes of Hibernia Press and of course Treasury of British comics  but there is host of stuff i know next to nothing about, so anything like this to act as a primer is welcome.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 08 June, 2020, 10:54:03 PM
: sheridan link=topic=45894.msg1029978#msg1029978
That makes it sound like there's a new series of Quatermass?  Or am I misreading it?

Ah, if only. No- the John Mills one. Currently being repeated weekly on TalkingPicturesTV. Sorry to briefly make your heart pound. Although why there's NOT a new series of Quatermass, well that's a question I would never even like to begin to answer.

SBT
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: MacabreMagpie 19 June, 2020, 02:02:08 PM
"John Wagner and Colin MacNeil reunite for a Dredd tale that reflects on America Jara's legacy; a Mega-City One unlike one you've ever seen before in "Megatropolis"; an alien cult encounter Judge Death in "Deliverance"; travel back to the early days of the Judges in the gritty thriller "Dreadnoughts"; and The Returners are back, fighting their way through Brit-Cit! Plus there's a very special complete Lawless story, a one-off Anderson, Psi-Div story from Maura McHugh, interviews, features and in the bagged mini-trade, the first installment of the serialized 2000 AD encyclopedia!"

That all sounds interesting!

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUL201383?fbclid=IwAR308TPM--9I89mCKeYtX5YKi67NL6zoiprN9DC-3B5gOEodyf0IBOpYPLw
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 19 June, 2020, 02:16:31 PM
Looks promising some interesting new stories starting. You can not go wrong with a Wagner/MacNeil Dredd
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 19 June, 2020, 03:36:11 PM
The September lineup:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-september/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-september/)
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: sheridan 19 June, 2020, 03:50:57 PM
and in the bagged mini-trade, the first installment of the serialized 2000 AD encyclopedia!"

That all sounds interesting!

https://www.previewsworld.com/Catalog/JUL201383?fbclid=IwAR308TPM--9I89mCKeYtX5YKi67NL6zoiprN9DC-3B5gOEodyf0IBOpYPLw

Is that anything we've had before, repackaged?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 19 June, 2020, 04:05:06 PM
Wow there is so much to digest there. So much, one of the most exciting solicitations I can remember.

Firstly whatever that cover is for with the Aztec monster God thingie (or whatever) - well wow that's an eye popper!

Second 
"a terrifying spirit lurks in a Cornish fishing port in a mysterious new series"
cool me intrigued I'm loosing track of the new stories but I think this one has been teased?

Then STICKLEBACK - I think we knew this... didn't we... we knew this was on the way back... right?

And that's just the Prog!

Then there's the Meg with

Plus there’s a very special complete Lawless story
- well all Lawless is special but this sounds very interesting.

AND Wagner and MacNeil on Dredd AND the aforementioned 1st part of the 2000ad Encyclopedia - man that's a GREAT use of the floppie. I fully expect this to be all loving hardbound soon after like Thrillpower Overload.

And that's just the MEG!

Then we also have two Specials and a trade in Concrete Jungle that we knew about but I'm really looking forward to - still juggling with the Webshop exclusive on Concrete Jungle.

THEN

Another edition of America but looks like this will have more than the first story. I'm assuming they aren't recolouring Colin MacNeil's art and that refers to the other stories being coloured by John Higgins. But another version of America just the same - I just splashed £20 on the script version!

Wow Tharg is whippin' them droids hard to keep churning out the good stuff that's for sure.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 19 June, 2020, 04:14:20 PM
Glad that we have Stickleback back and at last the  return of Slaine. 

This looks just to cool for words:

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2000-AD-July-Prog-Pack-September-shipping-724x1024.jpg)
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: sintec 19 June, 2020, 07:22:43 PM
That is one striking image - giant baby head worm things I mean what's not to love
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 22 June, 2020, 09:11:15 PM
We're getting a complete Major Eazy collection from The Treasury - did we know that? Titan had one collection but the second never made it out. Now we get another crack at it and this time I suspect we'll make it to the end.

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/carlos-ezquerras-major-eazy-gets-a-complete-collection-in-2021/ (https://bleedingcool.com/comics/carlos-ezquerras-major-eazy-gets-a-complete-collection-in-2021/)

Interesting choice given the old editions are still available and I wonder how many will double dip? I'll get the second volume defo but will see if there's content in the first I don't have... or will I get suckered into getting a matching set? The page count suggest I'll not need to, we'll see.
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: Bolt-01 22 June, 2020, 10:06:21 PM
There was a link on the news page - Major Easy news! (https://2000ad.com/news/major-eazy-collection-announced-for-2021/)

However, and this may betray my ignorance - but what did Alan Hebden do on the Stainless Steel Rat?

According to Barney (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&choice=stain) the strip was all written by Kelvin Gosnell. Am I wrong?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: maryanddavid 23 June, 2020, 12:31:22 AM
Nope Dave you are not, Kelvin wrote the adaptation of SSR, and has some original tales too, but events etc.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Bolt-01 23 June, 2020, 08:33:10 AM
Heh - the news release has been tweaked now it says Rat Pack. However, some folk have not realised the error and reported. (https://downthetubes.net/?p=119097)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Dark Jimbo 23 June, 2020, 09:51:03 AM
I'll get the second volume defo but will see if there's content in the first I don't have...

Ahem... Rebellion's experienced Reprographics team have restored all the original colour pages, which have never been reprinted before.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: Colin YNWA 23 June, 2020, 09:55:26 AM
I'll get the second volume defo but will see if there's content in the first I don't have...

Ahem... Rebellion's experienced Reprographics team have restored all the original colour pages, which have never been reprinted before.

What, what now, its not as if I'm actually going to pay attention when I read something is it... I mean i read my own posts back and look at them...

... errr thanks for the clarification on what I might expect!
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: Tjm86 25 June, 2020, 03:05:07 PM
I'll get the second volume defo but will see if there's content in the first I don't have...

Ahem... Rebellion's experienced Reprographics team have restored all the original colour pages, which have never been reprinted before.

Ah, well I think I'll keep an eye on things.  On the plus side there is this and the possibility of a second volume.  That however has to be offset against the quality of Titan's hardback editions. 

At £14.99 I'm assuming that these are SC.  That is something I'm not too keen on.  Then again Rebellion seem to be getting more into the idea of Webshop exclusives so maybe we'll get lucky ...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2020
: broodblik 25 June, 2020, 03:08:53 PM
Luckily for digital it does not matter  :D