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2000 AD => News => : IndigoPrime 13 February, 2019, 07:03:07 PM

: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: IndigoPrime 13 February, 2019, 07:03:07 PM
A proper big slab of news today, with a whopping EIGHT new Rebellion specials (https://2000ad.com/post/4952) over the next seven months. Six of them are available in a bundle (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/B0011), which seems quite the bargain. 20 quid for all six (saving six quid), free shipping, and sent as and when they're released.

You can order the 2019 specials bundle from the 2000 AD shop (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/B0011).
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: broodblik 13 February, 2019, 07:22:36 PM
This is exciting news. Hopefully all these specials will be available digitally as well. Interesting to see that prog 2130 will be a 100-pager.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Leigh S 13 February, 2019, 07:25:37 PM
Not that far off!  In some ways, wish they ahd included the Roy of the Rovers in the bundle, as it will be hard to bring myself to buy it otherwise - (football argh!), but see the sense in keeping it separate
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Richard 13 February, 2019, 11:01:43 PM
Thanks for this. Useful to know.

I'm especially looking forward to prog 2130.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Bolt-01 14 February, 2019, 09:55:18 AM
Ordered!

#PraiseTharg.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Tomwe 14 February, 2019, 01:10:33 PM
Just placed my order. My only question is why were the other two excluded from the deal? To keep it to a nice round figure?
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: IndigoPrime 14 February, 2019, 02:04:00 PM
My guess: the 99p special is a comic-store-only thing (to tie into FCBD) and ROTR alone would add 50% to the bundle price. How many people who think "six specials for 20 quid – done!" wouldn't be so excited about seven for 30?
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: broodblik 14 February, 2019, 06:19:34 PM
From the Hollywood Reporter about prog 2130 is that it will be called 2000 AD Regen for one episode since it will be "taken" over by the kids: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/2000-ad-publisher-reveals-ambitious-comic-book-plans-2019-1186305 (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/2000-ad-publisher-reveals-ambitious-comic-book-plans-2019-1186305)
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Leigh S 14 February, 2019, 08:47:38 PM
My guess: the 99p special is a comic-store-only thing (to tie into FCBD) and ROTR alone would add 50% to the bundle price. How many people who think "six specials for 20 quid – done!" wouldn't be so excited about seven for 30?

Villains special IS included in the bundle - its the Regene and Roy of the Rovers excluded - Roy probably for the reasons you give and Regene because I am presuming as it is technically prog 2130, I will get that with my sub?
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: IndigoPrime 14 February, 2019, 10:03:57 PM
Oops. Well, in that case the Prog would come as part of the sub. The ROTR thinking stands.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: O Lucky Stevie! 18 February, 2019, 06:49:59 AM
According to Down The Tubes (https://downthetubes.net/?p=104671&fbclid=IwAR0610agXXnqS_bTpzI3Ux2lcsGdIPo_OGTMRGM30tbZsVMReWu5nMC4zMo) the Tammy & Jinty Special is

Full of all-new material and edited by Lizzie Boyle

Nice one!
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Colin YNWA 18 February, 2019, 07:04:08 AM
Wow well done Lizzie.

It's also interesting to note Rebellion are dabbling with boosting their editorial as well as creative line ups.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Bolt-01 18 February, 2019, 11:47:07 AM
Ooh, well done Lizzie.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: DrJomster 18 February, 2019, 05:36:02 PM
Excellent news all round!
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: CalHab 20 February, 2019, 09:46:58 AM
This package is a great idea on Rebellion's part. I would probably only buy two or three of these individually, but have instead ordered the lot.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: IndigoPrime 20 February, 2019, 01:27:14 PM
Same here. Sometimes, these things show up locally, but not always. And at that price AND with free shipping, it heads to total no-brainier territory. Plus I don’t have to find a local comic shop that will actually get the Villains special in. (That might sound harsh, but the nearest place to here that does FCBD takes me ~40 mins to get to, costs £4 in parking, and last time only got in one copy of 2000 AD and suggested I be “first in line”.)
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: broodblik 20 February, 2019, 01:38:43 PM
I am looking forward to the Villains Special and hopefully all of the specials are available digitally as well (this is 2019).
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: CalHab 20 February, 2019, 02:23:10 PM
Same here. Sometimes, these things show up locally, but not always. And at that price AND with free shipping, it heads to total no-brainier territory. Plus I don’t have to find a local comic shop that will actually get the Villains special in. (That might sound harsh, but the nearest place to here that does FCBD takes me ~40 mins to get to, costs £4 in parking, and last time only got in one copy of 2000 AD and suggested I be “first in line”.)

I have very mixed feelings about FCBD and, in particular, how many of the "free" issues end up on eBay. Comic shops need all the support they can get but I'm not sure FCBD is the way to do that.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: broodblik 20 February, 2019, 02:58:56 PM
CalHab people has stopped reading FCBD is just method of getting people to at least read something. Maybe rather do what Rebellion is doing with the Villains special, make it really cheap and only cheap when buying it from a comic shop.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Magnetica 20 February, 2019, 08:00:24 PM
Me too.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Magnetica 20 February, 2019, 08:02:30 PM
Sorry that waving reply to Calhab’s post earlier -I wouldn’t have bought them all individually but bought the bundle. Free p&p swung it.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Magnetica 20 February, 2019, 08:06:10 PM
I also prefer to be able to order the “FCBD” issue online even if it means paying for it. And yes I know the whole point is to get people in to comic shops, but I couldn’t make it last year and had to resort to eBay. Fortunately I managed to get a copy at a reasonable price.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 22 February, 2019, 10:15:42 AM
Interesting, and slightly disappointing, to note that Prog 2130 is now being trailed in Previews at 48 pages and not the 100 originally stated in the article linked at the top of this thread.
I wasn't overly fussed about the Regened FCBD issue, but accept that it probably wasn't entirely aimed at me anyway! But I was very much looking forward to a bumper "special edition" of kid-friendly proggage of the heft of the end of year progs.
I'm assuming the original press release was a mistake, but clarification would be good.
SBT
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: broodblik 22 February, 2019, 12:03:16 PM
I am not sure if the total number of pages for org 2130 are going to be 48 or only the special part of the prog.  The special consists out of 6 stories whereas the normal part of the prog 4 stories.

https://2000ad.com/post/4898 (https://2000ad.com/post/4898)
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Leigh S 22 February, 2019, 04:29:53 PM
I take from the wording there that the special is 48 pages (no regulars), and the other issues around it have the 4 ongoing stories?  Is that a Durham Red story it is talking about without mentioning Red? The story about the Intergalactic Bounty Hunter?


I am not sure if the total number of pages for org 2130 are going to be 48 or only the special part of the prog.  The special consists out of 6 stories whereas the normal part of the prog 4 stories.

https://2000ad.com/post/4898 (https://2000ad.com/post/4898)
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: broodblik 22 February, 2019, 07:10:07 PM
I think for prog 2130 the regular lineup will not be present and continue in the next prog.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Link Prime 25 February, 2019, 09:56:49 AM
Just to confirm- 2000AD Prog 2130 is effectively the Regened special this year?
Why not just release it as a stand alone special?
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: broodblik 25 February, 2019, 10:47:19 AM
Just to confirm- 2000AD Prog 2130 is effectively the Regened special this year?
Why not just release it as a stand alone special?

Yes I cannot understand why they are doing it or is their something we are missing ?
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Link Prime 25 February, 2019, 11:08:11 AM
Just to confirm- 2000AD Prog 2130 is effectively the Regened special this year?
Why not just release it as a stand alone special?

Yes I cannot understand why they are doing it or is their something we are missing ?

Must be.
The average age of a 2000AD reader is about 84.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Magnetica 25 February, 2019, 02:46:39 PM
Just to confirm- 2000AD Prog 2130 is effectively the Regened special this year?
Why not just release it as a stand alone special?

Yes I cannot understand why they are doing it or is their something we are missing ?

Must be.
The average age of a 2000AD reader is about 84.

I for one will give it to my 9 year old son to read. There has to be a way to get him into “proper” comics and not just Ultimate Spider-man and Lego Star Wars.
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: Jim_Campbell 25 February, 2019, 02:52:42 PM
Must be.
The average age of a 2000AD reader is about 84.

And loads of the old farts moan about not being able to hand their progs down to younger Earthlets in their familial unit… :-)
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Link Prime 25 February, 2019, 03:35:03 PM
I picked up the FCBD '2000AD Regened' issue last year.
Nicely put together, with some sharp artwork, but clearly not aimed at me, and not something I would ever consider buying.
It was promptly donated to a 4 year old.

I'm 100% behind getting new / younger readers on board the Thrill Train (I commonly buy extra copies of specials & end-of-year Progs for younger family members and children of my pals) just not sure why this material is being released in this format is all.


Also, not for nuthin, but I personally probably wouldn't have continued reading a publication as *cough* Toothless as '2000AD Regened' as a kid either.
The old ultraviolence was a key attraction for this 1980's sprog.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: broodblik 25 February, 2019, 04:33:07 PM
Hopefully with time more information will be released about prog 2130. I will wait for the released to cast my "vote". I still would prefer it to be a separate publication or that 2130 should have been a mega special as initially reported.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: blackmocco 03 March, 2019, 01:04:17 AM
I have nothing to add to this thread other than I've just contributed art for a strip in the Cor!/Buster special and I'm rightly fucking stoked. That is all. As you were. Etc.
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Link Prime 04 March, 2019, 04:00:06 PM
I have nothing to add to this thread other than I've just contributed art for a strip in the Cor!/Buster special and I'm rightly fucking stoked. That is all. As you were. Etc.

Good stuff  :thumbsup:
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: ming 05 March, 2019, 08:33:36 AM
Just ordered the bundle, mainly for the boys; looking forward to getting these!
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Bolt-01 05 March, 2019, 10:05:35 AM
I have nothing to add to this thread other than I've just contributed art for a strip in the Cor!/Buster special and I'm rightly fucking stoked. That is all. As you were. Etc.

I hereby claim you as another FQP success story! Thangyew!
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: blackmocco 05 March, 2019, 06:47:16 PM
I have nothing to add to this thread other than I've just contributed art for a strip in the Cor!/Buster special and I'm rightly fucking stoked. That is all. As you were. Etc.

I hereby claim you as another FQP success story! Thangyew!

A badge of honor I'm more than happy to wear!!!
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: Bolt-01 06 March, 2019, 11:02:12 AM
I have nothing to add to this thread other than I've just contributed art for a strip in the Cor!/Buster special and I'm rightly fucking stoked. That is all. As you were. Etc.

I hereby claim you as another FQP success story! Thangyew!

A badge of honor I'm more than happy to wear!!!

oh, congrats btw- Really chuffed to see you in print for Rebellion proper. Does this mean you can look forward to a 'droid' upgrade?
: Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
: blackmocco 06 March, 2019, 02:27:14 PM
I have nothing to add to this thread other than I've just contributed art for a strip in the Cor!/Buster special and I'm rightly fucking stoked. That is all. As you were. Etc.

I hereby claim you as another FQP success story! Thangyew!

A badge of honor I'm more than happy to wear!!!

oh, congrats btw- Really chuffed to see you in print for Rebellion proper. Does this mean you can look forward to a 'droid' upgrade?

Ehh. I’ve all my cybernetic enhancements laid out and ready to go but I’d heard word in the past my style doesn’t suit the mothership. (Have to be honest, can’t really argue with that looking at the prog these days.) Hope springs eternal, obviously, but the sensibilities for the Cor!/Buster strip they asked me to do we’re right up my alley!