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Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« on: 22 January, 2023, 06:31:45 AM »
Helltrekkers: Webshop Exclusive (Hardback) - Hardback, 6th December 2023

"They were the new frontiersmen-men and women who hated life in Mega-City One so much that they were willing to travel 2000 kilometres across the radiated desert known as the 'Cursed Earth' in order to start a new life. The chances of reaching the new territories are slim - the hostile environment is full of danger, including acid rain downpours, killer viruses, mutants and herds of hungry dinosaurs! To increase their chances of survival, Helltrekkers set off in large convoys. But sometimes fellow travellers can cause just as many problems as the threats from outside!

"Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, The Helltrekkers is a monumental survival story and one of the earliest Dreddverse spin-off strips."



Interestingly, both Amazon UK and The Book Depository are listing this as the 'webshop exclusive' version.  I'm assuming they'll actually be selling the paperback version, but that otherwise the details will be identical and therefore reliable to flag here. 

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I love this Haynes manual type cover.  If that's the webshop exclusive cover, I'll be getting this from the webshop!  And Tharg, that might even make a good t-shirt, mug or notebook.
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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #1 on: 22 January, 2023, 09:12:51 AM »
Oh man that's almost worth it for that lovely cover alone!

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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #2 on: 22 January, 2023, 10:20:46 AM »
Lovely cover. Curious release. I guess this one has enough fans then.

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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #3 on: 22 January, 2023, 04:53:23 PM »
Lovely cover. Curious release. I guess this one has enough fans then.
I guess so. Not sure who. Even Wagner and Grant said they lost most of their enthusiasm for it once they saw the art.
It was loft ladders what killed our Martin.

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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #4 on: 22 January, 2023, 05:23:13 PM »
Wagner and Grant lost interest? I thought it was a thumping good story, and the art was a big part of that. If it's ever reprinted again l might think differently, but as a serial story for the kid that I was, it worked really well. I mean, it had everything. Black scab, quicksand, acid rain, lava, tank-like covered wagons with spikes on top -- everything!
Why can't everybody just, y'know, be friends and everything?

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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #5 on: 22 January, 2023, 05:46:29 PM »
Wagner and Grant lost interest? I thought it was a thumping good story, and the art was a big part of that. If it's ever reprinted again l might think differently, but as a serial story for the kid that I was, it worked really well. I mean, it had everything. Black scab, quicksand, acid rain, lava, tank-like covered wagons with spikes on top -- everything!
I'm quoting from an interview I did with Alan for Fantasy Advertiser donkey's years ago (my first published work!) Unfortunately, I then went on to be rather rude about Robin Smith, not realising that he was a friend of Alan's. Oops.
It was loft ladders what killed our Martin.

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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #6 on: 22 January, 2023, 05:48:55 PM »
Your one shot at the big time, and you blew it.
Why can't everybody just, y'know, be friends and everything?

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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #7 on: 22 January, 2023, 07:08:11 PM »
Just seen on Barney that the reprint of episode one of Helltrekkers in Meg 218 contains a previously unpublished form from the abortive 'Dredd Fortnightly of 1984. Wonder which version they will go with in the Webshop edition? (Maybe they could reprint both; with one version as bonus material at the back - be nice to compare them?)

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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #8 on: 22 January, 2023, 08:58:21 PM »


That looks lovely.


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Re: Helltrekkers - Released December 2023
« Reply #9 on: 22 January, 2023, 09:11:36 PM »
Your one shot at the big time, and you blew it.
It's called being a snotty teenager.
It was loft ladders what killed our Martin.