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New Books for March/April!
« on: 23 April, 2008, 05:00:36 PM »
MEGA-CITY UNDERCOVER
By Andy Diggle, Jock, Rob Williams, Henry Flint and Simon Coleby

NO HELMET REQUIRED!

Sometimes it takes a special kind of Judge to work the mean streets of Mega-City One. Meet Lenny Zero and Aimee Nixon, two under-cover Judges who work the lowest levels of the Big Meg, mixing with mob bosses and murderers alike.

Featuring the writing of Andy Diggle (The Losers) and Rob Williams (Asylum) along with the stunning artwork of Jock (Green Arrow), Henry Flint (Shakara) and Simon Coleby (Judge Dredd) this collection of Sci-Fi Noir is not to be missed!

Paperback
224 pages
978-1-905437-52-8
£12.99

JUDGE DREDD: AMERICA
By John Wagner and Colin MacNeil

LAND OF THE FREE?

In Mega-City One, the Judges are the law - acting as judge, jury, and executioner. But how do the citizens really feel about a system where they are powerless?

America Jara and Bennett Beeny grow up as best friends, living a fairly trouble-free life in a dangerous cityâ?¦ bar the odd encounter with a Judge. Time draws them apart, and when they are brought back together, Beeny is a successful singer and America has become involved with a terrorist organisation - with the Judges in its sights!

Written by John Wagner (A History of Violence) with art by Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: The Chief Judge's Man) this dark and complex tale is a true 2000 AD classic!

Paperback
160 pages
978-1-905437-58-0
£11.99

STRONTIUM DOG: THE FINAL SOLUTION
By Alan Grant, Simon Harrison and Colin MacNeil

The Last Stand!

In a ravaged post-Atomic War Great Britain the twisted Lord Sagan and his fundamentalist mother have seized the reins of power and plan to deal with the mutant issue once and for all. Opening a gateway to an alien dimension they promise the mutants a new land - a utopia - but on the other side the exiles face only death.

Johnny Alpha and Middenface McNulty hear of the enforced exodus and head to Earth to stop the madness. Together they face an awesome and arcane power that may threaten the Search/Destroy Agents' very future!

Paperback
208 pages
978-1-905437-63-4
£13.99

YOUNG DEATH: BOYHOOD OF A SUPERFIEND

From Boy to Fiend!

Journalist Brian Skutter's got an interview with Judge Death! Probing deep into Death's past, he'll find the boy behind the monsterâ?¦ and the whole, horrible truth about the most evil force in Judge Dredd's world. Chronicling the birth of everybody's favourite superfiend this true classic is packed full of the blackest humour and the darkest horror. You'll laugh, you'll cryâ?¦ you'll beg for mercy!

Written by Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner with art by Peter Doherty (Devlin Waugh) this irreverent tale is one you won't want to miss!

Paperback
96 pages
978-1-905437-65-8
£10.99

NEW FROM ABADDON BOOKS!

PAX BRITANNIA: LEVIATHAN RISING
By Jonathan Green

Rising from The Abyssâ?¦ It Hungers!

'Around the world in eighty days - in style!' This proud claim, made by the Carcharodon Shipping Company, is about to be put to the test as its newest and most magnificent submersible cruise liner, the Neptune, sets sail on its maiden voyage.

Among those onboard is Ulysses Quicksilver, dandy adventurer and hero of Magna Britannia, enjoying a well-deserved sojourn after the traumatic events of Queen Victoria's 160th jubilee celebrations. But only days out from the undersea city of Pacifica disaster strikes. A brutal murder is committed and then an act of sabotage sends the Neptune plunging into the abyssal depths. Trapped at the bottom of the sea, for the survivors, their problems are only just beginning. Far below a decades' old secret awaits them. The Kraken has awoken. Rising from the abyss it hungers and when it hunts none shall escape its primeval fury!

INCLUDES BONUS NOVELLA 'VANISHING POINT'!
£6.99
Science-Fiction
978-1-905437-60-3

THE AFTERBLIGHT CHRONICLES: DAWN OVER DOOMSDAY
By Jaspre Bark

A War is Coming!

As America lies bleeding, Native American Chief Hiamovi seeks to unite his people into a single nation capable of reclaiming the US from the white man. His growing army is on a collision course with cult leader Samuel Colt, who intends to put the country back in the iron grip of the once mighty Neo-Clergy. The two men are set for a showdown at Little Bighorn, once site of Custer's legendary last stand, now a twisted, nuclear landscape.

The fate of the battle may just be decided by Anna Bontraeger, rescued from a brothel by rogue scientist Matthew Greaves and taken on a perilous road trip across a devastated continent. Greaves and his small band have to get Anna to Little Bighorn before Colt or Hiamovi, so she can unlock the secrets which will save what remains of humanity and bring about a new dawn over Doomsday!

Science-Fiction
£6.99
978-1-905437-62-7

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Re: New Books for March/April!...
« Reply #1 on: 23 April, 2008, 05:29:58 PM »
Lethiathan Rising is definitely on the WC reading and travel read list.
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Re: New Books for March/April!......
« Reply #2 on: 23 April, 2008, 05:33:22 PM »
Anyone else note the page count on Final Solution? It's gone from 160 to 208. Perhaps Jon unearthed the 'missing' content after all. Pity the cover's still a big, fat spoiler, but you can't have everything!

I'd best toddle off and update the books site...

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #3 on: 24 April, 2008, 12:47:12 AM »
I think that cover is excellent, exciting and not especially spoilery.

I like the use of the Case File design.. actually one of the only problems I have with the current GN line is the cover format of title-up-top, subtitle-down-bottom - I've liked the covers most when that rule is broken, i.e. Case Files, Alan Moore Future Shocks.  Much more striking designs.

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #4 on: 24 April, 2008, 09:38:47 AM »
Woo - hoo!

I think that may mean a complete sweep of stront... if so, cheers Jon!

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #5 on: 24 April, 2008, 09:54:26 AM »
"I think that may mean a complete sweep of stront... if so, cheers Jon!"

Mm. I just did a quick page count, and minus pin-ups and covers it comes to 198. Even taking into account black and intro pages, this bodes extremely well for at least some of the extras being included.

Mind you, as much as I love Strontium Dog (it's probably my all-time favourite 2000 AD series), it's September's Ace Trucking I'm really looking forward to. That's going to be a fantastic book to finally have in my mitts.

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #6 on: 24 April, 2008, 11:22:18 AM »
Yeah - It's been a good while since I reread Ace Trucking; a real favourite from back then that I dont have as memorised as Stront!

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #7 on: 24 April, 2008, 04:56:23 PM »
cant wait for the ACE Trucking book. I have a huge soft spot for it especially this cover. I was in hospital for a month after running down the street and having a 6" nail go through my doctor martin boot and split the ball of my foot after I took another couple of paces.
Probably read this Prog more than any other as I just read it and read it hour fter hour whilst laid up in bed.
Next to the wonderfull Wendy Malpazz (sp?)the red haired nurse it was the only thing that kept me sane.

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #8 on: 24 April, 2008, 04:57:06 PM »
it helps if you put the image link in your posts 8-)

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #9 on: 24 April, 2008, 05:10:29 PM »

Young Death /Boyhood of a Superfiend -

 
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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #10 on: 24 April, 2008, 06:13:47 PM »
A 6" nail put you out of action for a MONTH, no bloody wonder you went and then lived in a tank, ya big softie, lol.

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #11 on: 24 April, 2008, 06:36:46 PM »
>A 6" nail put you out of action for a MONTH, no bloody wonder you went and then lived in a tank, ya big softie, lol.

well it did spilt the ball of my foot in half and shattered bits of bone around my foot. Had two ops to get rid of all the bone fragments and stop it getting reinfected.
Plus those nurses were great to my young eyes

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Re: New Books for March/April!.......
« Reply #12 on: 24 April, 2008, 09:38:54 PM »
I want a picture of Wendy Malpazz.  I'm now imagining Shirley Anne Field in ALFIE.
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