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: Dash Decent 20 July, 2021, 01:13:55 PM
2000 Ad Encyclopedia - Hardback, 368 pages, 15th February 2022

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From A.B.C. Warriors to Zenith! Meticulously researched and compiled for comics fans everywhere, the 2000 AD Encyclopedia is the essential fact compendium to the Galaxy's Greatest Comic!

What are the essential Judge Dredd stories? In which progs did The Ballad of Halo Jones run? What year was the first appearance of Nemesis the Warlock? Just who are the Thrillsuckers? Look no further, Earthlets! Every strip and major character from 2000 AD's trailblazing 45 year history is catalogued and detailed, accompanied by stunning artwork and illustrations. With this show-stopping hardcover collection, must-read characters and storylines from across the cosmos are at your fingertips!

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: Dash Decent 20 July, 2021, 01:14:12 PM
Judge Dredd: Blaze of Glory - paperback, 144 pages, 1st March 2022

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Fast, furious and hysterically funny stories from the pen of Al Ewing (Marvel's Immortal Hulk), chronicling the highs and lows of Judge Dredd, Lawman of the Future. This action packed collection has an exclusive Liam Sharp (Green Lantern) cover.

I'd struggle to overstate how much I enjoy and admire Al Ewing's work [...] A typical Ewing story is technically ambitious, ethically astute, and intellectually playful. In short; great fun. - Sequart

Go on patrol and see Mega-City One - and beyond - through the eyes of Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk), one of the most original writers in comics, as Judge Dredd dispenses justice to mutants, laidback religious cults, the Sex Olympics and Santa Claus. But when polite ex-stripper Zombo appears in his dimension, has old Stoney Face finally met his match?

Collecting many of Ewing's outrageous Dredd stories for the first time and featuring an all-star cast of artists, including Liam Sharp (Green Lantern, Wonder Woman), John Higgins (Dreadnoughts: Breaking Ground, Judge Dredd, Watchmen), Simon Fraser (Judge Dredd, Nikolai Dante) and Ben Willsher (Roy of the Rovers, Judge Dredd), this is an essential collection for fans of the Law.
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: Dash Decent 20 July, 2021, 01:14:33 PM
The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd - hardback, 304 pages, 15th March 2022

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In celebration of the original Mega-City master, this collects the very best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd stories!

He is one of the best-known voices in British comics, respected and revered for revitalising the industry in the 1970s and co-creating the iconic 'Lawman of the future' - Judge Dredd.

In celebration of his forty-five years chronicling the madness and mayhem of Mega-City One, this collection features some of the funniest, most poignant and action-packed tales penned by the great man himself.


If it's got both Bury My Knee and Finger of Suspicion, I'm in.  I'll even buy a copy for my brother.
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: Dash Decent 20 July, 2021, 01:14:58 PM
2000 Ad Regened Volume 3 - Paperback, 112 pages, 15th March 2022

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The Galaxy's favourite all ages sci-fi spectacular is storming into its third collection!

The critically acclaimed all ages comic from 2000 AD returns!

A fantastic introduction to 2000 AD... 9/10 - Comicsthegathering

The galaxy's favourite thrill-powered science fiction comic is back with another line up of electrifying stories aimed at all ages! Reimagined versions of classic 2000 AD characters like Judge Dredd, star alongside brand new characters, specially created for a younger audience.

In this, the third smashing volume, follow the action packed adventures of Cadet Dredd as he battles giant robots! Save the world from aliens with Judge Anderson! Meet the mightiest cat burglar of Mega-City One! Marvel at the brain-busting and jaw dropping Future Shocks! Plus, in an exclusive new strip, classic 2000 AD characters the Harlem Heroes return!

Critically acclaimed and beloved by old and new fans alike, 2000 AD Regened storms into its third brilliant collection. Can you handle the awesomeness of 2000 AD Regened?
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: Dash Decent 20 July, 2021, 01:15:17 PM

The Complete Scarlet Traces, Volume Three - paperback, 128 pages, 17th March 2022

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The visionary comic series from Ian Edginton and D'Israeli continues!

It is 1968 and the Martians have finally returned and are ready to wreck their terrible revenge. Can a ragtag team of Humans and Venusian survivors, spread across the solar system, stop the Martian plan to weaponise the sun itself and wipe humanity off the Earth?

This third volume of the critically acclaimed sequel to H.G. Wells' iconic novel The War of the Worlds is 128 pages long.
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: Dash Decent 20 July, 2021, 01:24:46 PM
JUDGES Volume Three - Paperback (novel), 416 pages, 3rd February 2022

The next in the collected series of novellas.

United States of America, 2051 A.D.

It has been twenty years since Eustace Fargo's justice bill was passed. There are new weapons on the streets and vast city blocks rising to the sky, as the first human being sets out to visit another star system. New York, California and Texas cry out for autonomy, chafing against a federal government they feel has lost control.

Reeling from news of Chief Justice Fargo's death in service, the nation asks: has it all been worth it?
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: I, Cosh 20 July, 2021, 02:56:59 PM
In celebration of the original Mega-City master, this collects the very best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd stories!
This is going to need to be a big book!
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: IndigoPrime 20 July, 2021, 03:08:53 PM
304 pages, apparently, which is pretty chunky. I don’t envy whoever had to put that together. Compiling the best of the master’s stories must have been insanely tricky.
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: Jim_Campbell 20 July, 2021, 03:09:56 PM
304 pages, apparently, which is pretty chunky. I don’t envy whoever had to put that together. Compiling the best of the master’s stories must have been insanely tricky.

It's America, reprinted 2.5 times…
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: davidbishop 20 July, 2021, 03:25:38 PM
304 pages, apparently, which is pretty chunky. I don’t envy whoever had to put that together. Compiling the best of the master’s stories must have been insanely tricky.

It's America, reprinted 2.5 times…

America is only 62 pages, it fits into that nearly 5 times!
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: I, Cosh 20 July, 2021, 04:28:47 PM
304 pages, apparently, which is pretty chunky. I don’t envy whoever had to put that together. Compiling the best of the master’s stories must have been insanely tricky.
It's America, reprinted 2.5 times…
It's The Best of John Wagner's Judge Dredd, not The Best of John Wagner's Dreddworld Spinoffs. Which is a shame, as otherwise Al's Baby would be in there.
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: Rogue Judge 03 August, 2021, 10:31:16 PM
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January 18, 2022

ABOUT
The essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series - the ultimate introduction to the Lawman of the Future - continues with the heartstopping horror Dredd Vs. Death!

The essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series - the ultimate introduction to the Lawman of the Future!

"When people think of Dredd enemies, they think of The Dark Judges." - Comics Beat

The crime is life! The Judgement is death! When Judge Death enters Mega-City One from a parallel dimension, his plan is simple: to find every single living cit and sentence them – to death!

The fourth volume in the oversized Essential Dredd series includes the first two Judge Death stories, from John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Brian Bolland (The Killing Joke) presented in stunning black and white, and featuring restored pages. It also includes the first solo Judge Anderson adventure, presented in luscious new colours, also starring Judge Death. The critically acclaimed Essential Dredd Collection is a perfect jumping on point for new readers and this volume introduces Judge Death, the Dark Judges and wisecracking Psi Judge Cassandra Anderson.
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: Richard 04 August, 2021, 09:22:05 AM
When did Robin Smith do a Judge Death story?
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: sheridan 04 August, 2021, 09:25:58 AM
When did Robin Smith do a Judge Death story?

A few episodes of the first Anderson Psi Division story, Revenge (also known as The Four Dark Judges) - after Brett Ewins and before Cliff Robinson.
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: Colin YNWA 04 August, 2021, 09:26:09 AM
When did Robin Smith do a Judge Death story?

A few episodes of the first Anderson Psi Division story, Revenge (also known as The Four Dark Judges) - after Brett Ewins and before Cliff Robinson.
He did an episode or two of the Anderson story that's included. Was it between Ewins and Robinson (maybe after to finsh up I can't remember)

Edit: OR


A few episodes of the first Anderson Psi Division story, Revenge (also known as The Four Dark Judges) - after Brett Ewins and before Cliff Robinson.

What he said!
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: Richard 04 August, 2021, 10:56:55 AM
Thanks guys.
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: Dash Decent 25 August, 2021, 04:38:28 AM
The Spider: Crime Unlimited (https://www.bookdepository.com/Spider-Crime-Unlimited/9781786184658) - Hardback(?), 256 pages, 3rd February 2022

The Spider is the uncrowned king of the New York underworld, so elusive to the police that he even manages to taunt the Police Commissioner at his retirement party. But Professor Aldo Cummings, a famous but ill-tempered scientist, determined to stop the schemes of the Spider once and for all, invents a ray-machine which will eliminate the evil from a person's personality. But a tragic miscalculation will turn Professor Cummings into the Professor of Power, and he will seek a more direct confrontation with the Spider.

The first collection of the Spider stories originally published as part of the Picture Library series, these long-lost and fast-paced pulp adventure stories have never been reprinted before, written by Jerry Siegel and Donne Avenell.
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: Dash Decent 25 August, 2021, 04:38:48 AM
The Ugly Game: A Rocky of the Rovers Novel (https://www.bookdepository.com/Ugly-Game-Tom-Palmer/9781786184955) - Paperback, 288 pages, 24th February 2022

The newly formed Melchester Women’s team are going from strength to strength in their first full season of professional football, lead by the tenacious Rocky Race. But behind the scenes, the morale of the club is low.

After a shocking incident in a men's European game, and the recent Race family tragedy, Rocky, her brother Roy, and the whole club is struggling to deal with the aftermath. What’s more, there’s even talk of sending her out on loan!

 Can she maintain her match-winning performances? How is she supposed to deal with everything that’s happened? And just where does her footballing future lie?

Find out in The Ugly Game, the exciting second book of the season!
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: Dash Decent 25 August, 2021, 04:39:03 AM
Birdman and Chicken: The Krazy Crusaders (https://www.bookdepository.com/Birdman-Chicken-Trevor-Metcalfe/9781786184924) - Paperback, 192 pages, 3rd March 2022

To the outside world, Dick Lane and Chic Dodds look like two average, law-abiding citizens. However, they lead an amazing double life - for when fiendish finks and vile villains step over the line, Dick and Chic strike back as the crime-fighting duo, Birdman and Chicken!

Cowled, caped and equipped with a vast array of crime-busting gadgets, Birdman and Chicken fight back against the likes of The Giggler, Sourpuss, The Puzzler and Father Time – and sometimes they win!

A rib-tickling parody of the 1966 Batman television series, Trevor Metcalfe’s super-series was a highlight of Krazy comic every week and is finally collected here for the first time.
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: Dash Decent 25 August, 2021, 04:39:24 AM
House of Dolmann (https://www.bookdepository.com/House-Dolmann-Tom-Tully/9781786184917) - Paperback, 144 pages, 14th April 2022

Genius creator and expert ventriloquist, Eric Dolmann has created a small army of robotic puppets to help the forces of law and order fight back against crime. Whatever the situation, Dolman has a mechanical warrior perfectly suited to get the job done! From the safety of his flying ‘Dolmobile’, he directs Raider, Elasto, Mole, Togo and Giggler into action! Occasionally they will question his judgement and bicker amongst one another – even though they aren’t capable of independent thought!
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: Dash Decent 25 August, 2021, 04:39:46 AM
Proteus Vex: Another Dawn (https://www.bookdepository.com/Proteus-Vex-Another-Dawn-Michael-Carroll/9781786184856) - Paperback, 122 pages, 14th April 2022

For fourteen brutal centuries, the Imperium Ascendant and the Obdurate have clashed in an intergalactic war that spanned planets and peoples. Then the war – and the Obdurate – came to a dramatic end. Now, the galaxies are picking up the pieces. In the midst of this sprawling, dazzling system of galaxies, is Proteus Vex, ex-soldier for the Imperium Ascendant turned super-agent. He’s fast, brutal, and he always gets his prey. But when he is sent to find his former superior officer, Vex finds himself caught up in a deadly conspiracy.

Hit comics team Michael Carroll (The New Heroes, Judge Dredd), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd, Zombo) and Jake Lynch (Judge Dredd) bring you a mind-expanding, colourful story that will plunge you into a series of strange new worlds.
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: Dash Decent 25 August, 2021, 04:40:06 AM
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 39 (https://www.bookdepository.com/Judge-Dredd-Complete-Case-Files-39-John-Wagner/9781786184634) - Paperback, 304 pages, 28th April 2022

In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner - he is Judge Dredd!

The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with Judge Dredd taking on terrorist organistions, hunting down PJ Maybe who has taken on a new disguise, and Pat mills returns with Blood of Satanus II: Dark Matters.

Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century - Chris Weston (The Filth), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars), Henry Flint (Zombo) ,and Ian Gibson (Halo Jones) - the Judge Dredd Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.
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: Dash Decent 07 September, 2021, 02:11:26 PM
Leading the Rebellion: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life (https://www.bookdepository.com/Leading-Rebellion-Jason-Kingsley/9781781089187) by Jason Kingsley & Boris Starling - Hardback, 320 pages, 4th August 2022.

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In Leading the Rebellion: Questing to Succeed in Work and Life tech CEO, pop-culture entrepreneur and YouTube sensation Jason Kingsley reveals how he uses The Code of Chivalry as a guide to work, life and happiness. This unique business and lifestyle book will allow the reader to delve into the personal and work philosophies of a self-made millionaire.

A fascinating look into the business and lifestyle philosophy of Jason Kingsley OBE, CEO of Rebellion. Rebellion is one of the world's most successful independent games developers and also a film and TV production company and publisher. Combining his love of Medieval History and success in business, this unique book will give insight into a modern interpretation of the Knightly Code of Chivalry, in a motivational and aspirational take on how to live life to the fullest.

Each chapter will focus on one main chivalric theme, and how it has influenced his philosophy, helped equip him with personal tools to succeed, and how it has maximised his work-life balance. The book will also provide insight into his love for the medieval period and how this complements his professional life.
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: Tomwe 08 October, 2021, 11:29:52 AM
WOWOWOW (https://www.facebook.com/2000AD/photos/a.153563506365/10158115398846366)
EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL: timed to concide with 2000 AD's landmark 45th anniversary in February, the 336-page hardcover '2000 AD Encyclopedia' will feature this explosive new cover by artist Stewart K Moore! An indispensable tome for comic book fans - pre-order coming soon!

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: Colin YNWA 08 October, 2021, 11:59:57 AM
My Grud that cover is quite something - WOW indeed!

Mind poor ol' Tharg when the logo gets put on it lands right on his noggin by the look.

Will be very interested to see if they've done any edits to this from the edition we got in the 'floppy'
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: Colin YNWA 08 October, 2021, 12:04:10 PM
Also this better become one of the Wednesday Desktops soon - its perfect for one of those!
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: Tomwe 08 October, 2021, 12:10:22 PM
Yes how hard must it be to design these things with the copy in mind. Anderson and Death getting lost to the back copy as well. They should do it as a dust jacket and have the underside clear of copy, or put it in the endpapers as well.
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: Molch-R 08 October, 2021, 12:53:50 PM
Yes how hard must it be to design these things with the copy in mind. Anderson and Death getting lost to the back copy as well. They should do it as a dust jacket and have the underside clear of copy, or put it in the endpapers as well.

This is the design for the dustjacket.
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: IndigoPrime 08 October, 2021, 01:04:51 PM
Will be very interested to see if they've done any edits to this from the edition we got in the 'floppy'
2000 AD’s Facebook droid says: “It will be a collection of those, but with further updates, corrections etc.”

I echo a few people on the same thread that suggest this would make an excellent print.
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: Tomwe 08 October, 2021, 01:34:19 PM
Yes how hard must it be to design these things with the copy in mind. Anderson and Death getting lost to the back copy as well. They should do it as a dust jacket and have the underside clear of copy, or put it in the endpapers as well.

This is the design for the dustjacket.
Perfect! Hope you're on the mend Mike!
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: Colin YNWA 08 October, 2021, 02:39:54 PM
2000 AD’s Facebook droid says: “It will be a collection of those, but with further updates, corrections etc.”


Never thing to go there to ask (2000ad Facebook) really should start to do that more. Either way its good news they've played with it and look forward to seeing the results.
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: Rogue Judge 08 October, 2021, 03:27:29 PM
Yes how hard must it be to design these things with the copy in mind. Anderson and Death getting lost to the back copy as well.

I'm thinking that's Judge Marshal Meta Lawson on the back there, as Anderson is on the front riding the Lawmaster. Fantastic cover!
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: Tomwe 08 October, 2021, 06:09:24 PM
Yes how hard must it be to design these things with the copy in mind. Anderson and Death getting lost to the back copy as well.

I'm thinking that's Judge Marshal Meta Lawson on the back there, as Anderson is on the front riding the Lawmaster. Fantastic cover!
i stand corrected! Good spot.
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: broodblik 09 October, 2021, 07:33:11 PM
Cover for the 2000 AD Encyclopedia:

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: broodblik 13 October, 2021, 06:47:49 PM
Karl the Viking:

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: Tomwe 14 October, 2021, 09:19:06 AM
I've been thinking about the encyclopaedia, and how much my son loves the Marvel equivalent or even just the books on animals etc. It's non-fiction reading about fiction? Anyway, he loves that stuff so I have high hopes that a book with such a delicious cover will fly off the shelves when it's released.
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: Colin YNWA 14 October, 2021, 09:23:44 AM
I know very little about Karl the Viking but just looking at that cover I strongly suspect I'll be getting this.
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: Dark Jimbo 14 October, 2021, 10:34:30 AM
I know very little about Karl the Viking but just looking at that cover I strongly suspect I'll be getting this.

Mmm, me too! Seriously eye-catching
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: broodblik 14 October, 2021, 10:41:07 AM
An article related to the release of Karl the Viking:

https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/karl-the-viking/ (https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/karl-the-viking/)
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: Colin YNWA 15 October, 2021, 09:24:07 PM
Don't think we're heard this. Fifth book of Brink in 2022 to be called Mercury Retrograde.

From Sam Morgan's video channel, he's the one who does FLSUB and has yellow scissors and what not. Nice little Brink section from a QnA he did

https://youtu.be/DC0nBqQo0Ks (https://youtu.be/DC0nBqQo0Ks)
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: broodblik 16 October, 2021, 05:08:29 AM
Thx for that Colin, in the letters page of prog 2252 Tharg mentioned that this will be released early next year.
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: broodblik 18 October, 2021, 01:02:20 PM
The 45th anniversary prog (2270) coming Feb next year and details related to a special Dredd story:

https://2000ad.com/news/john-wagner-returns-to-judge-dredd-for-45th-anniversary-with-the-citadel/ (https://2000ad.com/news/john-wagner-returns-to-judge-dredd-for-45th-anniversary-with-the-citadel/)
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: Anthony Garnon 18 October, 2021, 07:37:14 PM
A new epic? 128 page GN (unless it's coupled with other stories) would imply a 20-parter...!
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: Colin YNWA 18 October, 2021, 07:54:01 PM
Looks very good. The fact that the trade is 128 pages might include lots of lovely back matter - but yeah either way it sounds like it'll be a long un. Which with John Wagner and Dan Cornwell will be a delight!

Can't wait.
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: broodblik 19 October, 2021, 06:37:25 AM
The Dredd story is going to be a 10-part story. This is from an interview with John.

It was also mentioned that Brink will be back early next year so hopefully it will be part of the anniversary prog.
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: Dash Decent 19 October, 2021, 08:20:04 AM
The 45th anniversary prog (2270) coming Feb next year and details related to a special Dredd story:

https://2000ad.com/news/john-wagner-returns-to-judge-dredd-for-45th-anniversary-with-the-citadel/ (https://2000ad.com/news/john-wagner-returns-to-judge-dredd-for-45th-anniversary-with-the-citadel/)

Judge Dredd: The Citadel - 128 pages, paperback, July 2022 (ISBN: 9781786185686)

That third page seems to show Dredd shooting at Sov Judges with a Mk 3 Lawgiver.  It looks too chunky to be a slender, of-the-era Mk 1. Maybe it's a training sim rather than a flashback at this point?
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: Colin YNWA 19 October, 2021, 08:36:07 AM
That third page seems to show Dredd shooting at Sov Judges with a Mk 3 Lawgiver.  It looks too chunky to be a slender, of-the-era Mk 1. Maybe it's a training sim rather than a flashback at this point?

The previous page suggests to me its the recollection of the bloke in the bed (one assume the fella in an iso-cube awaiting death) and this is flashback.

That suggests the gun in Dredd's right hand is a Lawgiver Mk1 - just how Dan draws it and the gun in his left is just some gun he's got, suggesting the needs must position the Judges are in?

Either way we'll find out when we get there and this looks very exciting!
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: IndigoPrime 19 October, 2021, 08:53:23 AM
Occam’s Razor: most artists draw characters how they draw them and routinely forget about things like the gun design having changed—or Dredd’s many uniform changes.
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: Colin YNWA 19 October, 2021, 12:37:36 PM
Just seen a post in reply to a FB thread started by Dan Cornwell. Its 10 parts according to Mr Wagner - though John W didn't know what else would be in the trade.

My punt is hopefully its used as a showcase for Dan's other Dredd work. 'War Buds' springs to mind as a possible fit?
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: gogilesgo 19 October, 2021, 02:33:03 PM
'War Buds' springs to mind as a possible fit?

War Buds was the first thing that popped into my mind when i saw those pages. Emaciated ex Judge strapped to a bed and all that. However War Buds has already been collected in the Cold Wars trade.
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: broodblik 20 October, 2021, 04:41:56 AM
Karl the Viking Webstore Exclusive Cover:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/3d/a4/00.large.jpg)
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: dweezil2 20 October, 2021, 01:30:00 PM
Been keeping my eyes peeled for this for sometime and finally we have a listing for the 45 Years of 2000AD book that was announced sometime back.
Not able to preorder yet, but there's some preview images that promises it to be something very special!!!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=judge+dredd+45+years&qid=1634732564&sr=8-1  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=judge+dredd+45+years&qid=1634732564&sr=8-1)
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: broodblik 21 October, 2021, 07:46:29 AM
The upcoming epic from John Wagner will be collected and it looks like it will also contains stories from his latest stuff from the prog. "Removal Man" art by Colin MacNeil and "Now that's what I call Justice" art by John Higgins.

Cover for The Citadel:

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: Colin YNWA 21 October, 2021, 07:52:54 AM
Been keeping my eyes peeled for this for sometime and finally we have a listing for the 45 Years of 2000AD book that was announced sometime back.
Not able to preorder yet, but there's some preview images that promises it to be something very special!!!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=judge+dredd+45+years&qid=1634732564&sr=8-1  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=judge+dredd+45+years&qid=1634732564&sr=8-1)

Good catch - I was quietly oblivious to this and it looks great. Straight off Michael Allred drawing Zenith is something we should all have in our lives!
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: O Lucky Stevie! 21 October, 2021, 07:55:20 AM
Been keeping my eyes peeled for this for sometime and finally we have a listing for the 45 Years of 2000AD book that was announced sometime back.
Not able to preorder yet, but there's some preview images that promises it to be something very special!!!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=judge+dredd+45+years&qid=1634732564&sr=8-1  (https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=judge+dredd+45+years&qid=1634732564&sr=8-1)

That Aldred Zenith is ARSOM!!!

Looks like Karl the Viking is sporting a substantial page count. The Webstore Exclusive hardcover is coming with a hefty AUD $30 delivery fee to Australia. That's one heavy book.
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: CalHab 21 October, 2021, 09:27:22 AM
Australia comes with a surcharge because they have to put an upside down label on so your postal service can read it.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 22 October, 2021, 11:04:25 AM
They have to use the kangaroos with the really big pouches.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: pauljholden 22 October, 2021, 11:51:50 AM
They have to use the kangaroos with the really big pouches.

Lot of ignorance on display here about Australia. It's actually the cork surcharge, for their hats.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sheridan 24 October, 2021, 11:57:09 AM
There's also danger money for the postal workers as they have to navigate their way through the Dropbear Rainforests on their rounds...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sheridan 24 October, 2021, 12:01:29 PM
Been keeping my eyes peeled for this for sometime and finally we have a listing for the 45 Years of 2000AD book that was announced sometime back.
Not able to preorder yet, but there's some preview images that promises it to be something very special!!!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1)

They're 'avin' a larf with the Amazon description though (emphasis mine):
Kevin O'Neill is a 2000 AD legend. From working as an art assistant on the very first prog, he quickly became involved in the creative side of the comic, co-creating classics like A.B.C. Warriors, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Metalzoic and Nemesis the Warlock.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: dweezil2 24 October, 2021, 02:14:31 PM
Been keeping my eyes peeled for this for sometime and finally we have a listing for the 45 Years of 2000AD book that was announced sometime back.
Not able to preorder yet, but there's some preview images that promises it to be something very special!!!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1)

They're 'avin' a larf with the Amazon description though (emphasis mine):
Kevin O'Neill is a 2000 AD legend. From working as an art assistant on the very first prog, he quickly became involved in the creative side of the comic, co-creating classics like A.B.C. Warriors, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Metalzoic and Nemesis the Warlock.

What the hell is Bonjo From Beyond The Stars?
Still, he did co-create it, so it's relevant I guess.
Any road up, the book is now up for pre-order at a rather reasonable £25!!!
Definitely on the Xmas list!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Batman's Superior Cousin 24 October, 2021, 02:17:01 PM
Been keeping my eyes peeled for this for sometime and finally we have a listing for the 45 Years of 2000AD book that was announced sometime back.
Not able to preorder yet, but there's some preview images that promises it to be something very special!!!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1)

They're 'avin' a larf with the Amazon description though (emphasis mine):
Kevin O'Neill is a 2000 AD legend. From working as an art assistant on the very first prog, he quickly became involved in the creative side of the comic, co-creating classics like A.B.C. Warriors, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Metalzoic and Nemesis the Warlock.

What the hell is Bonjo From Beyond The Stars?
Not sure who ok'd this press release!  :)
Any road up, the book is now up for pre-order at a rather reasonable £25!!!
Definitely on the Xmas list!

https://britishcomics.fandom.com/wiki/Bonjo_from_Beyond_the_Stars
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sheridan 24 October, 2021, 02:21:46 PM
The upcoming epic from John Wagner will be collected and it looks like it will also contains stories from his latest stuff from the prog. "Removal Man" art by Colin MacNeil and "Now that's what I call Justice" art by John Higgins.

Cover for The Citadel:


Down the Tubes (https://downthetubes.net/?p=131527) has some more detail on the set up of the story.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: dweezil2 24 October, 2021, 02:25:08 PM
Been keeping my eyes peeled for this for sometime and finally we have a listing for the 45 Years of 2000AD book that was announced sometime back.
Not able to preorder yet, but there's some preview images that promises it to be something very special!!!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-Ad-Anniversary/dp/1786185717/ref=mp_s_a_1_1)

They're 'avin' a larf with the Amazon description though (emphasis mine):
Kevin O'Neill is a 2000 AD legend. From working as an art assistant on the very first prog, he quickly became involved in the creative side of the comic, co-creating classics like A.B.C. Warriors, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Metalzoic and Nemesis the Warlock.

What the hell is Bonjo From Beyond The Stars?
Not sure who ok'd this press release!  :)
Any road up, the book is now up for pre-order at a rather reasonable £25!!!
Definitely on the Xmas list!

https://britishcomics.fandom.com/wiki/Bonjo_from_Beyond_the_Stars

Cheers for the link, I'll have to dig out the old Progs as I can't recall anything about it.
Also, I edited my initial comment, as it seemed a bit mean.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Corinthian 24 October, 2021, 10:58:53 PM
It's mainly a quarter-page strip in the Nerve Centre but expands to a full page in a couple of progs.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 26 October, 2021, 04:31:14 AM
What is coming to the prog and meg early next year (and people wondered what Henry Flint was doing):

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/2000ad-kicks-off-45th-anniversary-in-rebellion-january-2022-solicits/ (https://bleedingcool.com/comics/2000ad-kicks-off-45th-anniversary-in-rebellion-january-2022-solicits/)

(https://mlpnk72yciwc.i.optimole.com/cqhiHLc.WqA8~2eefa/w:auto/h:auto/q:75/https://bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/STL210477.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 26 October, 2021, 06:24:09 AM
What is coming to the prog and meg early next year (and people wondered what Henry Flint was doing):

Absolutely fascinating that its in the floppies - Tharg really is experimenting. I guess (???) its a bit like the way that's been used to prelaunch the Encyclopedia?

Of course the most exciting news if LAWLESS. That always makes me happy.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2021, 06:51:39 AM
The Art of Carlos Ezquerra (https://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Carlos-Ezquerra/9781786185679) - Hardback, 240 pages, 10th May 2022
 
"Carlos Ezquerra's amazing work is collected in this oversized hardcover book, showing off his impressive art that has entranced readers for over 50 years.

Spanning 50 years, this collection of Carlos Ezquerra's comic work begins with samples from such titles as Valentine and Mirabelle, collects never before reprinted short war comics from Battle, shows off his sumptuous colour Strontium Dog art, and culminates with a section on his 2000 AD work and his greatest creation, Judge Dredd."


(https://i.imgur.com/iNcvUK6.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2021, 06:52:11 AM
Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis (https://www.bookdepository.com/Essential-Judge-Dredd-Necropolis/9781786185662) - Paperback, 160 pages, 7th June 2022

"The Essential Judge Dredd series is the perfect introduction to the Lawman of the Future - in Necropolis Judge Dredd must face off against his most popular foe, Judge Death!

The essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series - the ultimate introduction to the Lawman of the Future!

Mega-City One is under siege from the Dark Judges, Dredd has been exiled to the harsh wastelands of the Cursed Earth and time is running out for the citizens he once swore to protect. With the body-count rising and hope running out, will the Judges be able to turn back the tide of death?

Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis is the ultimate Judge Dredd Vs The Dark Judges storyline. A comic book 'summer blockbuster', written and drawn by Dredd's co-creators John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Carlos Ezquerra (Strontium Dog), where Dredd must reclaim his badge from the imposter Judge Kraken and retake Mega-City One from the grip of the Dark Judges; Death, Fear, Fire and Mortis."


(https://i.imgur.com/1ybcSc7.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2021, 06:52:44 AM
2000AD Regened volume 4 (https://www.bookdepository.com/2000-Ad-Regened-4-4/9781786185877) - Paperback, 112 pages, 19th July 2022

"The fourth volume of 2000 AD's critically acclaimed all ages anthology is here to deliver fresh, fast and furious thrills to younger readers!

The joy of Regened is that it's a proper all-ages thing, something for young and old - Comicon.com

2000 AD's all ages science fiction anthology series is returns with a fourth thrill-powered collection of epic, action packed stories featuring all of your favourite characters and a brand new, exclusive Harlem Heroes strip! Cadet Dredd goes undercover as a renegade runaway! It's the Harlem Heroes versus the Harlem Hellcats in the most dangerous - and deadly - aeroball game Mega-City One's ever seen! Does Chopper have what it takes to evade the Judges and win the Sky Surfing competition? Travel to other dimensions with Jaina and Jacen in 'Splorers! And Judge Anderson is back with another collection of brainbusting puzzles! It's the Galaxy's best and brightest all-ages comic - it's 2000 AD Regened!"


(https://i.imgur.com/2xhrVRG.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2021, 06:53:51 AM
Brink Book Five (https://www.bookdepository.com/Brink-Book-Five/9781786185693) - Paperback, 128 pages, 16th August 2022
 
"The fifth volume of the best-selling sci-fi detective series - Agent Brinkmann's death is investigated by a journalist who uncovers more than he initially suspected.

The year is 2096 and Earth has been reduced to an uninhabited wasteland. What was left of humanity was evacuated into overpopulated space stations, or 'Habitats'.

Nolan Maslow, a journalist working for The Herald, is investigating the death of HSD agent Brinkmann and the sect that has infiltrated the maintenance workers of Ludmilla Habitat. He will find out that even his most outrageous theories cannot encompass what is actually happening behind the scenes of the habitat.

Taking place during the events of Brink Book One, this graphic novel adds extra layers to the story of Bridget Kurtis and her ongoing fight against the forces which are haunting the remains of humanity and driving them to madness."


(https://i.imgur.com/zExaa6n.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2021, 06:54:27 AM


45 Years of 2000 Ad - The Best of Gerry Finley-Day
(https://www.bookdepository.com/45-Years-2000-Ad-Best-Gerry-Finley-Day/9781786186362) - Hardback, 244 pages, 16th August 2022

"Classic 2000 AD strips from the 'Galaxy's Greatest' ideas man!

From Tammy to the Eagle, Gerry Finley-Day was one of the most prolific comic book writers throughout the 1970s and 80s.

His work for 2000 AD in particular was extraordinary and included such beloved strips as future war G.I. Rogue Trooper, the 'Great escape' in space titled Harry 20 on the High Rock, the Star Wars inspired V.C.'s and a gritty 1970s take on the iconic Eagle character Dan Dare.

This collection contains some of Gerry's greatest work on these strips and more. Tight plots, non-stop action and plenty of thrills are here in abundance and highlight why 2000 AD became the stand out comic title in Britain."


(https://i.imgur.com/R10OoqI.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2021, 07:02:05 AM
<< Tag-teams back to broodblik >>
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Rogue Judge 26 October, 2021, 07:49:00 AM
The Art of Carlos Ezquerra (https://www.bookdepository.com/Art-Carlos-Ezquerra/9781786185679) - Hardback, 240 pages, 10th May 2022
 
"Carlos Ezquerra's amazing work is collected in this oversized hardcover book, showing off his impressive art that has entranced readers for over 50 years.

Spanning 50 years, this collection of Carlos Ezquerra's comic work begins with samples from such titles as Valentine and Mirabelle, collects never before reprinted short war comics from Battle, shows off his sumptuous colour Strontium Dog art, and culminates with a section on his 2000 AD work and his greatest creation, Judge Dredd."


(https://i.imgur.com/iNcvUK6.jpg)

This is an absolute must, very exciting! Love that it's an oversized hardback too.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 26 October, 2021, 08:01:25 AM
Some great looking stuff coming out. Rebellion are doing a big job on the 45th and really seem to be getting some great stuff out to celebrate. Look like 2022 will be a fun year.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2021, 10:02:17 AM
They're saving the Morrison-Millar Collection for the 50th Anniversary.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: CalHab 26 October, 2021, 10:49:28 AM
If we don't get Red Razors in a hardbound, slipcase edition then wtf is the point in any of this?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 26 October, 2021, 10:52:40 AM
The MM collection maybe it is better waiting for the 100th birthday bash. We want to folk in the future to know how we felt in the 90s
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 26 October, 2021, 12:01:32 PM
Perhaps best suited for the 666th anniversary.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 27 October, 2021, 10:55:19 AM
2000 AD Encyclopedia Cover:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/b5/a4/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: TruthWarr 27 October, 2021, 01:15:23 PM
£15.00 extra for an A2 poster? A bit harsh.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Link Prime 27 October, 2021, 01:45:55 PM
What is coming to the prog and meg early next year (and people wondered what Henry Flint was doing):

Absolutely fascinating that its in the floppies - Tharg really is experimenting. I guess (???) its a bit like the way that's been used to prelaunch the Encyclopedia?


Strange one alright.

Think I'll wait for the collected version of the Ennis / Flint strip, that Meg line-up isn't too enticing, and I can honestly say I am shocked by how much I haven't missed reading it for the past 4 months or so.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 01 November, 2021, 05:47:21 AM
Anyone interested in Finn, from Pat Mills twitter:

I think Rebellion told me Finn will be next year. We'll see. But is odd that it's taken so long and I'm not convinced by the reasons
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 01 November, 2021, 06:52:48 AM
Anyone interested in Finn, from Pat Mills twitter:

I think Rebellion told me Finn will be next year. We'll see. But is odd that it's taken so long and I'm not convinced by the reasons

I'd much rather the next collection of Third World War. Volume Two stopped just short of the Inspector Ryan story arc, which are some of the best episodes of the entire series. John Hicklenton art too. Followed by Glyn Dillion & Steve Pugh.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 01 November, 2021, 10:28:57 AM
Finn will be in the Hachette collection. It’s odd how Mills seems to feel like it’s a personal slight when some of his work isn’t collected. I can’t think of another 2000 AD writer whose output has been collected to the same degree by Rebellion.

As for Finn, I know it has its fans, but I have too many problems with the strip to want to revisit it.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: davidbishop 01 November, 2021, 02:26:26 PM
Having glanced at Pat's memoir in a comic shop once, apparently his theory is that I cancelled Finn due to my anti-pagan agenda.

In reality I cancelled Finn because it was mediocre, at best.

But, you know, each to their own.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: CalHab 01 November, 2021, 02:32:25 PM
All I know is that I've never seen you dancing naked atop Calton Hill at Beltane, which I think speaks volumes.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: JayzusB.Christ 01 November, 2021, 02:33:15 PM
Having glanced at Pat's memoir in a comic shop once, apparently his theory is that I cancelled Finn due to my anti-pagan agenda.

In reality I cancelled Finn because it was mediocre, at best.

But, you know, each to their own.

I have to admit, I really love these little nuggets of behind-the-scenes gossip.  Think it's the small-town Irish busybody in me.

And yeah, Finn wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing either.  Great concept but the stories never quite matched it - too much mucking around on space ships and exposition ('I'm quite into evil, actually') and not enough down-to-earth folk horror.

All I know is that I've never seen you dancing naked atop Calton Hill at Beltane, which I think speaks volumes.

 :lol:
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 01 November, 2021, 03:41:09 PM
And yeah, Finn wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing either.  Great concept but the stories never quite matched it - too much mucking around on space ships and exposition
All the Ickeish stuff in there felt weird at the time but feels deeply off now. But, as David said, to each their own. Some people still like it, I suppose. To my mind, it’s a long way down the list of Mills strips.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 02 November, 2021, 03:54:02 AM
All the Ickeish stuff in there felt weird at the time but feels deeply off now. But, as David said, to each their own. Some people still like it, I suppose. To my mind, it’s a long way down the list of Mills strips.

Right down there with Pat's work on Ivor Lott & Tony Broke, which this squaxx loathed as a sprog. Stevie found it conspiracy theory by the numbers. The Mason-baiting was a pale shadow of the Cythron cosmology in Slaine. Paul wasn't the most sympathetic character in Third World War, but as Finn he was pure teenage boy rock star fantasy.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 02 November, 2021, 04:16:24 AM
I am fine with a Fin collection but I also want the third volume of Third World War. Fin for me always felt like a rehash or rather a cheap emulation of Slaine but more in a "modern" setting.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 02 November, 2021, 07:29:16 AM
Birdman and Chicken: The Krazy Crusaders (https://www.bookdepository.com/Birdman-Chicken-Trevor-Metcalfe/9781786184924) - Paperback, 192 pages, 3rd March 2022

To the outside world, Dick Lane and Chic Dodds look like two average, law-abiding citizens. However, they lead an amazing double life - for when fiendish finks and vile villains step over the line, Dick and Chic strike back as the crime-fighting duo, Birdman and Chicken!

Cowled, caped and equipped with a vast array of crime-busting gadgets, Birdman and Chicken fight back against the likes of The Giggler, Sourpuss, The Puzzler and Father Time – and sometimes they win!

A rib-tickling parody of the 1966 Batman television series, Trevor Metcalfe’s super-series was a highlight of Krazy comic every week and is finally collected here for the first time.


(https://i.imgur.com/9lbxTG3.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 02 November, 2021, 07:29:48 AM
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 39 (https://www.bookdepository.com/Judge-Dredd-Complete-Case-Files-39-John-Wagner/9781786184634) - Paperback, 304 pages, 28th April 2022

In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner - he is Judge Dredd!

The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with Judge Dredd taking on terrorist organistions, hunting down PJ Maybe who has taken on a new disguise, and Pat mills returns with Blood of Satanus II: Dark Matters.

Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century - Chris Weston (The Filth), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars), Henry Flint (Zombo) ,and Ian Gibson (Halo Jones) - the Judge Dredd Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.


(https://i.imgur.com/NeMPZjA.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Art 02 November, 2021, 02:31:51 PM
Always weird when it has storys I think of (for possibly brain addled reasons) as “recent”.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 02 November, 2021, 09:42:04 PM
Since Necropolis was more than 160 pages long, I'm assuming that that page count was an error.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Batman's Superior Cousin 03 November, 2021, 02:35:04 AM
Always weird when it has storys I think of (for possibly brain addled reasons) as “recent”.

It will start to feel like that for me once the Case Files reach “House of Pain” in the Prog and “Regime Change” in the Meg.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Art 03 November, 2021, 02:50:08 AM
We’re only a few years out from Origins.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Batman's Superior Cousin 03 November, 2021, 07:20:41 AM
Good grief…. :o
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 10 November, 2021, 02:54:21 AM
Nemesis the Warlock: The Final Heresies coming 26 January 2022:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/XB782 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/XB782)

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/eb/a4/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: CalHab 10 November, 2021, 08:31:49 AM
Ooh, nice! Ordered.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Tomwe 10 November, 2021, 11:28:20 AM
YESSS!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: credo 10 November, 2021, 11:57:58 AM
I've got the 3 phonebook volumes. I've got the Deviant Edition for the redrawn early stories and the Tomb of Torquemada. I've got the ABC Warriors Solo Missions for Deadlock. I can't justify £40 just to have a collection containing Tubular Hells, can I?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 10 November, 2021, 12:13:43 PM
If you can find a cheap copy, Hachette’s Nemesis 4 (issue 42; vol 22) also has that strip, along with most of what’s in the new £40 book. I’m not sure I’d buy a £40 volume for that one strip, especially if I didn’t have the first two.

(The one thing I thought was a shame in the Hachette volumes was Torquemada’s Second Honeymoon being in greyscale. Argh. So near and yet so far.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 10 November, 2021, 12:56:42 PM
Tubular Hells was a terrible story that undermined the impact of the last episode of Book X and didn't need to exist.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dark Jimbo 10 November, 2021, 01:02:55 PM
Tubular Hells was a terrible story that undermined the impact of the last episode of Book X and didn't need to exist.

Yup. It's an okay story in itself, but as you say it criminally undermines the ending of Book X. Matt Smith asked for a flashback tale, and was as surprised as anyone when Mills 'continued' the story instead.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 10 November, 2021, 01:19:47 PM
I didn't know that. Smith should have overruled him.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 10 November, 2021, 01:22:42 PM
I dunno. I re-read Nemesis recently and the entire strip undermines itself plenty before that point. It all started to go wrong for me around book 7, despite the great art. X was a mess. Hard to know what Tubular Hells was going for, bar, possibly Mills realising how abhorrent the original ending was to Seth and rectifying that.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dark Jimbo 10 November, 2021, 01:40:38 PM
I didn't know that. Smith should have overruled him.

The essays in the Hachette volumes are a goldmine of titbits!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Tomwe 10 November, 2021, 03:04:35 PM
For anyone who didn't have the first two, there won't be a chance to buy the set when this one comes out. For completists only. (confirmed on twitter)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 11 November, 2021, 01:53:30 PM
The Best of Cat Girl (https://www.bookdepository.com/Best-Cat-Girl-RAMZEE/9781786185853) - paperback, 128 pages, 2nd August 2022

(https://i.imgur.com/JGr1LOj.jpg)

The first ever collection of the UK's premier superheroine, this action packed comic is perfect for readers new to the meow-gnificent world of Cat Girl!

A furious, fun, action-packed superhero story - Broken Frontier

The beloved UK superheroine finally pounces into her own collection!

From the pages of classic 1960s girls' comic Sally comes the first ever collection of beloved British superheroine The Cat Girl! Cathy Carter is not your average teen. She can jump further, fight longer and climb higher than anyone she knows - with the aid of a magic suit, she is Cat Girl! Facing off in glamorous, globetrotting adventures against supervillains and master criminals, Cathy often finds the hardest fight comes from her bumbling detective father, who doesn't believe Cathy can fend for herself. Can Cathy save the world when the person trying to hold her back - is her dad?

This collection contains Cat Girl's latest adventure, Cat Girl Returns from the Tammy & Jinty special, as well as a purrfect selection of the best classic Cat Girl stories from Sally, and a brand new cover from Elkys Nova.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 11 November, 2021, 01:54:02 PM
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 40 (https://www.bookdepository.com/Judge-Dredd-Complete-Case-Files-40-John-Wagner/9781786185839) - Paperback, 4th August 2022

Democracy - Or Die! In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner - he is Judge Dredd!

The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with the gripping and timely epic Total War. Judge Dredd battles a terrorist organization called Total War, who are determined to democratise Mega-City One - or destroy it. Total War have two hundred thermonuclear devices planted across the city and one will be detonated each day the Judges remain in power. Total War will have democratization - or they will have mass-death. The choice is the Judges' - and time is running out.

Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century - John Higgins (Watchmen), Henry Flint (Zombo), Ian Gibson (The Ballad of Halo Jones) and D'Israeli (Scarlet Traces) - the Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: CalHab 11 November, 2021, 03:00:11 PM
I didn't know that. Smith should have overruled him.

Pat Mills being famously open to editorial suggestions...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 11 November, 2021, 04:58:18 PM
Smith doesn't have to print everything Mills submits.

Or alternatively he could do what Mills did all the time when he was editor, and rewrite the script himself.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: davidbishop 11 November, 2021, 05:53:33 PM
Smith doesn't have to print everything Mills submits.

Or alternatively he could do what Mills did all the time when he was editor, and rewrite the script himself.

Oh, yes. That always goes well.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 12 November, 2021, 12:26:14 AM
The Sarge Volume 1 (https://www.bookdepository.com/Sarge-Mike-Western/9781786186331?ref=grid-view&qid=1636675762256&sr=1-18) hardback 12 May 2022

THEY DEPENDED ON THE SARGE. AND THE WORLD DEPENDED ON THEM.

British Sergeant Jim Masters, a veteran of WW1, has to protect and lead his inexperienced platoon during the Second World War.

From Dunkirk to North Africa, the might of the German Army face the ultimate adversaries when Masters and his boys spring into action - Nothing can substitute experience!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 12 November, 2021, 12:34:51 AM
Thistlebone Book Two - Poisoned Roots (https://www.bookdepository.com/Thistlebone-Book-Two-Poisoned-Roots-T-C-Eglington/9781786185655?ref=grid-view&qid=1636676961457&sr=1-16) Hardback 12 May 2022

Britain, 2020. It's been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terryifying experiences at the hands of Jasper Hillman's THISTLEBONE worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. Intended as a cathartic experience, both women were changed forever by what they were confronted with. In the process of researching for a book on the Thistlebone legend, Seema believes much of it centres around one man - Malcolm Kinniburgh
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 12 November, 2021, 12:39:00 AM
The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume IV (https://www.bookdepository.com/Rise-Fall-Trigan-Empire-IV-Mike-Butterworth/9781786185648?ref=grid-view&qid=1636677357977&sr=1-14)

"I love Trigan Empire! It's absolutely epic" - Duncan Jones.

The best-selling Treasury of British Comics archival series The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire reaches its fourth astounding volume.

The fourth omnibus of the science-fiction classic, The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire, collects the stories published from 1973 through to 1976.


: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 12 November, 2021, 12:45:25 AM
Black Beth : Vengeance Be Thy Name (https://www.bookdepository.com/Black-Beth-Dani/9781786186355?ref=grid-view&qid=1636677556786&sr=1-10) Paperback 07 Jun 2022.

A warrior with a name born of the black rage that filled her heart!

In a world of swords and sorcery, the evil tyrant Rassau discovers that he is destined to be killed by a fearsome warrior called Beth. Together with his men, Rassau seeks Beth out, destroying her village and killing all held dear to her. With the aid of a former warrior - the blind Quido - Beth becomes a skilled fighter and sworn enemy of all that is evil! She will not rest until her people are avenged!


This book contains both the original strip and the brilliantly resurrected stories that have been masterfully guided by writer Alec Worley and DC Comic's newest star, the astonishing Greek artist, DaNi!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 12 November, 2021, 01:46:16 AM
Written by none other than British New Wave SF author Barrington J. Bayley & illustrated by Eric Bradbury!!!

The Astounding Jason Hyde (https://www.bookdepository.com/Astounding-Jason-Hyde-Barrington-J-Bayley/9781786186386?ref=grid-view&qid=1636680663884&sr=1-1) Paperback 05 Jul 2022.

From the pages of UK comic Valiant - a series of amazing text stories featuring the strangest hero of all time!

Accidental exposure to a form of natural radiation had caused scientist Jason Hyde's eyes to turn colourless and emit blue rays which gave him the power to see through solid objects and to read the thoughts of human beings. Hyde has dedicated his life to investigating strange phenomena and protecting the world from all manner of abnormal threats!

From giant sentient spiders to a warlike race of subterranean humanoids, Jason Hyde is the Earth's only hope!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 12 November, 2021, 06:34:11 AM
Wayhey we're getting The Sarge at last. Fantastic!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 12 November, 2021, 07:36:41 AM
Wayhey we're getting The Sarge at last. Fantastic!

I wondered how long it would take for you to post exactly that, Colin :D

Lots of great stuff due next year.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 12 November, 2021, 08:23:12 AM
Wayhey we're getting The Sarge at last. Fantastic!

I wondered how long it would take for you to post exactly that, Colin :D

Lots of great stuff due next year.

Trouble is I've not read it since I was a kid and it might well be rubbish!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 17 November, 2021, 06:34:36 PM
Cover for The Spider Crime Unlimited (Feb 2022):

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0119 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0119)

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/f5/a4/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 19 November, 2021, 06:25:47 PM
What to except from the prog and meg in Feb 2022:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-february-2/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-february-2/)

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2000AD-45-cover-784x1024.jpg)

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Megazine-Cover-810x1024.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sintec 20 November, 2021, 10:39:44 AM
Someone really should have googled a little more for reference for that Tharg DJ pic. I mean those are clearly a set of 1210s but no one in their right mind mixes by reaching over the needle like that - that's asking for trouble. Flip them 180degrees and you'd have a standard scratch mix setup.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 20 November, 2021, 10:50:08 AM
As wags have noted, it’s like Tharg is menacingly facing down the reader, who’s the DJ, about to spin his own grooves.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sintec 20 November, 2021, 01:10:11 PM
I see - so it's Tharg as the annoying drunk requesting entirely inappropriate songs and generally annoying the DJ. hmmmmmm.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 20 November, 2021, 09:24:21 PM
Well this video certainly makes the Encyclopedia look pretty cool.

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=692706651704619 (https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=692706651704619)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Tomwe 22 November, 2021, 04:43:26 PM
Very pleased to see that the cover is indeed a dust jacket as Molch-r pointed out.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sheridan 22 November, 2021, 08:39:53 PM
Cover for The Spider Crime Unlimited (Feb 2022):

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0119 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0119)


They need to work on their blurb.
: Rebellion
These long-lost and fast-paced pulp adventure stories have never been reprinted before, written by Jerry Siegel (Superman) and Donne Avenell (Adam Eterno).

Something like "Jerry Siegel (co-creator, Superman)" might help promote it that little bit more.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 24 November, 2021, 09:38:53 AM
The cover for Birdman and Chicken:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/f6/a4/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 25 November, 2021, 03:16:34 AM
Black Beth : Vengeance Be Thy Name (https://www.bookdepository.com/Black-Beth-DaNi/9781786186355) (from the pages of SCREAM!) - paperback, 80 pages, 7th June 2022

A warrior with a name born of the black rage that filled her heart!

In a world of swords and sorcery, the evil tyrant Rassau discovers that he is destined to be killed by a fearsome warrior called Beth. Together with his men, Rassau seeks Beth out, destroying her village and killing all held dear to her. With the aid of a former warrior - the blind Quido - Beth becomes a skilled fighter and sworn enemy of all that is evil! She will not rest until her people are avenged!

This book contains both the original strip and the brilliantly resurrected stories that have been masterfully guided by writer Alec Worley and DC Comic's newest star, the astonishing Greek artist, DaNi!


(https://i.imgur.com/P0TPWTr.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 25 November, 2021, 03:17:57 AM
Lawless Book Four: Boom Town (https://www.bookdepository.com/Lawless-Book-Four-Boom-Town-Dan-Abnett/9781786185266) - Paperback, 23rd June 2022

TEETHING TROUBLE!

Having narrowly avoided being wiped from the face of the planet by Munce, Inc., Badrock is now a thriving boom town, predicated on an uneasy peace between the Zhind, the settlers and the Mega-City One Justice Department. Designated a Free Town, the future's there for taking, and folks from all over the planet 43 Rega are flocking to Badrock to begin anew, all under the watchful, disapproving eye of the SJS. Many are hardworking, honest folk - but some are parasites, drawn to Badrock to find new ways of making a killing. And when a caravan of settlers is brutally slaughtered, it'll take all that Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson has to stop an outright war.

Dan Abnett (Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Phil Winslade's (Howard the Duck, Wonder Woman) frontier epic Lawless continues in this fourth action packed volume, which includes the all singin', all dancin', Lawless the Musical!


(https://i.imgur.com/Ryl7G6z.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 25 November, 2021, 03:18:31 AM
The Out (https://www.bookdepository.com/Out-Dan-Abnett/9781786186966) - Paperback, 25th October 2022

Cyd Finlea is a photo-journalist working for the publishers Neographic. It has been a decade since she left Earth and travelled to into the deepest reassesses of outer space - otherwise known as THE OUT. Her encounters include meetings with strange alien societies and ex-pat humans, an experience that she shares with her trusty sentient backpack...

This exciting, first volume introduces a brand new world introduced recently in the pages of 2000 AD, with an intriguing new female lead brilliantly executed by writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and featuring the inventive visuals of Mark Harrison.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: O Lucky Stevie! 25 November, 2021, 04:05:15 AM
Black Beth : Vengeance Be Thy Name (https://www.bookdepository.com/Black-Beth-DaNi/9781786186355) (from the pages of SCREAM!) - paperback, 80 pages, 7th June 2022

A warrior with a name born of the black rage that filled her heart!

In a world of swords and sorcery, the evil tyrant Rassau discovers that he is destined to be killed by a fearsome warrior called Beth. Together with his men, Rassau seeks Beth out, destroying her village and killing all held dear to her. With the aid of a former warrior - the blind Quido - Beth becomes a skilled fighter and sworn enemy of all that is evil! She will not rest until her people are avenged!

This book contains both the original strip and the brilliantly resurrected stories that have been masterfully guided by writer Alec Worley and DC Comic's newest star, the astonishing Greek artist, DaNi!


(https://i.imgur.com/P0TPWTr.jpg)


Pffft! Old news.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 25 November, 2021, 08:34:56 AM
Black Beth is an interesting one. I guess at just 80 pages including the resurrected version, there wasn’t much material in Scream, then? I did like that one-shot. Would have given it to the youngling if it wasn’t for the back-up strip, and so I’ll be interested to see if this book works instead. (I still reckon Tharg should cross the streams occasionally with this stuff. Black Beth’s revamped form with DaNi would be a great fit for 2000 AD, IMO.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 25 November, 2021, 08:38:25 AM
Black Beth is an interesting one. I guess at just 80 pages including the resurrected version, there wasn’t much material in Scream, then?

I think from interviews with Alec Worley it was just a one-off, one whihc really caught his imagination as a kid. Which is a shame as it would mean for me if I went for this I'd be buying a complete trade for just that one story... I'm still tempted ... but its one to think about whether I can justify.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 25 November, 2021, 09:23:01 AM
Agree with Indigo would love to see Beth grace the pages of the prog or even the meg as a new series
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Proudhuff 25 November, 2021, 10:56:45 AM
I see - so it's Tharg as the annoying drunk requesting entirely inappropriate songs and generally annoying the DJ. hmmmmmm.

Got any Quo?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 25 November, 2021, 11:16:57 AM
Scream! was only 15 issues.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Corinthian 25 November, 2021, 11:58:48 AM
Black Beth was originally created for a 1970s teen girls horror comic that never happened but would also have been called 'Scream'. The completed story turned up in the 1988 Scream Holiday Special.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Corinthian 25 November, 2021, 11:59:54 AM
No one has any thoughts on Indigo Prime coming back for a one-off next year? Will it be Kek-W again?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 25 November, 2021, 12:15:09 PM
No one has any thoughts on Indigo Prime coming back for a one-off next year? Will it be Kek-W again?

It would be nice if they can get John to write it
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sheridan 28 November, 2021, 08:44:20 PM
Black Beth : Vengeance Be Thy Name (https://www.bookdepository.com/Black-Beth-DaNi/9781786186355) (from the pages of SCREAM!) - paperback, 80 pages, 7th June 2022

A warrior with a name born of the black rage that filled her heart!

In a world of swords and sorcery, the evil tyrant Rassau discovers that he is destined to be killed by a fearsome warrior called Beth. Together with his men, Rassau seeks Beth out, destroying her village and killing all held dear to her. With the aid of a former warrior - the blind Quido - Beth becomes a skilled fighter and sworn enemy of all that is evil! She will not rest until her people are avenged!

This book contains both the original strip and the brilliantly resurrected stories that have been masterfully guided by writer Alec Worley and DC Comic's newest star, the astonishing Greek artist, DaNi!


(https://i.imgur.com/P0TPWTr.jpg)

Blas Gallego there, being the inspiration for "Blas in the Gallego system" (homeworld of the Gronk).  British Comics Wiki (https://britishcomics.fandom.com/wiki/Blas_Gallego).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 03 December, 2021, 06:48:10 PM
Some more digital only releases next year:

https://www.comicon.com/2021/12/03/digital-delights-for-2022-from-2000-ad/ (https://www.comicon.com/2021/12/03/digital-delights-for-2022-from-2000-ad/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 03 December, 2021, 07:07:28 PM
Not sure if these digital releases preclude a physical release but if so such a shame for a strip as good as Dark Justice - Deliverance. It also a shame that Survival Geeks might not get a second physical volume to finish it off.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 03 December, 2021, 07:34:40 PM
And the poor super fan boys will be deprived of the an all exclusive limit-run HC edition of skippy
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: rogue69 03 December, 2021, 10:00:16 PM
There's a best of Gerry Finley Day up on Amazon for release in August 2022

https://www.amazon.co.uk/45-Years-2000-AD-Finley-Day/dp/1786186365/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3SW6PKPKXUJS1&keywords=gerry+finley-day
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: davidbishop 03 December, 2021, 11:46:12 PM
Sleeze 'n' Ryder collected? Oh my.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 04 December, 2021, 03:03:51 AM
There's a best of Gerry Finley Day up on Amazon for release in August 2022

Yup. (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=47708.msg1070368#msg1070368)

"This collection showcases some of his best-known strips, including instalments from Rogue Trooper, The VC's, Dan Dare and the complete Harry Twenty on the High Rock."
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Max Headroom 16 December, 2021, 03:45:26 PM
Now that the full line-up of graphic novels has been released for 2022, I shall be picking up the following:

JD Case Files 39 & 40.
Thistlebone book 2 HC.
Lawless book 4.
Brink volume 5.
JD: Legends of the Law.
Strontium Dog - The Son.
The Out book 1.

I am intrigued to see what will be reprinted with 'Strontium Dog - The Son' as everything else has been covered before. Also, will 'The Out - book 1' feature storylines one and two?

What are other Squaxx tempted to buy in the upcoming year?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 16 December, 2021, 04:54:42 PM
I’ll definitely be getting The Out. A pity there’s no HC. Here’s hoping enough people can writing begging notes to Tharg to at least get us a webshop exclusive HC.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Batman's Superior Cousin 16 December, 2021, 05:06:03 PM
Link to the full line-up please…
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 16 December, 2021, 06:10:38 PM
I am intrigued to see what will be reprinted with 'Strontium Dog - The Son' as everything else has been covered before.
"By Private Contract" has not yet been collected in this series. Also "Once Upon a Time in Der Vest" hopefully.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Max Headroom 16 December, 2021, 07:00:33 PM
Richard - In what issues were 'By Private Contract' and 'Once Upon a Time in Der vest'? (I can't seem to place them?)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dark Jimbo 16 December, 2021, 07:37:29 PM
Also "Once Upon a Time in Der Vest" hopefully.

Williams and Campbell are on the cover credits, so yep, that one's in there!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Batman's Superior Cousin 16 December, 2021, 08:34:33 PM
After googling the link, I finally decided that next year, I’m gonna get Brink, Scarlet Traces, The Out, Volume 39/40 of the Dredd Case Files, the encyclopaedia and the Brian Bolland/Mike McMahon Apex Editions.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Tjm86 16 December, 2021, 08:49:50 PM
I’ll definitely be getting The Out. A pity there’s no HC. Here’s hoping enough people can writing begging notes to Tharg to at least get us a webshop exclusive HC.

Amen.  I'm starting to struggle a little making sense of how these decisions are being arrived at.  It's like the shift to digital only for the Dominion stories.  Then we have the Necropolis and Judge Death again.  Not to mention Sleeze n' Rider (!)  The lack of a hardback for Lawless borders on criminal to my mind.

The Treasury line up is a little disappointing too.  The Sarge from Battle (at least in hardback) and Trigan Empire are probably the highlights.  It would have been nice to see another volume of Hellman (well, it does say volume 1 on the spine of the recent publication).  Even the Mike Nelson "Day of the Eagle" stories.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: GordonR 16 December, 2021, 11:28:51 PM
I'm starting to struggle a little making sense of how these decisions are being arrived at.

The people making these decisions have the sales data on previous or similar books, and you don’t.

HTH.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 16 December, 2021, 11:41:58 PM
By Private Contract was in prog 2000.
Once Upon a Time in Der West was in prog 2212.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 03:49:28 AM
BADTIME BEDTIME STORIES!

(https://i.imgur.com/70c03XN.jpg)

YES!  Thank you, Rebellion!

Once upon a badtime… In these explosive, hysterical comics, Jack the Nipper, Little Miss Muffet and Little Red Riding Hood run wild in chaotic retellings of beloved tales. These anarchic, frenzied comics stories from the pen of Leo Baxendale are the arguably the jewel of the British humour comics, beloved by many for their DIY storybook aesthetic when they were originally printed in Monster Fun. Now, in this stunning new collection, the comics are restored to their full glory, while reprinted in a smaller style to retain the intimate feel of the originals. Crammed with gags and hidden details, these Badtime Bedtime Stories are the perfect late night read for kids and grown ups!

9781786185310
Hardcover
1 September 2022
£14.99
Pages: 96


: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 03:51:24 AM
Also "The Steel Claw - vol 2: The Reign of the Brain" and "A Spell of Trouble" from Jinty.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:54:05 AM
Link to the full line-up please…

Link to click (https://www.brokenfrontier.com/2000-ad-dredd-45th-anniversary-apex-2022/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:55:15 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Fh7IaaL.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:55:29 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/qz0CMK8.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:55:46 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/NIIKQSU.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:56:01 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/f6PXuTH.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:56:44 AM
Also "The Steel Claw - vol 2: The Reign of the Brain" and "A Spell of Trouble" from Jinty.

(https://i.imgur.com/AYkxu56.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2dW0yAF.jpg)

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:57:08 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/0R3TGGB.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:57:32 AM
Volume 2

(https://i.imgur.com/tRjs7qb.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 05:57:49 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Gy797bi.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 06:01:15 AM
I am intrigued to see what will be reprinted with 'Strontium Dog - The Son' as everything else has been covered before.
"By Private Contract" has not yet been collected in this series. Also "Once Upon a Time in Der Vest" hopefully.

Christmas wish granted - Rob Williams & Laurence Campbell are named on the cover.  (There's no way Tharg could keep dat Vest under his shirt!)

(https://i.imgur.com/nF0cnfc.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Batman's Superior Cousin 17 December, 2021, 07:15:45 AM
Link to the full line-up please…

Link to click (https://www.brokenfrontier.com/2000-ad-dredd-45th-anniversary-apex-2022/)

Thank you, much appreciated!!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 17 December, 2021, 07:32:23 AM
Anytime, BSC!

Downthetubes has a combined 2000AD/Treasury list but my browser didn't like it.  It mentions we are also expecting a reprint of "Kelly's Eye" (going by a mention in one of the Janus Stark volumes).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 17 December, 2021, 07:33:29 AM
This years FCBD title is about half way down this list - looks (?) like it might have become reprint, but maybe Tharg will sneek in an original story?

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/full-free-comic-book-day-titles-for-7th-may-2022/ (https://bleedingcool.com/comics/full-free-comic-book-day-titles-for-7th-may-2022/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Link Prime 17 December, 2021, 12:18:16 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Gy797bi.jpg)

Love that cover.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 24 December, 2021, 08:59:52 AM
Coming to the prog in March 2022:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! Judge Dredd leads a team of cadets and Citi-Def soldiers through the war-torn streets of Mega-City One in 'The Citadel'; a journalist investigates sect infiltration in Brink: 'Mercury Retrograde'; the vampire Constanta returns in a new series of Fiends of the Eastern Front as he becomes embroiled in the Cold War in '1963'; and Kingmaker, The Order, and Proteus Vex all come to their explosive finales!

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL217279.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 24 December, 2021, 09:01:20 AM
Coming to the meg in March 2022:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! The future lawman comes under attack in the Pan-African enclave of Profundia in Praise Zort!; there's a monster rampaging through Badrock in Lawless: 'Ballots Over Badrock'; Goya's infection continues to spread in Death; there's gang confrontation in Diamond Dogs III; and the race kicks off in 'Surfer'. Plus there's the usual interviews, features, and in the bagged GN Hawk's epic adventure continues from Garth Ennis & Henry Flint!

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL217282.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: PsychoGoatee 27 December, 2021, 03:41:05 AM
Sounds cool to me! More thrills, Wagner Dredd, you name it.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Max Headroom 28 December, 2021, 06:46:35 PM
Does anyone know if 'Third World War' volume 3 will be out anytime soon? Personally, I haven't been able to glean any information but am hoping someone has an inkling...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 28 December, 2021, 07:00:09 PM
I am also waiting for it but we are out of luck accordingly to the release schedule it is not coming next year, so it looks like 2023. The closes is the release of Finn but that will only be December 2022

For 2000 AD related stuff:
https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-announces-2022-graphic-novel-schedule/ (https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-announces-2022-graphic-novel-schedule/)

For Treasury of British Comics:
https://treasuryofbritishcomics.com/treasury-of-british-comics-announces-2022-collections/ (https://treasuryofbritishcomics.com/treasury-of-british-comics-announces-2022-collections/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 29 December, 2021, 12:33:33 PM
I just finished listing to the last podcast of the year :

https://2000ad.com/news/the-2000-ad-thrill-cast-our-favourite-things-from-2021-with-matt-smith-olivia-hicks/ (https://2000ad.com/news/the-2000-ad-thrill-cast-our-favourite-things-from-2021-with-matt-smith-olivia-hicks/)

The last part Matt spoke about a few things coming up:
1. Brink is going to be huge literality being 24 episodes
2. The team that brought us the brilliant A Penitent Man will also bring us a sequel A Honest Man
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Tiplodocus 29 December, 2021, 02:39:32 PM
Yes, six months if Brink with a different point of view sounds just the ticket.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Max Headroom 29 December, 2021, 07:16:21 PM
Just saw on the Forbidden Planet website that 'JD: Legends of the Law' (due to ship September 2022) will only feature the first seven issues. Was hoping that it would be complete in one edition.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 30 December, 2021, 12:09:51 AM
That would have required an unfeasibly big volume, but perhaps they'll do a second volume if the first does well enough.
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: Rogue Judge 30 December, 2021, 01:07:21 AM
Was Legends of the Law any good? I've only read the first story arc (which was OK) but didn't continue reading further knowing Wagner wasn't writing. These show up cheap in dollar bins at shops and conventions but I've not sought them out.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 30 December, 2021, 06:54:48 AM
Was Legends of the Law any good? I've only read the first story arc (which was OK) but didn't continue reading further knowing Wagner wasn't writing. These show up cheap in dollar bins at shops and conventions but I've not sought them out.

Same here. I bet I end up buying this after years of passing these up from £1/50p boxes!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 30 December, 2021, 09:48:28 AM
I’ve not read the DC Dredds in a long time, but I remember them being of two types. The main DC series was awful—even worse than IDW’s “Dredd with a bushy beard” run. The one being reprinted here was… fine? But it doesn’t say amazing things that I used to own all these comics yet can’t recall anything much about them.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 03 January, 2022, 11:40:18 AM
House of Dolmann exclusive webstore cover by Chris Weston:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/5d/a5/00.large.jpg)

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Robin Low 03 January, 2022, 12:29:16 PM
I’ve not read the DC Dredds in a long time, but I remember them being of two types. The main DC series was awful—even worse than IDW’s “Dredd with a bushy beard” run. The one being reprinted here was… fine? But it doesn’t say amazing things that I used to own all these comics yet can’t recall anything much about them.

As IP says, the main DC series was pretty bad. The Legends of the Laws series of mini-series was a different matter. However, I only remember two of the stories. The first was a Wagner/Grant story featuring Dredd teaming up with a 12 year-old Cass Anderson, complete with a traditional Wagner/Grant song sequence. I've always remembered it as something convincing enough to fit Prog continuity.

There was another standout story. I can't remember title or writer, but it was illustrated by Nigel Dobbyn and featured Dredd and a vampire. I remember liking it, even though it didn't quite fit with 'our' Dredd. Dobbyn's art stood out.

Regards,

Robin
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sheridan 03 January, 2022, 08:34:42 PM
Just for the record - this is the line-up of Legends of the Law stories, as originally published by DC.

First two stories are being reprinted in 2022.

Issues 1 - 4: The Blood Donors (John Wagner, Alan Grant / Brent Eric Anderson, Jimmy Palmiotti)
Issues 5 - 7: Trial by Gunfire (Daniel G Chichester / Anthony Williams, Andy Lanning)

Following stories will be reprinted at a future date (presumably, based on sales of the first volume).

Issues 8 - 10: Fall From Grace (John Byrne / Bob Pinaha, Gary Martin)
Issues 11 - 13: Dredd of Knight (Pat McGreal / Nigel Dobbyn, Barbara Kaalberg)

As for the actual stories - I think when IDW had a busy (2000AD-related) release schedule I probably said something along the lines of the main monthly title reminding me of the DC Dredd series (i.e. the writers don't really get Dredd, and the art doesn't really suit either) while the mini-series (often utilising script and art droids) were much more on-point, many of them conceivably passing for main Dredd continuity.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Rogue Judge 03 January, 2022, 09:58:23 PM
I appreciate all the comments/feedback regarding the DC Dredd series...although I'm game for all most things Dredd, I'll pass on this one (I also skipped Heavy Metal Dredd, based on helpful forum feedback).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Link Prime 05 January, 2022, 10:24:38 AM
Just for the record - this is the line-up of Legends of the Law stories, as originally published by DC.

First two stories are being reprinted in 2022.

Issues 1 - 4: The Blood Donors (John Wagner, Alan Grant / Brent Eric Anderson, Jimmy Palmiotti)
Issues 5 - 7: Trial by Gunfire (Daniel G Chichester / Anthony Williams, Andy Lanning)

Following stories will be reprinted at a future date (presumably, based on sales of the first volume).

Issues 8 - 10: Fall From Grace (John Byrne / Bob Pinaha, Gary Martin)
Issues 11 - 13: Dredd of Knight (Pat McGreal / Nigel Dobbyn, Barbara Kaalberg)


Not expecting much, but I will pick up these out of curiosity.
I recall bailing on the DC Dredd stuff after two issues of the Helfer / Avon Oeming series - a decision which spoke volumes in 1994.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 05 January, 2022, 11:00:25 AM
That Hefler series was quite something. It’s one thing to rewrite the origins of Dredd — we’ve seen how that can be done well (with the movie). But to turn him into an imbecile didn’t exactly hit home.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 12 January, 2022, 09:19:05 AM
The cover for Thistlebone Book 2:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/7a/a5/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sintec 12 January, 2022, 12:17:39 PM
While I get why they wanted to highlight the Ben Wheatley quote it does rather spoil the space in that image. Still gonna buy one. Which more series got the HC treatment like this.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 12 January, 2022, 01:06:07 PM
While I get why they wanted to highlight the Ben Wheatley quote it does rather spoil the space in that image. Still gonna buy one. Which more series got the HC treatment like this.

Now just to manage expectations there will be a lot of obsure crap in Round 2 as well! I mean proportionally yes but I don't want to kid folks, there's some shockers.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: davidbishop 12 January, 2022, 01:14:26 PM
Think this got posted to the wrong topic!

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 12 January, 2022, 01:17:08 PM
Think this got posted to the wrong topic!

Whoops and your completely right. See that's why David Bishop was an editor he spots crap mistakes like this!

Sorry folks.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 19 January, 2022, 07:26:58 AM
For all the Intestinauts fans this is from Pye Parr's twitter feed:

Just finished all the strip art + cover for for the next Intestinauts story for
@2000AD
 (out in March). Here's a sneak-peek. I spoil you I really do.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJZze2MXIAAb1jF?format=png&name=small)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 19 January, 2022, 07:52:19 AM
You can now pre-order The Sarge:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0140/the-sarge-volume-one (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0140/the-sarge-volume-one)

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/77/a5/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 19 January, 2022, 08:06:07 AM
I do love that cover. Now were my limited Webshop exclusive!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 21 January, 2022, 07:18:17 PM
Coming to the prog in April 2022:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! The shocking truth is revealed in the climax to Judge Dredd saga 'The Citadel'; there's something shady going on down in the ducts in Brink: 'Mercury Retrograde'; the vampire Constanta battles old enemies in Fiends of the Eastern Front: '1963'; the Intestinauts are back, fighting on a fatberg, in 'The Bowel Impactors'; and PI Mallory Hope is called to investigate a film set in 'Hope... In the Shadows'!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL219479.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 21 January, 2022, 07:19:42 PM
Coming to the meg in April 2022:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! The future lawman has to fight his way out of trouble in the finale to Praise Zort!; the mayoral election steps up a gear in Lawless: 'Ballots Over Badrock'; Goya's mission of vengeance continues in Death Cap; gang wars explode in Diamond Dogs III; and it's every skysurfer for himself in 'Surfer'. Plus there's the usual interviews, features, and in the bagged GN Hawk's epic adventure continues from Garth Ennis & Henry Flint!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL219483.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 26 January, 2022, 02:37:22 AM
The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume IV - Webshop Exclusive Hardcover:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/bb/a5/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 26 January, 2022, 11:07:08 AM
They must be heading towards Oli Frey territory at some point. (I always found it a shame he never did anything bar that sole Fr1day pin-up for 2000 AD. His Terminal Man strip was pretty great, and he did loads of fantastic covers for videogame mags in the 1980s.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Tomwe 26 January, 2022, 05:48:42 PM
How many Trigan Empire books are expected?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 26 January, 2022, 05:57:21 PM
How many Trigan Empire books are expected?

I think this volume is the last one
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Rogue Judge 26 January, 2022, 06:19:07 PM
I have the first three volumes of Trigan Empire. Although the art is beautiful I've struggled to engage with the story. Normally I plow though a thick TPB (I.e. Dredd case files) over a couple evenings when I'm enjoying it; with Trigan I've gone back to volume one several times and am only half way through. Often stories improve once established (Dredd), I'm hoping for the same from Trigan. Still, I'll get volume 4 to complete the set and will be enjoying the fantastic paintined art.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 26 January, 2022, 06:48:23 PM
Cover for 45 Years of 2000 AD - Anniversary Art Book - Webshop Exclusive Slipcase Edition:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/b1/a5/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 26 January, 2022, 08:05:18 PM
Looks like a Jamie Smart DR and Quinch then!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 26 January, 2022, 08:08:59 PM
And I'm going to punt on Michael Allred on  Zenith there as well.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 26 January, 2022, 10:02:48 PM
The older I get, the less I like Dr & Quinch. But. A *Jamie Smart* full-on anarchy Dr & Quinch in Regened…
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 26 January, 2022, 10:11:43 PM
The older I get, the less I like Dr & Quinch. But. A *Jamie Smart* full-on anarchy Dr & Quinch in Regened…

This - exactly this.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 01 February, 2022, 07:01:57 AM
Say no more, say no more:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKdLF_wXoAIZe-i?format=jpg&name=small)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: CalHab 01 February, 2022, 11:23:18 AM
Whoah. That looks spectacular. Great work by Dan Cornwell.

Is that Dylan Teague colouring? Fantastically atmospheric.

A nice tribute on the block, as well.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 01 February, 2022, 11:38:01 AM
Yeah the block tribute is great.

That is Dylan's colour palette - its so distinctive and he does get a credit.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 01 February, 2022, 12:03:09 PM
Bolt-01 block?

*lib wobble*
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Robin Low 01 February, 2022, 07:03:18 PM
Bolt-01 block?

*lib wobble*

I'm with you there.

Regards,
Robin
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 02 February, 2022, 02:48:15 AM
Hardback cover for Black Beth - Vengeance Be Thy Name:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/c7/a5/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 02 February, 2022, 11:10:56 AM
Nice. I did like that new story, but this is a really skinny book. Will mull it over though, because I would like a copy. (I wish they’d do more. Black Beth could nicely fill the Sláine gap.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Link Prime 02 February, 2022, 11:17:18 AM
Yeah the block tribute is great.

That is Dylan's colour palette - its so distinctive and he does get a credit.

Yes & Yes.

Have the Cornwell and Teague Droids collaborated previously?
Seems like a perfect match.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 03 February, 2022, 07:34:07 AM
From Ken Niemand's twitter:

Just finished the script for the last episode of An Honest Man, sequel to last year’s Dredd story A Penitent Man.
Looking forward to seeing what @JumbleCashback does with it all this time around.


: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Barrington Boots 03 February, 2022, 10:07:38 AM
Nice. I did like that new story, but this is a really skinny book. Will mull it over though, because I would like a copy. (I wish they’d do more. Black Beth could nicely fill the Sláine gap.)

Excellently put: I really enjoyed BB, and I'd love to get this book, but there's not a lot in it. I do hope we get some more Beth from this creative team.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 11 February, 2022, 01:09:41 PM
From Rob Williams twitter:

New Judge Dredd story by me & @PaddyGod1 on the way in @2000AD
Sneak peak...


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKxFpFRX0Ag8n2v?format=jpg&name=medium)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 14 February, 2022, 01:31:03 PM
Apocalypse War Dossier (https://www.bookdepository.com/Apocalypse-War-Omnibus-John-Ware/9781786186249) - Paperback (novel), 440 pages, 8th November 2022
By John Ware
(https://i.imgur.com/KKE5jaT.jpg)

Mega City One it's a powderkeg waiting to blow on its best day.

There isn't a moment when tentions aren't running high and the City isn't ready to crack.

But there's something new going on something, something bad it's a block war. It's Block Mania and no one is immune, not even the Judges.

But this is all prelude to invasion.

The East-Meg One Sov's have infected Mega City One with Block-Mania to throw the city into massive, bloody turf wars.

There are troops on the ground, bombs are dropping and the Mega City One is on fire.

And the Judges are drawing the line and Mega City One is about to burn.

Apocalypse War tells the on the ground stories of the Judges in Mega City One during the events of epic Block Mania and Apocalyse War story arch.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 14 February, 2022, 01:43:02 PM
Department K: Interdimensional Investigators (https://www.bookdepository.com/Department-K-Interdimensional-Investigators-Rory-McConville/9781786186607) - Paperback, 80 pages, 8th November 2022

Tech Whizz Cadet Afua is the newest intern at Mega-City One's Department K. A team made up of geeks, robots and misfits, their job is to protect our dimension at all costs! For beyond the fabric of reality lies a multitude of multiverses and monsters, determined to reach our world. But when a routine mission goes wrong, Afua and her new team become stranded in a different dimension. If Afua is to survive - let alone pass - this internship, she'll have to find her way home from the furthest corners of the multiverse.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Goosegash 15 February, 2022, 10:47:40 PM
A little bird (well the print ad in Meg 441) tells me Indigo Prime is back in the Bumper Birthday Prog, anyone know any details? Kek-W/Bagwell? Ongoing or just a one-off?
 
I guess it's probably the latter, unless either it's replacing either The Order or Proteus Vex going forward?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Jim_Campbell 15 February, 2022, 11:01:16 PM
Kek-W/Bagwell?

Highly unlikely that Ed will be drawing… sadly he died tragically young in 2017.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Goosegash 15 February, 2022, 11:05:59 PM
Gosh, genuinely had no idea. How sad.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Monarch 16 February, 2022, 12:03:58 AM
lee carters probably busy with other stuff so i do wonder who is writing and drawing it
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Rogue Judge 16 February, 2022, 12:10:50 AM
Apocalypse War Dossier looks great. I've really been enjoying the 2000AD books. Keep em coming!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 16 February, 2022, 02:01:07 AM
There's a couple of fonts they're consistently using for the novels (titles/authors).  You can see one example there in the "John Ware" on the Apoc War Dossier.  See also the "Judges" line, "Judge Fear's Big Day Out" and the "Fit for Duty?" strapline on Meg 436, etc.

One or two niggles aside, I really like these fonts.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 16 February, 2022, 02:12:20 AM
Speaking of "Judge Fear's Big Day Out", I love the Dredd image they've picked for the cover, but one thing has always bothered me about it:

Looking at the sides of Dredd's helmet, you can see that the left hand side - the side closest to us, finishes up roughly in line with his mouth.  Dredd's jaw and some of his cheek are visible.  Looking at the other side of the picture, the right hand side of his helmet extends down past his chin.  Even given our POV and that Dredd may have his head tilted somewhat, there's no way he could cock his head enough that the bottom edge of his helmet should be visible below his chin line.


(https://i.imgur.com/vwkHrrJ.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 16 February, 2022, 02:59:38 AM
The Sarge - Volume One Webshop Exlusive Hardcover:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/a5/a6/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 16 February, 2022, 06:22:47 AM
Oh... okay... I thought I'd be defo for this but I much prefer the other cover? Errr need to think about this...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dark Jimbo 16 February, 2022, 08:10:01 AM
...Indigo Prime is back in the Bumper Birthday Prog, anyone know any details? Kek-W/Bagwell? Ongoing or just a one-off?

Probably the Chris Weston story we were teased in the 2nd IP volume of the Ultimate Collection. Just a one- off, either way.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 16 February, 2022, 01:01:58 PM
Harlem Heroes coming to the Regen Collection Vol 3


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FLpYsq9XEAgnGqK?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 16 February, 2022, 03:09:45 PM
A smart strip to resurrect. Again, I don’t see why it’s just menny men men, though. Why not make it a mixed-gender sport?

(It was interesting how much mini-IP, who couldn’t give two hoots about football and yet hears about it all the bloody time from the boys she’s paired with at school, got into the Rocky of the Rovers book. It’s like by having a better gender mix, you can get more people into your stories…)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 18 February, 2022, 03:06:59 PM
Coming to the prog in May (and yes the first regen as well):

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! Prog 2280 is the first all-ages special of the year with Cadet Dredd investigating drug use in "Red Medicine," plus we visit the magic school Lowborn High, Pandora Perfect is back in 'Feed the Bird', and Chopper takes to the skies. In Progs 2281-2283, a new Judge Dredd story starts as former Judge Asher edges closer to criminality in "An Honest Man"; the conspiracy goes deeper in Brink: "Mercury Retrograde"; monsters and mayhem in Fiends of the Eastern Front: "1963"; PI Mallory Hope investigates murder in the movies in "Hope... In the Shadows"; and Dexter and co encounter "The Thing in the Thing"!
Contains issues 2280, 2281, 2282, 2283


(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL222450.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 18 February, 2022, 03:07:52 PM
Coming to the meg in May:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! There's a complete Judge Dredd story as the lawman leads a team into the ruins of Atlantis in 'Q-topia'; chaos surrounds the mayoral election in Lawless: "Ballots Over Badrock"; the infection turns critical in Death Cap; Nia looks for a way out in Diamond Dogs III; and it's surf or die in the final part of "Surfer." Plus there's the usual interviews, features, and in the bagged graphic novel Hawk the Slayer's epic adventure concludes courtesy of Garth Ennis & Henry Flint!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL222452.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Rogue Judge 18 February, 2022, 08:58:18 PM
I would like to see a TPB of just the regen Dredd at some point, for my younger nephews.

And that Technicolor Dredd cover is fantastic (although I'd prefer not seeing so much nose through the visor).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Monarch 20 February, 2022, 04:39:49 PM
ok so i was totally wrong it is lee carter thats doing the art for indigo prime
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 23 February, 2022, 11:28:11 AM
Judge Dredd - The Citadel Webshop Exclusive Hardcover:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/2a/a7/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 26 February, 2022, 01:24:28 PM
That's a great-looking cover.  I particularly like the reflections, of both the Sov Judges and particularly Dredd & co.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 28 February, 2022, 03:34:10 AM
Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics (https://spitefulpuppet.com/product/robin-of-sherwood-look-in-annual-collectors-edition/) - Hardback, 288 pages, 31st May 2022

Published by Spiteful Puppet in conjunction with Rebellion (Treasury of British Comics)

Lots of love has gone into scanning and tidying up the strips for this collector's edition.

Reduced pre-order pricing.

(https://i.imgur.com/15LEE0l.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 02 March, 2022, 03:03:27 AM
The Best Of Cat Girl Webstore Exclusive Hardback:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/3b/a7/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 05 March, 2022, 08:36:29 AM
From Pye Parr's twitter:

HIYA! New intestinauts story out at the end of the month in @2000AD

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FNCSPQuXEAALMwv?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 22 March, 2022, 10:14:52 AM
Coming to the prog in June:

Contains 2000 AD Progs 2284-2288. Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! The net closes on Asher in Judge Dredd: "An Honest Man"; a journalist gets in too deep in Brink: "Mercury Retrograde"; the vampire Constanta has his final confrontation in Fiends of the Eastern Front: "1963"; Hope rounds up the suspects in "Hope... In the Shadows"; and Nolan Blake is charged with one last mission in Skip Tracer: "Valhalla"! Then in Prog 2288, it's the second of the bumper all-ages Regened issues, with Cadet Dredd tackling trouble at the Alien Zoo, feral kids running rampant in The Unteachables, and more!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL226123.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 22 March, 2022, 10:15:55 AM
Coming to the meg in June:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! The lawman's battle against criminal head honcho the Red Queen comes to a finale in "Regicide"; a vigilante stalks Badrock in Lawless: "Ballots Over Badrock"; there's a race against time in Death Cap; Nia turns to Armitage one last time in the final part of Diamond Dogs III; and Psi-Judge Anderson is back and facing disciplinary procedures in "Dissolution." Plus there's the usual interviews, features, and in the bagged graphic novel there's a complete Anderson adventure in the Cursed Earth in "The Dead Run!"

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL226127.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 23 March, 2022, 03:34:51 AM
Judge Dredd By Mick Mcmahon Apex Edition - Webshop Slipcase:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/4b/a8/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Batman's Superior Cousin 23 March, 2022, 07:46:51 PM
Judge Dredd By Mick Mcmahon Apex Edition - Webshop Slipcase:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/4b/a8/00.large.jpg)

Pre-ordered!!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Jim_Campbell 23 March, 2022, 10:16:53 PM
Pre-ordered!!

Likewise!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Corinthian 25 March, 2022, 06:35:50 AM
and Nolan Blake is charged with one last mission

Promise?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Link Prime 25 March, 2022, 08:26:47 AM
Hope rounds up the suspects in "Hope... In the Shadows"

and Nolan Blake is charged with one last mission in Skip Tracer: "Valhalla"!

Thrill whiplash.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 25 March, 2022, 09:07:58 AM
Oh, good grief. I thought that had at least finished, but no. They’d best not fridge the kid.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 25 March, 2022, 09:17:46 AM
Next will be a prequel series
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Monarch 25 March, 2022, 06:49:31 PM
they are so gonna fridge the kid if they don't then that would be the first genuine shock skip tracer has ever had
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Corinthian 25 March, 2022, 06:55:59 PM
There have been six series of Skip Tracer in the time since Savage, The Alienist or Brass Sun were last in the prog.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 25 March, 2022, 06:59:46 PM
To have so many series in this short period means that it must be "popular" somewhere (I know it is not from this forum).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Jacqusie 26 March, 2022, 11:16:04 AM
From the Interview with Ian Edginton:

"The maestro who is Disraeli and I are finally embarking on the next series of Helium! It’s true, don’t faint!"


So there you go, it's been a while with THAT cliffhanger.


The full skinny on the new Fiends:

https://2000ad.com/news/interview-ian-edginton-talks-cold-war-fiends/?mc_cid=f4aaa55119&mc_eid=731f76366f
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 30 March, 2022, 10:03:08 AM
After reading Mills twitter related to the Joe Pineapple series I do not think it will be ready this year:

On subject of late-running series, I should mention Joe Pineapples. Simon first talked to me about his idea in September 2014. I wrote first treatment in December 2014. Currently, Simon has completed his two colour episodes. Clint continues. I know he's completed some, but ..
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 30 March, 2022, 11:12:35 AM
After reading Mills twitter related to the Joe Pineapple series I do not think it will be ready this year:

On subject of late-running series, I should mention Joe Pineapples. Simon first talked to me about his idea in September 2014. I wrote first treatment in December 2014. Currently, Simon has completed his two colour episodes. Clint continues. I know he's completed some, but ..

I thought I'd remembered reading a while back that he was up to around episode 7, but I may have imagined that. After having to postpone the final episode of Dragontamer for a couple of weeks, I suspect that Tharg will want all 10 episodes ready to go before running it.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: GordonR 30 March, 2022, 11:22:01 AM
After reading Mills twitter related to the Joe Pineapple series I do not think it will be ready this year:

On subject of late-running series, I should mention Joe Pineapples. Simon first talked to me about his idea in September 2014. I wrote first treatment in December 2014. Currently, Simon has completed his two colour episodes. Clint continues. I know he's completed some, but ..

Lasgt I'd heard, Pat himself hadn't finished writing the scripts.

Did he mention thagt on his Twitter?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 30 March, 2022, 11:48:31 AM
After reading Mills twitter related to the Joe Pineapple series I do not think it will be ready this year:

On subject of late-running series, I should mention Joe Pineapples. Simon first talked to me about his idea in September 2014. I wrote first treatment in December 2014. Currently, Simon has completed his two colour episodes. Clint continues. I know he's completed some, but ..

Lasgt I'd heard, Pat himself hadn't finished writing the scripts.

Did he mention thagt on his Twitter?

No he did not mention it
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Timothy 30 March, 2022, 12:00:36 PM
After reading Mills twitter related to the Joe Pineapple series I do not think it will be ready this year:

On subject of late-running series, I should mention Joe Pineapples. Simon first talked to me about his idea in September 2014. I wrote first treatment in December 2014. Currently, Simon has completed his two colour episodes. Clint continues. I know he's completed some, but ..

Lasgt I'd heard, Pat himself hadn't finished writing the scripts.


Did he mention thagt on his Twitter?

I'm not 100% convinced he finished Dragontamer.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 30 March, 2022, 12:09:13 PM
I'm not 100% convinced he finished Dragontamer.

I am with you on that one :)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Magnetica 30 March, 2022, 02:57:10 PM
When is Spacewarp issue 2 coming out?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 30 March, 2022, 03:29:42 PM
When is Spacewarp issue 2 coming out?

The new when is the Mega City One tv show being released!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 30 March, 2022, 09:18:34 PM
Last I'd heard, Pat himself hadn't finished writing the scripts.

Did he mention that on his Twitter?
Don't think so, though I haven't checked. I was under the impression that the scripts were written years ago.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: rogue69 30 March, 2022, 10:16:11 PM
I remember talking to Clint Langley about Joe Pineapples at LFCC Winter and he said it was close to being finished but Pat still had to tweak the story abit to work better with his artwork so it should be ready on time later this year
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 31 March, 2022, 11:26:06 AM
After reading Mills twitter related to the Joe Pineapple series I do not think it will be ready this year:

On subject of late-running series, I should mention Joe Pineapples. Simon first talked to me about his idea in September 2014. I wrote first treatment in December 2014. Currently, Simon has completed his two colour episodes. Clint continues. I know he's completed some, but ..

More from Pat's twitter:

Update on this. 2000AD tell me that Clint still has to complete some episodes, so it may be end of this year. My guess is maybe sometime next year. Gutted. Again!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: GordonR 31 March, 2022, 11:41:17 AM
Last I'd heard, Pat himself hadn't finished writing the scripts.

Did he mention that on his Twitter?
Don't think so, though I haven't checked. I was under the impression that the scripts were written years ago.

They certainly weren’t finished at the point when it had become obvious that Bisley had just given up all interest in it.

Whole thing has the air of an ongoing clusterfuck about it.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 31 March, 2022, 12:03:50 PM
So this is gonna be a race between Joe Pineapple and Spacewarp Version 2.0.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 31 March, 2022, 12:21:12 PM
They certainly weren’t finished at the point when it had become obvious that Bisley had just given up all interest in it.
That doesn't necessarily contradict my "years ago".

I know that some writers, like Mills and John Wagner, like to edit against the art; that is, take one more pass at the script once the art is complete to make sure the words match the pictures. If that's where we're at, then it sounds like Clint has finished.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: robprosser 31 March, 2022, 12:36:39 PM
When is Spacewarp issue 2 coming out?
I'd bet a crisp £10 note that Spacewarp issue 2 never comes out.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Monarch 31 March, 2022, 06:30:01 PM
i mean if i were a sarcy asshole i would say uncle pat is trying to figure out how to make a nft out of his work and thats why its taking too long.

eh but i would totally never do that....nope no sir not bitter at all that one of my writing heroes is a nft supporter....nope no sir
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 31 March, 2022, 08:52:25 PM
i mean if i were a sarcy asshole i would say uncle pat is trying to figure out how to make a nft out of his work and thats why its taking too long.

eh but i would totally never do that....nope no sir not bitter at all that one of my writing heroes is a nft supporter....nope no sir
Sad, but not surprising. It has always been hard to separate out the righteous anger and fearlessness that powered his best work from the sometimes dubious company he keeps.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 20 April, 2022, 03:44:52 AM
Battle Action Webstore Exclusive Edition:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/06/a9/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Art 21 April, 2022, 03:16:32 AM
Very much enjoying the general cover theme of "things that would get you discussed in Parliament in 1976".
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Barrington Boots 21 April, 2022, 10:23:35 AM
That cover is hilariously awesome, especially the car / wheelchair at the bottom.
I'm not sure I can justify paying £10 for it though, with both editions being hardback..
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: 13school 22 April, 2022, 06:04:03 AM
I wonder if there might be be a signature or two inside the Webstore Exclusive edition - I was pleasantly surprised to find my webstore edition of Blaze of Glory arrived with Al Ewing's signature inside.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 22 April, 2022, 02:58:11 PM
Coming too the prog in July:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! A new Judge Dredd story starts as relations break down between Mega-City One and Brit-Cit, leading to armed confrontation in "Special Relationship"; Atalia Jaegir heads into the jungle in new arc "Ferox"; Maz gets closer to the madness in Brink: "Mercury Retrograde"; Dexter flees across Europe in the latest chapter of Bulletopia; and Nolan Blake is surrounded by crazies in Skip Tracer: "Valhalla"!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229857.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 22 April, 2022, 02:59:07 PM
Coming too the meg in July:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! It's the Red Queen's last stand in "Regicide"; organized crime and politics mix in Lawless: "Ballots Over Badrock"; Goya tries to get her revenge in the final episode of Death Cap; there's a complete Tale From the Black Museum as greedy burglars get their just desserts in "Little Weed"; and Psi-Division is about to get a new head in "Dissolution." Plus there's the usual interviews, features, and in the bagged graphic novel the killer shark Hook-Jaw is reinvented by Alec Worley and Leigh Gallagher!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229874.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 22 April, 2022, 03:49:45 PM
Whose done that cover? I can't shake the feeling it looks a bit Frank Quitely... but I'm not convinced it is?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 22 April, 2022, 03:50:09 PM
Oh and Hookjaw in the floppie already!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 22 April, 2022, 03:51:33 PM
Oh and Hookjaw in the floppie already!

Little bit disappointed about that. 
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 22 April, 2022, 03:59:54 PM
Oh and Hookjaw in the floppie already!

Little bit disappointed about that.

It deserves a better showcase for sure and does suggest that we won't be getting any more?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 22 April, 2022, 04:30:07 PM
It would be a pity if we do not get more
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 22 April, 2022, 08:34:45 PM
It might suggest the opposite. But it's too soon for a reprint.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: BPP 22 April, 2022, 09:03:45 PM
Whose done that cover? I can't shake the feeling it looks a bit Frank Quitely... but I'm not convinced it is?

My guess is Dylan Teague.

It’s lush.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 22 April, 2022, 09:38:44 PM
i'm starting to wonder if the never-ending skip tracer is actually some huge postmodern joke on all of us.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 23 April, 2022, 05:05:18 AM
i'm starting to wonder if the never-ending skip tracer is actually some huge postmodern joke on all of us.

It should be the last one, the grand finale. Maybe the forum does not like it but for its longevity it must have some fans out there somewhere
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 23 April, 2022, 09:53:57 AM
Does anyone on the forum like it? It’s not unusual for a strip to be divisive but I can’t recall another recent one met with almost unanimous negativity here. (And that bloody fridging grates in a comic that even 45 years in still has clear problems with gender balance.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 23 April, 2022, 10:19:19 AM
The weird thing with Skip T is its not objectively bad as such, fridging aside, the art is great, there have been moments and even whole stories that are decent and one (the second one) was pretty good.. its just so... forgetable. Nothing in it grabs you and each time you think it might be shifting to an interesting place it drifts away. There have been much 'worse' strips in the comic, but few that leave such little impact. Even terrible strips at least have that, the fact they are terrible and instill something in you.

It reminds me most of Killer. Its as if folks sat down and wrote a list of all the things that can make a 2000ad story work and try to build a series from that, without working out how those individual elements need to piece together to become a satisfying whole. When I reread it recently I really tried to engage with and understand what it was about it that worked and didn't work... but I just couldn't. Even when consiously trying to 'read' it, to explore it I found it slipping past my attention, drifting away and I just found myself not able to pay it the time I was consiously trying to. Then without really realising it I was barely reading it at all and skimming through to get past it.

Such a shame as somewhere there's a decent story in there, a decent setting and a character that could be made interesting (as it got so close to in the second story). It just tries to do so much it completely fails to do anything well.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 23 April, 2022, 11:27:16 AM
the strangest thing of all is that i think james peaty is a decent writer. i like diamond dogs. and his doctor who comics are often excellent. maybe the whole problem here is the premise, the pitch? also, comics, for me, as with all storytelling, only work when there is a sense of character and character development. all the characters in skip tracer are mere ciphers.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Blue Cactus 23 April, 2022, 12:22:07 PM
Oh and Hookjaw in the floppie already!

Oh really? Too soon!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 23 April, 2022, 01:43:58 PM
I don't think I have liked anything by James Peaty.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 23 April, 2022, 03:49:55 PM
The weird thing with Skip T is its not objectively bad as such, fridging aside
Honestly, the fridging aside should have been enough to have some alarm bells go off. But beyond that, it’s so obvious and cliche-ridden. Perhaps it needs a re-read, but I just don’t care enough to do that when there are so many objectively better comics that demand by time.

It must have fans though, because otherwise it would make no sense to keep running new series of the strip. (And I’m fully aware of how a forum can be an echo chamber and not necessarily indicative of what a wider audience wants and enjoys.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Blue Cactus 23 April, 2022, 04:29:51 PM
I have wondered, based on absolutely nothing, if Skip Tracer was commissioned as some kind of bridge between Regened and the regular prog. Action-packed, easy to follow at any point for new readers, appearing very regularly, nothing challenging for younger readers (not that I think younger readers can’t handle and enjoy a challenge). But who knows. It has felt to me like someone made a list of stereotypical ‘elements that go into a 2000ad story’ but without the weirdness, wildness, humour, surprise, subversion or off the wall stuff that really constitutes 2000ad. Nice art and colouring, mind.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Corinthian 23 April, 2022, 09:59:06 PM
It doesn't feel much like a Regened story. For better or worse the new and one-off strips that have appeared in Regened issues have tended to be much brasher and high concept, pushing a "this is our cool gimmick, cool isn't it?" in our faces. Space travelling bounty hunter family accidentally restarts ancient galactic war? Cool! Mary Poppins as an amoral high-tech kleptomaniac? Cool! All the plant life on Earth has turned against the human race? Cool!

But what is it about Skip Tracer that's cool? I find it hard even to find the words to sum up a strip that seems so fundamentally generic. The only distinct detail I can remember from it is that it's set in a cube-shaped city and that's entirely irrelevant to anything we've seen unfold in the stories.

It may be a story that's straightforward and easy for kids to read, but it's doing nothing to grab their attention. And it's not doing it for adults either.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 24 April, 2022, 05:29:25 AM
2000 AD Sci Fi Special 2022:

This year's 2000 AD summer special has a musical theme as the Galaxy's Greatest Comic continues to celebrate 45 Revolutions Per Minute with Comic Rock! Each story has been inspired by a favorite song, as Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli tackle Psi-Judge Anderson, Mike Carroll takes on Judge Dredd, Kek-W writes Judge Death, Karl Stock scripts Fiends of the Eastern Front, and lots more!

(https://mlpnk72yciwc.i.optimole.com/cqhiHLc.WqA8~2eefa/w:auto/h:auto/q:75/https://bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/STL229866-1.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 24 April, 2022, 06:50:00 AM
Absolutely lovin' that cover - what fun!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 24 April, 2022, 09:22:56 AM
Great cover. I just hope the number of strips as songs is kept to a minimum. As someone who actually writes songs, that kind of strip too often feels off to me and only very rarely works.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: norton canes 24 April, 2022, 10:24:32 AM
Sounds great. As long as none of the songs are by The Beatles.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 24 April, 2022, 02:17:50 PM
skip tracer by sonic youth?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Max Headroom 24 April, 2022, 02:32:53 PM
When is this Sci-Fi Special released?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 24 April, 2022, 02:37:09 PM
skip tracer by sonic youth?

Scooter and Jinx by Sonic Youth.

That James Peaty sure likes his Sonic Youth so he's not all bad.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 24 April, 2022, 05:08:46 PM
Great cover. I just hope the number of strips as songs is kept to a minimum. As someone who actually writes songs, that kind of strip too often feels off to me and only very rarely works.
Agreed. Wagner and Grant seemed fond of these when they were writing together, but I was never a fan. Hopefully, it will be more like the original Comic Rock, where Nemesis the Warlock was supposedly inspired by Going Underground. If you say so....
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 24 April, 2022, 07:42:17 PM
When is this Sci-Fi Special released?

Sometime in July
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: I, Cosh 24 April, 2022, 07:43:51 PM
That James Peaty sure likes his Sonic Youth ...
And the bad guys in the current series of
 Diamond Dogs  (https://youtu.be/36lWAcY9IXE) are the  Silver Apples (https://youtu.be/t1xOZyBc2Ck).
Basically, every Peaty and Kek-W script is anyway s Comic Rock one.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Leigh S 24 April, 2022, 09:30:28 PM
Ihave to say I find the use of band or song names in literature a bit of an off putting choice - it feels like the writer is either trying to get you on board because you like the same music / get the reference, or just an exercise in muso - like naming your child after an obscure musician so other parents who "get it" will nod approvingly
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: M.I.K. 25 April, 2022, 12:37:27 AM
Ihave to say I find the use of band or song names in literature a bit of an off putting choice - it feels like the writer is either trying to get you on board because you like the same music / get the reference, or just an exercise in muso - like naming your child after an obscure musician so other parents who "get it" will nod approvingly

Yep. Who would do a daft thing like that? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Dread)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sheridan 25 April, 2022, 07:01:08 AM
Ihave to say I find the use of band or song names in literature a bit of an off putting choice - it feels like the writer is either trying to get you on board because you like the same music / get the reference, or just an exercise in muso - like naming your child after an obscure musician so other parents who "get it" will nod approvingly

Yep. Who would do a daft thing like that? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Dread)

Search me (https://britishcomics.fandom.com/wiki/Sister_Sledge)!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 25 April, 2022, 02:37:04 PM
On the whole, I'd rather have song references than movie or TV references. Generally, they're just amusing little in-jokes that wash over you if you're not in the know. Whereas references to other narrative fiction are far more likely to cross the line from homage to plagiarism.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 27 April, 2022, 03:41:51 PM
Here is more info on the Sci-Fi Special out on 13th of July:

Marking 2000 AD's 45th birthday, 2022's summer special has a musical theme as the Galaxy's Greatest Comic continues to celebrate 45 Revolutions Per Minute with Comic Rock!

This 48-page special features stories inspired by each writers' favourite song – Judge Dredd is targeted by a disillusioned fellow Judge in a new story by Mike Carroll & Stewart K. Moore, Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli take Psi-Judge Anderson into the mind of a mysterious psychic perp, Dan Abnett's hitmen Sinister Dexter encounter a gun with special properties.

Meanwhile, Kek-W & Steven Austin drop Judge Death in the middle of a Block War, Karl Stock & Warren Pleece sink their teeth into Fiends of the Eastern Front, and David Baillie & VV Glass take on everyone's lumpen mutant bounty hunter Middenface McNulty - plus more!

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/SPE2201/summer-sci-fi-special-2022 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/SPE2201/summer-sci-fi-special-2022)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Link Prime 28 April, 2022, 08:24:44 AM
Judge Dredd is targeted by a disillusioned fellow Judge in a new story by Mike Carroll & Stewart K. Moore

SKM in da haus.  :thumbsup:
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 28 April, 2022, 09:50:48 PM
Anyone want to take a guess at what songs the stories will be based on, based on the synopses? Knowledge of the writers' musical tastes would probably be an advantage here.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Jim_Campbell 28 April, 2022, 11:13:13 PM
Anyone want to take a guess at what songs the stories will be based on, based on the synopses? Knowledge of the writers' musical tastes would probably be an advantage here.

Devlin Waugh in “Too Drunk To Fuck”.

UPGRADE ME TO A SCRIPT DROID, THARG — YOU COWARD!

;-)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Goosegash 29 April, 2022, 12:10:21 AM
There's something quite bewildering about bringing back Skip Tracer yet again.

Maybe completely off the mark here, but when it started it felt like an experiment in creating another strip to run in semi-regular rotation a la Dante or Sin Dex, but one which failed to earn the love of the readers like either of those, which makes Tharg's devotion to it rather baffling. Especially as it had reached what felt like a natural ending point. And yet, here we are again.

Please let this be the last one, Tharg. It's had it's run, but it was clear from the start it was never going to be in the pantheon of classic 2000AD stories. Let it go.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: davidbishop 29 April, 2022, 06:36:48 AM
Anyone want to take a guess at what songs the stories will be based on, based on the synopses? Knowledge of the writers' musical tastes would probably be an advantage here.

Devlin Waugh in “Too Drunk To Fuck”.

UPGRADE ME TO A SCRIPT DROID, THARG — YOU COWARD!

The Inspectre doesn't count?

;-)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Jim_Campbell 29 April, 2022, 08:01:24 AM
The Inspectre doesn't count?

That was the old model of the Campbell droid. Since then, the Mighty One's had my serial numbers filed off and a new version of my operating system installed.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: MumboJimbo 29 April, 2022, 08:13:05 AM
There's something quite bewildering about bringing back Skip Tracer yet again.

Maybe completely off the mark here, but when it started it felt like an experiment in creating another strip to run in semi-regular rotation a la Dante or Sin Dex, but one which failed to earn the love of the readers like either of those, which makes Tharg's devotion to it rather baffling. Especially as it had reached what felt like a natural ending point. And yet, here we are again.

Please let this be the last one, Tharg. It's had it's run, but it was clear from the start it was never going to be in the pantheon of classic 2000AD stories. Let it go.

It’s been confirmed in an interview, I think, that this is the last Skip Tracer story. Or at the very least it’s bowing out this year.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 29 April, 2022, 08:39:22 AM
Both Skip Tracer and Diamond Dogs will end with the latest series
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dark Jimbo 29 April, 2022, 12:41:15 PM
There's something quite bewildering about bringing back Skip Tracer yet again...

James Peaty's got incriminating photos of Tharg.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 29 April, 2022, 01:57:15 PM
Devlin Waugh in “Too Drunk To Fuck”.

I could definitely imagine a Chaise Longue-influenced Devlin story.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sheridan 29 April, 2022, 02:20:05 PM

Anyone want to take a guess at what songs the stories will be based on, based on the synopses? Knowledge of the writers' musical tastes would probably be an advantage here.


Not the slightest idea on the creators' musical tastes (even the ones I have friended on social media), but I'll have a stab...

Judge Dredd is targeted by a disillusioned fellow Judge in a new story by Mike Carroll & Stewart K. Moore

The Clash - I Fought the Law
Paul Cornell and Emma Vieceli take Psi-Judge Anderson into the mind of a mysterious psychic perp

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
Dan Abnett's hitmen Sinister Dexter encounter a gun with special properties.

The Beatles - Happiness is a Warm Gun (I'd be incredibly surprised if that line hasn't been used somewhere in Sinister Dexter over the past quarter of a century).
Meanwhile, Kek-W & Steven Austin drop Judge Death in the middle of a Block War

Eddy Grant - War Party
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: AlexF 29 April, 2022, 03:01:40 PM
Ooh, fun game!

Judge Dredd: I love a Man in Uniform

Anderson, Psi Division: The Windmills of my Mind

Sinister Dexter: Hit me with your Rhythm Stick

Judge Death: ...And Justice for All
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 29 April, 2022, 04:22:24 PM
judge dredd - (we don't need this) fascist groove thang by heaven 17
fiends - dig me out by sleater-kinney
judge death - life on your own by the human League
anderson - a huge ever growing pulsating brain that rules from the centre of the ultraworld by the orb
skip tracer - inertia creeps by massive attack
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 29 April, 2022, 04:27:50 PM
and ... the order - what's going on? by marvin gaye
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 29 April, 2022, 06:19:30 PM
Some good shouts here. I Fought The Law and Windmills Of Your Mind seem like quite likely candidates. the Sin Dex and Judge Death ones are bugging me, because the synopses feel like they're inspired by well-known songs, but I'm racking my brains trying to think exactly which ones.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 05 May, 2022, 10:54:54 AM
Coming too the meg in July:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! It's the Red Queen's last stand in "Regicide"; organized crime and politics mix in Lawless: "Ballots Over Badrock"; Goya tries to get her revenge in the final episode of Death Cap; there's a complete Tale From the Black Museum as greedy burglars get their just desserts in "Little Weed"; and Psi-Division is about to get a new head in "Dissolution." Plus there's the usual interviews, features, and in the bagged graphic novel the killer shark Hook-Jaw is reinvented by Alec Worley and Leigh Gallagher!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL229874.jpg)

Andy Clarke - I'd never have guessed.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 18 May, 2022, 04:09:03 AM
The Out Webshop Exclusive Edition:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/a3/a9/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 18 May, 2022, 06:15:08 AM
That's a wow. What an amazing cover!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 18 May, 2022, 09:40:46 AM
“Also available in hardback.”

FUCK, YEAH!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 18 May, 2022, 09:42:33 AM
“Also available in hardback.”

FUCK, YEAH!

I think it is only the webshop exclusive edition that will be available in HC
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 18 May, 2022, 09:50:55 AM
Indeed, but I’m happy it exists at all. That is always far from a given. I really really wanted this book to be in that format.

Now, who do we have to bribe to get a Lawless HC deluxe edition?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 18 May, 2022, 12:10:35 PM
Now, who do we have to bribe to get a Lawless HC deluxe edition?

This. So very much this!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 20 May, 2022, 01:13:28 PM
Interview with Gart Ennis and Kevin O'Neill on the upcoming Battle Action Special:

https://comicbook.com/comics/news/garth-ennis-kevin-oneill-kids-rule-ok-battle-action-special/ (https://comicbook.com/comics/news/garth-ennis-kevin-oneill-kids-rule-ok-battle-action-special/)

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: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 20 May, 2022, 01:21:32 PM
How lovely to see Kevin O’Neill chatting about this stuff. (Ennis’s responses here are great, too, but we quite often hear his side!)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 21 May, 2022, 07:04:39 AM
Coming to the prog in August:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! In Progs 2293-2295, Judge Dredd battles Brit-Cit forces in "Special Relationship"; Atalia Jaegir gets jungle fever in "Ferox"; Brink: "Mercury Retrograde" reaches its terrifying finale; Dexter goes against the gangs in "Malice in Plunderland"; and Nolan Blake's mission is nearing its endgame in Skip Tracer: "Valhalla"! In Prog 2296, it's the third all-ages takeover of 2022 as 2000 AD Regened returns with more new characters and old favourites, including Cadet Dredd!

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL233933.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 21 May, 2022, 07:05:24 AM
Coming to the meg in August:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! Lawless: "Ballots Over Badrock" wraps up with things looking desperate for Metta Lawson; Anderson, Psi-Division enters a new era in "Dissolution"; and there's a complete Judge Dredd thriller in the "Little Shop of Terrors." Plus there's the usual interviews, features, and in the bagged GN this month the first series of Dan Abnett and Richard Elson's irreverent fantasy saga Feral & Foe!

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL233935.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 21 May, 2022, 07:17:17 AM
Loving both those covers! With both Lawless and Brink finishing in August Tharg is going to have quite the job on his hands to make September no feel like a slump!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 21 May, 2022, 09:11:12 AM
Again on the meg side another floppy that contains a series that is not yet older than 2 years: Feral & Foe. I am little disappointed in the overrings after the Hawkness
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 21 May, 2022, 09:17:45 AM
Again on the meg side another floppy that contains a series that is not yet older than 2 years: Feral & Foe. I am little disappointed in the overrings after the Hawkness

Also wow! Feral and foe reduced to the floppie! You'd have thought it deserved better than that!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: sintec 21 May, 2022, 10:24:29 AM
Yeah I for one would have shelled out some £s for a TPB of Feral & Foe. Shame to see if appearing in the floppy so soon as that tends to imply we won't be seeing a TPB any time soon (if ever).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 21 May, 2022, 10:32:27 AM
I thought Feral and Foe was much more popular and we will even get a third series.

It also looks like the year will start fizzling out by September and hopefully prog 2300 will boost the thrill-power.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Monarch 21 May, 2022, 12:23:34 PM
can....we not back to the old ipc days where shit should NOT be reprinted until they are at least five years old? I would have totally bought trades of hookjaw and feral and foe its madness just tossing them out to the floppies
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 21 May, 2022, 01:49:22 PM
Even if there are issues with schedule slots, that we’re now getting a series that’s only quite recently been in the Prog is a weird one. Perhaps the floppy is too ravenous and Matt and co. are running out of reprint. I dunno.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Magnetica 21 May, 2022, 02:06:04 PM
Yeah Feral and Foe has been one the absolute best strips in the Prog over the last two years. I was equally surprised to see it appearing in a floppy.

I would probably have bought a trade of it at some point.

I would have thought there is plenty in the Treasury of British comics that could go into the floppy, but I guess they probably require more work, whereas Feral and Foe is probably a quick cut and paste job (relatively speaking).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: moly 21 May, 2022, 02:17:19 PM
Is there enough stuff published for feral and for to appear in the ultimate collection
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: DrJomster 21 May, 2022, 02:35:26 PM
Another vote for a Feral & Foe TPB please Tharg! Even if it’s a digital version. Ta!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 21 May, 2022, 03:36:30 PM
they're definitely not running out - don't they own nearly all the history of british comics?! and i absolutely loved it when they started using the floppy to reprint weird wonders from way back in the day before thrillpower. more of those please!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 21 May, 2022, 03:43:26 PM
I vote for a complete run of "Burp the Smelly Alien" from Oink!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 21 May, 2022, 04:38:51 PM
they're definitely not running out - don't they own nearly all the history of british comics
I meant in the sense of readily available content. Having a massive archive is one thing. Spending a lot of effort cleaning strips up for a ‘free’ component of a magazine probably isn’t the best use of resources.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: GordonR 21 May, 2022, 06:12:06 PM
they're definitely not running out - don't they own nearly all the history of british comics
I meant in the sense of readily available content. Having a massive archive is one thing. Spending a lot of effort cleaning strips up for a ‘free’ component of a magazine probably isn’t the best use of resources.

THIS.

I don’t think many people commenting realise just what it takes to clean up these old stories to make them presentable for republishing.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 21 May, 2022, 08:04:08 PM
Here is the complete solicits for August:

https://bleedingcool.com/comics/monster-fun-back-to-school-in-rebellion-2000ad-august-2022-solicits/ (https://bleedingcool.com/comics/monster-fun-back-to-school-in-rebellion-2000ad-august-2022-solicits/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: M.I.K. 21 May, 2022, 09:26:32 PM
I vote for a complete run of "Burp the Smelly Alien" from Oink!

That would probably be a bit complicated/unlikely. The copyright to a load of Oink! characters is apparently owned by the original creators, Burp included.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 21 May, 2022, 11:07:38 PM
That seems like an argument against creator-owned copyright, in that it actually makes it less likely that stuff gets reprinted.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: 13school 22 May, 2022, 08:05:06 AM
Corporate-owned copyright also makes reprints less likely if the corporation isn't interested - Metalzoic isn't coming back despite the creators wishes because they don't own it, DC does.

Creator owned titles owned by creators who know how to pitch their reprints to new publishers probably get reprinted more often than equivalent work at publishers not interested in reprints.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 22 May, 2022, 10:18:58 AM
Mm. See also Dan Dare Corp, which is sitting on a bunch of stuff that will never see the light of day again. There’s also nothing to stop Oink creators licensing a strip to a publisher, but then they’d have to find a publisher that’s interested and the deal would have to be viable. I suspect a lot of people suddenly find their IP isn’t really worth that much in the cold light of day.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 22 May, 2022, 10:54:41 AM
How do the Dan Dare Corporation expect to make any money? Tossers!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 22 May, 2022, 11:09:02 AM
Well, from Dan Dare.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 22 May, 2022, 11:53:28 AM
Yeah because they're always releasing new Dan Dare stuff all the time.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: 13school 23 May, 2022, 05:46:04 AM
My guess is that the Dan Dare Corp (and some of the other IP owners who seem to just be sitting on material) refuse to accept a lot of (what seem to be reasonable) offers because if they did accept they'd be setting a price below what they've valued their IP at.

They'd rather bring in zero income and claim it's worth X million pounds than make at least some money but have to admit that they previously over-estimated the value. I'm assuming there's a tax advantage or similar involved somewhere along the line.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: GordonR 23 May, 2022, 09:37:28 AM
My guess is that the Dan Dare Corp (and some of the other IP owners who seem to just be sitting on material) refuse to accept a lot of (what seem to be reasonable) offers because if they did accept they'd be setting a price below what they've valued their IP at.

They'd rather bring in zero income and claim it's worth X million pounds than make at least some money but have to admit that they previously over-estimated the value. I'm assuming there's a tax advantage or similar involved somewhere along the line.

if you look at the Companies House info on the rather grandly-titled Dan Dare Corporation, you see its only two personnel  have the same surname (husband and wife team, I'm guessing) and that the company address is a private residence in a very leafy part of Surrey.

There's little to no money actually moving through the company, and. yeah, the impression I get is someone just sitting on their IP in the fading hope it might be worth something again as a film or TV property.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Jim_Campbell 23 May, 2022, 09:52:26 AM
the company address is a private residence in a very leafy part of Surrey.

Fuck me, you need a few quid to live in that neighbourhood!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: GordonR 23 May, 2022, 10:02:10 AM
the company address is a private residence in a very leafy part of Surrey.

Fuck me, you need a few quid to live in that neighbourhood!

Yes. Check out how many of the houses there have private pools, on Google Maps...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 23 May, 2022, 10:06:44 AM
So Frank Hampson wanted to kill of Dan Dare he could have just handed it to DDC and the task would have been done
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Art 23 May, 2022, 03:11:44 PM
There was a TV show in the early 2000s (CGI, so probably holds up as well as anything CGI around then holds up) and a film announcement a few years back that just kind of disappeared. Though it’s theoretically a big IP I’m honestly not sure it’s the world really cares that much about stiff upper lip British officers defending the space commonwealth anymore, and if you move too far from that it stops being Dare.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: nxylas 23 May, 2022, 04:42:53 PM
There was a TV show in the early 2000s (CGI, so probably holds up as well as anything CGI around then holds up) and a film announcement a few years back that just kind of disappeared. Though it’s theoretically a big IP I’m honestly not sure it’s the world really cares that much about stiff upper lip British officers defending the space commonwealth anymore, and if you move too far from that it stops being Dare.
Yeah, Pat Mills now says he regrets resurrecting the character in name only for the launch of 2000AD in 1977, even though commercially, it made perfect sense.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: CalHab 24 May, 2022, 10:32:48 AM
I doubt there are many people under 40 who have a clue who Dan Dare is. Its telling that my first exposure to him was through a ZX Spectrum game, not a comic.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: IndigoPrime 24 May, 2022, 10:43:30 AM
I had the C64 version of the original Dan Dare. It’s a very different game from the other 8-bit versions, with a nicely comic book feel. I never did manage to finish the thing, mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j1uLyWwskc
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 24 May, 2022, 10:44:59 AM
In reality if people do not know about your brand it will eventually disappear in obscurity. I do not see any new material related to DD so I can not see the brand surviving.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 24 May, 2022, 10:47:16 AM
we've had the garth ennis and pete milligan revivals, both of which were problematic in different ways.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Richard 24 May, 2022, 10:48:52 AM
What was the problem with the Ennis version?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 24 May, 2022, 10:49:41 AM
selfishly, i yearn to see a proper and respectful collection of ian kennedy's stirling work on the licence.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Rogue Judge 24 May, 2022, 05:55:16 PM
What was the problem with the Ennis version?

I really enjoyed Ennis' take on Dan Dare. Time for a re-read I think, It's been awhile.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 24 May, 2022, 09:35:39 PM
i think it was the most hackneyed work of garth's career. usually the master of confounding and shocking writing, in this instance everything is wholly predictable.
give me grant morrison's superb and disturbing subversion of dare instead, please.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: GordonR 24 May, 2022, 10:10:40 PM
i think it was the most hackneyed work of garth's career. usually the master of confounding and shocking writing, in this instance everything is wholly predictable.
give me grant morrison's superb and disturbing subversion of dare instead, please.

Is that the one where Dan Dare gets bummed by the Mekon?

Oh yeah. Subversive.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Art 24 May, 2022, 10:37:29 PM
Bloody Thatcher.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Jim_Campbell 24 May, 2022, 10:39:57 PM

Is that the one where Dan Dare gets bummed by the Mekon?

Oh yeah. Subversive.

There was some good stuff in Morrison’s Dare, specifically addressing the notion of a hero representing an Imperial ideal whose time had very much passed. Sadly, it felt like Morrison very much ran out of steam well before the end, culminating in the scene you refer to, which absolutely reeks of a writer saying “I can’t be arsed with this any more.”
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 24 May, 2022, 11:29:08 PM
how about the manner in which morrison and hughes sharpen their story towards a place where - using the real world experiences of one of the most revered comic creators of all in frank hampson - obvious affection for the character becomes a smart expose of creator rights (or lack of them) in the comics industry of not so long ago? that, i suggest, was subversion. as was the satire, the retro design, the skewering of the jingoistic cynicism that lies behind most political sloganeering, the commentary on what the implications and consequences of apparently throw away comic panels from back in the day would actually be.
all of this was only possible because of our collective preconceptions of what a dan dare entertainment might be.
i think it's still relevant and thought-provoking. and i had never read anything like it before.
(i like it, anyway).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: The Corinthian 25 May, 2022, 08:25:04 AM
I was going to say that there was a Dan Dare TV series recently, so obviously they are doing something with the IP.

Then I realised that "recently" was actually "twenty years ago".
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Art 25 May, 2022, 09:06:01 PM
Oh I went through the exact same process...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 29 May, 2022, 07:19:52 AM
So hopefully we can get the next arc this, from Kek-W's twitter:

Why, yes, I am writing a new series of DEADWORLD.

Characters die. Unexpected alliances. Pitiless battles. Double crosses. Reversed roles. Old scores are settled. Judge Death as you've never seen him before!

And a season ending that'll blow your mind.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 15 June, 2022, 03:33:44 AM
The cover for The Steel Claw: Reign Of The Brain Webshop Exclusive Hardback coming in November:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/0b/aa/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 15 June, 2022, 03:34:51 AM
The cover for The Steel Claw: Reign Of The Brain coming in November:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/09/aa/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Colin YNWA 15 June, 2022, 06:20:15 AM
Will we be getting more Spider I wonder?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 25 June, 2022, 09:18:50 AM
Coming to the prog in September:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! In Progs 2298-2299, a rogue robot takes on the Mega-City underworld in Judge Dredd: "Sentientoid's Big Idea"; Nolan Blake goes out guns blazing in Skip Tracer: "Valhalla"; Atalia Jaegir is one step closer to getting her hands on a weapon of mass destruction in "Ferox"; a child is kidnapped in folk horror "The Crawly Man"; and Dexter and company reach the final stop in "The End of the Pier Show." Then in Prog 2300 it's a special undead event as a zombie plague infects the whole 2000 AD multiverse! An alternate take on Judgement Day find realities being overrun by ghouls and Rogue Trooper, Sinister Dexter, Strontium Dog are not happy! Prog 2301 is a jumping-on issue, with all new stories starting, including Hershey: The Cold in the Bones by Rob Williams and Simon Fraser, Enemy Earth by Cavan Scott and Luke Horsman, and Chimpsky's Law by Ken Niemand and PJ Holden!

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL236951.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 25 June, 2022, 09:19:44 AM
Coming to the meg in September:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! Continuing the undead event from 2000 AD Prog 2300, this issue sees Johnny Alpha attempt to recruit allies to take on the zombie menace in stories by Ken Niemand, Leigh Gallagher, Gordon Rennie, Dan Cornwell, Liam Johnson, Conor Boyle, Mike Carroll, Steve Yeowell and more; and in the bagged supplement this month former art editor Robin Smith reveals roughs and sketches behind some of 2000 AD's most iconic covers in an exclusive collection of never-before-seen concept artwork!

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL236952.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 25 June, 2022, 09:33:20 AM

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL236951.jpg)

Blimey, even Ace Garp and Tharg haven't been spared.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 25 June, 2022, 09:43:24 AM
Apocalypse War Dossier (https://www.bookdepository.com/Apocalypse-War-Omnibus-John-Ware/9781786186249) - Paperback (novel), 440 pages, 8th November 2022
By John Ware
(https://i.imgur.com/KKE5jaT.jpg)

Mega City One it's a powderkeg waiting to blow on its best day.

There isn't a moment when tentions aren't running high and the City isn't ready to crack.

But there's something new going on something, something bad it's a block war. It's Block Mania and no one is immune, not even the Judges.

But this is all prelude to invasion.

The East-Meg One Sov's have infected Mega City One with Block-Mania to throw the city into massive, bloody turf wars.

There are troops on the ground, bombs are dropping and the Mega City One is on fire.

And the Judges are drawing the line and Mega City One is about to burn.

Apocalypse War tells the on the ground stories of the Judges in Mega City One during the events of epic Block Mania and Apocalyse War story arch.

Cover update:

(https://i.imgur.com/5xqDMC0.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 25 June, 2022, 10:24:50 AM
Well, that's all a bit exciting.

SBT
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: broodblik 29 June, 2022, 06:40:21 PM
Cover for the Strontium Dog: The Son Webshop Exlusive Hardback:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/71/aa/00.large.jpg)

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Max Headroom 29 June, 2022, 08:31:23 PM
'Strontium Dog: The Son' features the following stories:

The Son
Once Upon A Time In Der Vest
The 'Nobody Wants This Job' Job
Max Bubba Hadn't Killed Wulf
Valhalla
Sleeping Dogs Lie

Only one of these has been reprinted before - the 'What If? Max Bubba story'. The Judge Dredd story 'By Private Contract' did not make it in.
I have just pre-ordered my copy of the exclusive Webshop hardcover.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dark Jimbo 29 June, 2022, 09:14:40 PM
Only one of these has been reprinted before...

Only if you don't count the Hachette books! Shame about 'By Private Contract' though.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
: Dash Decent 30 June, 2022, 12:52:11 AM
That looks good.  I wish they'd announced it sooner.  I pre-ordered the standard copy when it was listed in March because I got a discount code.  I might see if I can cancel it...