Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: A sequel 65 million years in the making!  (Read 6525 times)

Molch-R

  • Moderator
  • Posting Machine
  • *****
  • Posts: 1509
  • PR droid for 2000 AD
    • View Profile
    • 2000 AD
A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« on: 28 February, 2011, 12:10:17 PM »
After more than 30 years, one of very first strips to appear in 2000 AD® is to return in blood-splattering, eon-spanning dinosaur-hunting glory.

Dino-terror classic Flesh is to return to the weekly comic with Prog 1724, out on 9 March.

Written by the series' original creator, Pat Mills, and drawn by James Mckay, the new series is the long-awaited sequel to the much-loved original Flesh – part of the line-up in the very first issue of 2000 AD in 1977.

Penned by Mills and drawn by Spanish artist Boix, Flesh was a futuristic Western where time-travelling ranchers farmed dinosaurs like cattle and sent their meat back to a hungry future.

The dinosaurs fought back and destroyed the Trans-Time base – the new series follows the survivors as, stranded millions of years in the past, they are ordered to drive their herds across the prehistoric American landscape to Texas – where another base promises safety ... and profit!

The new series will premiere with a stunning gatefold cover by Death’s Head II and Testament artist Liam Sharp.

Matt Smith, editor of 2000 AD, said:
“Flesh was one of the original strips from the very first issue of 2000 AD in 1977 and while there have been spin off stories, we never found out what happened to the survivors of Trans-Time Base Three.

“It‟s great to see the sequel make it into 2000 AD, 30 years after it first appeared – it's a great strip with some fantastically gory dinosaur action that will appeal to both old fans who read the original and new readers who want comics with some real bite!”

locustsofdeath!

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3737
  • crik-crik chirpy-burpy slurpy-slurpy crik-crik
    • View Profile
    • locust of death!
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #1 on: 28 February, 2011, 12:12:36 PM »
Good stuff. I've been waiting for this. I think Pat mills is going to knock our socks off.

SmallBlueThing

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 6003
  • Wants to eat you.
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #2 on: 28 February, 2011, 12:13:05 PM »
SBT does a little wee.
.

dweezil2

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 4750
  • Credit Cards Accepted.
    • View Profile
    • Facebook
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #3 on: 28 February, 2011, 12:19:08 PM »
Can't wait!

It's going to be jurassic!

Colin YNWA

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 18135
  • testing testing...
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #4 on: 28 February, 2011, 12:26:15 PM »
I was excited when I first heard about this, I was excited when news grew around the story and I'm excited now its just 5 days away.

I'M EXCITED!

Van Dom

  • Member
  • Evil Cyborg
  • ****
  • Posts: 2062
  • It's only life, we all get through it.
    • View Profile
    • The Van Domain
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #5 on: 28 February, 2011, 12:28:29 PM »
Hell yeah! Bring it on!!
Van Dom! El Chivo! Bhuna! Prof T Bear! And More! All in Vanguard Edition Three, available now. Check the blog or FB page for details!

VANGUARD COMIC!

VANGUARD FACEBOOK PAGE!

Spaceghost

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2655
  • A bastard with no manners.
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #6 on: 28 February, 2011, 12:28:48 PM »
I'm excited about this despite never having read the first series.

Wasn't there a collection of the first 2 Flesh books released? I just had a look on the 2000AD books website and can't see any sign of it.
Raised in the wild by sarcastic wolves.

Previously known as L*e B*tes. Sshhh, going undercover...

Tiplodocus

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 7770
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #7 on: 28 February, 2011, 12:36:59 PM »
Excited. Nothing says 2000AD like Dinosaurs vs. Time Travelling Cowboys.

But I've gone digital now so have a bit longer to wait for it. (boo hoo).

Incidentally, is this Molch-r's first official post? Do you have two identities now?
Be excellent to each other. And party on!

Molch-R

  • Moderator
  • Posting Machine
  • *****
  • Posts: 1509
  • PR droid for 2000 AD
    • View Profile
    • 2000 AD
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #8 on: 28 February, 2011, 12:51:16 PM »
No, this is technically my second as I've already announced the impending release of The Viking Dead in the 'Books & Comics' section. My old user ID went the way of all flesh more than a year ago now.

TordelBack

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 27641
  • Droning on and on relentlessly since the 70s
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #9 on: 28 February, 2011, 01:16:01 PM »
My old user ID went the way of all flesh more than a year ago now.

Does this mean we can expect a sequel in about 30 years' time?   :D

Back on topic, boy oh boy, I cannot wait to feast me eyes on this.

Mikey

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3521
  • Science fan
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #10 on: 28 February, 2011, 01:31:28 PM »
RAAAWR!

To tell the truth, you can all get screwed.

Spaceghost

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2655
  • A bastard with no manners.
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #11 on: 28 February, 2011, 01:43:52 PM »
Does anyone feel like answering my question? I've got money burning a hole in my pocket here and I want some dinosaurs!

Amazon have it listed as released in 2009 but it's unavailable. Anybody know if it's out there?
Raised in the wild by sarcastic wolves.

Previously known as L*e B*tes. Sshhh, going undercover...

IAMTHESYSTEM

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 3515
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #12 on: 28 February, 2011, 02:23:24 PM »

Yum tasty!
“You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.”

http://artriad.deviantart.com/
― Nikola Tesla

TordelBack

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 27641
  • Droning on and on relentlessly since the 70s
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #13 on: 28 February, 2011, 02:27:48 PM »
Does anyone feel like answering my question? I've got money burning a hole in my pocket here and I want some dinosaurs!

It exists alright, I've even seen it in the, uh, proverbial -  and while I'd like a copy myself I've held off due to a misprinted page. 

radiator

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 10351
  • A fry without beans is a mere meat collage.
    • View Profile
Re: A sequel 65 million years in the making!
« Reply #14 on: 28 February, 2011, 02:53:54 PM »
Quote
I'm excited about this despite never having read the first series.

Wasn't there a collection of the first 2 Flesh books released? I just had a look on the 2000AD books website and can't see any sign of it.

It was released, but now it's out of print. It's getting reprinted this year, but in the chunky Case Files style format (and with a new name: The Dino Files), and the new printing will also include the new series.