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: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 14 August, 2020, 12:56:59 PM
Judge Dredd: End of Days (https://www.amazon.com.au/Judge-Dredd-Days-Rob-Williams/dp/1781089043) - Paperback, 96 pages, 16th March 2021

Judge Dredd is the top lawman of Mega-City One but now it seems as though the end has come - he must face off against the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse! Luckily he has an unexpected ally at his side in the form of meta-normal cowboy killer Ichabod Azrael.

Modern master Rob Williams is joined by Henry Flint and Colin MacNeil to continue the multi-part masterpiece which began with Judge Dredd: The Small House and Judge Dredd: Control - the Dredd epic of the year has arrived!


It's good of Rebellion to schedule the 'Dredd epic of the year' in March.  We can save our dough on any Dredd releases coming out in April - December.

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: broodblik 16 August, 2020, 06:47:57 AM
If page count is indication of how many episodes then this should be 16 episodes but it will only run for 15 episodes in the prog, so it might be that we will get a double episode down the line
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: abelardsnazz 05 September, 2020, 04:14:34 PM
Spotted on Amazon that Third World War vol. 2 is due for release in January: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-World-War-Book-Two/dp/1781089299/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=third+world+war&qid=1599318628&sr=8-4 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-World-War-Book-Two/dp/1781089299/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=third+world+war&qid=1599318628&sr=8-4)
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: Leigh S 05 September, 2020, 04:31:33 PM
Iit is terrible how Pat's material increasingly isn't getting collected....Liking the look of Concrete Surfer.
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: Richard 05 September, 2020, 07:32:12 PM
If page count is indication of how many episodes then this should be 16 episodes but it will only run for 15 episodes in the prog, so it might be that we will get a double episode down the line
No, there always needs to be a few pages left over for the title page and creators' bios.
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: Andy B 06 September, 2020, 10:47:03 PM
Spotted on Amazon that Third World War vol. 2 is due for release in January: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-World-War-Book-Two/dp/1781089299/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=third+world+war&qid=1599318628&sr=8-4 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-World-War-Book-Two/dp/1781089299/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=third+world+war&qid=1599318628&sr=8-4)

This is excellent news. But no John Hicklenton? I seem to remember he was quite a big part of the later books. Hopefully 2022!

Still no Savage Book 3, though...

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: DrJomster 06 September, 2020, 10:51:05 PM
Iit is terrible how Pat's material increasingly isn't getting collected....Liking the look of Concrete Surfer.

Actually I’m eyeing up Concrete Surfer too. That looks like it could be good.
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: Rately 07 September, 2020, 08:53:50 AM
If page count is indication of how many episodes then this should be 16 episodes but it will only run for 15 episodes in the prog, so it might be that we will get a double episode down the line

Think Rob mentioned on Twitter that the final episode is double sized.
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: Colin YNWA 07 September, 2020, 09:01:04 AM
Not much to go on but in the recent Thrillcast Dabnett and Mark Harrison confirmed that Tharg has asked them to start work on more The Out immediately so we'll likely see more of that in 2021 with any luck.

The only downside is this is ahead of Grey Area which means we'll likely not see any more of that in 2021 - depending on how fast the Harrison Droid is.
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: broodblik 07 September, 2020, 09:43:51 AM
Good the know that The Out will get another season. Will Harrison be doing the art on the next Grey Area ?
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: IndigoPrime 07 September, 2020, 10:04:37 AM
more The Out immediately
Good. Short of a spectacular bout of ball-dropping, this is the best thing that’s run in the Prog for a long time—my favourite new strip since Kingdom.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 07 September, 2020, 10:52:51 AM
Good the know that The Out will get another season. Will Harrison be doing the art on the next Grey Area ?

It was suggested that they (Dabnett and mHarrison, they can both have silly abbreivations!) had planned to move back to Grey Area next, but Tharg said - no more 'The Out' please first. So yeah it looks like more planned and mHarrison is the default artist. Lets see how Tharg wishes to develop things.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 07 September, 2020, 12:51:27 PM
This shows us how popular The Out has become in just one series. You just need to read the comments in the prog section.  I still would like a new series of Grey Area next year it ended in a very intriguing fashion and I would like to know where this goes next.
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: Link Prime 07 September, 2020, 02:07:52 PM
more The Out immediately
Good. Short of a spectacular bout of ball-dropping, this is the best thing that’s run in the Prog for a long time—my favourite new strip since Kingdom.

My favourite new strip since Hope... and possibly the best new addition to 2000AD in the past decade or so.

Not to mention a key reason why I'm still picking up the weekly prog.
What was once unconscionable has very much become a reality, and I genuinely had my finger hovering over the cancel standing order button a couple of times in the past few months.

The worst multi-part Dredd story since maybe Crusade and a few other recent lemons has me down to reading 6 - 12 pages a week max at times.
I have also found much of the 'Regened' stuff abysmal, and genuinely cannot comprehend the gushing reviews from some of you in the Prog review threads.
Obviously, just my own personal opinion.

Maybe it's me and my changing tastes, but all I can say is this; I still really enjoy well written comics, and The Out is the current Prog MVP by a galactic mile.
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: Richard 07 September, 2020, 08:58:49 PM
I'd rather read more Out than Grey Area, so I'm happy with that decision.
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: Greg M. 07 September, 2020, 09:05:54 PM
I'm not a particular fan of Harrison's work, but interviews suggest that, unsurprisingly, he's happiest drawing his own creation, The Out. Good for him.
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: AlexF 08 September, 2020, 01:09:23 PM
Interesting point - beyond the Out and Glimmer Rats, Harrison has spent most of his time at 2000AD working on other people's characters. (Although his Durham Red trilogy is basically a new thing - vanishingly few parts of that relate to the original Strontium Dog, or even Strontium Dogs).

The Out really is very good, not least because of Harrison's imagination.
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: MumboJimbo 08 September, 2020, 03:57:00 PM
Harrison’s work has the out-of-focus, uncanny quality of an early childhood memory, and I love it for that
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 30 September, 2020, 11:06:02 AM
Judge Dredd: Year Three (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Dredd-Three-Early-Years/dp/1781088713) - Paperback, 416 pages, 2nd February 2021

The third omnibus collecting three great brand-new novellas about the early years of iconic comics character Judge Dredd's career.

Mega-City One, 2082. In two short years, Judge Joe Dredd has tackled hardened killers and would-be revolutionaries, he's taken beat-downs and bounced back, he's even arrested his own brother.

Ain't no such thing as a "normal year" in the Big Meg. In his third year on the sked, he'll become embroiled in the growing anti-robot movement; he'll head back out to the Cursed Earth; and he'll fall afoul of the secretive SJS - and not for the last time...


(https://i.imgur.com/6MLqDGH.jpg)

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 30 September, 2020, 11:10:14 AM
Spotted on Amazon that Third World War vol. 2 is due for release in January: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-World-War-Book-Two/dp/1781089299/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=third+world+war&qid=1599318628&sr=8-4 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-World-War-Book-Two/dp/1781089299/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=third+world+war&qid=1599318628&sr=8-4)

Good work, Mr Snazz.

Third World War Book Two: Back to Babylon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Third-World-War-Book-Two/dp/1781089299) - Paperback, 256 pages, 5th January 2021

The second thrilling Treasury of British Comics collection of the politically charged thriller by Pat Mills and Carlos Ezquerra! After her eye-opening experiences of corporate interference in Central America, Eve returns to Britain with a renewed political drive and determination to fight for what she believes in.

Written in the late 80s by Pat Mills (Nemesis the Warlock, Slaine) this incendiary second volume of the ground-breaking political comic not only contains contributions by legend Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Preacher) but also introduces international comics stars Sean Phillips (Criminal, Kill or Be Killed) and Duncan Fegredo (Hellboy, Kid Eternity)!


(https://i.imgur.com/Bwt0jSl.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 30 September, 2020, 11:14:13 AM
Jerry Siegel's Syndicate of Crime (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jerry-Siegels-Syndicate-Crime-Siegel/dp/1781088888) - Paperback, 144 pages, 13th April 2021

Equipped with a razor-sharp mind, superb athletic ability and a vast array of cutting edge gadgets, The Spider has his sights set on taking over the New York underworld and establishing a 'Syndicate of Crime'! Join the menacing Spider on his earliest adventures, recruiting other fiends into his fledging empire and seeing off competition from other villainous foes, including the master of illusion, Mirror Man! Fully remastered and collected for the first time, this volume presents many of the super-crook's exciting 1960's adventures which featured the most popular British comic book villain and sprang from the imagination of Superman co-creator, Jerry Siegel.

(https://i.imgur.com/ecYSp7q.jpg)

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: Dash Decent 30 September, 2020, 11:29:18 AM
Night of the Devil: War Picture Library, Volume 3 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Night-Devil-War-Picture-Library/dp/1781089035) - Hardcover, 128 pages, 16th February 2021

In Night of the Devil, take a hallucinatory trip through the oppressive heat of the Burmese jungle along with British soldiers engaged in desperate skirmishes with the enemy. In Bayonet Jungle, Private Jack Green's presence is seen as an omen of bad luck but he struggles to prove himself to the experienced soldiers of Third Platoon as they fight against the Japanese army that surrounds them.

Night of the Devil by comics legend Hugo Pratt is the fourth in a major series of new collections - joining the War Picture Library's mission to bring all of the long-lost UK of war comics master artists back into print. Here, two exciting and explosive war stories lushly illustrated by Hugo Pratt, comics legend and creator of iconic character, Corto Maltese.


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: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 30 September, 2020, 12:49:33 PM
Major Eazy: The Italian Campaign (https://www.bookdepository.com/Major-Eazy-Alan-Hebden/9781781088678) - Paperback, 2nd March 2021

Go on patrol with Major Eazy, the laid-back British officer who always completes his mission!

Before Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog for 2000 AD, comic maestro Carlos Ezquerra created an iconic star character of bestselling British war comic, Battle. Now, collected in order for the first time, Rebellion is proud to present all of Major Eazy's adventures remastered and from the beginning.

From pulse-pounding invasion of Sicily to the German surrender at Brenner Pass, Major Eazy Volume 1 collects all of the character's adventures across the Italian arena of war.


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: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 14 October, 2020, 04:03:34 PM
Coming next year is a new collection of The Stainless Steel Rat:

https://2000ad.com/news/new-the-stainless-steel-rat-collection-planned-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/new-the-stainless-steel-rat-collection-planned-for-2021/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: dweezil2 14 October, 2020, 08:44:02 PM
Coming next year is a new collection of The Stainless Steel Rat:

https://2000ad.com/news/new-the-stainless-steel-rat-collection-planned-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/new-the-stainless-steel-rat-collection-planned-for-2021/)

Got the old paperback collection, but a hardback, with reinstated coloured spreads is absolutely wonderful!!!   :thumbsup:
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: broodblik 16 October, 2020, 10:31:10 AM
Coming in May 2021 with a new cover by Chris Weston a brand new collection of the earliest adventures of Adam Eterno

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ekb33iIWkAEg_X5?format=jpg&name=large)
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: broodblik 16 October, 2020, 10:43:41 AM
Some great Chris Weston art of the cover:

The classic B/W
 
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ekb_R2EXgAAR6De?format=jpg&name=large)

For the millenniums whom never grow up with a touch of classic expose to them:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ekb_aNIXgAAxGlR?format=jpg&name=large)
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: Bolt-01 16 October, 2020, 12:11:26 PM
Oh man, that is astounding...
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: broodblik 16 October, 2020, 12:25:29 PM
Oh man, that is astounding...

Chris Weston's art is like wine the older the better it gets
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: Dark Jimbo 16 October, 2020, 02:51:00 PM
There's presumably a Universe out there where Rebellion released the bulk of these Treasury books first, and then started The Vigilant, once the reprints of these half-forgotten characters were mostly back in print...  We're in the bizarro version, where they did it the other way around.
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: IndigoPrime 16 October, 2020, 04:00:43 PM
Credit to Rebellion: rather than rely solely on reprint, they’ve spent a lot of time commissioning new material and giving existing and new comics creators work.
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: The Amstor Computer 16 October, 2020, 04:25:37 PM
There's presumably a Universe out there where Rebellion released the bulk of these Treasury books first, and then started The Vigilant, once the reprints of these half-forgotten characters were mostly back in print...  We're in the bizarro version, where they did it the other way around.

There's a degree of cart before horse going on, but given that the team on The Vigilant all seem up for the idea of continuing it, I suppose there's nothing stopping Rebellion from revisiting the strip once more of these archive releases are out there.

I guess there was a strong argument for trying something like The Vigilant first - it sends out a signal that Rebellion are invested in making use of the archive as more than a nostalgic reprint factory, and that they believe the characters have potential for modern audiences - but I think it might have been a bit more effective with a little more room to breathe and a little more archive material out there first. Difficult balancing act, though, and I don't envy Rebellion's editorial crew trying to manage the prog and Meg and their respective graphic novel/prose lines, as well as Treasury releases and "New Archive" material like the Smash, Cor/Buster, Misty/Scream specials etc.
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: Colin YNWA 16 October, 2020, 04:38:05 PM
Its possible Rebellions thinking was the other way around though. They thought The Vigilant would find a market and act as a way to push an audience to archieve materials from 50+ years ago. I guess that was the thinking (guess of course).

The problem is a release schedule of once a year doesn't allow something to gain traction?
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: Dark Jimbo 16 October, 2020, 07:16:16 PM
All good points. I suppose it's a situation where an argument could be made for doing it either way.
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: The Monarch 16 October, 2020, 09:14:49 PM
they are canny those rebellion blokes stick a chris weston cover on it and my interest is already piqued
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: Dark Jimbo 20 October, 2020, 04:17:30 PM
Judge Dredd Case Files 36 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Dredd-Complete-Case-Files/dp/1781087695/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=DREDD+CASE+36&qid=1603206466&sr=8-1) - 4th Feb 2021

Judge Dredd has brought countless monsters to justice but now the ultimate killing machines, cinema's most famous xenomorphs, surface in Mega-City One and it may well be more than the Justice Department can handle!

Progs 1302-1335 and Megs 4.14-4.18. Seem to remember a question some years ago as to whether Dredd vs Aliens would feature in the Case Files owing to rights issues, so great to see it's going to be included. Seems a bit of a missed oppurtunity not to have put a lovely Henry Flint xenomorph on the cover, though!
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: The Monarch 20 October, 2020, 05:39:36 PM
presumably different rights to get it on the cover than getting it inside maybe?
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: broodblik 20 October, 2020, 05:43:42 PM
Cannot wait to get the case files #36. Then I will have access to all the Dredd stories ever published in the prog and meg.


The Dredd vs Aliens is a great Dredd story plus some of Flint's best work
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: Batman's Superior Cousin 20 October, 2020, 05:44:16 PM
Which contains the following stories:

Prog

A Tree Grows In Elia Kazan
Case For The Defence
Give Me Liberty
Rotten Manners
Voices Off
An Everyday Disaster
Class Project
Zoom Time
Waiting
Out of the Undercity
Reprisal
Open Justice
After Hours
Dead Funny
Sniping
Judge Dredd vs. Aliens: Incubus

Meg

One of Our Simps is Missing
The Girlfriend
The Radlander

...And the end of numbering the Meg by “volumes”
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 22 October, 2020, 07:29:19 PM
Intestinauts coming 2021:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ek16CnXXEAIFnJB?format=jpg&name=360x360)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ek16BMfXEAEOeNX?format=jpg&name=360x360)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 October, 2020, 09:10:28 AM
Coming in January 2021:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-january/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-january/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 23 October, 2020, 01:02:52 PM
So January line-up confirmed as:

Dredd (of course)
Durham Red
Proteus Vex
Hershey
Slaine

I think that's strong but also suspect it might be a bit devicive!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 October, 2020, 01:05:29 PM
Yes, quite true both Hersey and Slaine got a lot of criticism the last few years. I do like the line-up tough. But whom does not like  a good "word"-fight?
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: Barrington Boots 23 October, 2020, 01:52:05 PM
Bogus. I really did not enjoy the latest Slaine and Hershey series whatsoever.
Looks a bit bleak for January then as far as I'm concerned, but very willing to have my mind changed.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 October, 2020, 02:02:16 PM
We can always hypnotize you to like  these thrills or just do the following every morning you look at the mirror and tell yourself "I will like these thrills" 3 times.
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: IndigoPrime 23 October, 2020, 02:44:51 PM
Of those: Dredd’s good, I’ve enjoyed Durham Red’s reboot so far, Proteus Vex has been bonkers and I hope survives the art shift intact, Hershey worked for me, and Sláine… exists.
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: Colin YNWA 23 October, 2020, 03:40:35 PM
Of those: Dredd’s good, I’ve enjoyed Durham Red’s reboot so far, Proteus Vex has been bonkers and I hope survives the art shift intact, Hershey worked for me, and Sláine… exists.

This is exactly where I'm at and I'm hopeful this will be a 4 out of 5 line up for me.
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: broodblik 23 October, 2020, 03:51:54 PM
Of those: Dredd’s good, I’ve enjoyed Durham Red’s reboot so far, Proteus Vex has been bonkers and I hope survives the art shift intact, Hershey worked for me, and Sláine… exists.

Hopefully Lynch can deliver on Proteus Vex. The first arc was great and with Flint's out-of-this-world concept art it made the strip just awesome.
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: sintec 23 October, 2020, 06:59:46 PM
Also interesting to note that 2000ad Regened will be getting a collection.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2020, 12:30:21 PM
Judge Dredd: Guatemala (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Dredd-Guatemala-John-Wagner/dp/1781088950) - Paperback, 128 pages, 22nd June 2021

Viva los humanos! A deathbed request sends Judge Dredd on a diplomatic mission to Guatemala, a dictatorship ruled by the despotic robot El Presidente. Under the military rule of robots, humans are enslaved, trafficked and farmed for parts. El Presidente seeks to expand its repressive regime - and if Mega-City One doesn't give into its demands, its nuclear arsenal will blow the city off the map! From legendary Judge Dredd scribe John Wagner and fan favourite artist Colin MacNeil comes an action-packed Dredd tale of robots and revolution! Also featuring bonus Dredd stories with art by Carlos Ezquerra and Henry Flint!

(https://i.imgur.com/SO4Rbf0.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2020, 12:30:47 PM
Also interesting to note that 2000ad Regened will be getting a collection.

2000 AD Regened (https://www.amazon.co.uk/2000-AD-Regened-Matthew-Smith/dp/1781088985) - Paperback, 144 pages, 6th July 2021

2000 AD Regened is a thrill-powered collection for earthlets of all ages, featuring your favourite 2000 AD characters! Reimagined versions of classic characters like Dredd, Judge Anderson and Johnny Alpha star in action packed adventures alongside brand new characters, specially created for a younger audience. It's a race against time as Cadet Dredd and his clone brother Rico have to defuse a hostage situation in 'Bad Seeds'. When Judge Anderson encounters a malevolent force trying to turn the kids of Mega-City One into swots she has to RESTORE mayhem to the streets. Other characters include Pandora Perfect: futuristic criminal, terrible babysitter and all round bad 'un, teenage mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha and the return of ghostbusting duo Finder and Keeper. All this and more in the second volume of 2000 AD's celebrated series of all-ages science fiction stories!

(https://i.imgur.com/XfOkLHS.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 26 October, 2020, 12:31:15 PM
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 37 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Judge-Dredd-Complete-Case-Files/dp/1781088977) - Paperback, 22nd July 2021

He's been a thorn in Dredd's side since the Apocalypse War, but will Orlok the Assassin finally be brought to justice? The latest in the best-selling series of Judge Dredd's adventures sees the future lawman and the Sov killer come face-to-face for what could be the last time. Will justice be served? Or will Orlok escape again? Meanwhile, Dredd investigates the twisted machinations of Judge Edgar, the Machiavellian head of the Public Surveillance Unit, and superstar writer Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) returns to write his final Dredd story, drawn by John Higgins (Watchmen).

(https://i.imgur.com/LF8A56U.jpg)
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: Dash Decent 26 October, 2020, 12:32:37 PM
Hershey: Disease (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hershey-Disease-Rob-Williams/dp/1781089019) - Paperback, 96 pages, 17th August 2021

Hell hath no fury like Barbara Hershey! You think you know her story. Chief Judge of Mega-City One, Barbara Hershey had been a powerful ally to Judge Dredd, until she became infected with an alien pathogen and - supposedly - died. But little do the citizens and judges of Mega-City One suspect that Hershey's death was faked. Now, join fan favourite character Judge Hershey as she embarks on a new adventure beyond the grave and beyond the walls of Mega-City One, to right the wrongs of her past and dispense justice! Critically acclaimed creative team Rob Williams and Simon Fraser, whose previous collaborations include Judge Dredd, Nikolai Dante and Shimura, tell a globe-spanning, gritty story of retribution.

(https://i.imgur.com/ASdDCMf.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 27 October, 2020, 12:06:53 AM
Sorry, missed this one as the cover made me think it was just the prog.

2000 Ad Regened: A Thrill-Powered Comics Collection for Earthlets of All Ages! (https://www.amazon.co.uk/2000-Regened-Thrill-Powered-Collection-Earthlets/dp/1781088136) -  Paperback, 96 pages, 7th January 2021

Join Cadet Dredd in an astonishing all-new caper! Discover how Johnny Alpha became a teenage bounty-hunter Strontium Dog! Alien delinquents DR and Quinch hijack Free Comic Book Day!

All this and more awaits in 2000 AD Regened - a brand-new comics collection featuring all-ages re-imaginings of the all-time great legacy characters from The Galaxy's Greatest Comic!


(https://i.imgur.com/xoCyhON.jpg)
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: Andy B 27 October, 2020, 02:35:35 AM
Paperback, 128 pages...

...featuring bonus Dredd stories with art by Carlos Ezquerra and Henry Flint


Interesting... given the page count, can we deduce that ‘Ladykiller’ must be in here? If so, great news and about time!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 27 October, 2020, 09:45:03 AM
So January line-up confirmed as:

Dredd (of course)
Durham Red
Proteus Vex
Hershey
Slaine

I think that's strong but also suspect it might be a bit devicive!


It's a 60/40 for me.
I found the Durham Red "reboot" a touch too anemic, but at least I will read it - unlike Hershey.

Very happy to see Mike Carroll back on Dredd.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: AlexF 28 October, 2020, 10:05:48 AM
I get people being disappointed with the overall plot of Hershey - but did you really not enjoy the craft of the way it was told? I can get lost in Fraser's art all day.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rately 28 October, 2020, 10:16:40 AM
I get people being disappointed with the overall plot of Hershey - but did you really not enjoy the craft of the way it was told? I can get lost in Fraser's art all day.

The art on the series was phenomenal, but i think, obviously, the sting of disappointment soured so many, to what would otherwise have been a decent to good story accompanied by stunning art, that would probably have elevated it in other circumstances.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 28 October, 2020, 10:20:00 AM
I get people being disappointed with the overall plot of Hershey - but did you really not enjoy the craft of the way it was told? I can get lost in Fraser's art all day.

I'm with you. Regardless of how the premise might have annoyed the heck out of folks, me I'm fine with it, I think as a series in and of itself it was blinding. Visually one of the most exciting stories for some time and I felt a damned good read.

Fully appreciate there a lot of folks who feel very differently about that!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 28 October, 2020, 10:22:28 AM
I get people being disappointed with the overall plot of Hershey - but did you really not enjoy the craft of the way it was told? I can get lost in Fraser's art all day.

I actually enjoyed the story and the art is there to supplement and support the story. So from my point-of-view I am glad we getting another chapter.  Maybe the reason why so many people do not like it is is that Hersey "must" be dead how can she be alive?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rately 28 October, 2020, 10:34:36 AM
I'm still looking forward to the next chapter of it, and also be interested to see if John Wagner has another story planned, or if Hershey is now solely in Rob's sandbox.

Surely at some stage the character's time is running out, and be interesting to see how it is handled.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Greg M. 28 October, 2020, 11:11:03 AM
I get people being disappointed with the overall plot of Hershey - but did you really not enjoy the craft of the way it was told?
I think few would dispute Simon Fraser's talent or the objective visual appeal of his work - it's just a shame it's been employed on this deeply misguided story. To some extent, it doesn't matter how skilfully something is rendered when you actively detest what it's showing.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 28 October, 2020, 11:12:00 AM
I'm still looking forward to the next chapter of it, and also be interested to see if John Wagner has another story planned, or if Hershey is now solely in Rob's sandbox.

Surely at some stage the character's time is running out, and be interesting to see how it is handled.

I am sure that Hershey story-line will be in Rob's court
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 28 October, 2020, 11:16:56 AM
I get people being disappointed with the overall plot of Hershey - but did you really not enjoy the craft of the way it was told? I can get lost in Fraser's art all day.
No. I agree that the art was absolutely stellar in places but everything else about the whole enterprise was flawed to such an extent that I couldn't enjoy it. I do always fall on the side that poor art is less damaging to a good story than vice versa.

Overall the New Year line up looks extremely weak to me. I don't enjoy Carroll's Dredd; Proteus Vex was alright but the main attraction was Henry Flint; Hershey see above; Slaine see above re story vs art; Durham Red lets see maybe a longer run will let Worley do some of that wordy horror stuff he used to be good at.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 28 October, 2020, 11:58:56 AM
I get people being disappointed with the overall plot of Hershey - but did you really not enjoy the craft of the way it was told? I can get lost in Fraser's art all day.
No. I agree that the art was absolutely stellar in places but everything else about the whole enterprise was flawed to such an extent that I couldn't enjoy it. I do always fall on the side that poor art is less damaging to a good story than vice versa.

Agree with this, and Greg's sentiment.
It is unfathomable to me that this story-line exists.

Durham Red lets see

Lets cut to the chase.
There is nowhere else for the character of Durham Red to go.
We have already seen the journey from morally ambiguous bounty hunter to Demigod Empress of the sneckin galaxy, over thousands of in-universe years.

No real interest in reading a rehash of the morally ambiguous bounty hunter days.



: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 28 October, 2020, 12:58:58 PM
Hershey had a perfect send-off in Guatemala. We didn't need this story.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 02 November, 2020, 09:26:53 AM
Anyone have an update on the status of the 'Regened' policy in 2021?

Will this publishing schedule affect my continued support of a fan favorite weekly comic?
We both know the answer.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tomwe 02 November, 2020, 09:30:58 AM
Anyone have an update on the status of the 'Regened' policy in 2021?

Will this publishing schedule affect my continued support of a fan favorite weekly comic?
We both know the answer.
The announcement on 2020 came 28th November 2019, so I expect we will know soon enough.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 02 November, 2020, 09:36:32 AM
Hershey: it’s comics; it happens. Johnny Alpha had quite the send off, but subsequently got a very long run that people didn’t seem miffed by, despite some painful ret-con/back from the dead shenanigans. Honestly, I quite like the fact someone who’d been deskbound almost against her will for so long gets to kick some arse and that we have an older woman in Dredd that actually looks her age, yet is kicking arse. That Wagner’s happy with it too is good to know.

As for Durham Red, I see the entire Abnett run almost as an Elseworlds these days. It was so far removed from the original character that it for me can coexist with a ‘contemporary’ take on the character. The main issue for me is that the reboot Red was clearly supposed to fit into a larger continuity that no longer really exists, given that Strontium Dog is largely gone now. (Perhaps the Christmas episode is Matt Smith testing the water for a post-Wagner/Ezquerra take on the series though, and so that situation could be fluid.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 02 November, 2020, 09:45:10 AM
Hershey: it’s comics; it happens. Johnny Alpha had quite the send off, but subsequently got a very long run that people didn’t seem miffed by, despite some painful ret-con/back from the dead shenanigans. Honestly, I quite like the fact someone who’d been deskbound almost against her will for so long gets to kick some arse and that we have an older woman in Dredd that actually looks her age, yet is kicking arse. That Wagner’s happy with it too is good to know.

Here is the article:

http://www.comicon.com/2020/03/31/2000-ad-news-whos-headed-for-a-long-walk/ (http://www.comicon.com/2020/03/31/2000-ad-news-whos-headed-for-a-long-walk/)


John Wagner's point out of the article:

 “When discussing the new series with Matt Smith and how it might fit in with Guatemala, I suggested Hershey’s death could just be a subterfuge – I had no plans for Hershey and am happy to see others take her in new directions, so there’s a little clue in Guatemala, that I don’t think anyone spotted, that things were not as they seemed! And who doesn’t love a good old story of revenge?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 02 November, 2020, 11:20:25 AM
Ah, yes: I’d forgotten not only that Wagner was happy with this, but that he also suggested this route. I get that some people are unhappy with being hoodwinked and denied a character’s good death. By the same token, I’m happy to see a new strip and — as I’ve stated already — a female character who’s old and looks it. (Anderson is still mostly illustrated to resemble whatever hot blonde the artist currently likes the look of. And while I don’t doubt future tech will help people look good for longer, she’s, what, 60-odd now? Plus beyond that, having another strip with a female lead is just a good thing for 2000 AD.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Greg M. 02 November, 2020, 05:25:26 PM
The series takes a strong, competent woman, who’d risen to the highest office by merit of her intelligence and willpower, and turns her into an incompetent idiot, victim of gleefully voyeuristic mutilation, desperately in need of a big man to come and save her. Yeah, that’s your girl power right there.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: TordelBack 02 November, 2020, 05:45:22 PM
I get people being disappointed with the overall plot of Hershey - but did you really not enjoy the craft of the way it was told? I can get lost in Fraser's art all day.
No. I agree that the art was absolutely stellar in places but everything else about the whole enterprise was flawed to such an extent that I couldn't enjoy it.

Complete agree. The worst of it is that it's a good story in itself with amazing art and design, but having Hershey in it just spoils it for me beyond saving. Surely there was no shortage of not-dead characters that could have been seeking violent redemption in seedy corners of Dredd's world. My most damning verdict is that it was a worse move than bringing back Chopper.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: JOE SOAP 02 November, 2020, 05:50:43 PM
Hershey running away from her recently rescued family —that she played no active part in saving— to chase blue energy, feels odd.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 03 November, 2020, 04:17:39 PM
Some exciting stuff coming next year:

https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-unveils-new-digital-releases-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-unveils-new-digital-releases-for-2021/)


This is going to be digital only
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tomwe 03 November, 2020, 04:38:57 PM
Some exciting stuff coming next year:
https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-unveils-new-digital-releases-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-unveils-new-digital-releases-for-2021/)
This is going to be digital only

Is this an indication that Armoured Gideon will make it into the UC! Strikes me they've prepped the Firekind files for that project so may as well put it out in digital here? So works vice versa.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 03 November, 2020, 04:45:24 PM
It does strike me that almost all of those would be logical UC entries. I certainly wouldn’t say no to Armoured Gideon in HC…
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: karlos 03 November, 2020, 06:03:47 PM
Thought the Durham Red 2018 run would've been out as a tpb by now - was it not that well received?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Adventurer 03 November, 2020, 07:35:50 PM
Some exciting stuff coming next year:

https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-unveils-new-digital-releases-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-unveils-new-digital-releases-for-2021/)


This is going to be digital only

This is so great. So many of these have been stuck on Extreme Editions with no digital option for too long.

Now.. I just need a way to get Lobster Random Book 1 digitally. Some how.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Andy B 04 November, 2020, 01:33:36 AM
Ugh - digital only is a major bummer. Wonder if this is a COVID thing, or just the way things are going to be?

If it helps, I’ll happily pay double for physical Firekind and Slaughterbowl books!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 04 November, 2020, 03:12:20 AM
The upcoming Sexton Blake Special cover:

(https://images.rebellion.co.uk/productVersion/16/9f/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 04 November, 2020, 03:13:00 AM
The upcoming Misty Winter Special cover:

(https://images.rebellion.co.uk/productVersion/14/9f/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Lorenzo 04 November, 2020, 08:12:41 AM
Some exciting stuff coming next year:

https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-unveils-new-digital-releases-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/2000-ad-unveils-new-digital-releases-for-2021/)

This is going to be digital only

What the f***!?
Does this really mean Dark Justice: Torture Garden wont be getting a hard back release? Unbelievable decision. I would make do with paperback if that was offered but I don't see the point in digital only.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 04 November, 2020, 08:27:56 AM
Does this really mean Dark Justice: Torture Garden wont be getting a hard back release? Unbelievable decision. I would make do with paperback if that was offered but I don't see the point in digital only.

I think there was a big uptake in the digital format and some of the newer titles might not be so popular. The newer stuff is already in digital format so making it easier to publish
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Lorenzo 04 November, 2020, 09:00:29 AM
I think there was a big uptake in the digital format and some of the newer titles might not be so popular. The newer stuff is already in digital format so making it easier to publish

Yeah, I heard they had gained a lot of digital subs this year - which is great of course. I wasn't expecting them to give up on the collectors though. I can't put a download on the bookshelf.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: abelardsnazz 04 November, 2020, 09:05:45 AM
Ugh - digital only is a major bummer. Wonder if this is a COVID thing, or just the way things are going to be?

If it helps, I’ll happily pay double for physical Firekind and Slaughterbowl books!

The current issue of the Ultimate Collection contains Firekind, paired with Leatherjack.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 04 November, 2020, 09:14:25 AM
I wouldn’t take digital collections to mean the material will never appear in print. But COVID has caused major problems to supply chain and scheduling, and digital is taking off to a greater degree. Rebellion therefore prepping a bunch of content — and presumably ‘reusing’ documents that will end up in the now very niche UC — seems like a smart move. Flipping some of those later on to TPB or HC wouldn’t be that difficult when the hard repro work’s already been done.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 04 November, 2020, 10:04:02 AM
Ugh - digital only is a major bummer. Wonder if this is a COVID thing, or just the way things are going to be?

If it helps, I’ll happily pay double for physical Firekind and Slaughterbowl books!

The current issue of the Ultimate Collection contains Firekind, paired with Leatherjack.

Cherry picked from the FP website like the top of an Eddie Rockets malt sundae.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Adventurer 04 November, 2020, 08:00:50 PM
I really don't think people should be taking Digital-only releases as a sign that these strips will never see print. Lots of material from Meg floppies eventually got full collection treatment in time. Its just a way to get stuff available now.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 04 November, 2020, 08:45:23 PM
Quite interesting that 75% of the stuff on that list was previously in the Extreme Editions.

Obviously digital doesn't mean only digital and it doesn't mean at the expense of other physical volumes. To be honest, it's nice to see then actually promote their digital only collections for once. Word of the previous ones seemed to slip out despite the best efforts of Rebellion!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Adventurer 05 November, 2020, 02:47:27 AM
Quite interesting that 75% of the stuff on that list was previously in the Extreme Editions.

Obviously digital doesn't mean only digital and it doesn't mean at the expense of other physical volumes. To be honest, it's nice to see then actually promote their digital only collections for once. Word of the previous ones seemed to slip out despite the best efforts of Rebellion!

Having Red Seas and Caballistics Inc. in fat Digital tomes rules

And yes, most of these new digital offerings appear to be EE stuff that has not graduated to full collections. The only significant missing one is Milligan's The Dead.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Monarch 05 November, 2020, 03:02:46 AM
now if only we could get a series of full uncut sin dex in digital...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 05 November, 2020, 07:03:03 AM
now if only we could get a series of full uncut sin dex in digital...

Or any format. I'd absolutely love this as I've said before, though physcial would be amazing. Alas it feels a long way off given various attempt to get this series out there.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Adventurer 05 November, 2020, 01:57:27 PM
now if only we could get a series of full uncut sin dex in digital...

Wait, what's missing from the available collections and the follow up Meg Floppies?

EDIT: Oh wow, I'm dumb, the first 5 collections* aren't even available Digitally

*Gunshark Vacation, Murder 101, Slay-Per-View, Eurocrash, and Money Shots. Everything Downlode Tales and beyond is in digital Floppy form.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Monarch 05 November, 2020, 04:28:06 PM
those original trades are not even complete its missing a chunk of early stories too many to list it and the lack of downlode tales were the reason i stopped buying the original trades
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 05 November, 2020, 10:03:07 PM
It doesn't even make any sense without Downlode Tales, which was the second half of a storyline that started with Eurocrash. The next regular Sinister Dexter episode literally makes no sense if you skip straight to that. Worst collection ever!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Adventurer 05 November, 2020, 11:39:49 PM
Sounds like a digital omnibus or two would solve this. Has Sin-Dex been appearing the Ultimate Collections?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Monarch 06 November, 2020, 03:01:27 AM
sort of its also cherry picked stories instead of being a complete run of early stuff. the plus is it DID include downlode tales in full
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 16 November, 2020, 06:04:39 PM
The cover for The Steel Claw by Brian Bolland:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Em9m0mpXMAYH9Ct?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: CalHab 17 November, 2020, 01:59:38 PM
The figure in the suit looks almost Charles Burns-esque.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 17 November, 2020, 02:04:54 PM
The figure in the suit looks almost Charles Burns-esque.
Not sure about that but he definitely looks like he's just had the old Steel Claw up his cleft.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 20 November, 2020, 02:58:24 AM
Some of us feared this news other will embrace it with a joyful skip and a jump. Read this article to see where your alignment is:

https://www.brokenfrontier.com/2000-ad-regened-rebellion-2021/ (https://www.brokenfrontier.com/2000-ad-regened-rebellion-2021/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 20 November, 2020, 06:29:36 AM
Some of us feared this news other will embrace it with a joyful skip and a jump. Read this article to see where your alignment is:

https://www.brokenfrontier.com/2000-ad-regened-rebellion-2021/ (https://www.brokenfrontier.com/2000-ad-regened-rebellion-2021/)

Oh that is interesting. So there are a few bits to pull out of this. Firstly no change in the schedule of these releases, 4 regularly placed issues spaced through the year. So something is being seen to be working, so that's good. Let's hope the experience from this year will help the scheduling for other strips. The other shame of this is we'll get these shorter stories that won't have momentum. One thing my kids reading The Phoenix shows is my kids (I know this isn't a great sample size!) they really enjoy ongoing stories. That said I can defo see why they don't have a condensed run of these.

Secondly its fantastic to see the stories that seem to have hit the mark here Pandora Perfect and Department K are coming back. Really hope these strips become a regular feature.

Third Phil Bond back in the Prog - wayhey!

Fourth the fact there is the same schedule suggests Tharg isn't yet sure how to take this to the next level or move things on which is a shame. There might be interest in how the collections do first, or this might be this the end game in itself?

Happy to see this continue but would like to feel this was going somewhere a bit more independent at some point soon.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 20 November, 2020, 07:20:09 AM
For me one of the good things of the regen prog was the new stories rather than the rehash of older characters. I am glad to see new ones are planned for the next installments.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 20 November, 2020, 08:57:33 AM
Third Phil Bond back in the Prog - wayhey!
This is the important thing really. Everything else is irrelevant.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 20 November, 2020, 09:03:38 AM
Coming to the prog/meg in Feb:

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

Some lovely work here by Cornwell:

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2000-AD-cover-1-701x1024.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 20 November, 2020, 09:10:54 AM
Oh...

That's just beautiful.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 20 November, 2020, 09:26:41 AM
Some of us feared this news other will embrace it with a joyful skip and a jump. Read this article to see where your alignment is:

https://www.brokenfrontier.com/2000-ad-regened-rebellion-2021/ (https://www.brokenfrontier.com/2000-ad-regened-rebellion-2021/)

I was really, really hoping this wouldn't be the case in 2021.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tomwe 20 November, 2020, 09:42:22 AM
Phillip Bond!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Barrington Boots 20 November, 2020, 09:52:35 AM
Oh my god, that Cornwell image is fanastic.

More regens - not into it, but understand the arguments in favour.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: ming 20 November, 2020, 10:21:13 AM
I'm completely fine with the Re-gened issues - some stellar work popping up there - and more importantly they definitely go down well with our two boys.  They both read the Prog these days but, along with the various Rebellion specials drip-fed through the year, the Re-gened issues are a nice change of pace.

And yes, Philip Bond!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 20 November, 2020, 11:09:02 AM
REALLY big call to make, but I have just made the decision to cancel my 2000AD standing order with my LCS, as of Prog 2212. 
It had been building for a while, but the die is now cast.

Three key reasons:

Dredd as a character is done for me. I've lost interest entirely.

In general the stories run this year were, in my opinion, poor. Some weeks I was reading as little as 6 pages out of 30. I would genuinely rather re-read the worst of the "nadir years" ('93 - '96) than the class of 2020. 

The "Regened" all ages stuff just ain't for me. The news that they are once again devoting 8% of next years Prog's to it was the straw that broke the camels back.

I will keep an eye out for collections that interest me, but no point habitually buying something I don't enjoy anymore, even if that habit span 38 years.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Leigh S 20 November, 2020, 04:02:53 PM
Do  you read the Megazine LP? 

My enjoyment goes up and down ad hits some lows even in these less "choppy" times, but I always feel supporting the prog for when it can come back round to my taste has paid off since 1991...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: TordelBack 20 November, 2020, 04:39:56 PM
Quaequam blag! Cornwell carving his position as a top-flight Dredd artist into solid granite with that image.  Coming soon to an XXL t-shirt near you.

Sorry to hear the Prog isn't agreeing with you these days Link; it happens. I broadly agree with you about Prog Dredd, but then it was never my favourite strip and I get enough out of the lighter stories to satisfy me - Meg Dredd on the other hand has just delivered 3 months of Wagner/Cornwell full-action gold.

If I was to offer a suggestion it'd be to keep your hand in with digital, it's crazily cheap, and you can pick and choose progs as the mood takes you, without commitment or fear of missing out if you happen to feel engaged again.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 20 November, 2020, 05:53:51 PM
The Regened progs are not my favourite, but on balance I think they're a good thing, because:

1) It encourages children to read comics, and in the long run we will need new readers or the comic will die. What is the alternative? Tharg isn't ready to launch a new title yet. It's literally about the long-term survival of 2000AD.

2) Some of the stories are okay. Full Tilt Boogie led to a full series in the regular prog, which felt like it belonged there.

3) All these extra one-off stories give Tharg an opportunity to try out more new creators.

4) Although interrupting some ongoing series for a week isn't ideal, it's only for a week and they're back after 14 days. A full month isn't too long to wait between Megazines, so why quibble?

5) It's only four times a year, get over it!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 20 November, 2020, 06:09:57 PM
Full-Tilt Boogie coming out in a collection in May 2021:

(https://i0.wp.com/www.comicon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/REGENED-Collection-1-33.jpg?resize=753%2C1024&ssl=1)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 20 November, 2020, 09:35:55 PM
Wish they'd change that logo...

(http://www.futurequake.co.uk/imagebucket/CoverWebbies/Cover-FQ2020W-S.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: JayzusB.Christ 22 November, 2020, 12:31:18 AM
REALLY big call to make, but I have just made the decision to cancel my 2000AD standing order with my LCS, as of Prog 2212.
It had been building for a while, but the die is now cast.

Three key reasons:

Dredd as a character is done for me. I've lost interest entirely.

In general the stories run this year were, in my opinion, poor. Some weeks I was reading as little as 6 pages out of 30. I would genuinely rather re-read the worst of the "nadir years" ('93 - '96) than the class of 2020.

The "Regened" all ages stuff just ain't for me. The news that they are once again devoting 8% of next years Prog's to it was the straw that broke the camels back.

I will keep an eye out for collections that interest me, but no point habitually buying something I don't enjoy anymore, even if that habit span 38 years.

I do understand you - I've been struggling myself, and have lost track of some of the stories.  I'm sticking with it for the time being though.  I don't know whether it's the prog or me getting old.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 24 November, 2020, 03:57:14 PM
Let's distract ourselves from all this nastiness with some very good news from the mighty John Wagner's Facebook feed.

John Wagner
I've just finished a 6 part Dredd for John Higgins - "Now That's What I Call Justice!" - though I don't know when it will run. Hope that suffices for the moment.

See isn't it nicer to think about that!

EDIT: The reference above was to a diversion primarily about a certain creator’s Twitter remarks, which have now been split into a new topic (https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=47137.0).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 24 November, 2020, 04:06:30 PM
Prog or Meg? Does not really matter since we are going to get a Wagner Dredd
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: TordelBack 24 November, 2020, 04:09:02 PM
Let's distract ourselves from all this nastiness with some very good news from the mighty John Wagner's Facebook feed.

John Wagner
I've just finished a 6 part Dredd for John Higgins - "Now That's What I Call Justice!" - though I don't know when it will run. Hope that suffices for the moment.

See isn't it nicer to think about that!

Oooh!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Leigh S 24 November, 2020, 05:22:22 PM
Compare and contrast!  Looking forward to this muchly!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: JayzusB.Christ 24 November, 2020, 05:58:02 PM
Let's distract ourselves from all this nastiness with some very good news from the mighty John Wagner's Facebook feed.

John Wagner
I've just finished a 6 part Dredd for John Higgins - "Now That's What I Call Justice!" - though I don't know when it will run. Hope that suffices for the moment.

See isn't it nicer to think about that!

Yay! 
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: dweezil2 24 November, 2020, 06:48:12 PM
Let's distract ourselves from all this nastiness with some very good news from the mighty John Wagner's Facebook feed.

John Wagner
I've just finished a 6 part Dredd for John Higgins - "Now That's What I Call Justice!" - though I don't know when it will run. Hope that suffices for the moment.

See isn't it nicer to think about that!

Drokking get in!!!!  :D :thumbsup:
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Mister Pops 24 November, 2020, 07:05:37 PM
That Wagner fella's a class act
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rately 25 November, 2020, 09:24:14 AM
Let's distract ourselves from all this nastiness with some very good news from the mighty John Wagner's Facebook feed.

John Wagner
I've just finished a 6 part Dredd for John Higgins - "Now That's What I Call Justice!" - though I don't know when it will run. Hope that suffices for the moment.

See isn't it nicer to think about that!

Fantastic!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 26 November, 2020, 09:32:37 AM
Do  you read the Megazine LP? 


Yeah, and I must admit that the current line-up is very good.

Will likely be a sporadic purchase going forward - probably digitally.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: PsychoGoatee 28 November, 2020, 09:20:45 PM
That Wagner fella's a class act

Absolutely! How lucky we are to have the best writer on Earth in our corner of interest. He can do it all. Just hearing the words "Wagner" and "Dredd" in a sentence makes peace on Earth way more likely.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Total Rookie 28 November, 2020, 10:05:12 PM
Let's distract ourselves from all this nastiness with some very good news from the mighty John Wagner's Facebook feed.

John Wagner
I've just finished a 6 part Dredd for John Higgins - "Now That's What I Call Justice!" - though I don't know when it will run. Hope that suffices for the moment.

See isn't it nicer to think about that!

Wow...  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Sounds prog...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Adventurer 04 December, 2020, 02:45:07 AM
REALLY big call to make, but I have just made the decision to cancel my 2000AD standing order with my LCS, as of Prog 2212.
It had been building for a while, but the die is now cast.

Three key reasons:

Dredd as a character is done for me. I've lost interest entirely.

In general the stories run this year were, in my opinion, poor. Some weeks I was reading as little as 6 pages out of 30. I would genuinely rather re-read the worst of the "nadir years" ('93 - '96) than the class of 2020.

The "Regened" all ages stuff just ain't for me. The news that they are once again devoting 8% of next years Prog's to it was the straw that broke the camels back.

I will keep an eye out for collections that interest me, but no point habitually buying something I don't enjoy anymore, even if that habit span 38 years.

Counter argument.

1. Dredd's been a hoot and a half this year.
2. This year has been one of the strongest for me in the last couple of years. Great new strips this year especially.
3. Because I don't sub I just skip buying the Regens when they don't interest me. They seem harmless enough, 8% of the year's output is hardly a road bump if it means making 2000 AD a tad more visible.

2020 2000 AD has been a gas, looking forward to what 2021 brings (hopefully more Brink and Full Tilt Boogie)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Adventurer 04 December, 2020, 04:09:59 AM
Also, aren't ReGen Progs double length? So 4 ReGen Progs a year means subscribers are getting the equivalent of 4 extra Progs a year
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 04 December, 2020, 05:12:10 AM
Adventurer I agree with all your points but I think that many people does not like the regen prog being part of the regular prog. After a few bumpy ones this year I actually warmed-up to the regen prog being part of the normal run
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 04 December, 2020, 09:30:28 AM
Although the direction is admittedly different, I do find it ironic that the strongest anti-Regen arguments are from people who want the Prog to revert to back how it was when they were kids. (Not saying Link Prime made that point, note.)

As for size, they’re not quite double-length. A standard Prog is, what, 32? Regeneds have been 48/52. For subscribers, there’s no price increase, so they’re getting more pages for the same outlay, which if you like two thirds of what’s in there means you come out even.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 06 December, 2020, 12:27:57 PM
The cover for the digitally only Armoured Gideon:

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Armoured_Gideon_Vol.-1-739x1024.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 06 December, 2020, 12:37:53 PM
What did Sean Phillips do with Armoured Gideon?

Edit to anwser my own question: Looks like something from the 92 Sci-fi Special - thinking it was a text story now.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 06 December, 2020, 01:41:12 PM
I really hope this means it’ll somehow sneak into the UC.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: M.I.K. 06 December, 2020, 02:54:08 PM
What did Sean Phillips do with Armoured Gideon?

Edit to anwser my own question: Looks like something from the 92 Sci-fi Special - thinking it was a text story now.

It wasn't a text story. He wasn't really suited to it though. If I remember correctly, most of the stories in that special were done by artists who wouldn't normally draw/paint the stories they were assigned to.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: abelardsnazz 06 December, 2020, 03:10:17 PM
What did Sean Phillips do with Armoured Gideon?

Edit to anwser my own question: Looks like something from the 92 Sci-fi Special - thinking it was a text story now.

It wasn't a text story. He wasn't really suited to it though. If I remember correctly, most of the stories in that special were done by artists who wouldn't normally draw/paint the stories they were assigned to.

They were, with different writers also to the usual creators - although Brett Ewins was no stranger to Rogue. Full details here: http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=prog&page=specials&choice=SCIFI92 (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=prog&page=specials&choice=SCIFI92). An experiment that wasn't repeated but maybe influenced the alternative takes on Dreddworld characters for one of the Mega-Specials.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 06 December, 2020, 03:26:00 PM
Oh right. I really don't remember this one at all and it can't be that long ago since I read it as part of my prog Slog... and Sean Phillips... bloody memory of mine!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: AlexF 08 December, 2020, 09:51:04 AM
In case you want to see some samples without actually digging out the Special in question...

https://meanwhileon.blogspot.com/2008/01/random-prog-review-1992-sci-fi-special.html (https://meanwhileon.blogspot.com/2008/01/random-prog-review-1992-sci-fi-special.html)

here's a review I wrote of it, gulp, nearly 13 years ago.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 08 December, 2020, 10:51:03 AM
Yeah, not a classic special by any stretch; and the Armoured Gideon art is not great,
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 09 December, 2020, 10:11:03 AM
Although the direction is admittedly different, I do find it ironic that the strongest anti-Regen arguments are from people who want the Prog to revert to back how it was when they were kids. (Not saying Link Prime made that point, note.)

Which is also pretty daft.
The creative forces that forged that era of 2000AD are either approaching retirement, retired or dead.

Personally, I'm looking for intelligent, well written sci-fi / fantasy comic strips with great art.
Something that will tickle my interest and provide 30 minutes of escapist entertainment a week, not something that feels like a chore to pick up and wade through.

And other sundry outrageous demands etc etc.


: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Jim_Campbell 09 December, 2020, 10:23:28 AM
The creative forces that forged that era of 2000AD are either approaching retirement, retired or dead.

(https://i.imgur.com/5JVfGHs.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 09 December, 2020, 10:29:41 AM
Like our very own Ric Flair, Wagner will always have "one more run" left in the tank.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 09 December, 2020, 10:34:32 AM
All other commentry aside I just gotta say Al Williamson - bloody hell he was good!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Jim_Campbell 09 December, 2020, 11:00:52 AM
All other commentry aside I just gotta say Al Williamson - bloody hell he was good!

He was. Always. I have a special fondness for his Blade Runner, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi movie adaptations.

(Worth clicking through to this RotJ page (https://greggoldsteincomicartgallery.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Williamson_SW_ROTJ_2_OA-scaled.jpg) which is large enough to see Williamson's exquisite brush work.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Jim_Campbell 09 December, 2020, 11:05:04 AM
He was. Always. I have a special fondness for his Blade Runner, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi movie adaptations.

Oh… that was a bit of a rabbit-hole. Check out this (https://13thdimension.com/exclusive-preview-the-empire-strikes-back-artists-edition/) link for several sample pages from the Empire Strikes Back Artist's Edition. They're amazing.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 09 December, 2020, 11:35:08 AM
He was. Always. I have a special fondness for his Blade Runner, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi movie adaptations.

Oh… that was a bit of a rabbit-hole. Check out this (https://13thdimension.com/exclusive-preview-the-empire-strikes-back-artists-edition/) link for several sample pages from the Empire Strikes Back Artist's Edition. They're amazing.

Don't I got work to do...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: TordelBack 09 December, 2020, 11:59:21 AM
So ridiculously good. Amazing how he does such perfect likenesses of people and tech,  but makes them all feel like they've grown out of the environment,  rather than - as so often with movie refs - just been plonked into the panel from a publicity still.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Barrington Boots 09 December, 2020, 12:02:01 PM
Those are just fantastic.
Marvel's Star Wars comics were actually my first 'proper' foray into comics (not counting odd issues of Whizzer and Chips etc) and I remember my Dad bringing these home for me on a Saturday (he worked part time at shop, as well as being a full time teacher). I haven't seen them for ages. That's my working day borked.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 09 December, 2020, 12:08:58 PM
The thing with Al Williamson - which I'll warn you now I find hard to express - is his inks seem so precise and tight. Yet when you look at them they are so loose and free... I warned you... somehow he captures that sweet spot only the very best artists can of being apparently detailed and meticulous without loosing any of the immediacy and energy.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: TordelBack 09 December, 2020, 12:37:07 PM
You put that perfectly, Colin.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 09 December, 2020, 12:40:34 PM
And in an attempt to redemn myself and get this back on track just seen this on Faciebook.

https://downthetubes.net/?p=122468&fbclid=IwAR1kI5W7S23AX5sFhgkxaMOVvBwHBiV6LdUjSvqVlway14vii3she2etbQ0 (https://downthetubes.net/?p=122468&fbclid=IwAR1kI5W7S23AX5sFhgkxaMOVvBwHBiV6LdUjSvqVlway14vii3she2etbQ0)

A nice summary from Downthetubes of what we know so far.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rogue Judge 09 December, 2020, 03:44:51 PM
That's a great list of thrills. I've wanted collected editions of the Stainless Steel Rat and Fiends of the Eastern Front for a long while now, very pleased to see new editions will be available!

I've also pre-ordered the Essential Dredds and Trigan Empire, and will continue happily with the Case Files, of course. No doubt I'll grab a few other off that list too...better keep saving for 2021.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 09 December, 2020, 04:05:03 PM
Still no Brink vol. 4 on the list?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 09 December, 2020, 06:04:47 PM
Still no Brink vol. 4 on the list?

I think this will be released a week or so before the start of Book 5
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 09 December, 2020, 06:06:01 PM
Here is the Treasury release schedule for 2021:

https://2000ad.com/news/announcing-the-treasury-of-british-comics-graphic-novels-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/announcing-the-treasury-of-british-comics-graphic-novels-for-2021/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tjm86 09 December, 2020, 07:09:37 PM
That's a cracking list for sure.  Hellman from the word go?  Trying to remember if the story from the 'pulped' issue was the same as the first post-ban.  If not, will both versions be included?  Minor quibble to be sure.

Nice to see the number of webshop hardback editions as well.  I'd love it if they could finish off the 2012 movie-world Dredd stories in hardback.  Still, plenty to enjoy next year.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Southstreeter 10 December, 2020, 06:36:22 PM
Any sign of the Nemesis Heresy collections? I pre-ordered mine ages ago, but I forget when it’s coming out.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Southstreeter 10 December, 2020, 06:39:46 PM
Just seen the Thrillmail. It seems overseas printing has been held up by COVID but it may come this month. Fair enough.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 10 December, 2020, 06:44:18 PM
Just seen the Thrillmail. It seems overseas printing has been held up by COVID but it may come this month. Fair enough.

It looks like it will be released by the 18th December
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 27 December, 2020, 07:11:58 PM
Coming March 2020 to a prog/meg close to you:

https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/rebellion-comics-solicitations-for-march-2021/ (https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/rebellion-comics-solicitations-for-march-2021/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 27 December, 2020, 08:02:31 PM
The magic thing with this line up is -

Proteus Vex
Thistlebone
Feral and Foe
Chimpsky (assuming its the start of his solo story)

All thrills that are what around(ish) a year old (someone will now tell me Chimpsky first appeared in1871 in Prog -3462) but hopefully you see what I mean. As Slaine ends we can can all weep - but instead let's celebrate the fact that Tharg is still pumping our thrill glands with new delights.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 08 January, 2021, 02:18:16 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErJ1W0MWMAIhMTd?format=jpg&name=medium)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 08 January, 2021, 04:39:26 PM
About damn time! Those intestinal parasites won't shift themselves!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Max Headroom 10 January, 2021, 07:08:41 PM
Have we had a full list of 2000ad (as opposed to British Treasury of Comics) graphic novel releases for 2021? If not, can anyone fill in the missing gaps?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: rs_jr 11 January, 2021, 05:39:56 AM
when is the next slaine starting ? this suppose to be the last Slaine series correct ?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 11 January, 2021, 09:28:41 AM
It started in the Christmas issue. And, yes, it’s the last Sláine unless Mills changes his mind about never writing for 2000 AD again.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 11 January, 2021, 10:51:48 AM
I think Pat is working on a Joe Pineapples series. Simon Bisley was taking huis time and I think Clint Langley is taking over art duties.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rately 11 January, 2021, 03:42:06 PM
I think Pat is working on a Joe Pineapples series. Simon Bisley was taking huis time and I think Clint Langley is taking over art duties.

I thought Pat was finished writing the story, from snippets I've seen out and abut, I think the story has been ready for about six years, just waiting for Simon Bisley to get it done.

Excuse my ignorance, but if Pat wasn't finished, and has now ceased working for 2000AD, i assume that Rebellion would just get someone else to finish the story? ( Inevitable leading to more squabbles between Pat, Fans etc. online )
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 11 January, 2021, 03:45:46 PM
Wasn’t the ignorance that the script is done, but that Bisley only did a bit of it (which then dovetailed into Mills complaining about how Rebellion pay everyone really badly)?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rately 11 January, 2021, 03:49:01 PM
Wasn’t the ignorance that the script is done, but that Bisley only did a bit of it (which then dovetailed into Mills complaining about how Rebellion pay everyone really badly)?

I think I read that Simon had finished 1 or 2 episodes, but that he hadn't worked on it in some time and they got tired of waiting.

Christ. It would have been lovely to see a full series by Simon.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: alphadogau 13 January, 2021, 02:12:07 AM
Given that this is probably the last ABC Warriors story, wouldn't it be cool to release this as a one off graphic novel rather than in the prog?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: BPP 13 January, 2021, 11:30:32 PM
Bisley ABC warriors pages go for 5 fugue sums.

You think he’d pump out some regardless of what Tharg pays.

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Art 14 January, 2021, 01:00:41 AM
Pretty sure money has nothing to do with it. Bisley's rate of output is just Bisley's rate of output.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: AlexF 14 January, 2021, 09:41:04 AM
Bisley ABC warriors pages go for 5 fugue sums.

You think he’d pump out some regardless of what Tharg pays.

That's a hell of a typo! Bisley takes payment in the form of sung-through arithmetic?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rately 14 January, 2021, 10:03:11 AM
Bisley ABC warriors pages go for 5 fugue sums.

You think he’d pump out some regardless of what Tharg pays.

That's a hell of a typo! Bisley takes payment in the form of sung-through arithmetic?

Immediately imagined Simon Bisley wandering naked around a New Mexico supermarket, mumbling about Tharg.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: BPP 14 January, 2021, 10:04:15 AM
Heh.

My bad.

But given he’s a (loveable) lunatic... maybe?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rately 14 January, 2021, 10:28:46 AM
Heh.

My bad.

But given he’s a (loveable) lunatic... maybe?

 :lol:

After the year we have put in, and the way 2021 is already shaping up...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 14 January, 2021, 10:36:55 AM
Pretty sure money has nothing to do with it. Bisley's rate of output is just Bisley's rate of output.
I should note for the record that I’m certainly not suggesting Bisley had an issue with what Rebellion pay, but that Mills was (again) inferring that this was a problem. Although given that Langley’s finishing off the strip…
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 14 January, 2021, 10:40:29 AM
Pretty sure money has nothing to do with it. Bisley's rate of output is just Bisley's rate of output.
Guess he must've needed a new house when he knocked out half a dozen issues of Hellblazer in (checks notes) ... 2010!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 14 January, 2021, 11:13:41 AM
Pretty sure money has nothing to do with it. Bisley's rate of output is just Bisley's rate of output.
Guess he must've needed a new house when he knocked out half a dozen issues of Hellblazer in (checks notes) ... 2010!

Biz is also currently churning out issues of Brooklyn Gladiator for Heavy Metal.
I wanted to love it, but threw the towel in after 2 issues.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 18 January, 2021, 06:11:11 PM
For everyone wondering about the full release schedule of 2000AD collections for 2021 here it is:

https://2000ad.com/news/a-thrill-powered-year-unveiling-2000-ads-collections-schedule-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/a-thrill-powered-year-unveiling-2000-ads-collections-schedule-for-2021/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 18 January, 2021, 06:30:06 PM
Oh a Megatropolis hardcover is pretty tempting.

When will Lawless get the same treatment?!?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sintec 18 January, 2021, 06:45:32 PM
Hardcover of Thistlebone, Guatemala ... yes please. Those are insta-buys for me. And yeah Lawless really deserves the hardcover treatment.

Will definitely be getting the next volume of Scarlet Traces too.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tjm86 18 January, 2021, 07:42:57 PM
Hmmm, some lovely stuff there.  Along with some of the Treasury releases it looks like Rebellion is going to be getting quite a chunk of my dosh next year!

Stanilus Steel Rat is top of the list without a doubt.  Personally I would love it if they would do the same to it as they did to the Nemesis Eagle version but that would be being greedy.

Fall of Deadworld?  Yep.  Megatropolis?  Tidy!  Torture Garden only getting digital?  Is that a page count issue perhaps?  Waiting until the current series wraps up and releasing both together?

Dreadnoughts is another I'd have said deserves hardcover treatment.  Higgins is on form with this one.

If they give Lawless the HC treatment then I'll be in like a shot.  It would be great if they would do the rest of the the 2012 Dredd strips in HC too but maybe that is way too much to wish for.

Happy days indeed even so!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: dweezil2 18 January, 2021, 07:45:31 PM
For everyone wondering about the full release schedule of 2000AD collections for 2021 here it is:

https://2000ad.com/news/a-thrill-powered-year-unveiling-2000-ads-collections-schedule-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/a-thrill-powered-year-unveiling-2000-ads-collections-schedule-for-2021/)

A lot of sexy web-shop exclusive hardbacks there, yes please!!!!  :D :thumbsup:
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 18 January, 2021, 07:48:49 PM
Actually not only is it a shame that Revere is only digital - there's a book whose art deserves a lovely hardcover - all oversized and shiny.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dark Jimbo 18 January, 2021, 07:54:27 PM
Actually not only is it a shame that Revere is only digital - there's a book whose art deserves a lovely hardcover - all oversized and shiny.

Not oversized, but it's due in the Ultimate Collection.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 18 January, 2021, 08:31:16 PM
It’s an interesting line-up. Some of the books are oddly skinny, but then it’s good the likes of Hope and Full Tilt Boogie are getting collections. What I’m finding most interesting is Rebellion’s shift to limited hardcovers. I wish there was more of a market for 2000 AD strips in HC, but this at least gives us the opportunity to buy in that format. As for Lawless, I’d love to see that in an oversize HC, like Image volumes. Brink too. And Dreadnoughts. Oh, and Scarlet Traces but in a format that matches the gorgeous DH editions. Alas, bloody reality.

(Still, I’ll definitely grab Deadworld 3 and am mulling over Thistlebone, Megatropolis, Full Tilt Boogie and Guatemala in HC.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 18 January, 2021, 08:58:52 PM
Actually not only is it a shame that Revere is only digital - there's a book whose art deserves a lovely hardcover - all oversized and shiny.

Not oversized, but it's due in the Ultimate Collection.

Oh good point.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Batman's Superior Cousin 18 January, 2021, 10:31:23 PM
So Case File 37 contains the following  stories from the Prog: The Trial Of Orlok, A Night At The Opera, Hard Day’s Night, Revenge of the Chief Judge’s Man, The Satanist, Holding On, Club Sov, Meet The Flooks, See Zammy Run, The In Club and Inside Job. Meg stories include: Phartz!, War Crimes, A Nativity Tale, Bato Loco, The Marriage Game, Monkey On My Back and Everything Must Go.

Case File 38 contains the following stories from the Prog: Meatmonger, The Good Man, Cincinnati, S.A.M., Master of Fear, Brothers of the Blood, Gulag and Finger of Suspicion. Meg stories include: Shakedown, Rat Town, Hong Tong, Sturm Und Dang and Crime of Passion.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rogue Judge 18 January, 2021, 11:16:52 PM
I don't laugh out loud when reading often...but Phartz! got me! So ridiculous, but appreciated. Carlos really could draw anything.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 January, 2021, 04:37:14 AM
With previous volumes release of Brink coincide with a new series starting in the prog, does this imply that a new Brink series might only start in the xmas prog? That is a long wait, hopefully we can get this sooner in the year.

I am definitely dipping my fingers in the classic stuff (the digital only ones): Revere, Mean Arena, Time Flies, Slaughter Bowl, Bad City Blue and Firekind. 
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 January, 2021, 08:31:56 AM
Here is another article on Rebellion's release schedule but with nice big covers:

https://downthetubes.net/?p=124248 (https://downthetubes.net/?p=124248)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Lorenzo 19 January, 2021, 11:02:40 AM
Here is another article on Rebellion's release schedule but with nice big covers:

https://downthetubes.net/?p=124248 (https://downthetubes.net/?p=124248)

Thanks for the extra link, I keep forgetting to look.

Not happy with the decisions though. Thistlebone with 64 pages gets a hardcover, but Torture Garden is only digital? Bizarre. I like papery things. I have absolutely no interest in replacing a collection of papery things with digital. It's a book or nothing.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 January, 2021, 11:09:31 AM
Lorenzo it took me awhile mentally to get over the digital versus paper. I am now completely digital and unfortunately I think in the future we will see more and more digital only publications.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 19 January, 2021, 11:11:13 AM
Still no word on Specials for 2021 I take it?

SBT
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Lorenzo 19 January, 2021, 11:16:33 AM
Lorenzo it took me awhile mentally to get over the digital versus paper. I am now completely digital and unfortunately I think in the future we will see more and more digital only publications.

Well that would be a shame. Maybe they wont miss my sale if many others prefer digital, but I like to see art in print, where it can breath. Where I can really appreciate the skill of the artist. I just don't get the same experience viewing a shiny iPad.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 January, 2021, 11:26:09 AM
Lorenzo  nothing will ever beat the feeling of paper between your fingers. My main reason for going digitally is the available and cost of shipping to my region. I now have access to my prog without the need to wait for more than 3 months (and hopefully I will get the parcel)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Lorenzo 19 January, 2021, 11:30:21 AM
Yeah I get that! Living in South Africa (?) and waiting three months for your weekly thrill does put a different gloss on things. Even so, I still think I would want my collections in a book!  ::)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 January, 2021, 11:39:03 AM
The best solution would have been to have each release in the 3 formats: HC, SC and D
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Jim_Campbell 19 January, 2021, 11:54:46 AM
The best solution would have been to have each release in the 3 formats: HC, SC and D

For values of "best solution" that include "not making any money", sadly.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 January, 2021, 12:23:13 PM
The best solution would have been to have each release in the 3 formats: HC, SC and D

For values of "best solution" that include "not making any money", sadly.

That is the solution for the fan-boys as a reality check I know that is not possible.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 19 January, 2021, 12:27:44 PM
For everyone wondering about the full release schedule of 2000AD collections for 2021 here it is:

https://2000ad.com/news/a-thrill-powered-year-unveiling-2000-ads-collections-schedule-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/a-thrill-powered-year-unveiling-2000-ads-collections-schedule-for-2021/)

We'll only release digital versions of celebrated, thought provoking strips like Smith's Firekind, but a physical collection of Full Tilt Boogie!
Now if you'll excuse me, all this print file preparation has made me kinda hungry.

< Shelbyville resident eating a lemon gif >
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Max Headroom 19 January, 2021, 01:13:34 PM
Some good stuff to look forward to over 2021, but still no Daily Dredds volume 3 or Mek Files volume 5. Disappointing.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: credo 19 January, 2021, 01:27:07 PM
Revere, Slaughterbowl and Firekind as digital only - are we expecting all of these to end up in print via the Ultimate Collection?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 January, 2021, 01:30:16 PM
All these where original available in the 2000AD Extreme Editions. They now for the first time become available on the digital platform. I believe this is a test to see how the future editions will be released as digital first and print second (or I am completely wrong on this).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 19 January, 2021, 01:32:52 PM
Revere, Slaughterbowl and Firekind as digital only - are we expecting all of these to end up in print via the Ultimate Collection?
Firekind’s already out. Revere’s mooted for that collection. I don’t recall about Slaughterbowl, but didn’t someone spot it in the spine art, or am I misremembering?

Also, regarding the volumes listed, people need to be mindful of two things: commercial viability and COVID. As I said earlier in this thread, I’m really happy Rebellion’s looking to do more HCs, even if they are largely limited to direct sales.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: robprosser 19 January, 2021, 04:42:37 PM
I'm disappointed that the Fiend of the Eastern Front collection seems to have dropped off the schedule.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: credo 19 January, 2021, 05:17:26 PM
Revere, Slaughterbowl and Firekind as digital only - are we expecting all of these to end up in print via the Ultimate Collection?
Firekind’s already out. Revere’s mooted for that collection. I don’t recall about Slaughterbowl, but didn’t someone spot it in the spine art, or am I misremembering?

I think someone suggested that the page count for Revere might lend itself to the inclusion of Slaughterbowl as a welcome bit of additional padding.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Enigmatic Dr X 19 January, 2021, 05:30:38 PM
Does anyone have an ETA on the special collection of The Stainless Steel Rat.

I wants it, I does.

Be great if it had the covers in it. In colour. (A squaxx can dream).

EDIT: I know it's October-ish. I was meaning an ETA on when you can order.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Max Headroom 19 January, 2021, 07:02:15 PM
I'm disappointed that the Fiend of the Eastern Front collection seems to have dropped off the schedule.

If it has indeed been shelved, it could be because there is an Ultimate Collection of Fiends available very soon (3rd February). Hopefully this will include all published material to date. (And the hardcover is cheaper!!)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: abelardsnazz 20 January, 2021, 06:37:33 PM
Here is another article on Rebellion's release schedule but with nice big covers:

https://downthetubes.net/?p=124248 (https://downthetubes.net/?p=124248)

Thanks for the extra link, I keep forgetting to look.

Not happy with the decisions though. Thistlebone with 64 pages gets a hardcover, but Torture Garden is only digital? Bizarre. I like papery things. I have absolutely no interest in replacing a collection of papery things with digital. It's a book or nothing.

Dominion is coming soon in the Ultimate Collection, no word yet on the rest of the contents to make up the page count but could include Torture Garden and/or more Deadworld stuff.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 22 January, 2021, 09:58:30 AM
For anyone interest in what is coming to the prog/meg in April:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-april-2/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-april-2/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 22 January, 2021, 10:29:01 AM
Man April's Megazine cover is a doozy! The simple perspective really drags the eye in and gives it such punch!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 22 January, 2021, 10:32:54 AM
It looks like Tom Foster will be doing another Dredd. He is the closest we will get to Bolland
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sintec 22 January, 2021, 11:32:30 AM
April looks like it's going to be a cracking line up in the prog, return of Feral & Foe and Thistlebone great stuff.

I'm a little surprised they didn't wait for the trade of Thistelbone to get both series in 1 book. <shrugs> not gonna stop me buying it mind.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 10 February, 2021, 01:20:10 PM
I'm disappointed that the Fiend of the Eastern Front collection seems to have dropped off the schedule.

It still shows on Amazon's site that it will be released in October:

https://amzn.to/2SZumUR (https://amzn.to/2SZumUR)


(https://i1.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiends-of-the-Eastern-Front-scaled.jpg?resize=768%2C1009&ssl=1)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 10 February, 2021, 01:22:30 PM
Here is an article related to the specials for 2021. I am a bit disappointed that there is only 3 specials planned for the year:

https://2000ad.com/news/rebellion-announces-comic-book-specials-for-2021/ (https://2000ad.com/news/rebellion-announces-comic-book-specials-for-2021/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tomwe 10 February, 2021, 01:29:14 PM
Feels like they shot their load last year. But I imagine COVID has had an affect on any ambitions they had to continue the pace of 2020.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 10 February, 2021, 01:30:37 PM
It’s a real shame to not see any Cor or Scream, but I’m happy we’re getting anything, frankly. This kind of thing thrives on newsstand sales, and they must have been smashed to bits during 2020.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 10 February, 2021, 01:34:49 PM
Feels like they shot their load last year. But I imagine COVID has had an affect on any ambitions they had to continue the pace of 2020.

Yeah the article says as much really. Entirely understandable, but a shame as there were some absolute corkers last year

For me the fact we're missing a Scream / Misty Special is a real disappointment and the lack of anything Battle related. Still hopefully when we get stood back up on better footing we'll see what's next for those lines and in the meantime be grateful for what we get.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 10 February, 2021, 01:38:18 PM
I also think that due to the total collections being released for 2021 the specials might have suffered as well. Would have loved another Battle Specials and even something like a Starlord specials as well. The Dredd specials do look interesting. Colin is spot on we had some corkers last year.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tjm86 10 February, 2021, 02:41:42 PM
Much as it was great to see such variety last year it did push things financially.  Fewer specials is a bit of a boon for the wallet.  Considering that restrictions make it very hard to get to newsagents (the few that are left) it is understandable that there is a bit of a pause. 

Personally I've always made an effort to buy the specials from the high street to help visibility.  If shops don't see any point in stocking them then how is the audience going to grow?  I get that it might only be a drop in the ocean but still ...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 10 February, 2021, 03:02:08 PM
On a personal note I'm very much looking forward to the specials we are getting. A nice level of variety.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rogue Judge 10 February, 2021, 03:12:21 PM
I'm disappointed that the Fiend of the Eastern Front collection seems to have dropped off the schedule.

It still shows on Amazon's site that it will be released in October:

https://amzn.to/2SZumUR (https://amzn.to/2SZumUR)


(https://i1.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiends-of-the-Eastern-Front-scaled.jpg?resize=768%2C1009&ssl=1)

This is great news! I've been anticipating this release for a while, hopefully it releases. Last year I read the fantastic Bishop Fiends novels, looking forward reading this one.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Professor Bear 10 February, 2021, 03:42:08 PM
I thought Black Beth was one of the better strips in the last special she appeared in, though that was an anthology and tbh I don't have much interest in a standalone special.  I do hope they roll out Monster Fun to supermarkets like they've been doing recently with the progs (which I have been seeing on shelves in various places for the first time in years), as I'd like to see that do well.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: davidbishop 10 February, 2021, 04:23:26 PM
I'm disappointed that the Fiend of the Eastern Front collection seems to have dropped off the schedule.

It still shows on Amazon's site that it will be released in October:

https://amzn.to/2SZumUR (https://amzn.to/2SZumUR)


(https://i1.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Fiends-of-the-Eastern-Front-scaled.jpg?resize=768%2C1009&ssl=1)

This is great news! I've been anticipating this release for a while, hopefully it releases. Last year I read the fantastic Bishop Fiends novels, looking forward reading this one.

Thanks for the kind words about my Fiends novels, they are among my favourites.

The Amazon listing is incorrect; Rebellion's own Fiends collection has definitely be pushed back to 2022 in no small part to the fact it's featured in the currently onsale volume of the Ultimate Collection.

Which reminds me, I should order that volume of the Ultimate Collection!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 11 February, 2021, 08:17:26 AM
But David - surely TMO will see you get a comp?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: davidbishop 11 February, 2021, 05:23:03 PM
Hopefully. But if he doesn't, all the copies will be gone elsewhere...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 15 February, 2021, 06:44:16 PM
The cover for the Evil Genius 2 special (release date of 7th of April):

(https://images.rebellion.co.uk/productVersion/76/a0/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 17 February, 2021, 02:56:42 AM
Chris Weston cover for the upcoming release of The Spider:

(https://images.rebellion.co.uk/productVersion/74/a0/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 20 February, 2021, 02:48:06 PM
Coming in May to the prog :

https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/rebellion-comics-may-2021-solicitations/ (https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/rebellion-comics-may-2021-solicitations/)

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 20 February, 2021, 03:21:16 PM
Coming in May to the prog :

https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/rebellion-comics-may-2021-solicitations/ (https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/rebellion-comics-may-2021-solicitations/)

I see that the finale for The Returners will also start in May in the meg.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Max Headroom 01 March, 2021, 09:38:14 PM
Can anyone confirm if the upcoming release 'Thistlebone' will definitely be a hardcover as Forbidden Planet has it listed on their website as a trade paperback?
Thanks in advance!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 01 March, 2021, 10:06:03 PM
It’s a hardcover. I have that confirmed from a power-that-be.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 March, 2021, 09:07:10 AM
Coming to the prog and meg in June:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-june/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-june/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 19 March, 2021, 09:26:32 AM
Well, that explains why we've not seen any more Dept K in the Regened progs.

That Meg cover - Paul Williams?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 March, 2021, 09:31:08 AM
Well, that explains why we've not seen any more Dept K in the Regened progs.

Interesting to see that Dan Cornwell will be on art duties and not PJ. But PJ will return for more Chimpksy
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 19 March, 2021, 09:40:42 AM
Coming to the prog and meg in June:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-june/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-june/)
Hmm. Never a fan of triple-Dreddworld in the Prog. Of course, the last time I made a big song and dance about this was Trifecta but hey-ho.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 19 March, 2021, 09:43:05 AM
Mm. PJ’s art worked perfectly on that strip. A real pity he won’t be on it again. (Nothing against Cornwell here, note; it’s just when something works, it’s a shame the comic can’t—for whatever reason—stick with that.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 March, 2021, 09:52:31 AM
Coming to the prog and meg in June:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-june/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-june/)
Hmm. Never a fan of triple-Dreddworld in the Prog. Of course, the last time I made a big song and dance about this was Trifecta but hey-ho.

I feel that is why we have the Meg
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: pauljholden 19 March, 2021, 11:04:20 AM
Mm. PJ’s art worked perfectly on that strip. A real pity he won’t be on it again. (Nothing against Cornwell here, note; it’s just when something works, it’s a shame the comic can’t—for whatever reason—stick with that.)

Dept K was popular enough to merit a second series, sadly I had a bunch of other commitments (including Chimpsky!). Looking forward to reading it with Dan on art!

-PJ
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 19 March, 2021, 11:30:24 AM
I'm glad to see you are busy as well PJ, but I reckon Dan is a good shout on this.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tjm86 19 March, 2021, 11:52:22 AM
Speaking as someone who has mistaken Cornwell's art for Holden's in the past ...

 :-[

... that said, I'm with Bolt actually, a good choice from our current art team.

2021 is shaping up into a good year, Rebellion wise, ...  [Take that Grand Moff Tarkin!]
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 March, 2021, 11:59:41 AM
Do not forget that we are going to get a Wagner Dredd as well. More The Out, Chimpksy and Department K just great !!!!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 March, 2021, 12:15:45 PM
That Meg cover - Paul Williams?

Yes, that is another cover by him

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ew1fcvyW8AM76R1?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 19 March, 2021, 12:28:53 PM
Yeah Dan C feels like a great choice if PJ is too busy. We are spoilt!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sintec 19 March, 2021, 12:54:23 PM
Mechastopheles in the Meg floopy makes me happy.  Have heard good things about that series and it was before my time.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 19 March, 2021, 02:53:53 PM
Do not forget that we are going to get a Wagner Dredd as well. More The Out

12 pages of Wagner Dredd & The Out = the highest quality content of any modern comic in the year 2021.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 08 April, 2021, 07:32:53 PM
The cover for The Treasury of British Comics Presents: The Tom Paterson Collection:

(https://i2.wp.com/downthetubes.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Tom-Paterson-webshop-scaled.jpg?resize=768%2C1006&ssl=1)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Art 08 April, 2021, 10:35:28 PM
Is this the first time anything from Oink is getting collected?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 09 April, 2021, 04:11:38 AM
Yes, I believe this will the first time for Oink material
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 14 April, 2021, 04:24:31 AM
The webshop's exclusive cover for The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Volume III by Chris Weston:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/30/a1/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 14 April, 2021, 09:26:57 AM
Rodents Of Unusual Size!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: robprosser 14 April, 2021, 04:00:30 PM
I like Peric's bowl cut.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Art 19 April, 2021, 07:00:03 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErJ1W0MWMAIhMTd?format=jpg&name=medium)

Pretty sure this will now be Prog 2230, for anyone wondering. May is just... very late April.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 April, 2021, 07:38:25 PM
I am sure that image from Pye will be the cover for prog 2230 as well
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: DrJomster 20 April, 2021, 01:09:44 AM
“Symbiotic love triangle” is an excellent tag line / story title! Great art too!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Bolt-01 20 April, 2021, 10:52:59 AM
Very much looking forward to this. Pye is fast becoming a fave in my house -- mmm pie mmmm.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 20 April, 2021, 11:13:47 AM
For all the Storm Warning fans out there this is from John Reppion twitter:

Email off of Tharg today. Pitch approved.
Judge Lillian Storm back in
@2000AD
 soon.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 28 April, 2021, 07:22:50 PM
Something for prog 2250 by Chris Weston (art/story):

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0EXJbZWQAgFuMY?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: BPP 28 April, 2021, 07:56:33 PM
(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/FCBD-2021-Dredd__1-scaled.jpg)

 :-\
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 11 May, 2021, 01:56:21 PM
This might be the cover for the upcoming sci-fi special:

(https://www.vandalcomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/MAY211658.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: CalHab 11 May, 2021, 02:32:18 PM
Anderson is looking good for her age.

Who's the artist?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 11 May, 2021, 02:35:27 PM
I think it is Alex Ronald
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 11 May, 2021, 02:58:08 PM
Coming to a prog near you in July 2021:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! Judge Dredd is targeted in 'Now That's What I call Justice'; super-intelligent ape Noam Chimpsky's adventures in space come to an explosive end in 'The Talented Mr Chimpsky'; interdimensional investigators Department K are caught in a warp in 'Cosmic Chaos'; the Downlode A.I. makes its move in 'Its Own Devices'; Nolan Blake has an unexpected reunion in Skip Tracer: 'Eden'; and Aquila heads into the underworld in 'The Rivers of Hades'!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: CalHab 11 May, 2021, 03:01:47 PM
Is that a Chimpsky solo story?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 11 May, 2021, 03:34:12 PM
Is that a Chimpsky solo story?

Yep its been coming a wee while but I can't wait for it to land.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Jim_Campbell 11 May, 2021, 03:36:38 PM
I think it is Alex Ronald

My first thought was Neil Roberts — Alex's Dredd is a little more… MacNeil-y as a rule.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 11 May, 2021, 03:42:22 PM
I think it is Alex Ronald

My first thought was Neil Roberts — Alex's Dredd is a little more… MacNeil-y as a rule.

Roberts to my eye too.

Some further info on the special via ComicHub:

2000 AD Scfi Special 2021 Oneshot
This year's 2000 AD summer special is a Dreddworld issue, featuring a series of interlinked stories starring a host of characters - Judge Dredd meets up with Cursed Earth Koburn in 'Biohazard: by Mike Carroll and Ben Willsher, while over in Oz Chopper is a wanted man in 'Dreamgazer' by David Baillie and Tom Foster, and Armitage seeks out Devlin Waugh in Brit-Cit in 'Natural Fern Killer' by Liam Johnson and Robin Smith. Plus Anderson deals with a paranormal threat, scripted by Maura McHugh, and Hondo-Cit Judge Inaba has trouble on her turf, scripted by Karl Stock!



: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 11 May, 2021, 05:19:02 PM
I think it is Alex Ronald

My first thought was Neil Roberts — Alex's Dredd is a little more… MacNeil-y as a rule.

Yip I agree it looks more like Neil Roberts
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Corinthian 11 May, 2021, 05:24:54 PM
Not quite as disconcerting as Devlin without John Smith but still disconcerting... Armitage without Dave Stone.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 11 May, 2021, 05:49:32 PM
We've already seen Armitage by Michael Carroll.

Surely he should have retired by now though? He was already an old man when we first met him. (Armitage, not Carroll.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 11 May, 2021, 05:50:29 PM
Forgot to say: that cover looks great!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Corinthian 11 May, 2021, 05:59:40 PM
We've already seen Armitage by Michael Carroll.

But as a guest character in Dredd rather than in a strip of his own.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 11 May, 2021, 06:45:48 PM
Does that make a difference? It either feels authentically like the same character or it doesn't.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: davidbishop 11 May, 2021, 07:59:05 PM
Would love to have a crack at writing an Armitage strip one day!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 11 May, 2021, 08:03:45 PM
No offence David, but wouldn't you rather write an Armitage novel? Your books seem to be better received than your comic strip writing...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: davidbishop 11 May, 2021, 10:45:14 PM
I don't own Armitage, so am not in a rush to write a novel featuring the character. But having co-created Armitage, it would be fun to write a strip for him. Plus it would be nice to show I can write comics, having improved my skills writing nearly 50 issues of The Phantom for Egmont Scandinavia!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rogue Judge 11 May, 2021, 11:08:42 PM
(Hi David, and more Fiends of the Eastern Front comics and novels when you have time, thanks!)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 12 May, 2021, 07:10:56 AM
David I loved your Fiends story in the meg
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: davidbishop 12 May, 2021, 08:37:30 AM
Wish I'd gotten to write my Fiends on a U-boat tale but Ian E & friends are doing wonderful work with the legacy of GFD & Carlos.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 12 May, 2021, 02:45:54 PM
I'd forgotten about Fiends. I was thinking of Soul Sisters and Space Girls.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: davidbishop 12 May, 2021, 06:56:11 PM
Oh, I've written more than my fair share of stinkers! But both of those were nearly 25 years ago, so I'd like to believe I *might* have improved a little since then...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Robin Low 12 May, 2021, 07:16:54 PM
This might be the cover for the upcoming sci-fi special:

(https://www.vandalcomx.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/MAY211658.jpg)

Those boots are absolutely bonkers! I mean, I like them, but they're bonkers.

And Devlin looks like he's about to ask the Invisible Man to cough.

Regards,

Robin
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: BPP 12 May, 2021, 08:31:47 PM
More like an unemployed Spanish waiter.

I wish you hadn’t mentioned the boots. Can’t.unsee.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rogue Judge 12 May, 2021, 08:51:15 PM
Gronk feet!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Funt Solo 12 May, 2021, 08:51:24 PM
I wish you hadn’t mentioned the boots. Can’t.unsee.

This may help - focus on Chopper's kneepads.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: oshii 12 May, 2021, 08:52:49 PM
That cover is zarjaz, but needs characters eating an ice cream.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: credo 12 May, 2021, 09:43:41 PM
I wish you hadn’t mentioned the boots. Can’t.unsee.

It's Judge Krusty!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Funt Solo 12 May, 2021, 09:46:54 PM
That cover is zarjaz, but needs characters eating an ice cream.

Just one Cornetto...

(https://i.imgur.com/MeubYs2.png)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 May, 2021, 05:12:22 AM
Exclusive Hard Cover for Stainless Steel Rat:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/95/a1/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 19 May, 2021, 02:57:54 PM
That's pretty good!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tomwe 19 May, 2021, 05:36:43 PM
Is this a complete collection? Sorry to say I’ve no idea how long this strip ran for. Just want to know if I’m in for one or four! One reason I’ve not dipped my toe in Trigan Empire is I’m unsure if I’d want to go the distance.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 19 May, 2021, 07:10:20 PM
I am sure it is the complete Stainless Steel Rat that appeared in 2000AD
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tomwe 19 May, 2021, 07:26:21 PM
Thanks I’ll be on that one then.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sheridan 19 May, 2021, 08:28:57 PM
That cover is zarjaz, but needs characters eating an ice cream.

Just one Cornetto...

(https://i.imgur.com/MeubYs2.png)

Anderson's got brain-freeze from eating her cornetto too quickly!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sheridan 19 May, 2021, 08:30:16 PM
Is this a complete collection? Sorry to say I’ve no idea how long this strip ran for. Just want to know if I’m in for one or four! One reason I’ve not dipped my toe in Trigan Empire is I’m unsure if I’d want to go the distance.


Three series, 12 episodes each.


True by Barney! (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=thrill&page=profiles&Comic=2000AD&choice=STAIN)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Leigh S 19 May, 2021, 10:52:37 PM
Ordered the deluxe HB SSR, but thats a weird design choice to have the 2000AD logo rather than the SSR one on the cover, no?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Mind of Wolfie Smith 19 May, 2021, 11:15:14 PM
... because it's retro cool, back in the day, peak carlos.

i'm sold!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 20 May, 2021, 12:16:17 PM
Maybe it's not the final cover? I still like it.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: DrJomster 20 May, 2021, 12:35:33 PM
Isn’t it a reprint of the wrap around prog cover?

Love it!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sintec 20 May, 2021, 12:43:36 PM
Ordered the deluxe HB SSR, but thats a weird design choice to have the 2000AD logo rather than the SSR one on the cover, no?

Isn't this a webshop exclusive?
Which means the cover doesn't need to attract readers from the shelf of a book/comic shop (remember those).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 20 May, 2021, 12:55:22 PM
Yes it is a web shop exclusive:

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/XB753 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/XB753)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sheridan 20 May, 2021, 01:00:55 PM
Interesting choice (even for a webshop exclusive).  For myself I'd pick a different cover if we were going down that route - Prog 400 (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=prog&page=profiles&choice=400), where King Carlos reappropriated a layout stolen from Russ Heath (https://boingboing.net/2014/11/07/lichtensteins-theft-and-the.html).
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 20 May, 2021, 01:38:03 PM
Interesting choice (even for a webshop exclusive).  For myself I'd pick a different cover if we were going down that route - Prog 400 (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=prog&page=profiles&choice=400), where King Carlos reappropriated a layout stolen from Russ Heath (https://boingboing.net/2014/11/07/lichtensteins-theft-and-the.html).
Whereas I'd go for the first ... for President poster cover but both were on my bedroom wall at one point.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Leigh S 20 May, 2021, 08:56:20 PM
It would be nice if they could include the Eagle Comics covers....
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Tomwe 21 May, 2021, 10:59:49 AM
Announcement on twitter is that 100 extra copies have been added to the …rat HC print run. I got my order in already, guess most of the rest of us did too!!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 21 May, 2021, 03:05:21 PM
What is coming to your prog/meg in August:

https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-august/ (https://2000ad.com/news/whats-coming-from-rebellions-comics-imprints-this-august/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 21 May, 2021, 03:15:34 PM
Arh damnit - see Steve Yeowell is no longer on Sinister Dexter - well at least this story - I was hoping the delay was to give both parties time to get a good lead on Bulletopia so we could get an uninterrupted run but maybe that's not the case? I've really enjoyed The Mighty Yeowell's run on S&D.

Still don't know the work of Tazio Bettin so just done a quick look up and while there's not a load of sequential - some Warhammer stuff is all I immediately found - what there is suggests he'll be a damned fine addition to Tharg's droids.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 21 May, 2021, 03:24:45 PM
Another thing that I picked-up is that if the Dredd story Now That’s What I call Justice starts in in prog 2234 then this might give us a solid 10/12 episodes of Wagner bliss
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 21 May, 2021, 03:26:17 PM
What is coming to your prog/meg in August:

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

My anticipation for that month of Wagner & Higgins Dredd is somewhat cooled by the seemingly never ending runs of Skip 5 pages Tracer and Dildo Wahhh, but I've persevered through worse.

Welcome return for Angelic too.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 21 May, 2021, 03:35:03 PM
My anticipation for that month of Wagner & Higgins Dredd is somewhat cooled by the seemingly never ending runs of Skip 5 pages Tracer and Dildo Wahhh, but I've persevered through worse.

You know what I thought the last Skip Tracer was pretty good, best since the second one, so I remain naively optimistic that vein of form might continue.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 21 May, 2021, 03:43:59 PM
The only Skip Tracer series that I can say that I did not like was the "Louder than Bombs" one. But still the frequency of Skip Tracers compared to other series is too much lopsided.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 21 May, 2021, 03:47:18 PM
You're better men than most, lads.

I've read about 200 pages of it so far over the last few years, and it's so bland I genuinely can't recall if the main characters name is "Skip" or not.


: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 21 May, 2021, 03:52:57 PM
Devlin’s great. But I genuinely don’t get Tharg’s love for Skip Tracer. It’s not bad, but it’s just… there. Perhaps a full re-read might make me appreciate it more, but it just doesn’t spark for me in any way.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 21 May, 2021, 04:02:19 PM
Skip for me is like Pumpkin*, if it is in my plate I will eat if it is not in my plate I will not ask for it.

* Replace it with your veg of choice which you will eat but that is it
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Enigmatic Dr X 21 May, 2021, 04:14:15 PM
I have ordered a Stainless Steel Rat... was worried I would miss out

I have enjoyed last Skip Tracer, and am really enjoying the recent Devlin stuff.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 21 May, 2021, 05:15:07 PM
I have ordered a Stainless Steel Rat... was worried I would miss out
Wasn't going to bother with this and then I saw the magic words: "including the stunning colour centre spreads as they originally appeared in 2000 AD"
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Leigh S 21 May, 2021, 06:03:22 PM
So excluding Dredd, I have all of the stront in hardback, Fiends in Hardback.... was Third World War published in HB?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Corinthian 21 May, 2021, 07:19:32 PM
Is it just me or is it peculiar that the July and August previews only note four ongoing strips in 2000AD? What's Tharg hiding? Surprise return for Slaine? Two months of solid Future Shocks? Double-length Skip Tracer specials?

(I can live with Skip Tracer on the grounds that I remember all the "how/why is this appearing so frequently?" series of the early 1990s and none of them were as smoothly inoffensive as ST.)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: TordelBack 22 May, 2021, 09:11:55 AM
(I can live with Skip Tracer on the grounds that I remember all the "how/why is this appearing so frequently?" series of the early 1990s and none of them were as smoothly inoffensive as ST.)

Wise words. I hated Sin/Dex and couldn't see the point of Dante,  more fool me.  And if nothing else ST gives Peaty room to develop as a writer.

Digression: I'd be on record as finding Art Wyatt's early scripts as highly competent but lacking that magic something (thrillpower?), but now Tharg has let him trot around the Command Module paddock a while he's grown into goddamned Arkle in my book: most of my favourite new series have his name in the credit box. Same applies to Eglinton, a lot of early short-distance promise, then nothing that quite clicked for me, until boom, "suddenly" he's winning the Grand National with Thistlebone.

2000AD gets all these plaudits as the cradle of British comics greatness, but that only works if you give strips and creators time. The bright flowers of early thrilldom started as seedlings hothoused in years upon years of anonymous work in war comics and girls comics,  they didn't just burst out of the ground one day, for all that it looks that way (exception to every rule: Alan Moore,  and possibly his enhanced clone Al Ewing). Now that growth takes place in the Zarjaz/FQ arena, or right in front of us.

Skip Tracer and Peaty teeter on the very edge of being something good, and they're certainly not bad, so if Tharg believes they can blossom if left to work on (competently) a bit longer, I'm all for it.

(It appears I've run out of metaphors to mix, so I'll stop)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 22 May, 2021, 09:29:49 AM
Is it just me or is it peculiar that the July and August previews only note four ongoing strips in 2000AD? What's Tharg hiding? Surprise return for Slaine? Two months of solid Future Shocks? Double-length Skip Tracer specials?

This is always the case with these things. Even what is "advertised" does not even say that it will run that time  I can remember that The Out was mentioned coming back in June but not even mentioned for July or August.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 22 May, 2021, 10:52:40 AM
So excluding Dredd, I have all of the stront in hardback, Fiends in Hardback.... was Third World War published in HB?
It’s still on the 2000 AD shop: https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0076
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Corinthian 27 May, 2021, 01:43:44 PM
Sensitive Klegg incoming...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 27 May, 2021, 02:31:32 PM
Sensitive Klegg incoming...

What's this you say?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Corinthian 27 May, 2021, 03:40:32 PM
Rob Williams on Facebook (shared by Chris Weston):

Don’t call it a comeback. Sensitive Klegg incoming, by @westonfront & myself. In @2000AD
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 27 May, 2021, 04:52:55 PM
Rob Williams on Facebook (shared by Chris Weston):

Don’t call it a comeback. Sensitive Klegg incoming, by @westonfront & myself. In @2000AD

That sir is very good news - thanks for sharing...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Corinthian 27 May, 2021, 06:17:12 PM
I'm not sure why I put a spoiler space in there, sorry.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 28 May, 2021, 11:06:07 AM
Does not look like Kleggs next prog but Weston is on art and script duties for Dredd

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2dwiv2XoAIg3YG?format=jpg&name=medium)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sintec 28 May, 2021, 11:28:00 AM
That's one grumpy looking Dredd
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 28 May, 2021, 11:40:47 AM
That's one grumpy looking Dredd

Is there any other kind!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 28 May, 2021, 12:44:48 PM
That's one grumpy looking Dredd

If you do a 180 swap then he has the biggest smile ever :)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 04 June, 2021, 04:34:35 AM
Here is a panel by Tazio Bettin for the next arc of Sinister/Dexter:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2-y7-wXMAAjZvL?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 04 June, 2021, 06:15:05 AM
Shame its not Steve Yeowell, but looking good.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: DrJomster 04 June, 2021, 02:22:43 PM
No Yeowell? That’s a shame but interested to see how it turns out.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 04 June, 2021, 03:44:29 PM
I am strangely looking forward to Dexter as well. Pity about Yeowell but let’s give Tazio his shot. I am more interested too see if my running’s theory about how Sinister will return pan out
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 22 June, 2021, 06:47:47 PM
From Kenneth Niemand's twitter feed:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4bkJqsXoAgyZ_X?format=jpg&name=small)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 22 June, 2021, 07:06:33 PM
Can not wait!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 June, 2021, 03:35:43 AM
The cover for the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2021:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/51/a2/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 June, 2021, 04:16:06 AM
The write-up for the special:

This summer, the world of Judge Dredd explodes with the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special!

Do not miss this mega summertime storytelling event as characters from different 'Dreddworld' series all crossover into one epic adventure! Plotted by acclaimed writers Michael Carroll and Maura McHugh, this is epic storytelling from the galaxy's greatest comic!

Judge Dredd meets up with Cursed Earth Koburn in 'Biohazard' by Carroll and Ben Willsher, while over in Oz Chopper is a wanted man in 'Dreamgazer' by David Baillie and Tom Foster.

Armitage seeks out Devlin Waugh in Brit-Cit in 'Natural Fern Killer' by Liam Johnson and Robin Smith. Plus Judge Anderson deals with a paranormal threat, by Maura McHugh and Anna Morozova, and Hondo-Cit Judge Inaba has trouble on her turf, courtesy of Karl Stock and Neil Googe!

This is all wrapped-up in 'Apotheosis', by Carroll and McHugh, and drawn by Thought Bubble 2000 AD art competition winner James Newell!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: robprosser 23 June, 2021, 10:23:47 AM
I'm more than a little disappointed that the third volume of Janus Stark is digital only.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 23 June, 2021, 11:06:34 AM
I'm more than a little disappointed that the third volume of Janus Stark is digital only.

I'd not even noticed there was a third Janus Stark volume - yeah it would be a shame if that was digital only.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 June, 2021, 12:37:55 PM
Here is a preview of the sci-fi special:

https://2000ad.com/news/a-dredd-ful-summer-pre-order-the-2000-ad-sci-fi-special-now/ (https://2000ad.com/news/a-dredd-ful-summer-pre-order-the-2000-ad-sci-fi-special-now/)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 23 June, 2021, 02:02:23 PM
I'm more than a little disappointed that the third volume of Janus Stark is digital only.

I'd not even noticed there was a third Janus Stark volume - yeah it would be a shame if that was digital only.

As discussed elsewhere, but just to note here as well a hardcopy version is now in the shop

https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0121 (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/RCA-B0121)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 June, 2021, 04:07:00 PM
The covers for The Thirteenth Floor Vol.3:

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/00.large_-6.jpg)

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/00.large-7-2.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: BPP 23 June, 2021, 04:50:48 PM
Excellent - the hardcovers of this series are beautiful bits of design work.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 23 June, 2021, 05:11:08 PM
That’ll be the last one too, right? Will be nice to complete the set.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 June, 2021, 07:18:18 PM
That’ll be the last one too, right? Will be nice to complete the set.

Yes, the final one. Cano wait, with Doomlord this was my favorite strip in the Eagle.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 23 June, 2021, 09:24:28 PM
It's not. Unless I've made a huge mistake and Rebellion are now charging over four quid for digital delivery.

SBT
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Leigh S 23 June, 2021, 10:04:15 PM
The truth revealed!  Niemand is Gerry Finley Day!!


From Kenneth Niemand's twitter feed:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4bkJqsXoAgyZ_X?format=jpg&name=small)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: The Corinthian 23 June, 2021, 11:35:11 PM
Scrotnig!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 24 June, 2021, 02:23:46 PM
I have ordered a Stainless Steel Rat... was worried I would miss out

Yep, looks like the hardback is sold out.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 24 June, 2021, 09:24:10 PM
From Kenneth Niemand's twitter feed:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E4bkJqsXoAgyZ_X?format=jpg&name=small)
Finally the truth is revealed. Niemand writes in the attic.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 26 June, 2021, 11:26:23 AM
Coming to the prog in September (prog 2247 - 2251):

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! In Progs 2247-2249, future lawman Judge Dredd is trapped in house of horror in "The House on Bleaker Street"; Dexter and his comrades battle in the sewers in "Somewhere, Beyond the Sea"; Nolan Blake fights for his life in Skip Tracer: "Eden"; Jaegir returns and enters a dark place in "The Path of Kali"; and myths collide in modern-day London in "The Mask of Laverna"! Extra-sized jumping-on Prog 2250 sees the start of new stories - Judge Dredd is targeted in Atlantis in "The Hard Way"; the war with the Martians hots up in Scarlet Traces: Storm Front; demonic troubleshooters The Diaboliks have to hot-foot it out of Italy in "Arrivederci Roma"; Pandora Perfect gets her own series in "Mystery Moon"; and Cyd continues her journey across the universe in "The Out"!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL197707.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 26 June, 2021, 12:04:00 PM
Well that is just super news and man what an image!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sintec 26 June, 2021, 12:15:57 PM
That's a strong line up for 2250. And another Regened series getting a full run now in the main prog, is that 3 now? Will be interesting to see how Pandora adapts to the longer format.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: IndigoPrime 26 June, 2021, 01:28:51 PM
I hope The Out gets collected in HC. It’s such a great strip.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 26 June, 2021, 02:07:10 PM
Hopefully this round we do get The Out in prog 2250 because it was initially sold to run in prog 2234.  I am also glad to see that Jaegir will be making a return.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 02 July, 2021, 05:54:45 PM
Jake Lynch working on the next installment of Proteus Vex:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E5TWMkbWQAc4t3l?format=jpg&name=large)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rogue Judge 02 July, 2021, 10:09:11 PM
Love Jaegir! Hoping for a second collected volume soon too.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Max Headroom 05 July, 2021, 04:29:35 PM
Does anyone know if the forthcoming Rebellion edition of 'Fiends of the Eastern Front' (scheduled for 14th October on Forbidden Planet) will feature any material not covered in the Hachette Partworks hardcover? Seems strange that they would feature exactly the same stories and be released in such close proximity to each other.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dark Jimbo 05 July, 2021, 05:26:47 PM
Does anyone know if the forthcoming Rebellion edition of 'Fiends of the Eastern Front' (scheduled for 14th October on Forbidden Planet) will feature any material not covered in the Hachette Partworks hardcover? Seems strange that they would feature exactly the same stories and be released in such close proximity to each other.

The same material - that's actually why the Rebellion paperback was delayed.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 07 July, 2021, 04:18:58 AM
Cover by Ian Kennedy for Black Max Vol 2:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/7f/a2/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Barrington Boots 07 July, 2021, 09:19:23 AM
Sweet! Lot of love for that first Black Max book. I thought Chris Weston had done the cover for this, or have I got mixed up?
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 07 July, 2021, 09:24:10 AM
Sweet! Lot of love for that first Black Max book. I thought Chris Weston had done the cover for this, or have I got mixed up?

Didn't he do a version of the first volume? Or did I imagine that? Either way sweet Kennedy cover there.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: sheridan 07 July, 2021, 12:05:54 PM
Coming to the prog in September (prog 2247 - 2251):

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! In Progs 2247-2249, future lawman Judge Dredd is trapped in house of horror in "The House on Bleaker Street";


Y'know, I could swear we've been to Bleaker Street before but I can't place it...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: CalHab 07 July, 2021, 12:53:33 PM
177A Bleecker Street is the address of the Sanctum Sanctorum of Doctor Strange in the Marvel comics and films.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 07 July, 2021, 02:16:41 PM
Here is the Chris Weston cover for Black Max 2 (as show on the webstore):

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/7c/a2/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 07 July, 2021, 02:17:43 PM
The Ian Kennedy cover is for the HC version and the Chris Weston is the standard cover
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Rogue Judge 07 July, 2021, 03:02:58 PM
Cool cover, always happy to see Ian Kennedy getting more work from Rebellion.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 20 July, 2021, 01:29:29 PM
Brink Book Four - Paperback, 112 pages, 25th November 2021

Have we had this one listed yet?

(https://i.imgur.com/559hiWe.jpg)

The Fourth volume of the best-selling sci-fi detective series - Detective Bridget Kurtis has to solve a brand new mystery.

The entire planet of Mercury seems to have vanished and a video clip is implicated in what looks like a mass-kill... as always on the brink of existence, truth may be stranger than fiction.

In the late 21st century, after humanity has left the Earth it poisoned and now huddles in deep-space Habitats, life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, with many spilling over into madness

HSD cop Bridget Kurtis has investigated cults and murders that have driven her to the very edge, but now she must stop the spread of a viral video clip which sends viewers insane...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 20 July, 2021, 01:33:55 PM
Misty Presents: The Jaume Rumeu Collection - Paperback, 128 pages, 11th November 2021

"...and, of course - giant spiders..."

(https://i.imgur.com/3Av8wW6.jpg)

The Jaume Rumeu Collection is packed with four terrifying tales from the pages of Misty, which showcase the stunning art of Jaume Rumeu Perera, also known as Homero! Black widows, femme fatales, mad scientists and giant spiders abound in this nightmarish volume of classic Misty tales. This collection celebrates one of the most iconic villains in British girls' comics: the lethal Mrs. Webb, a raging femme fatale with killer style and a bone to pick with the British Establishment. Determined to take over the country with her army of giant arachnids, only two schoolgirls stand between her and global domination! Full of stunning artwork, terrifying twists, beautiful - but deadly - women, and, of course - giant spiders, this is an essential comic for any horror connoisseur.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 20 July, 2021, 05:50:40 PM
Oh man that Misty cover is devine.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Dash Decent 21 July, 2021, 01:34:31 AM
Judging Dredd : Examining the World of Judge Dredd - paperback, 228 pages, 5th July 2021, Sequart Research & Literacy Organisation

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

In 1977, future lawman Judge Dredd roared onto the pages of 2000AD and quickly became a fan favorite. Under the pens of John Wagner, Pat Mills, and many others, Dredd's world has thrilled fans and satirized society for over four decades.

Judging Dredd: Examining the World of Judge Dredd travels the mean streets of Mega-City One and the wastes of the Cursed Earth. This collection of essays examines the series and its world, from its greatest sagas, its predictions on national security, Dredd's weirdest crossovers, and even his movie adaptations. With a foreword by Matt Smith and an interview with Rob Williams, this book is a must for every Judge Dredd fan!

From Sequart Organization.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 21 July, 2021, 03:40:40 AM
The exclusive webstore cover for Megatropolis:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/a8/a2/00.large.jpg)

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 21 July, 2021, 03:41:18 AM
The cover for Megatropolis:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/a9/a2/00.large.jpg)

: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 21 July, 2021, 06:20:06 AM
Okay those covers for Megatropolis are fantastic.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 23 July, 2021, 07:36:57 PM
What to look out in the prog/meg for October:

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

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2000-AD-Cover-782x1024.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 28 July, 2021, 04:58:32 AM
Hellman of the Hammer Webstore exclusive Hardback Edition:

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/bc/a2/00.large.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Barrington Boots 28 July, 2021, 09:25:09 AM
oh that looks glorious
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: robprosser 28 July, 2021, 10:23:40 AM
I think I may just open a direct debit for these hardback editions...
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 28 July, 2021, 10:32:29 AM
This is what we call legal "theft" :)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Link Prime 29 July, 2021, 10:09:28 PM
Misty Presents: The Jaume Rumeu Collection - Paperback, 128 pages, 11th November 2021

"...and, of course - giant spiders..."

(https://i.imgur.com/3Av8wW6.jpg)

The Jaume Rumeu Collection is packed with four terrifying tales from the pages of Misty, which showcase the stunning art of Jaume Rumeu Perera, also known as Homero! Black widows, femme fatales, mad scientists and giant spiders abound in this nightmarish volume of classic Misty tales. This collection celebrates one of the most iconic villains in British girls' comics: the lethal Mrs. Webb, a raging femme fatale with killer style and a bone to pick with the British Establishment. Determined to take over the country with her army of giant arachnids, only two schoolgirls stand between her and global domination! Full of stunning artwork, terrifying twists, beautiful - but deadly - women, and, of course - giant spiders, this is an essential comic for any horror connoisseur.

Of all the recent announcements this one caught my eye...enjoyed the last few collections, and its all new material for me.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: broodblik 11 August, 2021, 05:16:51 PM
Super awesome "Exclusive Hardcover for Dreadnoughts":

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/3D-_DREADNAUGHTS_WEBSHOP-710x1024.jpg)
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Richard 11 August, 2021, 07:26:34 PM
I love that cover, it's quite striking!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: I, Cosh 11 August, 2021, 09:23:12 PM
That’s an incredible cover. It deserves better content.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Colin YNWA 12 August, 2021, 06:15:22 AM
That’s an incredible cover. It deserves better content.

Oh you controversial tinker!

It is indeed a stunning cover. I really enjoyed the story, though maybe not as much as others. i do want to re-read it though and look forward to the series coming back.
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: MumboJimbo 12 August, 2021, 12:10:28 PM
i do want to re-read it though and look forward to the series coming back.


I definitely got a lot more out of it reading it in one go. There's quite a lot going on. On one level it's a look at today's heavy-handed policing and governmental crackdowns on the right to protest, and where all that might lead us in a decade or so's time. Secondly, it's part of the Judge Dredd origin story. And lastly it's a fairly intricate police-procedural in it's own right. There's also the angle of a women trying to be taken seriously in doing a traditionally male role (that role being fascist bully-boy), so you're kinda routing for her, while being appalled by her at the same time, like you are with Dredd!
: Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
: Max Headroom 12 August, 2021, 02:13:17 PM
Does anyone know if the forthcoming 'Slaine: Dragontamer' will have a webshop exclusive version or just the standard hardcover available from Forbidden Planet?
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: broodblik 18 August, 2021, 04:01:12 AM
Slaine Dragontamer Webshop Edition (HC):

(https://images.rebellion.click/productVersion/20/a3/00.large.jpg)
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: CalHab 20 August, 2021, 09:51:26 AM
The art on that was excellent.
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: AlexF 20 August, 2021, 10:34:18 AM
I actually rather liked the story as well, although I never really got my head around the whole Trojan thing this carries over from the Bruitania Chronicles. I am dimly aware that some old 'history of Britain' introduced the (totally made up) idea of Trojans coming to Britain and founding an Empire, but I don't know what the relevance is of these people being Trojans - I guess for Mills they represent Religious/Scientific/Industrial 'progress' which makes them an enemy to Slaine/the Earth Goddess. But I've no awareness of why 'Trojans' merit this kind of association? I guess because they also, legnedarily, founded Rome, which went on to become the source of all progress evil??

Anyway, probably a discussion for another thread!
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: sheridan 20 August, 2021, 10:53:09 AM
You'd have to ask a historian why they associated Brutus of Troy with the founding of Britain - though the mythology goes back 12 hundred years.
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: broodblik 20 August, 2021, 10:56:23 AM
Something interesting about the Dragontamer collection: Dragontamer features multiple pages that have been remastered specifically for this collection by Manco, enhancing his storytelling and critically-acclaimed work, and transforming the original serialised story into a career-defining work of art!

This might sway me to get the collection..........
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: CalHab 20 August, 2021, 11:02:22 AM
That's interesting. The story may work better as a collection as well, so I may purchase. I must admit that I didn't think it was Mills at his best when I read it in the prog.
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: broodblik 20 August, 2021, 04:50:51 PM
What to look out in the prog for November:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! Prog 2256 is the fourth bumper Regened all-ages takeover issue featuring complete stories. Cadet Dredd and his clone-brother Rico take to the streets of Mega-City One for Lawmaster handling with a difference; Middenface McNulty has some canine help in "Strontium Dug"; young wizards have a schooling in 'Lowborn High'; plus lots more! Meanwhile, in Progs 2257-2259, Judge Dredd's life is turned into a musical, The Diaboliks battle a gang of supernatural villains in "London Calling"; Cyd meets one of the universe's most celebrated pop stars in "The Out''; the war against the Martians intensifies in Scarlet Traces: Storm Front; and it's Dexter vs dinosaurs!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL203919.jpg)
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: broodblik 20 August, 2021, 04:51:31 PM
What to look out in the meg for November:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd! The lawman is determined to crack down on strange wall-scrawling in 'A Dream of a Thousand Flowers"; Devlin Waugh has one last chance in Hell in "The Reckoning"; The Returners reach the end of the road in "Amazonia"; there's double trouble in Tale From the Black Museum: Double Jeopardy; and Angel enacts his vengeance in the finale to Angelic: "Restitution." Plus there's interviews, features, and in the bagged GN the Alienist returns for "Inhuman Natures" by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby and Eoin Coveney!

(https://www.previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL203939.jpg)
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: Colin YNWA 20 August, 2021, 05:08:16 PM
Wow I LOVE that cover!
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: broodblik 20 August, 2021, 07:22:19 PM
More news for November releases:

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

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2000-AD-Prog-2256-Regened-cover-785x1024.jpg)
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: sheridan 23 August, 2021, 08:52:49 PM
The Out returns!
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: Richard 23 August, 2021, 10:41:19 PM
Love The Out. Also looking forward to The Alienist.
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: MumboJimbo 24 August, 2021, 11:30:55 AM
It looks like the December Meg will be a jump-on. Hopefully Lawless or Dreadnaughts will return!
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: Link Prime 24 August, 2021, 11:48:16 AM
Also looking forward to The Alienist.

Is it returning, or only a reprint in an upcoming Meg floppy?

Eoin Coveney is a remarkable artist, shame we haven't seen more from him in the Prog regardless.
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: Richard 24 August, 2021, 03:53:53 PM
Damn! Serves me right for only skim-reading.
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: Dash Decent 27 August, 2021, 11:44:54 AM
Does not look like Kleggs next prog but Weston is on art and script duties for Dredd

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2dwiv2XoAIg3YG?format=jpg&name=medium)

It looks like that construction worker guy is another Stan Lee cameo.

'Nuff said.
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: norton canes 27 August, 2021, 02:28:47 PM
Just seen that Eoin Coveney has lots of finished panels and production sketches from all eight instalments of The Alienist: Inhuman Natures among tons of other fantastic artwork on his Behance pages (https://www.behance.net/eoincoveney).
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: Barrington Boots 27 August, 2021, 03:40:34 PM
Just seen that Eoin Coveney has lots of finished panels and production sketches from all eight instalments of The Alienist: Inhuman Natures among tons of other fantastic artwork on his Behance pages (https://www.behance.net/eoincoveney).

Well worth looking at these, some cool stuff there. Good find Norton!
Shame we haven't seen more Eoin Coveney in the Prog.
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: broodblik 17 September, 2021, 01:00:54 PM
Coming to the prog in December:

Incredible SF action from the Eisner-nominated UK anthology! The last two regular issues of the year wrap up the storylines - Sensitive Klegg puts on a show no one will forget in Judge Dredd: The Musical; the Martian war reaches its climax in Scarlet Traces: Storm Front; The Diaboliks battle an alliance of villains in "London Calling"; Cyd is on the run again in The Out; and Dexter has dino-trouble! The Galaxy's Greatest Comic celebrates Xmas with another stunning 100-page bumper issue, featuring a brand-new line-up of stories - Judge Dredd teams up with a couple of familiar faces in "Trinity"; Proteus Vex is the universe's most wanted in "Desire Paths"; The Order journey into the depths of unknown time in "Fantastic Voyage"; shock revelations rock our team of warriors in Kingmaker: "Falls the Shadow"; go beyond the veil in The Fall of Deadworld: "Jessica"; plus there's a seasonal trip to Mega-City One's most infamous penitentiary, and lots more!

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL207613.jpg)
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: broodblik 17 September, 2021, 01:02:08 PM
Coming to the Meg in December:

More action and adventure in the future-shocked world of Judge Dredd!  A brand-new line-up starts this issue - Metta Lawson gets involved in politics in Lawless: "Ballots Over"; a former Judge has vengeance in her mind in new Cursed Earth series "Death Cap"; Psi-Judge Lillian Storm must cross into the underworld in "Dead and Gone"; and Nia Jones must work with Detective-Judge Armitage when a new gang moves on Brit-Cit in Diamond Dogs III. Plus there's a complete seasonal Dredd story, interviews, features, and the bagged graphic novel is a collection of Xmas tales from the Big Meg!

(https://previewsworld.com/SiteImage/MainImage/STL207547.jpg)
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: sheridan 17 September, 2021, 01:10:43 PM
Coming to the prog in December:

 plus there's a seasonal trip to Mega-City One's most infamous penitentiary, and lots more![/i]

Devil's Island?  Iso-Block 666?  Something new that we haven't seen yet?
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: Colin YNWA 17 September, 2021, 01:11:59 PM
Well there's two big WAYHEYS in the solicitations for December. Firstly Kingmaker is back - couldn't be more pleased... well actually that's not true as

LAWLESS IS BACKKKKKK!!!!

I mean I take Jim's point about the Meg not being defined by whether Lawless is in it or not... but at the same time... LAWLESS IS BACKKKKK!!!!

Also the possible opening line-up for the 2022 Prog - Dredd, Kingmaker, The Order, Deadworld and Proteus Vex is super strong in my eyes.
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: sintec 17 September, 2021, 01:12:03 PM
That's a stonking line up for the xmas prog and looks like it'll be a strong lineup for the new year with Proteus Vex, Kingmaker, The Order and Deadworld.  And more Lawless in the meg! Not so thrilled to see Diamond Dogs continuing, it's just no engaging me at the moment but maybe the crossover with Armitage will help (maybe).
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: broodblik 17 September, 2021, 01:27:28 PM
Just one question when are Brink coming back maybe it is for the 45th anniversary prog? The line-up looks super strong for the prog.

PS - Sorry Jim, but LAWLESS, LAWLESS, LAWLESS !!!!!!
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: I, Cosh 17 September, 2021, 03:17:20 PM
Also the possible opening line-up for the 2022 Prog - Dredd, Kingmaker, The Order, Deadworld and Proteus Vex is super strong in my eyes.
Might be jumping the gun there. I'd guess a one-of, as all the ongoing Fall of Deadworld stories have had a one word adjectival title (despite what Barney says about the first one.) Plus Tharg normally likes to keep one of the January strips under wraps until nearer the time.

Brink is definitely due back sometime soon.
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: Colin YNWA 17 September, 2021, 03:36:10 PM
Also the possible opening line-up for the 2022 Prog - Dredd, Kingmaker, The Order, Deadworld and Proteus Vex is super strong in my eyes.
Might be jumping the gun there. I'd guess a one-of, as all the ongoing Fall of Deadworld stories have had a one word adjectival title (despite what Barney says about the first one.) Plus Tharg normally likes to keep one of the January strips under wraps until nearer the time.

Brink is definitely due back sometime soon.

That's a fair point - would be happy if it was back, but we'll see what lands. Would be nice to start the year with a new strip too...
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: I, Cosh 17 September, 2021, 03:50:48 PM
True. Whatever happened to that Milligan and Dayglo strip: The Underground Railroad?
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: Rogue Judge 17 September, 2021, 04:09:17 PM
I echo the excitement for Lawless! Would also love to see more Kingmaker!
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: broodblik 17 September, 2021, 04:36:38 PM
True. Whatever happened to that Milligan and Dayglo strip: The Underground Railroad?

The Devils Railroad not sure but it looks like it has disappeared in obscurity
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: Jim_Campbell 17 September, 2021, 06:27:13 PM
True. Whatever happened to that Milligan and Dayglo strip: The Underground Railroad?

Possibly delayed by Rufus’ relocation to France and subsequently having to practically build a new studio from scratch? He was Instagram-ing photos of himself up to his knees in rubble a few weeks back…
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: I, Cosh 17 September, 2021, 07:41:08 PM
Ah! Interesting. Anywhere near Lascaux?
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: The Corinthian 18 September, 2021, 10:26:58 AM
True. Whatever happened to that Milligan and Dayglo strip: The Underground Railroad?

The Devils Railroad not sure but it looks like it has disappeared in obscurity

If I read my notes right it was promoted as a Thrills of the Future back in Prog 2122 in the spring of 2019. I'm getting that early 1990s vibe when stories like Kola Kommandos and Firekind would turn up years after Tharg started promoting them (hopefully this will be more like the latter than the former).
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: Dark Jimbo 18 September, 2021, 10:38:29 AM
*coughDragontamercough*
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: broodblik 18 September, 2021, 11:37:20 AM
......but the difference is whom can end a series in two panels where as the whole thing was written as a possible trilogy, rewrite on rewrite.........
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: The Monarch 18 September, 2021, 12:45:13 PM
Hey remember the days when a megaepic was a megaepic and not dripfed to us like the current downlode story is?

i miss those days
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: The Corinthian 19 September, 2021, 01:14:29 PM
Hey remember the days when a megaepic was a megaepic and not dripfed to us like the current downlode story is?

i miss those days

Remember how everyone used to bitch about how long Tom Tully could string out a storyline for?
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: broodblik 21 September, 2021, 09:16:00 AM
Something interesting about the Dragontamer collection: Dragontamer features multiple pages that have been remastered specifically for this collection by Manco, enhancing his storytelling and critically-acclaimed work, and transforming the original serialised story into a career-defining work of art!

This might sway me to get the collection..........

Here is an article that shows how the pages has been enhanced:

https://2000ad.com/news/slaine-remastered-see-leo-mancos-stunning-new-pages-for-dragontamer-collection/ (https://2000ad.com/news/slaine-remastered-see-leo-mancos-stunning-new-pages-for-dragontamer-collection/)
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: broodblik 20 October, 2021, 01:55:28 PM
An interesting publication related to the years covers:

https://2000ad.com/news/pre-order-now-the-first-2000-ad-covers-uncovered-annual/ (https://2000ad.com/news/pre-order-now-the-first-2000-ad-covers-uncovered-annual/)

(https://2000ad.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Covers-Uncovered-779x1024.jpg)
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: IndigoPrime 20 October, 2021, 02:21:39 PM
Nice idea. I might have to grab one of those.
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: Colin YNWA 20 October, 2021, 02:29:38 PM
Yeah I agree - that's a very smart looking move. Be interesting to see the format "square-bound bookazine" looks and feels bt it sounds very enticing (well aside from my irrational hatred of the word bookazine!

Defo purchase.
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: BPP 20 October, 2021, 02:32:03 PM
That’s a very cool development to covers uncovered. Auto-purchase.
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: sintec 20 October, 2021, 02:53:53 PM
Yeah very interesting idea. I do a digital sub and then buy trades of the things I like for re-reads. This would make a nice addition to the collection. Especially at that price.
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: Colin YNWA 20 October, 2021, 04:35:09 PM
Wonder if our Pete 'the lovely' Wells will get a mention in it for originating the Blog which (kinda) spawned this... arh a sentence with Pete Wells and spawned feels so right...
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: norton canes 20 October, 2021, 05:12:09 PM
What's a 'square-bound bookazine format'?
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: IndigoPrime 20 October, 2021, 05:24:59 PM
Any magazine you see with a flat spine is in that format. The Megazine briefly had it a couple of times. Most videogame mags and the like still do.
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: The Monarch 21 October, 2021, 02:29:12 AM
The panini marvel reprints had them for a while before the pandemic killed them
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: broodblik 21 October, 2021, 10:29:25 AM
Judge Dredd: The Musical by Rob Williams and Chris Weston - running in prog 2259-2261.

A few sample pages:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCM4LskWQAI8uXe?format=jpg&name=medium)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FCNfC-qWEAAU4f0?format=jpg&name=medium)