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Spoilers => Other Reviews => : sheridan 21 December, 2018, 12:02:29 AM

: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: sheridan 21 December, 2018, 12:02:29 AM
2000AD won't be doing a Free Comic Book Day comic next year (as I remember the official rules seemed to be an attempt to stop quality comics being published this year and last year).


All is not lost, however, as we'll be getting a 99p or 99c comic instead, featuring the villains of 2000AD!


Bleeding Cool (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/12/20/2000ad-will-cheat-free-comic-book-day-2019-with-villains-takeover-99-cent-special/) had a rather misleading title, but also has a cover preview and a list of contents.


* Judge Death: The Judge Who Laughs by Rob Williams and Henrik Sahlstrom
* Lord Weird Slough Feg: Lord of the Hunt by Pat Mills and Kyle Hotz
* Brass and Bland: The Professionals by Karl Stock and Kael Ngu
* Stix: Sleeping Dogs Lie by Matt Smith and Chris Weston
* Terror Tale: Last of the Hellphibians by Henry Flint


(is that the first time Karl Stock has written a story for the Galaxy's Greatest, rather than an article?)


While there's no 2000AD FCBD this year, there will be Treasury of British Comics presents Funny Pages, making use of recent acquisitions by Rebellion, such as Sweeney Toddler.
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: TordelBack 21 December, 2018, 12:09:33 AM
A Stix tale, eh?  Interesting development.
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: broodblik 21 December, 2018, 03:10:54 AM
Hopefully it is digitally available as well
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: broodblik 21 December, 2018, 03:17:15 AM
Here is another article related to the "Funny Pages": https://2000ad.com/post/4766 (https://2000ad.com/post/4766)
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: Colin YNWA 21 December, 2018, 06:31:40 AM
I do wonder what FCBD's beef is with 2000ad. Still we all gain as this mean no need to rush to the shop and hopefully I can order this since its chargable. I wonder how shows will handle it?

Looks great too!
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: sheridan 21 December, 2018, 11:20:21 AM
I do wonder what FCBD's beef is with 2000ad. Still we all gain as this mean no need to rush to the shop and hopefully I can order this since its chargable. I wonder how shows will handle it?

Looks great too!

Best theory I've heard is that Rebellion shows up the larger companies who are content to reprint portions of their ongoing titles which you then have to buy to get the end of the story (or a few pages from an upcoming comic).  There are some very honourable exceptions, but some of the stuff I've picked up on FCBD has been pitiful.
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: Bolt-01 21 December, 2018, 04:01:24 PM
Karl may not have written any strip before for TMO, but he's written a few for FQP, including three Judge Dredd strips for Zarjaz (Z18, Z20 & Z26) Nice to see him getting a chance to flex his mental muscles again and a Matt Smith helmed Stix tale sounds suitably Zarjaz!
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: Hawkmumbler 22 December, 2018, 08:35:53 PM
Fingers crossed I can make it next year, missed the last years event and, shockingly, have yet to read the FCBD prog! It's been a crazy old year so must get around to that...
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: Richard 23 December, 2018, 10:57:24 AM
It's hard to see an anti-Rebellion conspiracy at work here when there's a Treasury of British Comics FCBD issue this year.
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: IndigoPrime 23 December, 2018, 11:26:24 AM
Quite. And the cheap 2000AD comic is a smart move. I hope those are readily available.
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: sheridan 31 December, 2018, 05:59:41 PM
It's hard to see an anti-Rebellion conspiracy at work here when there's a Treasury of British Comics FCBD issue this year.

I refer you to my earlier comment about Rebellion showing up other publishers by usually presenting all-new content versus their selections of reprint and promo pages from forthcoming comics.  The Treasure FCBD comic you mention is advertised as reprint material.
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: The Monarch 31 December, 2018, 08:28:45 PM
oh gosh chris weston drawing the stixes thats gonna be a treat
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: Darren Stephens 06 May, 2019, 10:26:24 AM
Just seen some chancer trying to sell the Villains special for £12:99 + postage on Ebay....I put an offer in for 99p. ;-)  (It was refused, of course, but I've ordered it from the toof webshop...for 99p. )
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: IndigoPrime 06 May, 2019, 11:23:31 AM
Useful links for fans of Rebellion:

2019 specials bundle (including Villains special): https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/B0011
^ All six of the new specials, for 20 quid, including postage

2000 AD Villains special: https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/SPE1902
^ 99p + £1.67 postage = £2.66

Funny Pages via A Place In Space: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362641131666
^ Only five left at the time of writing. 99p + 95p postage. APIS also has a slew of other FCBD stuff available for the same price. Postage drops sharply to 25p per item once you grab more than one.

FWIW, I’ve bought FCBD from APIS for a few years now. The packaging they use is probably best described as bulletproof. To date, the service has been unfailingly excellent.
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: Darren Stephens 06 May, 2019, 09:13:56 PM
....the same guy now has another copy up for a tenner. I don't know why, but this bugs the hell out of me. Like, out of all proportion!  >:(
: Re: Free Comic Book Day 2019
: O Lucky Stevie! 10 May, 2019, 09:03:48 AM
Diamond shipped this week --ie a week late-- to Stevie's  LCS.

So if you are outside the UK & missed a copy it might be worth making a return visit to your LCS.