PRE-ORDER NOW: The Last American

Back in print after more than a decade, John Wagner, Alan Grant, and Mick McMahon's tour de force is a chilling but prescient parable for our modern times

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"For me this is one of the very best comic books ever published" - Garth Ennis

Back in print after more than a decade, this tour de force by three of British comics' greatest talents is a chilling but prescient parable for our modern times.

After the Apocalypse, the last man alive is tasked with delivering Ultimate Victory. Twenty years after a global nuclear war destroyed the world, Captain Ulysses Pilgrim is woken from suspended animation by three military robot aides. Selected by his superiors to survive the initial onslaught, Pilgrim now has one last mission; to scour through post-holocaust U.S.A. in the search for other survivors.

Originally published in 1990 by Marvel Comics’ Epic imprint, the series was last reprinted by Com.X in 2004 but has since remained out of print.

Written as the Reagan administration came to a close, The Last American takes place 20 years after a global nuclear war, when Captain Ulysses S Pilgrim is awakened from suspended animation to discover what is left of the world. But as the truth begins to sink in - that he is, in fact, the last American - Pilgrim's mind begins to turn on itself and delves into how he came to survive the calamity that claimed the world.

This stunning series marks the end but also the creative height of the writing partnership between John Wagner and Alan Grant, who worked extensively together on Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog for 2000 AD. Meanwhile, the unique style of Mick McMahon that made him a fan favourite reaches its zenith with pages that speak of unspeakable destruction and oppressive isolation, his muted colours used to maximum effect as Pilgrim discovers that he is a stranger in a strange land.

The Last American will be available from April 11 in the UK and June 6 in North America print from book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond, as well as digitally from the 2000 AD webshop, and the 2000 AD iPad, Android, and Windows 10 apps.

REGIONS: US and UK print and worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 11 April 2017 (UK) 26 April 2017 (US)
PAPERBACK - 130 PAGES
PRICE: £15.99 (UK) $19.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781085448
DIAMOND: FEB171839