From future wars to Ant Wars: what's in store from 2000 AD for 2018?

Hitting 2018 running with the graphic novel releases into spring from the Galaxy's Greatest Comics!

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The year is not yet over but the droids at 2000 AD are already making sure your 2018 is a Thrill-powered one!

The graphic novel releases for January-April showcase some of the best of the old and best of the new from the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, with reprints of Judge Dredd from the dawn of the new millennium and modern ABC Warriors tales, as well as classic series such as Ant Wars. The Treasury of British Comics line continues with The Beatles Story from the pages of Look In, while Grey Area collects Dan Abnett and Karl Richardson's prescient SF take on current global concerns.

The beginning of the year is shaping up NICELY with:

  • January: Grey Area: This Island Earth
  • February: Ant Wars, The Beatles Story
  • March: ABC Warriors: The Mek Files 04
  • April: Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files #31 (UK), Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files #15 (US)

Set Thrill-buffers to maximum, Earthlets - and make sure you pick up the new graphic novel releases from 2000 AD!

GREY AREA: THIS ISLAND EARTH

CREATIVE TEAM: Dan Abnett (w) Karl Richardson, Lee Carter, Patrick Goddard (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
REGIONS: UK, North America, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 11th January 2018
PAPERBACK, 178 pages
PRICE: £16.99 (UK) $19.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781086025
DIAMOND: NOV171841

North America, 2045. The Global Exo Segregation Zone (aka the "Grey Area") is a huge holding area in Arizona housing all manner of aliens hoping to visit earth: a melting pot for alien disputes, crime and inter-species misunderstandings! The only thing standing in the way of chaos is the Exo Transfer Control squads: heavily-armed immigration cops that keep the peace and make sure everyone has their papers in order. From contemptuous extra-terrestrial ambassadors with diplomatic immunity, to right-wing xenophobic militants and alien freeloaders disguised as luggage: new recruit Jana Birdy discovers that life in the E.T.C. might be the most interesting job on Earth - and the most dangerous!

Available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop, 2000 AD iPad app, 2000 AD Android app, 2000 AD Windows 10 app

ANT WARS

CREATIVE TEAM: Gerry Finley-Day, Simon Spurrier (w) Jose Luis Ferrer, Alfonso Azpiri, Cam Kennedy, Lanzo, Pena (a), Steve Potter, Pete Knight, Bill Nuttall, John Aldrich, Ellie De Ville (l)
REGIONS: UK, North America, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 8th February 2018
PAPERBACK, 114 pages
PRICE: £12.99 (UK) $17.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781085509
DIAMOND: TBC

ANT WARS: When military personnel spray an untested insecticide on ants in the Brazilian rainforest, the colony mutate into super-intelligent creatures with a taste for human flesh! As the terrifying army head closer towards civilisation, Captain Villa and a young forest native race ahead in the vain attempt to warn a thoroughly unprepared world! Written by Gerry Finley-Day (Rogue Trooper), with Art by Joe Ferrer (Robo-Hunter), Azpiri (Black Hawk) and many others, Ant Wars is an exhilarating take on classic sci-fi movies.

ZANCUDO: 2127 AD: High above the Peruvian rainforest, vast, eerie creatures fix compound eyes on a vessel transporting the notorious Fendito ‘the Bandito’ back into custody in the South-Am mega-city of Cuidad Barranquilla. For ‘Banana City’ judges Xavi Ancizar and Sofia Perez, the bug hunt is just beginning ... Written by Simon Spurrier (X-Men Legacy) and featuring the art of British comics legend Cam Kennedy (Judge Dredd), witness all-out insect war with mankind in the middle!

Available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop, 2000 AD iPad app, 2000 AD Android app, 2000 AD Windows 10 app

THE BEATLES STORY

CREATIVE TEAM: Angus Allan (w) Arthur Ranson (a)
REGIONS: UK, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 22nd February 2018
HARDCOVER, 57 pages
PRICE: £12.99 (UK) $17.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781086179
DIAMOND: TBC

The very first graphic novel to chart the creation, evolution and breakup of the fab four, first published in 1981. The Beatles Story is an exceptionally drawn account of the band from one of the UK's leading artists of his generation, Arthur Ranson (Judge Dredd, Button Man). It includes fascinating insights into Paul McCartney and John Lennon's first encounter, their early gigs in Hamburg's Kaiser Keller, through to the recording of the legendary Abbey Road album and the band's break-up. First published in the pages of legendary UK youth magazine Look In, this beautifully illustrated account is a treat for both the devoted Beatles admirer and new fans alike.

Available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop, 2000 AD iPad app, 2000 AD Android app, 2000 AD Windows 10 app

ABC WARRIORS: THE MEK FILES 04

CREATIVE TEAM: Pat Mills (w) Clint Langley (a) Simon Bowland
REGIONS: UK, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 23rd March 2018
HARDCOVER, 123 pages
PRICE: £25 (UK) $35.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781086230
DIAMOND: TBC

Continuing the legendary ABC Warriors definitive collection series Been to hell - Lived to tell! Travelling across Mars to recruit their latest companion, the battle-scarred A.B.C. Warriors reminisce about their part in the Volgan War - a vicious conflict fought for oil on Earth. As the droids Hammerstein, Mongrol, Joe Pineapples, Deadlock and Blackblood all relate their memories of the war, old mysteries are revealed and ancient grudges are rekindled! This collects the first two parts of The Volgan War, Pat Mills and Clint Langley's brain-boggling A.B.C. Warriors epic!

Available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop, 2000 AD iPad app, 2000 AD Android app, 2000 AD Windows 10 app

JUDGE DREDD: THE COMPLETE CASE FILES #31

CREATIVE TEAM: John Wagner, Alan Grant (w) Cam Kennedy, Andy Clarke, Duncan Fegredo, Mick McMahon, Simon Coleby, Siku, Colin Wilson, Jason Brashill, Dean Ormston, Simon Davis, Steve Parkhouse, Peter Doherty, Paul Marshall, Ben Willsher, Henry Flint, Jock, Wayne Reynolds, Simon Coleby, Anthony Williams, Ben Oliver, Richard Elson (a)
REGIONS: UK, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 5th April 2018
paperback, 290 PAGES
PRICE: £19.99 (UK) $24.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781086315
DIAMOND: TBC

The galaxy’s number one bounty hunter, Trapper Hag, has escaped his Iso-Cube prison with only one thing on his mind – the death of Judge Dredd! Meanwhile, the miniature robotic garden guardians, the Banzai Battallion help Dredd foil a kidnapping and Hogwash college’s greatest pupil – Harry Snotter – makes the mistake of visiting Mega-City One.

JUDGE DREDD: THE COMPLETE CASE FILES #15 (US EDITION)

CREATIVE TEAM: John Wagner, Alan Grant (w) Carlos Ezquerra, Steve Dillon, Cam Kennedy, Ron Smith, John Hicklenton, Jim Baikie, Anthony Williams, Steve Yeowell, Gary Caldwell, Mike Hadley, George Coleman (a) Tom Frame (l)
Dermot Power G Vanyo G Dean Ormston G Will Simpson
REGIONS: UK, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 5th April 2018
paperback, 290 PAGES
PRICE: £19.99 (UK) $24.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781086315
DIAMOND: TBC

In the aftermath of ‘Necropolis’, Judge Dredd returns to full duty, policing the mean streets of Mega-City One and beyond. No one can escape the law; not even in the Emerald Isle! Volume 15 features stories published in the very first issues of 2000 AD’s monthly sister publication, The Judge Dredd Megazine.