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OUT NOW – Flesh: Midnight Cowboys!

The 23rd century, mankind is surviving on synthetic food, but the Trans-Time corporation has a solution: sending its employees back in time to the age of the dinosaurs and butcher them for their meat… but these humungous beasts aren’t afraid to bite back!

This futuristic Western story by Pat Mills and James McKay, and with cover art by Mark Harrison, is now available in an exclusive digital-only graphic novel for the first time!

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Created by Pat Mills, Flesh was one of the original stories featured all the way back in Prog 1, and quickly became a fan-favourite for bloodthirsty readers. Originally running from 1977 until 1979, there was a smattering of stories in the 1990s, but in 2007 the dinosaurs were brought back to life and Flesh was fully revived, and has been a staple of the Prog ever since.

In the original strip, and this – the modern continuation with art by James McKay – time travelling corporations send humans back to the ancient past to farm dinosaurs for meat to feed a hungry future, but the employees of Trans Time discover pretty quickly that their dinner likes to fight back!

The new digital releases will be available from the 2000 AD app for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices, as DRM-free PDF/CBZ downloads from the 2000 AD webshop, and on Amazon Kindle devices.

We have more brilliant digital releases coming in this series of collections, the full list includes:

5 May – Time Flies – Garth Ennis (w) Philip Bond, John Beeston, Roger Langridge (a)

2 June – Slaughter Bowl – John Smith (w) Paul Peart (a)

7 July – Aquila Volume II: The Burning Fields – Gordon Rennie (w) Paul Davidson, Patrick Goddard (a)

4 August – Bad City Blue – Alan Grant (w) Robin Smith (a)

1 September – Firekind – John Smith (w) Paul Marshall (a)

6 October – Dark Justice: Torture Garden – David Hine (w) Nick Percival (a)

3 November – Tales from the Black Museum: Volume One – including John Wagner, Al Ewing, Dan Abnett, Simon Spurrier, John Smith, Alan Grant (w) Shaun Thomas, John Ridgway, Dylan Teague, Rufus Dayglo, Dean Ormston (a)

1 December Durham Red: Born Bad – Alec Worley (w) Ben Willsher, Lee Carter (a)

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Preview: Flesh: Midnight Cowboys by Pat Mills and James McKay!

We’re very excited to share a preview of Flesh: Midnight Cowboys ahead of its release in just under two weeks’ time! It’s the latest title in our brand new series of digital-only 2000 AD collections for 2021!

Created by Pat Mills, Flesh was one of the original stories featured all the way back in Prog 1, and quickly became a fan-favourite for bloodthirsty readers. Originally running from 1977 until 1979, there was a smattering of stories in the 1990s, but in 2007 the dinosaurs were brought back to life and Flesh was fully revived, and has been a staple of the Prog ever since.

In the original strip, and this – the modern continuation with art by James McKay – time travelling corporations send humans back to the ancient past to farm dinosaurs for meat to feed a hungry future, but the employees of Trans Time discover pretty quickly that their dinner likes to bite back!

You can check out the first four pages of Flesh: Midnight Cowboys below, and it’s out on April 7th – available from the 2000 AD app, as DRM-free download from the 2000 AD webshop, and on Amazon Kindle devices.

The new digital releases will be available from the 2000 AD app for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices, as DRM-free PDF/CBZ downloads from the 2000 AD webshop, and on Amazon Kindle devices.

We have more brilliant digital releases coming in this series of collections, the full list includes:

5 May Time Flies – Garth Ennis (w) Philip Bond, John Beeston, Roger Langridge (a)

2 June Slaughter Bowl – John Smith (w) Paul Peart (a)

7 July Aquila Volume II: The Burning Fields – Gordon Rennie (w) Paul Davidson, Patrick Goddard (a)

4 August Bad City Blue – Alan Grant (w) Robin Smith (a)

1 September Firekind – John Smith (w) Paul Marshall (a)

6 October – Dark Justice: Torture Garden – David Hine (w) Nick Percival (a)

3 November – Tales from the Black Museum: Volume One – including John Wagner, Al Ewing, Dan Abnett, Simon Spurrier, John Smith, Alan Grant (w) Shaun Thomas, John Ridgway, Dylan Teague, Rufus Dayglo, Dean Ormston (a)

1 December Durham Red: Born Bad – Alec Worley (w) Ben Willsher, Lee Carter (a)

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2000AD Covers Uncovered – Twisted Sister!

Not content with being a prolific interior strip artdroid, the brilliant Clint Langley is a Gruddamned cover machine! His glorious cover for Prog 2013 is his 75th prog cover, that’s quite a habit he’s got there!

This 2000AD Covers special will look at not only Clint’s recent covers, but also some of the wonderful social media ads he produced to, quote, “promote 2000AD, because I love it to bits!”

Below is, quite aptly, a cowboy shot of the rather wicked Claw Carver, claw and all!

 It’s balloons he misses the most…

Next up, a taste of what was to come…

The head of the heard, company man Earl Reagan…

His name is Earl.

Ah, who remembers those limited edition Alamosaur Burgers?

Warning, eating too many of these would give you a megasorearse.

Next, a lovely study of the Fleshdozer…

The fleshdozer never sleeps!

Claw’s errant daughter, Vegas…

Viva, lost Vegas.

And finally another image of good old Carver – He IS the claw!

The Blooded Claw!

This brings us neatly to Clint’s Flesh Cover Gallery for the Gorehead saga. Clint often delights fans by adopting a coherent style across a series of covers. He didn’t dissappoint here, going for a very effective black and white vibe for this arc of Flesh. The first cover was for Prog 2001, foreshadowing the fate of many…

“Sheesh! Anyone got a breath mint?”

Followed by the buttock clenchingly tense moment when father finally catches up with his daughter…

” ‘CLAW! I mean, ‘DRAW!’ “

 And finally we see Earl Reagan taking on Gorehead and a whole heard of T-Rexes, on a horse, with a pointy stick. He’s in trouble…

So brave! So handsome! So dead!

After finishing the current arc of Flesh, Tharg allowed Clint his allocated 3 second oil break before ordering him to work on a scrotnig cover for new story Hope. This griity, noire-esque story is set in an alternate 1940’s Hollywood, where occult magic is the norm. Mallory Hope is a private investigator with a talent for black magic and nose for trouble.

In the City of Angels, Mallory or constantly haunted by his demons, particularly a rather spooky nun in a gas mask…

Sister Wilf was off to see Father Flatulence again…

Huuuuge thanks to Clint for sending the images. Surely he must be one of Tharg’s most versatile droids! Those earthlets who have Facebook accounts should check out “The Art of Clint Langley” group for more amazing images!  

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2000AD Covers Uncovered – Prog 2001 Gorehead Revisited!

Flesh returns to Prog 2001 as we discover wat became of Gorehead, Carver and the gang at the Trans-Time Corporation. Clint Langley breaks out his amazing digital toolbox to bring us some seriously eyepopping visuals in the story, including the glorious cover above.

Clint’s previous cover was for Prog 1980, a chilling vision of Death and his world for the excellent Deadworld series Tainted. Clint was kind enough to send the inks for the fearsome foursome. This massive peice was done at A2 and must be an awesome sight to behold!

(It’s on a peice of wire on his belt.)

And here’s Clint’s digital painting. The man is a true visionary when it comes to working digitally…

The Harlem Heroes have let themselves go…

Massive thanks to Clint for sending the amazing images, I can’t wait to see what he, Pat and Gorehead have in store for us!