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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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Preview: The Mean Arena Volume 1 – All To Slay For!

We’re super excited to unveil a preview of The Mean Arena Volume 1: All To Slay For ahead of its release in a couple of weeks, the latest title in our brand new series of digital-only 2000 AD collections for 2021!

Created by Tom Tully and John Richardson, and debuting in 2000 AD Prog 178, in this Rollerball-meets-Roy of the Rovers game, the highly gifted striker of Slater’s Slayers, Matt Tallon, isn’t just after championship glory – he wants to avenge his brother’s death!

Each team playing this dystopian, brutal sport combining rugby, football and all out street brawls, have their own unique names and gimmicky costumes – with fans of the strip having the chance to write in with their suggestions for team names, which were then written in. Richardson was later replaced by Steve Dillon, who gave the series a cool dynamism straight out of The Running Man; Johnny Johnstone also contributed art to the strip.

You can check out the first four pages of The Mean Arena Volume 1 below, and it’s out on March 3rd – 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:

7 April Flesh: Midnight Cowboys – Pat Mills (w) James McKay (a)

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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Order now: Guy Adams & Jimmy Broxton’s ‘Hope … Under Fire’

“[Adams and Broxton] don’t disappoint … the story sucks you in and dares you to keep reading even as you dread what may happen … I can’t recommend this book highly enough.” – Comics Crusaders

“grabbed me right away” – Multiversity

“In “Hope,” Jimmy Broxton draws a chilling horror noir that combines occult symbolism with Hollywood glamor.” – Doom Rocket

The second volume of the supernatural noir thriller from Guy Adams and Jimmy Broxton is available to order now!

In an alternate 1940s USA, WWII is over – but in this world, victory was secured with occult means. Now, magic is a part of everyday life, its practitioners commonplace.

Mallory Hope is one such skilled operative, though calling on the dark arts takes its toll on the user. He’s also a private investigator, hired for all manner of down ‘n’ dirty jobs.

Now his services have taken him to New York at the behest of his old army colleague, Alberto Modi, who has tried to use black magic for his own nefarious ends and to become the foremost gangster in the Big Apple. A gritty detective tale that blends classic Hollywood noir with the supernatural!

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Order now: Essential Judge Dredd – The Apocalypse War

“legendary … the best intro to Judge Dredd around” – Ian Dunt, politics.co.uk

“still one of the biggest and best Dredd epic storylines” – comicon.com

“a great jumping-on point if you’re new to Judge Dredd” – grovel.org.uk

This second wide-screen blockbuster volume in the Essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series presents The Apocalypse War, the mother of all ‘epic’ Dredd storylines – now in full colour!

When the citizens of Mega-City One’s massive city blocks declare war on each other, Judge Dredd realises it is merely a prologue to an all-out nuclear attack by East Meg One! As warheads rain down, Dredd leads a brave guerrilla resistance against the Sov forces, building to an earth-shattering decision that shakes his world to the core!

Acknowledged as one of the greatest Judge Dredd stories of all time, The Apocalyse War and its prologue, Block Mania, are an epic of war and order – a titanic struggle by the despotic and authoritarian Judges to overcome an even greater threat from outside the walls of their city. John Wagner and Alan Grant’s writing is, at turns, blackly funny and starkly terrifying as Mick McMahon (Tank Girl), Brian Bolland (The Killing Joke), Steve Dillon (Preacher), and Ron Smith (Daily Star) deliver career-defining work before Dredd’s co-creator, Carlos Ezquerra, returns from a five-year absence to deliver a masterstroke of powerful storytelling. This is British comics in its finest hour – politics and war intermingle with personal stories of sacrifice and betrayal as Judge Dredd fights to preserve his city.

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ISBN: 9781781088906
Release Date: 19 Jan 2021
Price: £19.99
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 276 × 210 mm

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OUT NOW IN DIGITAL: Judge Dredd Complete Case Files Vol.35

The latest volume in the smash-hit, half-million-selling graphic novel series is out now in digital!

In Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol.35, the floating multi-story metropolis of illegal delights known as “Sin City” anchors outside Mega-City One – and brings only trouble for the future’s greatest lawman.

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This volume’s physical release has been pushed back to 1 October and is available to pre-order.

Judge Dredd has seemingly been sent aboard to keep what order can be kept on a lawless floating city. His real task? Locate Ula Danser, the De-Megification terrorist determined to destroy the Mega-Cities at any cost! But Danser isn’t working alone – Dredd’s old enemy Orlok is coming to meet her, and he’s carrying a cargo intended to pay back everything Dredd did to East-Meg one – with interest! 

The latest in the world-wide best-selling, flagship 2000 AD graphic novel series which has become a perennial classic. Includes artwork by some of 2000 AD’s very best, including Cam Kennedy, Ian Gibson, Carlos Ezquerra, and Marvel artist Kev Walker!

  • CREATIVE TEAM: John Wagner, Alan Grant, Gordon Rennie, Richard Elson, John Higgins, Ian Gibson, Siku, Ben Willsher, Colin MacNeil, Kevin Walker, Paul Marshall, Cam Kennedy, Carlos Ezquerra
  • PAPERBACK, 304 pages
  • PRICE: £19.99
  • ISBN: 9781781087541
  • DIAMOND: MAR202062

Join Molch-R and Owen Johnson from 2000 AD on the Thrill-Cast as they deep dive into Case Files #35:

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OUT NOW: ‘Lord of the Rings’ meets ‘Independence Day’ in KINGMAKER

The Kingmaker: A World Lost collection from Ian Edginton and Leigh Gallagher is out now!

The inhabitants of the Nine Kingdoms fought hard to liberate their world from the tyranny of Ichnar the Wraith King. Little did they suspect that a greater threat would soon fall upon them in the form of the Thorn – a race of aliens intent on strip-mining all of the magic from the world. 

Now old enemies have formed an alliance – Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and the dryad Princess Yarrow have set aside their differences and are seeking to use the Ebora world spirit against the invaders… Perfect for fans of deconstructed fantasy stories like ‘The Princess Bride’ and ‘Coda’!

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OUT NOW: The Trigan Empire Vol.1

The first volume in a new collection of the groundbreaking The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire is out now!

Featuring stunning artwork taken from crisp scans of Don Lawrence original artwork, this first volume includes a touching introduction from Liam Sharp (Green Lantern), who – along with Judge Dredd artist Chris Weston – was mentored by Lawrence early in his career.

Co-created by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawrence, The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire has been named as a major influence by the likes of writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman), artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and Brian Bolland (Judge Dredd), amongst many others. This special hardcover edition perfectly showcases the remarkable talent of Lawrence, who is rightfully regarded as one of the finest artists in British comics history.

Originally published in the anthology titles Ranger from the first issue in September 1965, and Look and Learn from June 1966 until April 1982, the series told the story of an alien empire on the planet Elekton that was heavily influenced by history, particularly Roman. Created by Mike Butterworth, who died in 1986, and artist Don Lawrence, who died in 2004, the series’ mix of political intrigue and Lawrence’s lush painted artwork won a host of fans worldwide, and proved to be highly influential, inspiring a generation of comic book creators with its depth and beauty.

Don, who started out as a comics creator in the Gower Street Studios in London, first working on Marvelman before moving on to Karl the Viking for Lion. Other artists who worked on the strip include Ron Embleton, Miguel Quesada, Philip Corke, Oliver Frey and Gerry Wood.

Although the strip has seen only limited English-language release it remains one of the most popular comic series in Holland and Germany, with over two million albums sold.

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OUT NOW: Judge Dredd: Mechanismo – Machine Law

The robots are back – and Judge Dredd still ain’t happy! Mechanismo – Machine Law is out now!

Penned by incomparable Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner, this fresh collection includes art by industry legends Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: America) and John McCrae (Hitman).

With Mega-City One eating Judges faster than they can be replaced, the Justice Department prepares once more to trial a radical solution for their manpower shortage: The Mark-8 RV Mechanismo unit, robotic judges programmed to deal with everything the city can throw at them, with freshly programmed AIs designed to empathise with the citizens they’ll encounter. 

Dredd is ordered to put aside his prejudices and conduct an assessment with one of the latest models, nicknamed HARVEY!

Judge Dredd: Mechanismo – Machine Law is out now from all good book and comic book stores, as well as digitally from 2000 AD‘s webshop and apps!

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Pre-order the Sláine: The Horned God Collector’s Edition now

Rediscover one of the most influential graphic novels ever, with the Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition.

Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its first publication, this new, larger edition of the bestselling 2000 AD collection, written by industry visionary Pat Mills, features the groundbreaking fully-painted art of comics legend Simon Bisley.

It comes in a standard paperback edition as well as a special hardcover edition, which limited to 200 copies and is exclusive to the 2000 AD webshop.

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One of the most popular stories ever published in the pages of 2000 AD, The Horned God is a heady mix of Celtic mythology, extreme violence, and beautiful artwork. As well as Mills’ fascinating characters and saga-like storytelling, the stunning enormity of Bisley’s work on the series cannot be understated, with epic battles and vast landscapes evoking everything from the work of Frank Frazetta to Gustav Klimt.

This deluxe collector’s edition returns us to the mist-wreathed realm of Tír na nÓg, the ancient land suffering under the dominion of the Drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future.

Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tír na nÓg and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!

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OUT NOW – Kingdom: Alpha and Omega

Gene the Hackman is back – and the end of the world has never been more dangerous! Kingdom: Alpha and Omega is out now in paperbackl

The latest collection of 2000 AD’s breakout success from the mind of bestselling author Dan Abnett and artist Richard Elson (Thor)

Once merely a genetically-modified dog solider patrolling the wastelands of Antartica and fighting against the giant insects known as Them in the far future, Gene’s loyalty to his Masters, who are the last vestiges of humanity, has been forced again and again to breaking point as he has uncovered their deceitful and manipulative plans for him and his world.

After dragging Gene to their faltering cryogenic space station and abandoning his pack to the swarming Them, the masters are how holding Gene in idyllic V.R. suspension. Rescued before execution by an old friend, and joined by a terrorist working to undermine the master’s grip on the world below, Gene forms a tenuous alliance. The three must work together to infiltrate the master’s security systems and steal the codes to their massively destructive arsenal. 

But Gene might not be prepared for what else he finds…

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