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GO CRAZY – THE BLOCK MANIA BOARDGAME IS BACK!

The hit game of the ‘80s – Block Mania – is back with a brand new edition from Rebellion Unplugged!

Rebellion is delighted to announce a limited edition re-issue of the classic board game based on the world of Judge Dredd – as well as the Mega-Mania expansion set, featuring the Happy Hour expansion!

Block Mania is the classic two-player game of manic destruction in Mega-City. Each player controls the citizens of an entire Mega-City block, as they attempt to destroy the block next door – or at least do it a lot of damage before the Judges arrive!

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It brings the classic work of Space Hulk designer Richard Halliwell back to print for the first time in decades.

Relive the chaos of hives soaring in bat-suits; hungry alien Kleggs commandeering Sky-Rail cars; and City-Def forces infiltrating the neighbouring block to blow it to smithereens, before the Judges unleash the riot foam to shut you down!

Each box contains:

  • Two different, full-colour game boards – each depicting an entire Mega-City block.
  • 180 counters representing the Citizens, weapons and equipment of the blocks, as well as damage, collapse and fire markers.
  • A deck of 54 full-colour, double-sided playing cards, used to play numerous dirty tricks during the game. When the last card is played the quick fire endgame begins as the Judges arrive.
  • A detailed, comprehensive rulebook with extensive diagrams, examples of play and players’ notes giving tips on strategy and tactics.
  • A handy Blockers’ Manual telling players all about how to use the multitude of citizens, weapons, hardware and instruments of total destruction in the game.
  • And, of course, two six-sided dice! 

Mega-Mania expands Block Mania with additional counters and two new boards, allowing up to four players to join in the chaos at once.

And for the first time the Happy Hour expansion is also included, adding Robo-Dogs, Sucker Guns and Trip Mines to the fray!

Don’t miss this chance to grab a copy of this classic boardgame, so arm up and prepare to go crazy!

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Original Charley’s War Art Limited Edition Screen Print

One of the greatest comics of all time and a moving tribute to the power of comic book art – the stunning replica screen print of a page from the groundbreaking Charley’s War is now available to order.

From the archives of the Treasury of British Comics, the world’s largest archive of English-language comics, Rebellion Unplugged is proud to present this limited edition screen print of art by the legendary artist Joe Colquhoun from Charley’s War episode #230.

This beautiful print is available on both paper and Bristol Board from the 2000 AD and Treasury of British Comics webshops.

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This scale replica is taken from new high-resolution scans of Colquhoun’s breath-taking original art. Five layers of hand-pressed screen printing captures the creative process of the original page, through pencils, inks, hand lettering, and art fixes, to produce an artefact that is faithful both to its creator’s vision and to the lost art of making comic books.

This limited edition screen print is hand-numbered, and printed on archival quality acid-free Somerset satin 410gsm white paper, with a variant edition of 25 copies printed on artists’ Bristol Board to match the original. It reproduces the artwork in its original size of 400*470mm.

Originally printed in Battle Picture Weekly in August 1979 the page opens the strip’s dramatic portrayal of the blitz on London, and showcases Colquhoun’s incredible linework and storytelling.

Written by British comics legend Pat Mills and illustrated by Colquhoun, Charley’s War tells the story of underage British soldier called Charley Bourne, who enlists at the outbreak of World War One and goes on to experience the horror of the trenches and witness the brutal treatment ordinary soldiers received to serve the selfish interests of those in power.

Considered by many to be the greatest war comic of all time, and this new print is a testament to the extraordinary and under-appreciated talent of the artist who brought it to life.

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“I am the law!” Celebrate Anthrax’s 40th anniversary with the ‘Among The Living’ graphic novel

Charlie Benante and Scott Ian Assemble An All-Star Line Up of Writers and Artists For Ambitious Anthology Paying Tribute to Their Landmark 1987 Album

Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Z2 gives music fans something to celebrate with news of one of the publisher’s most ambitious projects yet! The Among the Living graphic novel pulls together a who’s who of names from around comics and music for a track by track storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic albums! Today’s announcement brings news that the band’s cofounders Charlie Benante and Scott Ian have teamed with the leading publisher of music tie-in graphic novels to assemble an all-star cast of famous fans to bring the band’s breakthrough album to the printed page for the first time!

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“Doing a comic book has always been a huge goal for me” say Anthrax co-founder, Charlie Benante. “I’ve tried for years, but something always comes up and sidetracks me. I was ecstatic when Josh Bernstein brought the idea to us to do a graphic novel based on our album Among the Living.  I felt that it was the perfect time and opportunity to fulfill that dream. I am a lifelong artist and have been drawing during the pandemic more than ever, so I had the idea to bring my own artwork to this project.  As a fan of the Judge Dredd series since the 80’s, it was an honor to create cover art based off of Dredd and Judge Death. The amount of talent that is going into this project is astounding, I scratch my head just thinking about it!”

An anthology narrated by longtime mascot “The Not Man” newly designed by Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead); Among the Living unites Charlie Benante and Scott Ian with writers Brian Azarello, Grant Morrison, Jimmy Palmiotti, Brian Posehn, Rick Remender, Corey Taylor, Joseph Trohman, Gerard and Mikey Way, and Rob Zombie, with more to be announced. Artists include Roland Boschi, Maan House, Scott Koblish, Darick Robinson, and Erik Rodriguez, and more, with covers by Charlie Benante, JG Jones, and Eric Powell. Bandmembers Benante and Ian will collaborate on an original story inspired by the fan favorite anthem “I Am the Law,” featuring the legendary comic book antihero Judge Dredd, in partnership with 2000 AD. This will make official the decades long connection between the character and the band, rewarding comic book fans and metalheads alike!

This extensive project will be offered in multiple formats, with deluxe and super deluxe editions inclusive of special picture disc vinyl, an exclusive MadBalls™ toy, art prints, and even a gold record plaque! All editions are available to order directly from Z2’s website now, with Charlie Benante’s Judge Dredd variant exclusive to preorders of the standard edition!

About Z2 Comics:

Z2 is the premier destination for top quality music-based comics and graphic novels, having worked across genres to deliver an authentic experience to diverse audiences. Some of the publisher’s best-selling books include Apocrypha: The Legend of BABYMETAL, YUNGBLUD Presents: The Twisted tales of the Ritalin Club and Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel, alongside debut works of graphic fiction by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), DJ Paul Oakenfold, internet sensation Poppy, jazz trumpeter Dave Chisholm and others. Z2’s upcoming works include books created with partnership with The Grateful Dead, Sturgill Simpson and others.

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Tula Lotay print & Judge Dredd Poster Prog – available now!

Ensure your walls radiate Thrill-power with the Tula Lotay art print and the 2000 AD Poster Prog!

These two subscriber incentives are now available to non-subscribers through the 2000 AD webshop!

The print by superstar artist Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose, The Wicked + The Divine) measures 11.69 by 16.53 inches, and features fan-favorite characters Judge Cassandra Anderson, member of the Justice Department’s Psi Division, and the villainous Judge Death!

The 2019 Poster Prog features a brand new Judge Dredd story written by Rob Williams (Judge Dredd, Suicide Squad) and drawn by Will Simpson (Game of Thrones, Rogue Trooper), and also folds out to reveal a huge poster of Dredd confronting Judge Kraken against a backdrop of the sinister Dark Judges, from a critical moment of the mega-epic Necropolis – painted by Will Simpson!

Formerly available only to 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine subscribers, these zarjaz pieces of merchandise are must haves!

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Don’t be a mug – collect the new 2000 AD Liquid Refreshment Dispensers!

Thrill-boost your beverages with the new 2000 AD mugs!

Using the latest technology to install Thrill-power into everyday household items, these LRDs (Liquid Refreshment Dispensers) have been finely tuned to deliver drinks both hot and cold safely and with ZERO chance of Thrill-Sucker infestation!

Each one bears either one of the classic logos from the legendary comic anthology, 2000 AD, or just a few of Tharg the Mighty’s classic utterances, and can provide up to 100% of your daily dose of Tharg-approved refreshment!

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New Strontium Dog & Rogue Trooper expansions for 2000 AD tabletop RPG game

“feels like an old-school eighties RPG through-and-through” – geekandsundry.com

“fantastically executed … a comprehensive, definitive, one-stop shop for the world of Judge Dredd” – BoardGameGeek

“far exceeded my expectations and I believe it is the best Judge Dredd RPG that has ever been produced” – Vampifan’s WOIN Blog

Whether you want to step into a sci-fi Western and hunt down criminals on distant worlds, or stalk the poisoned battlefields of Nu-Earth, two new rulebooks for an acclaimed tabletop roleplaying series allow you to dive even further into the galaxy of 2000 AD’s greatest series!

Following on from the success of the Judge Dredd & Worlds of 2000 AD tabletop roleplaying game, game publisher EN Publishing has announced new expansions that introduce the worlds of Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper.

The new expansion hardcover books, available from EN Publishing, introduce you to the worlds of Strontium Dog and Rogue Trooper, providing you with in-depth information on new settings, characters, and rules for these popular science fiction worlds so that you can create your own adventures!

Both expansion hardcover books require the Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD core rulebook, which is also available from EN Publishing.

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In Strontium Dog, Johnny Alpha and the bounty hunters of the Search/Destroy agency hunt their targets relentlessly across the galactic frontier. Human society despises but relies upon these mutant ‘Strontium Dog’ mercenaries to root out the galaxy’s deadliest criminals. So step into the Doghouse, polish your S/D badge, and take your place alongside famous agents such as Johnny Alpha, Wulf Sternhammer, and Durham Red to await your next contract.

Set in the same universe as Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog jumps ahead to the year 2180 and offers the entire galaxy as a playground. With new careers for S/D agents, unique equipment like the variable-cartridge blaster, time bomb and time drogue, a gazetteer of the galaxy and guide to creating new and exciting locations, sample contracts and adventure seeds, plus a whole host of adversaries and allies, this supplement provides an entirely new way to explore the Judge Dredd & the Worlds of 2000 AD roleplaying game.

In the Rogue Trooper universe, the Norts and the Southers wage an endless war for control of the poisoned planet Nu-Earth. The Southers develop superhuman soldiers known as Genetic Infantrymen, or GIs, in the hopes of stalling the Norts’ advance. Whether as an enlisted human or GI clone, it’s time to join the Souther defence against the relentless assault of the Norts. Welcome to Nu-Earth – do not leave home without your chemsuit!

Rogue Trooper offers several new species such as the Genetic Infantryman and Srigoi, a raft of new careers that define a character’s military service on either side of the conflict, new equipment and vehicles designed to keep the characters safes during their mission, a full gazetteer of Nu-Earth, plus tips and trick to running games of Rogue Trooper in other settings with different themes. Set against the backdrop of the unending war for control of Nu-Earth, this supplement provides a completely new experience for the Judge Dredd & the World of 2000 AD roleplaying game.

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Get your own Brian Bolland ‘Judge Dredd’ badge

Planet Replicas have announced the latest in their line of licensed Judge Dredd badge replicas – this time based on the artwork of the legendary Brian Bolland!

There are just 100 copies of the regular badge, based on Bolland’s distinctive design for Dredd’s badge, as seen in epics such as The Day The Law Died and Block Mania.

And for the uber-fan there’s a very limited gold metal badge, of which there are just 50 copies!

Bolland is one of the most popular Judge Dredd artists of all time, standing alongside co-creator Carlos Ezquerra and artists such as Mick McMahon and Ron Smith, with his distinctive and enduring style filled with subtle facial expressions, dramatic lighting and dynamic composition.

Now you can own a piece of 2000 AD history, with the Brian Bolland ‘Judge Dredd’ badge from Planet Replicas!

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“Help – only comics can save us now!” New T-shirt supports Cartoon Museum fundraiser

The publisher behind one of Britain’s biggest comics has launched an exclusive T-shirt to help the country’s only museum dedicated to comic books survive the pandemic.

Rebellion, the publisher of legendary comic book 2000 AD, is raising funds for The Cartoon Museum in London with a special T-shirt bearing classic art from the heyday of British comics.

The new T-shirt, available exclusively from the 2000 AD and Treasury of British Comics webshops, features the cover of Battle Picture Weekly #423 (cover date: 11 June 1983) by master artist Eric Bradbury. Beneath the museum’s distinctive logo, the cover from the ‘Invasion 1984’ strip shows a very different kind of crisis – Piccadilly Circus being invaded by aliens!

All profits from the sale of the shirts will go towards the independent museum’s £150,000 fundraising appeal, which seeks to help it through the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

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Director Joe Sullivan said: “We are incredibly grateful to our friends at Rebellion for their kind offer to help with fundraising towards The Cartoon Museum’s survival during this difficult time. It is humbling to receive support from our peers and colleagues in the UK comic and cartooning scene, and shows the depth of feeling for the museum. We hope Rebellion fans and our visitors love the brilliant shirt design, and look forward to continuing to work with Rebellion in the future.”

Jason Kingsley OBE, the CEO of Rebellion, said: “Comics have a vital place in Britain’s culture and heritage, and The Cartoon Museum does great work protecting that legacy, preserving it for future generations, and showcasing the best creators of today. The heritage sector has been hit really hard by Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown, and so we’re delighted to do what we can to help this nationally important museum survive and thrive.”
 
The museum, which receives no regular government or local authority funding, has been hit hard after closing on 18 March. Seventy-five per cent of its yearly income came from admissions, shop purchases, school visits, and venue bookings. Even when visitors return, the museum is expecting an 80 per cent drop in numbers.

Such a big expected drop in revenue, along with the longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on key audiences for the museum such as schools and overseas tourism, has huge implications and so The Cartoon Museum is fundraising to survive the closure period.
 
Set up by the Trustees of The Cartoon Museum, so far the fundraising appeal has raised £86,000 towards a total goal of £150,000. Contributions have been made in a variety of ways, including small grants, proceeds of a half-marathon, cover price and book sale reductions from publishers close to the museum, proceeds from a sale of one-off comic art, and donations from friends and the public. In July 2020, the museum announced an award of £98,700 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Cartoon Museum champions cartoon and comic art, highlighting its importance to culture and society. Since 2006 it has received 420,000 visitors, and built a nationally important collection of 4,300 cartoons, comics and caricatures, and a library of 18,000 items. The Cartoon Museum runs a well-attended school programme and sell-out school holiday workshops, and over 50,000 children and adults have attended cartooning, comic and animation workshops and the museum receives 3,000 student visits each year. The museum is a registered charity.

If you would like to help secure the museum’s survival, you can donate to the appeal at www.cartoonmuseum.org

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“I am the Deathbringer!” – classic Nemesis the Warlock T-shirt available now

“I am the Deathbringer – I am the one who waits on the edge of your dreams – I am all these things and many more!”

Don’t miss the opportunity to grab one of the all-time most iconic T-shirts from the past four decades of 2000 AD! Featuring art by Bryan Talbot, this arcane Nemesis the Warlock T-shirt is a classic design from the saga of Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill’s “arch-deviant”.

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Nemesis the Warlock was the cloven-hoofed alien freedom fighter who battled the evil forces of the despotic Torquemada’s xenophobic Termight Empire. Whether cleaving his way through legions of Terminators on alien worlds or racing through the Tubes beneath the surface of Termight in the Blitzspear, Nemesis has long been one of 2000 AD‘s most popular characters.

Now available on a quality T-shirt and, for the first time, in multiple colours, this outstanding design is sure to delight freedom fighters and devotees of Khaos alike!

Art by Kevin O’Neill from Nemesis the Warlock Vol.1

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BUDDA! BUDDA! BUDDA! Grab the new Rogue Trooper tee!

The latest T-shirt from 2000 AD blasts into the webshop with a bit of classic Rogue Trooper art!

Rogue’s dead pal, the biochipped Gunnar, takes on all-comers with his own brand of conflict resolution on this new T-shirt, which features fabulous strip art by fan favourite Cam Kennedy (Judge Dredd, Star Wars, Batman).

This particular panel has been plucked from the first episode of Rogue Trooper: You Only Die Twice from 2000 AD Prog 358, cover date 3rd March 1984, and is a classic piece of 2000 AD art and history, a must-buy if you’re planning on wandering the contaminated chemical wastelands of Nu Earth!

Available in both unisex and women’s cuts on Fruit of the Loom shirts.

–         Available colours: Black, White, Royal Blue, Classic Olive, Red.

–         Available in sizes 3XL (unisex) and 2XL (women’s)

This is a print on demand T-shirt, please allow between 3-10 working days for the item to be printed and dispatched.