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Have a super special summer – Tammy & Jinty is out now!

Forget the gloom of a spring spent in lockdown, summer is properly here with the brand new Tammy & Jinty Special 2020!

These two spectacular tales of courage and awe are guaranteed to chase the blues away, with work by Rachael Smith (Wired Up Wrong), RAMZEE (Zorse), Yishan Li (Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.), and Elkys Nova (Roy of the Rovers), plus a cover by Marguerite Sauvage (DC Bombshells)!

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In Boarding School, Tabatha and her little brother Richard are the only pupils in a mysterious old building. The only other people they have ever seen are the Governesses – four teachers who fawn over the younger sibling but treat Tabatha very badly. Does it have something to do with Richard’s special power? When Tabatha finds a new friend in the outside world, her old life quickly starts to unravel.

An old favourite from the pages of the Sally returns as fourteen-year-old Claire finds an old cat costume in her mother’s wardrobe and wears it to a social media star’s party, unware that she has just donned the magical mantle of the super-sleek crime fighter, Cat-Girl!

And we get an inside scoop on what it was like to write for girl’s comics in their heyday, as Alison Fitt (known then as Alison Christie) talks about her experiences working for Jinty and Tammy on such strips as ‘Heart of Stone’, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Ping Pong Paula’.

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Pre-order the Battle 2020 special now!

The most popular British war comic of all time is back in time to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Britain!

Running from 1975 to 1988, Battle wasn’t just a war comic – it was the vanguard of a comics revolution! Created by Pat Mills and John Wagner, it featured an array of tough, no-nonsense characters and was the home of acclaimed strips such as Charley’s War, Johnny Red, HMS Nightshade, Fighting Mann, Darkie’s Mob, and many more!

The new Battle special, marking 80 years since the Battle of Britain, is out on 16th September with all-new stories from some of the best talent in comics, including Garth Ennis, Alex De Campi, Dan Abnett and many more!

Alongside the standard newsstand edition, a special edition – available exclusively from the Treasury of British Comics and 2000 AD webshops – comes with a wraparound cover by acclaimed aviation artist Keith Burns!

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In this special, creators pay tribute to Battle‘s lasting influence as well as to those who have fought in wars across the globe. Legendary writer Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Keith Burns send the Rat Pack on one more mission, Rob Williams (Judge Dredd) and PJ Holden (The Stringbags) take to the icy seas in Destroyer.

Alan Grant (Batman) and Davide Fabbri (Star Wars) tell a story of The Few in Battle of Britain, Alan Hebden (Major Eazy) revives his classic character El Mestizo with artist Brett McKee, while Alex De Campi (Madi) and Glenn Fabry (Sláine) head into the jungles of Vietnam in Bravo, Black Lion.

And there’s so much more hard-hitting action from Kek-W (The Fall of Deadworld), Staz Johnson(Rogue Trooper), Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jimmy Broxton (Vampirella), Karl Stock (The Vigilant), Simon Coleby (Jaegir), Peter Briggs (Hellboy), Eoin Marron (James Bond), Lew Stringer (Combat Colin), and Tom Paterson (Dennis the Menace)!

Standard cover by Nelson Dániel
Special edition cover by Keith Burns
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Pre-order the 2000 AD Summer Special!

Marking 20 years since the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic joined games developer Rebellion, the 2000 AD Summer Special is a 100-page celebration of the last two decades!

Mixing brand new stories with classic cuts from the archives – this special features a cover from superstar artist Jock, and new tales from Al Ewing on Judge Dredd, Dan Abnett on Kingdom and Ian Edginton on The Red Seas, plus a delve into the archives featuring Nikolai Dante and Sinister Dexter, and features exploring Rebellion’s tenure as 2000 AD publisher! Don’t miss this birthday bonanza!

Available from all good newsagents and comic book stores on Wednesday 24th June!

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OUT NOW: Smash! Special 2020

It’s the biggest, brightest, baddest bundle of heroes and anti-heroes this side of the multiverse – it’s the SMASH! special and it’s out now!

Featuring seven new adventures from some of the most popular British superheroes of all time – including Steel Claw, The Spider and Thunderbolt – this 64-page giant includes work by top comics talent such as  Charlie Higson (The Fast ShowYoung Bond) Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) as well as Rob Williams (Judge DreddSuicide Squad), John McCrea (HitmanThe Boys), Suyi Davies Okungbowa (David Mogo, Godhunter), Chris Weston (The FilthStar Wars: The Last Jedi), Tom Raney (Uncanny X-MenStormwatch), Valentina Pinti (The SteamsTeenage Mummy) and more!

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For too long these mighty heroes have slumbered, but these action-packed stories from a host of terrific creators see them burst from the archives for all-new adventures!

The Spider by Rob Williams, John McCrea, Mike Spicer and Simon Bowland
Thunderbolt the Avenger by Helen O’Hara (w) Valentina Pinti, Jim Boswell and Ozvaldo Sanchez
Johnny Future by Anita Break, Tom Raney, and Gary Caldwell
The Steel Claw by Charlie Higson, Charlie Adlard and Simon Bowland
Mytek the Mighty by Suyi Davies Okungbowa, Anand Radhakrishnan and Deeganto Joardar
Cursitor Doom/Jason Hyde by Maura McHugh and Andreas Butzbach
The House of Dolmann by Simon Furman, Chris Weston and Jim Campbell

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SMASH! – pre-order now!

It’s the biggest, brightest, baddest bundle of heroes and anti-heroes this side of the multiverse – it’s the SMASH! special and it’s available to pre-order now from Rebellion!

Featuring seven new adventures from some of the most popular British superheroes of all time – including Steel Claw, The Spider and Thunderbolt – this 64-page giant includes work by top comics talent such as  Charlie Higson (The Fast Show, Young Bond) Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) as well as Rob Williams (Judge Dredd, Suicide Squad), John McCrea (Hitman, The Boys), Suyi Davies Okungbowa (David Mogo, Godhunter), Chris Weston (The Filth, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Tom Raney (Uncanny X-Men, Stormwatch), Valentina Pinti (The Steams, Teenage Mummy) and more!

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For too long these mighty heroes have slumbered, but these action-packed stories from a host of terrific creators see them burst from the archives for all-new adventures! Thrill to the exploits of:

The Steel Claw by Charlie Higson and Charlie Adlard 

The Spider written by Rob Williams and John McCrea

Mytek the Mighty by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Johnny Future by Tom Raney

House of Dolman by Simon Furman and Chris Weston

Thunderbolt by Helen O’Hara and Valentina Pinti

Cursitor Doom by Maura McHugh and Andreas Butzbach

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Comic book specials just 99p each!

Whether you’re looking for some lockdown entertainment or a way to keep the kids occupied during the Easter holidays, there are comic book delights for all tastes and ages in the Easter Specials sale!

From classic British superheroes to belly laughs aplenty, from scare stories to scintillating sci-fi there’s comic book delights for less – with selected specials just 99p for both digital and print!

Select from this cornucopia of comics and make your Easter break go with a bang!

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Pre-order the Cor!! Buster Easter Special!

Prepare your funny bones for the biggest and brightest humour comic in Britain – the Cor!! Buster Special is back!

A smash hit with kids, the Cor!! Buster Easter Special brings together two of Britain’s most beloved humour comics for 48 pages of belly laughs and silly japes from some of the best creators around!

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Out on 8 April from all good newsagents and comic book stores, this bumper issue includes: Buster & Delbert by John Freeman & Lew Stringer; Kid Kong by Alec Worley & Hilary Barta; Faceache by Matt Smith & John Lucas; Gah! by Keith Richardson & Tom Paterson; Deadly Hedley by Paul Goodenough & Rositsa Vangelova; Ivor Lott & Tony Broke with Penny Less and Milly O’Naire by Ned Hartley & Mick Cassidy; Sweeny Toddler by Tom Paterson; Swines Of Anarchy by Lee Langford & Pye Parr; Daisy Jones’ Locker by Olivia Hicks, Sheli Paroline & Braden Lamb; Birdman & Chicken by Keith Richardson & Edward Whatley; Frankie Stein by Cavan Scott & Steve Mannion; Duck Turpin by Robin Etherington & David Follett; Creature Teacher by Lee Langford & Brett Parson; and Grimly Feendish by Ned Hartley & Tom Paterson.

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The comic they tried to ban – Action is back!

It horrified prudes and censors alike – but the ground-breaking Action is back! 

Celebrate the legacy of the comic they tried to ban with the new Action 2020 special, packed with the same blend of unbeatable characters and no-holds-barred action – all brought to you by the best talents of today, including Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys), Ram V (Batman, Paradiso) and Henry Flint (Judge Dredd)!

Featuring the killer shark Hookjaw by Dan Lish, juvenile delinquency in Kids Rule OK by Ram V and Henrick Stahlstrom, frontline German Panzer with Hellman of Hammer Force by Garth Ennis and Mike Dorey, merciless secret agent action with Dredger by Zina Hutton, and the brand new Hell Machine by Henry Flint. 

This edition, exclusive to the 2000 AD and Treasury of British Comics webshops, comes bagged with a reproduction of the ‘banned’ issue of Action from 23 October 1976!

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Launched in 1976 by Pat Mills, Action‘s blend of no-holds-barred action, unbridled anarchism, and violent riffs off popular films earned it immediate acclaim. The gritty tone and graphic gore of strips such as Hook Jaw, Hellman of Hammer Force, BlackJack, Death Game 1999, Kids Rule OK, Dredger, and Look Out For Lefty delighted readers but quickly attracted the attention of public moralists, with the comic branded “the seven-penny nightmare” by the press.

A campaign by the infamous Mary Whitehouse and her National Viewers and Listeners Association led to threats of a boycott of all publisher IPC’s titles by newsagent chains such as WH Smith and John Menzies. This in turn led to pressure from publisher IPC’s higher management and the 23 October issue was pulped.

When the title returned that November, the violence was heavily toned down. Sales of this neutured Action dropped dramatically and it was folded into stablemate Battle a year later.

However, Action remains one of the most influential comic books in British history, leading to Mills creating 2000 AD and also inspire a generation of comic book readers and creators!

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Battle, Action, Smash! Tammy & Jinty and more return as 2020 specials from Rebellion!

Legendary comics Battle and Action are back as part of a roster of TWELVE new special titles for 2020 from Rebellion Publishing!

Some of the biggest titles in comic books return, many of them for the first time in decades, as Rebellion lights up newsstands, comic stores, and digital devices from March through to December.

Reviving old favourites while introducing new audiences to the very best of British comics, these new specials include original fresh work from top names such as Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher), Ram V (Catwoman), Alex de Campi (Dredd), Rob Williams (Suicide Squad), Dan Lish (Egostrip), VV Glass (Doctor Who), Danijel Žeželj (Luna Park) and many, many more!

From the groundbreaking war stories of Battle to the violent carnage of Action, from home-grown superhero action in Smash! to old school derring-do with The Return of Sexton Blake and classic espionage in Thriller Picture Library, there’s something in this line-up for all readers! As if that wasn’t enough, then we’re heading to the future with a special focusing on Rebellion’s eagerly anticipated release of Evil Genius 2 and kicking off exciting European Cup action with Roy of the Rovers!

There’s also the return of last year’s hit specials – Cor!! Buster, Misty & Scream!, and Tammy & Jinty – along with a 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special celebrating two decades of Thrill-power under the Rebellion banner!

These titles will all be available from all good newsagents and comic book stores.

All the 2020 specials are available to pre-order as a special £59.99 subscription bundle from the 2000 AD webshop, which includes 20% off and with an exclusive bagged reproduction of the infamous ‘banned’ issue of Action from October 1976!

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Keith Richardson, senior editor at Rebellion Publishing, said: “We’re really excited about our 2020 specials and to be able to put together such an impressive roster of talent has been a real privilege, with plenty more announcements still to come.

“Rebellion owns the world’s biggest archive of English language comics and to say we’re spoilt for choice is an understatement – but we’ve picked out iconic titles to reinvigorate for the 21st Century, alongside some of the best new products Rebellion has to offer. We’re putting these comics back where they belong – back on the newsstand and back in front of new audiences.”

March: Action Special (cover by Staz Johnson, colour by Quinton Winter)
April: Cor!! Buster Easter Special (cover by Neil Googe, colour by Jim Boswell)
May: Smash! Special
June: Roy of the Rovers Euro 2020 Special
June: 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special: Twenty Years of Rebellion
July: Tammy & Jinty Special
September: Battle Special
September: Misty & Scream! Special
November: Thriller Picture Library Special
November: The Return of Sexton Blake
December: Misty Presents… Special
Date TBC: Evil Genius 2 Special

It horrified prudes and censors alike – but the ground-breaking Action is back! The 1970s comic they tried to ban returns with the same blend of unbeatable characters and no-holds-barred action – all brought to you by the best talents of today! Featuring the killer shark Hookjaw by Dan Lish, juvenile delinquency in Kids Rule OK by Ram V and Henrick Stahlstrom, frontline German Panzer with Hellman of Hammer Force by Garth Ennis and Mike Dorey, merciless secret agent action with Dredger by Zina Hutton, and the brand new Hell Machine by Henry Flint. Plus, the exclusive edition available from the 2000 AD website will come with a bagged reproduction of the ‘banned’ issue of Action from October 1976!

The biggest and brightest humour comic in Britain is back for another 48-page special! A smash hit with kids, the Cor!! Buster Easter Special brings together two of Britain’s most beloved humour comics for 48 pages of belly laughs and silly japes from some of the best creators around, including Lew Stringer and John Freeman on Buster and Delbert, Sweeny Toddler and Gah! by Tom Paterson, Grimly Feendish by Ned Hartley and Tom Paterson, Frankie Stein by Cavan Scott and Steve Mannion, Daisy Jones’ Locket by Olivia Hicks and Shelli Paroline, Birdman and Chicken by Edward Whatley, Swines of Anarchy by Lee Langford and Pye Parr, Faceache by Matt Smith and John Lucas, Gums by Lizzie Boyle and Abigail Ryder, Deadly Hedley by Paul Goodenough and Rositsa Vangelova, Kid Kong by Alec Worley and Tiernen Travallion, and Duck Turpin by Robin Etherington and David Follett.

They’re the home-grown superheroes who gave Superman and Spider-Man a run for their money – and now their back in the Smash! Special! Featuring some of the most original and unusual caped crusaders you’ll ever encounter, this 64-page special features super-villain-turned-hero The Spider by Rob Williams and John McCrea, supercharged secret agent The Steel Claw by Danijel Žeželj, the ‘missing link’ who became the man of the future Johnny Future by Tom Raney, giant robot ape Mytek the Mighty by Suyi Davies Okungbowa and Anand Radhakrishnan, and many more!

It’s going to be an incredible summer of football with the European Championships and the Roy of the Rovers Euro 2020 Special will bring you excitement on and off the pitch. Featuring the talents of the Roy of the Rovers creative team – Rob Williams, Lisa Henke and Tom Palmer – this 48-page special kicks off this June!

2020 marks two decades since Rebellion stepped in to save the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. The 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special celebrates 20 Years of Rebellion with a specially-curated look at 2000 AD during the tenure of its longest-serving owners and longest-serving editor; featuring some of the best talents of the past 20 years, this 48-page special celebrates the evolution of 2000 AD since its namesake year with comics and features about Britain’s biggest and best comic!

Tammy & Jinty return for two feature-length stories from modern creators in a new 48-page comic, continuing the work of last year’s hit special! Tammy and Jinty were ground-breaking female-led comics covered that everything from science fiction and fantasy to romance and domestic drama. Now retooled for the 21st Century, the Tammy & Jinty Special pays tribute to this legacy of trail-blazing comics while introducing a new audience to the medium!

It was the comic than inspired a generation and introduced readers to some of the reality of war – Battle is back and it’s bigger than ever! This 96-page special features the returns of Rat Pack, Destroyer, El Mestizo, and more of your favourite characters – direct from the comic book front lines! Inspired by the classic comic and ground-breaking characters, creators such as Garth Ennis, Alex De Campi, Alan Hebden, Brent McKee, Keith Burns, Rob Williams, and more bring you stories of war inspired by real events but with the flair and excitement that made Battle the innovative comic it was!

Following the success of last year’s fright-filled outing, the Misty & Scream! Special returns this Hallowe’en! Two of Britain’s best loved comics reunite for an anthology of brand new tales that are guaranteed to terrify and entertain you – courtesy of a coven of creators, including Kek-W, Simon Coleby, Vincenzo Riccardi, Cavan Scott, Alec Worley, DaNi, and many more!

Thriller Picture Library was the pocket book series packed with thrilling tales of danger and adventure, which delighted audiences for more than a decade in the mid-20th Century, establishing the careers of D. C. Eyles, Mike Hubbard, Eric Parker and Septimus E. Scott. With a brand new cover by VV Glass, this 128-page special includes two classic John Steel adventures from the 1960s, drawn by Luis Bermejo (Eerie, Vampirella) and coloured for modern audiences!

He’s the world’s greatest detective and now one of the most popular fictional characters of all time, Sexton Blake, is back! Part Sherlock Holmes, part action hero, Blake was created by Harry Blyth in 1893 and his instant success saw him become the subject of countless novels, comics, radio, and TV, making him one of the last century’s most popular characters. Featuring a guide to his adventures alongside just some of his timeless comic book adventures, The Return of Sexton Blake is a 96-page collection that will reintroduce the master of mystery and suspense!

Christmas is the perfect time for a ghost story and this year’s Misty Presents… special will bring a few seasonal scares with a 48-page special that will shock your Xmas stocking off the wall and have you cowering under the tree with your presents! Prepare yourselves for a Yuletide shocker as M.R. James meets Black Mirror in a brand new title to round out a very special year!

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is coming to Steam in 2020 in a fully-fledged sequel to the 2004 classic PC game – and, like all the best villains, now that we have you captive we’re going to reveal the inner workings of our fiendish plans in a 64-page special! In this spy-fi lair builder you take control of an Evil Genius, with your aim nothing less than taking over the world and the Evil Genius 2 Special will take you behind-the-scenes on this long-awaited sequel!

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INTERVIEW: Guy Adams takes us up to The Thirteenth Floor!

It’s time to get your spook on as we bring you your annual Halloween horror, this year in the shape of a very special special returning us to the fear-filled The Thirteenth Floor!

Yes, we’re heading back to Maxwell Tower, where the experimental sentient computer, Max, takes protecting the tenants a step too far, banishing anyone he thinks is a threat to the nightmarish Thirteenth Floor!

We talked to write Guy Adams about the comic, illustrated by a veritable fear factory of artists, about what it meant to be the man responsible for putting a chill down our spines this Halloween!

Scream! Presents The Thirteenth Floor is out now!