No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own…

Created by Ian Edington and Matt “D’Israeli” Brooker, Scarlet Traces is the popular 2000 AD series exploring the world after the events of HG Wells’ seminal War of the Worlds – and now, writers have come together to explore that world in prose in SCARLET TRACES: AN ANTHOLOGY BASED ON WAR OF THE WORLDS, out now from Rebellion Publishing!

On this edition of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast, co-creator and anthology editor Ian Edginton, writer Maura McHugh, and Rebellion commissioning editor David Moore join 2000 AD publicity droid Molch-R to discuss the world of Scarlet Traces, the legacy of HG Wells’ original novel, imperialism and speculative fiction, and moving from comics into prose.

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