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The Geeky Brummie Pull List – S.W.O.R.D. – 22nd December

The Geeky Brummie Pull List with S.W.O.R.D.

It’s another small Pull List as we head into Christmas this week with S.W.O.R.D. taking the Comic of the Week title once again. Filling out the rest of the Pull List is the final issue of X-Men: The Trial of Magneto. We three new comics to look out for On The Radar from DC Comics, DC Black Label and Marvel.

In Meanwhile… we cath up with a whole bunch of recent 2000AD and Rebellion announcements.

If you want to send any comics or comic related events we should feature, feel free to reach out to me at keith@geekybrummie.com.

Now on with the comics…

Title: S.W.O.R.D.

Issue: 11

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Al Ewing : Art by Jacopo Camagni :  Cover by Stefano Caselli

THE FINAL FRONTIER? Sword Station One is crashing to Earth. The Lethal Legion is poised to destroy the diplomatic zone. Abigail Brand is ready to make her move. But how far ahead did she plan? How many losses will she accept? And how many bodies will she leave in her wake?

I’ve been enjoying this book and hoped we get to see Al fly with these mutants. But as Marvel can’t help but shoot themselves in the foot by announcing all the new mutants books coming net year it looks like this title is coming to a premature end. It’s a pity as this book never really got going, lots of great ideas have been planted but I guess we won’t see the spoils. Maybe Al will get to return to S.W.O.R.D. in the future but I’ve had fun while it lasted.

 

Title: X-Men: The Trial of Magneto

Issue: 5

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written by Leah Williams : Art by David Messina and Lucas Werneck : Cover by Valerio Schiti

JUSTICE IS SERVED. The mystery surrounding Magneto and Scarlet Witch is resolved. The guilty will be judged, the innocent absolved, the victims avenged…and all shall endure their own trials.

Another book ending this week. The Trial of Magneto started strongly but I’m not sure it will stick the landing. With all the upcoming changes to the mutant range it seems like a lot of books are rushing to a conclusion, which kinda happened with these books before Hickman took over. Anyhow, this has been a fun book but whether the implications of its story will have any lasting impact

 


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On the radar this week some other comics not on the Pull List but well worth checking out:

 

The Amazing Spider-Man #82

Marvel Comics

Written by Saladin Ahmed : Art by Jorge Fornés : Cover by Arthur Adams

Something horribly wrong is happening at the McCarthy Medical Center. Mary Jane Watson is trying to nurse the bedridden Peter Parker to health, but when Peter’s roommate disappears, MJ has to step up. Can MJ and a nonmobile Peter get to the bottom of this hospital mystery?

 

Supergirl: The Woman of Tomorrow #6

DC Comics

Written by Tom King : Art by Bilquis Evely : Coloured by Mat Lopes

The traumatic secrets of Supergirl’s past are revealed as our heroine races to the edge of the universe to escape Krem and his latest weapon! The murderer of young Ruthye’s father has gotten his hands on a Mordru globe and plans to use it to make our hero disappear forever. Can she save herself and the young girl’s future in the process? She’ll need the help of her trusty steed, Comet the Superhorse!

 

Batman vs Bigby! A Wolf in Gotham #4

DC Black Label

Written by Bill Willingham : Art by Brian Level, Anthony Fowler Jr. and Jay Leisten : Coloured by Lee Loughridge : Cover by Nathan Fairbairn and Yanick Paquette

Batman and Bigby call a cease-fire as the city recovers from a night of violence, and evidence of a shared enemy surfaces when Gotham’s magical connection to Fabletown is revealed. But with egos at stake and wounds to lick, will a common cause be enough to transform this tenuous truce into a heroic alliance?

 

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2000AD into 2022

Just as last weeks post went t press the Geeky Brummie mailbox was swamped with a whole host of announcements from those fine folks over at 2000AD and Rebellion. So without further ado here are those juicy details of what to look forward to in 2022.

Four and a half decades, and no signs of slowing down – 2000 AD will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2022 with a bumper year of incredible collections.

From over-sized ‘artist editions’ of original art to brand new all-ages comics to non-fiction tomes, there’s something for everyone in the graphic novel collection schedule for the coming twelve months, as Rebellion showcases the best of old and new to mark its special anniversary year.

The 2000 AD Encyclopedia (February) provides chapter and verse on the characters and series that have made 2000 AD a powerhouse of comics innovation, bringing more than four decades of comics together in a sumptuous hardcover with dust jacket.

Paying tribute to some of the best talents 2000 AD has ever published, next year will see separate focusing on the work of Judge Dredd co-creators John Wagner (March) and Carlos Ezquerra (May), and co-creator of Rogue Trooperand The VCs Gerry Finley-Day (August), as well as a collection of critically-acclaimed writer Al Ewing’s Judge Dredd work (March). In September, the brand-new Strontium Dog: The Son (November) collection showcases Carlos Ezquerra’s final work on the character he co-created for Starlord in 1978, drawn just before his death in 2018.

Artwork from two of 2000 AD’s all-time greatest artists will be showcased in over-sized ‘artist edition’ Apex Edition hardcovers, with Judge Dredd pages by Brian Bolland (February) and Mick McMahon (October) scanned at high resolution and presented at original size. These gorgeous collections will give fans an unprecedented chance to see every line, each blob of white-out, and every printers’ mark on these original pages, covering some of the most influential moments in 2000 AD history and key years in the character’s evolution.

In May, 45 Years of 2000 AD gives forty-five popular artists from the worlds of comics and illustration the chance to show their unique takes on some of 2000 AD’s most famous characters. This new collection will feature work by Michael Allred (X-Statix), Jamie Smart (Bear), Annie Wu (Hawkeye), Mick McMahon(Judge Dredd), Kevin O’Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Rachael Stott (Doctor Who) and many, many more.

September sees the first ever collection of DC Comics’ Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law series from the 1990s. Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, this volume features art by Brent Anderson (X-Men) and Anthony Williams (Judge Dredd).

But it’s not just about looking back – this year sees new collections of the very best 2000 AD has to offer today, including all-ages comics with two 2000 AD Regened collections in March and July, as well as the first collection of breakout all-ages Dredd-world sci-fi action series Department K with Interdimensional Investigators in November. Plus there’s collections of brand new series such as Michael Carroll and Henry Flint and Jake Lynch’s ‘alien space opera James BondProteus Vex (April).

There are new collections of ongoing series, War of the Worlds sequel Scarlet Traces (March), hit folk horror series Thistlebone (May), fan favourite Dredd-world Western Lawless (June) and critically-acclaimed sci-fi noir Brink(August), as well as series from the archive with Essential Dredd: Dredd vs Death (January), Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis (June), and Pat Mills, Tony Skinner and Jim Elston’s pagan eco-terrorist Finn (December).

And there’s more digital-only releases, expanding 2000 AD’s digital library on its app and webshop, including Garth Ennis and Nick Percival’s explosive Dredd-world road trip series Sleeze ‘N’ Ryder (January) and the second volume of classic The Mean Arena (March). Plus new series get a digital release such as sci-fi thriller Skip Tracer: Legion (May), interdimensional nerd comedy Survival Geeks (July), the latest follow-up to space horror series Dark Justice (September), and Dredd-world crime sprees in Tales from the Black Museum Vol.2 (November).

Essential Dredd: Dredd vs Death

The essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series – the ultimate introduction to the Lawman of the Future! The crime is life! The Judgement is death! When Judge Death enters Mega-City One from a parallel dimension, his plan is simple: to find every single living cit and sentence them – to death! The fourth volume in the oversized Essential Dredd series includes the first two Judge Death stories, from John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Brian Bolland (The Killing Joke) presented in stunning black and white, and featuring restored pages. It also includes the first solo Judge Anderson adventure, presented in luscious new colours, also starring Judge Death. The critically acclaimed Essential Dredd Collection is a perfect jumping on point for new readers and this volume introduces Judge Death, the Dark Judges and wisecracking Psi Judge Cassandra Anderson.

  • 9781786184818
  • Paperback
  • 18 January 2022
  • £19.99 / $25
  • Pages: 160
Sleeze ‘N’ Ryder (digital)

Where did they go? Out. What did they see? Freakin’ everything, man! Sleeze and Ryder are on the roadtrip of their drokkin’ lives. Far from Mega-City 1 and deep in the Cursed Earth, these no-good hell trekkers are looking for adventure – but what they find is dinosaurs, mutants and the grud-dang apocalypse! This outlandish classic of 1990s 2000 ADis brought to you by the outrageous minds of Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Nick Percival (The Dark Judges) and is available in an exclusive digital edition for the first time ever!

  • 9781786186652
  • Digital-only
  • 5 January 2022
  • £7.99 / $7.99
  • Pages: 54
2000 AD Encyclopedia

What are the essential Judge Dreddstories? In which progs did The Ballad of Halo Jones run? What year was the first appearance of Nemesis the Warlock? Just who are the Thrillsuckers? Look no further, Earthlets! Every strip and major character from 2000 AD’s trailblazing 45 year history is catalogued and detailed, accompanied by stunning artwork and illustrations. With this show-stopping hardcover collection, must-read characters and storylines from across the cosmos are at your fingertips!

  • 9781786185617
  • Hardcover
  • 15 February 2022
  • £39.99 / $50
  • Pages: 336
Judge Dredd by Brian Bolland Apex Edition

Acclaimed as one of the greatest artists of his generation for his work on such titles as Camelot 3000 and Batman: The Killing Joke, Brian Bolland’s work on Judge Dreddhelped catapult both the series and Bolland himself to international acclaim. His incredible black & white art is showcased in this deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition featuring new high-resolution scans of his original art from 2000 AD showing Bolland’s delicate inking brushwork in unprecedented detail, as well as the titles and word balloons placed over it at the time by IPC’s art team. It promises to be an unmissable collection for fans of comics and of fine art. This book will include pages from the Judge Dredd epics; The Cursed Earth, The Day the Law Died, The Judge Child Quest, and Bolland’s masterpiece Judge Death Lives. Also included is a gallery of covers ranging from 2000 AD to the Judge Dredd reprints published by Eagle Comics which brought Brian to the attention of American readers and show off Bolland’s inventiveness and sardonic humour.

  • 9781786184641
  • Hardcover
  • 17 February 2022
  • £65
  • Pages: 128
The Best of John Wagner’s Judge Dredd

He is one of the best-known voices in British comics, respected and revered for revitalising the industry in the 1970s and co-creating the iconic ‘Lawman of the future’ – Judge Dredd. In celebration of his forty-five years chronicling the madness and mayhem of Mega-City One, this collection features some of the funniest, most poignant and action-packed tales penned by the great man himself.

  • 9781786184986
  • Hardcover
  • 15 March 2022
  • £24.99 / $29.99
  • Pages: 304
2000 AD Regened Vol.3

The galaxy’s favourite thrill-powered science fiction comic is back with another line up of electrifying stories aimed at all ages! Reimagined versions of classic 2000 AD characters like Judge Dredd, star alongside brand new characters, specially created for a younger audience. In this, the third smashing volume, follow the action packed adventures of Cadet Dredd as he battles robots! Save the world from aliens with Judge Anderson! Meet the mightiest cat burglar of Mega-City One! Marvel at the brain-busting and jaw dropping Future Shocks! Plus, in an exclusive new strip, classic 2000 AD characters the Harlem Heroes return! Critically acclaimed and beloved by old and new fans alike, 2000 AD Regened storms into its third brilliant collection. Can you handle the awesomeness of 2000 AD Regened?

  • 9781786184849
  • Paperback
  • 15 March 2022
  • £12.99 / $15.99
  • Pages: 112
Scarlet Traces Vol.3

The visionary comic series from Ian Edginton and D’Israeli continues! It is 1968 and the Martians have finally returned and are ready to wreck their terrible revenge. Can a ragtag team of Humans and Venusian survivors, spread across the solar system, stop the Martian plan to weaponise the sun itself and wipe humanity off the Earth in this third volume of the critically acclaimed sequel to H.G. Wells’ iconic novel The War of the Worlds.

  • 9781781089439
  • Paperback
  • 15 March 2022
  • £14.99 / $19.99
  • Pages: 128
Judge Dredd: Blaze of Glory
Go on patrol and see Mega-City One – and beyond – through the eyes of Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk), one of the most original writers in comics, as Judge Dredd dispenses justice to mutants, laidback religious cults, the Sex Olympics and Santa Claus. But when polite ex-stripper Zombo appears in his dimension, has old Stoney Face finally met his match? Collecting many of Ewing’s outrageous Dredd stories for the first time and featuring an all-star cast of artists, including Liam Sharp (Green Lantern, Wonder Woman), John Higgins (Dreadnoughts: Breaking Ground, Judge Dredd, Watchmen), Simon Fraser (Judge Dredd, Nikolai Dante) and Ben Willsher (Roy of the Rovers, Judge Dredd), this is an essential collection for fans of the Law.

  • 9781786184832
  • Paperback (with 2000 ADwebshop exclusive hardcover edition)
  • 1 March 2022
  • £14.99 / $16.99
  • Pages: 144
The Mean Arena Volume 2: Eat, Slay, Shove! (digital)

In a dystopian future where the ultra-violent sport street football is played in evacuated towns, Matt Talon isn’t playing just to win – he’s playing for revenge! In the second instalment of this violent, action packed 2000 ADclassic, Slater’s Slayers take on the the Penzance Riggers, the Edinburgh Executioners, the Salford Slicers and the Oxford Invaders! In the Mean Arena, it’s not just football – it’s mayhem, madness and murder! The second volume of The Mean Arena by Tom Tully (Roy of the Rovers), Eric Bradbury (Invasion!, Hook Jaw) and Mike White (Abelard Snazz) is collected for the first time ever in a digital exclusive graphic novel!

  • 9781786186669
  • Digital-only
  • 2 March 2022
  • £7.99 / $7.99
  • Pages: 112
Proteus Vex: Another Dawn

For fourteen brutal centuries, the Imperium Ascendant and the Obdurate have clashed in an intergalactic war that spanned planets and peoples. Then the war – and the Obdurate – came to a dramatic end. Now, the galaxies are picking up the pieces. In the midst of this sprawling, dazzling system of galaxies, is Proteus Vex, ex-soldier for the Imperium Ascendant turned super-agent. He’s fast, brutal, and he always gets his prey. But when he is sent to find his former superior officer, Vex finds himself caught up in a deadly conspiracy. Hit comics team Michael Carroll (The New Heroes, Judge Dredd), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd, Zombo) and Jake Lynch (Judge Dredd) bring you a mind-expanding, colourful story that will plunge you into a series of strange new worlds.

  • 9781786184856
  • Paperback
  • 14 April 2022
  • £14.99 / $19.99
  • Pages: 112
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol.39

In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner – he is Judge Dredd! The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with Judge Dredd taking on terrorist organisations, hunting down PJ Maybe who has taken on a new disguise, and Pat Mills returns with Blood of Satanus II: Dark Matters. Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century – Chris Weston (The Filth), Cam Kennedy (Star Wars), Henry Flint (Zombo) ,and Ian Gibson (Halo Jones) – the Judge Dredd Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.

  • 9781786184634
  • Paperback
  • 28 April 2022
  • £19.99 / $24.99
  • Pages: 304
Skip Tracer: Legion (digital)

The Cube, the twenty-seventh century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable, and an easy refuge for wanted criminals and fugitives. That’s where Skip Tracer Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker-for-hire… Written by James Peaty (Doctor Who) and with art by Paul Marshall (Firekind), this action packed science fiction adventure is available in a digital exclusive graphic novel for the first time!

  • 9781786186690
  • Digital-only
  • 4 May 2022
  • £7.99 / $7.99
  • Pages: 96
45 Years of 2000 AD

To celebrate forty-five years of bringing Thrill-Power to earthlets, Tharg the Mighty has tasked forty-five of Earth’s most popular comic and illustration artists to interpret the characters featured in the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, 2000 AD. Featuring all new work by Jamie Smart (Bunny vs Monkey), Hannah Templer (GLOW, TMNT), Michael Allred (Madman, Silver Surfer), Kevin O’Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Racheal Stott (Star Wars, Doctor Who).

  • 9781786185716
  • Hardcover
  • 24 May 2022
  • £29.99 / $35
  • Pages: 96
The Art of Carlos Ezquerra

Spanning 50 years, this collection of Carlos Ezquerra’s comic work begins with samples from such titles as Valentine and Mirabelle, collects never before reprinted short war comics from Battle, shows off his sumptuous colour Strontium Dog art, and culminates with a section on his 2000 AD work and his greatest creation, Judge Dredd.

  • 9781786185679
  • Hardcover
  • 10 May 2022
  • Forthcoming
  • £24.99 / $29.99
  • Pages: 240
Thistlebone Book Two

Britain, 2020. It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terryifying experiences at the hands of Jasper Hillman’s THISTLEBONE worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. Intended as a cathartic experience, both women were changed forever by what they were confronted with. In the process of researching for a book on the Thistlebone legend, Seema believes much of it centres around one man — Malcolm Kinniburgh.

  • 9781786185655
  • Hardcover
  • 10 May 2022
  • £14.99 / $19.99
  • Pages: 80
Lawless Book Four: Boomtown

Having narrowly avoided being wiped from the face of the planet by Munce, Inc., Badrock is now a thriving boom town, predicated on an uneasy peace between the Zhind, the settlers and the Mega-City One Justice Department. Designated a Free Town, the future’s there for taking, and folks from all over the planet 43 Rega are flocking to Badrock to begin anew, all under the watchful, disapproving eye of the SJS. Many are hardworking, honest folk – but some are parasites, drawn to Badrock to find new ways of making a killing. And when a caravan of settlers is brutally slaughtered, it’ll take all that Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson has to stop an outright war. Dan Abnett (Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Phil Winslade’s (Howard the Duck, Wonder Woman) frontier epic Lawless continues in this fourth action packed volume, which includes the all singin’, all dancin’, Lawless the Musical!

  • 9781786185266
  • Paperback
  • 23 June 2022
  • £14.99 / $16.99
  • Pages: 128
Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis

The essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series – the ultimate introduction to the Lawman of the Future! Mega-City One is under siege from the Dark Judges, Dredd has been exiled to the harsh wastelands of the Cursed Earth and time is running out for the citizens he once swore to protect. With the body-count rising and hope running out, will the Judges be able to turn back the tide of death? Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis is the ultimate Judge Dredd Vs The Dark Judges storyline. A comic book ‘summer blockbuster’, written and drawn by Dredd’s co-creators John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Carlos Ezquerra (Strontium Dog), where Dredd must reclaim his badge from the imposter Judge Kraken and retake Mega-City One from the grip of the Dark Judges; Death, Fear, Fire and Mortis.

  • 9781786185662
  • Paperback
  • 7 June 2022
  • £19.99 / $25
  • Pages: 160
Survival Geeks: Crisis of Infinite Nerds (digital)

Sam, Simon, Clive and Rufus having been traversing the multiverse in a misfiring trans-dimensional terrace house! Armed only with their wits and nerd trivia, they have to survive the deadly universes in which they find themselves! But with a deadly interdimensional comic con and an army of themselves standing their way, will the hapless geeks ever find their way home? The second volume of Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby and Neil Googe’s hilarious sci-fi satire continues in this digital exclusive graphic novel!

  • 9781786186706
  • Digital-only
  • 6 July 2022
  • £7.99 / $7.99
  • Pages: 132
Judge Dredd: The Citadel

The Apocalypse War rages and Judge Dredd leads a squad of Cadet Judges into battle, launching an assault upon The Citadel, where Sov forces have set up base. But now, 40 years later, former Cadet Judge Winterton, on the day of his execution, will tell the truth about what happened during the Apocalypse War, why the mission was subsequently covered up, and the secret that Judge Dredd himself has been hiding for the past 40 years.

  • 9781786185686
  • Paperback (with 2000 ADwebshop exclusive hardcover edition)
  • 19 July 2022
  • £14.99 / $19.99
  • Pages: 128
2000 AD Regened Vol.4

2000 AD‘s all-ages science fiction anthology series returns with a fourth thrill-powered collection of epic, action packed stories featuring all of your favourite characters and a brand new, exclusive Harlem Heroes strip! Cadet Dredd goes undercover as a renegade runaway! It’s the Harlem Heroes versus the Harlem Hellcats in the most dangerous – and deadly – aeroball game Mega-City One’s ever seen! Does Chopper have what it takes to evade the Judges and win the Sky Surfing competition? Travel to other dimensions with Jaina and Jacen in ‘Splorers! And Judge Anderson is back with another collection of brainbusting puzzles! It’s the Galaxy’s best and brightest all-ages comic – it’s 2000 AD Regened!

  • 9781786185877
  • Paperback
  • 19 July 2022
  • £12.99 / $15.99
  • Pages: 112
Brink Vol.5

The year is 2096 and Earth has been reduced to an uninhabited wasteland. What was left of humanity was evacuated into overpopulated space stations, or ‘Habitats’. Nolan Maslow, a journalist working for The Herald, is investigating the death of HSD agent Brinkmann and the sect that has infiltrated the maintenance workers of Ludmilla Habitat. He will find out that even his most outrageous theories cannot encompass what is actually happening behind the scenes of the habitat. Taking place during the events of Brink Book One, this graphic novel adds extra layers to the story of Bridget Kurtis and her ongoing fight against the forces which are haunting the remains of humanity and driving them to madness.

  • 9781786185693
  • Paperback
  • 16 August 2022
  • £12.99 / $15.99
  • Pages: 128
The Best of Gerry Finley-Day

From Tammy to the Eagle, Gerry Finley-Day was one of the most prolific comic book writers throughout the 1970s and 80s. His work for 2000 AD in particular was extraordinary and included such beloved strips as future war G.I. Rogue Trooper, the ‘Great escape’ in space titled Harry 20 on the High Rock, the Star Wars inspired V.C.’s and a gritty 1970s take on the iconic Eagle character Dan Dare. This collection contains some of Gerry’s greatest work on these strips and more. Tight plots, non-stop action and plenty of thrills are here in abundance and highlight why 2000 AD became the stand out comic title in Britain.

  • 9781786186362
  • Hardcover
  • 16 August 2022
  • £19.99 / $24.99
  • Pages: 244
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Vol.40

In the nightmare metropolis of the future he is judge, jury and executioner – he is Judge Dredd! The best-selling Complete Case Files series continues with the gripping and timely epic Total War. Judge Dredd battles a terrorist organisation called Total War, who are determined to democratise Mega-City One – or destroy it. Total War have two hundred thermonuclear devices planted across the city and one will be detonated each day the Judges remain in power. Total War will have democratisation – or they will have mass-death. The choice is the Judges’ – and time is running out. Drawn by a roster of the greatest artists working on Judge Dredd in the 21st Century – John Higgins (Watchmen), Henry Flint (Zombo), Ian Gibson (The Ballad of Halo Jones) and D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces) – the Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files series has sold over half a million copies.

  • 9781786185839
  • Paperback
  • 4 August 2022
  • £19.99 / $24.99
  • Pages: 272
Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law

DC Comics take on Mega-City One’s toughest lawman! Launched in late 1994 to coincide with the release of the 1995 Judge Dredd movie, Legends of The Law was a 13-issue series published by DC Comics and initially written by Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner and his writing partner, Alan Grant. This book collects the first seven issues for the first time since their original publication. The madness and majesty of Mega-City One are perfectly captured in these full-colour, all new stories, Judge Dredd is presented with a host of colourful villains, including the organ-harvesting, musical-obsessed Dr. Bliss!

  • 9781786186850
  • Paperback
  • 13 September 2022
  • £19.99 / $24.99
  • Pages: 176
Dark Justice: Deliverance (digital)

There is no Grud, only the Dark Judges! Trapped in a bubble of Boing® in space, Judge Death is rescued by a Mortarian Death Cult, determined to unleash the Dark Judges for the ultimate execution ceremony! Reunited with his fellow Dark Judges, only one person stands between Death and his quest for mass extinction – the determined teen runaway Roscoe. The Dark Justice saga by David Hine and Nick Percival continues in this not to be miss digital exclusive graphic novel!

  • 9781786186713
  • Digital-only
  • 7 September 2022
  • £7.99 / $7.99
  • Pages: 112
Strontium Dog: The Son

Carlos Ezquerra’s final work on the character he co-created for Starlordin 1978. In The Son Johnny Alpha is assigned to mentor Kenton Sternhammer, one of the new recruits to the ranks of the Strontium Dogs. Johnny knows that Kenton Sternhammer is his old partner Wulf’s offspring and while Kenton understandably wants to follow in his father’s footsteps, Johnny is reluctant to allow it, knowing the fate that has befallen many a Strontium Dog, including Wulf, a death which still eats away at Johnny’s conscience.

  • 9781786186768
  • Paperback
  • 24 November 2022
  • £14.99
  • Pages: 128

Best of the Best

Rebellion is proud to announce the Fall 2022 launch of its highly-anticipated new graphic novel series – Best of 2000 AD! 

The brand-new quarterly 200-page graphic novel series debuts in September and features a hand-curated selection of the most incendiary and exciting new science-fiction comics from one of the world’s biggest and most influential comic book brands.

Six volumes of the US comic book-size, perfect-bound series will be released quarterly in book stores, distributed into the book trade via Simon & Schuster and the comic book direct market through Diamond Distributors.

Best of 2000 AD is the perfect gateway into the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – an ultimate mix-tape’ anthology of full-colour stories specially chosen to be accessible to a whole new generation of comic readers who may never have picked up 2000 AD in its traditional format.

Each 200-page volume will be headlined by a self-contained contemporary Judge Dredd adventure, followed by a mixture of hidden gems from 2000 AD’s vaulted history, a classic Judge Dredd case, and a graphic novel length feature presentation featuring global comics legends including Sean Philips (The Fade Out, Kill or Be Killed), Frank Quitely (We3, All Star Superman), Fraser Irving (Batman Incorporated, Die! Die! Die!), Kevin O’Neill (Marshal Law, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Mick McMahon (The Last AmericanBatman), Pete Milligan (EnigmaX-statix), Rob Williams (Old HauntsSuicide Squad), Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead), Alan Moore (Watchmen, From Hell), Alan Davis (X-Men, Batman) and so many more.

Each volume of Best of 2000 AD will also feature newly-commissioned critical essays by prominent comics journalists and popular culture writers, including Tom Shapira, Chloe Maveal, Rosie Knight, Ritesh Babu, Tiffany Babb and Adam Karenina Sherif.

The title boasts brand-new covers from an all-star line-up of New York Times best-selling and Eisner award-winning artists including Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked and The Divine), Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), and Annie Wu (Hawkeye), with more to be revealed.

The entire six-volume series will feature design by highly-acclaimed designer Tom Muller (House of X/Powers of X).

“Even in the teeth of the pandemic, graphic novels had one of their best years ever and Best of 2000 AD has been tailor-made to give bookstores a great way to stock the very best of British comics,” said Trade and Special Sales Manager, Owen Johnson. “With eye-catching covers, design, and impeccable storytelling, Best of 2000 AD brings the energy and creativity of Britain’s biggest comics brand to the book trade in a new and fresh way, giving readers curious about getting into graphic novels an irresistible sampling of stories that will appeal to all palettes.”

Following Rebellion’s hugely successful ‘Day of Dredd’ promotion, which reached over 20 million individual social media accounts and saw international sales spike, during which comic stores, libraries and creators celebrated the cultural impact of the fan-favourite character Judge Dredd, Best of 2000 AD is the next step in building a wider international audience, and stands as a major jewel in the crown of Rebellion’s 2022 publishing initiatives.

“It’s called the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic for a reason,” said Rebellion CEO, Jason Kingsley OBE. “If you love your comics dangerous, thrilling and life-affirming but have never read 2000 AD then this is your moment. This new publication is precision-engineered for new and curious readers. We want the Best of 2000 AD to convert a whole new generation into 2000 AD readers for life.”

The first volume of Best of 2000 AD is scheduled for release in September 2022. It will be available from book-stores and comic book stores globally through Simon & Schuster and Diamond Distribution.

Blasts from the Past

From long lost classics to new adventures – Rebellion is proud to announce the full schedule of Treasury of British Comics graphic novel titles for 2022!

Acclaimed by critics and readers, the Treasury of British Comics is bringing classics from the world’s largest archive of English language comic books back into print, and also reinventing some of the world’s most thrilling and enthralling characters for new generations.

The schedule for 2022 includes never-before-reprinted classics, as well as new volumes in on-going series, and old and new takes on legendary titles.

These collections will be available from all good book and comic book stores, as well as online retailers, and digitally from the Treasury of British Comics webshop and the 2000 AD app.

Lovingly restored by Rebellion’s in-house reprographics team, the schedule includes the best of boys’ comics with two volumes of historical adventure Karl the Viking (January and December) featuring stunning black and white art by Trigan Empire artist Don Lawrence, war action with The Sarge by Gerry Finley-Day and Mike Western from the legendary and groundbreaking Battle, and the second volume of one of Britain’s most enduring comic book heroes, The Steel Claw (November), reprinted from the pages of Valiant for the first time and featuring the stunning art of Spanish comics’ legend Jesus Blasco.

The bestselling reprint of The Rise and Fall of The Trigan Empire by Mike Butterworth and Don Lawerence continues in May, with the much-in-demand first collection of House of Dolmann (April), which see a ventriloquist use an army of puppets to help the forces of law and order fight back against crime, while the Super Picture Thriller misadventures of the maniacal super-thief The Spider are collected in Crime Unlimited (February).

And there’s hi-jinx and comedy in Trevor Metcalfe’s madcap parody of the 1960s Batman TV show, Birdman and Chicken (March), and Leo Baxendale’s much-anticipated series Badtime Bedtime Stories (September) from the pages of Monster Fun.

The legacy of classic characters continues in brand new collections that combine the old and the new. The Best of Cat Girl (August) collects stories of this beloved UK superhero from the pages of classic 1960s girls’ comic Sally, and ‘Cat Girl Returns’ by RAMZEE (Zorse) and Elkys Nova (Roy of the Rovers). And Black Beth: Vengeance Be Thy Name (June) brings together both the ‘lost’ story of this fearsome fantasy warrior created by an unknown writer and Spanish artist Blas Gallego, but also the brilliantly resurrected new stories from writer Alec Worley (Star Wars) and DC Comic’s newest artistic star, DaNi (Coffin Bound).

Karl the Viking

Originally serialised in Lion, Karl the Viking is a sweeping historical fantasy story of an orphaned Saxon boy, adopted and raised by the viking Eingar after his raid on Britain. Upon coming of age Karl succeeds Eingar and leads his tribe into battle in Britain against wild tribes of Picts, and re-connects with his old Saxon family, gaining an ally in his cousin Godwulf, and making an enemy of the Earl of Eastumbria. These fast-paced stories were drawn by Don Lawrence shortly before he revolutionised painted comic art with The Trigan Empire, when he was already a master of pen and ink, and his Karl the Viking series was the pinnacle of black and white comic art.

  • 9781786184627
  • Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover)
  • 20 January 2022
  • £19.99
  • Pages: 240
The Spider: Crime Unlimited

From the pages of Super Picture Library! The Spider is the uncrowned king of the New York underworld, so elusive to the police that he even manages to taunt the Police Commissioner at his retirement party. But Professor Aldo Cummings, a famous but ill-tempered scientist, determined to stop the schemes of the Spider once and for all, invents a ray-machine which will eliminate the evil from a person’s personality. But a tragic miscalculation will turn Professor Cummings into the Professor of Power, and he will seek a more direct confrontation with the Spider. The first collection of the Spiderstories originally published as part of the Picture Library series, these long-lost and fast-paced pulp adventure stories have never been reprinted before, written by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and Donne Avenell (Adam Eterno).

  • 9781786184658
  • Hardcover
  • 3 February 2022
  • £19.99
  • Pages: 256
Birdman and Chicken: The Krazy Crusaders

To the outside world, Dick Lane and Mick Mason look like two average, law-abiding citizens. However, they lead an amazing double life – for when fiendish finks and vile villains step over the line, Dick and Mick strike back as the crime-fighting duo, Birdman and Chicken!
Cowled, caped and equipped with a vast array of crime-busting gadgets, Birdman and Chicken fight back against the likes of The Giggler, Sourpuss, The Puzzler and Father Time – and sometimes they win! A rib-tickling parody of the 1966 Batman television series, Trevor Metcalfe’s super-series was a highlight of Krazy comic every week and is finally collected here for the first time.

  • 9781786184924
  • Paperback
  • 3 March 2022
  • £14.99
  • Pages: 192
House of Dolmann

Genius creator and expert ventriloquist, Eric Dolmann has created a small army of robotic puppets to help the forces of law and order fight back against crime. Whatever the situation, Dolman has a mechanical warrior perfectly suited to get the job done! From the safety of his flying ‘Dolmobile’, he directs Raider, Elasto, Mole, Togo and Giggler into action! Occasionally they will question his judgement and bicker amongst one another – even though they aren’t capable of independent thought!

  • 9781786184917
  • Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover)
  • 14 April 2022
  • £14.99
  • Pages: 144
The Sarge Vol.1

They depended on the Sarge. And the world depended on them. British Sergeant Jim Masters, a veteran of WW1, has to protect and lead his inexperienced platoon during the Second World War. From Dunkirk to North Africa, the might of the German Army face the ultimate adversaries when Masters and his boys spring into action – Nothing can substitute experience! With an introduction by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys)

  • 9781786186331
  • Hardcover (plus webshop exclusive edition)
  • 12 May 2022
  • £19.99
  • Pages: 144
The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Vol 4

The fourth omnibus of the science-fiction classic, The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire, collects the stories published from 1973 through to 1976. Don Lawrence’s painted art continues to be a highlight of the series, and as he takes a sabbatical from the strip Miguel Quesada and Philip Corke match his impressive work with their own style. The Trigan Empire remains resilient against enemies on all fronts, from treacherous politicians, murderous Zith assassins, and alien invaders, Trigo and Janno protect the citizens of Elekton.

  • 9781786185648
  • Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover)
  • 24 May 2022
  • £19.99
  • Pages: 240
Black Beth: Vengeance Be Thy Name

A warrior with a name born of the black rage that filled her heart! In a world of swords and sorcery, the evil tyrant Rassau discovers that he is destined to be killed by a fearsome warrior called Beth. Together with his men, Rassau seeks Beth out, destroying her village and killing all held dear to her. With the aid of a former warrior – the blind Quido – Beth becomes a skilled fighter and sworn enemy of all that is evil! She will not rest until her people are avenged! This book contains both the original strip and the brilliantly resurrected stories that have been masterfully guided by writer Alec Worley and DC Comic’s newest star, the astonishing Greek artist, DaNi!

  • 9781786186355
  • Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover)
  • 7 June 2022
  • £14.99
  • Pages: 80
The Best of Cat Girl

The beloved UK superheroine finally pounces into her own collection! From the pages of classic 1960s girls’ comic Sally comes the first ever collection of beloved British superheroine The Cat Girl! Cathy Carter is not your average teen. She can jump further, fight longer and climb higher than anyone she knows – with the aid of a magic suit, she is Cat Girl! Facing off in glamorous, globetrotting adventures against supervillains and master criminals, Cathy often finds the hardest fight comes from her bumbling detective father, who doesn’t believe Cathy can fend for herself. Can Cathy save the world when the person trying to hold her back – is her dad? This collection contains Cat Girl’s latest adventure, ‘Cat Girl Returns’ from the Tammy & Jinty special, as well as a purrfect selection of the best classic Cat Girl stories from Sally, and a brand new cover from Elkys Nova.

  • 9781786185853
  • Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover)
  • 2 August 2022
  • £14.99
  • Pages: 128
Badtime Bedtime Stories

Once upon a badtime… In these explosive, hysterical comics, Jack the Nipper, Little Miss Muffet and Little Red Riding Hood run wild in chaotic retellings of beloved tales. These anarchic, frenzied comics stories from the pen of Leo Baxendale are the arguably the jewel of the British humour comics, beloved by many for their DIY storybook aesthetic when they were originally printed in Monster Fun. Now, in this stunning new collection, the comics are restored to their full glory, while reprinted in a smaller style to retain the intimate feel of the originals. Crammed with gags and hidden details, these Badtime Bedtime Stories are the perfect late night read for kids and grown ups!

  • 9781786185310
  • Hardcover
  • 1 September 2022
  • £14.,99
  • Pages: 96
A Spell of Trouble

TO WITCH OR NOT TO WITCH? Popular, rich and great at school, Carrie lives a charmed life – because, unbeknownst to her classmates, she’s a witch! Hailing from a long line of witches and warlocks Carrie has never wanted for anything – that is until her bumbling, nonmagical and anti-magic cousin Angela shows up! And worst of all – if Carrie can’t turn Angela into a legendary sorceress – she’ll lose all her powers! Worlds collide and sparks fly as these cousins have to learn to live together – or else! This comedy classic from British girls’ comic Jinty features a brand new cover by the original artist, Trini Tinturé, as well as another tale, the spooky, insect-infested ‘Creepy Crawley’, in a volume perfect for Halloween!

  • 9781786186126
  • Paperback
  • 13 October
  • £14,99
  • Pages: 80
The Steel Claw Vol.2 – Reign of the Brain

One of Britain’s most enduring comic book heroes returns in two stories reprinted here for the first time! The second collection of the sci-fi classic, the Steel Claw collects writer Tom Tully’s first two stories originally published in the comic Valiant between 1963 and 1964. Featuring the stunning, realistic black and white art of Spanish comics’ legend Jesus Blasco!

  • 9781786186812
  • Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover)
  • 10 November 2022
  • £14.99
  • Pages: 112
Karl the Viking Vol.2

In the second, and concluding, volume of Karl the Viking the brave Briton takes the fight even further abroad than before as he and his band of warriors battle against the rival viking Gefion One-Eye in Africa, become mercenaries in a violent dispute between treacherous Russian tribes, and survive against fantastical and unnatural sea monsters. Karl the Viking is the series which made Don Lawrence’s reputation, and it was on this basis that he was hired to revolutionise painted comic art with The Trigan Empire. This volume also contains stories written by Michael Moorcock penned when he was just beginning to create the adventures of Elric.

  • 9781786187338
  • Paperback (plus webshop exclusive hardcover)
  • 6 December 2022
  • £19.99 / $24.99
  • Pages: 256

Whoa! That’s a lot of great comics.

 

Your Local Comics Shops

Your local comic shops are now open and you can pop in for your geek fix. Listed below are some of the best shops across the county with links to check the very latest information including opening time and covid safety measures. When visiting these shops please be patient and respectful to all the staff who are doing an incredible job.

FORBIDDEN PLANET INTERNATIONAL (VARIOUS) – includes Worlds Apart Birmingham

Please check with stores for any changes to opening times and services.

Follow the stores social media pages for updates!

FORBIDDEN PLANET (VARIOUS) – includes Birmingham Megastore

Check their website for more information –

https://forbiddenplanet.com/stores/

GOSH! COMICS (LONDON)

Check their website for more information –

https://goshlondon.com/the-gosh-blog/the-gosh-authority-130620-reopening-news/ and https://twitter.com/GoshComics

OK COMICS (LEEDS)

Follow the stores social media pages and website for updates!

http://www.okcomics.co.uk/ and https://twitter.com/OKComics

PAGE 45 (NOTTINGHAM)

Check their website for more information –

http://www.page45.com/ and https://twitter.com/PageFortyFive

TRAVELLING MAN (VARIOUS)

Check their website and social media for more information –

https://travellingman.com/ and https://twitter.com/TravellingManUK

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