This year seminal British publisher and #1 provider of Thrill-Power, 2000 AD is celebrating its 40th anniversary and is throwing a big old bash in London on February 11th. As part of the celebrations, a number of 2000 AD's licensees have put together an amazing roster of art and merchandise to commemorate the anniversary, including new prints from Sean Phillips, Carlos Ezquerra and Mick McMahon along with statues, pins and more.
Dave Gibbons, born on this day in 1949, has spent over forty-five years in the comics industry and crafted a career without equal. Known for his masterful layouts and exceptional character acting, Gibbons has been an ambassador for the UK comics scene around the world, and is truly a living legend in the industry.
Ah, summertime! The temperature's high, school's out, and everyone's hitting the beach for sun, sand and surf! I mean, I've heard that's what some people do. Personally, I sunburn very easily and don't really enjoy swimming, so I'm staying inside with a copy of the 2000 AD Sci Fi Special.
Set for release this week in print and digital, the special is a 48-page addition to the regular prog that brings you new adventures from 2000 AD stalwarts like Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper, but there's one additional element that makes this one special: space truckers! In this issue, Ace Trucking Company returns for a story of secret cargo and deep space adventure, and you can get a bite-size preview of all the stories below!
Following their successful collaboration with Judge Dredd, IDW Publishing and Rebellion/2000 AD announced at Comic-Con that they've selected Rogue Trooper as their next publishing initiative. IDW will not only produce a new Rogue Trooper series but also reissue the existing 2000 AD material in newly recolored editions.
IDW also announced that it had secured the comic book rights to Hunter S. Thompson's classic work, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.
* BATMAN INCORPORATED #1
I believe Grant Morrison described his initial plan for the second year of this international-minded Batman-and-his-team book as being "a roller coaster ride through hell...