We’re halfway through 2012 (sad, I know) and we’ve already witnessed some pretty epic comic adventures from 2000 AD, but in case you’ve missed some of the fare, here’s a quick bit of info to catch up.
As it celebrates three and a half decades of some of the greatest comics of all time, 2000 AD is unleashing a flurry of top-notch thrills in graphic novel form into North America this year.
The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic has lined up a sizzling schedule of new releases, collecting classic and new strips alike in the year its biggest export, Judge Dredd, heads for the big screen with Karl Urban as the Lawman of the Future in Dredd.
It’s shaping up to be an epic year for US releases from the seminal British title, with work from writers such as Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, John Wagner, Pat Mills and Ian Edginton, and artwork from Brian Bolland, Chris Weston, Steve Dillon, Dave Gibbons, D’Israeli and many more!
This month, the Celtic barbarian Sláine returns with the first volume in one of the most breathtaking fantasy series ever. Sláine: Book of Invasions 1 (ISBN: 9781907992681 US $19.99/ Canada $22.99) sees Pat Mills’ axe-wielding hero begin an epic quest, with 122 pages of visceral work from award-winning artist Clint Langley. Once the first High King of Ireland, Sláine must protect his tribe against a new tide of evil. In the astonishing and fresh follow-up to the critically- acclaimed Sláine: The Horned God, Langley’s full color hyper-real art will blow you away!
In April, on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, a very different voyage sets sail. Leviathan (ISBN: 9781907992698 US $16.99/Canada $19.99) is a gargantuan steampunk murder mystery from the partnerhsip behind Scarlet Traces – Ian Edington (Victorian Undead) and D’Israeli (SVK). It is 1928 and the world’s largest ocean-liner disappears on its maiden voyage to
New York. It drifts for 20 years on a desolate limbo ocean, but when murders begin aboard ship, Detective Sergeant Lament must delve into the ship’s depths to discover the root of its mysteries. This is a stunning story by two massive talents and not to be missed.
One of the all-time classics in the 2000 AD pantheon, the first US collection of Rogue Trooper lands in May. Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu Earth 01 (ISBN: 9781907992704 US $19.99/Canada $22.99) features 400 pages of future war action! Created by Gerry Finley- Day and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Rogue Trooper roams Nu-Earth, the last of the Genetic Infantrymen. On planet ravaged by war, its atmosphere poisoned by the endless war between the Norts and the Southers, Rogue searches for the general who betrayed his blue- skinned brethren at the Quartz Zone Massacre.
Another classic from Judge Dredd arrives in June. Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files 05 (ISBN: 978-1781080283 US $19.99/Canada $22.99) features three of the all-time greatest Dredd stories ever – Judge Death, Block War and The Apocalypse War! The fifth volume in this hit series, collecting together Dredd’s most exciting cases, features art by such comic legends as Brian Bolland (Batman: The Killing Joke), Carlos Ezquerra and Mike McMahon and written by John Wagner (A History of Violence).