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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Preview: 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 2018 - out this week!

The much anticipated 2000AD Sci-Fi Special by an all-women set of creators hits the shops this coming Wednesday. Here's a preview of some of the pages...

UK and DIGITAL: 20th June 2018 £4.99
NORTH AMERICA: 11th July 2018 $9.99

In this issue:
JUDGE DREDD: THE FEELS by Emma Beeby (w) Babs Tarr (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

TYRANNY REX: “DON’T FORGET TO BLAST MY CACHE” by Katy Rex (w) Liana Kangas 9a) Liana Kangas & Gab Contreras (c) Ellie De Ville (l)

ROGUE TROOPER: THE THOUSAND DAYS by Alex De Campi (w) Sam Beck (a) Eva De La Cruz (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

FUTURE SHOCKS: DELIVERY by Tillie Walden (w+a+l)

JUDGE DEATH: DARKNESS DESCENDS by Leah Moore (w) Xulia Vicentes (a) Pippa Mather (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

DEMARCO, P.I.: LOVE REMAINS by Laura Bailey (w) Dani (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

TERROR TALE: THE HOCKEY STICKS OF HELL by Olivia Hicks (w) Abigail Bulmer (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION: SPA DAY by Maura McHugh (w) Emma Vieceli (a) Barbara Nosenzo (c) Ellie De Ville (l)

Judge Anderson poster by Marguerite Sauvage

Available in print from: newsagents, comic book stores via Diamond


Robert Carnegie said...

Just on the preview material, I wonder if they should have made "all female creators" less of a defining feature - or more. I myself am wondering if the issue is too feminine for my male taste, and I'm 52. (Maybe that's why I'm missing the point.) But the cover doesn't say, "Intelligent science fiction for girls - come and get it!" (Tharg can use that with my compliments if there's time...) And presumably page one is where Mega-City One turns so, so pink.

Of course, comics created by women don't have to be "for girls", and even may be pitched more to male taste - it's just work. Or it can speak to all possible readers about a still under-represented point of view. Or it can be printed separately in a special issue so you don't have to buy it if you don't want to... I haven't checked what female content is in the regular issues, and I possibly don't mean Durham Red although plenty of characters in recent 2000 AD stories are women simply because there's no reason not.

Maybe the schoolgirls could have been playing soccer instead of hockey - but maybe the story requires it or I shouldn't argue with professional creators' decisions.

Maybe announcing that it's an all-female comic special should have been a "Future Shock" twist ending on the last page?

Lew Stringer said...

The stories aren't aiming to be feminine, Robert. It's just a regular 2000AD special but by an all-women creative team, aimed at everyone.

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