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Saturday, September 22, 2018

2000AD: All-new line up for Prog 2100

2000AD reaches issue 2100 this coming Wednesday. A fantastic achievement for any comic! 2000AD is the only surviving British adventure weekly comic from the 1970s, although other comics such as Viz (published every five weeks) and Doctor Who Magazine (began as a weekly, went monthly) have been around since 1979.

In celebration of this milestone, Prog 2100 will have more pages for this week, and more stories, and is the ideal jumping-on point with an all-new line up, - plus a cover by American comics megastar George Perez! Here's the info, with a preview of some of the strips...

UK and DIGITAL: 26th September 2018 £3.99
NORTH AMERICA: 26th October 2018 $7.99

In this issue:

JUDGE DREDD: THE SMALL HOUSE by Rob Williams (w) Henry Flint (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

BRINK: HIGH SOCIETY by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)

SKIP TRACER: LEGION by James Peaty (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Dylan Teague (c) Ellie De Ville (l)

ANDERSON, PSI DIVISION: DEATH'S DARK ANGELS by Alan Grant (w) Jake Lynch (a) Simon Bowland (l)

SINISTER DEXTER: TIGHT GROUPING by Dan Abnett (w) Steve Yeowell (a) John Charles (c) Ellie De Ville (l)

FIENDS OF THE EASTERN FRONT: 1812 by Ian Edginton (w) Dave Taylor (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

KINGDOM: ALPHA AND OMEGA by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Abigail Bulmer (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Available in print: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital: 2000 AD webshop, 2000 AD apps for iPadAndroid, and Windows 10


Shining Knight said...

Hi Lew

You say "2000AD is the only surviving British comic from the 1970s, excluding The Mighty World of Marvel". What about Viz? That started in 1979, didn't it?

Of course, there are two other British comics still going that started before the 1970s, but that's a slightly different thing. I've been thinking about the longest runs in British comics, and I think it goes Beano (80 years and counting), Dandy (75 years), Comic Cuts (63 years), Chips (63 years), Commando (57 years and counting) as the top 5. I 'm not sure about the next ones though - Rainbow and Film Fun were both 42 years, 2000AD is 41 years and counting, but there might be a title I've forgotten about.

Lew Stringer said...

How did I forget Viz? Thanks. I'll amend that.

Funny Wonder (later just Wonder) ran for 39 years, so that had longevity too.

Tony Howson said...

Didn't Doctor Who weekly also sneak in a few issues just before Christmas 1979? That's still around, albeit in a somewhat different format, so approaching its 40th anniversary next year.

2000AD often likes to see itself as the last survivor - see for example the Iwo Jima cover of Prog 2000 - that was a very clear message that they had outlasted everyone.

I suppose it depends whether we use the classic archetype of a British comic (e.g. Lion, Eagle etc) - in which case 2000AD is a better fit than either Viz or Dr Who Magazine - or broaden the definition to reflect the diversity of UK comics.

Lew Stringer said...

I've updated the post now to fix my error. You're quite right, Tony. I was only thinking of traditional weeklies. Viz and DWM must have been outside my train of thought but they deserve mentioning (especially as they'll both be celebrating their 40th anniversaries next year!)

PhilEdBoyce said...

Nice to see the cover by George Perez with my blog covering his inking work on Jurassic Park from the 90s at the moment (plug, plug!). That is quite the scoop for 2000AD though!

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