With work from some of the biggest names in comics today, the Fall/Spring graphic novel schedule for North America from 2000 AD is bursting with incredible stories and stunning artwork.
After the release of DREDD 3D in September, 2000 AD continues to bring the best of Judge Dredd to converts in the US and Canada with three top-notch collections, including Judge Dredd’s origin story.
But Dredd’s not the only character blasting across the Atlantic - there’s demon-killing cowboys, superhero-killing freedom fighters and a galaxy of snappy one-parters from big name creators that have never been reprinted before, such as Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Steve Dillon, and Pat Mills!
NOVEMBER: TEN-SECONDERS: THE AMERICAN DREAM
ISBN: 978-1-78108-066-5 US $19.99/Canada $22.99
One of the rising stars of American comics, Rob Williams, has two genre-busting collections out this season which take on two big American icons - superheroes and the Wild West! This sees a dystopian future filled with super-powered beings where those who oppose these so-called ‘gods’ are known as the ‘Ten-Seconders’, due to their average lifespan! Returning to the same dark ground as his break-out hit, Cla$$war, Williams creates a world where super-powers are not a gift, they’re a symbol of oppression!
NOVEMBER: THE BATMAN JUDGE DREDD COLLECTION
ISBN: 978-1-78108-078-8 US $22.99/Canada $35
2000 AD is very proud to be co-publishing this highly anticipated collection with DC Comics, which collects the four team-ups between the lawman and the Dark Knight for the first time in a brand new hardback edition, with a fantastic list of creators including John Wagner, Alan Grant, Simon Bisley, Glenn Fabry, Val Semeiks, and Cam Kennedy - with a cover from Mike Mignola. This co-production, published by DC in North America, also includes the hard-to-find meeting between Dredd and psychotic biker Lobo!
DECEMBER: JUDGE DREDD: THE GARTH ENNIS COLLECTION
(ISBN: 978-1-78108-067-2 US $19.99/Canada $22.99)
Since his work on Judge Dredd, Garth Ennis has gone on to become one of the biggest writers in Western comics thanks to titles such as Preacher, The Boys, and Punisher Max. A must have for Dredd and Ennis fans alike, this collects some of his best Dredd stories, from the satirical The Emerald Isle, with art by future Preacher collaborator Steve Dillon, to Raider - a story regularly name-checked by Karl Urban as inspiration for his portrayal of the lawman in DREDD 3D.
JANUARY 2013: ALL-STAR FUTURE SHOCKS
ISBN: 978-1-78108-074-0 US $19.99/Canada $22.99.
These short self-contained stories with a sting in the tail have been a hallmark of 2000 AD for 35 years and here some of the best novel and comic book writers in the industry try their hands at the ultimate challenge. Discover what lurks in the minds of Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Brian Bolland and more as they tell tales that will haunt the imagination.
MARCH 2013: JUDGE DREDD: ORIGINS
ISBN: 9781781080993 US $19.99/Canada $22.99
The story that changed everything. When Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner decided to tell Dredd’s origin story, fans had no idea what was in store. The first Chief Judge Fargo’s severed hand is delivered to the Grand Hall of Justice with a ransom note and Judge Dredd has to travel with his team into the Cursed Earth in an attempt to recover the Judge Father’s body and discover the culprits. This trip becomes more than just a journey across America - this is a journey that delves into both the past and the history of the Judges and Mega-City One itself!
MAY 2013: THE GRIEVOUS JOURNEY OF ICHABOD AZRAEL (AND THE DEAD LEFT IN HIS WAKE)
ISBN: 9781781080306 US $17.99/Canada $21
This cowboy-in-purgatory series by Rob Williams has been one of 2000 AD’s most striking series. Ichabod Azrael was an outlaw in the Old West, in the time of the War Between States. One day, the folks of Corinth decided Ichabod had caused them one funeral too many – and so Bloody Bill Sterling and his boys were hired to shoot him down, like a dog. Ichabod took a bullet in the head, and thus a journey through the underworld and back out again began. Illustrated by Dom Reardon, with spot colours from Peter Doherty, Williams seamlessly blends the Wild West with the supernatural.
The November to May 2000 AD North American graphic novel schedule in full:
Ten-Seconders: The American Dream
US $19.99/Canada $22.99
Judge Dredd: The Garth Ennis Collection
All-Star Future Shocks
Judge Dredd: Origins
The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael
(And the Dead Left in His Wake)
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