The 2000 AD 40th Anniversary Special - out now!
48-page extravaganza packed with Thrills and a special pull-out 'primer' for new readers!
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For four decades, one comic has stood head and shoulders above the rest - 2000 AD celebrates its 40th birthday with an Anniversary Special!
Since 1977, 2000 AD has blazed through comics, redefining storytelling and reshaping the industry in its own image - from giving the biggest names in comics their first break to creating genre-busting series such as Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Halo Jones, Sláine, and so many more.
This special edition marks not just 40 years of an incredible comics heritage, but yet again stakes a claim for the future - 2000 AD is STILL the Galaxy's Greatest Comic!
Choose between two incredible variant covers - from master artist Carlos Ezquerra or comics sensation David Aja - before plunging into SIX incredible stories from some of 2000 AD's greatest creators!
Mark 40 years of the best comics Britain has to offer by picking up this 48-page behemoth of a comic, which comes with a free 'primer' packed with interviews, reading lists, facts and more - the perfect guide to help old and new readers alike find their feet with Britain's biggest comics export!
You can also pick up this week's regular issue of 2000 AD for just £2.65!
JUDGE DREDD // BLOOD
by John Wagner (w) Carl Critchlow (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2139 AD. Home to over 72 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, where unemployment is endemic, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Tensions run a constant knife-edge, and only the zero-tolerance Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra
RO-BUSTERS // SEEING RED
by Pat Mills (w) Clint Langley (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
By 2078, robots have become commonplace, used for all manner of industrial and domestic chores. It is because they are so disposable that unscrupulous businessman Howard Quartz has set up RO-BUSTERS — ‘The Disaster Squad of Distinction’ — which sends its mekanoid workforce into the most dangerous of situations, reasoning that robot life is less precious than a human’s. But the droids aren’t taking it lying down...
Ro-Busters created by Pat Mills, Kevin O’Neill & Carlos Pino
SLÁINE // RED BRANCH
by Pat Mills 9w) Simon Davis (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Tir Nan Og, the Land of the Young, in Celtic myth and legend. Barbarian warrior SLÁINE is one of the greatest of his tribe the Sessair, belonging to the elite cadre of fighters that is known as the Red Branch. Sláine was eventually expelled from his tribe, and he became a wanderer, seeking adventure with dwarf companion Ukko. But when he was fifteen, he had to undertake trials to prove his worthiness to the Red Branch...
Sláine created by Pat Mills & Angie Kincaid
ZOMBO // Z.O.M.B.0
by Al Ewing (w) Henry Flint (a) Simon Bowland (l)
On a future Earth ruled by a sinister and incompetent Government, ZOMBO was a top-secret half-human, half-zombie experiment created as a biological weapon to withstand the hostile environments of death planets. With an insatiable hunger for human flesh, he’s controlled by his codpiece, which shocks him into obedience. Few Squaxx are aware, however, that he was originally going to appear in Prog 1...
Zombo created by Al Ewing & Henry Flint
DURHAM RED // THE JUDAS STRAIN
by Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen (w) Carlos Ezquerra (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Following the great Atom War of 2150, survivors mutated by the Strontium 90 fallout were forced into ghettos, marginalised and despised by the ‘norms’. The only job open to them is bounty hunting, and these Search/Destroy agents — nicknamed Strontium Dogs — hunt criminals for the Galactic Crime Commission. DURHAM RED is one such Stront, her vampiric lust for blood meaning even fellow mutants fear and distrust her...
Durham Red created by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra
NIKOLA DANTE // DEVIL MAY CARE
by Robbie Morrison (w) Simon Fraser (a) Gary Caldwell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Year of the Tsar 2667, and it is the fortieth anniversary of the despotic Tsar Vladimir the Conqueror’s rule. Bastard son of the Romanovs NIKOLAI DANTE has bonded with a Weapons Crest, an alien combat computer, which allows him to extrude lethal bioblades. Dante’s reputation as drinker, gambler and ladies’ man is known throughout the empire, but his heart belongs to Princess Jena Makarov, the Tsar’s daughter...
Nikolai Dante created by Robbie Morrison & Simon Fraser
This issue also features interludes from Tharg the Mighty, drawn by Jock, Mark Sexton, Bryan Talbot, Rufus Dayglo, Patrick Goddard, and Mike Collins.