2000 AD 40th anniversary special second printing - NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

New variant editions of sold-out edition on sale 22nd March!

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The second printing of 2000 AD’s sold-out landmark 40th anniversary special edition is to go on sale on 22nd March!

This special reprint is now available to pre-order from 2000 AD's webshop and comic book stores.

It features a new take on the massively popular Judge Dredd cover by Hawkeye artist David Aja from the first print run. This ‘virgin’ cover is stripped of cover-lines, putting Aja’s striking visual front and centre alongside 2000 AD’s iconic logo.

Comic book stores can order the new Aja variant using code and description DEC167600 - 2000 AD 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 2ND PRINT AJA COVER

There is also a limited edition featuring a new variant cover by world-renowned artist Jock, based on the uniform from the 2012 DREDD movie, and exclusively available through Forbidden Planet and Dublin’s Big Bang Comics.

The 48-page special is themed around the colour red – as befitting a ruby anniversary – and includes a brand-new case for Judge Dredd, courtesy of John Wagner and Carl Critchlow; Hammerstein and Ro-Jaws take their revenge on Howard Quartz in Ro-Busters by Pat Mills and Clint Langley; we return to the mad, mad world of Zombo by Al Ewing and Henry Flint; Nikolai Dante gets the party started in 'Devil May Care' by Robbie Morrison and Simon Fraser; a young Sláine shows that he's got what it takes to join the Red Branch, courtesy of Pat Mills and Simon Davis, while award-winning writer duo of Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen are joined by the legendary Carlos Ezquerra for a new Durham Red story. It also includes pages by Jock and Bryan Talbot!

This year the legendary weekly British anthology comic 2000 AD celebrates forty years of innovative, provocative, and original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action from the cream of comics creators. It has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge!