Taken from a Rebellion Press Release:
Since Karl Urban donned the helm to star as Judge Dredd, 2012’s DREDD has gone on to achieve cult movie status – the official campaign for a sequel, endorsed and co-ordinated by 2000 AD, now has a 125,000 name petition and a 93,000-strong Facebook page. The fans have since rocketed the DVD and Blu-Ray to the top of the Amazon charts around the world and Urban himself has personally thanked them for their ongoing support.
Rebellion is very pleased to announce that DREDD: The Illustrated Script and Visuals by Jock and Alex Garland is out this week from all good book stores and comic book stores on both sides of the Atlantic.
Taking Garland’s original pre-production screenplay we have run it alongside Jock’s never-before-seen comic-style storyboards, which were not only used by director Pete Travis but also award-winning cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle to create the visual look of the film. The stunning layout by 2000 AD designer Simon Parr, put together in close cooperation with Jock, are exclusive concept visuals, behind-the-scenes photos, and notes from the artist on his work creating the look of this cult classic.
It also features an exclusive introduction from screenwriter Alex Garland: “Part of [Jock’s] huge contribution was a full-length comic book version of the script, that we distributed to everyone from financiers to crew. His paintings and sketches were one of the quickest and most effective way of conveying the look and tone of the project. When – a very long time later – the picture was locked, I could see his input had pervaded the film at all levels.”
The limited edition numbered hardback sold out from 2000 AD’s online store within three days!
Get yours NOW!
A Kingdom Novel
by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent
7th August (US & Canada) $9.99/$12.99 ISBN 978-1-78108-235-5
14th August (UK) £7.99/£20.00 ISBN 978-1-78108-234-8/978-1-78108-2560
Dan Abnett to write an original novel set in the world of his hit
comics series Kingdom from legendary British comic book 2000 AD.
Evelyn War is a Believer. She knows that in the Old Time, long before the Time of Ice, the
Masters fought a war with Them. But in the frozen
ruins of Berlin, Them have not been seen for many
years and now the Aux fight among themselves
and say all that was just stories.
But the ice is melting and the whistling call of
Them can be heard in the tunnels of the U-Bahn
once more. She knows that the stories are not just
lessons in the ways of war. Them were real.
New York Times best-seller Dan Abnett returns
with writing partner Nik Vincent to the world of
Kingdom, the hit 2000AD comic series of the same
name he co-created (with artist Richard Elson).
Fiefdom is an original novel set one-hundred years
after the events of Kingdom, moving the action
from the isolated wastelands in the southern
hemisphere of the comic series to the frozen North
of Europe where Them are now just a folk memory
and the Aux wage war with one another in the
ruins of what was once Berlin.
Releasing for summer 2014 in mass paperback and limited edition signed and numbered
hardback (500 run, UK only) it will be a must-read, not just for fans of Abnett’s Warhammer
novels, but for lovers of post-apocalytic and future-Earth SF.
You can now grab the first two issues of this comic, as well as getting a preview of both HERE
I’ve still only read the first issue, as well as the mini prequel they published in the Megazine, but loved the hell out of those so glad to see it’s getting pushed out on this platform and will hopefully reach a wider audience.
There’s a really cool post over on PJ Holden’s blog about the comic as well.
Posting because it’s Bisley and Bisley rocks.
Writers: Martin Brennan & Michael B. Jackson. Artist: Simon Bisley
32pp – FC – #1 (of 6) – $3.99 – On sale: October 8th
From Eisner award winning artist, Simon Bisley, and the screenwriters of Hitman: Absolution (Martin Brennan & Michael B Jackson), comes the story of a new superhero… The story of John Pozner, a tormented ex-con on a quest for vengeance, when he discovers that he is descended from angels, and is the living key to Earth’s future, or Heaven’s fall.
Issue #1 comes with two covers to collect including a Simon Bisley 1:10 incentive variant cover!
Available to order from June PREVIEWS:
COVER A – DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JUN141439
COVER B SIMON BISLEY 1:10 – DIAMOND ORDER CODE: JUN141440
Patrick Goddard has donated an original page of Savage artwork which is currently up for auction to benefit the “operation christmas child” charity.
Go HERE to check it out and please, spread the word.
Patrick also has some Grey Area pages on his own ebay page so go give those a look as well HERE
I’m lucky enough to own two of Patrick’s pages, one from Savage and one from Armitage, and being fully inked black and white look even more stunning in real life than on the page. Highly recommended.
2000 AD has always been known for finding fresh new talent and this week’s issue is no different…
The winner of the Portfolio Competition at the 2013 Thought Bubble comic art festival is to have his first professional strip published in tomorrow’s issue of the legendary weekly anthology.
Tom Foster was chosen by a panel of top 2000 AD talent as the winner of the third portfolio competition at the annual convention in Leeds, UK. The prize was a paid gig at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and this week’s issue, 2000 AD Prog 1886, features Tom’s work – a black and white Terror Tale entitled ‘Done Deal’, written by Alec Worley (Age of the Wolf) and lettered by Ellie De Ville.
The Terror Tales are just one incarnation of the Future Shock – 2000 AD’s famous four-page self-contained stories – which have long been the ‘testing ground’ for new talent, providing early work for well-known creators such as Alan Moore, Jock, Grant Morrison, Alan Davis and Richard Elson.
This will be the fourth year Rebellion has collaborated with Thought Bubble to give budding artists the chance to work for 2000 AD. The previous year’s winner was Will Morris.
Tom said: “To my mind, 2000 AD‘s portfolio competition at Thought Bubble is the best thing any comics publisher is doing to encourage new talent at the moment. It gave me exactly what I needed as a newcomer: the right place at the right time – and I’m thrilled to have been given that chance.”
2000 AD editor-in-chief, Matt Smith, said: “Tom’s work immediately stood out when I saw it at Thought Bubble as accomplished and very capable. He’d done a good job working from the sample script – his character design and storytelling were spot on, and he was clearly ready to appear within the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Anyone thinking of entering the 2014 TB portfolio competition would be urged to do so as you never know where it may lead!”