The powers that be over at 2000AD have just posted on the official message boards about the return of Pat Mills’ Flesh strip with newcomer James McKay on art duties.
For those of you who arent on the boards, here is that announcement in full. Really looking forward to this strip kicking off next week. Preview image looks really cool. So cool in fact we’re gonna let Matt Sm…. I mean Tharg off with the horrible pun at the end of this 😉
After more than 30 years, one of very first strips to appear in 2000 AD® is to return in blood-splattering, eon-spanning dinosaur-hunting glory.
Dino-terror classic Flesh is to return to the weekly comic with Prog 1724, out on 9 March.
Written by the series’ original creator, Pat Mills, and drawn by James Mckay, the new series is the long-awaited sequel to the much-loved original Flesh – part of the line-up in the very first issue of 2000 AD in 1977.
Penned by Mills and drawn by Spanish artist Boix, Flesh was a futuristic Western where time-travelling ranchers farmed dinosaurs like cattle and sent their meat back to a hungry future.
The dinosaurs fought back and destroyed the Trans-Time base – the new series follows the survivors as, stranded millions of years in the past, they are ordered to drive their herds across the prehistoric American landscape to Texas – where another base promises safety … and profit!
The new series will premiere with a stunning gatefold cover by Death’s Head II and Testament artist Liam Sharp.
Matt Smith, editor of 2000 AD, said:
“Flesh was one of the original strips from the very first issue of 2000 AD in 1977 and while there have been spin off stories, we never found out what happened to the survivors of Trans-Time Base Three.
“It‟s great to see the sequel make it into 2000 AD, 30 years after it first appeared – it’s a great strip with some fantastically gory dinosaur action that will appeal to both old fans who read the original and new readers who want comics with some real bite!”