What happens when someone who enjoys 2000 AD, especially it’s awesome array of artists, wants to start his own comic. Well folks, you get yourself along to the 40th Anniversary, Lawgiver, Enniskillen and a few other cons and meet those artists and put forward your plan for, SPACE BASTARDS!
This is what Eric Peterson who’s from the US has been doing (a few of you may have met him at the above cons) and now he’s revealed his comic and some of the artists he’s chosen to help bring his ideas to life. At the moment he has Simon Bisley, Colin MacNeil, Clint Langley and Boo Cook. Another name well known to 2000 AD fans is Simon Bowland, who is the letterer.
Kicking it all off, he has Darick Robertson, which shows that he is not just going to stick with 2000 AD but wants the best out there as well! Just look at this page!
You can see the above page and the rest of the pretty substantial sample, by following the link and reading all the info on the SPACE BASTARDS site. It’s pretty comprehensive and you can sign up for notifications. This looks like an anthology not to miss!
SPACE BASTARDS website
San Diego Comic Con is the place to be seen and 2000 AD have a panel on the Saturday at 16:00-17:00, in Room 4, which has a capacity of 155-280 depending on if it’s laid out like a classroom or theatre, so don’t be late, as it’s bound to fill out fast!
This panel is called The 2000 AD Thrill Hour but they normally last for 50 minutes, due to room changeover. Already known to be on this panel is Liana Kangas and Katy Rex, with other creators to be announced, for chat, announcements and fun!
Also on the Saturday is a panel called Judge Dredd: Supercop or Satire? This takes place at 18:30-19:30, in Room 8, which has a capacity of 156-340, again, depending on if it’s laid out like a classroom or theatre.
This panel will will consist of Mark Russell (Judge Dredd: Under Siege), Meg Downey (CBR), Rosie Knight (Nerdist) and Evan Narcisse (io9, Rise of the Black Panther) and they will discuss if Judge Dredd is a hero or a villain? Is he a law enforcement role-model or, in the light of recent years, is he becoming a worrying vision of the future? So that will be something to get the juices flowing.
There you go, two interesting panels to enjoy in the late afternoon! Don’t forget, if you do attend these, take some pictures and let us know what they were like, as we can’t all get to SDCC.
The living legend that is Simon Bisley is at San Diego Comic Con this year and for all you lucky sods who are going to be there, he’s having a chat with 2000 AD’s very own Michael Molcher.
This talk will be in Room 4, on Friday the 20th of July, between 15:00 and 16:00.
Sort your schedules out now and make sure to grab a seat for it, as this will be one you will thoroughly enjoy!
From Rebellion comes this One Shot 48 page special, ‘The Vigilant‘ by Simon Furman and Simon Coleby and it’s coming this August, the 14th to be precise and with a signing at Forbidden Planet in that there London, on Shaftesbury Ave on Saturday the 18th at 13:00, that’s 1:00PM for a few of you.
There are two covers available, the one at the top is by Simon Coleby and the one later is a Forbidden Planet Exclusive by Trevor Hairsine.
The prices vary and Forbidden Planet will have them for £3.30 for the Coleby cover, £3.99 Hairsine variant and £4.50 Hairsine variant signed.
All the info you need is HERE!
From the chaps at FutureQuake Press comes their latest offering for those thrill hungry fans out there, yes it’s time for another issue of ZARJAZ, with a stunning cover by Steven Austin.
This issue sees stories about Torquemada, Judge Fudge and his Pals, Button Man, Anderson, Bix Barton and Old Stony Face himself,
Follow the link below to their shop and buy a copy now and while you’re there, have a look round to see what other thrills they have!
FUTUREQUAKE PRESS SHOP
Cover by Neil Roberts.
UK and DIGITAL: 4th July 2018 £2.75
NORTH AMERICA: 4th July 2018 $6.75