Exclusive: BATMAN'S Frazer Irving Gets a 2000 AD Collection

 

Like so many British comic book creators, Batman and Robin and Xombi artist Frazer Irving first earned a reputation through work in 2000 AD, the long-running anthology that launched characters including Judge Dredd and Halo Jones.

This Halloween, two of Irving's early 2000 AD stories see print in one collection via Tharg's Terror Tales, a collection of "Necronauts" and "A Love Like Blood." Newsarama has your first look at the US-only EC-esque cover, seen here.

 

"Necronauts" is written by Gordon Rennie, featuring a supernatural team-up of Harry Houdini, H. P. Lovecraft and Arthur Conan Doyle. "A Love Like Blood," written by John Smith, is described in publisher Rebellion's officical press release as "a blood-soaked tale of dynastic violence." Both stories were originally printed in 2001.

"'Necronauts' and 'A Love Like Blood' are two of the creepiest stories ever to appear in 2000 AD, so it’s fitting that not only is this first US edition coming out in time for Hallowe’en but that the great cover by Frazer Irving should appeal to all fans of Hammer Horror and old EC Comics," Matt Smith, current 2000 AD editor, said in Rebellion's statement.

No official release date has been announced, other than "in time for Halloween."

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