Rebellion, the longrunning publisher of British comic book anthology 2000 AD, has acquired the back catalogs of former British publishers Fleetway and IPC Youth Group, with plans to reprint the material.
The archives include numerous titles such as Roy of the Rovers, Charley’s War, The Thirteenth Floor, Billy’s Boots, Star Rider, Golden Boy, Death Wish, and Johnny Red, many of which have never been reprinted.
“This archive represents a huge repository of some of the finest British comics ever published and I am delighted we have the opportunity to return these to print and develop new stories based on iconic characters," said Ben Smith, Head of Book and Comics Publishing for Rebellion. "2000 AD has gained an international reputation over the last 15 years for the quality of both its new comics and the success with which it has re-issued classics from the title’s 40 year history. Re-uniting 2000 AD with its comic book stable mates from the 1970s and 1980s is hugely satisfying and we look forward to delivering the kind of success to this material that we have already done for ongoing series such as Judge Dredd, Sláine, Strontium Dog and many others. We cannot wait to publish unseen material from this treasury of British comics.”
No release dates or formats for any planned reprints have been announced.