2000 AD celebrates its birthday in February and this year’s slate of graphic novel releases showcases just some of the breadth and depth of four decades of groundbreaking and innovative comics.
Highlights of 2017 include the first ever collection of Alan McKenzie and John Ridgeway’s The Journal of Luke Kirby – the boy wizard character that predated Harry Potter – as well as strong new characters such as Meta Lawson in Lawless: Welcome to Badrock, Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade’s fan favourite series about an off-world Judge doing things her own way with frontier justice.
Kek-W and legendary comics artist John Burns blaze through 10,000 years of history and combine a robotic knight, an ancient order of warriors, a young woman searching for the legacy of her father, and giant time-travelling worms in The Order.
John Wagner, Alan Grant, and Mick McMahon’s bleak post-apocalyptic The Last American returns to print for the first time in over a decade in April; and a brand new collection of Ian Edginton and D’Israeli’s Scarlet Traces kicks off both the year and the ongoing saga about the shocking aftermath of HG Wells’ War of the Worlds.
Fans of Britain’s biggest comics export, Judge Dredd, won’t be disappointed either, with Michael Carroll’s modern epic Every Empire Falls in January and new volumes of the bestselling Judge Dredd: The Complete Cases Files series in August and November, along with early cases from the life of psychic cop Judge Anderson in Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra, and Steve Yeowell’s Cadet Anderson: Teenage Kyx.
Being collected for the first time on both sides of the Atlantic in July is the latest comic based on the world of the 2012 movie DREDD, with Judge Anderson stepping into the limelight in Anderson: The Deep End by Alec Worley and Paul Davidson.
Most of 2017’s list will be available simultaneously in the UK, Ireland, and North America, but this year sees three dedicated Dredd titles for the US and Canadian market – Judge Dredd Case Files 13 and 14, and Judge Dredd: The Cape and Cowl Crimes, which collects the lawman’s deadly encounters with some of the most bizarre superpowered criminals you’ll ever meet!
2000 AD’s graphic novels are available to buy from all good book and comic book shops, as well as through 2000adonline.com, Amazon, and other online retailers. Digital copies can be purchased from the 2000 AD webshop as well as the 2000 AD apps for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices.
Retailers can order 2000 AD graphic novels through Harper Collins in the UK and Simon & Schuster in North America, as well as through Diamond Distribution.
Please note: this list is of 2000 AD releases only, it does not include releases from the recently-acquired Fleetway/IPC archive.
Cadet Anderson: Teenage Kyx
By Alan Grant (w), Carlos Ezquerra, Patrick Goddard, Steve Yeowell (a), Chris Blythe, Eva De La Cruz (c), Annie Parkhouse (l)
9781781085394 | UK | Trade paperback | 128 pages | £14.99
The Complete Scarlet Traces Vol. 1
By Ian Edginton (w), D'Israeli (a+l)
9781781085028 (UK) 9781781085011 (US) | UK/US | Trade paperback | 144 pages | £15.99 / $19.99
Judge Dredd Case Files 13 (US edition)
By John Wagner, Alan Grant (w), Dougie Braithwaite, John Higgins, Barry Kitson, Will Simpson, Jim Baikie, Colin MacNeil, Cliff Robinson, Liam McCormack-Sharp, Mick Austin, Mike Collins, Peter Vetner, Carlos Ezquerra, Christ Weston, Cam Kennedy, Vanyo, Paul Marshall, Jeff Anderson, Steve Yeowell (a), Tom Frame, Steve Potter (l)
9781781084984 | Trade paperback | 272 pages | $24.99
Thrill Power Overload: Forty Years of 2000 AD
By David Bishop and Karl Stock (w)
9781781085226 | UK/US | Hardcover | 320 pages | £35 /$45.00
2000 AD's Greatest: Celebrating 40 Years of Thrill-Power!
By John Wagner, Alan Grant, Rob Williams, Steve MacManus, Kevin O’Neill, Pat Mills, Malcom Shaw, John Smith (w), Duncan Fegredo, Brian Bolland, Carlos Ezquerra, Dylan Teague, Kevin O’Neill, Colin Wilson, Steve Dillon, John Burns, Chris Weston (a) COLOUR & LETTERS
9781781085400 | UK | Trade paperback | 122 pages | £12.99
Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls
By Michael Caroll (w), Paul Davidson, Colin MacNeil, Henry Flint, PJ Holden, Carlos Ezquerra (a), Chris Blythe, Adam Brown (c), Annie Parkhouse (l)
9781781085318 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 240 pages | £19.99/ $25
The Order: Die Mensch Machine
By Kek-W (w), John Burns (a), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville (l)
9781781085271 | UK | Trade paperback | 128 pages | £14.99 / $20
Kingdom: Aux Drift
By Dan Abnett (w), Richard Elson (a), Abigail Ryder (c), Simon Bowland and Ellie De Ville (l)
9781781085288 | UK | Trade paperback | 144 pages | £15.99 / $21.99
Judge Dredd: The Cape and Cowl Crimes (US edition)
By John Wagner, Alan Grant, Andy Lanning, Steve White, Robbie Morrison, Simon Spurrier, Alec Worley (w), Eric Powell, Alan Davis, Simon Bisley, Carlos Ezquerra, and Ben Willsher, Mike Collins, Dermot Power, Richard Elson, Paul Marshall (a), Chris Blythe (c), Tom Frame, Annie Parkhouse, Sam Gretton (l)
9781781085257 | US | Trade paperback | 160 pages | $19.99
The Last American
By John Wagner & Alan Grant (w), Mick McMahon (a), Phil Felix (l)
9781781085448 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 144 pages | £17.99 / $24
Summer Magic: The Complete Journal of Luke Kirby
By Alan McKenzie (w), John Ridgeway, Steve Parkhouse, Graham Higgins, Tim Perkins, Nick Abazis (a), Gina Hart, Tim Perkins (c), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville, Steve Potter, Gary Gilbert, (l)
9781781085417 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 288 pages | £19.99 / $25
Sláine: The Brutania Chronicles Book Three
By Pat Mills (w), Simon Davis (a), Ellie De Ville (l)
9781781085462 | UK | Hardcover | 96 pages | £15.99
The Complete Skizz
By Alan Moore & Jim Baikie (w), Jim Baikie (a), Tony Jacob (l)
9781781085424 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 240 pages | £19.99 / $25
Lawless: Welcome to Badrock
by Dan Abnett (w), Phil Winslade (a), Ellie De Ville (l)
B781781085431 | UK | Trade paperback | 128 pages | £14.99
Absalom: Under A False Flag
By Gordon Rennie (w), Tiernen Trevallion (a), Simon Bowland (l)
9781781085455 | UK | Trade paperback | 128 pages | £12.99
Anderson: The Deep End
By Alec Worley (w), Paul Davidson (a), Simon Bowland (l)
9781781085530 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 96 pages | £12.99/$17.99
Judge Dredd: Case Files 14 (US edition)
By John Wagner (w), Will Simpson, Carlos Ezquerra, Jeff Anderson (a), Tom Frame (l)
9781781085479 | US | Trade paperback | 272 pages | $25
Judge Dredd: Case Files 29
By John Wagner, John Wagner, Pat Mills, Alan Grant, Dan Abnett, Mark Millar, Robbie Morrison, Jim Alexander, Andrew Cartmel, John Smith, Alan Barnes, Paul Neal, Tony Skinner (w), John Burns, Jason Brashill, Cliff Robinson, Simon Jacob, Anthony Williams, Steve Yeowell, Carlos Ezquerra, Colin Macneil, Lee Sullivan, Ashley Sanders, Simon Davis, Paul Marshall, Tom Carney, Maya Gavin, Dean Ormston, Ray Bryant, Marc Wigmore (a)
9781781085486 | UK | Trade paperback | 288 pages | £19.99
By Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby (w), Neil Googe (a), Gary Caldwell (c), Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville (l)
9781781085547 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 112 pages | £12.99 / $17.99
By Dan Abnett (w), I.N.J. Culbard (a), Simon Bowland (l)
9781781085509 | UK/US | Trade paperback | 96 pages | £12.99/$17.99
The Complete Future Shocks, Volume 1
320 pages | UK/US | Details: TBC
Scarlet Traces Volume 2
By Ian Edginton (w), D’israeli (a), Annie Parkhouse (l)
320 pages | UK/US | Details: TBC
Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 30
Trade paperback | UK | 288 pages | £19.99/ $25
The Fall of Deadworld
By Kek-W (w), Dave Kendall (a), Annie Parkhouse (l), Ellie De Ville (l)
UK/US | Hardcover | 144 pages | £19.99/ $25
M.A.C.H.1 – The John Probe Mission Files
UK | 176 pages | Details: TBC