2000AD Bringing Classic British Humor to North America for FCBD

Treasury of British Comics Funny Pages
Credit: 2000 A.D.
Credit: 2000 A.D.

Press Release

Rebellion is proud to announce that it’s tapped into its funny bone for a new all-ages Free Comic Book Day title, which marks its eighth year as a Silver Sponsor of Free Comic Book Day!

The Treasury of British Comics Presents Funny Pages is a stack of silliness in a folio of frivolous foolishness for FCBD 2019! This bounty of belly-laughs for kids of all ages sees the return of some of the most fondly remembered comic characters in British history!

The 32-page US-format comic will be available only from participating comic book stores on Free Comic Book Day 4th May 2019.

Free Comic Book Day takes place on the first Saturday of May and is an international event to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores.

Infant delinquent Sweeney Toddler commits crimes from the crib! Just when you thought it was safe to parody Steven Spielberg shark films – along comes the terror from the depths, GUMS! Meanwhile, Martha’s Monster Make-Up and Faceache strips are both a scream!

The egg-straordinary adventures of super-zeroes Birdman and Chicken are sure to get you clucking, and you can count on Deadley Hedley The Vampire Detective to be up to your neck in laughs when he joins a stake-out at a monster Christmas Party!

Not just that – but a loopy lagoon of laughs including Kid Kong, Grimly Feendish, Prambo, X-Ray Specs, Ivor Lott and Tony Broke, and Glugg!

This first ever Treasury of British Comics FCBD issue features both reprint stories of well-loved classic series - an IDEAL FCBD title that will appeal to both kids and those adults who love these characters from their own childhoods!

Don’t be a lazy bones – hit your LCS for Free Comic Book Day 2019 and find your funny bone!

Editor's Note: The press release originally stated that this one-shot would include "both brand new and reprint stories of well-loved classic series," however the publisher has since notified Newsarama that there will be no brand new material.

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