2000AD Prog 2015 – 100 Page Bumper issue – spoiler light

Prog20152000Ad Prog 2015

Published in the UK by Rebellion

100 Page bumper issue

Subscription release
Saturday 13th December 2014

General release in print & digital
Wednesday 17th December 2014
Available in all good stockists, 2000AD Futureshop & the 2000AD iPhone Ap

Contents:

Judge Dredd: Dark Justice by John Wagner & Greg Staples
Savage: Grinders by Pat Mills & Patrick Goddard
The Order by Kek-W & John Burns
Ulysses Sweet, Maniac For Hire: Psycho Therapist by Guy Adams & Paul Marshall
Max Normal: No Comics For Old Men by Guy Adams & Ben Willsher
Jaegir: Brothers in Arms by Gordon Rennie & Simon Coleby
The Visible Man: The Screams in the Walls by Pat Mills & David Hitchcock
Low Life: The Really Big Christmas Sleep by Rob Williams & D’Israeli
Judge Dredd: The Ghost of Christmas Presents by Michael Carroll & Karl Richardson

Personally I still miss the 2000AD Annual on Christmas Day morning. So what I do is forego reading the bumper issue till Santa has safely visited. Though being a reviewer means I’ve already read episode 1 of…

Judge Dredd: Dark Justice

I can’t share a preview with you yet, Tharg’s senior Elf, Molch-R, has sworn me to secrecy on that for a few days more… Though some of you will have seen a version of one page sans lettering already (featuring an Integra Fairbrook looking Anderson). I can let you have a peak nearer the event though,

Written by John Wagner & painted by Greg Staples this is a very long awaited 11-parter that ppromises to re-unite Judge Death with his three brothers-in-dark-justice; Fear, Fire and Mortis. Last seen that deadly trio were bamboozled by the dastardly PJ Maybe, he stuck them in wine bottles… Now 4000 of Mega-City 1’s richest are launching in to space to find a promissed land far from the hardships of the irradiated planet Earth. Nothing is going to go wrong there then…

The rest of this Prog hasn’t been fully revealed to me…

Savage: Grinders

Pat Mills brings us the next chapter in the life of the freedom fighter Bill Savage in his struggle against the invading Volgans that commenced in Prog 1 in February 1977.

A fan favourite back then the popularity of this character has gone up and down but he remains a firm favourite with many. Bill is solidly part of the Millsverse and we’ve seen the Ro-Busters, including a human Howard Quartz and the early versions of the popular ABC robot Hammerstein in earlier instalments.

The Order

A new ongoing series. All I know about this is that it is billed as a Sci-Fi/Fantasy and is set in the 13th Century (Prague?).

Ulysses Sweet, Maniac For Hire: Psycho Therapist

The stitch-faced lunatic is back, I’m guessing this is a new ongoing story.

Max Normal: No Comics For Old Men

Judge Dredd’s old nark; Max Normal, the pinstripe freak. The master of the Shuggy Hall returns, Max was a relatively young fella when he first appeared in Prog 20 in Judge Dredd: The Comic Pusher. Created by John Wagner and Mike McMahon he became a very popular character indeed. More recently Max was seen as part of Lenny Zero’s gang.

Assuming this is a one-shot.

Jaegir: Brothers in Arms

I interviewed Gordon Rennie in September about Jaegir when the first story was released in US Format. In the interview what Gordon could tell us about this story suggests it is a one-shot:

Gordon: I’ve just finished a story called Brothers In Arms, for the big bumper end-of-year issue for 2000AD. It’s about Jaegir’s relationship with her brothers and her father, and about the cause of the start of the war. Simon sent me a message after he’d read it, describing it as ‘dark as f**k’, so I guess it’s carrying on in the now established vein.”

The Visible Man: The Screams in the Walls

Visible man premiered in Prog 47 in 1978, created by Pat Mills. He returned in a ‘What if…’ story in the 35th Anniversary issue, Prog 1771. Again, I assume this is a one-shot.

Low Life: The Really Big Christmas Sleep

More Wally Squad hi-jinks.

Judge Dredd: The Ghost of Christmas Presents

A seasonal one-shot from Dredd is standard at this time of year, no idea what Michael Carroll has in store for us but I will hazard a guess it is a lighter hearted tale than some of his more recent Judge Dredd stories. (check out the e-novella The Third Law which I reviewed elsewhere on this blog)

Next Prog?

I think the first four stories above are ongoing with a fifth joining the line-up in the next issue. I’m going to hazard a guess it will be Orlok by Arthur Wyatt…

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2 comments on “2000AD Prog 2015 – 100 Page Bumper issue – spoiler light

  1. Jen says:

    I’m desperately trying to get hold of a copy of this for a dear friend who has been collecting 2000 AD for years and missed this one edition. If anyone has one please let me know. Many thanks in advance 😉

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