That time of the week is nearly upon once again and tomorrow eager earthlets will be rushing to their comic shops and newsagents to buy this weeks 2000AD.I know many of you just can’t wait so here’s a taste of what’s heading your way in Prog #1833:
2000 AD Prog 1833 hits stores and online this Wednesday – with the return of grand master Glenn Fabry on cover duties! This gorgeous Judge Anderson cover marks the return of Young Anderson by Alan Grant and Carlos Ezquerra, as cadet Cass takes on a harrowing new case.
Also in this Prog: Sinister Dexter: Witless Protection; Stickleback: Number of the Beast and Zombo: Planet Zombo!
This week’s zarjaz prog 1832 is now available from our online shop and on your iPad or phone from the app store.
As you can see from this cover by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague,this prog sees the return of Downlode’s own Finnegan Rapunzel Sinister,but where is his partner in crime,Dexter?You’ll have to buy the comic to find out!!
The Prog 2012 thrill focus rolls on with Sinister Dexter:
Yes earthlets, we continue our traipse through the tinsel for the 12 Days of Thargmas with another glimpse into the Santa’s sack that is Prog 2012. 2000adonline.com’s Ed Kaye today talks to writer Dan Abnett and artist Anthony Williams about their festive Sinister Dexter tale for the Christmas prog.
2000 AD: We recently found out that while Ray & Finny had destroyed the portal to the alternate universe Downlode, it was too late to save their own reality. What is their reaction to his revelation?
Dan: They’re out to hunt down the doppelgangers who have invaded Downlode’s reality… it’s basically an act of bloody revenge in a dying universe, but there is still a chance they can save everything.
2000 AD: Due to the presence of otherworldly doppelgängers, Ray & Finny’s world has begun to fall apart at the seams? How have you tried to reflect this visually?
Anthony: Way back when the dopple Philly O ‘Fish was brought from his world I used a different colour palette with very muted colours which worked in a way I thought was effective. It may be interesting to explore the possibilities of the degradation of Ray and Finny’s world by playing with page layouts and inking styles. Hmmm, you’ve got me thinking now. Mind you, the Christmas story is relentless and jumps from location to location at a break neck speed, which offered loads of opportunities to play with the colours and lighting.
2000 AD: What was your favourite thing to write or illustrate on this story?
Dan: The story builds up to a pay-off 10-pager in Prog 2012, which has got some awesome ‘Christmas Presents’ in it for 2K fans :)
Anthony: I can honestly say this is the most fun I’ve had illustrating Ray and Finny. Dan is always a great writer to draw for, but this ten pager is an artist’s dream from my point of view. I really wish I could talk about the stuff I got to draw but it would be impossible not to stray into spoiler territory. The highlight for me is page 6. I never thought I’d get to draw that!
Tharg is filling our stockings with festive treats and here is the cover to Prog 2012 - the end-of-year special designed to fill the gap while Tharg has the droids broken down for annual sandblasting and it also serves as a jumping-on point for new readers, as all the new stories next year start here - there has never been a better time for getting thrillpowered. So what’s in it?
On sale for three weeks from 14 December, this Earth-shattering Thrill-powered compendium of awesomeness is the perfect antidote to your anodyne Yule or the horror of another slab of mother’s Christmas cake.
What awaits you in this momentous publication? Observe:
JUDGE DREDD: CHOOSE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS by Al Ewing & John Higgins
NIKOLAI DANTE: THE WEDDING OF JENA MAKAROV by Robbie Morrison & Simon Fraser
GREY AREA: MEET AND GREET by Dan Abnett & Karl Richardson
ABSALOM: SICK LEAVE by Gordon Rennie & Tiernen Trevallion
SINISTER DEXTER: NOW AND AGAIN by Dan Abnett & Anthony Williams
DANDRIDGE: A CHRISTMAS GHOST STORY by Alec Worley & Jon Davis-Hunt
AQUILA: PROLOGUE by Gordon Rennie & Leigh Gallagher
And all capped by this gorgeous cover from Greg Staples! Truly, with this festive treat Tharg shows that he is indeed Mighty and Benevolent!
Sinister and Dexter: badass
They are indeed and shooting you in the nuts, one each. Art by Neil Roberts.
2000 AD Covers Uncovered has all the stages in the development of the cover for prog 1748 (in subscribers’ hands today, in shops on Wednesday):
Boom! Who better to draw Download’s two coolest gunsharks than 2000AD’s coolest new artdroid, Tiernen Trevallion? Here, in various forms, is the funtin’ excellent cover of Prog 1748, a triumph in style and damn good design.
As we work through the images you’ll notice one or two alternative ideas, one or two of which I wish had made the final cover - not that I’m doubting the wisdom of the mighty Tharg of course!