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  • Agile as an acrobat, quick as a lightning flash – The Best of Cat Girl is out now!

    Agile as an acrobat, quick as a lightning flash – The Best of Cat Girl is out now!

    3rd August 2022

    <p>The beloved UK superheroine, Cat Girl, finally pounces into her own collection! From the pages of classic 1960s girls&#8217; comic&nbsp;Sally, Cathy Carter is not your average teen. She can jump further, fight longer and climb higher than anyone she knows – with the aid of a magic suit, she is Cat Girl! Facing off in [&hellip;]</p>

  • Pre-order The Astounding Jason Hyde!

    Pre-order The Astounding Jason Hyde!

    6th July 2022

    <p>From the pages of UK comic&nbsp;Valiant&nbsp;&#8211; a series of amazing text stories featuring the strangest hero of all time! Accidental exposure to a form of natural radiation had caused scientist Jason Hyde&#8217;s eyes to turn colourless and emit blue rays which gave him the power to see through solid objects and to read the thoughts [&hellip;]</p>

  • The history of Battle: ‘Blazing Battle Action’ available now from Hibernia

    The history of Battle: ‘Blazing Battle Action’ available now from Hibernia

    22nd June 2022

    <p>It was one of the most influential comics in British history and the forebear of 2000 AD, and now the history of Battle Picture Weekly and Battle Action is available to order in a new archive collection! Blazing Battle Action is the sixth in Hibernia acclaimed Comic Archive series, exploring comics history through interviews, articles [&hellip;]</p>

  • The classic comic book art of Mike Western

    The classic comic book art of Mike Western

    15th June 2022

    <p>&#8216;Great News Chums!’ was the dreaded slogan that once told comic book reading kids that their favourite title was about to wink out of existence &#8211; usually to be merged into another comic. In another look at the history of classic British comics, David McDonald recalls one time when the merger of a comic led [&hellip;]</p>

  • Pre-order The Steel Claw: Reign Of The Brain!

    Pre-order The Steel Claw: Reign Of The Brain!

    15th June 2022

    <p>The latest collection of one of Britain’s most enduring comic book heroes is now available to pre-order &#8211; reserve your copy of The Steel Claw: Reign Of The Brain now! Out in November, the second collection of the sci-fi classic features two stories reprinted for the first time in paperback and exclusive hardcover editions. Louis [&hellip;]</p>

  • BATTLE ACTION is here – the brand new special out now!

    BATTLE ACTION is here – the brand new special out now!

    8th June 2022

    <p>The brand new BATTLE ACTION special is out now from the 2000 AD and Treasury of British Comics webshops! Featuring&nbsp;seven&nbsp;brand new stories written by Garth Ennis &#8211; the mind behind&nbsp;The Boys,&nbsp;Preacher, and war comics such as&nbsp;The Stringbags&nbsp;and&nbsp;Sara&nbsp;&#8211; the 96-page hardcover Battle Action special lands in comic book stores in June in the UK and July [&hellip;]</p>

  • Vengeance be thy name: the new Black Beth collection is out now!

    Vengeance be thy name: the new Black Beth collection is out now!

    8th June 2022

    <p>The stunning Black Beth collection is out now! This brand new collection brings together&nbsp;the original story of Black Beth, first developed in the early 1970s by an unknown writer and Spanish artist&nbsp;Blas Gallego&nbsp;and appearing only once a decade later, alongside&nbsp;the modern&nbsp;revival by writer&nbsp;Alec Worley&nbsp;(Star Wars) and with stunning art from rising star&nbsp;DaNi&nbsp;(Coffin Bound). In a [&hellip;]</p>

  • 1 Day to Battle Action: meet Nina Petrova & The Angels Of Death

    1 Day to Battle Action: meet Nina Petrova & The Angels Of Death

    7th June 2022

    <p>The Battle Action Special is hitting comic book stores tomorrow! Featuring seven brand new stories written by Garth Ennis – the mind behind The Boys, Preacher, and war comics such as The Stringbags and Sara – the 96-page hardcover anthology captures the spirit and action of the merger of the groundbreaking Battle and Action comics [&hellip;]</p>

  • 2 Days to Battle Action: Kids Rule O.K.!

    2 Days to Battle Action: Kids Rule O.K.!

    6th June 2022

    <p>The Battle Action Special is hitting comic book stores in just two days! Featuring seven brand new stories written by Garth Ennis – the mind behind The Boys, Preacher, and war comics such as The Stringbags and Sara – the 96-page hardcover anthology captures the spirit and action of the merger of the groundbreaking Battle [&hellip;]</p>

  • 3 Days to Battle Action: meet Hellman of Hammer Force & Glory Rider!

    3 Days to Battle Action: meet Hellman of Hammer Force & Glory Rider!

    5th June 2022

    <p>The Battle Action Special is hitting comic book stores in just three days! Featuring seven brand new stories written by Garth Ennis – the mind behind The Boys, Preacher, and war comics such as The Stringbags and Sara – the 96-page hardcover anthology captures the spirit and action of the merger of the groundbreaking Battle [&hellip;]</p>

  • 4 Days to Battle Action: meet Dredger!

    4 Days to Battle Action: meet Dredger!

    4th June 2022

    <p>The Battle Action Special is hitting comic book stores in just four days! Featuring seven brand new stories written by Garth Ennis – the mind behind The Boys, Preacher, and war comics such as The Stringbags and Sara – the 96-page hardcover anthology captures the spirit and action of the merger of the groundbreaking Battle [&hellip;]</p>

  • 5 Days to Battle Action: meet Crazy Keller!

    5 Days to Battle Action: meet Crazy Keller!

    3rd June 2022

    <p>The Battle Action Special is hitting comic book stores in just five days! Featuring seven brand new stories written by Garth Ennis – the mind behind The Boys, Preacher, and war comics such as The Stringbags and Sara – the 96-page hardcover anthology captures the spirit and action of the merger of the groundbreaking Battle [&hellip;]</p>

  • 6 Days to Battle Action: meet The Sarge!

    6 Days to Battle Action: meet The Sarge!

    2nd June 2022

    <p>The Battle Action Special is hitting comic book stores in just six days! Featuring seven brand new stories written by Garth Ennis – the mind behind The Boys, Preacher, and war comics such as The Stringbags and Sara – the 96-page hardcover anthology captures the spirit and action of the merger of the groundbreaking Battle [&hellip;]</p>

  • 7 Days to Battle Action: meet Johnny Red and Skreamer of the Stukas!

    7 Days to Battle Action: meet Johnny Red and Skreamer of the Stukas!

    1st June 2022

    <p>The Battle Action Special is hitting comic book stores in just seven days! Featuring seven brand new stories written by Garth Ennis – the mind behind The Boys, Preacher, and war comics such as The Stringbags and Sara – the 96-page hardcover anthology captures the spirit and action of the merger of the groundbreaking Battle [&hellip;]</p>

  • Coming in 2023: the forgotten history of Britain’s romance comics

    Coming in 2023: the forgotten history of Britain’s romance comics

    24th May 2022

    <p>It’s the comic book genre that sold millions and then disappeared &#8211; the forgotten history of Britain’s romance comics is to be revealed in a stunning new collection. A Very British Affair will bring together some of the greatest British romance comics ever printed in one spectacular volume &#8211; many of them never reprinted before! [&hellip;]</p>

  • Dive into gritty WWII action with The Sarge – out now!

    Dive into gritty WWII action with The Sarge – out now!

    11th May 2022

    <p>&#8220;Another masterwork of Brit comics history&#8221; &#8211; Comicon.com They depended on him &#8211; and the world depended on them! The first collection of classic Battle Picture Weekly series, The Sarge, is out now. Written by Gerry Finley-Day and drawn by Mike Western, this gritty World War Two series was one of the most popular in [&hellip;]</p>

  • The ‘forgotten’ world of the Picture Libraries

    The ‘forgotten’ world of the Picture Libraries

    10th May 2022

    <p>While today&#8217;s comic books are published in a few recognisable formats, they once came in all shapes and sizes. In another look at the history of classic British comics, David McDonald focuses on the once-popular but now almost extinct &#8216;library&#8217; format and the thrill of finding new titles in the age before the internet&#8230; Growing [&hellip;]</p>

  • Pre-order the Jinty classic ‘A Spell of Trouble’

    Pre-order the Jinty classic ‘A Spell of Trouble’

    4th May 2022

    <p>A magical comedy from the classic British girls&#8217; comic&nbsp;Jinty is available to pre-order now in a volume perfect for Hallowe&#8217;en! Popular, rich and great at school, Carrie lives a charmed life &#8211; because, unbeknownst to her classmates, she&#8217;s a witch! Hailing from a long line of witches and warlocks Carrie has never wanted for anything [&hellip;]</p>

  • Prepare for BATTLE ACTION – pre-order the brand new special now!

    Prepare for BATTLE ACTION – pre-order the brand new special now!

    20th April 2022

    <p>The brand new BATTLE ACTION special is out this June and you can pre-order it now from the 2000 AD and Treasury of British Comics webshops! Featuring&nbsp;seven&nbsp;brand new stories written by Garth Ennis &#8211; the mind behind&nbsp;The Boys,&nbsp;Preacher, and war comics such as&nbsp;The Stringbags&nbsp;and&nbsp;Sara&nbsp;&#8211; the 96-page hardcover Battle Action special lands in comic book stores [&hellip;]</p>

  • Garth Ennis to head up BATTLE ACTION signings in June

    Garth Ennis to head up BATTLE ACTION signings in June

    19th April 2022

    <p>Writer Garth Ennis will head up two special signing events in the UK to mark the direct market release of the Battle Action Special from Rebellion Publishing. The 96-page hardcover special (Diamond code: APR221759) lands in comic book stores in June in the UK and July in North America. It features seven brand new stories &#8211; all [&hellip;]</p>

  • OUT NOW: The House of Dolmann

    OUT NOW: The House of Dolmann

    13th April 2022

    <p>They may be little but their war on crime is anything but small &#8211; the first collection of House of Dolmann is out now! Written by Tom Tully and drawn by Eric Bradbury, crime-busting inventor and expert ventriloquist Eric Dolmann has created a small army of robotic puppets to help the forces of law and [&hellip;]</p>

  • Monster Fun Easter Special out now!

    Monster Fun Easter Special out now!

    6th April 2022

    <p>Look out world, the first issue of Monster Fun is out now &#8211; just in time for the Easter holidays! It&#8217;s the hilarious new comic for children of all ages from Rebellion Publishing &#8211; a comic book riot of laughter, mischief and mayhem! Across 32 pages in each issue, children will read comic strip adventures [&hellip;]</p>

  • Not-so-sweet dreams – pre-order the Badtime Bedtime Stories collection!

    Not-so-sweet dreams – pre-order the Badtime Bedtime Stories collection!

    23rd March 2022

    <p>Badtime Bedtime Stories, a brand new collection of anarchic, frenzied comics stories from the pen of Leo Baxendale, is available to pre-order now! Available in standard hardcover or exclusive webshop edition, this collection is out on 31 August. These explosive, hysterical comics &#8211; in which Dr Jeykll and Mr Snide, Little Miss Muffet and Little [&hellip;]</p>

  • Agile as an acrobat, quick as a lightning flash – pre-order The Best of Cat Girl now!

    Agile as an acrobat, quick as a lightning flash – pre-order The Best of Cat Girl now!

    2nd March 2022

    <p>The beloved UK superheroine, Cat Girl, finally pounces into her own collection &#8211; available to pre-order now! From the pages of classic 1960s girls&#8217; comic&nbsp;Sally, Cathy Carter is not your average teen. She can jump further, fight longer and climb higher than anyone she knows – with the aid of a magic suit, she is [&hellip;]</p>

  • Pre-order Robin Of Sherwood: 
The Complete Look-in Comics

    Pre-order Robin Of Sherwood: 
The Complete Look-in Comics

    28th February 2022

    <p>Nothing is forgotten. Richard Carpenter’s Robin of Sherwood is often considered the finest version of the Robin Hood legend. A lavish and hugely popular television series that ran from 1984 to 1986.&nbsp; it was turned into an accompanying comic strip by the bestselling young people’s magazine Look-In; which also ran a wealth of interviews, features, [&hellip;]</p>

  • The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast: A Tribute to Ian Kennedy

    The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast: A Tribute to Ian Kennedy

    16th February 2022

    <p>It’s the galaxy’s greatest podcast – The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast brings you more from the worlds of 2000 AD! With the sad news that comics legend Ian Kennedy has passed away at the age of 89, Molch-R talks with three people who knew Ian both professionally and personally &#8211; Martha Julian from the Thought Bubble [&hellip;]</p>

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    10th February 2022

  • Ian Kennedy 1932-2022

    Ian Kennedy 1932-2022

    7th February 2022

    <p>Everyone at 2000 AD is very saddened to learn of the passing of artist Ian Kennedy. It is no hyperbole to describe Kennedy as a legend of British comics. With a career spanning more than seven decades, his meticulously detailed but dynamic work graced dozens of titles, from Hotspur to Bunty, from Commando to 2000 [&hellip;]</p>

  • “A warrior with a name born of the black rage that filled her heart!” Pre-order the Black Beth collection!

    “A warrior with a name born of the black rage that filled her heart!” Pre-order the Black Beth collection!

    2nd February 2022

    <p>Pre-order the stunning Black Beth collection now! This brand new collection brings together&nbsp;the original story of Black Beth, first developed in the early 1970s by an unknown writer and Spanish artist&nbsp;Blas Gallego&nbsp;and appearing only once a decade later, alongside&nbsp;the modern&nbsp;revival by writer&nbsp;Alec Worley&nbsp;(Star Wars) and with stunning art from rising star&nbsp;DaNi&nbsp;(Coffin Bound). In a world [&hellip;]</p>

  • The Spider: Crime Unlimited – out now!

    The Spider: Crime Unlimited – out now!

    2nd February 2022

    <p>The Spider: Crime Unlimited collection is out now! Never reprinted before, this hardcover collection brings together the pulp adventure stories of The Spider from the Picture Library series written by Jerry Siegel (Superman) and Donne Avenell (Adam Eterno)! Don&#8217;t miss this collection of long-lost and fast-paced stories that helped make The Spider one of British [&hellip;]</p>

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