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  • 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>

  • PRE-ORDER: The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Vol.4

    PRE-ORDER: The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Vol.4

    26th January 2022

    <p>The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire Vol.4 is now available to pre-order! The best-selling science-fiction classic series continues with a fourth omnibus collecting the stories published from 1973 through to 1976. Out on 25 May, it is available in a standard paperback edition or a webshop exclusive hardcover featuring a brand new cover [&hellip;]</p>

  • From Comic Cuts to 2000 AD: charting more than 130 years of comics in the Treasury archive

    From Comic Cuts to 2000 AD: charting more than 130 years of comics in the Treasury archive

    25th January 2022

    <p>The Treasury of British Comics archive encompasses not just the largest collection of English language comics in the world but also more than a century of publishing of all kinds. In his regular look at classic British comics, David McDonald focuses not on one title in the archive &#8211; but all of them… Since launching [&hellip;]</p>

  • 35% off Masters of British Comic Art

    35% off Masters of British Comic Art

    19th January 2022

    <p>Discover the fascinating history of British comics with 35% off the gorgeous Masters of British Comic Art in hardcover and digital. Nominated for &#8216;Best comics-related book&#8217; at the 2021 Eisner Awards, this wildly entertaining and educational tome is a journey through the history of British comics – from the birth of the 20th century to [&hellip;]</p>

  • OUT NOW: history and fantasy collide in Don Lawrence’s ‘Karl the Viking’

    OUT NOW: history and fantasy collide in Don Lawrence’s ‘Karl the Viking’

    19th January 2022

    <p>A sweeping historical fantasy with stunning art from one of British comics&#8217; undisputed masters, the first Karl the Viking collection is out now! Following its best-selling reprints of his&nbsp;The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire&nbsp;series, the Treasury of British Comics&nbsp;brings&nbsp;one of master artist&nbsp;Don Lawrence’s&nbsp;most popular and enduring comic book strips back into print.&nbsp; The [&hellip;]</p>

  • Dive into gritty WWII action with The Sarge!

    Dive into gritty WWII action with The Sarge!

    19th January 2022

    <p>They depended on him &#8211; and the world depended on them! The first collection of The Sarge is now available to pre-order. Written by Gerry Finley-Day and drawn by Mike Western, this gritty World War Two series was one of the most popular in the pages of the revolutionary Battle Picture Weekly in the late [&hellip;]</p>

  • Between the historical and the fantastical: on Don Lawrence’s ‘Karl the Viking’

    Between the historical and the fantastical: on Don Lawrence’s ‘Karl the Viking’

    18th January 2022

    <p>Before his incredible artwork on The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire, Don Lawrence had already proven himself to be a unique and stunning talent with his work on historical fantasy series Karl the Viking for the pages of Lion. Continuing our series of short essays commissioned from selected comics critics that explore&nbsp;2000 AD&nbsp;and [&hellip;]</p>

  • Britain’s most controversial comic is back with two of Britain’s most controversial creators!

    Britain’s most controversial comic is back with two of Britain’s most controversial creators!

    7th January 2022

    <p>When it first appeared on newsagents’ shelves in 1976, Action caused a moral panic as newspapers, MPs, and self-appointed moral guardians fell over themselves to condemn its no-holds-barred, anti-authoritarian, action-packed pages! Now Action and its groundbreaking war-themed stablemate Battle are back for a brand new 96-page hardcover original graphic novel &#8211; due for a Direct [&hellip;]</p>

  • Happy New Year, readers – here’s to a fun-filled 2022!

    Happy New Year, readers – here’s to a fun-filled 2022!

    31st December 2021

    <p>&#8220;Happy new year, pals!&#8221; from everyone at the Treasury of British Comics to all our readers, young and old! Here&#8217;s to a safe, prosperous, and fun-filled 2022!</p>

  • PRE-ORDER NOW: The House of Dolmann

    PRE-ORDER NOW: The House of Dolmann

    22nd December 2021

    <p>They may be little but their war on crime is anything but small &#8211; the first collection of House of Dolmann is available to pre-order 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 [&hellip;]</p>

  • It’s an Annual thing! Celebrating the tradition of the comic book annual

    It’s an Annual thing! Celebrating the tradition of the comic book annual

    17th December 2021

    <p>An Annual under the tree was a Christmas tradition for generations of kids. In his regular look at classic British comics and the Treasury archive, David McDonald takes a look at the once booming publishing phenomenon&#8230; Annuals are a publishing&nbsp;phenomenon&nbsp;stretching back well over a century. The term &#8216;Annual&#8217; in publishing covers a lot of different&nbsp;types [&hellip;]</p>

  • Treasury of British Comics announces 2022 collections

    Treasury of British Comics announces 2022 collections

    15th December 2021

    <p>From long lost classics to new adventures – Rebellion is proud to announce the full schedule of Treasury of British Comics graphic novel titles for 2022! Acclaimed by critics and readers, the Treasury of British Comics is bringing classics from the world’s largest archive of English language comic books back into print, and also reinventing [&hellip;]</p>

  • ‘Hellman of Hammer Force’ out now!

    ‘Hellman of Hammer Force’ out now!

    8th December 2021

    <p>This isn&#8217;t your grandad&#8217;s war comic &#8211;&nbsp;never had there been an anti-hero quite like&nbsp;Hellman of Hammer Force! Collected for the first time, and from the very beginning, the legendary strip from the pages of the controversial 1970s comic, Action, is available in paperback now! Major Kurt Hellman is a Panzer commander during the 1940 German invasion of [&hellip;]</p>

  • “I am a soldier, not a butcher”: examining ‘Hellman of Hammer Force’

    “I am a soldier, not a butcher”: examining ‘Hellman of Hammer Force’

    8th December 2021

    <p>One of the major highlights of the controversial 1970s comic,&nbsp;Action,&nbsp;&#8216;Hellman of Hammer Force&#8217; was a unique series that followed a World War Two tank commander. But this wasn&#8217;t a brave British bulldog fighting the foreign enemy &#8211; he was German! Continuing our series of short essays commissioned from selected comics critics that explore&nbsp;2000 AD&nbsp;and the [&hellip;]</p>

  • From robot servant to acid house: the fantastical life of Robot Archie

    From robot servant to acid house: the fantastical life of Robot Archie

    25th November 2021

    <p>Robot Archie is one of British comics&#8217; most singular and loved characters. In his regular look at classic British comics and the Treasury archive, David McDonald explores the life and exploits of the world&#8217;s most powerful mechanical man… Content advisory: some of the images on this post contain offensive and outdated stereotypes, and are included [&hellip;]</p>

  • They’re the Krazy Crusaders – pre-order the Birdman & Chicken collection!

    They’re the Krazy Crusaders – pre-order the Birdman & Chicken collection!

    25th November 2021

    <p>To the outside world, Dick Lane and Chic Dodds look like two average, law-abiding citizens. But they lead an amazing double life &#8211; for when fiendish finks and vile villains step over the line, Dick and Chic strike back as the crime-fighting duo, Birdman and Chicken! The first ever collection of writer/artist Trevor Metcalfe&#8217;s side-splitting [&hellip;]</p>

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