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  • 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,&nbsp;Action,&nbsp;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>

  • From Buster to Whizzer and Chips – The Tom Paterson Collection is out now!

    From Buster to Whizzer and Chips – The Tom Paterson Collection is out now!

    24th November 2021

    <p>Celebrating one of the finest talents in comics, The Tom Paterson Collection is a gorgeous hardcover bringing together strips from Tom Paterson, artist on titles such as Buster, Whizzer and Chips, and many more.&nbsp; One of the most inventive and influential cartoonists British comics has produced, Paterson stands alongside titans such as Leo Baxendale and [&hellip;]</p>

  • From terrifying toddlers to channeling Robert Crumb: the mad, mad world of Tom Paterson

    From terrifying toddlers to channeling Robert Crumb: the mad, mad world of Tom Paterson

    22nd November 2021

    <p>Celebrating one of the finest talents in comics,&nbsp;The Tom Paterson Collection&nbsp;is a gorgeous hardcover bringing together strips from Tom Paterson, artist on titles such as&nbsp;Buster,&nbsp;Whizzer and Chips, and many more.&nbsp; Continuing our series of short essays commissioned from selected comics critics that explore 2000 AD and the Treasury of British Comics’ latest graphic novel collections, [&hellip;]</p>

  • PRE-ORDER NOW – The Spider: Crime Unlimited!

    PRE-ORDER NOW – The Spider: Crime Unlimited!

    17th November 2021

    <p>&#8220;a huge hit of superb artwork, compelling, caper-style cops ‘n’ robbers fantasy and thrill-a-minute adventure&#8221; &#8211; Now Read This on The Spider&#8217;s Syndicate of Crime 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)! [&hellip;]</p>

  • “Deadly elegant” – the sinister, spellbinding style of Jumeu Rumeu

    “Deadly elegant” – the sinister, spellbinding style of Jumeu Rumeu

    10th November 2021

    <p>The Jaume Rumeu Collection&nbsp;is out now, with four terrifying tales from the pages of the legendary&nbsp;Misty by this overlooked Spanish master artist. Continuing our series of short essays commissioned from selected comics critics that explore&nbsp;2000 AD&nbsp;and the Treasury of British Comics’ latest graphic novel collections,&nbsp;Claire Napier&nbsp;discusses femme fatales, fashion, and and Jaume Rumeu&#8217;s spellbinding art… [&hellip;]</p>

  • Femme fatales, mad scientists and giant spiders – the Jaume Rumeu Collection out now!

    Femme fatales, mad scientists and giant spiders – the Jaume Rumeu Collection out now!

    10th November 2021

    <p>A brand new showcase&nbsp;from the Treasury of British Comics brings&nbsp;the stunning work of a Spanish master artist back into print after more than forty years! The Jaume Rumeu Collection&nbsp;includes four terrifying tales from the pages of the legendary&nbsp;Misty, the late &#8217;70s supernatural horror comic book marketed for girls. Also known as Homero, Jaume Rumeu Perera [&hellip;]</p>

  • From Buster to Whizzer and Chips – the ABC of cartoonist Tom Paterson

    From Buster to Whizzer and Chips – the ABC of cartoonist Tom Paterson

    8th November 2021

    <p>Out on 25 November,&nbsp;The Tom Paterson Collection&nbsp;is a gorgeous hardcover celebrating one of the finest talents in comics.&nbsp; In his regular look at classic British comics and the Treasury archive, David McDonald explores the career of the madcap cartoonist&#8230; &#8220;The English-speaking world is divided into those who prefer the little squelchy things OR the smelly [&hellip;]</p>

  • PRE-ORDER NOW: Don Lawrence’s ‘Karl the Viking’

    PRE-ORDER NOW: Don Lawrence’s ‘Karl the Viking’

    20th October 2021

    <p>A sweeping historical fantasy. Stunning art from one of British comics&#8217; undisputed masters! 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; Out on 19 January, the paperback collection is now available for [&hellip;]</p>

  • WWI aces and giant bats – keep watching the skies with Black Max Vol.2

    WWI aces and giant bats – keep watching the skies with Black Max Vol.2

    13th October 2021

    <p>Thrilling supernatural war comics from the pages of classic British comics Lion and Thunder &#8211; the second volume of the misadventures of nefarious German World War One air ace Black Max and his giant bats is out now! This new collection comes in paperback with a new cover by Chris Weston (Judge Dredd, The Filth) [&hellip;]</p>

  • Save up to 75% on the best of British comics

    Save up to 75% on the best of British comics

    7th October 2021

    <p>Get an incredible slice of classic and modern British comics at unbeatable bargains in the Treasury of British Comics Christmas sale! With delays to postage affecting everyone, we&#8217;ve brought forward our festive sale to give Earthlets the opportunity to buy their Xmas presents in plenty of time! There&#8217;s up to 75% off titles such as [&hellip;]</p>

  • Monster Fun – Britain’s kookiest comic – out now!

    Monster Fun – Britain’s kookiest comic – out now!

    6th October 2021

    <p>Britain’s kookiest, legendary anthology returns from the great beyond with 48 pages of brand new, HELL-arious comic strips! The Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular is out now! Frankie Stein, Kid Kong, Draculass, Sweeny Toddler, Gums, Teddy Scare and the Hire A Horror crew have returned with a diabolical host of new frights – including one of [&hellip;]</p>

  • Interview: Simon Furman & Laurent LeFeuvre on the return of The Leopard From Lime Street!

    Interview: Simon Furman & Laurent LeFeuvre on the return of The Leopard From Lime Street!

    6th October 2021

    <p>Out right now, the Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular brings you 52-pages of classic British humour comics from all-new creative teams. You’ll see the return of Frankie Stein, Gums, Kid King, Sweeny Toddler, and many, many more from the likes of Cavan Scott, Tiernen Trevallion, Tom Paterson, Kek-W, Lew Stringer, John Reppion, PJ Holden and many [&hellip;]</p>

  • Interview: editor Keith Richardson on putting the fun into Monster Fun!

    Interview: editor Keith Richardson on putting the fun into Monster Fun!

    6th October 2021

    <p>The Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular! is out this week with 52 pages of fabulous new comics featuring a veritable pantheon of the great and the good bringing back a load of classic British humour characters from the past, as well as plenty of brand-new characters to giggle and guffaw along to! This special is just [&hellip;]</p>

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