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Comic Book Review: Battle Special (2020)

The Battle special – or, as it seems to be called on the cover, the Battle ‘of Britain’ Special – is the latest in Rebellion’s series of specials to revive classic British comics. Battle Picture Weekly went through a number of name changes in its original run from 1975-1988, at which point it merged with Eagle. Battle Action, Battle Action […]

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Comic Book Review: Judge Dredd Megazine #424

2000AD’s sister title, the Judge Dredd Megazine, reaches an incredible milestone this month with the release of issue 424, which celebrates the publication’s 30th anniversary. It’s incredibly impressive considering how much the British comic book landscape has changed in the years since the first issue hit newsagents in 1990. Back then, there was a pretty healthy and vibrant selection of […]

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Comic Book Review: Aquila: Blood of the Iceni

2000AD has a reputation for hard-hitting, violent stories that pull no punches, though these are often dressed up in fantasy or futuristic clothes. Aquila is a little different, given that it takes place in a historical setting that takes its cues from real events and even features genuine historical and religious figures. That’s not to say that the fantastical elements […]

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Book Review: Judges: The Avalanche by Michael Carroll

The first in a series of novellas covering the origins of the world seen in 2000AD’s Judge Dredd, Michael Carroll’s novella is currently available in a digital edition or in an Omnibus containing the first three novellas in the series. Set a little over a decade into the future from now against a backdrop of worsening poverty, inequality and political […]

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Comic Book Review: Old Haunts #3

The story of three made men with some dark secrets that are literally coming back to haunt them, Old Haunts continues building tension in its third issue, with a flashback to the childhood of our protagonists and some much more personal insights into the events that have led to the present day. There’s a single panel here that blew me […]

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Kickstarter: BRZRKR

Keanu Reeves has undergone an absolutely incredible career renaissance in recent years, with the John Wick films shooting him into stratospheric heights of popularity that he hasn’t seen since the first Matrix movie way back in 1999. And why not? It’s about time; Reeves is reportedly one of the nicest and most down to earth people working in movies today, […]

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Comic Book Review: 2000AD Regened

Regular readers of the blog – and my Twitter followers – can’t have failed to notice that I’ve been covering an awful lot of 2000AD-related material over the past few months. It started on my birthday, when I purchased a copy of the latest Judge Dredd Megazine as a treat to myself; it wasn’t long before thrill-power took over once […]

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Comic Book Review: The Ballad of Halo Jones: Volume 2

Having recently reviewed the first volume of Alan Moore and Ian Gibson’s classic series, it was only a matter of time before I reacquainted myself with the continuing chronicles of Halo Jones – and, as with the first volume, it’s been an absolute joy to rediscover the series and experience it all over again, several decades later. The second volume […]

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Comic Book Review: Smash! 2020 Special

I’ve already taken a look at most of the 2020 Specials that have been released by 2000AD publisher Rebellion so far – so it was only a matter of time before I reached Smash! It’s a lot wackier and irreverent in tone to comics such as Action (which got its own Special this year) or 2000AD itself (even though neither […]

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Comic Book Review: Zombo: Can I Eat You Please?

Until recently, I hadn’t been a regular reader of 2000AD for close to 20 years. I’d dive into the odd Special and Annual issues here and there to read one-off stories, but I hadn’t been keeping up with the weekly series for a long time. Mostly, it’s because you’ll often pick up an issue of 2000AD when at least a […]

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Comic Book Review: The Ballad of Halo Jones: Volume 1

Thanks to the brilliant 2000AD Humble Bundle, I’ve been able to get hold of an awful lot of reading material, some of which I’m catching up with for the first time. The Ballad of Halo Jones (which is included in the bundle in its entirety) is a comic that I’ve read before, though not for many years – and certainly […]

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Humble Bundle: Judge Dredd, 2000AD & More

Oddly coinciding with my renewed interest in 2000AD and Dredd – which was mostly prompted by my viewing of excellent documentary Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD – there’s a new bundle available at Humble for the next three weeks which contains an awful lot of fantastic material from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. It’s for good causes too, with the […]

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Comic Book Review: Predator vs Judge Dredd (1997)

Coming in 1997 – ten years after the first Predator movie hit screens and twenty years after Dredd’s comic book debut – Predator vs. Judge Dredd hardly came at the height of either character’s popularity. It had been seven years since the Predator’s not exactly well received second cinematic outing – and just two since Stallone’s mostly-helmetless Dredd disgraced the […]

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Comic Book Review: 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 2020

Since I watched superb documentary Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD, I’ve been making an effort to finally work my way through the 2000AD and Judge Dredd comics that I’d acquired and not quite got around to reading. I’ve even managed to get through other Rebellion-published comics recently, perhaps most notably for readers of the blog – seeing as I […]