2000 AD Announces Its 2022 Schedule

Rebellion is planning ahead, and because of that planning, we can see what they have planned for 2022. Plus it is 2000 AD‘s 45th anniversary, so you know there are going to be plans afoot.

Four and a half decades, and no signs of slowing down – 2000 AD will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2022 with a bumper year of incredible collections.

From over-sized ‘artist editions’ of original art to brand new all-ages comics to non-fiction tomes, there’s something for everyone in the graphic novel collection schedule for the coming twelve months, as Rebellion showcases the best of old and new to mark its special anniversary year.

The 2000 AD Encyclopedia (February) provides chapter and verse on the characters and series that have made 2000 AD a powerhouse of comics innovation, bringing more than four decades of comics together in a sumptuous hardcover with dust jacket.

Paying tribute to some of the best talents 2000 AD has ever published, next year will see separate focusing on the work of Judge Dredd co-creators John Wagner (March) andCarlos Ezquerra (May), and co-creator of Rogue Trooper and The VCsGerry Finley-Day (August), as well as a collection of critically-acclaimed writer Al Ewing’s Judge Dredd work (March). In September, the brand-new Strontium Dog: The Son (November) collection showcases Carlos Ezquerra’s final work on the character he co-created for Starlord in 1978, drawn just before his death in 2018.

Artwork from two of 2000 AD’s all-time greatest artists will be showcased in over-sized ‘artist edition’ Apex Edition hardcovers, with Judge Dredd pages by Brian Bolland (February) and Mick McMahon (October) scanned at high resolution and presented at original size. These gorgeous collections will give fans an unprecedented chance to see every line, each blob of white-out, and every printers’ mark on these original pages, covering some of the most influential moments in 2000 AD history and key years in the character’s evolution.

In May, 45 Years of 2000 AD gives forty-five popular artists from the worlds of comics and illustration the chance to show their unique takes on some of 2000 AD’s most famous characters. This new collection will feature work by Michael Allred (X-Statix), Jamie Smart (Bear), Annie Wu (Hawkeye), Mick McMahon (Judge Dredd), Kevin O’Neill (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Rachael Stott (Doctor Who) and many, many more.

September sees the first ever collection of DC Comics’ Judge Dredd: Legends of the Law series from the 1990s. Written by John Wagner and Alan Grant, this volume features art by Brent Anderson (X-Men) and Anthony Williams (Judge Dredd).

But it’s not just about looking back – this year sees new collections of the very best 2000 AD has to offer today, including all-ages comics with two 2000 AD Regened collections in March and July, as well as the first collection of breakout all-ages Dredd-world sci-fi action series Department K with Interdimensional Investigators in November. Plus there’s collections of brand new series such as Michael Carroll, Henry Flint and Jake Lynch’s ‘alien space opera James Bond’ Proteus Vex (April) and Dan Abnett and Mark Harrison’s smash hit space opera The Out (October).

There are new collections of ongoing series, War of the Worlds sequel Scarlet Traces (March), hit folk horror series Thistlebone (May), fan favourite Dredd-world Western Lawless (June) and critically-acclaimed sci-fi noir Brink (August), as well as series from the archive with Essential Dredd: Dredd vs Death (January), Essential Judge Dredd: Necropolis (June), and Pat Mills, Tony Skinner and Jim Elston’s pagan eco-terrorist Finn (December).

And there’s more digital-only releases, expanding 2000 AD’s digital library on its app and webshop, including Garth Ennis and Nick Percival’s explosive Dredd-world road trip series Sleeze ‘N’ Ryder (January) and the second volume of classic The Mean Arena (March). Plus new series get a digital release such as sci-fi thriller Skip Tracer: Legion (May), interdimensional nerd comedy Survival Geeks (July), the latest follow-up to space horror series Dark Justice (September), and Dredd-world crime sprees in Tales from the Black Museum Vol.2 (November).

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