2000 AD'S SUMMER OFFENSIVE!
2000 AD, Britain's award-winning weekly science-fiction, fantasy and horror comic, turns up the heat as the Summer Offensive kicks in with Prog 1250, featuring four all-new stories!
JUDGE DREDD: HELTER SKELTER
Mega-City One's top lawman faces some of his strangest foes yet in this
action-packed twelve-part thriller by Garth Ennis and Judge Dredd co-creator
When an inter-dimensional research projects causes unexpected side-effects,
parallel worlds begins to bleed into Mega-City One with potentially
catastrophic consequences! Only Judge Dredd, together with a female research
scientist who may hold the key to preventing the disaster, can stop the
shadowy forces behind the dimensional rift. Shadowy forces who look strangely
Garth Ennis and Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra have teamed up
before on Bloody Mary and Adventures in the Rifle Brigade for DC, as well
as the recent Just A Pilgrim for Black Bull.
"It's a real pleasure having Garth working for 2000 AD again," says editor
Andy Diggle. "He's a real old-school 2000 AD fan, and with the number
of in-jokes and cross-references to other series, Helter Skelter reads
like a love letter to the Galaxy's Greatest Comic. A twisted, scary, incredibly
violent love letter..."
DURHAM RED: THE VERMIN STARS
A sequel to the highly popular 1998 series The Scarlet Cantos, this new
adventure is truly epic in both scope and visualisation. Written by Dan
Abnett, with stunning computer-enhanced artwork from Mark Harrison, this
eagerly awaited story is set to be even more impressive than its predecessor.
When mutant vampire Durham Red awoke from hyper-sleep a thousand years
into her own future, she found herself the object of worship by a whole
new generation of mutants and reviled as the ultimate heretic by the
Now, Durham Red has made contact with an ancient force a force which
could hail the final victory of mutant over human, with the Vampire Saint
to lead them. The final battle between human and mutant will not be fought
in known space... but in the distant reach known as the Vermin Stars...
NIKOLAI DANTE: THE ROMANOV EMPIRE
Another series long in preparation is this final chapter in the Tsar
Wars saga. Written by Robbie Morrison and with sumptuous fully painted
artwork by John Burns, this story sees the civil war between the Houses
of Romanov and Makarov reach its bloody conclusion. As usual, the Russian
rogue Nikolai Dante is in the thick of battle, but not even he can predict
the twists the conflict will take...
TOR CYAN: CRUCIBLE
Genetic Infantryman Tor Cyan has turned his back space hospital Mercy
Heights, he is now struggling to come to terms with his bloody past and
killer instinct. Writer John Tomlinson and artist Kev Walker have crafted
a series of short stories that reveal Cyan's links with the original Rogue
"Tor Cyan is an intriguing character," says Diggle, "a pacifist genetically
engineered for war, who keeps finding his violent past coming back to
Prog 1251 sees the start of a new adventure for Pussyfoot 5, ultravixen
agents of the Vatican's off-world interests, in a shagadelic new series
by John Smith, Steve Yeowell and Chris Blythe.
Pussy Willow, Lucy Melmoth and Mantissa must infiltrate an extraterrestrial
brothel in order to seize the Sex Drive a revolutionary new form of
"Prog 1250 is lining up to be a stonker, another benchmark in the annals
of Thrill-power," Diggle concludes. "We've got the premiere of four major
new series by some of the most talented people working in the business,
plus covers by the likes of Glenn Fabry and Chris Achilleos. The Summer
Offensive starts here!"
Prog 1250 goes on sale 11 July 2001. For more information on this or
other series appearing in 2000 AD, please contact Andy Diggle on (020)
7357 0130 or email Andy@2000ADonline.com