CLICKWHEEL BUILDS ON ITS 2000 AD BACKLIST, the distributor of online comic books for Apple iPhone and iPod and the exclusive distributor for the sci-fi comic 2000 AD, has announced it will be expanding its backlist in the lead-up to the main 2000 AD digital download service launch later this year.

Clickwheel and 2000 AD publishers Rebellion have agreed to include archive material from 2007 in addition to the weekly 2000 AD comic downloads, which began in December 2007.

Will Simons, Creative Director of Clickwheel said: â??The plans Clickwheel and Rebellion have for the 2000 AD download service are wide-ranging and incredibly exciting. They began with the 2000 AD Christmas special in December and weâ??re now implementing the first in a series of archive content.â??

Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion added: â??As the download service was designed for existing overseas 2000 AD readers and latent fans, the first archive will feature every issue from 2007 to give fans access not just to copies they havenâ??t read but also overall storylines over a number of issues.â??

Will concludes: â??2008 promises to be an exciting year for Clickwheel and 2000 AD. We have offered the latest copies of 2000 AD since December and with the 2007 archive in place, characters and storylines within the comic can be fully explored and enjoyed.â??

The archive goes live Friday 15th February 2008. Visit for more details.

Reporter: Kristien Wendt