With tomorrow seeing the release of 2000 AD’s special 1900th edition, two of the legendary weekly anthology’s biggest creators are joining the alien editor of 2000 AD, Tharg the Mighty, for a very special ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit’s comics forum.
On Wednesday September 24th from 1pm GMT (8am EST) , Dan, Ian, and the green-skinned alien being known only as Tharg will be taking questions from Earthlets to mark the publication of Prog 1900, the perfect jumping on point for new readers. This is a rare opportunity to grill the editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic about the line-up for this special issue and his plans for future Thrills!
Abnett is known not only for creating Sinister Dexter and Kingdom for 2000 AD but also for having his reinvention of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy turned into the summer’s biggest movie. Edginton is the New York Times bestselling writer behind Hinterkind and Leviathan.
Tharg the Mighty is originally from Quaxxann in the Betelgeuse system. He landed in the UK in 1977 and established 2000 AD as the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic to bring Thrill-power to the people of Earth, and combat Thrill Suckers everywhere. His teams of creative robots, called Droids, put together every issue of 2000 AD from the Nerve Centre, deep in the heart of Oxfordshire.
The Reddit comics forum can be found here: www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/
2000 AD Prog 1900 has three brand new strips by our biggest creators and it’s the perfect issue for new readers looking to start collecting 2000 AD! Inside the brand new Judge Dredd cover by Greg Staples, sporting a new logo by 2000 AD’s lead designer Pye Parr, Prog 1900 will feature:
Judge Dredd: Block Judge – Dredd co-creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra return as Dredd takes on the problems of a single city block – but is Mega-City One’s toughest lawman up to the challenge of ‘community policing’?
Kingdom: Aux Drift – by Dan Abnett and Richard Elson. In the far future, mankind has been all but destroyed and genetically-modified dogs fight giant insects in a post apocalyptic Earth. Abnett and Elson team up again to bring you the ballad of Gene the Hackman!
Stickleback: The Thru’Penny Opera – by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli. In London at the end of the 19th Century, Stickleback is the master criminal who pulls the strings amidst the denizens of the capital’s underworld, and leads a gang of freaks, oddballs and semi-supernatural entities that have got the city under their thumb. But what is his darkest secret? And can he keep it hidden ’til the very end?
2000 AD Prog 1900 will be available from all good stockists on Wednesday 24th September, as well as worldwide DRM-free digital from the 2000 AD webshop and through the 2000 AD iPad app.