THE 2000 AD SUMMER ASSAULT!
THE SUMMER OF THRILLS STARTS HERE!
2000 AD Prog 1300 - on sale 17 July 2002 - marks the start of the 2000
AD Summer Assault, with a line-up of stories guaranteed to excite new
and long-term readers alike. 2000 AD's new stories have a definite
'retro' feel, with the return of three strips which have long become
classics in the history of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic.
||First up is a new case for mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha and his
norm partner Wulf Sternhammer in Strontium Dog: Roadhouse. Tracking
down several wanted criminals to the mysterious planet of Portabella,
the Search/Destroy Agents find themselves trapped in a secluded
roadhouse, where nothing is what it seems... Written and drawn by the
characters' creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, this is a riotous
old-school blast, full of Wagner wit and action, and lovingly rendered
in stunning black and white by Ezquerra.
||Also back with a vengeance after a hiatus of over 20 years are galactic
soldiers The V.C.s, still intent on purging the universe of alien menace
The Geeks! Set some 50 years after the first series climaxed with the
end of the human/Geek war and the surrender of the Geek homeworld, man
and Geek have since become partners in peace. Last surviving member of
the original V.C. team, Steve Smith, is now a janitor, haunted by the
ghosts of his dead comrades. But when a Peace Day celebration goes
horribly wrong, it's time for Smith to climb back into the old armour,
assemble a new team and vape some Geek ass. Full-on space war action,
courtesy of Dan Abnett and Henry Flint!
||Lastly, after numerous character reinventions, Genetic Infantryman Rogue
Trooper is returning to 2000 AD this Summer at his purest and simplest:
back on Nu Earth at the height of the Nort/Souther war, hunting the
Traitor General responsible for the deaths of his fellow clones, and
aided by his biochip buddies Helm, Bagman and Gunnar. This new arc of
stories is written by Gordon Rennie, with artwork by Staz Johnson and
David Roach, Dylan Teague and Simon Coleby, and kicks off with the
4-part tale What Lies Beneath, in which the legend of a haunted lake
conceals some very real dangers...
Coming up in Prog 1313, on sale 16 October 2002
THE RED SEAS: UNDER THE BANNER OF KING DEATH
Surfing the crimson tide with the crew of The Red Wench...
On the 18th-Century seas, Captain Jack Dancer and his crew of pirates
plunder Spanish galleons for booty. But when they inadvertently stumble
across a mystical grimoire called The Albrecht Tome, they are pursued by
the demonic Dr Orlando Doyle and his zombie henchmen, who want the book
for their own dark designs...
A fantasy-horror pirate strip, The Red Seas: Under the Banner of King
Death is The Establishment scribe Ian Edginton's first series for 2000
AD, and is a rollicking tale of magic and mystery, with breathless
swordfights and terrifying creatures from the beyond thrown in, all
backed up by mouthwatering artwork from Steve Yeowell.
Reporter: Mark Chapman