2000 AD has long been the launching pad for comic artists and writers in the United Kingdom, but some of those early stories by the likes of Garth Ennis, Sean Phillips, Alan Grant, Pat Mills, John Wagner, and Al Ewing have been difficult to find.
Rebellion Publishing is looking to rectify this problem by releasing multiple titles from the 2000 AD back catalogue in a variety of digital formats starting in 2021. The comics will be available via the 2000 AD app for Apple, Android and Windows 10 devices, as well as DRM-free PDF or CBZ downloads directly from the 2000 AD web store. Titles will also be available via Amazon Kindle.
Ben Smith, Rebellion head of film, television and publishing, told the Hollywood Reporter that “This new series of digital-only collections available from our app and webshop are a fantastic dive into 2000 AD’s incredible backlist. Our archives are bursting at the seams with hidden gems that have either never been collected or just haven’t been digitized before, so it’s great to be able to make them available. The advance of digital-only collections is that we can bring these classics direct to the readers without having to add even more books to our already bumper publishing schedule.”
Along with these long-lost titles, the original 2000 AD comic is being published monthly by Rebellion, and is also available in a digital and print version. If you haven’t seen 2000 AD in awhile, ask your local comic shop to add it to your pull list.