2000 AD is to celebrate its birthday weekend in style with signings across the country!
With the massive success of the sold-out 40 Years of Thrill-power Festival in London last weekend and with its actual birthday of 26 February fast approaching, 2000 AD is delighted to announce new signing events in Manchester, Birmingham, and Scotland.
Earthlets who missed out on the historic event in Hammersmith will be able to meet just some of the incredible creators who’ve made 2000 AD the galaxy’s greatest comic.
The perfect tome to launch these celebrations is Thrill-power Overload, a whopping 300+ page hardcover containing the updated official history of 2000 AD, from its earliest days to its current success, from creator clashes to near-cancellation.
On Saturday 18 February, Biggar Library and Scottish independent Bookshop of the Year Atkinson-Pryce will host a Thrill-power Overload signing with artist Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: America) and former 2000 AD editor David Bishop from 1pm.
Then on Friday 24 February, Waterstones West End in Edinburgh will host Thrill-power Overload authors David Bishop and Karl Stock for a signing at 12.30pm.
At 1pm on Saturday 25 February, signings will take place at the Travelling Man comic book store in Manchester and the Nostalgia and Comics store Birmingham with topflight creators Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Leah Moore (Storm Warning), John Reppion (Storm Warning), Nick Percival (Judge Dredd), Ian Edginton (Scarlet Traces), D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces).
This year the legendary weekly British anthology comic 2000 AD celebrates forty years of innovative, provocative, and original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action from the cream of comics creators. It has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge.
Full signing details:
Colin MacNeil, David Bishop – Biggar Library, Biggar, Scotland , 1pm
David Bishop, Karl Stock – Waterstones West End, Edinburgh, 12.30pm
Steve Yeowell, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Nick Percival – Travelling Man, Manchester, 1pm
Ian Edginton, D’Israeli – Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham, 1pm
Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill sign at Gosh! Comics on Friday the 10th February from 6:00 – 7:00 PM to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2000 AD!
1 Berwick St, SoHo, London W1F0DR
Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Kev Walker will be signing the first issue of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 7th December at 6:00pm.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra – Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best.
With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to the Outer Rim and everywhere in between. Aphra’s got debts to pay after all. Just as long as she can stay one step ahead of the Empire, some Bounty Hunters and just about everyone else in the galaxy!
Kieron Gillen came to attention as a comic writer with his collaboration with Jamie McKelvie, Phonogram. In 2014 the same partnership managed to find a way to make their brand of pop-comics sell, with the critical and commercial smash, The Wicked + The Divine. He’s worked for publishers including Marvel, Image and Avatar, on books as varied as Iron Man, Uber, THREE, Thor, Journey Into Mystery, Uncanny X-Men and many more. His acclaimed work on Marvel’s Darth Vader introduced the character of Doctor Aphra.
Kev Walker began his career on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics as well as a number of DC and Marvel titles. He is also noted for his illustrations for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering.
Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666
Writer Al Ewing (New Avengers, Ultimates, Contest of Champions, Loki: Agent of Asgard, Ulysses, and soon: US Avengers) signs at Books with Pictures on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM!
Books with Pictures
1100 SE Division Street, Portland, Oregon 97202
Writer Peter Milligan appears at The Base on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 2 PM – 5 PM for a comic book signing event. Peter is known for writing New Romancer, The Discipline, Batman Confidential, Hellblazer, X-Statix, 2000 AD, Human Target, Shade the Changing Man, and many more well known comics.
14 Victoria Passage, DY8 1DP Stourbridge, UK
+44 7783 079092
San Diego Comic Con 2016 is now upon us and 2000 AD is pleased to be hosting some of our favorite creators!
We are proud to announce the line-up for San Diego Comic Con – with signings by comics superstars Jock (Batman, Dredd), Lee Garbett (Loki, Batman), and Rob Williams (Martian Manhunter, Unfollow), and exclusives, including a limited edition print of Jock’s first ever Judge Dredd cover for 2000 AD!
The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic returns to San Diego Convention Centre on 20-24 July and will be at Booth 2806, close to the Avatar and Dark Horse booths, with tables packed with the latest 2000 AD graphic novel releases.
This year’s exclusive items are limited edition prints by artists Jock and Lee Garbett:
Judge Dredd by Jock (50 copies)
Judge Dredd: The Heavy Mob by Lee Garbett (50 copies)
The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (And The Dead Left In His Wake) by Lee Garbett (15 copies)
Please do join us for a special panel on Thursday, brought to you by 2000 AD’s PR droid Michael Molcher:
The 2000 AD Thrill-Power Hour
Thursday 2pm-3pm, Room 29AB
The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic celebrates its 2,000th issue and the impending 40th anniversary with a special panel. Superstar artists Chris Burnham and Lee Garbett, plus Judge Dredd writer Rob Williams, are on hand for an hour of 2000 AD announcements, chat, and laughs!
And we have a full schedule of signings with our special guests at Booth 2806 from Friday until Sunday:
Booth signing – Friday 4pm-5pm
Booth signing – Saturday 2pm-3pm
Booth signing – Friday 4pm-5pm
Booth signing – Saturday 2pm-3pm
Booth signing – Sunday 12pm-1pm
Booth signing – Saturday 1pm-2pm
Booth signing – Sunday 3pm-4pm
Pat Mills (Charlie’s War, Nemesis, Slaine) appears at Forbidden Planet’s Edinburgh store on Monday 22nd of June at 5:00 pm!
Forbidden Planet Edinburgh
40/41 South Bridge, EH1 1LL Edinburgh, UK
0131 558 8226
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Comic writer extraordinaire Grant Morrison (JLA, Batman and Robin, New X-Men) appears at Meltdown Comics this Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Grant Morrison is highly regarded as one of the most original and inventive writers to work in the comic book industry. He is recognised as being one of the best-selling writers in the medium in the last 20 years.
His revisionist Batman book ARKHAM ASYLUM (with artist Dave McKean) has sold over 600,000 copies worldwide and won numerous awards, making it the most successful original graphic novel to be published in America. In 2009, Eidos released the best-selling video game BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM inspired by the book.
Morrison is renowned for his ability to revive and re-imagine established characters, and has been orchestral behind runs of popular stories for the major companies including DC Comics characters; BATMAN, SUPERMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, DOOM PATROL, ANIMAL MAN and for Marvel Comics the best-selling monthly, NEW X-MEN, MARVEL BOY and FANTASTIC FOUR.
In addition to his work with established brands he has created a number of revolutionary original series including We3, THE INVISIBLES, THE FILTH, FLEX MENTALLO, ZENITH, SEBASTIAN O, MARVEL BOY, and the cult classics KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND, THE MYSTERY PLAY, SEAGUY and JOE THE BARBARIAN.
His Graphic Novels and Comic Book collections have been translated into twenty languages and are sold worldwide to international acclaim.
In the last 5 years, his books have won multiple major industry awards, including The Eisner Award for best series three times for ALL STAR SUPERMAN and best limited series SEVEN SOLDIERS. Morrison has also won several Harvey Awards including Best Writer in 2009, a Scream Award, and attained Lifetime Achievement status at the British Eagle Awards. In 2011, he received five awards from Kapow! Stan Lee to Eagle’s including Best Writer at each, and Best Comic for Batman and Robin.
In 2008, Grant wrote the two top selling DC Comics titles FINAL CRISIS, and BATMAN. The controversial BATMAN R.I.P. storyline which has revolutionised the character was caught in a worldwide press storm with reports of Grant ‘killing Batman’ in every major newspaper and on TV. In 2013, he completed a seven year run on the BATMAN franchise having created the best-selling BATMAN & ROBIN. In 2009, he brought Bruce Wayne back into comic continuity in the series, BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE, and wrapped up the saga in BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN.
In September 2011 as part of the new 52 re-launch at DC Comics, Grant began writing Superman again in the best-selling ACTION COMICS franchise, as the cornerstone book of the line.
In 2014, work at DC Comics includes a revisionist take on Wonder Woman for the Earth One Graphic Novel, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRIAL OF DIANA PRINCE. The epic, long-awaited maxi series, MULTIVERSITY, is due for release in June 2014.
There are also a number of new creator works in production, from the psychedelic Hollywood noir of ANNIHILATOR at Legendary, to the ultimate horror of NAMELESS at Image, via the last chapter of the Seaguy trilogy, SEAGUY: ETERNAL at DC/Vertigo.
As part of his remit at DC Comics, Morrison has also acted as a Consultant, developing updated approaches on minor characters and recreating them as springboards for other writers. He has also had award winning and critical success using this revival method for his own maxi-series, SEVEN SOLDIERS in 2006. His take on Superman for ALL-STAR SUPERMAN cements his ability to breathe life into old franchises and his four year story run on Batman has woven a complex and intriguing best-selling tale the likes of which has not been seen in decades.
Never shy of courting controversy, many of Morrison’s titles other than BATMAN, have made headlines. ST.SWITHIN’S DAY – a story about a young man from the North attempting to assassinate Margaret Thatcher – had questions raised in the House of Commons, as did THE INVISIBLES, Morrison’s highly-influential six-year long series about a group of occult terrorists (which has been said to have partly inspired the film THE MATRIX). Seen as cutting-edge and subversive, THE INVISIBLES and other series, such as THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HITLER, BIG DAVE and DOOM PATROL, have been the subjects of both academic discussion and popular media interest.
In 1997, Grant was the first comic book writer to be included as one of Entertainment Weekly’s top 100 creative people in America.
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Superstar artist SEAN PHILLIPS appears at Travelling Man in Manchester along with 2000 AD author John Smith and artist Peter Doherty for a signing on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm!
4-4A Dale Street, M1 1JW Manchester, UK
+44 161 237 3422
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The mighty AL EWING appears at Travelling Man York on Friday the 7th February from 4:00 pm to celebrate the release of LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #1 – Al’s new ongoing series for MARVEL COMICS.
Al Ewing is a well established and talented British comics writer and novelist best known for his work on 2000 AD including Times Magazine 2013 Top 10 comic ZOMBO: You Smell of Crime and I’m the Deodorant! as well as AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, IRON MAN: FATAL FRONTIER and MIGHTY AVENGERS for Marvel Comics.
54 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF York, UK