2000ad week #7: Prog 1800 and the return of the Biz
This is what’s known as a ‘jumping on’ issue, ie: all the stories are new or first episodes, something 2000ad does a few times a year. To commemorate the occasion they’ve got Simon Bisley back to do the first artwork in 18 years for the comic that he made his name in. It’s a striking Dredd but coupled with the tooled up, ‘look, here’s my arse’ pose of Anderson and a barely visible Judge Death, it’s not his best work but will certainly stand out on the shelf.
One of the big developments in recent months is the digital editions of the comic. A recent upgrade which delivers the new issues the same week of publication through the free Apple Newstand app has seen many lapsed readers coming back to it via their iPads and Phones. Aside from a free 69 page sampler issue you can buy singles or there are various deals for 3, 6 or 12 subscriptions, which each come with extra issues for free from before the start date so that you can be up to speed with story lines. All info is here. Not got an iPad and want an Android alternative? Download direct for the 2000ad online shop. And if that sounds like a hard sell then it was, I don’t do it often but this is a special occasion.
One more thing, Koze and Onion from Soulful Creative did this tasty mural to promote the film using an image of Dredd by Bisley from the ‘Judgement on Gotham’ story.