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Comic(s) Relief: 2000AD Hits 1900 Issues, Celebrates With Freebies

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2000ADWhen the name of your magazine is 2000AD and the number of issues is only 1,000 behind your title, that’s an achievement bloody well worth recognizing. Yes, the loooooooooong-running British anthology series is releasing its 1,900th issue tomorrow, a feat that’s pretty unbelievable given how often comics series start over with a new #1 just to fish for extra sales. The publication also just so happens to fall on “Dredd Day,” so if you’re a fan of the movie but have never actually checked out the comic where he originated, this is the perfect excuse. 2000AD #1,900 will feature a new Judge Dredd story from creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, as well as kicking off two new serialized stories: a fantasy tale called Kingdom and a Victorian supernatural romp called Stickleback.

2000AD editor Matt Smith told THR’s Heat Vision blog that this issue was the perfect place for uninitiated readers to jump aboard:

It’s got three bumper episodes of stories from Dan Abnett, Ian Edginton, and John Wagner — all of which are unlike anything else you can pick up today. It’s the perfect issue to discover this powerhouse of comics talent, with its heady cocktail of sci-fi and fantasy action with a mean streak of black humor and dry wit.

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Marvel’s Star Wars Comics Will Branch Out Beyond The Original Trilogy Era…Eventually

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StarWarsOne of the many consequences of Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm was an across-the-board consolidation of the various multimedia elements of the Star Wars franchise. LucasArts got shut down. The Clone Wars was canceled to make way for Rebels. And the Disney-owned Marvel snatched the Star Wars comics license away from Dark Horse, who had been publishing Star Wars comics for over two decades at that point. Marvel announced details about the first three new Star Wars comics this past July: a core series called simply Star Wars, another ongoing focused on Darth Vader, and a five-issue Princess Leia mini-series. All three of those are set during the events of the original trilogy, leaving many fans wondering how long it would be before the relaunched Star Wars comics universe ventured beyond the days of Luke, Leia, and Han. Well, Marvel will definitely be telling stories of other eras in the Star Wars timeline…just not yet.

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Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes Crossover Finally Makes A Monkey Out Of Kirk

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Apes1While inter-franchise crossover events might be rare when it comes to movies or television, they’re pretty common in the world of comic books. The crew of the Enterprise have been the subject of several of those crossovers over the years. And why not? They’ve been back in time, into other dimensions, and even to the center of the galaxy to find God, so why not warp into an entirely different universe now and then? We’ve seen comics team-ups between Star Trek and the X-Men, Star Trek and the Legion of Super-Heroes, even Star Trek and The Doctor. IDW Publishing and Boom! Studios are giving us one of the craziest Trek crossovers yet, and now we’ve got new details about the upcoming Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. Yeah. They pretty much had to create this series just to get that title out there.

Also, I’m not sure if that’s supposed to be an ape-ified Kirk or just an ape in a Starfleet uniform up top, but if it is Kirk can we just take a moment to appreciate him finding yet another way to rip open his shirt?

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Comic Review: Roche Limit Excels At Down And Dirty Outer Space Crime Noir

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roche limitThe first two jobs of any comic series debut should be setting the readers up with a foundation for a compelling story and launching them into an engaging setting. With their sci-fi noir series Roche Limit, creators Michael Moreci and Vic Malhotra take us into outer space and inside the Roche Limit Colony, a utopia-turned-crime haven where an unlikely pair goes on the search for a missing woman. To me, it’s like Total Recall meets J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise, though that comparison may break down in future issues.

The story is set up with a rousing dialogue-box speech from eccentric billionaire Langford Skaargred, the man whose money and ideals put the Roche Limit Colony into existence. He wanted to extend our planet’s collective dream of the human race expanding into space. But his ambitious community, built on a dwarf planet set on the outside of a large energy anamoly in the Andromeda Galaxy, took barely any time to become the opposite of what Skaargred intended: a criminal den without any real rules limiting anyone’s behavior.

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Comic(s) Relief: Rocket And Groot Conquer Marvel (Covers) This November

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IronManIf we’ve learned anything this summer, it’s that Rocket Raccoon and Groot make damn near everything better. Whether it’s a band of criminal misfits or a drowsy summer box office, a concentrated dose of gun-loving space raccoon and monosyllabic anthropomorphic tree creature is just what the doctor ordered, even if that doctor seemed sort of shifty and was operating out of the back of a van with the engine idling. Well, clearly Marvel has learned this lesson well — the $633 million worldwide take thus far may have helped hammer it home — because they’re letting Rocket and Groot conquer their comic-book universe this November. Well, the covers at least.

Cashing in on the ridiculous success of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Marvel has already launched several Guardians spin-off comics, including series focused on Star-Lord and Rocket. Now Marvel has announced that Rocket and Groot will be featured on variant covers for 20 select comics from the self-proclaimed “House of Ideas” this November. Even cooler, the covers will be paying homage to iconic Marvel covers such as that of Iron Man #128, which featured the unforgettable “Demon in a Bottle” storyline. The new version on the left is by Tom Fowler, and will be showcased as the cover of Superior Iron Man #1. Check out more of the variant covers after the jump, as well as a breakdown of this week’s new sci-fi comics!

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Prometheus: Fire And Stone — Five Things You Need To Know About The Comic Sequel

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PFAS-FeatYesterday Dark Horse launched Fire and Stone, an ambitious, multi-series comics event that explores the shared mythology of Aliens, Prometheus, and Predator. The story will encompass four new comics series: in addition to Prometheus: Fire and Stone, Aliens, Alien vs. Predator, and Predator series will follow, all culminating in a standalone issue to wrap up all the story threads.

Things kicked off with this week’s Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1, which follows a voyage back to LV-223, the mysterious moon that was the site of much calamity for Dr. Elizabeth Shaw and company in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. After the events of the movie, it seemed inevitable that someone would send a second mission to LV-223, but that mission doesn’t unfold exactly as you might expect. We’ll dig into the questions and revelations of Prometheus: Fire and Stone after this

SPOILER WARNING!

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