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The Leopard from Lime St.

Writer: Tom Tully
Artist: Mike Western and Eric Bradbury
Publisher: 2000 AD

After he was scratched by a radioactive leopard, 13 year-old Billy Farmer gained the strength, speed, and reflexes of a leopard, and became the Leopard from Lime St.! And if that sounds like Spider-man, you aren’t wrong. The Leopard from Lime St. seems to be a deliberate homage to Spider-man, or a rip-off if you aren’t so generous. After all, Billy Farmer is scrawny kid who’s picked on by bullies, lives with his Aunt and Uncle, and sells photographs to the newspaper editor Thaddeus Clegg who thinks the Leopard is a menace...

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Absalom Under a False Flag

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Tiernen Trevallion
Publisher: 2000 AD

Detective Inspector Harry Absalom is tasked with upholding the Accord, the treaty between British Royalty and the forces of Hell. To keep him in line, he’s been given a magical cancer that will kill him whenever his bosses want, and his grandchildren are being held hostage somewhere in Hell. Now the sarcastic, grizzled old copper has to assemble a team of killers and psychopaths to infiltrate Hell and save his grandchildren.

Under A False Flag is the second book in Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallion’s three part Absalom series, telling the story of a grizzled old copper trying to keep Hell in line while secretly going behind his bosses’ backs to save his grandchildren in a dark and moody world of detectives and demo...

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One-Eyed Jack

As Judge Dredd prepares to celebrate his 40th birthday, his publishers are preparing to fire his ultra-violent origins from the 1970s and back into readers’ hands for the first time.

The root of Britain’s biggest comics export, future policeman Judge Dredd, One-Eyed Jack was a Dirty Harry-style cop, created by writer John Wagner and artist John Cooper, who patrolled an increasingly broken society of crime, racial unrest, and economic hardship, where even the cops struggle to keep order.

“Retro” doesn’t always mean “good”.

Don’t get me wrong, One-Eyed Jack isn’t a terrible comic; it’s just sort of forgettable. It’s a Dirty Harry knockoff. Jack’s rebooting as Judge Dredd was actually a good thing.

The art is fairly competent; there’s a lot of nice angles to break thi...

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Lawless: Welcome to Badrock TPB

The backwater planet of 43 Rega has spent five years recovering from an invasion of aliens known as the Zhind. isolated and a hotbed for trouble makers, Badrock is an colony township desperate for a strong law enforcer to take charge. Enter Colonial. Marshal Meta Lawson. Tough, surly and determined, Lawson seems to be ideal for the role. But is this law-woman exactly who she claims to be…?

God, I loved this comic.

Lawless, set in the Judge Dredd universe, is drawn entirely in the stark black and whites of classic 2000AD titles, a look that could go head-to-head with any color comic and come out looking a million times better. The writing is absolutely top-notch, managing to maintain a straight face without sacrificing its goofy sense of humor. Marshal Lawless is a true badass...

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The Complete Skizz

The ultimate illegal alien! Alan Moore’s out of print classic returns in a brand new complete collection!

When Interpreter Zhcchz of the Tau-Ceti Imperium crashed his ship into the small blue ‘Hellworld’-classed planet, the odds of surviving were stacked against him. Stranded in the polluted, hostile British city of Birmingham, ‘Skizz’ is befriended by Roxy, a plucky young local girl. But danger is ever present – from bad food to Prime Minister Thatcher’s hostile government alien-hunters, this E.T. may soon be R.I.P!

Classic 2000AD has such a distinctive look and feel, you can immediately pick their comics out of a lineup: the neo-pulp art; the giddy schoolboy nature of the stories; the indefinable “Britishness” inflected with a hairy furze of punk anarchy. Skizz embodies all ...

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