Pat Mills and Kevin O'Neill's fantasy sci-fi horror series for 2000 AD is now to be made available in a new hardcover limited edition from Rebellion. The limited-edition hardcover collection, Nemesis the Warlock: The Early Heresies
is exclusive to the 2000 AD website and has been and developed in conjunction with 2000 AD's licensed publisher in France, Delirium.
Which basically means, Delirium set the whole thing up, paid Rebellion a whack for the rights and then 2000AD got Delirium to do a black-plate change and do a 250-numbered run in the original English language as well. There will have been many more copies printed in French.
Larger than previous paperback editions at 210mm x 280mm, this limited edition also features a 16-page colour cover and Star Scan gallery.
With an introduction by Mills with afterword by O'Neill, this volume includes the stories Terror Tube (2000 AD Prog 167), Killer Watt (2000 AD Prog 178) and Nemesis the Warlock books 1-4 (The World of Termight (2000 AD Progs 238-240, 243-244), The Alien Alliance (2000 AD Prog 246-257) , The World of Nemesis (2000 AD Progs 335-349), and The Gothic Empire (2000 AD Prog 387-406)), plus The Sword Sinister (2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1981) and The Secret Life of the Blitzspear (2000 AD Annual 1983).
Nemesis the Warlock is one of 2000 AD's most popular characters, an alien freedom fighter battling against the xenophobic genocide perpetrated by Torquemada, the diabolically evil leader of a human race that has retreated into vast caverns beneath the surface of the Earth, now renamed Termight. Intent on purging all alien life from the galaxy and punishing 'deviants', Torquemada's sinister motto – "Be pure! Be vigilant! Behave!" is one of the most recognisable slogans in comics and the strip, thanks to Mills' mind-blowing inventiveness and O'Neill's incredible art, continues to have a huge influence on comics even to this day.
Copies will be going sharpish, Get yours here, if you are in time…