2000AD Publisher Relaunches Classic British Comics as the Rebellion-Verse

A little while ago, Rebellion – the publisher of 2000AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine – acquired the rights and backstock to a host of comic book properties previously published by IPC in the UK. They had, at various stages, been absorbed into a number of companies, including Fleetway, eventually ending up part of Time Warner, but Rebellion were able to extract them. They have published a number of reprint titles, with new works planned for Roy Of The Rovers, but this is the big one.

A new title, a one-shot, to relaunch a new Rebellion-verse of interconnected storylines featuring the biggest names in British comics, if you are British and somewhere in your forties, fifties or sixties right now. Which I am.

Welcome, one and all to The Vigilant.

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This summer, the original home-grown British superheroes explode back into comic stores and the newsstands across the nation to thrill a whole new generation of fans!

Written by Simon Furman (Transformers, Robotech) with art by Simon Coleby (The Authority, Judge Dredd) and other guest creators, The Vigilant is a special 48-page bumper-sized special on sale August 15 from all good newsagents and comic book stores!

The one-shot resurrects classic heroes from the Fleetway/IPC comics of the 1970s – amongst them Adam Eterno, Blake Edmonds, Thunderbolt The Avenger and The Leopard from Lime Street – reborn and updated!

When the evil forces of Von Hoffman and Dr Mesmer team up and pluck the immortal Adam Eterno from the winds of time, all of reality is under threat!

Only The Vigilant; a mighty team composed of super-beings, warlocks, warriors and monsters stand between us and total chaos! Join The Leopard from Lime Street, Steel Commando, Dr. Sin, Pete's Pocket Army, Blake Edmonds, Yāo and Thunderbolt the Avenger on their premiere adventure.

In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Here's an uncoloured unlettered preview.

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