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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Rebellion Releases (2000AD)

Rebellion releases for 3–4 May 2017.

2000AD Prog 2029
Cover: Dave Kendall
Judge Dredd: Harvey by John Wagner (w) John McCrea (a) Mike Spicer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Defoe: Diehards by Pat Mills (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Brink: Skeleton Life by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Scarlet Traces: Cold War - Book 2 by Ian Edginton (w) D'Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Summer Magic: The Journal of Luke Kirby by Alan McKenzie, John Ridgway, Graham Higgins, Steve Parkhouse and Nick Abadzis
Rebellion ISBN 978-1781-08541-7, 4 May 2017, 288pp, £19.99 / $28.99. Available from Amazon.
Trumping Harry Potter to the ‘young boy wizard’ trope by a number of years The Journal of Luke Kirby is the story of a young British boy who becomes a powerful wizard. Cider With Rosie meets Harry Potter via John Wyndham and Alan Garner, The Journal of Luke Kirby is a coming-of-age story about power, magic, and family, set in an enchanted rural England.  Sent to stay with his Uncle Elias in the countryside in 1962, Luke discovers he has the potential to be the greatest alchemist of all – but at what price? Never reprinted before, this is a lost gem from the second wave of 2000 AD; the idyllic setting undercut by the new world of magical danger Luke discovers hiding under the surface in a coming-of-age tale that deals with burgeoning maturity, fear, loss, grief, and the ending of innocence.

Sláine: The Brutania Chronicles Book Three: Psychopomp by Pat Mills & Simon Davis
Rebellion ISBN 978-1781-08546-2, 4 May 2017, 100pp, £15.99 / $19.99. Available from Amazon.
Revenge of the Cyth! Albion, in a time of legend. Celtic warrior Sláine united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, before returning to being a wanderer. Now, having journeyed to the Isle of Monadh to rescue Sinead from the Drune Lords, he's discovered that they have been experimenting on their own creations, including the brutal, superhuman Primordial, whom Sláine has just learnt is his old friend Gort. The fully-painted epic story of the UK's bestselling Celtic barbarian continue!

1 comment:

Chap O'Keefe said...

True, Harry Potter and Luke Kirby (2000 AD, 1988) lived in "modern" worlds, but let's not forget boy wizards were nothing new. As far as comics go, Wham! had run the historical fantasy strip Kelpie the Boy Wizard in 1964.