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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Rebellion Releases — 16 June 2021

A little off-topic this week as far as comics are concerned, but related to Rebellion Publishing, news has just been released that Dave Hutchinson's 'Fractured Europe' series is to be made into a TV series.

Studiocanal have teamed up with the director Tomas Alfredson and writer Peter Straughan of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the 2011 Le Carre movie, to adapt the series of four books, set in the near future in which a deadly pandemic and various economic crisis have splintered the European Union and broken up countries into smaller and smaller nation states. (Incidentally, the first book, Europe in Autumn, was published in 20214, before both the European Referendum and the global Covid 19 pandemic.)

As countries splinter, an organization grows to take advantage of the new borders created: Les Coureurs des Bois is an organization built along the lines of traditional spy organizations that offers to transport information, artefacts and people safely and secretly across state lines. Europe in Autumn introduces Rudi, a cook recruited into the organization, who finds himself involved in high-risk smuggling operations in a world where the map in constantly redrawn.

Deadline's Jake Kanter reports that Straughan and Alfredson "will turn the best-selling novels into an eight-part series, titled Europa, which will be co-produced by Seven Stories, the All3Media-backed production company founded by Girl With A Pearl Earring producer Anand Tucker."

Alfredson has said “Europa is a unique blend of classic spy novel and mind bending science fiction. Set in the not too distant future, in a world that for the most part looks and feels very much like our world today, the story offers a rich and thrilling allegory for our contemporary times.”

2000 AD Prog 2236
Cover: Dylan Teague.

Judge Dredd: Removal Man by John Wagner (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mechastopholes: The Hunting Party by Gordon Rennie, Laurence Rennie (w) Boo Cook (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Department K: Cosmic Chaos by Rory McConville (w) Dan Cornwell (a) Len O'Grady (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Chimpsky's Law: The Talented Mr Chimpsky by Kenneth Niemand (w) PJ Holden (a) Chris Blythe (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Feral & Foe II by Dan Abnett (w) Richard Elson (a) Jim Campbell (l)

Judge Dredd Megazine #433
Cover: Nick Percival.

Judge Dredd: Project Providence by Rory McConville (w) Staz Johnson (a) Pippa Bowland (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Devlin Waugh: The Reckoning Part 2 by Ales Kot (w) Boo Cook (a) Mike Dowling (a) Quinton Winter (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Diamond Dogs: Book Two Part 3 by James Peaty (w) Warren Pleece (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The Returners: Amazonia Part 2 by Si Spencer (w) Nicolo Assirelli (a) Eva de la Cruz (c) Jim Campbell (l)
Deliverance Part 10 by Dave Hine (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse, Simon Bowland (l)

Features: 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 2021 and Black Beth
Interrogation: Liam Johnson

Bagged with
: Mechastopheles by Gordon Rennie, Lawrence Rennie (w) Karl Richardson (a) Annie Parkhouse (l) Judge Dredd: Black Kiss by T.C. Eglington (w) Karl Richardson (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

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