Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Rebellion Releases — 16 November 2022

It was a great shock to hear that Kevin O'Neill had died at the age of 69. Many tributes have been paid, including this from 2000AD, where Kev made a huge impact as both art editor and as an artist.

Everyone at 2000 AD is devastated to learn of the death of artist Kevin O’Neill.

Words like ‘unique’ and ‘genius’ are not uncommon in the pantheon of 2000 AD creators, but no-one deserves them more than O’Neill, whose innovative, iconoclastic, idiosyncratic, inventive, visionary, and provocative work still has the ability to shock and dazzle, even decades after its first publication.

The co-creator of Ro-Busters, A.B.C. Warriors, Nemesis the Warlock, Metalzoic and Marshal Law with Pat Mills, and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with Alan Moore, O’Neill was one of the most important and unique artists British comics ever produced. From the towering, Gothic bacchanals of Nemesis to the anarchic, razor-sharp and emotionally-brutal work on League, O’Neill’s art was the scourge of conservative editors and was blacklisted by the Comics Code Authority in the US for being ‘objectionable’. There are so few artists – even at 2000 AD – that have been so uncompromising in their style, a style so visceral, so extreme, so individual. And, even now, you simply still cannot mistake O’Neill’s work for anyone else’s.

You can read the rest of the tribute here.

And now, this week's releases...

2000AD Prog 2308
Cover: PJ Holden

Judge Dredd: Buratino Must Die by Rob Williams (w) Henry Flint (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Chimpsky’s Law: A Terrifically Disturbing Adventure by Ken Niemand (w) PJ Holden (a) Chris Blythe (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Hope... In The Shadows: Reel Two by Guy Adams (w) Jimmy Broxton (a) Jim Campbell (l)
Enemy Earth: Book One by Cavan Scott (w) Luke Horsman (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Hershey by Rob Williams (w) Simon Fraser (a) Simon Bowland (l)

Judge Dredd Megazine 450
Cover: Tom Foster

Judge Dredd: Babel by Ian Edginton (w) D'Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Storm Warning: Dead & Gone by John Reppion (w) Clint Langley (a) Jim Campbell (l)
Devlin Waugh: Karma Police by Aleš Kot (w) Rob Richardson (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Death Metal Planet by David Hine (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Surfer: Two by John Wagner (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Chris Blythe (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Bagged supplement: Judge Dredd: The Long Game by Michael Carroll (w) Mark Sexton (a) Len O'Grady, John Charles (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

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