US to Get Weekly 2000 AD Just like UK

If you're not familiar with 2000 AD, you're missing a vital piece of the comics world. The weekly British anthology series has long been known as a proving ground for rising UK talent, like Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Andy Diggle, Steve Dillon, Jock, Neil Gaiman, Mark Millar, and oh yeah, Alan Moore, among many, many others, on titles like Nikolai Dante, and Judge Dredd.

Beginning with "prog" (you can call it "issue" if you'd like) #1754, the weekly will be available through US comic stores. Each issue is 32 pages of crazy British comic book. Previously, the issues were bound in monthly packs, which was the only way you could buy them in the US, and it cost a lot more, with the monthly packs going for as much as $25. The press release didn't specify the price per physical issue.

2000 AD was actually very early to offer digital versions of their current comics, and have been doing so since 2007. You can currently download issues a week after physical release at for $2.44 each.

Feeling continental? Let your retailer know, and give it a go!


  1. Why bother? This is America & it isnt superhero in tights from DC or Marvel.


  2. fudging awesome

  3. Being English I’m biased, but 2000AD is amazing and is currently in a 2nd ‘Golden Age’ of great stories.

    Nikolai Dante in particular has been epic, but unfortunately for US readers is coming to an end after a decade long on-and-off series.

  4. This is a good idea and I’m shocked they haven’t done this soon. Like you guys said, it’s a comic that has help establish a lot of creators we read today. So it’s very cool to finally see this ship to the U.S. on a regular basis.

    I’ll definitely give it a shot when it first comes out over here. 

  5. So this was how they planned to get the funds to pay Diggle and Jock for Snapshot in the Megazine (which will hopefully follow suit)! 

    For those who have never seen a copy in the flesh, it’s magazine rather than comic book dimensions and the covers are usually stunning (Sean Phillips current effort on the shelves a case in point).

    The only sticking point might be the make up of the stories themselves, as it’s made up of 5 stories each only 4-6 pages long which usually take around 10 progs to reach completion (except for the Dredd stories themselves which are generally a lot shorter), so might take a bit of getting used to.

    Given that Judge Dredd is supposed to be American it’s surprising it’s taken this long to get proper distribution your side of the Atlantic…

  6. 2000AD is really strong and the moment, I would recommend this to all you guys in the US of A, just try a couple of issues, go on, I double dare ya.

  7. Ugh. I would LOVE to read this, but I can’t afford to add a weekly comic to my pull list. 🙁

  8. 2000 A.D. was my introduction to British comics back in the early ’80s.  It was such a nice surprise to discover all these characters, new writers & artists.  Sadly, not too many stores were carrying the books so I eventually stopped, but have remained a Judge Dredd fan.  Depending on the price of of the book I might ask my shop to get it for me.