What if the old Battle Action comic was merged with 2000 AD in the early ‘80s? That’s the question posed by this all-new collection that reveals the answer is – action-packed thrills by the bucket-load. It takes old Battle Action strips and reworks them as 2000 AD-appropriate adventures, while remaining true to their original concept and continuity.
A Forces brat, Kenneth Niemand's first exposure to the world of Judge Dredd was through random copies of 2000 AD circulating in various RAF bases around the world. He now writes radio comedy, video games and, increasingly, bits and pieces of the world of Judge Dredd.
Geoffrey D. Wessel
Geoffrey D. Wessel was born in New Jersey, raised in Chicago, and has spent the last 20 years in Indiana. He is the creator/writer of Takedown, published by Cosmic Times. Geoffrey’s other projects include the sports-crime thriller webcomic Keeper with Jeff Simpson & Jim Campbell, and the sci-fi comic Discharged with Alwyn Talbot.
Chris Weston has drawn a vast array of 2000 AD and Megazine stories, including Indigo Prime, Downlode Tales, Future Shocks, Canon Fodder, Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Nikolai Dante, Pulp Sci-Fi, Robo-Hunter, Rogue Trooper and Vector 13. Beyond 2000 AD, Weston’s work includes Fantastic Four: First Family, Enemy Ace: War in Heaven, The Filth, The Invisibles, Ministry of Space and Garth Ennis’s War Story: Johann’s Tiger.
Karl Stock has written Tharg's Future Shocks for 2000 AD, Dredd prose fiction for the Judge Dredd Megazine and strips including Sniper Elite and Death Wish for Rebellion titles such as Battle,** The Vigilant** and Cor! & Buster, as well as interviews and features about comics for the Judge Dredd Megazine, Tripwire, Comic Heroes and more. He is the co-author of the 40th anniversary edition of Thrill-Power Overload, 2000 AD's official history, and lives in Scotland.
Arthur Wyatt is a British writer based in the American Pacific Northwest, where he lives with his wife Heather and children Gayle and Verity. He has written extensively for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, including stories set in the Judge Dredd universe, the 2012 move Dredd universe, and beyond. He was also the founding editor of the British small press magazine FutureQuake.
Gordon Rennie is one of 2000 AD's most prolific creators, with co-creative credits for Caballistics, Inc., Missionary Man, Necronauts, Storming Heaven, Rain Dogs and Witchworld. Rennie has written for Heavy Metal and Warhammer, as well as Species, Starship Troopers and White Trash.
Michael Carroll is the author of over forty books, including the award-winning New Heroes series of Young Adult superhero novels and the #1 Amazon best-selling cult graphic novel Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls. He currently writes Dreadnaughts and Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. Other works include Jennifer Blood for Dynamite Entertainment, Razorjack for Titan Books (co-written with artist John Higgins), and the Rico Dredd trilogy for Abaddon Books, for whom he has also created the acclaimed JUDGES series which explores the genesis of the world of Judge Dredd. He can be found on www.michaelowencarroll.com
Alec Worley is a comics writer whose credits include Judge Dredd, Anderson, Age of the Wolf and Dandridge (all for 2000 AD), as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Wars (for Panini). He also writes fiction set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer universe.
Alex De Campi
Alex de Campi's mostly-indie career stretches from her Eisner-nominated debut Smoke (Dark Horse) through recent Eisner nominees Bad Girls (Gallery 13) and Twisted Romance (Image). Plus company work: she's killed off most of Riverdale, twice, in Archie vs Predator I & II. Her next projects are YA adventure The Backups (Imprint / MacMillan, 2020) and a thriller with director Duncan Jones. Catch her YA adventure Reversal on her Patreon, and action-thriller Bad Karma on Panel Syndicate. She also writes for TV and film (the Blade Runner anime & more). She is on social media as @alexdecampi and lives in Manhattan.
After starting his career as an inker at Marvel UK, Simon Coleby made his debut at 2000 AD in 1989, working on Future Shocks, Universal Soldier & Rogue Trooper. A favourite amongst 2000 AD fans, he has gone on to illustrate Judge Dredd, Low Life and Jaegir. Simon has also produced work for Games Workshop, DC Comics and Vertigo, for whom he co-created The Royals: Masters of War with fellow 2000 AD alumni, Rob Williams.
Nick Dyer is a freelance Comic Artist. He began his comic career in the small press and fanzine market and spent a few years acquiring valuable experience and skills which eventually led to his first professional job working for the illustrious sci-fi anthology 2000 AD,providing art for numerous and varied short stories as well as being a regular contributor to the flagship character Judge Dredd.
Paul Marshall co-created The Corps and Firekind, and has also pencilled Judge Dredd, Mean Machine, One-Offs, Sinister Dexter, Tharg’s Future Shocks, Tyranny Rex and Vector 13. His other work can be seen in Harris Comics’ Avalon.
Jake Lynch is a Norfolk based illustrator, best known for his work on Judge Dredd and Proteus Vex for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine. He has also worked on other Rebellion publications such as** Action** and Vigilant as well as Film/TV, and poster design for others.
Comic artist and illustrator based on the south coast of England. Early work was on titles such as Futurequake, Dogbreath, 100% Biodegradable. Big break came in 2014 when John Wagner and Alan Grant spotted his work and offered him the chance to illustrate a new sci-fi comic called Rok of the Reds. Since then he's worked on characters including Judge Dredd,* Judge Fear, *Max Normal and others for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd The Megazine. Also illustrated Dredd for the Cursed Earth card game and Crime Files mobile game. Recent work includes the critically acclaimed sequel to Rok of the Reds - Rok the God, again written by John Wagner, and Roy of the Rovers illustrations for their fiction novels.
Nick Percival has worked on a variety of cross-media projects; following Judge Dredd ‘Goodnight Kiss’, he painted the Sláine’s epic ‘King of Hearts’ for 2000 AD, worked at Marvel Comics, in film pre-production, MTV, Wizards of the Coast, in video games design and directing computer animation.
Kieran McKeown is an Irish comic book artist known for his work on Crime Syndicate for DC Comics, Halo: Lone Wolf for Dark Horse, and his work in 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine.
Stewart “Staz” Johnson started his artistic career working on RPG magazines. From there he got work at Marvel UK, where he worked on weekly comic book series such as Transformers and Action Force. Having worked on the majority of Marvel’s A-list titles such as Thor, The Avengers and Spider-Man, he moved over to DC Comics, working on several Batman titles. His work for 2000 AD includes Judge Dredd, Future Shocks, Rogue Trooper and the strip Killer, which he co-created with Steve Moore.
Patrick Goddard’s clean art style has graced many strips in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Co-creator of the Megazine series Wardog, he has penciled Judge Dredd, Mean Machine, Middenface McNulty, Sinister Dexter and took over the art duties on Savage from Charlie Adlard.