Garth Ennis discusses his latest 2000AD projects

26 May 2023


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Forbidden Planet TV veteran GARTH ENNIS returns to Forbidden Planet TV to tell us all about his latest Rebellion projects: Garth's take on an all-time classic 2000AD mainstay, ROGUE TROOPER: BLIGHTY VALLEY, currently running in 2000AD (starting with Prog 2326 and featuring wonderful art by Patrick Goddard) - and, hot on the heels of his success with 2022's blazing Battle Action hardcover anthology, an all-new five issue Battle Action series for 2023, featuring scripts by Garth, John Wagner, Rob Williams and more (plus art by Keith Burns, John Higgins, Staz Johnson, PJ Holden et al). This time around Johnny Red, Crazy Keller and Dredger are joined by Major Eazy, HMS Nightshade, Cooley's Gun, Death Squad and many more classic BATTLE favourites...


Fall in, soldier – Battle Action is back and it’s bigger and better than ever, with a brand new five-issue mini-series launching this May!

Rebellion is proud to announce that following the huge success of 2022’s Battle Action special, bestselling writer Garth Ennis returns to once again reintroduce and reinvigorate the legendary British comics combo in a new series.

He is joined by some of the greatest talents in comics – including John Wagner (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog), Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Warhammer 40k), Torunn Grønbekk (Thor, Punisher: War Journal), Rob Williams (Suicide Squad, Judge Dredd), John Higgins (Watchmen, Judge Dredd) and Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated, Unstoppable Doom Patrol) – to bring new life to even more characters from the pages of Battle Picture Weekly and Action!

The new five-issue miniseries will feature the return of fan favourite World War Two flying ace "Johnny Red" as well as the return of Battle Picture Weekly’s co-creator John Wagner to "HMS Nightshade", the series he co-created with artist Mike Western in 1979, which tells the story of a Royal Navy warship protecting Allied shipping from the U-Boat menace.

Wrapped in stunning covers by award-winning artist Keith Burns, each 32-page issue will feature two incredible stories of daring, courage, and action, such as "Crazy Keller", "D-Day Dawson", "Dredger", "Major Eazy", "Hellman of Hammer Force", and "Nina Patrova and The Angels of Death".

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