We are so excited to announce that Cavan is writing stories for not one, but TWO new specials based on classic British comics that are coming in 2020!
First up is Cor! Buster, a revival of the popular kid’s humour comic of yesteryear. As with this year’s special, Cavan will be writing Frankie Stein, this time with Steve Mannion on art!
Our next news is that Cavan will also be writing a strip for the Scream! & Misty 2020 Halloween Special. He is thrilled to get the chance to write for a comic that gave him nightmares at a kid and had this to say:
I still remember seeing my first issue of Scream in our local newsagent as a kid. It was the second spine-chilling edition and featured a massive spider-web on the cover. While I hated spiders, I loved spooky stuff and so grabbed it straight away. I’m not sure my parents were sure about it, but as a 12-year-old horror fan Scream was exactly what I wanted to read.
So when I received the call to write a strip for next year’s Halloween Special I bit editor Keith Richardson’s hand clean off. Well, not literally, of course, but it would probably have be appropriate all things considered.
As to what classic strip I’m writing, well, that’s a secret I will have to take to the grave… or at least one I should keep until Rebellion release more information!
And that info will be coming in next year, but for now, you can read the official press release below.
Legendary comics Battle and Action are back as part of a roster of TWELVE new special titles for 2020 from Rebellion Publishing!
Some of the biggest titles in comic books return, many of them for the first time in decades, as Rebellion lights up newsstands, comic stores, and digital devices from March through to December.
Reviving old favourites while introducing new audiences to the very best of British comics, these new specials include original fresh work from top names such as Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher), Ram V (Catwoman), Alex de Campi (Dredd), Rob Williams (Suicide Squad), Dan Lish (Egostrip), VV Glass (Doctor Who), Danijel Žeželj (Luna Park) and many, many more!
From the groundbreaking war stories of Battle to the violent carnage of Action, from home-grown superhero action in Smash! to old school derring-do with The Return of Sexton Blake and classic espionage in Thriller Picture Library, there’s something in this line-up for all readers! As if that wasn’t enough, then we’re heading to the future with a special focusing on Rebellion’s eagerly anticipated release of Evil Genius 2 and kicking off exciting European Cup action with Roy of the Rovers!
There’s also the return of last year’s hit specials – Cor!! Buster, Misty & Scream!, and Tammy & Jinty – along with a 2000 AD Sci-Fi Specialcelebrating two decades of Thrill-power under the Rebellion banner!
All the 2020 specials are available to pre-order as a special £59.99 subscription bundle from the 2000 AD webshop, which includes 20% off and with an exclusive bagged reproduction of the infamous ‘banned’ issue of Action from October 1976!