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2000 AD To Publish First All-Women Creators Issue

British comics magazine 2000 AD is putting out an issue that features exclusively female creators. Titled 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special, the issue includes women from all over the comics industry.

The 48-page 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special boasts an all-female roster of writers, artists, colorists and letterers. Tula Lotay and newcomer Emily Zeinner will contribute covers, while Alex De Campi, Maura McHugh, Tillie Walden, Katy Rex, Laura Bailey and many more pen all-new stories. The special issue will tackle 2000 AD properties like Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Psi-Judge Anderson and DeMarco, P.I.

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2000 AD is best known as the home of Judge Dredd, which has gained traction in popular culture thanks to movie and TV adaptations. In the UK, 2000 AD is known for original, sometimes anarchic science fiction comics. Dredd is the big headliner, but it has featured other ongoing series over its 40 year publication. Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Frazer Irving, Mark Millar and Jock are just some of the creators who have contributed to the magazine.

"I’m especially excited to welcome a group of new creators to 2000 AD, most of whom are making their debuts at the House of Tharg," 2000 AD editor Matt Smith said in a statement. "This year’s historic Sci-Fi Special is going to be packed with unique voices and amazing talent."

The 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special goes on sale June 20.

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