“It horrified prudes and censors alike – but Action is back!”
That’s right! The highly controversial (and equally legendary) British anthology comic will make an anticipated return this month in the form of a one-shot comic published by Rebellion comics.
The book has been produced by the stellar creative team of Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys), Ram V (Batman) and Henry Flint (Judge Dredd)!
The Action 2020 special edition of the comic will come to both the 2000AD and the Treasury of British Comics webshops, which comes bagged with a special reproduction of the banned issue that released in October 1976. You’ll be able to purchase the highly-anticipated book from newsagents and comic book shops on Wednesday 23 March. You might want to mark that date in your diaries!
Back in 1976 when Action was first created and written by Pat Mills, it launched to huge success. The gritty stories, total action, and all the gore you can get inevitably saw the comic get dubbed “the seven-penny nightmare” by the press. Notably, there was a campaign by the Mary Whitehouse and her National Viewers and Listeners Association which began threats of a boycott of all publisher IPC’s titles by newsagents, including WH Smith. Eventually, this led to the 23 October issue being pulped… until now.
Rebellion have offered an insight into what the new one-shot comic will entail:
“There’s killer shark action in Hookjaw by Keith Richardson and Dan Lish, juvenile delinquency in Kids Rule OK by Ram V and Henrick Stahlstrom, frontline German Panzer with Hellman of Hammer Force by Garth Ennis and Mike Dorey, merciless secret agent action with Dredger by Zina Hutton and Staz Johnson, and the brand new Hell Machine by Henry Flint and Jake Lynch.”
Check out the awesome cover art below:
Will you be reading Action 2020 when it releases later this month?