Everything Regened For 2021: The All-Ages Action Is Back At 2000 AD!

by Richard Bruton

2000 AD’s all-ages issues – 2000 AD Regened – continue to be the biggest-selling issues of the year for the company, so it’s no surprise to see that they’ll be continuing into 2021 with another four Regened Progs full of fan-favourite characters such as Cadet Dredd, alongside more from strips that shined in 2020 (Pandora Perfect, Department K), plus plenty of new all-ages action from the best creators around!

A future Regened cover – art by Nick Roche, colours by Gary Caldwell

The idea behind the Regened Progs, to get more readers and more young readers into 2000 AD, certainly seems to be working, with Rebellion reporting that these all-ages issues continue to be ‘among the best-selling issues of 2000 AD of the year’. And obviously, more readers and more young readers can only be a good thing for both the future of 2000 AD and the future of comics here in the UK.

In 2021, we’ll be seeing four Regened Progs once more, 48-page issues designed for all-ages and featuring new takes on some of 2000 AD’s biggest characters, as well as brand new series. For 2021 the Regened Progs will be – Prog 2220 (24 Feb), Prog 2233 (26 May), Prog 2246 (25 Aug), and Prog 2256 (3 Nov).

Making a return in 2021 – Pandora Perfect! Art from the first Pandora strip, 2000 AD Prog 2196, by Roger Langridge & Brett Parson

And, amongst the treats in store for us, we’ll see the return hit new series Pandora Perfect by Roger Langridge and Brett Parson, and the Judge Dredd-world series Department K by Rory McConville and PJ Holden.

Plus there’ll be even more new stories making their debut, such as Action Pact by Michael Carroll and Luke Horsman, and Lowborn High by David Barnett and Philip Bond.

Another returnee for 2021 – Department K! Art from the first Dept K strip, 2000 AD Prog 2196, by Rory McConville & PJ Holden

When talking about Regened, 2000 AD editor Matt Smith had this to say:

“It’s been fantastic to see that the amazing response to 2000 AD Regened has continued in 2020 as we increased it to four issues a year. Both sales and reader feedback have shown us there’s a real appetite for Regened and that’s been reflected in the enthusiasm for new series that have debuted in Regened, such as Full Tilt Boogie by Alex de Campi and Eduardo Ocaña – which spun off into its own series – and Pandora Perfect and Department K. There’s lots more to come from Regened in 2021 – we can’t wait to explore strange new worlds with readers of all ages!”

Uncoloured art by Luke Horsman for ‘Action Pact’, coming to Regened in 2021!
Uncoloured art by Luke Horsman for ‘Action Pact’, coming to Regened in 2021!

The first Regened Prog of 2021 hits on Wednesday 24th February, available from newsagents and comic shops in the UK and from the best comic shops worldwide, as well as being available through digital comic stores and subscription.

To tide you over and see what the whole Regened vibe is all about, there’s the very first 2000 AD Regened collection available to you from January 2021, previewed right here at Comicon!

You can also find the first collection of Full-Tilt Boogie by Alex de Campi and Eduardo Ocana coming out in a collection in May 2021. This is a spectacular sci-fi space opera that debuted it’s first strip in Regened before moving to 2000 AD for its first series…

And following that, you’ll find the second Regened collection hitting stores in July 2021…


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