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Garth Ennis Reclaims His Origin with The Battle Action Special

We chat with the legendary comic book creator about his new 2000AD comic and why it represents a career culmination.

Battle! Action! To hear Garth Ennis explain it, these two British publications are responsible for the comic book landscape we're all living in today. Without their influence, the Briitish invasion would never have occurred in the states - no Watchmen, no Sandman, no Preacher. No, thank you.

This week, Garth Ennis joins us to discuss his upcoming Battle Action Special as well as his Hawk the Slayer sequel (wait, what? Yes!) from 2000 AD. From there, we gain a better understanding of how Garth Ennis became the writer we know him to be, and we delve into his philosophies around war fiction and how they fed his interpretation of Frank Castle, Marvel's The Punisher.

The Battle Action Special will hit comic shops in June and everywhere else in September. Hawk the Slayer #1 hits the UK in April and the US in May. You can learn more by visiting the 2000AD website.

Other Relevant Links:

  • The Dolph Lundgren CBCC Interview

  • Saga Volume 1

  • Saga Volume 2

  • Saga Volume 3

  • Saga Volume 4

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