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A.B.C. Warriors (UK Market)

A.B.C. Warriors is a spin off series of the Ro-busters strip but the chronological timeline of the series is tricky, because events related in their first published story under that name precedes the Ro-busters era. Nowadays, it is easier to consider Ro-busters as a part of the A.B.C. Warriors continuity. You can check out this video resume of the metal warriors from 2000 AD.

We will proceed here story arc by story arc. The first story line has been retrospectively named 'The Meknificent Seven' (or Mek-Nificent). Click the issue # to access the associated file.

2000 AD #125
2000 AD #130
2000 AD #132
2000 AD #135
2000 AD #138


For this arc and to this day (May 2014), there are 5 UK library reprints (click on the caption to access the associated file):

book one titan 1983
book two titan 1983
titan/2000 ad 2002
rebellion 2005 1st print
rebellion 2009 2nd print
rebellion 2014 mek files 01

For the US GN reprints see here. Note that the 2005 UK and US reprints are identical, except the spine (2000 AD/DC for the US reprint) and the 2000 AD logo on the front cover (leaning on the US reprint).

For newsstand reprints, see the individual prog files.

After a five year hiatus, the A.B.C. Warriors came back in the Nemesis The Warlock series through the 'Gothic Empire' arc starting with 2000 AD #387 (the story is situated after of the Ro-Busters saga).

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The Solo Missions A.B.C. Warriors related strips:

solo missions rebellion 2014
A.B.C. Warriors The Mek Files 02

rebellion 2014 mek files 02


A.B.C. Warriors The Mek Files 03

rebellion 2015 mek files 03



Arc the Volgan war Volume 3, latest trade paperback:

volgan war 03 rebellion 2013

volgan war 04 rebellion 2014


In the Fall of 2012, the warriors were back for the Return to Earth story that aims to explain what has happened between the events depicted in 2000 AD #139  (arc The Mek-nificent Seven), and the beginning of the Ro-busters saga in Starlord #1.

2000 AD #1801 ©Rebellion A/S
2000 AD #1803 ©Rebellion A/S
2000 AD #1807 ©Rebellion A/S
2000 AD #1810 ©Rebellion A/S


This arc has been reprinted in December 2013 in hardcover form:

return to earth Rebellion 2013




The Return to Mars arc has run in 2000 AD from prog 2014 (December 2013) to prog #1873 (March 2014), and it continues to tie lose ends regarding the fate of Happy Shrapnel before he becomes Tubal Cain.


2000  AD #1864
2000  AD #1868
2000 AD #1873


This arc has been reprinted in May 2015 in hardcover form:

return to mars Rebellion 2015



Return to Ro-Busters has started its publication in the December 2015 double-length Christmas Special 2000 AD #1961.It obviously focuses on linking adequately the Ro-Busters years to the A.B.C. Warriors saga.

2000 AD #1962
2000 AD #1964
2000 AD #1968
2000 AD #1972


This arc has been reprinted in July 2016 in hardcover form:

return to ro-busters 2016



Below are all the UK softcover reprints spines since Rebellion Publishing has take over the 2000 AD's characters rights (starting with the UK ones on the left):



And below are all the UK GN hardcover reprints spines since Rebellion Publishing has take over the 2000 AD's characters rights as of  July 2016:


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