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2000 AD #119

2000AD #119 ©Rebellion A/S
Series: A.B.C. Warriors

Publisher: IPC

Published: June 30 1979 (first edition)

ISBN/print: weekly magazine

Size/binding: A4 newspaper

Cover: montage

Title: A.B.C. Warriors

Artist: Kevin O'Neill

A.B.C. Warriors


'A.B.C. Warriors': during the Volgan war, war droids have replaced human on the field, and the officers can experienced the battle via radio signal and holographic images. The officers are protected from feeling the robot's pain thanks to a special 'pain-barrier'.  But when Hammerstein disabled on pupose this device on an agonizing robot, his human officers takes a full pain blast, and dies. The 'accident' has been witnessed by a mysterious man (6 pages).


This new series is advertised as "A New Ro-busters Adventure..." but the event described are told as flashback stories. A.B.C. stand for Atomic Bacterial Chemical, type of weapons the warriors are immune to. First appearance of Joe Pineapples and Harry Shrapnel. Hammerstein is referred as 'Old Red Eyes'. A prologue to that firts story was commissioned for the first Titan Book reprint. One of the best pun of the series when Happy Shrapnel says "Hold it, Sarge! I smell something!" and a war droid replies "It's your boots, Happy! We told you to take the feet out before you put them on!".
Joe Pineapples language code: 'N5', 'JR9'

Other publishing form:

Graphic novel:

Click on the caption to access the associated file.
book one Titan 1983, 1986
Titan/2000 AD 2002
Rebellion 2005 1st print
Rebellion 2009 2nd print

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

This strip has also been collected in Prion Books hardback anthology:

prion books #2

Newsstands reprints:


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