Aug 6th 2012 By: Caleb Goellner
, the weekly comics anthology responsible for siring some of the UK's (and the world's) most popular comics is now available digitally on iOS devices the same day as its print counterpart. Though 2000 AD
has been available digitally in the form of standalone issues for some time via the publisher's official website
in the UK, this marks the first time fans on either side of the Atlantic will be able to straight up subscribe to the monthly magazine digitally and have access to the content the same day as print. It's good timing too, especially considering that the cinematic release of Dredd 3D
is just a little more than a month away on September 21.
Launched late last week, the 2000 AD
Apple Newsstand app contains a free 69-page comic sampler issue featuring Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos
, and Ichabod Azrael
. From there, users can either buy single issues for $2.99 a pop or pay for one of three subscriptions of varying rates/durations. Subscribers also get access to an unspecified range of 2000 AD back issues at no extra cost. The current backlog of purchasable issues currently only extends back through December of 2011, however, keeping the app from serving as much of an archive at the moment. Like most digital services, it's probably just a matter of time until that changes.
Here's a subscription rate price breakdown from the official 2000 AD iTunes listing
Each single issue can be purchased for $2.99 each (non-subscription)
1-month subscription for $10.99, automatically renewed until canceled
3-month subscription for $29.99, automatically renewed until canceled
1-year subscription for $109.99, automatically renewed until canceled
Your iTunes account will be charged at the time you confirm your purchase.
You can check out official images from the new 2000 AD
Apple Newsstand app below.