Revealing Charlie Adlard's exclusive new cover for Smash!: The Broxteth Devil!

by Benjamin Williams
5th June, 2024
2 minutes

Superheroes from across the eras unite! Smash! The Broxteth Devil harnesses the might of some of the most iconic comic book characters ever! And it's hardback release is getting a fantastic exclusive new cover!

Smash! The Broxteth Devil, Charlie Adlard cover

This action-packed team-up is written by Paul Grist (Jack Staff) with art by Tom Foster (Judge Dredd), Anna Morozova (Lowborn High), Jimmy Broxton (Goldtiger) and V.V Glass (The Last Witch), and is available in both paperback and hardback editions, releasing this December.

And for hardback fans, The Treasury of British Comics are delighted to reveal a fantastic new hardback edition cover from superstar artist Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), which is only available from the 2000 AD webshop.

This hardback edition joins the paperback edition, also available now for pre-order, and sporting an incredible cover from Andy Clarke (Batman & Robin) featuring characters like Jane Bond, The Spider, and Robot Archie!

Written by renowned artist/writer Paul Grist, Smash! The Broxteth Devil collects all of last year's Smash! miniseries together into a fast-paced action-adventure which features the very best and the most outlandish heroes, superheroes, and anti-heroes that comics can offer. 

In Victorian London, when Janus Stark traps a demon in a stone idol he creates a prize too alluring for criminal masterminds to resist. Enter the King of Crooks – The Spider – who tasks his infamous Crime Syndicate with stealing the statuette.

Thus begins a six decade-spanning adventure featuring a host of British comics' finest heroes who must team up to ensure The Spider never lays his hands on the idol. From two very different 1960s secret agents – Jane Bond and The Steel Claw – to mechanical menaces Robot Archie and the murderous AI Max from The Thirteenth Floor, and villainous anti-hero The Spider and supernatural avenger Cursitor Doom, this is a series a whole century in the making.

This brand new story unleashes the power of some of the last century's greatest comic book characters. Having been inspired by them to create his acclaimed self-published series Jack Staff, Grist now realises his vision with the original versions of these legendary characters!

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