2000 AD brings 1st US-sized series across Atlantic

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The British are invading the U.S. comics market as publisher 2000 AD unveils "Brass Sun," a six-issue miniseries that is being published in the size and format of traditional titles printed by American counterparts.

It's a first for the long-time Oxford-based publisher of "Judge Dredd" and "2000 AD," a weekly magazine-sized anthology, has launched more than just a one-shot in the format long favored by publishers like Marvel, DC and Archie, among others.

The story, created by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard, focuses on a girl named Wren who tries to find out why the clockwork galaxy's sun is dying and the planets gradually freezing over.

It's the first time the publisher has launched such a series in the US format in its 37-year history, and comes after its previous effort, "Dredd: Underbelly," a comic-only sequel to the 2013 film "Dredd," sold out in January.

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