Prog 1350 will see the cover price of 2000 AD rising to 1.60. This will be the first time the magazine has risen in price since before Rebellion took over publishing the magazine with Prog 1200 in July 2000, over three years ago (the longest 2000 AD has ever gone without a price rise). However, for those readers wishing to subscribe to 2000 AD, the current subscriptions price will be held until October 31st, as will the current subscriptions incentive of an exclusive free Mean Machine mug.

Regarding the rise in cover price, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley said, "We have tried to maintain the cover price at the same level as when we bought 2000 AD back in the Summer of 2000 for as long as possible, but ultimately rising costs in all aspects of the production of the magazine have made it necessary to increase the price. We hope our many dedicated readers will still think this a price worth paying for 32 pages of Thrillpower every Wednesday, and would like to promise them that their loyalty is very much appreciated. We will maintain, and aim to exceed, the high standards of writing and artwork that 2000 AD has become legendary for, and which will make 2000 AD the Galaxy's Greatest Comic for the foreseeable future".

2000 AD editor Matt Smith added, 'I believe this is an exceptionally strong Summer line-up, by some of the most talented writers and artists in the business. Its mix of classic characters - Strontium Dog, Slaine - and new stories - Leviathan - means there should be something for everyone. With such a varied selection, and the fact that 2000 AD is raising its price for only the first time in three years, means the Galaxy's Greatest still offers great value for money. What other comic can give you such a concentrated hit of Thrill-power week after week for the paltry sum of 1.60 (Earth money)?'

Reporter: Mark Chapman