Published on June 16th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning

Dan Abnett & Tazio Bettin journey to Azimuth

Azimuth is a city. It’s THE city. It’s always been there and it always will be there. It’s not magic, it’s not science. It’s a place of miraculous reinvention, and it’s where you’ve been going since the very start…

Coming to the legendary 2000 AD this June, ‘Azimuth’ is the brand new series from writing powerhouse Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, Warhammer 40k) and break-out art talent Tazio Bettin (Doctor Who, Sinister Dexter).

Beginning in 2000 AD Prog 2337, on sale from all good newsagents and comic book stores on 21 June, this new eleven-part series launches with a stunning cover by Bettin, colours by Matt Soffe and letters by Jim Campbell.

The city of Azimuth is a data-driven metropolis where anything is possible. Ruled by an aristocracy of the New Flesh, such concepts of life, death, and body-forms are fluid. Anyone can take any shape, if it can be conceived by the imagination.

Suzi Nine Millimetre, for example, is a cadavatar, whose existence is given purpose by the jobs she undertakes for her New Flesh masters…

Dan Abnett said: “Azimuth is the city where anything is possible… and almost everything is lethal. I’m delighted to be paying it a visit with the wonderful artist Tazio Bettin, who’s done such a tour de force on Sinister Dexter recently.”

Tazio Bettin said: “I have been a fan of Dan’s work for years, from his Warhammer novels to his work in comics. Brink is one of my favourite titles of all times, so when he offered me to work on a title that would showcase my work I felt like I had to bring in the best I could create visually.

“Having worked with Dan for over a year and having solidified our relationship, we felt like it was time for us to create something new together. What he proposed blew my mind, and I knew I had to give it my absolute best, filling the world of ‘Azimuth’ with details, to make it look like a living place. Hopefully I succeeded in that attempt!”

Matt Smith, 2000 AD editor, said: “Dan Abnett and Tazio Bettin have created a stunning new series in ‘Azimuth’, a city steeped in the power of the imagination. Drawing influences from Euro comics, every page has new ideas and details to immerse yourself in. I guarantee it’s a metropolis you’ll get lost in.”

‘Azimuth’ begins in 2000 AD Prog 2337, which is on sale from 21 June. Grab 2000 AD and more of Rebellion’s comic book titles from your local comics shop or newsagent – find your nearest stockist with the 2000 AD storefinder at or locate your local comic book shop at

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About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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