2669: The Russian Empire. The devastating war between the Tsar and the Romanovs continues. Nikolai Dante has re-named himself Nikolai Romanov and joins the bitter conflict against members of his own family. Leading the Rudinshtein Irregulars Dante must wade through the horrors of war to finally find a chance of peace but, at the end of day, who will survive...and what will be left of them? Written by Robbie Morrison (The Authority) with art by Steve Yeowell (Zenith) and John Burns (Judge Dredd) this is the second and fi nal volume in the epic Tsar Wars saga.
Robbie Morrison is one of 2000 AD's most popular writers, having co-created Blackheart, The Bendatti Vendetta, Shakara, Shimura and Vanguard and chronicled the adventures of Judge Dredd in 2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and a UK national newspaper. He is also co-creator of fan-favourite Russian rogue Nikolai Dante, which recently won an Eagle award for 'Best UK Character', beating Judge Dredd to this accolade for the first time in almost twenty years. In the US, he has written Spider-Man's Tangled Web for Marvel, and recently completed work on a new series of DC/WildStorm's cult comic-book The Authority. His critically acclaimed Graphic Novel White Death has been hugely successful in both Europe and, more recently, the US. He and White Death artist Charlie Adlard have recently teamed up again for a Batman story due for release soon. John Burns' glorious painted art has graced several 2000 AD series, notably in lengthy runs on Judge Dredd and Nikolai Dante, as well in as his own co-creation, The Bendatti Vendetta. He has also contributed to Black Light, Doctor Sin, The Scarlet Apocrypha, Vector 13 and Witchworld. Outside the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, he has pencilled Eclipse's ESPers and the James Bond miniseries, A Silent Armageddon. Simon Fraser is best known to 2000 AD fans as the co-creator of Russian rogue Nikolai Dante, whose adventures have been a staple of the comic since his debut in 1997. Fraser is also the co-creator of Family in the Judge Dredd Megazine, and has drawn Judge Dredd and Shimura. His best-known non-2000 AD work is Lux & Alby: Sign On and Save the Universe, a collaboration with Scottish post-punk author Martin Millar. Simon's creator owned project Lilly MacKenzie and the Mines of Charbydis is still in progress. He is currently working on his first new Nikolai Dante since 2001. His website is www.simonfraser.net. Steve Yeowell has been massively popular since his debut as artist on the classic 2000 AD strip Zenith. He is also co-creator of Maniac 5, Red Fang, Red Razors and The Red Seas, and has pencilled Armitage, Black Light, DeMarco, Devlin Waugh, Future Shocks, Judge Dredd, A Life Less Ordinary, Nikolai Dante, Pussyfoot 5, The Scarlet Apocrypha, Sinister Dexter, Tharg the Mighty and Vector 13. His work outside the Galaxy's Greatest Comic includes Batman, Doom Patrol, The Invisibles, Sebastian O, Skrull Kill Krew, Starman and X-Men.