by Gerry Finley-Day and Jose Ferrer
"From out of the heart of the Brazilian jungle they came, an evil cunning army of death." When experimental insecticide GGS is used on colonies of ants deep in the Amazon, instead of killing them, it mutates the insects, causing them to grow to gigantic size, and enhancing their strength, intelligence and desire to sweep aside everything in their path. As they make their way from the depths of the jungle to mankind's cities, they slay almost everyone they encounter, while a cunning native nicknamed Anteater and Brazilian Army officer Captain Villa race ahead of the swarm trying to warn the credulous people in the monsters' path.
In 2127, the ant horde returned, this time in the Peruvian rainforest, where they threatened Xavi Ancizar and Sofia Perez, two judges of the South-American mega-city Cuidad Barranquilla.
Created by writer Gerry Finley-Day and illustrated by a string of artists including Jose Ferrer, Lozano, Pena and Azpiri , Ant Wars appeared in 2000 AD Progs #71-85 in 1978. It was subsequently reprinted in 1986 in the second incarnation of Eagle #217-231, in Quality's Scavengers #22-26 (September 1988-January 1989), in 2000 AD Extreme Edition #4 in 2004, and, most recently, in a collected volume from Rebellion in February 2018. There was an Ant Wars cameo in 2000 ADs 1990s serial Armoured Gideon, and a sequel of sorts, Zancudo, in 2005's Judge Dredd Megazine #231-233, written by Simon Spurrier and drawn by Cam Kennedy.
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