OUT TODAY: 2000 AD Prog 2026!

In this issue: Defoe returns in DIEHARDS by Pat Mills, Colin MacNeil, and Ellie De Ville!

7 months ago

Welcome, Thrill-hungry humanoids, to the weekly circuit-scorcher that is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

Behind the brain-popping cover of 2000 AD Prog 2026 by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague, there's a brand-new series for seventeenth-century zombie hunter Defoe!

Scripted as ever by Pat Mills, this series features a new artist - Colin MacNeil - who takes over from co-creator Leigh Gallagher, plus letters by Ellie De Ville.

Picking up where the previous story The London Hanged left off, with Tom Cox and his undead comrades loose in London, the action centres on the area of the capital known as Cripplegate, particularly Grub Street, where many a writer, publisher and poet was known to hang out. However, soon it will be blood, not ink, that will be flowing in the gutters...

2000 AD Prog 2026 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps!

JUDGE DREDD // HARVEY
by John Wagner (w) John McCrea (a) Mike Spicer (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2139 AD. Home to over 72 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, where unemployment is endemic, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Tensions rest on a constant knifeedge, and only the zero-tolerance Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, Dredd is taking Harvey, a new model of robot Judge, out on a trial run...
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

DEFOE // DIEHARDS
by Pat Mills (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
1671. It is five years since London was devastated by the Great Fire, the inferno caused by a comet passing over the capital, and from the ashes rose the undead, hungry for the flesh of the living. Protecting the populace is former Leveller Titus DEFOE, who led an elite squad of zombie hunters. Having defeated the evil magician Faust, who was controlling the stenches, he tried to retire — but the reeks have returned once more...
Defoe created by Pat Mills & Leigh Gallagher

BRINK // SKELETON LIFE
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a uninhabitable wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. Bridget Kurtis, investigator with the Habitat Security Division, was involved in a sect-crime case that saw her partner murdered. Now, she’s a consultant on a new Habitat build...
Brink created by Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard

SCARLET TRACES // COLD WAR
by Ian Edginton (w) D'Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
1968. It is several decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology. Britain, however, is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, the Martians are planning to wipe out the solar system...
Scarlet Traces created by Ian Edginton & D’Israeli

CURSED: THE FALL OF DEADWORLD
by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming: riots, storms, food shortages. Creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. Judge Fairfax and his ward Jess are attempting to seek a safe haven as the world around them is being mercilessly destroyed...
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld created by Kek-W & Dave Kendall