OUT NOW: 2000 AD Prog 2132

The latest issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic sees brand new Dredd, plus more Scarlet Traces, Max Normal and Kingmaker, and The Chimera!

3 months ago

Strap yourselves in, Thrill-hungry humanoids, for another weekly ride upon the cosmic  rollercoaster that is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

This prog — alongside the ongoing Kingmaker, Max Normal, Scarlet Traces and The Chimera — we have a new Dredd story from script-droid Rory McConville and ace art-bot Siku, whom we haven’t seen drawing Ol’ Stoney-Face within these pages since Meatmonger sixteen years ago!

In other exciting news, the ever-popular Judge Dredd Complete Case Files series is catching up to this period, with Case Files 33 launching later this month!

It features stories from 2001, a year into the Rebellion era, with modern classics like Bodies of Evidence, The Chief Judge’s Man, The Runner, Rampots and more from the likes of John Wagner, Cam Kennedy, Duncan Fegredo, Will Simpson and Jock to name just a few.

2000 AD Prog 2131 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps! Don't forget that if you buy an issue of 2000 AD in the first week of its release then postage in the UK is free!

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Cover by Jon Davis-Hunt

JUDGE DREDD // NEW BLOOD

By Rory McConville (w) Siku (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — a zero-tolerance police force empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

SCARLET TRACES // HOME FRONT

Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

1968. It is decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology, but Britain 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 have weaponised the sun, and are on the attack...

MAX NORMAL // HOW THE MAX GOT HIS STRIPES

Guy Adams (w) Dan Cornwell (a) Jim Boswell (c) Simon Bowland (l)

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. MAX NORMAL was once Dredd’s go-to informer, the Pinstripe Freak who had his ear permanently to the slab, the shuggy-playing legend with a taste for shampagne and the high life, who cruised the streets of the metropolis picking up all manner of info. Forty years later, he’s left much of his nark larks behind him, and he’s now bought up old shuggy hall the Golden Pocket, a pivotal place in his childhood...

 

THARG’s 3RILLERS // THE CHIMERA

James Peaty (w) Brian Corcoran (a) Matt Soffe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! In The Grind, a sprawling mega-city, data-drone Jinx is looking for an escape from the drudgery of her life — and, together with her friends Cordelia and Jace, she’s found it in the shape of the Shock Corridor, a portal that transfers your consciousness into a fantasy dreamworld...

 

KINGMAKER // OUROBOROS

Ian Edginton (w) Leigh Gallagher (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

The people of the Nine Kingdoms may have defeated Ichnar the Wraith King to live in relative peace and harmony, but they hadn’t reckoned on the Thorn — a race of aliens that occupied their world with the intention of strip-mining its magic. Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and dryad Princess Yarrow believe they may have the means to stop them — not least because Crixus can somehow manifest the Ebora, the world-spirit...