OUT NOW: 2000 AD Prog 2133

This issue sees the finale of the current Judge Dredd and The Chimera, more Scarlet Traces and Kingmaker action, plus Max Normal's penultimate instalment!

2 weeks ago

Welcome to another mind-melting hit of zarjaz Thrill-power!

The response to the all-ages takeover in the scrotnig Prog 2130 has been unanimously positive, and there have been multiple calls for more of this kind of thing (as well as a general desire to see further instalments of Full Tilt Boogie and Finder & Keeper — watch this space, humes!).

With the additional success of the Cor!! Buster Special, we may well be entering a new era of kids’ comics whereby quality is not measured by the plastic toy on the front but by the eye-popping stories inside, galvanising young imaginations everywhere!

Would you like to see a regular all-ages 2000 AD hitting the shelves every month, Terrans? What characters would be ideal to appear within its pages? We’d love to hear your thoughts, so email us via the input@2000ADonline.com address and have your say.

Back to the business at hand, and this prog sees the current Judge Dredd thriller and The Chimera reach their ghafflebette finales,  more Scarlet Traces and Kingmaker action, and Max Normal faces down the psychopathic Earl Twins in the penultimate instalment of How the Max Got His Stripes — be here in seven for the haute couture climax, ya dig, daddio?

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 Neil Roberts

JUDGE DREDD // NEW BLOOD

By Kenneth Niemand (w) P.J. Holden (a) John Charles (c) 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! Now, a former cadet whom Dredd failed on a Hotdog Run has returned to seek his revenge...

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 data-drone Jinx was looking for an escape from the drudgery of her life — and, together with her friends Cordelia and Jace, she found it in the shape of the Shock Corridor, a portal into a dreamworld. But Cordelia and Jace have now become programmed terrorists...

 

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...

 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...

 

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...