OUT NOW: 2000 AD Prog #2138
The latest issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic sees the fantastic finale of Scarlet Traces, plus supercharged zarjazness from Judge Dredd: Samaritan, Anderson, Psi-Division, Thistlebone, and Absalom!
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BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS!
Barrelling into July like Justice One engaging its hyperdrive systems, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic shows no signs of slowing down, and that’s just the way we know you Squaxx like it — supercharged zarjazness taking you on a head-spinning rollercoaster ride!
This week we must wave farewell to Scarlet Traces, but the Edginton and D’Israeli droids will be back before you know it — and that means next prog we have a new Thrill joining Judge Dredd, Thistlebone, Absalom and Anderson, Psi-Division in the shape of Indigo Prime.
Yes, the multi-dimensional trouble-shooters are back, courtesy of Kek-W and Lee Carter, picking up where we left off in 2017’s A Dying Art (Progs 2050-2058), and things aren’t looking too good for Major Arcana’s mob, with the station undergoing imminent collapse and a Christhulhu on the rampage. Be here in seven for the mind-expanding Fall of the House of Vista, Terrans!
Tharg’s Mighty Organ has rarely shied away from the oddball, the esoteric and the just plain weird — whether it’s The Dead, Hewligan’s Haircut, Revere or The Zaucer of Zilk, there’s always room within these pages for strips that challenge the conventional. Who needs the norm when you can have 2000 AD?
2000 AD Prog 2138 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!
Cover byTiernen Trevallion
JUDGE DREDD // THE SAMARITAN
By Kenneth Niemand (w) Staz Johnson (a) Chris Blythe (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 — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, Dredd has been severely injured in a shoot-out and abducted by the psychic medical practitioner known as The Samaritan...
THISTLEBONE // PART FOUR
T.C. Eglington (w) Simon Davis (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
England, 2019. The rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past — namely that, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it hosted a cult seeking to escape civilisation, worshipping an ancient deity called THISTLEBONE. Led by the charismatic Jasper illman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the point where they tried to sacrifice the young Avril Eason. She escaped, and now, years later, Avril has returned to Harrowvale with journalist Seema Chaudry to ensure that the cult is truly dead...
ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION // MARTYRS
Emma Beeby (w) Aneke (a) Barbara Nosenzo (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Psi-Div is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, its operatives deal with all manner of paranormal crimes, and Cassandra ANDERSON is Psi-Div’s top telepath. Now she’s been trying to rehabilitate Psi-Judge Karyn, who can’t control the monster that dwells within her — but Karyn’s been attacked by a mysterious creature...
SCARLET TRACES // HOME FRONT
James Peaty (w) Brian Corcoran (a) Matt Soffe (c) Annie Parkhouse (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, decimating countries around the world, and mankind must find a way to fight back...
ABSALOM // TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS
Ian Edginton (w) Leigh Gallagher (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
UK, 2017. Inspector Harry ABSALOM is an old-school copper — curmudgeonly antiauthoritarian, he’s been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from cancer, he’s the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the 16th century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell. Now, he’s leading a unit that is storming The Mills, a demon stronghold, to rescue his grandchildren...