2000 AD Prog 2213 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and Hershey!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2213 is OUT NOW!

Here we are in the space-year 2021, Terrans, and I trust you managed to have a suitably scrotnig, but most importantly safe Christmas and New Year.

I also hope your circuits were satisfyingly supercharged by last prog’s ghafflebette contents because we’re launching in to January with more of the same as this issue contains the eye-popping second episodes of Sláine, Proteus Vex, Durham Red and Hershey.

Joining them is the start of a new case for Dredd in the shape of Desperadlands by Mike Carroll and William Simpson, who provides his first painted interiors for the prog in over two decades! Those Squaxx of a certain vintage will remember his glorious paints on the Dredd story Banana City way back in 1989, and this new tale finds the lawman once again on the outskirts of Ciudad Barranquilla (coincidentally on the same continent Hershey’s currently storming through)…

It’s not all about thirty-year-old callbacks, though – the House of Tharg is also providing all-ages Thrills for the younger Earthlet with the release this month of the first Regened collection, packaging up stories from Joko-Jargo’s popular takeovers. Plus it comes with a brand-new Cadet Dredd story, exclusive to this book!

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Cover Art by Cliff Robinson; Cover Colours by Dylan Teague

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Script: Mike Carroll / Art: William Simpson / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // DESPERADLANDS // Part One!

Mega-City One, 2142 AD. Home to over 140 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. With unemployment rife and boredom universal, tensions run a knife-edge and crime is rampant. Only the Judges — zero-tolerance cops empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!


Script: Alec Worley / Art: Ben Willsher / Letters: Jim Campbell

DURHAM RED // SERVED COLD // Part Two!

Late 22nd century. Of all the mutants that have operated as Search/Destroy agents, perhaps the most feared is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Mistrusted by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Strontium Dogs, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her. Now, she’s being held in a cell in HawksCarpenter Holding Station — but gunmen, claiming to be GCC, have targeted her …


Script: Pat Mills / Art: Leonardo Manco / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SLÁINE // DRAGONTAMER // Part Two!

Albion. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, but is now a wanderer, seeking adventure where the Goddess directs him. Having battled the Drune Lords on the Isle of Monadh, he’s now travelled to the city of New Troy, with the intention of taking the fight for Albion’s freedom to the tyrannical Emperor Brutus and his terrifying dragons…


Script: Mike Carroll / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Simon Bowland

PROTEUS VEX // THE SHADOW CHANCELLOR // Part Two!

Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX was charged with finding Chancellor Rho 7 Baryon,and when the flesh-pilot that controls Vex entered Baryon’s body he absorbed some of his memories…


Script: Rob Williams / Art: Simon Fraser / Letters: Simon Bowland

HERSHEY // THE BRUTAL // Part Two!

Judge Barbara Hershey was one of Justice Department’s most respected and capable young officers before she became Chief Judge. Leading the city through numerous challenges, she only occasionally clashed with Dredd — until the ‘Small House’ affair and the revelation of Judge Smiley’s clandestine operations on her watch. Now, seriously ill from a microbial virus, she’s faked her death to deal with Smiley’s legacy…