2000 AD Prog 2218 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and Hershey!


It’s time once again, Terrans, to have your frontal lobes blasted with pure excitement as this week’s issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic drops into your reality.

Alongside the latest instalments of Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and the penultimate chapter of Hershey: The Brutal, there’s another complete case for Judge Dredd, this time from Rob Williams and Simon Coleby.

You’ll also find within Toby Willsmer’s winning entry in the Robo-Hunter Art Stars competition — if you fancy trying your
hand at having a pin-up published in this Mighty Organ (and receive a lovely bunch of groats for it, to boot), then head over to 2000AD.com where you’ll find all the entry details.

Next subject is the ABC Warriors — we’re looking for bold and exciting interpretations of these classic characters so go wild, proto-pencilbots!

Meanwhile, we’re just two weeks away from the first of 2021’s Regened issues. Regular Squaxx will know the drill by now, but for the uninitiated, Tharg’s nephew Joko-Jargo takes control of four progs a year, collating a batch of all-ages stories in bumper 48-page specials. Steel your circuits for Prog 2220!



2000 AD Prog 2218 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 Art by Simon Fraser

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Script: Rob Williams / Art: Simon Coleby / Colours: Len O’Grady / Letters: Annie Parkhouse


Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Home to over 160 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the irradiated wasteland known as the Cursed Earth to the west. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal and crime is rampant. Tensions rest on a knife-edge and only the zero-tolerance Judges can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!


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 trapped in the Hawks-Carpenter Holding Station and Stillwater’s extraction team are closing in on her…

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


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. Following Sláine’s slaughter of Trojans at Beal An Atha in an
ongoing battle for Albion’s freedom, Emperor Brutus sent Dragon Squadrons to dispose of him at Inniscrone, but the barbarian defeated them. Now a Drune Lord aids Brutus…

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


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 Seven!

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…