2000 AD Prog 2221 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and brand new Thistlebone!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2221 is OUT NOW!

Welcome back to your regular progamming, Terrans, after last week’s Regened divergence (Joko-Jargo will return in May for the second of the all-ages specials), and we kick off this issue with two new stories — Dredd is tracking down the killer of Captain Cookies, courtesy of the Niemand and Holden droids, and T.C. Eglington and Simon Davis bring us Poisoned Roots, the follow-up to acclaimed folk-horror nerve-jangler Thistlebone (the GN collection of which is out next month).

Add to that more zarjazness with Proteus Vex, Durham Red and the penultimate episode of Sláine, and you have another pulse-pounding prog!

Busy, busy times here at the House of the GGC — available now from Penguin Random House to download from Audible are five audio adaptations of 2000 AD series — America, The Pit, The Horned God, Brink and The Ballad of Halo Jones — featuring
the vocal talents of Joseph Fiennes, Colin Morgan, Sheila Atim, Richard Armitage and more.

And don’t miss School’s Out Forever, the first feature from Rebellion Film & TV, available to rent or buy from Sky, Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play and others!

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2000 AD Prog 2221 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 PJ Holden (after Ezquerra)

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Script: Ken Niemand / Art: PJ Holden / Colours: Quinton Winter / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // WHO KILLED CAPTAIN COOKIES? // Part One!

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!


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

DURHAM RED // SERVED COLD // Part Nine!

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, while imprisoned in the Hawks-Carpenter Holding Station, she’s been captured by mercenaries…


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

SLÁINE // DRAGONTAMER // Part Nine!

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, Sláine battles Brutus’s half-dragon son Alban…


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

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

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: T.C. Eglington / Art: Simon Davis / Letters: Simon Bowland

THISTLEBONE // POISONED ROOTS // Part One!

Britain, 2020. It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terryifying experiences at the hands of Jasper Hillman’s THISTLEBONE worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. Intended as a cathartic experience, both women were changed forever by what they were confronted with…