2000 AD Prog 2238 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, Department K and Chimpsky’s Law, plus the start of a brand new series of Aquila!

PROG 2238 out now


As we power out of June, there’s no sign of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic cooling down — just look at the scorching stories contained within, and you’ll understand why this pulse-pounding publication is considered volatile material.

Judge Dredd is closing in on hitman Bick Bickford in Removal Man by John Wagner and Colin MacNeil; things take a turn for the even weirder in Department K: Cosmic Chaos by Rory McConville and Dan Cornwell; Noam Chimpsky finally comes face to face with the true villain in Chimpsky’s Law by Ken Niemand and PJ Holden; Nolan Blake sets out to find Hastings in Skip Tracer: Eden by James Peaty and Paul Marshall; and Gordon Rennie and Patrick Goddard reunite for a new series
of Aquila starting this very issue.

Picking up where we left off in The Burning Fields (Progs 2174-2181), Aquila, Felix and Scarabatus have been reborn into the underworld as they track down the spirit of the Emperor Nero, whom they believe knows the location of Ammit the devourer, Aquila’s demon mistress.

But it’s not going to be an easy journey, as they’ll soon discover in the first book of The Rivers of Hades… Enjoy, Squaxx, enjoy!



2000 AD Prog 2238 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 Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague

Script: John Wagner / Art: Colin MacNeil / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Removal Man // Part Three!

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! Now, hitman Bick Bickford is trying to cover his tracks…

Script: Gordon Rennie / Art: Patrick Goddard / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

AQUILA // The Rivers of Hades //Book One // Part One!

Following Spartacus’s failed revolt against his Roman masters, his rebel army was crucified. Amongst these was the slave-turned-gladiator AQUILA, who cried out to the gods for vengeance — and was answered by Ammit the Devourer, a deity that gifted him with immortality in return for keeping her fed with evil men’s souls. Now, Aquila has travelled into Hades to seek out the spirit of Nero, who knows Ammit’s location…

Script: Rory McConville / Art: Dan Cornwell / Colours: Len O’Grady/ Letters: Simon Bowland

DEPARTMENT K // Cosmic Chaos // Part Five!

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Justice Dept has many divisions tasked with dealing with the threats that face the metropolis, and DEPARTMENT K is a branch of Tek-Div, whose brief is to tackle interdimensional enemies. Headed by Judge Kirby, and comprising of intern Afua, Mechanismo droid Estabon and the alien Blackcurrant, they’re now helping a neighbouring reality. But investigating a dead Locust causes Afua to disappear…

Script: James Peaty / Art: Paul Marshall / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Jim Campbell

SKIP TRACER // Eden // Part Two!

The Cube, the 27th century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable and wanted criminal. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker, who, after a battlefield injury, was left with powerful psi-abilities. Now, he’s been contacted by old flame Hastings…

Script: Ken Niemand / Art: PJ Holden / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Simon Bowland

CHIMPSKY’S LAW // The Talented Mr Chimpsky // Part Five!

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Late 21st-century science gave primates the ability to speak and socialise with humans, and there’s an enclave within the metropolis, Apetown, where simian citizens can live and work. Noam Chimpsky is a super-intelligent ape, who has chosen to look after the human civilians in his local sector. But now he’s working on an orbital mansion, where there’s been a gathering of the Jepperson family…