2000 AD Prog 2239 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, Department K, Chimpsky’s Law and Aquila!

PROG 2239 out now


Welcome, Terrans, to your weekly blast of circuit-scorching zarjazness, and we have another scintillating slice of scrotnig sci-fi to energise your imaginations.

Within these pages you’ll find the finale to current Dredd thriller Removal Man (fear not, the Wagner script-bot will be back next prog, teaming up with John Higgins for Now That’s What I Call Justice) plus the latest instalments of Aquila, Skip Tracer, Chimpsky’s Law and Department K.

However, if such a ghafflebette line-up is still not enough to satiate your Thrill-hungry receptors, then may we direct your attention to this year’s 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special, which is on sale right now.

This 48-page Dreddworld one-off, plotted by writers Mike Carroll and Maura McHugh, features a series of interconnected stories starring not just the future lawman but also Anderson, Armitage, Chopper, Devlin Waugh, Judge-Inspector Inaba and Cursed Earth Koburn, scripted and drawn by a host of creators including David Baillie, Ben Willsher, Tom Foster, Robin Smith, Anna Morozova, Liam Johnson, Neil Googe, Karl Stock and James Newell. Don’t miss it, Squaxx!



2000 AD Prog 2239 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 Stewart K. Moore

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

JUDGE DREDD // Removal Man // Part Four!

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, the future cop is on the trail of hitman Bick Bickford..

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

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

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 Six!

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 a dead Locust is raising even more questions…

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

SKIP TRACER // Eden // Part Three!

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 Six!

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, on the orbiting mansion of the Jepperson clan, he’s come face to face with his nemesis…