2000 AD Prog 2242 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, Department K, Aquila and brand new Sinister!

PROG 2242 out now


We bid you galactic greetings, Squaxx, as we thrust another thirty-pages of circuit-shattering Thrill-power into your eager, grasping hands. We know that many of you impatiently await this time of the week, hungry to get your sticky pseudopods on the latest pulse-pounding prog and catch up on the next instalments of our zarjaz roster of stories, so we won’t take up too much of your time with our verdant preamble.

Perhaps you’ve already breezed past and immersed yourself in Judge Dredd, as Joe investigates a series of badge-slayings. Maybe you muttered ‘Ta ta, Tharg’ as you flipped quickly to deconstruct the hellish action of Aquila instead. It’s possible that you simply couldn’t wait to consume the cosmic chaos of Department K and brushed these words aside like so much Quaxxann crumble.

It could be that, in the fight for your attention, our editorial emanations couldn’t compete with the intriguing developments in Sinister and Skip Tracer. If so, then perhaps the blame lies with us for assembling such a damn fine prog in the first place.

And those of you that are still here? Get reading, slowpokes! Do you need an invitation?



2000 AD Prog 2242 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 Clint Langley

Script: John Wagner / Art: John Higgins / Colours: Sally Hurst / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Now That’s What I Call Justice: All Time Top Fifty // 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, an outfit called Justice Watch is executing Judges who it says killed cits…

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

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

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 Nine!

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 members of the cult the Valox are trying to destroy the multiverse…

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

SKIP TRACER // Eden // Part Six!

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, Nimrod has been tasked with bringing in Blake’s infant daughter…

Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Steve Yeowell / Colours: John Charles / Letters: Simon Bowland

SINISTER // Bulletopia Chapter Five: Its Own Devices // Part Two!

Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER were the best hitmen money could buy in the future city of Downlode. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension, they found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knew who they were. But now a rogue A.I. is at large, which took control of Sinister, forcing Dexter to kill him. While Dexter flees with Carrie and Billi, Sinister has been resurrected…