2000 AD Prog 2250 is out now! Featuring completely new Judge Dredd, The Diaboliks, Scarlet Traces, Anderson Psi-Division, Pandora Perfect, Future Shocks and The Out!

PROG 2250 out now


Welcome, Terrans, to the latest of our scrotnig bumper jumping-on issues, precision-engineered by the being from Betelgeuse and his indefatigable army of creator-droids to not only give you a hefty wallop to the Thrill-centres in your brains but also
entice new readers to join the loyal following of Squaxx dek Thargo (Friends of Tharg).

Within you’ll find the start of no less than five zarjaz new stories — Judge Dredd is targeted by mercenaries in The Hard Way, Cyd continues her interstellar journey in The Out, there’s unholy trouble in Rome in The Diaboliks, the fight against the Martians escalates in Scarlet Traces: Storm Front, and Regened star Pandora Perfect gets her first series — plus two complete tales in the shape of Chris Weston’s circuit-shattering Future Shock and an Anderson, Psi-Division thriller picking up on the fallout from the events of this year’s 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special.

Quite the humdinger of a prog, we think you’ll agree, humes, and we guarantee you won’t want miss an issue over the coming months — so do the smart thing and subscribe. Check out the ghafflebette new incentives and tell us you’re not tempted!



2000 AD Prog 2250 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 Mick McMahon

Script: Rob Williams & Arthur Wyatt / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The Hard Way // 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 that is the Cursed Earth to the west. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal an
violent 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! Recently, Dredd and Accounts Judge Maitland have been targeting Euro crime-boss La Reine Rouge…

Script: Gordon Rennie/ Art: Antonio Fuso / Letters: Jim Campbell

THE DIABOLIKS // Arrivederci Roma // Part One!

Solomon Ravne and Jennifer Simmons were once part of Caballistics, Inc., a private paranormal troubleshooting outfit put together by reclusive rock star Ethan Kostabi. Jennifer, however, was thrown into Hell, and became possessed by a demon. After Caballistics was disbanded with the death of Kostabi, Ravne and Jenny became a couple, and are now working on behalf of the Malleus, destroying their demonic enemies…

Script: Ian Edginton / Art: Silvia Califano / Letters: Simon Bowland

SCARLET TRACES // Storm Front // Part One!

1968. It is decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology, but Britain is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, the Martians are on the attack, and Earth is seeking allies in Jupiter…

Script: Maura McHugh / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Jim Campbell


Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, it is at the forefront in the war against supernatural crime. Cassandra ANDERSON is the div’s top telepath, and recently teamed up with fellow psis Shakta and Corann Ryan, the latter shadowed by the ghost of her twin sister Lesley, to battle the Earth animus…

Script: Roger Langridge / Art: Brett Parson / Letters: Simon Bowland

PANDORA PERFECT // Mystery Moon // Part One!

Earth, the far future. No felon is more wanted than the nefarious Pandora Perez — burglar, safe-cracker, armed bandit and all-round career criminal. Just when the authorities thought that they’d finally managed to incarcerate her, her loyal robot assistant Gort came to her rescue and succeeded in breaking her out of her cell. Despite being a wanted woman, Pandora’s still up to her usual confidence tricks…

Script: Chris Weston / Art: Chris Weston / Letters: Simon Bowland

FUTURE SHOCKS // The Guardian & The Godchild!

Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. These cautionary tales pass from traveller to traveller in the spaceports and around campfires on distant planets, acquiring the status of legend, their shocking ends a salutory lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted trips into the galaxy’s dark side. Abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…

Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

THE OUT // Book Two // Part One!

The furthest edge of the universe, far into the future. Cyd Finlea is photo-journalist working for the publishers Global Neographic, travelling deep into outer space — otherwise known as THE OUT — and cataloguing the alien societies that she encounters. She left Earth ten years ago and has lost track of how far she is from home, but regardless she keeps going, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag, seeking other ex-pat humans…