2000 AD Prog 2251 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, The Diaboliks, Scarlet Traces, Pandora Perfect and The Out!

PROG 2251 out now


We trust your Thrill-circuits have suitably recovered from last week’s ghafflebette jumping-on prog, Terrans, and you’re ready for more scintillating sci-fi to galvanise your imaginations.

Within you’ll find the scrotnig second chapters of Judge Dredd: The Hard Way, Scarlet Traces: Storm Front, Pandora Perfect: Mystery Moon, The Diaboliks: Arrivederci Roma and The Out Book Two, brought to you, as ever, by Tharg’s feverishly busy creator-bots, working through the Great Lube Crisis (see the Damage Report for all the essential updates) like droids possessed.

Given the level of maintenance that the mek-minions require — some are over forty years old now, and are for ever popping a transistor — we have unfortunately had to raise the cover price from this issue by fifteen pence, taking into account the shortage of oil and replacement flanges, not to mention the rising costs of shuttle deliveries.

We trust, however, you’ll take one look at the contents of this Mighty Organ and believe the extra groats are worth it — but why not head over to shop.2000AD.com and investigate taking out a subscription? You’ll save money and receive zarjaz incentives to boot!



2000 AD Prog 2251 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 Mark Harrison

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

JUDGE DREDD // The Hard Way // Part Two!

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! Now Euro crime-boss La Reine Rouge has hired a band of mercenaries to take out Maitland..

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

THE DIABOLIKS // Arrivederci Roma // Part Two!

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. Now, Jenny has been tasked with acquiring a specific unholy item…

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

SCARLET TRACES // Storm Front // Part Two!

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

PANDORA PERFECT // Mystery Moon // Part Two!

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. As a wanted woman, she’s looking for a way to lie low — and the fabled Wonga diamond may be the answer…

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

THE OUT // Book Two // Part Two!

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…