2000 AD Prog 2252 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, The Diaboliks, Scarlet Traces, Pandora Perfect and The Out!

PROG 2252 out now


Welcome to your latest salvo of Thrilltastic zarjazness courtesy of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic as our autumn attack gathers pace — inside you’ll find non-stop cosmic action and adventure from Judge Dredd, The Out, Pandora Perfect, Scarlet Traces and The Diaboliks, guaranteed as ever to rewire your cranial circuits.

This awesome issue is joined on the shelves this week by a new special from the Treasury of British Comics stable — the Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular, which features new takes on the title’s classic characters by the current generation of creators. Thus within its forty-eight pages you’ll find Cavan Scott and John Lucas on Frankie Stein, Alec Worley and Tiernen Trevallion on Kid Kong, Lizzie Boyle and Abigail Bulmer on Gums, and many, many more.

Pass it to the little monsters in your life, and it’ll keep them entertained for hours! But that’s not all — it heralds the start of the
next publishing venture from Rebellion, namely a bi-monthly Monster Fun ongoing anthology title starting in spring 2022.

Head over to monsterfun.co.uk for all the info and subscription details, humes!



2000 AD Prog 2252 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: Rob Williams & Arthur Wyatt / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The Hard Way // 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 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 Three!

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 acquired a specific unholy item — but it’s a child…

Script: Ian Edginton / Art: D’Israeli / Letters: Simon Bowland

SCARLET TRACES // Storm Front // Part Three!

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 Three!

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 Three!

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…