2000 AD Prog 2257 is out now! Featuring brand new Judge Dredd, The Diaboliks, and a complete Future Shock, plus more new Scarlet Traces and The Out!

PROG 2257 out now


Time once again to plug into Thrill-Central, Terrans, and broaden your imaginations via the zarjaz delights within.

After last week’s detour into Regened territory, it’s back to business as usual — The Out and Scarlet Traces pick up where they left off, there’s the start of a new Judge Dredd thriller from Mike Carroll and Simon Coleby, The Diaboliks switches to Ravne and Jake’s escapades in the capital as Gordon Rennie and Dom Reardon collaborate on London Calling, and we have a complete Future Shock by Karl Stock and debuting artist Rob Richardson.

Plus this prog we publish the winning entry in the latest Art Stars competition — the initiative will now be taking a break until early next year, when it will return around the forty-fifth anniversary celebrations with a very exciting comp indeed!

Lots of circuit-tingling developments coming your way, Squaxx, so make sure you don’t miss out on all the announcements.

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2000 AD Prog 2257 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 Mike Dowling

Script: Mike Carroll / Art: Simon Coleby / Colours: John Charles / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Tread Softly // 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 unemployment rife and boredom universal, tensions rest on a knife-edge. Crime is rampant and only the
Judges — zero-tolerance cops empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

Script: Gordon Rennie / Art: Dom Reardon / Letters: Jim Campbell

THE DIABOLIKS// London Calling // Part One!

Solomon Ravne and Jennifer Simmons were once part of Caballistics, Inc., a 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, Ravne and Jenny became a couple, and are now working on behalf of the Malleus. Now, while Jenny is in Rome, Ravne is establishing their new HQ in London…

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

SCARLET TRACES // Storm Front // Part Seven!

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 Jupiter has to come to Earth’s aid…

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

THE OUT // Book Two // Part Seven!

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…

Script: Karl Stock / Art: Rob Richardson / Letters: Simon Bowland

FUTURE SHOCKS // Keyboard Warriors!

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…