2000 AD Prog 2258 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, The Diaboliks, Scarlet Traces and The Out, plus brand new Dexter!

PROG 2258 out now


Welcome to your latest salvo of circuit-shattering Thrills, Terrans, courtesy of the Comic of Tomorrow.

Within you’ll find the next scrotnig chapters of The Diaboliks, Scarlet Traces and The Out, plus the concluding episode of Judge Dredd: Tread Softly, and the opening instalment of Dexter: Lordy Jordy, King of Everything by Dan Abnett and Tazio Bettin as the gun-shark’s flight from the A.I. and its creepfakes continues!

If you’re hungering for even more zarjaz excitement then make sure you don’t miss Judge Dredd Megazine 438, which is on sale right now, and behind its striking Dave Taylor cover there’s a complete Dredd thriller from the Taylor droid and Ian Edginton, a Tale From the Black Museum by Paul Starkey and Nick Dyer, plus the epic finales to Angelic, Devlin Waugh and The Returners.

Add to that interviews with Sweeny Toddler cartoonist Tom Paterson and Hellblazer writer Jamie Delano — not to mention The Alienist: Inhuman Natures being reprinted in the bagged mini-trade — and as ever it’s another packed Meg that should satisfy any Squaxx’s Thrill-craving. Enjoy, human subjects!



2000 AD Prog 2258 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 Toby Willsmer

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

JUDGE DREDD // Tread Softly // 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. 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! Now, he’s leading a raid on an illegal dream-parlour, where the users are fatally addicted…

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

THE DIABOLIKS// London Calling // Part Two!

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 Eight!

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 Eight!

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: Dan Abnett / Art: Tazio Bettin / Colours: Matt Soffe / Letters: Simon Bowland

DEXTER // Bulletopia Chapter Seven: Lordy Jordy, King of Everything / Part One!

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 Dex to kill him. But Sinister has been resurrected, and Dex, Billi and Carrie are on the run…