2000 AD Prog 2259 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, The Diaboliks, Scarlet Traces and The Out and Dexter!

PROG 2259 out now


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

It’s that time of the week again, Squaxx, when we open the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic-sized portal in your reality and allow you to plunge into these future-shocked worlds.

Alongside the latest zarjaz instalments of The Out, Scarlet Traces, Dexter and The Diaboliks, this prog sees the start of all-new Judge Dredd story from the Williams and Weston droids, featuring a certain Klegg who’s become something of a Mega-City star in recent years. If you humes thought Hamilton was the must-see musical, then prepare yourselves for the Ol’ Stoney-Face extravaganza heading your way — this showstopper is truly not to be missed!

Indeed, as we head into the festive period, you may well be considering a trip to the theatre for a seasonal panto performance. It’s Terran behaviour that Tharg admits he struggles to understand, but at least it’s a fairly innocent pastime on this world compared to the Quothaarl, who toss mini-nukes at the actors during the closing number.

Still, while you may not be able to see Dredd on stage any time soon, you can wear him on your chest, thanks a new range of
Xmas jumpers available from shop.2000AD.com!



2000 AD Prog 2259 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 Tazio Bettin

Script: Rob Williams / Art: Chris Weston / Colours: Gary Caldwell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The Musical! // 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. 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 Three!

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, in London, Ravne and co are battling a paranormal band of villains…

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

SCARLET TRACES // Storm Front // Part Nine!

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 Nine!

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 Two!

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…