2000 AD Prog 2260 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, The Diaboliks, Scarlet Traces and The Out and Dexter!

PROG 2260 out now


As we slide into December, it can only mean that we’re barrelling towards 2021’s end-of-season finale — and this year has certainly had its plot twists and unexpected character reveals — and stories are wrapping up here in the Galaxy’s Greatest ahead of the scrotnig Xmas behemoth issue warping your way in a fortnight’s time.

The current arc of The Diaboliks comes to a close this prog, and Scarlet Traces, Dexter and Dredd’s latest raptastic case all reach their respective climaxes next week — but what will be replacing them in the festive Thrillathon that is Prog 2262?

Well, we’ve got no less than three returning series that will be commencing their runs — firstly, Mike Carroll and Jake Lynch reunite for the third arc of Proteus Vex, Desire Paths, with the titular agent now an enemy of the Alliance; also back for its third
series is fantasy saga Kingmaker by Ian Edginton and Leigh Gallagher as Falls the Shadow sees the reappearance of an ancient evil; and Kek-W and John Burns collaborate once more on The Order, with the band of trans-temporal warriors under attack by
shadows in Fantastic Voyage. Don’t miss ‘em!



2000 AD Prog 2260 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 Chris Weston

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

JUDGE DREDD // The Musical! // 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, Sensitive Klegg has written a rap musical about the life and adventures of the future cop…

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

THE DIABOLIKS// London Calling // Part Four!

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 Ten!

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 Ten!

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 Three!

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…