2000 AD Prog 2261 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Scarlet Traces and The Out and Dexter!

PROG 2261 out now


It’s the final regular prog of 2021, Terrans — where did that year go? (Into the dumpster with 2020, I’m sure a lot of you are thinking…)

Regardless of temporal mysteries, we’ve got the concluding instalments this issue of Judge Dredd the Musical!, Scarlet Traces and Lordy Jordy, King of Everything, ahead of a brand-new line-up to commence next week in the bumper Xmas Thrill-splurge that we traditionally like to round out the last twelve months with.

Alongside an unmissable Dredd story — seriously, you’re not going to believe who we’ve got turning up in this one — there’s the scrotnig opening chapters of Proteus Vex, Kingmaker and The Order, plus The Out, Dexter, The Fall of Deadworld, and more.

Needless to say, miss it at your peril, Squaxx! While we’re in Betelgeusian hype-mode, we would also strongly recommend you place an order at your local Thrill-merchant for Meg 439, also out next week, as it too features an all-new roster of stories, including the return of Lawless and Diamond Dogs plus debuting Thrills Surfer by the Wagner and MacNeil droids and the Cursed Earth-set Death Cap!



2000 AD Prog 2261 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 Mark Harrison

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

JUDGE DREDD // The Musical! // 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. 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 — a member of the alien species with a love for culture and the arts — has written a rap musical about the life of the future cop. Starring in the lead role, and pulling together figures from Dredd’s past, he’s launched into the opening night…

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

SCARLET TRACES // Storm Front // Part Eleven!

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. The Martians redoubled their attack on Earth, and Venusian engineer Ahron Shakespeare travelled to Jupiter to seek their aid. The Jovians agreed to help, launching a counter-offensive — but now the Martians have surrendered…

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

THE OUT // Book Two // Part Eleven!

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. Now, the rampaging extra-terrestrial race the Tankinar are tearing through the star system, destroying entire planets, and Cyd must flee for her life…

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, hoping to escape to Mangapore as the A.I.’s agents seek them. Now, they’re being menaced by synthisaurs…