2000 AD bumper Xmas Prog 2262 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd and The Out, brand new Kingmaker, The Order and Proteus Vex, and complete Dexter, The Fall of Deadworld and Tales From Mega-City One!

PROG 2262 out now


Another year many of us would be glad to see the back of has come to an end, but here within the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic it’s been a zarjaz explosion of circuit-shattering stories that have tested your buffers to the limit.

Well, there’s no let-up for this final prog of 2021 as we have a ghafflebette new roster of treats to delight you — we’ve got the next series of Kingmaker, The Order and Proteus Vex, there’s the latest instalment of The Out, and complete Dexter, Fall of Deadworld and Tales From Mega-City One. Plus Judge Dredd meets some strangely familiar faces…

Next year is, of course, 2000 AD’s forty-fifth anniversary so we got lots to get excited about as Tharg and the droids celebrate this epic milestone in fine style with scrotnig new collections, the awesome 2000 AD Encyclopedia, and plenty of specials that
will get your diodes dancing. As ever, stick with the Comic of Tomorrow and you won’t go far wrong!

Remember, this pulse-pounding prog is on sale for three weeks, so we’ll see you all again on 5 January 2022. All that’s left for us to say is that we trust you’ll have a merry (and safe) Xmas and a happy new year. And if you’re still trying to think of that perfect gift to give a loved one, you can’t do better than a Thrill-powered subscription to Tharg’s Mighty Organ.



2000 AD Prog 2262 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: Ken Niemand / Art: Richard Elson / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Trinity!

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!

Script: Kek-W / Art: Dave Kendall / Letters: Jim Campbell


The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming, and creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating
all life, which they see as a crime. Young survivor Jess was leading a rescue party to save Judge Fairfax when she was dragged across the dimensional veil…

Script: Ian Edginton / Art: Leigh Gallagher / Letters: Jim Campbell

KINGMAKER // Falls The Shadow // Part One!

The Nine Kingdoms may have defeated Ichnar the Wraith King to live in relative peace, but they hadn’t reckoned on the Thorn — a race of aliens that occupied their world with the intention of strip-mining its magic. Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and dryad Princess Yarrow believe they may have the means to stop them — not least because Crixus can somehow conjure the Ebora, the world-spirit. But Ichnar has manifested in Ablard…

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

DEXTER // Bulletopia Chapter Eight / Hosanna!

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, and Dexter, Carrie Hosanna and Billi Octavo are on the run, trying to get to sanctuary in Mangapore…

Script: Kek-W / Art: John Burns / Letters: Simon Bowland

THE ORDER // Fantastic Voyage / Part One!

Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wurms, creatures that break into our reality. Defending humanity are the men and women of THE ORDER, a band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But time has become fractured, and now the despotic Francis Bacon is determined to rule a vast empire. Anna Kohl and the others, fleeing Bacon, have tumbled over Times Edge…

Script: Karl Stock / Art: James Newell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

TALES FROM MEGA-CITY ONE // Christmas Comes To Devil’s Island!

Mega-City One, 2099 AD. The vast metropolis is still in the process of taking shape, some elements of the old world still existing alongside the new. Iso-cubes continue to be built, and for the time being the maximum security facility that houses the worst
criminals is Devil’s Island, situated amidst the megways. With traffic roaring past twenty-four hours a day, escape is seemingly impossible…

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

THE OUT // Book Two / Part Twelve!

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 been seeking other ex-pat humans. But now the Tankinar are on the rampage and she’s sought refuge inside her sentient flatspace bag…

Script: Mike Carroll / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Simon Bowland

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part One!

Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium
agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — has now become an enemy of the Alliance when he released information about past war crimes…