2000 AD Prog 2263 is out now! Featuring new Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, The Order, Kingmaker, and The Out!

PROG 2263 out now


Welcome to the space-year 2022, Squaxx, and it’s a very special twelve months ahead of us as we’re commencing the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’s forty-fifth anniversary year, another scrotnig milestone for Tharg’s august organ.

Needless to say, there are plenty of celebratory treats to come, not least the publication of the back-breakingly huge 2000 AD Encyclopedia in February as well creator-centric collections such as The Best of John Wagner’s Judge Dredd in March to coincide with four and a half decades of Mega-City One’s hyper-cop.

So we suggest you stick around, Terrans, because you won’t want to miss the Thrills heading your way! Not least, of course, the wonders to be found in this pulsating prog itself — we trust your circuits have suitably recovered from our zarjaz Xmas issue
and are ready for more, as we have the second ghafflebette instalments of The Order, Kingmaker and Proteus Vex, the penultimate part of The Out, and the start of an all-new Dredd thriller from Ken Niemand and Patrick Goddard featuring the return of delivery skysurfer Mona Plankhurst. Enjoy, humes!



2000 AD Prog 2263 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 Cliff Robinson / Cover Colours by Dylan Teague

Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Patrick Goddard / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Working Girl // 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!

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

KINGMAKER // Falls The Shadow // Part Two!

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 believed they may have the means to stop them — but Ichnar manifested in Ablard, and Crixus and Yarrow were forced to kill him. Ichnar’s spirit escaped…

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

THE ORDER // Fantastic Voyage / Part Two!

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

THE OUT // Book Two / Part Thirteen!

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, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag — but now she’s trying to escape the relentless Tankinar…

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

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part Two!

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…