2000 AD Prog 2271 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, The Order, Kingmaker and Brink!

PROG 2271 out now


We trust your circuits have fully recovered from the bumper birthday bonanza that was last week’s anniversary issue — we’re back to the regular page-count this prog but the Thrills are still giant-sized as Judge Dredd: The Citadel and Brink: Mercury Retrograde launch into their scrotnig second chapters, while Proteus Vex, Kingmaker and The Order all build towards their respective climaxes, with Fantastic Voyage’s finale coming in just seven days’ time!

But the forty-fifth celebrations are not over yet — not least because the beginning of March marks the anniversary of a certain 22nd century lawman’s debut — for as you will no doubt have seen from the adverts, the Command Module is hosting a special
free online convention at 2000AD.com on 26-27 March that will feature a plethora of zarjaz guests talking about the Galaxy’s Greatest and its pervading influence.

Not only will there be comics creators like John Wagner, Garth Ennis, Alex De Campi and Dan Cornwell attending, but also fans from outside the field, including Robin Ince, Ian Rankin, Mitch Benn, Dane Baptiste, and more. Don’t miss it, Terrans!



2000 AD Prog 2271 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: John Wagner / Art: Dan Cornwell / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The Citadel / 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!

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

THE ORDER // Fantastic Voyage / Part Ten!

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. Now, the various members of The Order have become separated at the edge of time…

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

KINGMAKER // Falls The Shadow / Part Eight!

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

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part Ten!

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…

Script: Dan Abnett / Art: INJ Culbard / Letters: Simon Bowland

BRINK // Mercury Retrograde / Part Two!

The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. But life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, often spilling over into madness. Sects are rife, and both the Habitat Security Division and certain journalists are investigating …