2000 AD Prog 2272 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, The Order, Kingmaker and Brink!

PROG 2272 out now


It’s that time of the week again, Thrill-hungry humanoids, when your circuits are given another good workout by the ghafflebette contents of Tharg’s illustrious organ.

As editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, it’s Tharg’s job to corral the Command Module’s team of creator-meks to bring you the finest stories in the known universe, and any droid not delivering one hundred per cent zarjazosity will face his terrifying Betelgeusian wrath. Thankfully, forever toiling under this very real threat means they’re committed to pushing their script and art talents to the maximum — and thus you have scrotnig progs like this one, where every strip thrums with sheer cosmic energy.

There’s explosive wartime action in Judge Dredd, sinister intrigue in Brink, deep-space conflict in Proteus Vex, left-field developments in the sword n’ sorcery saga that is Kingmaker, and darkness on the edge of time in the nerve-shredding finale to The Order: Fantastic Voyage!

But as 2000 AD rolls on, it means that standard must be maintained every seven days — so look out for new Fiends of the Eastern Front next issue!



2000 AD Prog 2272 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 INJ Culbard

Script: John Wagner / Art: Dan Cornwell / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The Citadel / 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, a former cadet called Winterton, due to be euthanised, is relating a story from the Apocalypse War forty years ago…

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

THE ORDER // Fantastic Voyage / Part Eleven!

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 Nine!

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 — and now Duke Eschatus has been thrown into space, creating a power vacuum at the top…

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

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part Eleven!

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 Three!

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 …