2000 AD Prog 2273 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, Kingmaker and Brink, plus brand new Fiends of the Eastern Front!

PROG 2273 out now


The vampire Constanta returns this prog in a new series of Fiends of the Eastern Front by Ian Edginton and Tiernen Trevallion. Having seen him on the Western Front in the First World War, and learnt of his origins, we fast-forward along the timeline to 1963, at the height of the Cold War, where the bloodsucker is an instrument of espionage.

Given the worrying events taking place in Europe at the time of writing, the idea of East vs West is unfortunately more on-point than anticipated — alongside Judge Dredd battling invading Sovs in The Citadel, sometimes Tharg’s powers of prescience scare even him.

Thankfully, you’ve also got the deep-space intrigue of Brink, the all-out alien action in Proteus Vex, and the epic fantasy of Kingmaker to distract you from impeding reality! There’s more distraction too in Meg 442, which is out right now, and features the latest instalments of Dredd, Death Cap, Surfer, Diamond Dogs and Lawless, plus the third chapter of Hawk the Slayer, a moving tribute to the late art-droid Ian Kennedy, and lots more. Head direct to a Thrill-merchant now!



2000 AD Prog 2273 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 Tiernen Trevallion

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

JUDGE DREDD // The Citadel / Part Four!

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: Ian Edginton / Art: Tiernen Trevallion/ Letters: Annie Parkhouse


In 1980, the diary of German soldier Hans Schmitt was discovered in Berlin, detailing events that occurred in 1941, when he encountered the terrifying vampire Captain Constanta and his Romanian platoon. But Schmitt was not the first trooper to meet
Constanta — the vampire was on the Western Front too, in France in 1916. Now, in 1963, the bloodsucking creature of the night has a new position in the Uncivil Service…

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

KINGMAKER // Falls The Shadow / Part Ten!

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, meaning Crixus is ostensibly in charge…

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

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part Twelve!

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 Four!

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 …