2000 AD Prog 2279 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Brink, Fiends of the Eastern Front and Hope! Plus an all new Future Shock!

PROG 2279 out now


This pulse-pounding prog sees the ghafflebette finale to Judge Dredd thriller The Citadel from the Wagner and Cornwell droids, a story that has seen you Squaxx on the edge of your seats trying to second-guess where it’s going. The emergence of a second Stoney-Face was certainly a narrative curve-ball you weren’t expecting, but does everything about Winterton’s tale add up? Decide for yourselves as you plunge into this Apocalypse War flashback for the last time!

Elsewhere, this issue also features the winners of 2021’s Thought Bubble script and art competitions as Honor Vincent and Lee Milmore collaborate on the Future Shock Relict — expect to see more from these newly constructed creator-bots in the very near future — plus there’s the latest scrotnig instalments of Brink, Fiends of the Eastern Front and Hope.

But everything takes a break for a week as next prog my nephew Joko-Jargo slams back into the Command Module for another all-ages takeover in the shape of 2000 AD Regened, the bumper Thrill-packed specials that dot the year and provide an extra dimension of zarjazosity!



2000 AD Prog 2279 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 Dan Cornwell

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

JUDGE DREDD // The Citadel / Part Ten!

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 is in East Berlin – and has just escaped Baba Yaga…

Script: Guy Adams / Art: Jimmy Broxton / Letters: Jim Campbell

HOPE // In The Shadows / Reel One – Part Four!

An alternate 1940s USA. WWII is over, victory having been secured by occult means, and consequently magic is a part of everyday life. Mallory HOPE is one such skilled operative, though calling on the dark arts takes its toll on the user. He’s also a P.I., hired for all manner of down n’ dirty jobs, and being based in Los Angeles means he’s often involved in the movie business — and a film production appears cursed…

Script: Honor Vincent / Art: Lee Milmore / Letters: Simon Bowland


Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. These cautionary tales pass from traveller to traveller in the spaceports and around campfires on distant planets, acquiring the status of legend, their shocking ends a salutory lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted trips into the galaxy’s dark side. Abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…

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

BRINK // Mercury Retrograde / Part Ten!

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 …