2000 AD marks its 43rd birthday with a Prog packed with Judge Dredd: Future Crimes Unit, while elsewhere there’s more new Feral & Foe, Proteus Vex, and The Zaucer of Zilk, plus penultimate Brink!


As this illustrious organ reaches its scrotnig forty-third anniversary, the Prog is riding high on a wave of incredible stories and art!

This issue sees the final episode of Brink epic Hate Box, a series that has proved remarkably popular with readers, and those of you that will be feeling withdrawal symptoms for the world of the Habitats can take solace from the fact that the Abnett and Culbard creator-bots are cooking up the next arc as we speak.

Elsewhere, there’s the latest instalments of Feral & Foe, Proteus Vex and The Zaucer of Zilk, plus we have a complete Judge Dredd thriller from Ken Niemand and Tom Foster!

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Script: Kenneth Neimand / Art: Tom Foster / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Cold Case // Part One

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 million citizens, this urban hell is situated
along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the irradiated wasteland
known as the Cursed Earth to the west. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal and
crime is rampant. Tensions rest on a knife-edge and only the zero-tolerance Judges can
stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

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

BRINK // HATE BOX – Part Twenty

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, with many spilling over into madness. Now, HSD cop Bridget Kurtis has stopped the spread of a dangerous viral video clip…

Script: Peter Hogan / Art: Brendan McCarthy / Colours: Len O’Grady & Brendan McCarthy / Letters: Jim Campbell


The realm of Zilk, on the fringes of the imagination. The Zaucer was the wizard to
the royal court of Curtaindown, and was the most famous and powerful person in the
kingdom. But then came Errol Raine, master of despair from the world of Dankendreer,
who tried to take him down, and the Zaucer sacrificed his immortality to save his young
ward Tutu. Now, a mysterious figure called the Criminaut has stolen his fused wand…

Script: Michael Carroll / Art: Henry Flint / Letters: Simon Bowland


Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the
Obdurate people is now over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions of
Obdurate citizens, caused by the Alliance teleporting a dying white dwarf star into their
system. Now, Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX has been tracking the missing Chancellor Rho 7 Baryon, who he has learnt plans to destroy an innocent colony world…

Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Richard Elson / Colours: Richard and Joe Elson / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

FERAL & FOE // Part Eight

It is five years after the Last-of-All-War, when the Monarchy succeeded in defeating
the Malign Lord, whose army of creatures sought to eradicate humanity. With their
leader dead, his minions are scattered across the lands, fleeing retribution from the
Wretchfinders. Necromancer Bode and warrior Wrath are two such beings, and have
been offered a deal — hunt and kill their own kind or be declared FERAL & FOE…