From the dark, dystopian future we all fear to the edges of sanity – 2000 AD Prog 2116 is out now!
There’s a double helping of Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard’s Brink this Prog, with more from Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, and Tharg’s 3rillers – as well as an obituary of art droid Ron Smith, who passed away earlier this month.
2000 AD Prog 2116 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!
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Cover by INJ Culbard
JUDGE DREDD // MACHINE LAW
by John Wagner (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 100 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, a new generation of robot Judges is back on the streets, programmed to feel empathy with the citizens. Meanwhile, Chief Judge Hershey has announced her plans to stand down…
SKIP TRACER // LOUDER THAN BOMBS
by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
The Cube, the 27th century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable and wanted criminal. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker, with powerful psi-abilities. Now, Blake has stopped an attempted suicide bomber tied to the Children of Fury terrorist cell, and must investigate further…
THARG’S 3RILLERS: KEEPER OF SECRETS
by Robert Murphy (w) Steven Austin (a) Pippa Mather (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! London, 2019, and during the day Jon Tanner is an apprentice butcher at Smithfield Market. At night, he likes to live it large at the capital’s many clubs — where he meets Jemima, who shows him an ancient Roman curse tablet. Jon rashly curses his boss, causing a Numen to appear and brutally murder him. Now, Oracle Adelphi must sort out this mess before more die…
BRINK // HIGH SOCIETY
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
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. Bridget Kurtis, investigator with the HSD, has gone undercover on Yuliya Habitat to look into sect activity, and now she and fellow officer Ludo Gentry are confronting the ringleaders. They’ve fed R-Actol 3 into the Habitat’s air supply, intending to alter perceptions…