BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS!
Welcome to another awe-inspiring prog guaranteed to energise your excitement-nodes, Terrans, as the latest instalments of Absalom, Thistlebone, Indigo Prime and Anderson, Psi-Division are joined this week by a scrotnig complete Dredd story, Liberators, courtesy of the McConville and Foster droids!
New strips are the name of the game over in the Megazine this month, for issue 410 is hitting Thrill-merchants’ shelves as we speak and it features no less than two new series — DeMarco, P.I. is back with a new creative team at the helm in the shape of writer Laura Bailey and artist Paul Williams as the former Judge investigates a woman seemingly plagued by evil spirits; and Maura McHugh and Patrick Goddard collaborate on a new Anderson thriller, The Dead Run, with Cass taking five psi-cadets into the Cursed Earth on their version of the Hotdog Run.
Add to that more ghafflebette episodes of Dredd, The Returners and Diamond Dogs, plus interviews with the McHugh script-bot and other recently constructed creator-meks — Aneke, Brian Corcoran and Erica Schultz — as well as Brit scribe Ollie Masters, and a look at short-lived UK anthology Speed. Enjoy and you’ve got yourself one excellent issue of the mightiest megazine to ever grace this cursed Earth!
2000 AD Prog #2140 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 by Simon Davis
JUDGE DREDD // LIBERATORS
By Rory McConville (w) Tom Foster (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
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 populace crammed into vast city blocks, unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Only the Judges — a zero-tolerance police force empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!
INDIGO PRIME // FALL OF THE HOUSE OF VISTA
Kek-W (w) Lee Carter (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
The multiverse. There are an infinite number of parallel realities, and all need managing in case of dimensional instability. This is where INDIGO PRIME comes in, the multiverse’s troubleshooters, whose agents — recruited post-death — are trained to deal with space/time catastrophes. Now, following the Christhulhu event, in which Major Arcana forced the Lanzer Corporation into the open, IP’s HQ is breaking apart…
ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION // MARTYRS
Emma Beeby (w) Aneke (a) Barbara Nosenzo (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Psi-Div is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, its operatives deal with all manner of paranormal crimes, and Cassandra ANDERSON is Psi-Div’s top telepath. Now she’s been trying to rehabilitate Psi-Judge Karyn, who can’t control the monster that dwells within her — but Karyn’s been taken to a mysterious location…
ABSALOM // TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS
Ian Edginton (w) Leigh Gallagher (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
UK, 2017. Inspector Harry ABSALOM is an old-school copper — curmudgeonly antiauthoritarian, he’s been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from cancer, he’s the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the 16th century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell. Now, he’s leading a unit that is storming The Mills, a demon stronghold, to rescue his grandchildren…
THISTLEBONE // PART SIX
T.C. Eglington (w) Simon Davis (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
England, 2019. The rural village of Harrowvale holds a dark past — namely that, on a farm bordering the vast tracts of woodland, it hosted a cult seeking to escape civilisation, worshipping an ancient deity called THISTLEBONE. Led by the charismatic Jasper illman, their pagan beliefs grew ever more radical to the point where they tried to sacrifice the young Avril Eason. She escaped, and now, years later, Avril has returned to Harrowvale with journalist Seema Chaudry to ensure that the cult is truly dead…