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Welcome to your weekly Thrillsplosion that is 2000 AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

She’s back — that gnarly old psychopath SJS Judge Pin returns this prog for new Judge Dredd thriller Control by Rob Williams and Chris Weston.

Last seen in The Fields (Progs 2035-2036) and Fit for Purpose (Progs 2073- 2074), Pin — who murders Judges that fall short of her standards — was instrumental in ensuring Dredd’s ally Gerhart took the Long Walk into the Cursed Earth, and now she’s made Ol’ Stoney-Face himself her next target, believing him to be not worthy of the badge. Dredd, of course, has his own suspicions about Pin… and so the scene is set for a showdown between the pair.

Needless to say, Terrans, you won’t want to miss a single episode of this ghafflebette story, so ensure your local Thrill-merchant has your 2000 AD reserved for you every Wednesday — or better yet, head over to shop.2000AD.com and take out a sub, where the Galaxy’s Greatest will be delivered direct to your door!

Elsewhere in this pulse-pounding prog, there’s more transdimensional weirdness in Indigo Prime, rural terrors in Thistlebone, and psychic shenanigans in Anderson, Psi-Division — while in Absalom, Harry draws closer to his goal. Will he succeed in rescuing his grandkids? Who will survive the grand finale? Find out in a fortnight!

2000 AD Prog #2142 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 Chris Weston

 

JUDGE DREDD // CONTROL

By Rob Williams (w) Chris Weston (a) Chris Blythe (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. 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! The psychopathic SJS Judge Pin murders officers that fall short of her standards, and JD is right now in her sights…

 

INDIGO PRIME // FALL OF THE HOUSE OF VISTA

Kek-W (w) Lee Carter (a) Ellie De Ville (l)

The multiverse. There is 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 has been destroyed…

 

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…