BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS!
We’ve got another absolutely packed prog for you this week, Thrill-hungry Squaxx, with every page thrumming with zarjazosity!
We enter the crazed mind of the psychopathic Judge Pin and learn something of her past in Judge Dredd: Control, there’s giant-monster smackdown action in Indigo Prime, Anderson tries to convince Karyn not to succumb to the psi-paradise in Martyrs, Avril finally confronts the figure that led her back to Harrowvale in the penultimate episode of Thistlebone, and we wave goodbye to that cantankerous old copper Harry Absalom in the final part of Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallion’s supernatural saga.
Who lives? Who dies? You know where the answers lie, Terrans — don’t let us stop you from racing ahead to find out!
Next week sees the final instalments of Anderson, Psi-Division and Thistlebone – don’t miss it, Terrans!
Strange times in this country that the Mighty Tharg has set up home in — back in 1977, social turmoil saw anger and satire manifest as punk-SF energy within these pages, and now, as we write these words, there’s a new PM, who could well divide the nation even further. As the Establishment closes ranks, never has 2000 AD’s position as the antidote to grim reality been more important. Join us every week, humes, as we head beyond the here and now and enter the Thrillsphere!
2000 AD Prog 2143 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 Tiernen Trevallion
JUDGE DREDD // CONTROL – Part Three
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 insane SJS Judge Pin murders officers that fall short of her standards, and now she’s captured Dredd, rendering him blind…
INDIGO PRIME // FALL OF THE HOUSE OF VISTA – Part Five
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 – Part Seven
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, and tracked down where she’s been abducted to…
THISTLEBONE // PART NINE
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…
ABSALOM // TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS – Part Eight
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…