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BORAG THUNGG EARTHLETS!

It’s time to usher in a new roster of scrotnig Thrills, and this bumper jumping-on prog 2150 is the ideal place for any new or lapsed readers to join the ranks of our loyal Squaxx dek Thargo (Friends of Tharg).

Yes, if you’ve been tempted to dip your toe into the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and wondered where to start, then allow us to recommend you start right here because our creator droids have put together a stunning line-up that’s guaranteed to grab you — with the opening chapters of ghafflebette new stories for Judge Dredd, Defoe, Brink, Hope and The Fall of Deadworld, plus complete instalments of Anderson, Psi-Division, Sinister Dexter and Future Shocks, it’s a jam-packed issue, thrumming with Thrill-power!

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JUDGE DREDD // GUATEMALA

John Wagner (Script) Colin MacNeil (Art) Chris Blythe (Colours) Annie Parkhouse (Letters)

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! Now, former Chief Judge Hershey has revealed that she’s dying from a pathogen, and is facing her final days…

HOPE // UNDER FIRE

Guy Adams (Script) Jimmy Broxton (Art) Ellie De Ville (Letters)

An alternate 1940s USA. WWII is over, victory having been secured by occult means. Now, magic is a part of everyday life, its practitioners commonplace. Mallory HOPE is one such skilled operative, though calling on the dark arts takes its toll on the user. He’s also a private investigator, hired for all manner of down n’ dirty jobs, and now his services have taken him to New York at the behest of an old army colleague…

BRINK // HATE BOX

Dan Abnett (Script) I. N. J. Culbrad (Art) Simon Bowland (Letters)

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 — as HSD cop Bridget Kurtis has discovered in her investigations into violent sect crimes…

FUTURE SHOCKS // RESTRUCTURING

Karl Stock (Script) Will Simpson (Art) Annie Parkhouse (Letters)

Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. These cautionary tales pass from traveller to traveller in the spaceports and around campfires on distant planets, acquiring the status of legend, their shocking ends a salutory lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted trips into the galaxy’s dark side, so abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…

ANDERSON; PSI-DIVISION // JUDGE DEATH: THE MOVIE

Alan Grant (Script) Jake Lynch (Art) Jim Boswell (Colours) Simon Bowland (Letters)

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, astral projection to pyrokinesis, its operatives deal with all manner of paranormal crimes. Cassandra ANDERSON is Psi-Div’s top telepath, who’s been responsible for saving the city on numerous occasions — not least against the undead superfiend Judge Death…

DEFOE // THE DIVISOR

Pat Mills (Script) S. K. Moore (Art) Ellie De Ville (Letters)

London, 1668. It is two years since the city was devastated by the Great Fire. From the ashes rose the undead, hungry for the flesh of the living. Protecting the populace are zombie hunters like Titus DEFOE, a former Leveller, who now makes it his mission to rid the capital of the ghouls. In this strange, clockpunk alternate past, supernatural entities have been passing info to humanity, enabling them to build rocketships…

SINISTER DEXTER // WAITING IN CHAIRS

Dan Abnett (Script) Steve Yeowell (Art) John Charles (Colours) Ellie De Ville (Letters)

Downlode gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER are the best triggers money can buy. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension whose presence threatened the fabric of reality, they’ve found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knows who they are, apart from hacker Billi Octavo. Now, after a bodyguarding gig went south, Dexter has been badly injured…

THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // DOOMED

Kek-W (Script) Dave Kendall (Art) Annie Parkhouse (Letters)

The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming, and creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. While the survivors attempt to resist the undead horde, the neighbouring Soviets have seen the chaos as an ideal time to launch an attack on their enemies…