Cover by Clint Langley


‘You haven’t got a hope in hell…’ Isn’t that the Terran expression?

Well, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic has got its very own Hope in the shape of magical private investigator and cover star Mallory, and he’s indeed in hell — trapped in a hallucinogenic nightmare as he follows the leads in New York’s crow trade.

It’s just one of the five circuit-scorching stories found within this pulse-pounding publication! Elsewhere, you’ll discover the shocking human tragedy of life in 22nd-century Guatemala in Judge Dredd, you’ll cheer Defoe on as he gallops after the deranged followers of Irdonozur to stop their moon mission in The Divisor, you’ll be plunged into claustrophobic confines of Salma Habitat in Brink, and you’ll be transported to a world on the edge of annihilation in Doomed!

They all contribute to the scrotnig 2000 AD experience, the cumulative effect of which is akin to swan-diving into a tornado, leaving you shaken and discombobulated yet exhilarated and ready to repeat the process all over again seven days later!

2000 AD Prog 2154 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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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, he’s travelled to the rogue nation of Guatemala, site of a robot coup, to investigate its nuclear capabilities…

HOPE // UNDER FIRE – Part Five

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 to look into the dealing of the magical drug crow…

BRINK // HATE BOX – Part Five

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. Now, HSD cop Bridget Kurtis has been made head of Major Case Division on Salma Habitat…


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. Now, following the disaster of the moon-bound rocketship the Isaac Newton, he’s discovered that the entity Irdonozur is seeking to escape Earth…


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…