2020’s first Prog has brand new Judge Dredd, more new Feral & Foe, Proteus Vex, and The Zaucer of Zilk, plus more Brink!


We trust you’ve recovered, Terrans, from the circuit-shattering assault on the senses that was our Xmas extravaganza, and are recharged and ready for the start of a new year?

As ever, our droids have hit the ground running with a stunning line-up: inside this first prog of 2020 you’ll find the second scrotnig instalments of Feral & Foe, Proteus Vex and The Zaucer of Zilk — welcome to the new weird! — plus part fourteen of the ghafflebette Brink, and the start of a bizarre new case for Judge Dredd, courtesy of the Niemand and Cornwell creator-meks, as the lawman must bodyguard an imaginary friend. But just what is the mysterious threat that’s about to besiege an Iso- Block with the one intention of ‘killing Bloopy’?

Don’t look to us for answers, dear Squaxx — go read it!

As you’ve come to expect from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, the next twelve months will be packed with zarjazness — we’ve got the highly anticipated return of Sláine from Pat Mills and Leonardo Manco, visually stunning new series like The Out by the Durham Red duo of Dan Abnett and Mark Harrison, cosmic capers in Full Tilt Boogie by the De Campi and Ocaña droids,

As ever, expect maximum Thrillage!

2000 AD Prog 2163 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 Richard Elson

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Script: Kenneth Niemand / Art: Dan Cornwell / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Kill Bloopy // Part One

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 irradiated wasteland
known as the Cursed Earth to the west. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal and
crime is rampant. Tensions rest on a knife-edge and only the zero-tolerance Judges can
stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

Script: Dan Abnett / Art: I. N. J. Culbard / Letters: Simon Bowland

BRINK // HATE BOX – Part Fourteen

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 is investigating what looks like a gang-related mass-kill…

Script: Peter Hogan / Art/Story: Brendan McCarthy / Colours: Len OGrady McCarthy / Letters: Jim Campbell


The realm of Zilk, on the fringes of the imagination. The Zaucer was the wizard to
the royal court of Curtaindown, and was the most famous and powerful person in the
kingdom. But then came Errol Raine, master of despair from the world of Dankendreer,
who tried to take him down, and the Zaucer sacrificed his immortality to save his young
ward Tutu. Now, a mysterious figure called the Criminaut has stolen his fused wand…

Script: Michael Carroll / Art: Henry Flint / Letters: Simon Bowland


Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the
Obdurate people is now over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions of
Obdurate citizens, caused by the Alliance teleporting a dying white dwarf star into their
system. Now, decades later, as the galaxy’s races come to terms with an uneasy peace,
Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX must find the missing Chancellor Rho 7 Baryon…

Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Richard Elson / Colours: Richard/Joe Elson / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

FERAL & FOE // Part Two

It is five years after the Last-of-All-War, when the Monarchy succeeded in defeating
the Malign Lord, whose army of creatures sought to eradicate humanity. With their
leader dead, his minions are scattered across the lands, fleeing retribution from the
Wretchfinders. Necromancer Bode and warrior Wrath are two such beings, and have
been offered a deal — hunt and kill their own kind or be declared FERAL & FOE…