Prog 2168 sees more new Judge Dredd: Future Crimes Unit, while elsewhere there’s more new Feral & Foe, Proteus Vex, and The Zaucer of Zilk, plus penultimate Brink!


Welcome, Thrill-hungry humanoids, to your weekly blast of scorching sci-fi action, and it’s another humdinger of a prog, featuring the zarjaz latest instalments of Feral & Foe, Proteus Vex and The Zaucer of Zilk, plus the concluding chapter of the current Dredd thriller Future Crimes Unit and the penultimate part of Brink epic Hate Box — make sure you’re here in seven for the finale!

The ongoing sect-crime investigations of Kurtis and co have proved highly popular with you Squaxx — fear not, the Abnett and Culbard droids will be commencing work on Book Five imminently — and it’s undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed new Thrills to grace the Galaxy’s Greatest in the last few years.

 That’s why Tharg has selected it to appear in the forthcoming Best of 2000 AD series that will be hitting specialist comics stores from April!

A twelve-issue run of 96-page, perfectbound collections, featuring brand-new covers by the likes of Jamie McKelvie, Charlie Adlard, Becky Cloonan and more, the first issue will feature Judge Dredd: Terror by John Wagner and Colin MacNeil, plus the opening instalments of Jaegir, The Ballad of Halo Jones, and of course Brink. Don’t miss it, Terrans!

2000 AD Prog 2168 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: Joel Carpenter

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Script: Rory McConville / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Future Crimes Unit // Part Two

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 Nineteen

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 must stop the spread of a viral clip that sends the viewer insane…

Script: Peter Hogan / Art/Story: Brendan McCarthy / Colours: Len O Grady 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, Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX has been tracking the missing Chancellor
Rho 7 Baryon, but upon catching up with him Vex has been shot…

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

FERAL & FOE // Part Seven

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…