Prog 2179 sees more new Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, Aquila, Survival Geeks, and Hershey!


Welcome once again, Thrill-seeking Squaxx, to the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! Our rivet-bustingly busy droids have yet another zarjaz thirty-two pages of scintillating sci-fi and fantasy to energise your depleted excitement circuits.

Inside you’ll find more scrotnig future fiction featuring Judge Dredd, Hershey and Skip Tracer, history and horror collide in Aquila, and there’s pop-culture comedy courtesy of those Survival Geeks — all in all, another jam-packed prog guaranteed to enliven any lockdown!

With the stores nationwide — indeed, globally — closed while you Terrans deal with the coronavirus pandemic, many of will have no doubt been turning to for all your Thrill-powered needs.

If you haven’t, I heartily recommend you keep an eye on 2000 AD’s social media feeds because you may be otherwise missing out on some truly ghafflebette online-exclusive deals.

Recently, I have tasked my shop-bots to release entire years’ worth of digital progs at knockdown prices, and there’s groats off selected graphic novels, website-only editions such as David Roach’s variant cover for his Masters of British Comic Art, and more. Don’t miss out, Earthlets!

Let the House of Tharg feed your brains! Enjoy, Squaxx!

2000 AD Prog 2179 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 Stewart K. Moore

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Script: Kenneth Niemand / Art: PJ Holden / Colours: Quinton Winter / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Chimpsky’s Law / 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: James Peaty / Art: Paul Marshall / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Simon Bowland

SKIP TRACER // Nimrod / Part Nine

The Cube, the 27th century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable and wanted criminal. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker, who, after a battlefield injury, was left with powerful psi-abilities…

Script: Gordon Rennie / Art: Patrick Goddard / Colours: Pippa Bowland / Letters: Jim Campbell

AQUILA // The Burning Fields // Part Six

Following Spartacus’s failed revolt against his Roman masters, his rebel army was
crucified. Amongst these was the slave-turned-gladiator AQUILA, who cried out to the
gods for vengeance — and was answered by Ammit the Devourer, a deity that gifted
him with immortality in return for keeping her fed with evil men’s souls. Now, Aquila
wants to be released from Ammit’s bond, and is hunting for clues to her location…

Script: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby / Art: Neil Googe / Colours: Gary Caldwell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SURVIVAL GEEKS // Crisis of Infinite Nerds / Part Five

Somewhere in the outer limits of space/time, plunging through the planes of reality,
is what looks like a regular suburban two-up two-down, but it is in fact powered by
misfiring transdimensional technology. Inside live sci-fi obsessives Clive, Rufus and
Simon, plus reluctant housemate Sam and pet Cthulhu Howard: explorers on the edge
of beyond, they’re never far from trouble on the worlds they visit…

Script: Rob Williams / Art: Simon Fraser / Letters: Simon Bowland

HERSHEY // Disease / Part Five

Judge Barbara Hershey was one of Justice Department’s most respected and capable young officers before she became Chief Judge. Leading the city through numerous challenges, she only occasionally clashed with Dredd — until the ‘Small House’ affair and the revelation of Judge Smiley’s clandestine operations on her watch. Now, though, a microbial virus has seen Hershey resign, and her health suffer to the point of death…