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2000 AD Prog 2250 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2250 is out now! Featuring completely new Judge Dredd, The Diaboliks, Scarlet Traces, Anderson Psi-Division, Pandora Perfect, Future Shocks and The Out!

PROG 2250 out now

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2250 is OUT NOW!

Welcome, Terrans, to the latest of our scrotnig bumper jumping-on issues, precision-engineered by the being from Betelgeuse and his indefatigable army of creator-droids to not only give you a hefty wallop to the Thrill-centres in your brains but also
entice new readers to join the loyal following of Squaxx dek Thargo (Friends of Tharg).

Within you’ll find the start of no less than five zarjaz new stories — Judge Dredd is targeted by mercenaries in The Hard Way, Cyd continues her interstellar journey in The Out, there’s unholy trouble in Rome in The Diaboliks, the fight against the Martians escalates in Scarlet Traces: Storm Front, and Regened star Pandora Perfect gets her first series — plus two complete tales in the shape of Chris Weston’s circuit-shattering Future Shock and an Anderson, Psi-Division thriller picking up on the fallout from the events of this year’s 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special.

Quite the humdinger of a prog, we think you’ll agree, humes, and we guarantee you won’t want miss an issue over the coming months — so do the smart thing and subscribe. Check out the ghafflebette new incentives and tell us you’re not tempted!

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Cover Art by Mick McMahon

Script: Rob Williams & Arthur Wyatt / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The Hard Way // Part One!

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Home to over 160 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the irradiated wasteland that is the Cursed Earth to the west. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal an
violent 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! Recently, Dredd and Accounts Judge Maitland have been targeting Euro crime-boss La Reine Rouge…


Script: Gordon Rennie/ Art: Antonio Fuso / Letters: Jim Campbell

THE DIABOLIKS // Arrivederci Roma // Part One!

Solomon Ravne and Jennifer Simmons were once part of Caballistics, Inc., a private paranormal troubleshooting outfit put together by reclusive rock star Ethan Kostabi. Jennifer, however, was thrown into Hell, and became possessed by a demon. After Caballistics was disbanded with the death of Kostabi, Ravne and Jenny became a couple, and are now working on behalf of the Malleus, destroying their demonic enemies…


Script: Ian Edginton / Art: Silvia Califano / Letters: Simon Bowland

SCARLET TRACES // Storm Front // Part One!

1968. It is decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology, but Britain is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, the Martians are on the attack, and Earth is seeking allies in Jupiter…


Script: Maura McHugh / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Jim Campbell

ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION // Be Psi-ing You!

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, it is at the forefront in the war against supernatural crime. Cassandra ANDERSON is the div’s top telepath, and recently teamed up with fellow psis Shakta and Corann Ryan, the latter shadowed by the ghost of her twin sister Lesley, to battle the Earth animus…


Script: Roger Langridge / Art: Brett Parson / Letters: Simon Bowland

PANDORA PERFECT // Mystery Moon // Part One!

Earth, the far future. No felon is more wanted than the nefarious Pandora Perez — burglar, safe-cracker, armed bandit and all-round career criminal. Just when the authorities thought that they’d finally managed to incarcerate her, her loyal robot assistant Gort came to her rescue and succeeded in breaking her out of her cell. Despite being a wanted woman, Pandora’s still up to her usual confidence tricks…

Script: Chris Weston / Art: Chris Weston / Letters: Simon Bowland

FUTURE SHOCKS // The Guardian & The Godchild!

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. Abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…

Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Mark Harrison / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

THE OUT // Book Two // Part One!

The furthest edge of the universe, far into the future. Cyd Finlea is photo-journalist working for the publishers Global Neographic, travelling deep into outer space — otherwise known as THE OUT — and cataloguing the alien societies that she encounters. She left Earth ten years ago and has lost track of how far she is from home, but regardless she keeps going, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag, seeking other ex-pat humans…

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2000 AD Prog 2233 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2233 is out now! This special all-ages edition is jampacked with all new Cadet Dredd, Future Shocks, Anderson, Psi-Division, Pandora Perfect and Department K!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2233 is OUT NOW!

Joko-Jargo’s Uncle Tharg has once more passed him the editorial reins for the second Regened takeover of 2021, and you’ll find within a couple of strips that continue from previous instalments.

Psi-Judge Anderson, having tackled the threat of an alien incursion in her last couple of adventures, decides to confront the extra-terrestrial menace before it reaches Earth in Deep Burn by Cavan Scott and Paul Davidson; and the last time we saw Department K in Prog 2196 they were stuck between dimensions and faced a long journey home — find out how they got on in Stranded by Rory McConville and PJ Holden.

Add to that zarjaz Thrills with Cadet Dredd, courtesy of Liam Johnson and Jake Lynch, the Langridge and Parson droids’ Pandora Perfect, and a complete Future Shock from Colin Harvey and Tom Newell, and you have another scrotnig selection of circuit-scrambling stories!

If you missed any previous Regened instalments, fear not, for they are being collected up into graphic novel editions. Volume One is out now, and Volume Two is heading your way in July so pop over to shop.2000AD.com and grab a copy. That kind of concentrated Thrill-power is sure to sell out fast!

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Cover Art by Neil Googe / Cover Colours by Gary Caldwell

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Script: Liam Johnson / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

CADET DREDD // Lawbreaker!

Mega-City One, 2076 AD. Home to over 800 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic
North America. On one side is the polluted Black Atlantic, and to the west is the blasted radlands of the Cursed Earth. Overcrowding in the metropolis is rife, unemployment is at ninety per cent, boredom is universal and crime is rampant. Only the Judges — a zero-tolerance police force empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. CADET JOE DREDD — together with his clone-brother Rico — is a rising star in Justice Department, and will one day be its finest officer. Make no mistake, he is the Law!


Script: Colin Harvey / Art: Tom Newell / Colours: John Charles / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

FUTURE SHOCKS // Space Expectations!

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. Abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected. Mankind has always sought to find extra-terrestrial life in the galaxy, believing that humanity is not alone. So robots like Expectation are sent into the depths of the cosmos to seek out evidence of alien civilisations…


Script: Cavan Scott / Art: Paul Davidson / Colours: Matt Soffe / Letters: Simon Bowland

ANDERSON, PSI DIVISION // Deep Burn!

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic
talents — from precognition to exorcism, projection to pyrokinesis, it deals with all manner of paranormal crimes, and is often the city’s first defence against supernatural threats. Cassandra ANDERSON is Justice Department’s top telepath — warm, empathetic and often flippant, she’s not your usual Judge, and she still sees the good in the Big Meg’s citizens. Recently, she’s become aware of incursions by an alien species seeking to bring order to planet Earth. Realising that they’ll attack soon, she’s chosen to head them off in space…


Script: Roger Langridge / Art: Brett Parson / Letters: Simon Bowland

PANDORA PERFECT // Night of the Guffwarbler!

Earth, the far future. While the towering starscrapers and flying cars may make this look like some idealised Utopia, crime is still a major problem, and there’s no felon more wanted than the nefarious Pandora Perez — burglar, safe-cracker, armed bandit and all-round career criminal. Just when the authorities thought that they’d finally managed to incarcerate her, her loyal robot assistant Gort came to her rescue and succeeded in breaking her out of her cell. Despite being a wanted woman, Pandora’s still up to her usual confidence tricks, and now she’s looking to score a big payday by stealing the very rare Guffwarbler…


Script: Rory McConville / Art: PJ Holden / Colours: Len O’Grady / Letters: Jim Campbell

DEPARTMENT K // Stranded!

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Justice Dept has many divisions within it tasked with dealing with the threats that face the metropolis. The psychic personnel of Psi-Division, for example, are at the forefront in the fight against supernatural foes, while Tek-Div conducts all manner of experiments and develops advanced weaponry. The mysterious DEPARTMENT K is a branch of the latter, whose brief is to tackle interdimensional enemies that are seeking to break through the walls of reality. Headed by Judge Kirby, the team is made up of Mechanismo robot Estabon, alien Blackcurrant and recent intern Afua, but right now they’re stuck, far from home…

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2000AD Covers Uncovered – Don’t even THINK about it!

Mrs Anderson’s little girl returns to Prog 1993 with this fantastic cover by new droid Christian Ward. ‘The Candidate’ by Emma Beeby, Nick Dyer, Richard Elson and Ellie DeVille sees the Big Meg’s premier Psi Judge tasked with protecting controversial politician Carol Smart. A career politician whose Manifesto calls for more judges and increased judicial powers, Smart has made herself a target for the terrorist group known as the Citien’s Army. Can Anderson and Rookie-Judge Flowers protect her in time for the forthcoming mayoral elections?

Cover artist Christian Ward gives us his debut cover for the series, his pychedelic style perfectly complimenting the character. Christian is co-creator and dazzling artist of ODY-C (his panel layouts are amazing!) and has worked on a host of impressive titles such as The Uncanny X-Men, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dr Who and more.

As a long term 2000AD fan, Christian was delighted to work for the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic! He said “Like a lot of UK comic artists, I grew up on 2000ad. Characters like Dredd and Nemesis the Warlock and artists like Brendan McCarthy and Simon Bisley were hugely influential. It was a revelation that comics didn’t all have to look the same, that they could be non-traditional, or painted, or abstract, or that it could be way more bold and exciting than what I’d previously seen in the pages of American comics. You can see the DNA of it in my art, particularly in the pyschedelia of my creator-owned comic ODY-C which I do with Matt Fraction. It was a huge thrill to get to do a cover and what better character to have a crack at than Anderson. It was great to portray one of the coolest psychic characters there is!”

The brief was pretty straight forward. Just a shot of Anderson with ‘a psychedelic effect flowing out of her’. My initial thought was to have a sense of the threat around her but i quickly dropped that to focus on Anderson…”

Below is Christian’s initial rough sketch…

Cassandra Anderson in ‘Fantastic Voyage!’ 

And some exploration of his initial idea…

“I’m watching you!”

Tense, nervous headache? Take Megadol!

Christian continues “The favourite was against the white but with a flat colour rather than the white. Nice and straight forward…”

With the initial idea nailed, it was time for the pencils…

Anderson in her psychic form?

And with the pencils done, it was time for Christian to get to work on his trademark psychedelia! Ta da!

“You ain’t seen me, roight!?!”

As you can see, Christian had a blast with the cover, he said “All in all the cover was fun and I hope it’s the first of many!” Us too!

Be sure to check out Christian’s website, it’s eye poppingly zarjaz!