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2000 AD Prog 2249 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2249 is out now! Featuring brand new Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, Tharg’s 3rillers and Jaegir, plus a complete Terror Tale!

PROG 2249 out now

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2249 is OUT NOW!

Everything wraps up this prog, Terrans, to clear the decks for the bumper jumping-on issue heading into your dimension in seven days’ time.

Last week we revealed that Rob Williams, Arthur Wyatt and Jake Lynch would be collaborating on the Dredd tale The Hard Way, and we can confirm that joining it will be the start of the next Scarlet Traces arc Storm Front by the regular creative combo of Ian Edginton and D’Israeli as war explodes between the Martians and the other races of the solar system.

Not only that but we also have the opening chapter of the second book of The Out by Dan Abnett and Mark Harrison, the follow-up to last year’s breakout (break Out?) hit, charting the galactic adventures of photojournalist Cyd, plus The Diaboliks return in Arrivederci Roma by Gordon Rennie and Antonio Fuso, and Pandora Perfect gets her first series courtesy of Roger Langridge and Brett Parson.

All this and a one-off Anderson, Psi-Division story by Maura McHugh and Lee Carter and a Future Shock from Chris Weston! It’s a zarjaz extravaganza you cannot afford to miss, Squaxx.

The Thrill-levels spike on 22 September, humes!

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Cover Art by Paul Marshall / Cover Colours by Dylan Teague

Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Nick Percival / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The House on Bleaker Street // Part Three!

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! Now, he’s trapped in a mysterious derelict house with an eerie reputation…


Script: James Peaty / Art: Paul Marshall / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Jim Campbell

SKIP TRACER // Eden // Part Twelve!

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 psi-tracker. Now, Blake and his infant daughter must escape from captivity…


Script: John Tomlinson / Art: Silvia Califano / Letters: Simon Bowland

TERROR TALES // The Thing In Cell 4!

Experience the terrifying side of Thrill-power with these one-off tales from beyond the veil of sanity. Whether they be ghostly goings-on that send shivers up the spine or guts-to-the-wall splatterfests that sear the retina and paralyse the mind, nothing is
what it seems in these glimpses of a realm beyond our own. In a London police station, Detective Constable Lee Ryall is interviewing a strange suspect called Skene…


Script: Robert Murphy / Art: Steven Austin / Colours: Matt Soffe / Letters: Simon Bowland

THARG’S 3RILLERS // The Mask of Laverna // Part Three!

Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! London, 2021, and Adelphi is an Oracle, capable of communicating with the gods. Assisted by her
guardian spirit Erwin, she keeps tabs on the the ancient deities. Now, gangster Genadi Chakarov is using magical means to terminate his former partner…


Script: Gordon Rennie/ Art: Simon Coleby / Colours: Len O’Grady / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JAEGIR // The Path of Kali // Part Three!

The Greater Nordland Republic. While the Norts are currently engaged in a galaxy-wide war with the Southers, it falls to military officers such as Kapiten-Inspector Atalia JAEGIR of the Nordland State Security Police to investigate war criminals amongst her own ranks. She’s also suffering from the Strigoi curse, a fault in the Nort DNA. Now, after having been tortured by Southers, Jaegir’s determined to wipe out the enemy…

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2000 AD Prog 2248 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2248 is out now! Featuring brand new Judge Dredd, Skip Tracer, Dexter, Tharg’s 3rillers and Jaegir!

PROG 2248 out now

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2248 is OUT NOW!

It’s that time of the week once again, Squaxx, when Tharg and his creator-droids transport you out of your current reality and plunge you direct into the circuit-shattering maelstrom that is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.

We’ve got the searing second episodes of Judge Dredd, Jaegir and the 3riller The Mask of Laverna, the penultimate part of Skip Tracer: Eden, and the finale to the current Dexter arc Somewhere, Beyond the Sea as the Bulletopia storyline returns later this year!

With everything wrapping up next issue, it can only mean that an all-new line-up is heading your way in Prog 2250, on sale 22 September, and as is traditional now it’ll be a bumper 48-page humdinger with a stunning roster of strips.

What can you expect within its pulse-pounding pages? Well, first up writers Rob Williams and Arthur Wyatt collaborate with artist Jake Lynch on the Dredd thriller The Hard Way, which finds Ol’ Stoney-Face and Accounts Judge Maitland targeted for assassination on the undersea waystation of Atlantis. Expect explosions, heavy-duty firepower, and a more motley crew of
mercenaries you could possibly hope to meet!

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2000 AD Prog 2248 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 Art by Cliff Robinson / Cover Colours by Dylan Teague

Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Nick Percival / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The House on Bleaker Street // Part Two!

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! Now, he’s trapped in a mysterious derelict house with an eerie reputation…


Script: James Peaty / Art: Paul Marshall / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Jim Campbell

SKIP TRACER // Eden // Part Eleven!

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 psi-tracker. Now, Blake and his infant daughter have been captured…


Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Tazio Bettin / Colours: John Charles / Letters: Simon Bowland

DEXTER // Somewhere Beyond The Sea // Part Five!

Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER were the best hitmen money could buy in the future city of Downlode. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension, they found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knew who they were. But now a rogue A.I. is at large, which took control of Sinister, forcing Dex to kill him. But Sinister has been resurrected, and Dex, Billi and Carrie are on the run…


Script: Robert Murphy / Art: Steven Austin / Colours: Matt Soffe / Letters: Simon Bowland

THARG’S 3RILLERS // The Mask of Laverna // Part Two!

Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! London, 2021, and Adelphi is an Oracle, capable of communicating with the gods. Assisted by her
guardian spirit Erwin, she keeps tabs on the the ancient deities. Now, gangster Genadi Chakarov is using magical means to terminate his former partner…


Script: Gordon Rennie/ Art: Simon Coleby / Colours: Len O’Grady / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JAEGIR // The Path of Kali // Part Two!

The Greater Nordland Republic. While the Norts are currently engaged in a galaxy-wide war with the Southers, it falls to military officers such as Kapiten-Inspector Atalia JAEGIR of the Nordland State Security Police to investigate war criminals amongst her own ranks. She’s also suffering from the Strigoi curse, a fault in the Nort DNA. Now, after having been tortured by Southers, Jaegir’s determined to wipe out the enemy…

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2000 AD Covers Uncovered – Norty Norty!

Truly, there are celebrations in the 2000 AD Covers Uncovered sub-sub-sub-basement today as I finally get to feature the work of the magnificent Simon Coleby. I have long been a fan of this brilliant artist; a droid who renders death and destruction, creepy looking skulls and industrial tech better than anyone I can think of. 

Simon is back on art duties for the current Jaegir story ‘In The Realm of Pyrrhus,’ which sees Kapiten-Inspector Atalia Jaegir return to the hellhole that is Nu-Earth. Atalia and her team are on a mysterious mission at the behest of a particularly nasty war criminal, but what could be so important that she would travel to such a forsaken planet?

Simon was kind enough to send several images and let us into the secrets of his workflow, he said “Tharg’s original brief was really straightforward — something along the lines of ‘Maybe Atalia running towards us across a Nu Earth Battlefield’. That was fine, but I decided to just try something a little different, so I went with a first sketch of a hallucinatory/nightmare image of Atalia’s Dads’ big, scarred head looming up out of the chem-clouds. In retrospect; not the strongest idea ever, and a bit cliched…”

“Bloody Josef Jaegir, always has his head in the clouds!”

Simon continues “Tharg didn’t go for that one, quite wisely. Also, in retrospect, the previous couple of progs have featured fairly close shots of heads and faces, so it was right to take this another way. Of course, Tharg alone has the insight to know these things — we humble droids do well to heed the inhumanly wise words of Green Bonce.” (And it’s the best way to avoid a Rigellion Hot Shot – P-Wls.)

“My pencils for the finished version came together quite quickly, without any major issues. These days, rather than graphite, I tend to do a quick coloured-pencil layout, then refine that work in fine-liners and markers. I find that gives me a much cleaner scan, and makes the inking a more straightforward process.”

Norts and Crosses

“The ‘pencils’ shown here are precisely that scan. The coloured version is what I print out, on A3 bristol board, and then ink.”

“Whose stupid idea was it to do the Nu-Earth fun run in these stinking costumes?” 

“The inks are very close to the pencils, as almost all the design decisions have been resolved at that stage. In the inks, I’m largely concentrating on line weights and textures — anything to add life to the piece. Cut up bits of kitchen sponge dipped in Indian ink is one of the very expensive, elite, hi-tech tools I tend to use a lot.”

“Nu-Earth is so Bracing! And it’s quicker by Black Hole!”

With sponges dirtied and stunning inks complete, the art is taken by Souther Hoppa to colourist supremo Len O’Grady. Len has been absolutely knocking it out of the park with his colouring on Simon’s interior work, really bringing the disgusting, cloying chem clouds of Nu-Earth to life. Simon was quick to praise him, he said “Len’s colours are consistently amazing, and he’s added so much to my work on ‘Jaegir’. I was absolutely delighted when he sent me a copy of this one. The chem clouds are almost psychedelic in their luminous, toxic intensity. I imagine you’d hallucinate colours like that if your mask failed on Nu Earth. Very pretty to look at, as your lungs exit through your nostrils. Good times!”

“Down the road I look, and there rots Mary! Skin peeled off and looking scary! It’s gross, to touch, the green, green gas of home!” Popular song by Tomac Joneski.

As I gushed at the beginning of this piece, I’m a big fan of the Coleby droid. He is responsible for some of my very favourite 2000 AD moments and a few of my very favourite covers, including this gloriously subversive Low Life cover of Prog 1521…

Lollyfragging!

And when Total War were at their height, Simon brought us this magnificent slice of Mega-City destruction!

BOOMS-Day for Mega-City One!

And finally, this wonderful wraparound for the Origins epic which is truly (law)masterful!

Just another day at the office…

A huge, huge thanks to Simon, there’s another off the bucket list!

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2000AD Covers Uncovered – Jaegir Bomb!

Prog 1996 features the return of Kapitan-Inspector Atalia Jaegir, of the Nordland State Security Police. Atalia, who is infected with the fearsome Strigoi curse which can mutate it’s victims into fearsome monsters, is part of the Nordland Security Forces who deal with war criminals. The brutal war between the Norts and the Southers has seen its fair share of atrocities, many by members of the Jaegar family. When the time comes, will she be able to bring them to account?

The stiking cover is by Dredd: Uprising and Aquila artist Paul Davidson and is an absolute cracker! I reached out to Paul and he was kind enough to send some fantastic work in progress images and notes about his creative process. He said “Tharg knew what he wanted, so we bypassed the stage of various rough design proposals. From his description, i went straight to a well finished rough…” 

A tagline from the Ronseal School of Taglines…

“Once that was given the green light, I proceeded to inks…”

As usual, the troops were quite literally behind Jaegir!

“I then blocked in the background colour as I visualised this with a strong warm colour background, with a cool foreground for maximum punch…”

Red sky at night, Nordland’s do fight! Red Sky in the morning, Nordland’s warring!

“I then added the cool tones to the main deal using Copic markers bought from my local corner shop!”

Here’s pen in your eye!

“And then more of the same to completion…”

Embarrasingly, Jaegir had a piece of lavvy roll handing out of the back of her trousers…

Paul was thrilled with the work done by Tharg’s design team, he said “Picking up on the white light on her face, picked up very nicely in the typography……all tied in nicely………it’s great when that happens!”

Atalia gets ready for a scrap in the scrap.

It’s great for us too, as this is a fine cover for a great character! Thanks to Paul for sending the images and insights, please go visit his website at http://www.pauldavidsonart.com/ 

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast: Jaegir

This week on the official 2000 AD podcast, we talk to writer Gordon Rennie, artist Simon Coleby, and colourist Len O’Grady about Jaegir, the hit new series set in the world of Rogue Trooper that has just had its first collection released in the UK and US.

Rennie and Coleby’s series flips the coin on one of 2000 AD’s most popular characters, Rogue Trooper, to bring you the untold stories from behind the Iron Curtain of the Great Nordland Republic, his jackbooted adversaries. Kapiten-Inspector Atalia Jaegir of the Nordland State Security Police is charged with investigating and tracking down war criminals. Merging Fatherland with Edge of Tomorrow, Jaegir is tough, uncompromising, and driven – but hated by her own side, the thinly veiled Nazi analogues from Rogue Trooper.

Jaegir: The Beasts Within is another 2000 AD collection being published in the UK this month and North America in late October.

Every fortnight join publicity droid Molch-R on the official 2000 AD podcast, where he talks to the creators from around the globe and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the latest from the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

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