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2000 AD Prog 2264 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2264 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, The Order, Kingmaker, and The Out!

PROG 2264 out now

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2264 is OUT NOW!

Back again for more circuit-shattering excitement, Squaxx? Who can blame you — with a line-up like this, there’s no question that your diodes would be demanding more.

Sky-courier Mona Plankhurst has to avoid the full arsenal of Justice Department in part two of Working Girl; Proteus Vex is a wanted being in Desire Paths; we learn something of Cassi’s past in The Order; Ichnar establishes his powerbase in Kingmaker; and we reach the final ghafflebette instalment of The Out Book Two, Dan Abnett and Mark Harrison’s breakout hit series that has unquestionably struck a chord with you Terrans.

Needless to say, Tharg wouldn’t be the illustrious editor of the GGC if he hadn’t already charged those creator-bots with a third arc of Cyd’s adventures, so look out for that towards the end of 2022!

Talking of year-long projects, you may have noticed a single-page feature in last week’s issue — Scott Montgomery’s Brimful of Thrills on the 45 articles will appear in every prog over the next twelve months, each one covering the highlights of a year in the life of this pulse-pounding publication!

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2000 AD Prog 2264 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 Patrick Goddard / Cover Colours by Dylan Teague

Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Patrick Goddard / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Working Girl // 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. Crime is rampant and only the Judges — zero-tolerance cops empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, courier Mona Plankhurst had become involved in a highly dangerous delivery scheme…


Script: Ian Edginton / Art: Leigh Gallagher / Letters: Jim Campbell

KINGMAKER // Falls The Shadow // Part Three!

The Nine Kingdoms may have defeated Ichnar the Wraith King to live in relative peace, but they hadn’t reckoned on the Thorn — a race of aliens that occupied their world with the intention of strip-mining its magic. Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and dryad Princess Yarrow believed they may have the means to stop them — but Ichnar manifested in Ablard, and Crixus and Yarrow were forced to kill him. Ichnar’s spirit escaped…


Script: Kek-W / Art: John Burns / Letters: Simon Bowland

THE ORDER // Fantastic Voyage / Part Three!

Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wurms, creatures that break into our reality. Defending humanity are the men and women of THE ORDER, a band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But time has become fractured, and now the despotic Francis Bacon is determined to rule a vast empire. Anna Kohl and the others, fleeing Bacon, have tumbled over Times Edge…


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

THE OUT // Book Two / Part Fourteen!

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 been seeking other ex-pat humans, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag — but now she’s discovered that she’s been contaminated by the Tankinar, turning her into a cyborg…


Script: Mike Carroll / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Simon Bowland

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part Three!

Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium
agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — has now become an enemy of the Alliance when he released information about past war crimes…

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2000 AD Prog 2263 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2263 is out now! Featuring new Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, The Order, Kingmaker, and The Out!

PROG 2263 out now

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2263 is OUT NOW!

Welcome to the space-year 2022, Squaxx, and it’s a very special twelve months ahead of us as we’re commencing the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’s forty-fifth anniversary year, another scrotnig milestone for Tharg’s august organ.

Needless to say, there are plenty of celebratory treats to come, not least the publication of the back-breakingly huge 2000 AD Encyclopedia in February as well creator-centric collections such as The Best of John Wagner’s Judge Dredd in March to coincide with four and a half decades of Mega-City One’s hyper-cop.

So we suggest you stick around, Terrans, because you won’t want to miss the Thrills heading your way! Not least, of course, the wonders to be found in this pulsating prog itself — we trust your circuits have suitably recovered from our zarjaz Xmas issue
and are ready for more, as we have the second ghafflebette instalments of The Order, Kingmaker and Proteus Vex, the penultimate part of The Out, and the start of an all-new Dredd thriller from Ken Niemand and Patrick Goddard featuring the return of delivery skysurfer Mona Plankhurst. Enjoy, humes!

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2000 AD Prog 2263 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: Patrick Goddard / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Working Girl // 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. Crime is rampant and only the Judges — zero-tolerance cops empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!


Script: Ian Edginton / Art: Leigh Gallagher / Letters: Jim Campbell

KINGMAKER // Falls The Shadow // Part Two!

The Nine Kingdoms may have defeated Ichnar the Wraith King to live in relative peace, but they hadn’t reckoned on the Thorn — a race of aliens that occupied their world with the intention of strip-mining its magic. Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and dryad Princess Yarrow believed they may have the means to stop them — but Ichnar manifested in Ablard, and Crixus and Yarrow were forced to kill him. Ichnar’s spirit escaped…


Script: Kek-W / Art: John Burns / Letters: Simon Bowland

THE ORDER // Fantastic Voyage / Part Two!

Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wurms, creatures that break into our reality. Defending humanity are the men and women of THE ORDER, a band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But time has become fractured, and now the despotic Francis Bacon is determined to rule a vast empire. Anna Kohl and the others, fleeing Bacon, have tumbled over Times Edge…


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

THE OUT // Book Two / Part Thirteen!

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 been seeking other ex-pat humans, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag — but now she’s trying to escape the relentless Tankinar…


Script: Mike Carroll / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Simon Bowland

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part Two!

Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium
agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — has now become an enemy of the Alliance when he released information about past war crimes…

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2000 AD Prog 2262 is out now!

2000 AD bumper Xmas Prog 2262 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd and The Out, brand new Kingmaker, The Order and Proteus Vex, and complete Dexter, The Fall of Deadworld and Tales From Mega-City One!

PROG 2262 out now

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2262 is OUT NOW!

Another year many of us would be glad to see the back of has come to an end, but here within the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic it’s been a zarjaz explosion of circuit-shattering stories that have tested your buffers to the limit.

Well, there’s no let-up for this final prog of 2021 as we have a ghafflebette new roster of treats to delight you — we’ve got the next series of Kingmaker, The Order and Proteus Vex, there’s the latest instalment of The Out, and complete Dexter, Fall of Deadworld and Tales From Mega-City One. Plus Judge Dredd meets some strangely familiar faces…

Next year is, of course, 2000 AD’s forty-fifth anniversary so we got lots to get excited about as Tharg and the droids celebrate this epic milestone in fine style with scrotnig new collections, the awesome 2000 AD Encyclopedia, and plenty of specials that
will get your diodes dancing. As ever, stick with the Comic of Tomorrow and you won’t go far wrong!

Remember, this pulse-pounding prog is on sale for three weeks, so we’ll see you all again on 5 January 2022. All that’s left for us to say is that we trust you’ll have a merry (and safe) Xmas and a happy new year. And if you’re still trying to think of that perfect gift to give a loved one, you can’t do better than a Thrill-powered subscription to Tharg’s Mighty Organ.

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2000 AD Prog 2262 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 Toby Willsmer

Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Richard Elson / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Trinity!

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. Crime is rampant and only the Judges — zero-tolerance cops empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop
total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!


Script: Kek-W / Art: Dave Kendall / Letters: Jim Campbell

THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // Jessica!

The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming, and creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating
all life, which they see as a crime. Young survivor Jess was leading a rescue party to save Judge Fairfax when she was dragged across the dimensional veil…


Script: Ian Edginton / Art: Leigh Gallagher / Letters: Jim Campbell

KINGMAKER // Falls The Shadow // Part One!

The Nine Kingdoms may have defeated Ichnar the Wraith King to live in relative peace, but they hadn’t reckoned on the Thorn — a race of aliens that occupied their world with the intention of strip-mining its magic. Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and dryad Princess Yarrow believe they may have the means to stop them — not least because Crixus can somehow conjure the Ebora, the world-spirit. But Ichnar has manifested in Ablard…


Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Tazio Bettin / Colours: Matt Soffe / Letters: Simon Bowland

DEXTER // Bulletopia Chapter Eight / Hosanna!

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, and Dexter, Carrie Hosanna and Billi Octavo are on the run, trying to get to sanctuary in Mangapore…


Script: Kek-W / Art: John Burns / Letters: Simon Bowland

THE ORDER // Fantastic Voyage / Part One!

Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wurms, creatures that break into our reality. Defending humanity are the men and women of THE ORDER, a band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But time has become fractured, and now the despotic Francis Bacon is determined to rule a vast empire. Anna Kohl and the others, fleeing Bacon, have tumbled over Times Edge…


Script: Karl Stock / Art: James Newell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

TALES FROM MEGA-CITY ONE // Christmas Comes To Devil’s Island!

Mega-City One, 2099 AD. The vast metropolis is still in the process of taking shape, some elements of the old world still existing alongside the new. Iso-cubes continue to be built, and for the time being the maximum security facility that houses the worst
criminals is Devil’s Island, situated amidst the megways. With traffic roaring past twenty-four hours a day, escape is seemingly impossible…


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

THE OUT // Book Two / Part Twelve!

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 been seeking other ex-pat humans. But now the Tankinar are on the rampage and she’s sought refuge inside her sentient flatspace bag…


Script: Mike Carroll / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Simon Bowland

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part One!

Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium
agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — has now become an enemy of the Alliance when he released information about past war crimes…

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2000 AD Covers Uncovered – Orc Chop!

The bumper end of year Prog 2011 saw the debut of new strip Kingmaker by the dream team of Ian Edginton and Leigh Gallagher. This fantasy/Sci-fi mash upis become an instant hit with the readers, thanks to a hilarious script and stunning visuals by two top creators. Kingmaker follows the struggle of white wizard Ablard and his unlikely orc companion Crixus as they battle against an invading alien race known as The Thorn!

Leigh made an excellent video for the Mighty One’s zarjaz new “From the Drawingboard” series which you can follow on Youtube. You find it here. 

However, Leigh was kind enough to send his files to 2000 AD Covers Uncovered too. He said “Even though this was a cover for part 5 of Kingmaker, with it being our first, I wanted to make it an introduction to the aliens versus Middle Earth concept by Ian Edginton and myself.”

Below are Leigh’s approved roughs…

Orc-some!

Leigh continues “As you know this cover process was recorded for the ‘From The Drawing Board’ video series on Youtube. The thing is, that video was actually my second attempt, as seconds before I was about to send 2000 AD the original video, I made the mistake of showing it to my wife. Upon viewing the opening minutes, she had her mouth covered in utter horror and disbelief and told me that I can’t show that to anyone!”

“It may have been the extended screen time given to the “PJ Holden doll”,or the highly amusing banter to the camera, or the video cutting to me eating a mince pie for 30 seconds in the middle of the montage, or it may have been that after I added “Playgirl centrefold model” to my list of credits I had a half naked photo of me flash up on screen for half a second…. we’ll never know….”

“In any case, I went in a mood for half a day, then redid the opening of the video to what you see now. Hope you like it!” We certainly do Leigh, though I for one would be keen to see that mince pie montage…

Next we have Leigh’s “fairly loose” pencils, as he will be inking the cover himself…

“Up above… and below… sorry, you’re too slow!”

The pencils are scanned then inked on Leigh’s fancy new Ugee drawing tablet. Previously, he’d have used more traditional methods however, as he was recording for Tharg, he went the digital route…

Orc-estral Maneuvres in the Dark Ages.

With the image inked, it was time to digitally colour it to really make the cover pop!

Orc and Mage, stuffing!

Middle Earth sized thank you’s to the beautiful Mr Gallagher for sending the images. Please be sure to check out his work at http://leighgallagherart.blogspot.co.uk/