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2000 AD Prog 2228 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2228 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Thistlebone, Feral & Foe and Tharg’s 3rillers! Plus the final episode of Sláine: Dragontamer!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2228 is OUT NOW!

Those Squaxx among you that have been eagerly awaiting the final episode of the latest Sláine adventure Dragontamer need wait no longer for the Mills and Manco droids are back this very prog for the unfortunately delayed but nevertheless utterly
scrotnig climax.

Elsewhere, we have the latest zarjaz instalments of A Penitent Man, Feral & Foe and Thistlebone, and the concluding chapter of the 3riller Chorus & the Ring!

A Thrill-packed prog, I think you’ll agree, Terrans, but the excitement isn’t just within these pulsating pages — this week also sees the release of Judge Dredd Megazine 431, and it’s an equally ghafflebette issue with no less than three new stories.

Ol’ Stoney-Face discovers what happens when you drokk with Bob, courtesy of Ken Niemand and Ian Richardson, Devlin Waugh gets his hands dirty in The Lord of Lies by Aleš Kot and Mike Dowling, and James Peaty and Warren Pleece return to Brit-Cit for the second book of gangland drama Diamond Dogs. Add to that the unmissable final part of Megatropolis, and the continuing carnage of Deliverance, and it’s an essential purchase for every dedicated Thrill-seeker!

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Cover Art by Leonardo Manco

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Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Tom Foster / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // A PENITENT MAN // Part Four!

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 zero-tolerance Judges can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Former Judge Kyle Asher has recently returned from Titan, having served a twenty-year sentence. But he’s facing a hostile reception from the SJS…


Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Richard Elson / Letters: Jim Campbell

FERAL & FOE II // Part Five!

It is five years after the Last-of-All-War, when the Monarchy succeeded in defeating the Malign Lord. With their leader dead, his minions are scattered, fleeing retribution from the Wretchfinders. Necromancer Bode and warrior Wrath are two such beings, and were offered a deal — hunt and kill their own kind or be declared FERAL & FOE. Now, they’ve sought out Golgone the Necromancer…


Script: Pat Mills / Art: Leonardo Manco / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SLÁINE // Dragontamer // Part Ten!

Albion. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, but is now a wanderer, seeking adventure where the Goddess directs him. Currently in Albion, he’s been battling against the Trojan forces
of the tyrannical Emperor Brutus, whose Dragon Squadrons have been subjugating the populace. Sláine’s discovered that Brutus has a deranged half-dragon son, Alban…


Script: T.C. Eglington / Art: Simon Davis / Letters: Simon Bowland

THISTLEBONE // POISONED ROOTS // Part Eight!

Britain, 2020. It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terryifying experiences at the hands of Jasper Hillman’s THISTLEBONE worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. In the process of researching for a book on the Thistlebone legend, Seema believes much of it centres around one man — Malcolm Kinniburgh…


Script: James Peaty / Art: Mike Collins / Colours: Dylan Teague / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

THARG’S 3RILLERS // CHORUS & THE RING // 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! It’s the fifty-seventh century, and with Earth a distant memory its people have since spread across the stars. One such group is The Divine Chorus of Freedom, a religious movement based on a ring of asteroids. Now, Battle Sister Evangelista is investigating the fate of the War-Pontiff…

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2000 AD Prog 2221 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2221 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and brand new Thistlebone!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2221 is OUT NOW!

Welcome back to your regular progamming, Terrans, after last week’s Regened divergence (Joko-Jargo will return in May for the second of the all-ages specials), and we kick off this issue with two new stories — Dredd is tracking down the killer of Captain Cookies, courtesy of the Niemand and Holden droids, and T.C. Eglington and Simon Davis bring us Poisoned Roots, the follow-up to acclaimed folk-horror nerve-jangler Thistlebone (the GN collection of which is out next month).

Add to that more zarjazness with Proteus Vex, Durham Red and the penultimate episode of Sláine, and you have another pulse-pounding prog!

Busy, busy times here at the House of the GGC — available now from Penguin Random House to download from Audible are five audio adaptations of 2000 AD series — America, The Pit, The Horned God, Brink and The Ballad of Halo Jones — featuring
the vocal talents of Joseph Fiennes, Colin Morgan, Sheila Atim, Richard Armitage and more.

And don’t miss School’s Out Forever, the first feature from Rebellion Film & TV, available to rent or buy from Sky, Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play and others!

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Cover Art by PJ Holden (after Ezquerra)

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

JUDGE DREDD // WHO KILLED CAPTAIN COOKIES? // 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 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: Alec Worley / Art: Ben Willsher / Letters: Jim Campbell

DURHAM RED // SERVED COLD // Part Nine!

Late 22nd century. Of all the mutants that have operated as Search/Destroy agents, perhaps the most feared is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Mistrusted by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Strontium Dogs, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her. Now, while imprisoned in the Hawks-Carpenter Holding Station, she’s been captured by mercenaries…


Script: Pat Mills / Art: Leonardo Manco / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SLÁINE // DRAGONTAMER // Part Nine!

Albion. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, but is now a wanderer, seeking adventure where the Goddess directs him. Following Sláine’s slaughter of Trojans at Beal An Atha in an
ongoing battle for Albion’s freedom, Emperor Brutus sent Dragon Squadrons to dispose of him at Inniscrone, but the barbarian defeated them. Now, Sláine battles Brutus’s half-dragon son Alban…


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

PROTEUS VEX // THE SHADOW CHANCELLOR // Part Nine!

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 was charged with finding Chancellor Rho 7 Baryon, and when the flesh-pilot that controls Vex entered Baryon’s body he absorbed some of his memories…


Script: T.C. Eglington / Art: Simon Davis / Letters: Simon Bowland

THISTLEBONE // POISONED ROOTS // Part One!

Britain, 2020. It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terryifying experiences at the hands of Jasper Hillman’s THISTLEBONE worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. Intended as a cathartic experience, both women were changed forever by what they were confronted with…

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2000 AD Prog 2219 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2219 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and Hershey!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2219 is OUT NOW!

In this lockdown era, you Terrans have become accustomed to relying more and more on home deliveries — whether it’s your groceries, entertainment, or a vital replacement spunglefloot valve, now they can all be ordered with a single click without the need to venture outside. But what if you lived in a vast metropolis like MC-1?

Who delivers a customer’s supplies then? Find out this prog in Against the Clock, a zarjaz complete Dredd thriller from the Niemand and Goddard droids! Plus we have the finale of The Brutal, and the latest instalments of Sláine, Proteus Vex and Durham Red.

They’ll be back in two weeks’ time — joined by Thistlebone: Poisoned Roots, the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed folk-horror strip by T.C. Eglington and Simon Davis — for in seven days Tharg’s nephew Joko-Jargo returns to take over the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with another of his bumper all-ages Regened progs.

Within its forty-eight pages, alongside a new Cadet Dredd adventure and a Future Shock there’s no less than three brand-new
stories featuring debuting characters: Action Pact, Viva Forever and Mayflies. Check ‘em out, humes!

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Cover Art by Patrick Goddard / Cover Colours by Dylan Teague

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

JUDGE DREDD // AGAINST THE CLOCK

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 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!


DURHAM RED // SERVED COLD // Part Eight!

Late 22nd century. Of all the mutants that have operated as Search/Destroy agents, perhaps the most feared is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Mistrusted by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Strontium Dogs, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her. Now, while imprisioned in the HawksCarpenter Holding Station, a team of mercenaries were sent in to extract her…


Script: Pat Mills / Art: Leonardo Manco / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SLÁINE // DRAGONTAMER // Part Eight!

Albion. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, but is now a wanderer, seeking adventure where the Goddess directs him. Following Sláine’s slaughter of Trojans at Beal An Atha in an
ongoing battle for Albion’s freedom, Emperor Brutus sent Dragon Squadrons to dispose of him at Inniscrone, but the barbarian defeated them. Now, Sláine ventures into Brutus’s vaults…


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

PROTEUS VEX // THE SHADOW CHANCELLOR // Part Eight!

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 was charged with finding Chancellor Rho 7 Baryon, and when the flesh-pilot that controls Vex entered Baryon’s body he absorbed some of his memories…


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

HERSHEY // THE BRUTAL // Part Eight!

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, seriously ill from a microbial virus, she’s faked her death to deal with Smiley’s legacy…

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2000 AD Prog 2218 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2218 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and Hershey!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2218 is OUT NOW!

It’s time once again, Terrans, to have your frontal lobes blasted with pure excitement as this week’s issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic drops into your reality.

Alongside the latest instalments of Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and the penultimate chapter of Hershey: The Brutal, there’s another complete case for Judge Dredd, this time from Rob Williams and Simon Coleby.

You’ll also find within Toby Willsmer’s winning entry in the Robo-Hunter Art Stars competition — if you fancy trying your
hand at having a pin-up published in this Mighty Organ (and receive a lovely bunch of groats for it, to boot), then head over to 2000AD.com where you’ll find all the entry details.

Next subject is the ABC Warriors — we’re looking for bold and exciting interpretations of these classic characters so go wild, proto-pencilbots!

Meanwhile, we’re just two weeks away from the first of 2021’s Regened issues. Regular Squaxx will know the drill by now, but for the uninitiated, Tharg’s nephew Joko-Jargo takes control of four progs a year, collating a batch of all-ages stories in bumper 48-page specials. Steel your circuits for Prog 2220!

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Cover Art by Simon Fraser

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Script: Rob Williams / Art: Simon Coleby / Colours: Len O’Grady / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // HEALTH & HAPPINESS

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 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!


DURHAM RED // SERVED COLD // Part Seven!

Late 22nd century. Of all the mutants that have operated as Search/Destroy agents, perhaps the most feared is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Mistrusted by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Strontium Dogs, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her. Now, she’s trapped in the Hawks-Carpenter Holding Station and Stillwater’s extraction team are closing in on her…


Script: Pat Mills / Art: Leonardo Manco / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SLÁINE // DRAGONTAMER // Part Seven!

Albion. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, but is now a wanderer, seeking adventure where the Goddess directs him. Following Sláine’s slaughter of Trojans at Beal An Atha in an
ongoing battle for Albion’s freedom, Emperor Brutus sent Dragon Squadrons to dispose of him at Inniscrone, but the barbarian defeated them. Now a Drune Lord aids Brutus…


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

PROTEUS VEX // THE SHADOW CHANCELLOR // Part Seven!

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 was charged with finding Chancellor Rho 7 Baryon, and when the flesh-pilot that controls Vex entered Baryon’s body he absorbed some of his memories…


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

HERSHEY // THE BRUTAL // Part Seven!

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, seriously ill from a microbial virus, she’s faked her death to deal with Smiley’s legacy…

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2000 AD Prog 2217 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2217 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and Hershey!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2217 is OUT NOW!

Welcome, Squaxx, to your latest salvo of circuit-shattering excitement, courtesy of our crack squad of creator droids, beavering away under the toughest of social-distancing restrictions.

Script and art-bots have been programmed to stay well out of each other’s way (always a good idea, even when there’s not a pandemic on), and Mek-Quake has been fitted with an extra-long electro-lash to ensure punishments can continue to be delivered safely and responsibly.

Tharg is, after all, an employer that cares for his minions — unless, of course, they fail me, in which case we are reliably informed he will CRUSH THEM! CRUSH THEM UNTIL THEIR DIODES SQUEAK!

If that still doesn’t satiate your hunger for sci-fi excitement, make sure you don’t miss this month’s Judge Dredd Megazine, which features a complete Dredd thriller from Ken Niemand and Patrick Goddard alongside the latest chapters of Megatropolis, Dreadnoughts, The Returners and Deliverance.

Anyway, all these precautions are undertaken so you humes can enjoy your weekly prog, and as ever we have another zarjaz issue for you, with scrotnig instalments of Hershey, Proteus Vex, Durham Red and Sláine joined by a rather saucy complete case for Judge Dredd from Ken Niemand and Dan Cornwell.

Remember, if the lockdown is interfering with your 2000 AD experience, do the smart thing and take out a subscription — you’ll
find all the info at shop.2000AD.com!

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Cover Art by Dan Cornwell

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Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Dan Cornwell / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // NAKED CITY

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 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: Alec Worley / Art: Ben Willsher / Letters: Jim Campbell

DURHAM RED // SERVED COLD // Part Six!

Late 22nd century. Of all the mutants that have operated as Search/Destroy agents, perhaps the most feared is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Mistrusted by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Strontium Dogs, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her. Now, she’s trapped in the Hawks-Carpenter Holding Station and Stillwater’s extraction team are closing in on her…


Script: Pat Mills / Art: Leonardo Manco / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SLÁINE // DRAGONTAMER // Part Six!

Albion. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, but is now a wanderer, seeking adventure where the Goddess directs him. Following Sláine’s slaughter of Trojans at Beal An Atha in an
ongoing battle for Albion’s freedom, Emperor Brutus sent Dragon Squadrons to dispose of him at Inniscrone, but the barbarian defeated them. Now his fight continues…


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

PROTEUS VEX // THE SHADOW CHANCELLOR // Part Six!

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 was charged with finding Chancellor Rho 7 Baryon, and when the flesh-pilot that controls Vex entered Baryon’s body he absorbed some of his memories…


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

HERSHEY // THE BRUTAL // Part Six!

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, seriously ill from a microbial virus, she’s faked her death to deal with Smiley’s legacy…

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2000 AD Prog 2216 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2216 is out now, with more new Judge Dredd, Durham Red, Proteus Vex, Sláine and Hershey!

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2216 is OUT NOW!

Another week, another jaw-droppingly zarjaz issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, guaranteed to energise your diodes and keep your imaginations firing during these lockdown days.

Within these scrotnig pages you’ll find the latest instalments of Sláine, Proteus Vex, Durham Red and Hershey, plus the ghafflebette climax to Dredd’s current case, Desperadlands!

If that still doesn’t satiate your hunger for sci-fi excitement, make sure you don’t miss this month’s Judge Dredd Megazine, which features a complete Dredd thriller from Ken Niemand and Patrick Goddard alongside the latest chapters of Megatropolis, Dreadnoughts, The Returners and Deliverance.

In addition to that there’s the third part of the serialised 2000 AD Encyclopedia (covering F-G), and a fascinating interview with
former IPC Youth Group head honcho John Sanders to coincide with the publication of his memoirs King’s Reach: 25 Years at the Top of Comics.

One of Tharg’s first contacts upon arriving on Earth in 1977, the Sanders humanoid was instrumental in getting 2000 AD into Terrans’ hands!

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Cover Art by William Simpson

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Script: Mike Carroll / Art: William Simpson / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // DESPERADLANDS // Part Four!

Mega-City One, 2142 AD. Home to over 150 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the zero-tolerance Judges can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, outside Ciudad Barranquilla, Dredd has been captured by former Judge Syan Hegedos, who plans to sell him to the highest bidder. But he’s broken free…


Script: Alec Worley / Art: Ben Willsher / Letters: Jim Campbell

DURHAM RED // SERVED COLD // Part Five!

Late 22nd century. Of all the mutants that have operated as Search/Destroy agents, perhaps the most feared is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Mistrusted by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Strontium Dogs, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her. Now, she’s trapped in the Hawks-Carpenter Holding Station and Stillwater’s extraction team are closing in on her…


Script: Pat Mills / Art: Leonardo Manco / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SLÁINE // DRAGONTAMER // Part Five!

Albion. Celtic warrior SLÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess Danu and became the first High King of Ireland, but is now a wanderer, seeking adventure where the Goddess directs him. Following Slaine’s slaughter of Trojans at Beal An Atha in an
ongoing battle for Albion’s freedom, Emperor Brutus has sent a Dragon Squadron to track him down at Inniscrone, but the barbarian has a plan…


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

PROTEUS VEX // THE SHADOW CHANCELLOR // Part Five!

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 was charged with finding Chancellor Rho 7 Baryon, and when the flesh-pilot that controls Vex entered Baryon’s body he absorbed some of his memories…


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

HERSHEY // THE BRUTAL // 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, seriously ill from a microbial virus, she’s faked her death to deal with Smiley’s legacy…

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Mills & Bisley’s groundbreaking Sláine: The Horned God to get collector’s edition in 2020

“Sumptuously drawn… A Celtic Conan with a feminist mythology” – Time Out  

Rediscover one of the most influential graphic novels ever, with the Sláine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition.

Timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of its first publication, this new, larger edition of the best-selling 2000 AD collection, written by industry visionary Pat Mills, features the groundbreaking fully-painted art of comics legend Simon Bisley.

Slaine: The Horned God – Collector’s Edition is a 208-page 210 x 276mm paperback collection, retailing at £19.99/$24.99 and arriving in stores on May 20, 2020.

One of the most popular stories ever published in the pages of 2000 AD, The Horned God is a heady mix of Celtic mythology, extreme violence, and beautiful artwork. Originally published in 2000 AD in three instalments between 1989 and 1990, as well as Mills’ fascinating characters and saga-like storytelling, the stunning enormity of Bisley’s work on the series cannot be understated, with epic battles and vast landscapes evoking everything from the work of Frank Frazetta to Gustav Klimt.

The Horned God sparked a revolution in sequential comic books and spawned a multitude of imitators, but even after three decades Mills and Bisley’s masterpiece is as fresh and startling as it was when it was first published as a weekly serial.

Created by Mills and artist Angie Kincaid in 1983, Sláine is a wandering warrior cast out from his tribe and wandering the mist-wreathed realm of Tír na nÓg, the ‘Land of the Young’, with his duplicitous dwarf, Ukko. This deluxe collector’s edition returns us to this ancient land, suffering under the dominion of the Drunes; strange druids who have poisoned the land with their magic. Sláine has had enough of their tyranny and, through the Earth Goddess, he learns some shocking truths about the priesthood and his own future. Now Sláine must unite the four kings of Tír na nÓg and use their mystical weapons as he and the Sessair tribe prepare for all-out war!

Pat Mills’ writing and editorial career started in Dundee, working for D.C. Thomson on the teenage romance magazine Romeo. Later he went freelance and started a long relationship with IPC Magazines, initially writing for girl’s titles like Tammy, Pink and Sandy. He then worked with Malcolm Shaw on devising Jinty before moving over to rejuvenate boy’s comics. He created Battle (with John Wagner), Action, Misty and 2000 AD. Other notable works include Marshal Law, Third World War in Crisis, and Requiem Vampire Knight.

Simon Bisley occupies an almost unique place in 2000 AD history as one of the first UK artists to popularise the fully painted style. His highly dynamic artwork made his two major series in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic — A.B.C. Warriors: The Black Hole and Sláine: The Horned God. He also illustrated Heavy Metal Dredd before going on to paint the hugely successful first Batman/Judge Dredd crossover story Judgement on Gotham. Bisley has provided countless pin-ups and short pieces across an astonishing variety of comics, from legendary fantasy anthology Heavy Metal to anarchic DC superhero series Lobo, and has an even more extensive CV in Europe, where his painted style enjoys enormous success.

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2000 AD Covers Uncovered – Stone an’ the Barbarian!

Well, it looks like Slaine and Sinead are up to their necks in it again, as the Celtic warrior takes on the Yaldabaoth’s army of stone cold killers!

Series artist Simon Davis provided the zarjaz jumping on cover to Prog 2015 to celebrate the return of the warped warrior! Below we can see Simon’s rough, which has a real Goscinny and Uderzo vibe…

Slaine the Gaul!

With the rough sorted, Simon created the beautiful finished version – wow!

Stone Killer!

Huge, huge thanks to the brilliant Simon Davis for sending the zarjaz images!

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2000AD Covers Uncovered – Bow Doodley!

Welcome to a special edition of 2000AD Covers Uncovered which celebrates the beautiful work of award winning portrait artist Simon Davis. A fine artist of some repute, Simon is an associate of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists as well as the Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. We are extremely lucky to have such an esteemed artist adding his unique talent on one of Tharg’s most beloved characters. His dazzling style of broad brush strokes and unconventional blocks of colour complement the world of the Warped One beautifully.

In this special feature, we will look at all of Simon’s covers and cover sketches since he took over as Slaine artist in residence. I didn’t think it too many…

When the announcement was made that Simon would be taking over from Clint Langley on Slaine duties, Tharg wasted no time in getting the artist to provide his debut cover for the character. Prog 1844 celebrated thirty years of the character and saw the beginning of The Book of Scars story. This twisted tale saw Slaine revisit some of his earlier adventures with some stellar artists that have made their mark on the strip.

Below is the sketch for the cover…

Slaine never got the hang of smiling for the camera…

And the finished masterpiece…

Slaine learned the hard way about messin with elecricity…

Simon’s tenure in the strip began in ‘A Simple Killing’ in Prog 1874, however we had to wait until 1880 to get his glorious study of the mysterious Sinead. We’ll start with a couple of sketches…

Slaine the chestburster!

Sinead’s new tattoo was lovely…

Followed by the sumptuous main event!

Little Miss Sunshine she aint…

Two progs later, Simon knocked it out of the Causeway with this beautiful wraparound (should that be Warparound?) cover showing Slaine take on a Collossus on the lush island of Monadh…

Let the wild rumpus start!

They did the mash! They did the monster mash!

And finally for that arc, Slaine races against the Miscreations to save Sinead from Gododin’s blade…

Ugly scenes in Newcastle following their relegation…

Shane McGowen has let himself go…

When Slaine returned, Simon provided this stunning portrait of the Warped Warrior, sadly no sketch for this one and it’s easily one of my favourites…

Portrait of a Sassairian Killer!

Slaine’s adventures led him to a fierce battle with a Trojan army in Prog 1930, giving us this gorgeous cover…

“Trojan Fett? Trojan Fett? Where?”

Trojan Phwoooor!

WARPSPASM!!!

Slaine was a mess, first thing on a morning…

Get Ugly!

When Slaine returned in prog 1979 he’d been battling with Gort for yonks, was beaten black and blue and sported this rather fetching shiner! Still, you should see the other guy…

The whupped warrior!

Someone put the Shroud of Turin in the wash with a blue sock…

A fortnight ago, we learned about Slaine’s rather yummy mummy Macha, an excellent archer and somewhat questionable role model for her son!

Bowny Mum

“You’ve got red on you…”

Which brings us up to date with this weeks’ spectacular as Slaine (still sporting that lovely shiner) follows in his mother’s footsteps and unleashes some arrows! Hmmm, makes me fancy a pint of cider…

“Oi Harold! Look at this…”

“Keep out of the black and into the red. NUTHING in this game, for two in a bed.”

Huge, huge thanks to Simon for sending the images, he deserves a hero harness of his own! 

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Exclusive art reveal: new Sláine series starts Prog 1979

The new Sláine story – Brutania Chronicles Book 3: Psychopomp – begins in 2000 AD Prog 1979 on Wednesday 4th May and we’re delighted to give 2000 AD fans a sneak peek of Simon Davis’ gorgeous artwork on this new series!

Written by Pat Mills, this series picks up directly where we left off at the end of the previous book, the woad warrior is going head to head with the powerful Primordial, whom Sláine has learnt is his old friend Gort, who submitted himself to the evil Drune Lords for experimentation. The bloodletting is only just beginning as the barbarian battles not just childhood pals but secrets about his own past.

Those of you that missed the previous two series, A Simple Killing and Primordial, can pick up the beautiful collections from the 2000 AD online shop in both print and digital!

2000 AD Prog 1979 lands on Wednesday 4th May at all good Thrill stockists as well as from the 2000 AD app for Apple, Windows 10, and Android!