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2000 AD Prog 2265 is out now!

2000 AD Prog 2265 is out now! Featuring more new Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, The Order, Kingmaker, and brand new Saphir!

PROG 2265 out now

BORAG THUNGG, EARTHLETS – Prog 2265 is OUT NOW!

Engage imaginations and prepare to plunge once again into the discombobulating dimensions of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. This issue, Judge Dredd, Kingmaker, Proteus Vex and The Order are joined by Saphir, writer Kek-W and artist David Roach’s turn-of-the-century Parisienne tale of magic, mystery and fantastical worlds. It made its debut as a 3riller back in Progs 2197-2199, and now it returns as a short series featuring even more ghafflebette monsters and mayhem!

Also new this week is Judge Dredd Megazine 440, featuring the scintillating second episodes of Death Cap, Surfer, Diamond Dogs III and Lawless, plus the start of a new Dredd thriller, Praise Zort!, by Rory McConville and Staz Johnson. If you jumped onboard the Meg with the scrotnig new line-up that commenced in #439, then naturally you won’t want to miss this — and to make doubly sure you grab this issue it comes bagged with the first instalment of Garth Ennis and Henry Flint’s Hawk the Slayer sequel.

For fans of 1980s British fantasy, this is most definitely an essential purchase — buy it now, Terrans, or the hunchback will hear of it!

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Cover Art by David Roach / Cover Colours by Dylan Teague

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

JUDGE DREDD // Working Girl // 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. 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 Four!

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 Four!

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. Now, the various members of The Order have become separated…


Script: Kek-W / Art: David Roach / Colours: Peter Doherty / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SAPHIR 2 // Liaisons Dangereuses / Part One!

Paris, 1899. Inspector Alphonse Mucha of the Sûreté previously met and became involved with the mysterious Lady Sofia Corundum when he was called to her house, and was embroiled in an adventure that took him to a dangerous dimension. Now, the powerful Lady Sofia has need of the Inspector once more — and yet again Paris is about to feel the wrath of a being from another reality…


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

PROTEUS VEX // Desire Paths / Part Four!

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 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 – “Could You Art The Fans, Please!?!”

Welcome to 2000 AD Covers Uncovered, where this week we offer you a double whammy from fan favourite Ryan Brown! Ryan has delivered two covers to the Nerve Centre recently, Prog 2018’s ‘The Order’ cover and the prestigious cover of Prog 2020, Judge Dredd’s 40th birthday Prog!

I asked Ryan to tell us about his recent covers, starting with his terrifying Order cover of Prog 2018. Ryan said “Heres the rough for ‘The Order’ cover, I wanted to have a war of the worlds style image , a little B-movie looking, it is a giant worm after all!” 

The Judge Dredd Blobs/Order crossover cover

Ryan’s zarjaz digital art has, quite rightly, been blowing fans away for some time now. As a long time 2000 AD fan himself, Ryan is aware of the thrill of appearing in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and is keen to bestow this honour on fellow Squaxx. Like a modern day Santa Claus, Ryan put two of his friends into the painting. He said “Here’s some reference of two of my friends I used for the fleeing victims. They are called Laurence and Mark and are two massive 2000 AD fans!”

Mark and Laurence before being eaten by a giant beastie! 

So below you can see Laurence and Mark being rewarded for their years of devotion by being murdered by a giant, mutant Wyrm. Oh Ryan, you’re so nice! 

“Whisht lads, had ye gobs ah’ll tell ye’s all an awful story…”

Ryan also painted the cover of Prog 2020, the 40th Anniversary of the first Judge Dredd thrill! The cover is for new Dredd tale “Thick Skin,” which finds MegaCity One’s premier lawman investigating a strange case of melting celebrities!

Ryan said “Tharg wanted me to do a cover where Dredd was surrounded by people with melting skin, but they couldn’t be scary 🙁 So i gave them strange melted noses which gives them more of a silly look I think! I did’nt want Dredd looking threatening,  just a bit agitated. Here’s the rough…”

The Planet Replicas ‘Hands on the Judge Costume’ competition entered it’s third week… 

Again, Ryan used a fan for reference for the picture, he said “I’ve included an image from a Dredd cosplayer I found on the web. I liked his pose so wanted to do something similar.”

The Butler is it!

With a bit of detective work, I managed to find out that the cosplayer is none other than Dredd fan, Jared Butler, aka Max Replica! Not only is Jared the body of Dredd in this recent cover, he acually provided the VOICE of the lawman for the awesome Judge Minty fan film! Jared is a professional voice over artist, notably being the ‘voice double’ for Johnny Depp in several official Pirates of the Caribbean projects and other Depp vehicles. Jared was thrilled to be used on the cover, he said “That is so cool! The photo was snapped when I was walking back to my hotel room from San Diego Comic Con. You can see my bag in my hnd, it’s like Dredd just finished his shopping!”    

Jared sent a more official photo, which I am thrilled to share below…

“Drokkin’ weather control is on the fritz again!”

You can read a great interview with Jared on his experience recording the voice of Dredd over on the excellent Judge Tutor Semple blog. 

Finally, Ryan found another reference that he couldn’t resist using. He said “I also found an image of a melting womans face which I liked 🙂 he he he!” Let’s hope the police never have a reason to check Ryan’s internet history, he’ll have a lot of explaining to do!

“Plastic surgery? Moi? I don’t know what you mean dahling!”

And here’s the finished cover, awesome!

The more attractive attendees of the 40th Anniversary Celebration. 

Massive thanks to Ryan for sending the images. Be sure to check out Ryan’s website to see lots more amazing 2000 AD related images!

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2000AD Covers Uncovered – “‘Tis But a Flesh Wound!”

Super artdroid Neil Roberts paints us an awesome cover for Prog 2014 for time bending strip, The Order. In the strip, the mighty Medieval droid Ritterstahl must save his future self in 1641 in the era expanding War of the Wyrms!

Neil is amazingly proficient artist on the computer however for this cover, like his other Order covers, he chose lush, fully painted artwork. I’m sure you’ll agree, it’s is to die for.

I asked Neil to take us through the creation of the cover, he said “For this particular cover Tharg suggested I start off with the key moment from Kek-W and John M Burns’ strip…”

“Alas, poor Ritterstahl, I knew him so well.”

Neil continues “From there I started looking at some artwork as inspiration, in this case, Dave Gibbons classic Prog 175 robot cover. I mean, c’mon! Just look at that draughtsmanship, the lighting and colour palette – sooooo lovely!”

My Other Ride is a Gaaarglespladger

“And also Wally Wood, for his solid rendering of robots…”

Wally’s cockroach problem was getting out of hand so he called in Robokill.

“Then I drew up a thumbnail based on all those elements – I wanted to go for something more contemplative and still, rather than full-on action. That’s one of 2000AD’s greatest strengths, it has that freedom to explore many different moods and styles…”

Oof, you’ll get piles sitting on that cold rock…

“Once approved, I spent a few days painting up the final piece…”

“Hey there future self, you’ve lost weight!”

“Then it was off to Tharg and his droids for putting on the front cover! Yours, Neil Roberts, or should that be Kneel Robots? Or in this case, Sitting Robots?”

Ho ho ho! He’s a card isn’t he? Neil will be at the 2000AD 40th Bash so feel free to say hello.