Category: 2000ad

Preview: Prog 2100

Preview: Prog 2100

Welcome to another magic milestone in the illustrious history of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic™.
Buckle up for this bumper 52-page landmark Prog 2100, featuring a mouthwatering line up of tasty ThrillPower™, with a stellar cast of creators and fan favourite characters old & new.
Meet new guy, Skip Tracer, galactic bounty hunter, welcome back Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter, Anderson Psi-Division, Brink and Kingdom. Shiver in the presence of the Dark Judges and a new incarnation of the vampiric classic, Fiends of the Eastern Front.
A worthy special edition of everyone’s favourite sci-fi anthology appropriately marked with a stunning cover by comics legend, George Pérez (Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, etc!).
If all that was not incentive enough, all stories within start this Prog – a perfect jumping-on point for new readers seeking Thrills!

JUDGE DREDD // THE SMALL HOUSE
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Home to over 100 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDDhe is the Law! Now, Dredd and a small team of colleagues have been tracking covert operatives, under the command of the mysterious SmileyRob Williams (w). Henry Flint (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

BRINK // HIGH SOCIETY
The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. Bridget Kurtis, investigator with the Habitat Security Division, was involved in a sect-crime case that saw her partner murdered. Now, she’s gone undercover on Yuliya Habitat
Brink created by Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard

SKIP TRACER // LEGION
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 tracker-for-hire, whose experiences on an alien battlefield left him with psi-powers…
Skip Tracer created by James Peaty & Paul Marshall

ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION // DEATH’S DARK ANGELS Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, it deals with all manner of paranormal crimes. Cassandra ANDERSON is Justice Department’s top telepath, and has saved the city on numerous occasions from all manner of supernatural threats, most notably the four Dark JudgesDeath, Fear, Fire and MortisAlan Grant (w). Jake Lynch (a).
Psi-Judge Cassandra Anderson created by John Wagner & Brian Bolland

SINISTER DEXTER // TIGHT GROUPING
Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER are the best triggers money can buy in the future city of Downlode. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension whose presence threatened the fabric of reality, they’ve found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knows who they are, apart from hacker Billi Octavo.
Now, they’re taking stock after a brush with lethal hitman the DevilDan Abnett (w). Steve Yeowell (a).
Sinister Dexter created by Dan Abnett & David Millgate

FIENDS OF THE EASTERN FRONT // 1812
In 1980, the diary of German soldier Hans Schmitt was discovered in Berlin, detailing events that occurred in 1941, when he and his comrades encountered the terrifying Captain Constanta and his Romanian platoon, who feasted on the blood of their Russian enemies. But Schmitt was not the first trooper to encounter Constanta on the battlefield, as General Armand D’Hubert of Napoleon’s Grand Armée recounts… Ian Edgington (w). Dave Taylor (a).
Fiends of the Eastern Front created by Gerry Finley-Day & Carlos Ezquerra

KINGDOM // ALPHA AND OMEGA
Earth, the far future. Mankind has been all but destroyed, those still surviving forced into hiding by Them — insectile creatures that have taken over the world. Charged with protecting humanity are genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman — savage warriors that patrol the wilderness.
Now, Gene, fellow Aux Pause and human Leezee Sower have escaped the Masters’ orbital and crash-landed back on Earth…
Kingdom created by Dan Abnett & Richard Elson

Preview: PROG 2099  19-09-18All stories come t…

Preview: PROG 2099  19-09-18

All stories come to their circuit-shattering conclusion this week to make way for the ghafflebette landmark, PROG 2100… more about this bumper milestone issue and JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #400, of course! – very soon – stay tuned!
As mentioned this Prog winds up Judge Dredd, Survival Geeks, Mechastopheles & The Order to their thrill-powered conclusions, as well as a bonus Future Shock from debutantes, Mark  McCann and cover droid extraordinaire, Adam Brown.
Talking of zarjaz cover droids, check out this week’s top frontage by the super-talented, Karl Richardson from his current series, Mechastopheles.

JUDGE DREDD // THE BOOTH CONSPIRACY
 
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Home to over 100 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — future law-enforcers empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, terror cell the Sons of Booth, armed with a Stupid Gun, are attempting to free the last President…  T.C. Eglington (w) / Staz Johnson (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra 

SURVIVAL GEEKS // SLACK N’ HASH
Somewhere in the outer limits of space/time, plunging through the planes of reality, is what looks like a regular suburban two-up two-down, but it is in fact powered by misfiring transdimensional technology. Inside live sci-fi obsessives Clive, Rufus and Simon, plus reluctant housemate Sam and pet Cthulhu Howard: explorers on the edge of beyond. Now, they’re on a world plagued by murderous Slashers
Survival Geeks created by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby & Neil Googe 

MECHASTOPHELES // TRUE FAITH
It is over a year since the Fall, when the demons rose and society collapsed. A band of survivors have sought refuge in a demonically powered robot called MECHASTOPHELES, and they use this infernal ark as a means to seek sanctuary. When Mechastopheles needed repairing, he was granted passage into the city of Benedictia, but the authorities had plans of their own for him. Now he’s breaking out…
Mechastopheles created by Gordon Rennie, Lawrence Rennie & Karl Richardson 

FUTURE SHOCKS // TALK’S CHEAP

Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. These cautionary tales pass from traveller to traveller in the spaceports and around campfires on distant planets, acquiring the status of legend, their shocking ends a salutory lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted trips into the galaxy’s dark side. Abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…
Talk’s Cheap created by Mark McCann & Adam Brown 

THE ORDER // THE NEW WORLD

Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wyrms, creatures from another plane that systematically break into our reality. Defending humanity are the men and women of THE ORDER, a secret band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But the Wyrms have fractured time, and Anna Kohl has been crossing the dimensions in search of her love, Ritterstahl
The Order created by Kek-W & John Burns

Return of the Rogue!

Return of the Rogue!

Can’t wait for the hotly anticipated Rogue Trooper movie and need some future war action courtesy of the chem-shrouded battlefields of Nu Earth?

Or perhaps you’re  a newcomer to the adventures of the ultimate blue-skinned warrior, the last G. I. (Genetic Infantryman), Rogue Trooper and would like to learn more?

Look no further then, reprinted here is the very first Rogue Trooper strip from Prog 228 (5Sep’81) written by Gerry Finley-Day, and drawn, of course, by the mighty Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Give Me Liberty).

The Rogue Trooper first appears to a Souther unit, on the chem-shrouded battlefields of Nu Earth, who, some believe, is just a myth – a story to scare the enemy Nort troops – but are soon dragged into a deadly firefight, and need the blue-skinned genetic infantryman – the last G.I. – to pull their less experienced butts out of the fire. With a newfound respect for the lone, clone trooper the Souther recruits now have a great war story to tell their grandkids – if they survive the grim reality of future war that is!

We have also included a couple of early Dave Gibbons covers, featuring Rogue and his ever-present bio-chipped buddies (in essence the personalities of his fallen comrades stored in computer chips, housed in his equipment): BagmanGunnar & Helm.

  • First ever Rogue Trooper cover (Prog 228, 5sep’81) – Dave Gibbons.
  • Classic cover (Prog 241, 5Dec’81) action featuring Rogue’s bio-chipped buddies, Bagman (backpack), Gunnar (rifle), and Helm (helmet) by Dave Gibbons.

Last, but by no means least, Rogue returns in this year’s summer special “The Thousand Days”, from the all-new, female creative team of Alex De Campi (w) & Sam Beck (a).

Out: 04-07-18.

Preview // Prog 2088

Out: 04-07-18.

This prog sees a zarjaz new Dredd story from the Williams and Weston droids alongside The Fall of Deadworld, The Order and the penultimate parts of both Skip Tracer and Durham Red, with a ghafflebette cover from digital art droid extraordinaire, Neil Roberts.

JUDGE DREDD // ELEVATOR PITCH
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Home to over 100 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. With unemployment endemic and boredom universal, tensions are always on a knife-edge. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — future law-enforcers empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDDhe is the Law! Rob Williams (a). Chris Weston (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

SKIP TRACER // HEAVY IS THE HEAD
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 an easy refuge for wanted criminals. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker-for-hire. Now, he’s learned the truth behind ‘the Crown’…
Skip Tracer created by James Peaty & Paul Marshall

THE ORDER // THE NEW WORLD
Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wyrms, creatures from another plane that systematically break into our reality. Defending humanity are the men and women of THE ORDER, a secret band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But the Wyrms have fractured time, noble robot knight Ritterstahl has been lost, and Anna Kohl is determined to find him…
The Order created by Kek-W & John Burns

DURHAM RED // BORN BAD
Late 22nd century. After the Atomic Wars, many survivors were warped by Strontium 90 fallout. These ‘mutants’ became a victimised underclass, forced into ghettos, with bounty hunting the only job open to them. One such Search/Destroy agent is ruthless vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Out of work and needing cash, she’s been hired by dying mutant ganglord Monkey Harris to find his mother… Alec Worley (w). Lee Carter (a).
Durham Red created by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra 

DAMNED: THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // PART EIGHT 
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: riots, storms, food shortages. Creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. Now, Judge Fairfax is in the hands of the enemy, and his young ward Jess has vowed to rescue him. But their jet has been shot down…
The Fall of Deadworld created by Kek-W & Dave Kendall

Sneak peek of the scorching cover art for this…

Sneak peek of the scorching cover art for this summer’s must-have beach read – 2000AD Sci-Fi Special 2018– by newcomer Tula Lotayzarjaz

Out from all good newsagents & our online shop on 20th June.

Judge Dredd Megazine #394 – Alex Ronald

Judge Dredd Megazine #394 Alex Ronald

Sneaky peek at this month’s Megazine front, from crackling CG cover artist, Alex Ronald. Out on 21 March from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from 2000 AD’s webshop and apps!

Pals!?Sweet mash-up as Brave suitor, Lord MacIntosh meets Slaine…

Pals!?

Sweet mash-up as Brave suitor, Lord MacIntosh meets Slaine from fan artist, @marcooocram .

G.I. vs. SD!High-class artwork from top art droid, the…

G.I. vs. SD!

High-class artwork from top art droid, the incomparable Chris Weston, for Hachette’s new Ultimate 2000AD Collection (as seen on TV!) – featuring an intensely intriguing barroom arm wrestling contest between two of the galaxy’s hardest – Johnny Alpha, the ultimate bounty hunter and the Rogue Trooper, bred specifically for war by the future’s finest military minds.

Who has the edge: Alpha with his psychic abilities or Rogue’s strength and battlefield tactics, who’re your credits on…?

2000 AD Art Comp. Jul’17 – The World of Pat Mills – Various…

2000 AD Art Comp. Jul’17 – The World of Pat Mills – Various Artists

A great choice from last month’s forum art competition winner, Steve Denton, for this month’s topic: The World of Pat Mills, or the Millseverse, if you will.

As well as helping Tharg the Mighty create and found the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, this prolific comics genius also populated 2000AD with some of its most memorable and beloved characters.

Including, of course, ABC Warriors, Defoe, Flesh, Metalzoic, Nemesis the Warlock, Ro-Busters, Slaine and many, many more 2K greats, not to mention huge success abroad, with Requiem: Vampire Knight in France and Marshal Law in the U.S, to name but two!

But, naturally we are focusing on his stellar work for Tharg’s illustrious organ, and we have some suitably fine entries to honour the great man…

  • Two of Mills’ best known characters, and at opposing ends of the heroic team of war droids known as the ABC Warriors; the treacherous Blackblood, and noble leader, Hammerstein! Art by Anthony Coppin.
  • A vicious ‘Thargosaurus’ rips apart a lesser script droid, but seems placated by the offerings of the talented Mr. Mills – something to get his teeth into! Art by James Newell.
  • We love this spoof movie poster featuring the greatest giant robot apes in the history of comics! Armageddon, the Machiavellian psycho-gorilla leader of the Mekaka tribe, from Mills’ riveting (sorry!) robot evolution-saga, Metalzoic; versus Mytek the Mighty, the supersized, synthetic simian, created in the 1960s when Britain still held an empire,  a protector for colonial whites in Africa, built to scare the ‘superstitious’ locals off their land, but revamped by Si Spencer for the 1992 2000AD Action Special (which featured a number of forgotten classic British comic characters) as a one-off story, where a real giant Mytek gorilla, defender of the African tribes-people, fights a robot Mytek controlled by white colonialists to oppress the local populace. Ok, not a Mills creation (perish the thought!) but this would be one of hell of a heavy metal scrap!
  • Dino-might! Mills proves that non-talking, extinct species, in his capable hands, can become unforgettable, beloved characters. Even a dynasty of blood-thirsty, man-eating tyrannosaurs. Sired by Ol’ One Eye, the gigantic, ferocious hag T-Rex, villainous star of time-travelling cowboys & dinos hit series, Flesh, many of her progeny (those she didn’t eat!) went on to feature in other Mills’ penned-series: Satanus, in Judge Dredd & Nemesis the Warlock, Golgotha in ABC Warriors & the mysterious Gorehead, affected by time-dilation, enabling him to phase in and out of existence, is the main protagonist of the current Flesh series. Art by Alan Byrom.
  • First of a terrific set of ensemble character pieces, featuring most of Mills magnificent major players, including ABC Warriors, Hammerstein, Mongrol & Joe Pineapples, Nemesis the Warlock & Torquemada, Ro-BustersHoward Quartz & Ro-Jaws, Slaine, Bill Savage and Defoe. Art by Grant Herbert.
  • A similar line-up, but also adding: Judge Dredd’s corrupt brother, Rico, Nemesis’ human ally, Purity Brown and Slaine’s partner-in-crime, Ukko the Dwarf. Art by James London.
  • Aptly titled ‘Comic Rock’, the inspiration for the first two Nemesis the Warlock episodes, based on classic rock tracks by The Jam and AC/DC, this comprehensive character montage includes Mills’ work outside 2000AD at the top of frame: Charley Bourne from Mills’ classic anti-war epic, Charley’s War, US hit superhero-hater, Marshal Law and popular French fantasy series, Requiem Vampire Knight. Nemesis the Warlock opens his cloak to usher forth more 2K characters, including The Visible Man, Shako, Black Siddha, Third World War’s Eve (Crisis), Deadlock, Dinosty & many more.. Leigh Shepherd.
  • Gorgeous black and white study featuring all the major players: Slaine, Nemesis the Warlock, Finn and Satanus, fronted by their creator, the prolific, still rebellious and relevant as ever, Pat Mills. Art by Andy Lambert.

 Sir, we salute you..!

OK, OK the previews have taken a short break, but they’re…


Judge Dredd: Hot Rod Cop! – Brendan McCarthy (a)


Hunted – The wicked ‘Traitor General’ remains one-step ahead of his nemesis, Rogue Trooper! Richard Elson (a)


The terrifying S.J.S Judge Pin – don’t get in his bad books! Chris Weston (a)


Things get decidedly dodgy in ‘Grey Area’… Art by Mark Harrison

OK, OK the previews have taken a short break, but they’re back, and it also gives us a chance to show you all of our latest covers,

. in their full magnificence!

And what a trio of treasures we have, future classics among them, surely..? And, strangely, mostly portraits – sort of.. 

  • Prog 2034 – The brilliant Brendan McCarthy (Judge Dredd, ABC Warriors, etc..) kicks it, most definitely, off with this typically dangerous, dramatic, dayglo duel, between Dredd and a stupid, or ill informed, mutated perp from the Cursed Earth who thinks he can run from, or even race the fearless lawman…
  • Prog 2035 – The nefarious “Traitor General” – betrayer of the Genetic Infantrymen and long-term quarry of the last surviving G.I., the Rogue Trooper! – art by Richard Elson (Kingdom, Atavar)
  • Prog 2036 – Ruthless S.J.S – (Special Judicial Squad) or ‘the Judges who judge the Judges – veteran, Judge Pin has his own ‘Dexter’-style answer to those he deems unworthy to exist, by his own twisted, mockery of justice.. Stunning cover by top art droid, Chris Weston (Indigo Prime, Judge Dredd)
  • Prog 2037 – ‘Resting Bitch-Face’ & the human crew of the E.T.C, officers of alien quarantine zone, the Grey Area, come up against a seemingly overwhelmingly powerful extraterrestrial invasion force.. Cover by series art droid, Mark Harrison (Durham Red, Bradley).