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2000 AD Villains Takeover Special

2000 AD Villains Takeover Special

Have we got an exciting lineup coming your way for 2019, including a bargain price special for Free Comic Book Day

In time for FCBD, the bad guys take over the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic™ with a nefarious new special full of criminal capers and villainous ventures – the 2000 AD Villains Takeover – dum, dum, dumm!!

2000 AD Villains Takeover Special sees the baddies from some of the 2000 AD’s biggest strips, including Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, and Sláine, get the chance to strut their sinister stuff  – all for the low price of just 99p/99c!

Published to coincide with Free Comic Book Day on 4th May 2019, the 32-page US-format special will be on sale from comic book stores, and is an ideal introduction to the darker side of 2000 AD.

In this improper issue we have the very best fearsome felons and brazen baddies – the lawman of the future faces his eternal enemy in JUDGE DEATH: THE JUDGE WHO LAUGHS by Rob Williams and Henrik Sahlstrom, and there’s fiendish fantasy with LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG: LORD OF THE HUNT by Pat Mills and Kyle Hotz.

There’s sleazy shenanigans in the chem-wreathed world of Rogue Trooper with battlefield browsers BRASS AND BLAND: THE PROFESSIONALS by Karl Stock and Kael Ngu, while utterly unpleasant mutant bounty-hunter bad-guys, The Stix Brothers, from Strontium Dog stir up trouble in STIX: SLEEPING DOGS LIE by Matt Smith and Chris Weston.

And this issue is all rounded off by TERROR TALE: LAST OF THE HELLPHIBIANS by that master of the mendacious Henry Flint!

Creators involved include Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and Pat Mills (Marshal Law) teeming with art from top talents like Swedish concept artist Henrik Sahlstrom, Kyle Hotz (Lucifer), Kael Ngu (Justice League), Henry Flint (Judge Dredd) and Chris Weston (The Filth).

The 2000 AD Villains Takeover Special will be on sale from the 1st May and is available for comic book stores to order in time for Free Comic Book Day from Diamond Distribution using code JAN192056.

2000adonline: Festive Future Fun In Your 100-…

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Festive Future Fun In Your 100-Page Xmas Mega-Special!

PROG 2111  ~ On Sale ~12-12-18

Seasons Greetings! It’s that time of year again when whatever your opinion of the Xmas holiday season, Tharg the benevolent brings you lucky Earthlets 100 pages of bumper, tinsel flavoured ThrillPower™ – guaranteed to bring a smile to even the most curmudgeonly Christmas Scrooge!
All new Thrills begin in this end-of-year special including suitably seasonal tales from Judge Dredd and vampire vixen Durham Red. There are also brand new adventures for Celtic berserker Sláine and sinister shambling in Fall Of Deadworld
New series also start for Skip Tracer and battlefield bloodsuckers, Fiends Of The Western Front, alongside powerful potboiler Brink. Last, but by no means least is the long-awaited, eleven-years-in-the-making final episode of horror favourite, Caballistics Inc.
If all that weren’t enough there are a pair of insightful interviews from two of the driving forces behind the success of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, former editors Kelvin Gosnell and Richard Burton.
Beautifully wrapped with a cracking Christmas cover by veteran UK comic great, John Higgins (Greysuit), plus a terrific Judge Dredd pin-up from 2000AD Art Stars winner, Mark Montague, this year’s Xmas prog will be sure to bring Yuletide joy to your Thrill circuits!
We return on 9 January 2019, have a terrific holiday season Earthlets and a scrotnig new year.

JUDGE DREDD // JINGLE ALL THE WAY
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 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!  T.C. Eglington (w). Boo Cook (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

CABALLISTICS, INC. // VISITING HOUR
During the Second World War, a department was formed within the Ministry of Defence to combat Nazi occult warfare. When its funding was scrapped it was bought up by reclusive millionaire rock star Ethan Kostabi and turned into a new paranormal investigation outfit CABALLISTICS, INC. However, Kostabi had his own agenda, and his employees had to battle to bring him down.
Now they’re counting the cost…
Caballistics, Inc. created by Gordon Rennie & Dom Reardon

THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // RUNNING SCARED
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. A band of resistance fighters has attacked Sector House 13, but two of them, Spike and Patti, have become separated, and are at the mercy of Judge Fear
The Fall of Deadworld created by Kek-W & Dave Kendall

SKIP TRACER // LOUDER THAN BOMBS
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, who was left with psychic abilities after a clash on an alien planet…
Skip Tracer created by James Peaty & Paul Marshall

SLÁINE // THE BOGATYR
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. Having battled the Drune Lords on the Isle of Monadh, he’s now travelled to the city of New Troy, with the intention of taking the fight for Albion’s freedom to the tyrannical Emperor Brutus…  Pat Mills (w). Chris Weston (a).
Sláine created by Pat Mills & Angie Kincaid

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, but she’s been discovered, and is desperately trying to talk her way out of summary execution
Brink created by Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard

FIENDS OF THE WESTERN FRONT // PART ONE
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 — the vampire was on the Western Front too, in France in 1916..Ian Edginton (w). Tiernen Trevallion (a).
Fiends of the Eastern Front created by Gerry Finley-Day & Carlos Ezquerra

DURHAM RED // THREE GIFTS
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 former Search/Destroy agent is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Feared by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Stronts, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her…
Alec Worley (w). Ben Willsher (a).
Durham Red created by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra

 Don’t Forget… Visit Your Local Thrill Merchant Or Our Online Shop Tomorrow12-12-18 Prog 2111 – Xmas Special – Don’t Be A Grexnix !!

Have A Scrotnig Xmas & A Zarjaz New Year 

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…?