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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: Judge Dredd Megazine #400

Preview: Judge Dredd Megazine #400

With an important milestone yet again about to be reached in the annals of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic™ – the illustrious Prog 2100 – be sure not to overlook another landmark in 2000AD’s monthly sister title, the Judge Dredd Megazine, with bumper 100-page issue 400.

We’re celebrating it in suitably fine style by featuring a stellar roster of top notch creators, including John Wagner, Alan Grant, Ales Kot, Leah Moore & John Reppion, Henry Flint, Mike Dowling, Nick Percival, Inaki Miranda & more.

The thrills on offer are equally impressive with appearances from some of the best loved characters in the Megazine’s action-packed history; from the Dark Judges to Devlin Waugh, and Anderson Psi-Division to Marshall Etta Lawson, from recent favourite Lawless.

Also contained within are interviews with veteran creators, Alan Hebden, script droid (Meltdown Man, Death Planet) and Ian Gibson, art droid (Halo Jones, Robo-Hunter), as well as a history of the editorial droids that have helmed the mighty Meg from its inception up until current editor, Matt Smith.

Your bonus mini-GN bagged with this special issue is First Shots, a collection of Judge Dredd shorts from a new generation of Ol’ Stony Face artists making their debut on the strip.

Finally, we have a fittingly eye-catching cover from veteran Judge Dredd art droid, Chris Weston, who has contributed some memorable storylines for this Megnificent title throughout the last 400 issues, over the past three decades – a huge “thank you” goes out to all of our loyal readers who have supported the Meg in that time, here’s to the next 400!!

JUDGE DREDD THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 100 million citizens. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Stemming the tide of chaos are the Judges, future law-enforcers empowered to dispense instant justice. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!  John Wagner (w). Henry Flint (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

LAWLESS ASHES TO ASHES
Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson was appointed to the frontier township of Badrock on the planet 43 Rega, intent on stamping her authority on the colony. But in doing so, Lawson made many enemies, including Munce, Inc., the mega-corporation that funds Badrock. Now, Munce is planning to dispose of Badrock once and for all...
Lawless created by Dan Abnett & Phil Winslade

BLUNT II PART ONE
The Mega-City One colony Getri-1, 2138 AD. On this remote outpost, Earth colonists have been attempting to make a new home on the planet, cataloguing and exploring its unusual flora and fauna. But a shuttle crash led to a desperate rescue mission, headed by the half- ape Blunt, and upon their return they found the colonists had been kidnapped…
Blunt created by T.C. Eglington & Boo Cook

DEVLIN WAUGH CALL ME BY THY NAME
Brit-Cit, 2140 AD. A freelance paranormal troubleshooter and exorcist for the Vatican, Devlin Waugh is the world’s foremost supernatural investigator. Despite becoming a vampire after getting bitten tackling an outbreak in an underwater prison, Devlin’s escapades have ensured he’s much sought after when his services are required…  Ales Kot (w). Michael Dowling (a).
Devlin Waugh created by John Smith & Sean Phillips

STORM WARNING OVER MY DEAD BODY
Brit-Cit, 2140 AD. Much like its Mega-City counterpart, Brit-Cit Justice Department has its various departments, from Tek to plainclothes, Tactical to Psi-Division, and one of its more prickly operatives in the latter is Lillian Storm, a psychically powerful Judge with the ability to talk to the dead, and is often accompanied by her ghostly helpers… Leah Moore & John Reppion (w). Jimmy Broxton (a).
Storm Warning created by Leah Moore, John Reppion & Tom Foster

THE DARK JUDGES THE TORTURE GARDEN
After the events on the Mayflower, the cargo ship the Solips discovered the Dark Judges Death, Fire and Mortis floating in space, and the alien superfiends murdered the crew. Landing on a remote Mega-City colony world called Dominion, Death and co used their powers to decimate the population and create an army of zombies. Few survivors remain… David Hine (w). Nick Percival (a).
The Dark Judges created by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Brian Bolland

ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION JORDAN RAMZY
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 is at the forefront in the war against supernatural crime. Cassandra Anderson is Justice Department’s top telepath, and has been instrumental in defending the city from numerous foes… Alan Grant (w). Inaki Miranda (a).
Cassandra Anderson created by John Wagner & Brian Bolland

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

Preview // Prog 2031A group of misguided Mega-City radicals, the…

Preview // Prog 2031

A group of misguided Mega-City radicals, the ‘Sons of Booth’, twisted by the beliefs of ex-President Robert L. ‘Bad BobBooth, are convinced the insane former leader is still alive, and are demanding his return… 

Imposing cover art from veteran art droid, Cliff Robinson.

JUDGE DREDD // SONS OF BOOTH
Mega-City One, 2139 AD. Home to over 72 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Tensions rest on a constant knife-edge, and only the zero-tolerance Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDDhe is the Law! Now, a group of radicals demanding the return of ex-President Booth are planning action against Justice DepartmentT.C. Eglington (w) / Nick Dyer (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

BRINK // SKELETON LIFE
The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a uninhabitable 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 a consultant on a new Habitat build…
Brink created by Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard

DEFOE // DIEHARDS
1671. It is five years since London was devastated by the Great Fire, the inferno caused by a comet passing over the capital, and from the ashes rose the undead, hungry for the flesh of the living. Protecting the populace is former Leveller Titus DEFOE, who led an elite squad of zombie hunters. Having defeated the evil magician Faust, who was controlling the stenches, he tried to retire — but the reeks have returned once more… Pat Mills (w) / Colin MacNeil (a).
Defoe created by Pat Mills & Leigh Gallagher

SCARLET TRACES // COLD WAR
1968. It is several decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology. Britain, however, is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, the Martians are planning to wipe out the solar system…
Scarlet Traces created by Ian Edginton & D’Israeli

CURSED: THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // PART SIX
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. Judge Fairfax and his ward Jess are being held by the resistance, but the militia stronghold has been infiltrated by the Dark Judges
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld created by Kek-W & Dave Kendall

Preview // Prog 2028Mars Attacked!Sweet space war action as the…

Preview // Prog 2028
Mars Attacked!

Sweet space war action as the Venusians take it to their Martian enemies, in Scarlet Traces: Cold War on this week’s cover, from co-creator and series art droid, D’Israeli.

Apologies for the absence of your regular in-depth weekly Prog preview, personal events for your humble blogging droid have meant that the life & death importance of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic have had to take a bit of a back seat, needless to say we’re back with renewed enthusiasm and tingling anticipation for all the upcoming events and releases in this our 40th anniversary year. Splundid vur Thrigg!! 

JUDGE DREDD // HARVEY
Mega-City One, 2139 AD. Home to over 72 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Tensions rest on a constant knife-edge, and only the zero-tolerance Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDDhe is the Law! Now, the robot Judges are being rolled out onto the streets, against Dredd’s wishes… John Wagner (w) / John McCrea (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

DEFOE // DIEHARDS
1671. It is five years since London was devastated by the Great Fire, the inferno caused by a comet passing over the capital, and from the ashes rose the undead, hungry for the flesh of the living. Protecting the populace is former Leveller Titus DEFOE, who led an elite squad of zombie hunters. Having defeated the evil magician Faust, who was controlling the stenches, he tried to retire — but the reeks have returned once more… Pat Mills (w) / Colin MacNeil (a).
Defoe created by Pat Mills & Leigh Gallagher

BRINK // SKELETON LIFE
The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a uninhabitable 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 a consultant on a new Habitat build…
Brink created by Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard

SCARLET TRACES // COLD WAR
1968. It is several decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology. Britain, however, is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, the Martians are planning to wipe out the solar system…
Scarlet Traces created by Ian Edginton & D’Israeli

CURSED: THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // PART SIX
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. Judge Fairfax and his ward Jess had been making for the old Chief Judge’s bunker to hide out in, but local militia have plans for them…
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld created by Kek-W & Dave Kendall