Preview // Prog 2088
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 DREDD — he 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