New Thrill: 2000AD Prog 2021, Out Today, “Kingdom” and “The Order” collections out this week

2000AD Prog 2021 - Cover

The latest issue of 2000AD – Prog 2021 is on sale today. Here’s a quick taster. Boo Cook’s work on the latest “Judge Dredd” is positively a delight and joy to behold!

2000AD Prog 2021 - Judge Dredd: Thick SkinJudge Dredd: Thick Skin by TC Eglington (Writer) Boo Cook (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

A pair of Tri-D celebrities have suffered complete body liquification live on air, and Dredd is tracing who is responsible…

2000AD Prog 2021 - KingmakerKingmaker by Ian Edginton (Writer) Leigh Gallagher (Artist) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)

The people of the Nine Kingdoms had thought that the undead Ichnar the Wraith King was the biggest threat to peace and freedom, but they hadn’t reckoned without the Thorn — a race of aliens that unexpectedly arrived and occupied their world, destroying those that stood in their way. Recruiting the locals to aid their Shrike troopers, they’ve been hunting down all those with magical abilities — including the wizard Ablard…

2000AD Prog 2021 - Kingdom: As It Is In HeavenKingdom: As It Is In Heaven by Dan Abnett (Writer) Richard Elson (Artist) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)

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, keeping Them off their Masters’ lawn. Now, Gene has awoken from stasis on the Masters’ orbital station, and gone on the run…

Kingdom: Aux Drift - Final CoverOut on Thursday (9th March 2017 is Kingdom: Aux DriftGenetically modified dog-soldier Gene the Hackman wages war against giant insects in a Mad Max future. In the far future, mankind has been all but destroyed and survivors are forced to hide from “Them” – giant insectile creatures that have taken over the world – with only savage genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman to guard them.

Having travelled the Earth without his pack, Gene now leads a band of mongrel “aux” warriors known as the Wild Bunch. They live alongside some human survivors in The Kingdom. But “Them” are growing in number and the Kingdom is getting harder to defend!

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2000AD Prog 2021 - The Order: Wyrm War

The Order: Wyrm War by Kek-W (Writer) John M. Burns (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

The Order: Die Mensch Machine
The Order: Die Mensch Machine

Seventeenth-century France. The writer Cyrano de Bergerac lies on his deathbed, wanting to tell one last story before he passes — a tale of how he became part of a group of warriors known as The Order, who throughout the centuries have been protecting man from the Wyrms. At certain points in history, these creatures can break through from their dimension and into ours — but now they’re wiping out the timeline…

Out on Thursday (9th March 2017) is The Order: Die Mensch Machine. The Expendables meets H.P. Lovecraft as knights and robots take on a dark, hidden power in medieval Europe!

In 13th-century Germany, while reading the papers of her dead father, young Anna Kohl uncovers a shocking secret – that defending Earth from an other-worldly menace is a secret cadre of warriors known only as The Order. Now she and her father’s rag-tag former comrades must do battle with the sinister forces of these eldritch creatures!

From Teutonic Knights with robot heads to gun-toting warriors in high speed pursuits on the streets of Elizabethan Engand, The Order is an incredible genre mash-up of medieval and Renaissance history, action movies, Michael Moorcock, Jack Vance, and Hammer Horror!

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2000AD Prog 2021 - Sinister Dexter: A Rocky StartSinister Dexter: A Rocky Start by Dan Abnett (Writer) Steve Yeowell (Artist) Gary Caldwell (Colour) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Gun-sharks Finnigan Sinister and Ramone Dexter are the best hitmen money can buy in the future city of Downlode. Having spent the last year offworld hunting for Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension whose presence threatened the fabric of reality, they’ve returned home, and are getting back to business. But whacking Tanenbaum has reset the continuum, meaning no one knows who they are…

• 2000AD Prog 2021 is available in print from UK newsagents and all good comic book stores via Diamond. If you can find it, the 2000AD 40th Anniversary Special is still on sale, too! (A reprint is in the works, see news story). 

• 2000AD is also Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop2000 AD iPad app, 2000 AD Android app, 2000 AD Windows 10 app

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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