Wrapped in a fantastic cover by Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague, here’s another cracking issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic 2000AD on sale now in all good newsagents, comic shops and via various digital platforms.
The new Judge Dredd story from John Wagner with art by Colin MacNeil gets off to a terrific start, both script and art, as Dredd’s mission for the Chief Judge is diverted by a siege that’s attracted the attention of a dedicated but abrasive Law-Mek.
Steven Austin also delivers some great art on the new “3hrillers” story from Robert Murphy, and you definitely won’t be disappointed with the all-out action finale to “Fiends of the Eastern Front”, which has been a delight over the last few progs.
Definitely an issue well worth your attention!
Don’t forget Judge Dredd Megazine, with the first part of Battle Presents: Operation Overlord is on sale now, too!
In this issue:
JUDGE DREDD: MACHINE LAW
by John Wagner (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 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 DREDD — he is the Law! Robot Judges have been trialled before, with disastrous results — but now the new generation are appearing on the streets…
BRINK: HIGH SOCIETY
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
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…
SKIP TRACER: LOUDER THAN BOMBS
by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall (a) Quinto Winter (c) (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
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…
THARG’S 3RILLERS: KEEPER OF SECRETS
by Robert Murphy (w) Steven Austin (a) Pippa Mather (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! London, 2019, and during the day Jon Tanner is an apprentice butcher at Smithfield Market. At night, he likes to live it large at the capital’s many clubs — but when he meets a young woman called Jemima on the dancefloor, he’s responsible for unleashing a dangerous ancient entity…
FIENDS OF THE WESTERN FRONT
by Ian Edginton (w) Tiernen Trevallion (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
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…
• 2000AD 2115 is on sale now and available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond (Order code NOV181941). Available in digital from the 2000 AD webshop and apps for iPad, Android, Windows 10. On sale in North America from 23rd February 2018
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.