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Sneak Peek: 2000AD Prog 2097 – and some hints of new thrills in Prog 2100!

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As the countdown continues toward 2000AD Prog 2100, here’s a quick look at the next issue of Britain’s only SF weekly comic, on sale on Wednesday in all good newsagents, UK comic shops and via various digital platforms.

This issue features “Judge Dredd“, “The Order“, “Survival Geeks“, “Grey Area” and “Mechastopheles“, all stories thundering towards their respective climaxes in a mere fortnight.

Coming in the landmark Prog 2100 will be a new “Fiends of the Eastern Front” story, alongside third series of deep space drama “Brink” by Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard. In the new story, “High Society”, HSD officer Bridget Kurtis goes undercover on the Yulyia Habitat in a bid to infiltrate the doomsday cult that murdered her partner — a highly dangerous operation, where no one can be trusted…

Always busy (hence all the clone jokes), Dan Abnett is of course the writer on the Judge Dredd Megazine strip “Lawless“, which features absolutely stunning art by Phil Winslade – and a new arc begins in Issue 400, on sale soon!

In This Prog…

JUDGE DREDD // THE BOOTH CONSPIRACY
Writer: T.C Eglington Art: Staz Johnson Colour: Abigail Bulmer Letters: Annie Parkhouse

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, a terror cell called the Sons of Booth are attempting to bring down Justice Department…

2000AD 2097 - Judge Dredd

SURVIVAL GEEKS // SLACK N’ HASH Part 2
Writers: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby Art: Neil Googe Colour: Gary Caldwell Letters: Ellie de Ville

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 trans-dimensional 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…

2000AD 2097 - Survival Geeks

THE ORDER // THE NEW WORLD
Writer: Kek-W Art: John M. Burns Letters: Annie Parkhouse

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…

2000AD 2097 - The Order

MECHASTOPHELES // TRUE FAITH
Writer: Gordon and Lawrence Rennie Art: Karl Richardson Letters: Simon Bowland

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 and find other refugees. But Mechastopheles needs repairing, and has been granted passage into the city of Benedictia. However, the authorities have plans for him…

2000AD 2097 - Mechastopholes

GREY AREA // EVIDENCE
Writer: Dan Abnett Art: Mark Harrison Letters: Ellie de Ville

The mid 21st century. Earth has a heavily armed defence network, and any ET arrivals are housed in the Exo Segregation Zone, known as the GREY AREA, which is policed by squads of Exo Transfer Control officers like Captain Adam Bulliet and his team — wife Birdy, linguist Kymn, weapons expert Feo, and alien transfer Resting Bitch Face.

But Kymn and Bitch, thought KIA, have actually been seconded to a black-ops unit…

2000AD 2097 - Grey Area

• 2000AD Prog 2096 is on sale in all good newsagents across the UK, comic shops and digital platforms. For back issues and subscriptions visit http://shop.2000ad.com | Don’t forget The Vigilant is also still on sale, and the latest Judge Dredd Megazine!

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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