Mick McMahon delivers stand out Judge Dredd cover for upcoming 2000AD Prog 2250

Offering sci-fi sagas and supernatural thrillers, nannies gone bad and shocking futures – plus the return of a 2000AD legend – 2000AD Prog 2250, on sale soon, is ideal for readers new and old – and intended to be the perfect issue to jump on board with the groundbreaking weekly comic.

2000AD 2250 cover art - art by Mick McMahon

Out on 22nd September from all good newsagents and comic shops, as well as the 2000AD webshop and app, 2000AD Prog 2250 will be a super-charged blast of cosmic excitement. The upcoming edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is a 52-page extravaganza engineered to give the perfect opportunity for readers to pick up the 2000AD habit with a subscription or regular order.

This issue features the start of five new on-going stories and two scintillating one-offs in a pulse-pounding package of Thrill-power, crowned with a brand new cover from master artist Mick McMahon, a bold and evocative image of future hardline lawman, Judge Dredd.

One of 2000AD’s most iconic artists, McMahon remains one of the master on Dredd, with an ever-evolving style that has produced some of the series’ greatest moments.

This issue kicks off with a brand new Judge Dredd story, “The Hard Way“, by Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and Arthur Wyatt (Samizdat Squad) with art by breakout artist Jake Lynch (HAVN), which sees the world’s deadliest killers converge on the under-sea city of Atlantis to take out Mega-City One’s head of accounting… but they hadn’t counted on her having a visitor: Judge Dredd.

After her hit debut in 2000AD’s all-ages 2000AD Regened issues, Pandora Perfect finally gets her own series – which is great news. The Mary-Poppins-gone-bad thief and confidence trickster from Roger Langridge (The Muppets) and Brett Parson (Tank Girl) begins the multi-part story “Mystery Moon”.

The surprise hit of 2020, “The Out” by Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Mark Harrison (Durham Red), returns for a new series, with wandering photo-journalist Cyd Finlea still all alone and cut off as she tries to find her way through a dangerous and chaotic universe. This cerebral and emotionally weighty series delighted readers and critics alike when it debuted in June last year.

From its original premise of “What happened after HG Wells’ War of the Worlds?” to a meditation on prejudice and politics – but with huge space battles – “Scarlet Traces” by Ian Edginton (Hinterkind) and Matt ‘D’Israeli’ Brooker (Lazarus Churchyard) begins its next epic chapter.

Gordon Rennie (Judge Dredd) and Antonio Fuso (WYRD) begin a new series of supernatural thriller series “The Diaboliks“, their successful spin-off of Rennie and Dom Reardon’s occult team thriller “Caballistics Inc.” With Ravne dispatched to London to sort out the Diaboliks’ new base of operations, the demonic Jenny has final business to sort out in Rome in the Embassy of the Unholy See.

Psychic future cop Judge Cassandra Anderson returns in one-off story “Be Psi-ing You” by Maura McHugh (Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland) and Lee Carter (Indigo Prime).

Plus, fan favourite artist Chris Weston (The Filth) draws and writes his own one-off Future Shock, “The Guardian & the Godchild“.

2000AD Prog 2250 is on sale from 22nd September 2021 from all good newsagents and comic shops and digitally, too | Keep up to date with all things Tharg-made at 2000ad.com

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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