2000AD ramps up the pace for upcoming “jump on board” issue as stories near conclusion

The latest issue of 2000AD, Prog 2248, on sale this Wednesday in comic shops and newsagents, comes with a striking cover from the formidable art team of Cliff Robinson and Dylan Teague, an edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic offering some terrific thrills.

Every story is ramping toward conclusion next Prog, with Issue 2250, on sale 22nd September, offering another “jump on board” point for new readers. Tharg has teased several new thrills in the upcoming bumper 52-page special, including a new “Judge Dredd” story from writers Rob Williams and Arthur Wyatt and artist Jake Lynch, “The
Hard Way
”, which finds the law man and Accounts
Judge Maitland targeted for assassination on the
undersea waystation of Atlantis. “Expect explosions,
heavy-duty firepower,” we’re assured, and a more motley crew of mercenaries you could possibly hope to meet!”

Meanwhile, this week…

Judge Dredd: The House on Bleaker Street by Kenneth Niemand (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Home to over 160 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Unemployment is rife, boredom
universal and violent crime is rampant. Tensions rest on a knife-edge and only the zero-tolerance Judges can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

Now, he’s trapped in a mysterious derelict house with an eerie reputation…

Skip Tracer: Eden by James Peaty (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Jim Campbell (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 psi-tracker. Now, Blake and his infant daughter have been captured…

Dexter: Somewhere, Beyond The Sea by Dan Abnett (w) Tazio Bettin (a) John Charles (c) Simon Bowland (l)

Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER were the best hitmen money could buy in the future city of Downlode. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension, they found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knew who they were. But now a rogue A.I. is at large, which took control of Sinister, forcing Dex to kill him. But Sinister has been resurrected, and Dex, Billi and Carrie are on the run…

Tharg’s 3rillers present The Mask of Laverna by Robert Murphy (w) Steven Austin (a) Matt Soffe (c) Simon Bowlan (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, 2021, and Adelphi is an Oracle, capable of communicating with the gods. Assisted by her guardian spirit Erwin, she keeps tabs on the the ancient deities. Now, gangster Genadi Chakarov is using magical means to terminate his former partner…

Jaegir: The Pathof Kali by Gordon Rennie (w) Simon Coleby (a) Len O’Grady (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)

The Greater Nordland Republic. While the Norts are currently engaged in a galaxy-wide war with the Southers, it falls to military officers such as Kapiten-Inspector Atalia JAEGIR of the Nordland State Security Police to investigate war criminals amongst her own ranks. She’s also suffering from the Strigoi curse, a fault in the Nort DNA. Now, after having been tortured by Southers, Jaegir’s determined to wipe out the enemy…

2000AD Prog 2248 is available in print from newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond |Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop and apps for iPad, Android, Windows 10

Check out our full guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases in 2021 here

Check out our guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases we know about so far coming in 2022 here

Coming Soon…

Dark Judges: The Fall of Deadworld Volume 3
By Kek-W and Dave Kendall
ISBN: 9781781089330
Release Date: 14th September 2021
Price: £19.99
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 282 × 216 mm

Can humanity escape the icy clutches of Death? The psychotic Chief Judge Casey Tweed has dethroned and killed Judge Death and taken over Death’s mission to murder every living creature on the planet. The neighbouring Soviets have seen the chaos as an ideal time to launch an attack on their American enemies. 

As numerous battles rage a small group of rebels led by Judge Fairfax – some living, some already turned into the undead – launch a desperate effort to save their city from being converted into a necropolis, but it all seems too little too late. The Dark Judges are already spreading their contagion across the globe and in the depths of space, exterminating all life under the orders of Chief Judge Tweed. However, both the forces of death and the forces of life about to learn, just because Judge Death is dead, doesn’t mean that he is gone… 

The acclaimed series from Kek-W (The Order) and Dave Kendall (Dreams of Deadworld) continues in this lavish hardback collection, including never seen before concept art and sketches.

The Thirteenth Floor Volume 3
ISBN: 9781781089347
Out: 16th September 2021
Price: £14.99
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback and webshop exclusive hardcover
Dimensions: 276×210mm

The thrilling conclusion to the classic 1980s horror comic strip! Max the maniacal computer is back in Maxwell Tower, dishing out his twisted form of retribution on anyone who dares to cross his beloved residents! From a conniving milkman to thuggish street urchins, anyone who enters Max’s territory looking for trouble is going for a one-way trip to the thirteenth floor! 

However, Max’s past exploits have not gone unnoticed. The K.G.B. have sent their own super-powered computer called Boris to make Max an offer – help them conquer the world or face obliteration!

The Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular
Publication date: 22nd September 2021
Pages: 48

The popular 1970s comic book Monster Fun is back for Halloween 2021! Join the Treasury of British Comics’ creepiest and coolest goblins, ghouls and vamps for brand new, HELL-arious comic strips.

Launched in 1975, the weekly comic Monster Fun was first published by IPC Media and ran for 73 issues until it was merged with Buster in 1976. Its ongoing popularity meant the Monster Fun logo continued to feature on Buster’s cover until the summer of 1979. Two Monster Fun Specials were also printed, in 1975 and 1976, and characters such as Kid Kong were revived for both of Rebellion’s Buster Cor!! Specials.

Everyone’s favourite monsters – including Frankie Stein, Kid Kong, Draculass, Teddy Scare, and the Hire A Horror crew – have returned, courtesy of creators including Tom PatersonChris GarbuttMatt BaxterJuni Ba and Lew Stringer

If that wasn’t enough, a brand new Leopard of Lime Street tale sees Selbridge’s premier superhero face off against a fantastic new foe!

Check out our full guide to 2000AD and Treasury of British Comics releases in 2021 here

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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