Jump on board 2000AD, with a humdinger of a prog

Every so often 2000AD clears the decks and brings in a raft of new stories so that new readers can jump on board – and Prog 2250, on sale today, is the next jumping on issue.

2000AD 2250 - cover by Mick McMahon

As well as a brand new cover by master artist Mick McMahon, this 48-page extravaganza features a brand new Judge Dredd story, “The Hard Way” by Rob Williams and Arthur Wyatt, with art by breakout artist Jake Lynch.

We’re also treated to the return of the stunning-looking, intriguing “The Out“, Dan Abnett and Mark Harrison‘s surprise hit of last year, which sees wandering photo-journalist Cyd Finlea continue to try and find her way through a dangerous universe.

Scarlet Traces” by Ian Edginton and D’Israeli returns, too, in “Storm Front“. From the original premise of “what happened after HG Wells’ War of the Worlds?”, this series has now progressed into the 20th Century and become a story of prejudice, hope, and giant space battles.

Plus, Gordon Rennie and Antonio Fuso begin a new series of supernatural thriller series “The Diaboliks“; Mary-Poppins-gone-bad Pandora Perfect breaks out of 2000AD Regened into her own series, with “Mystery Moon” by Roger Langridge and Brett Parson; and we get some one-off stories, too – Anderson, Psi-Divison in “Be Psi-ing You“, by Maura McHugh and Lee Carter, and Future Shocks, “The Guardian & the Godchild“, written and drawn by Chris Weston.

• 2000AD Prog 2250 is available in print from newsagents and comic shops via Diamond and available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop and apps for iPadAndroidWindows 10

2000AD 2250 – CHECKLIST

• Judge Dredd: The Hard Way by Rob Williams, Arthur Wyatt (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist)

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. Crime is rampant and only the Judges — zero-tolerance cops empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Recently, Dredd and Accounts Judge Maitland have been targeting Euro crime-boss La Reine Rouge…

2000AD Prog 2250 - Judge Dredd

• Scarlet Traces: Storm Front by Ian Edginton (Writer) D’Israeli (Artist)

It is decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology, but Britain is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, the Martians are on the attack, and Earth is seeking allies in Jupiter…

2000AD Prog 2250 - Scarlet Traces

The Out Book II by Dan Abnett (Writer) Mark Harrison (Artist)

The furthest edge of the universe, far into the future. Cyd Finlea is photo-journalist working for the publishers Global Neographic, travelling deep into outer space — otherwise known as THE OUT — and cataloguing the alien societies that she encounters. She left Earth ten years ago and has lost track of how far she is from home, but regardless she keeps going, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag, seeking other ex-pat humans…

2000AD Prog 2250 - The Out

The Diaboliks: Arrivederci Roma by Gordon Rennie (Writer) Antonio Fuso (Artist)

Solomon Ravne and Jennifer Simmons were once part of Caballistics, Inc., a private paranormal troubleshooting outfit put together by reclusive rock star Ethan Kostabi. Jennifer, however, was thrown into Hell, and became possessed by a demon. After Caballistics was disbanded with the death of Kostabi, Ravne and Jenny became a couple, and are now working on behalf of the Malleus, destroying their demonic enemies…

2000AD Prog 2250 - Diaboliks

• Pandora Perfect: Mystery Moon by Roger Langridge (Writer) Brett Parson (Artist)

Earth, the far future. No felon is more wanted than the nefarious Pandora Perez — burglar, safe-cracker, armed bandit and all-round career criminal. Just when the authorities thought that they ’d finally managed to incarcerate her, her loyal robot assistant Gort came to her rescue and succeeded in breaking her out of her cell. Despite being a wanted woman, Pandora ’s still up to her usual confidence tricks…

2000AD 2250 - Pandora Perfect: Mystery Moon

Anderson, Psi-Div: Be Psi-ing You by Maura McHugh (Writer) Lee Carter (Artist)

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, it is at the forefront in the war against supernatural crime. Cassandra ANDERSON is the div ’s top telepath, and recently teamed up with fellow psis Shakta and Corann Ryan, the latter shadowed by the ghost of her twin sister Lesley, to battle the Earth animus…

2000AD 2250 - Anderson, Psi-Div: Be Psi-ing You

• Future Shocks: The Guardian & The Godchild by Chris Weston (Writer & Artist)

Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. These cautionary tales pass from traveller to traveller in the spaceports and around campfires on distant planets, acquiring the status of legend, their shocking ends a salutory lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted trips into the galaxy’s dark side. Abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…

2000AD 2250 - Future Shocks: The Guardian & The Godchild by Chris Weston

• 2000AD Prog 2250 is available in print from newsagents and comic shops via Diamond and available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop and apps for iPadAndroidWindows 10

Don’t forget to check out guide to all 2000AD and Treasury of British Comic releases in 2021 here

ALSO OUT NOW…

Dark Judges: The Fall of Deadworld Vol. 3

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.

Thirteenth Floor Volume 3

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!

COMING SOON FROM REBELLION AND THE TREASURY OF BRITISH COMICS…

Don’t forget to check out guide to all 2000AD and Treasury of British Comic releases in 2021 here

• Sláine: Dragontamer – 28th September

• Dark Justice: Torture Garden (Digital Only) – 6th October
• Monster Fun Halloween Spooktacular Special – 6th October – ahead of a new bi-monthly regular title launching next April – read our news story
• Black Max Volume 2 – 14th October
Fiends of the Eastern Front – 14th October
Megatropolis – 14th October
Roy of the Rovers: New Digs – 28th October 2021

Misty Presents: The Jaume Rumeu Collection - Final Cover

Tales from the Black Museum Volume 1 (Digital Only) – 3rd November 2021
• Judge Dredd: Dreadnoughts – Book One – 9th November
• Misty Presents: The Jaume Rumeu Collection – 11th November
• Brink Volume 4 – 23rd November
• The Tom Paterson Collection – 25th November

Durham Red – Born Bad (Digital Only) – 1st December
• Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files Volume 38 – 9th December
Hellman of Hammer Force – 9th December

Don’t forget to check out guide to all 2000AD and Treasury of British Comic 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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