Out Today: 2000AD Prog 2092 – Mechastopheles on the rampage!

With a stunning cover from Clint Langley, 2000AD Prog 2092 is on sale now in all good newsgents, comic shops and bia various digital platforms.

This Prog leads with Tharg’s pleasure at the Rogue Trooper film news, and sees the of the latest arc for “The Fall of Deadworld” latest arc (but look out for a special one-off story in the Christmas issue), while giant demon robot Mechastopheles launches into his first full-length series after debuting in a 3riller last year, brought to you once again by Gordon and Lawrence Rennie on script duties, and Karl Richardson on art. It looks great!

In this issue:

JUDGE DREDD: A BETTER CLASS OF CRIMINAL
by Rory McConville (Writer) Leonardo Manco (Artist) Chris Blythe (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

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, criminal gang the Azure Skeletons have being wreaking havoc, seemingly having superpowers…

THE ORDER: THE NEW WORLD
by Kek-W (Writer) John Burns (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

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…

GREY AREA: M.I.A.
by Dan Abnett (Writer) Mark Harrison (Artist) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)

The mid 21st century. Earth has a heavily armed defence network, and any ETs arriving on the planet 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 have been killed in action, and the team is suspended…

MECHASTOPHELES // TRUE FAITH
by Gordon Rennie, Lawrence Rennie (Writer) Karl Richardson (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

NEW STORY! It is over a year since the Fall, when the demons rose and society collapsed, and humanity fights a daily battle in a world where hellish creatures stalk the land. 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 others that need rescuing.

But Lord Mechastopheles is not easily controlled…

DAMNED: THE FALL OF DEADWORLD
by Kek-W (Writer) Dave Kendall (Artist) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)

The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming: creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. Now, Judge Fairfax is in the hands of the enemy, and his young ward Jess has
vowed to rescue him, her team having breached the Sector House walls…

• Available in print from newsagents, Amazon, and comic shops via Diamond |Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop, 2000AD iPad app, 2000AD Android app, 2000AD Windows 10 app

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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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