2000AD Prog 2318 is on sale from today, featuring a terrific cover from Toby Willsmer, and a thrill-packed set of stories.
This week, Judge Dredd fends off an alien assault as he tries to track down wanted bounty hunter Keeper Hag; Cyd learns some shocking truths on the Zoto homeworld in an absolutely stunning episode of “The Out”, Mark Harrison’s art truly astonishing; sharpshooter Joe Pineapples reveals a past assassination attempt on Blackblood in “Tin
Man”; the Scorcher fleet descends on the Imperium Ascendant in “Proteus Vex”; and The Order are under pressure from the shadow-kraken in “Heart of Darkness”.
In this issue:
Judge Dredd: The Hagger They Fall by Arthur Wyatt, Rob Williams (Writer) Paul Marshall (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Mega-City One, 2145 AD. Home to over 200 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant and only future cops the Judges – empowered to dispense instant justice – can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD – he is the Law! Now, Dredd is on the planet Skeev, on the trail of the alien bounty hunter Keeper Hag…
The Out: Book Three by Dan Abnett (Writer) Mark Harrison (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
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 been seeking other ex-pat humans – but now she’s returned to the Zoto homeworld to learn more about her mending…
Joe Pineapples: Tin Man by Pat Mills (Writer) Simon Bisley (a) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Former war-droids, the ABC Warriors were reassigned to bring peace to the frontier planet of Mars. Comprising Hammerstein, Deadlock, Blackblood, Steelhorn, Mongrol and Happy Shrapnel, the Mek-Nifcent Seven’s sharpshooter was Joe Pineapples, a robot with more secrets than most. Now he and sewer-droid Ro-Jaws are at the other end of the universe – Joe n’ Ro, lost in space, out of gas, out of love n’ outta luck!
The Order: Heart of Darkness by Kek-W (Writer) John Burns (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wurms, creatures that break into our reality. Defending humanity are THE ORDER, a band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But time has become fractured, and the despotic Francis Bacon is determined to rule a vast empire. Now, The Order must battle the shadow-creatures at the edge of time itself…
Proteus Vex: Crawlspace by Mike Carroll (Writer) Jake Lynch (Artist) Jim Boswell (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
The far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX – who is operated by a flesh-pilot – became an enemy of the Alliance when he released info about past war crimes. But now war with the Scorchers has broken out…
• 2000AD Prog 2318 is available in print from newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop and apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10 | DIAMOND: DEC221607
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