2000 AD Prog 2162 – the bumper, 100-page end-of-year issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – is on sale now in all good UK comic shops, UK newsagents and via various digital platforms, and it’s a real festive treat. Plus, Judge Dredd Megazine 415 is on sale too, so there’s no shortage of treats on offer!
Perfect as a stocking filler and as a jump on issue for new reader, with terrific cover by Alex Ronald, this bumper Prog not only includes two brand new series, “Feral & Joe” by Dan Abnett and Richard and Joe Elson; and “Proteus Vex” by Michael Carroll and Henry Flint, but a great feature on “How to Draw Judge Dredd” (with input from artist Mick McMahon and others), a reintroduction to the returning strip “Zaucer of Zilk” thanks to an interview with Brendan McCarthy and Peter Hogan (also interviewed here on the 2000AD web site), and a Judge Dredd “Star Scan” by Jake Lynch.
It’s on sale for three weeks, into the New Year, with 2020 ramping up to be another great year from Rebellion – check out our list of upcoming titles below!
ON SALE NOW: 2000AD Prog 2162
Judge Dredd – Snowballed
Writer: T.C. Eglington Art: Karl Richardson Letterer: Annie Parkhouse
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the irradiated wasteland known as the Cursed Earth to the west. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal and 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!
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra
Absalom – Graduation Day (part 1)
Writer: Gordon Rennie Art: Tiernen Trevallion Letterer: Simon Bowland
UK, 2019. In the 16th century a diplomatic treaty called The Accord was brokered between the throne of England and the powers of Hell, which allowed demons to live amongst mankind as long as they obeyed the rules. Centuries later, some of Britain’s most elite families have a demonic heritage — families such as the Rathbornes, the members of which are now being targeted by a mystery attacker, seeking justice…
Harry Absalom created by Gordon Rennie & Dom Reardon
The Zaucer of Zilk – A zaucerful of secrets (part 1)
Writer: Peter Hogan Art: Brendan McCarthy Colourist: Len O’Grady & Brendan McCarthy Letterer: Jim Campbell
The realm of Zilk, on the fringes of the imagination. The Zaucer was the wizard to the royal court of Curtaindown, and was the most famous and powerful person in the kingdom, a vain and arrogant youth, revelling in his celebrity status. But then came Errol Raine, master of despair from the world of Dankendreer, who tried to take him down, and the Zaucer sacrificed his immortality to save his young ward Tutu…
The Zaucer of Zilk created by Brendan McCarthy & Al Ewing
Brink » Hate Box (part 13)
Writer: Dan Abnett Art: INJ Culbard Letterer: Simon Bowland
The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. But life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, with many spilling over into madness — as HSD cop Bridget Kurtis has discovered in her investigations into violent sect crimes…
Brink created by Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
PROTEUS VEX » Another Dawn (part 1)
Writer: Michael Carroll Art: Henry Flint Letterer: Simon Bowland
Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is now over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions of Obdurate citizens, caused by the Alliance teleporting a dying white dwarf star into their system. Now, decades later, as the galaxy’s races come to terms with an uneasy peace, Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX has a mission to undertake…
Proteus Vex created by Michael Carroll & Henry Flint
The Fall of Deadworld » Sidney (part 1)
Writer: Kek-W Art: Dave Kendall Letterer: Annie Parkhouse
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, and creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. Young Tek auxiliary Casey Tweed has engineered a coup, destroying Sidney De’Ath and taking control of the Dead forces. But De’Ath isn’t gone for good…
The Fall of Deadworld created by Kek-W & Dave Kendall
Feral and Foe – Feral & Foe (part 1)
Writer: Dan Abnett Art: Richard Elson Colour: Richard & Joe Elson Letterer: Annie Parkhouse
It is five years after the Last-of-All-War, when the Monarchy succeeded in defeating the Malign Lord, the dark entity that headed an army of creatures that sought to eradicate humanity. With their leader dead, his minions are scattered across the lands, fleeing retribution from the Wretchfinders. Necromancer Bode and warrior Wrath are two such beings, having been declared FERAL & FOE, and therefore sentenced to execution…
Feral & Foe created by Dan Abnett & Richard Elson
Durham Red – Mistletoe Kiss (part 1)
Writer: Alec Worley Art: Ben Willsher Letterer: Jim Campbell
Late 22nd century. After the Atomic Wars, many survivors were warped by Strontium 90 fallout. These ‘mutants’ became a victimised underclass, forced into ghettos, with bounty hunting the only job open to them. One such former Search/Destroy agent is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Feared by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Stronts, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her…
Durham Red created by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE 415
Alongside great strips, the latest Megazine, with a cover from Staz Johnson coloured by Matt Soffe, includes a Damnation Station Supplement, plus an interview with “Devlin Waugh” writer Ales Kot, and a great feature on DC Thomson’s classic SF pocket library Starblazer by Stephen Jewell.
Judge Dredd – Plunder (part 1)
Writer: Michael Carroll Artist: Karl Richardson Letterer: Annie Parkhouse
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 130 million citizens. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Stemming the tide of chaos are the Judges, future law-enforcers empowered to dispense instant justice. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!
Devlin Waugh – A Very Large Splash (part 1)
Writer: Alex Kot Artist: Mike Dowling Letterer: Annie Parkhouse
The Amalfi Coast, 2141 AD. A freelance paranormal troubleshooter and exorcist for the Vatican, Devlin Waugh is the world’s foremost supernatural investigator. Despite becoming a vampire after getting bitten tackling an outbreak in an underwater prison, Devlin continues to enjoy the finer things in life. Recently, he trapped the spirit of the demon Titivillus in a dildo…
Blunt – Blunt III (part 1)
Writer: T.C. Eglinton Artist: Boo Cook Letterer: Simon Bowland
The Mega-City One colony Getri-1, 2138 AD. Earth colonists attempted to make a new home on the planet, but discovered that its flora and fauna are psychically linked, and the world itself fought back against any intruders. Following battles with mutants and the alien Zhind, half-human, half-Uplift Blunt has led the survivors to safety. Now, a rescue ship is coming…
The Returners – Chandhu (part 7)
Writer: Si Spencer Artist: Nicolo Asserelli Colour: Eva de la Cruz Letterer: Simon Bowland
Ciudad Barranquilla, 2141 AD. Four different people – academic Barrancourt, ex-Judge Mineiro, gangbanger Correira, and transgender street-walker Chavez – all awoke from neardeath experiences, and as a consequence are capable of dealing with the supernatural. They’ve also been cursed with immortality, but not, however, invulnerability…
Lawless – Boom Town (part 1)
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Phil Winslade Letterer: Jim Campbell
Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson was appointed to the frontier township of Badrock on the planet 43 Rega, intent on stamping her authority on the colony. But in doing so, Lawson made many enemies, including Munce, Inc., the mega-corporation that funds Badrock. Now, MC-1 has dispatched an SJS contingent to oversee Badrock as it becomes a free-trade town…
Damnation Station is written by Al Ewing with art by Simon Davis and Mark Harrison, and revolves around a group of humans drafted to fight in an intergalactic war for Earth’s alien overlords The Host. This Megazine supplement features four stories: “Even Heroes Fall” (parts 1 – 3), “The Titanic Sails at Dawn” (parts 1 – 2) which saw Mark Harrison take over as artist, “Darkness at the Break of Noon” (part 1) and “The Tail of the Dragon” (parts 1 – 4).
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This is definitely one any British comic fan should be demanding as a Christmas present, with its utterly crazy assemblage of some of Reid’s deliciously demented drawings from the 1970s humour comics Whoopee and Shiver and Shake. There really should be a full t-shirt range!
ON SALE NOW
• 2000AD Prog 2162 – On Sale Now
• Judge Dredd Megazine 415 – On Sale Now
The definitive collection of Third World War, a powerful tale of of global capitalism, rebellion and exploitation created by Pat Mills and the late Carlos Ezquerra.
• Billy’s Boots – On Sale 23rd January
Young Billy Dane was one of the most passionate football fans at Bingley Road Junior school…unfortunately he was also one of the worst players!
Then, one afternoon, Billy’s grandmother got him to clean out her attic and Billy finds a pair of old fashioned football boots that belonged to ‘Dead-Shot’ Keen – a famous centre forward who once played for England.
• Kingdom Volume 4: Alpha and Omega – On Sale 6th February
After dragging Gene to their faltering cryogenic space station and abandoning his pack to the swarming insect “Them”, the masters are how holding Gene in idyllic V.R. suspension.
Rescued before execution by an old friend, and joined by a terrorist working to undermine the master’s grip on the world below, Gene forms a tenuous alliance. The three must work together to infiltrate the master’s security systems and steal the codes to their massively destructive arsenal. But Gene might not be prepared for what else he finds…
The first in a major series of new collections bringing the long lost UK war comics of Italian art maestro Hugo Pratt to the public in stunning new editions.
• Judge Dredd The Complete Case Files 19 (US) – On Sale 3rd March
• Judge Dredd – Mechanismo: Machine Law – On Sale 5th March
A buddy cop tale like no other! Man and mechanismo, on the mean streets of Mega-City One. The next chapter in the legendary Judge Dredd epic, penned by incomparable Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner
With Mega-City one eating Judges faster than they can be replaced, the Justice Department prepares once more to trial a radical solution for their manpower shortage: The Mark-8 RV Mechanismo unit, robotic judges programmed to deal with everything the city can throw at them, with freshly programmed AIs designed to empathise with the citizens they’ll encounter.
Judge Dredd himself has never hid his feelings on granting judicial powers to machines, but the responsive, resilient and ultimately expendable machines may be the answer to the justice department’s problems. Dredd is ordered to put aside his prejudices and conduct an assessment with one of the latest models, nicknamed HARVEY…
The first of a four-volume series reprinting The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire – a landmark 1960s science fiction series which rivalled Game of Thrones in popularity and was the precursor to every mythic sci-fi adventure to come!
Under the leadership of Trigo, the Vorg tribesmen band together to resist the Lokan invaders, forming a new country, The Trigan Empire. This is the epic story of its rise and fall.
Featuring an extraordinary combination of the Roman Empire and ancient Greece, Trigo’s story is told in ground breaking fully painted artwork. This is the first in a series collecting all the stories painted by the legendary Don Lawrence.
The Treasury of British Comics recently unveiled Chris Weston‘s cover for a retailer exclusive hardcover edition of the first volume of The Rise and Fall of the Trigan Empire.
With this special cover – available only from selected comic book stores – the artist on Judge Dredd, The Filth and The Invisibles has paid tribute to the inimitable work of the legendary Don Lawrence, artist on Trigan Empire, one of the finest comics creators in British comics history, and Weston’s mentor early in his career.
The retailer variant hardcover with Chris Weston cover will be available to buy from Forbidden Planet, Forbidden Planet International, OK Comics, Book Palace, and other selected stockists.
The standard paperback collection will be available in March from all good retailers and comic book stores.
• Roy of the Rovers Graphic Novel 5 – On Sale 17th March
• 2000 AD is available from all good comic book stores and newsagents in the UK and Ireland. Outside the UK and Ireland, it is available to order through comic book stores via Diamond Distribution. It is also available digitally from the 2000AD.com webshop and the 2000 AD apps for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.