With a stark cover from Raid71 firmly announcing the return of “Jaegir“, 2000AD Prog 2117 drops into British newsagents today – and on various digital platforms.
This Prog is a mix of continuing trails laid and set up chapters, in “Judge Dredd” as old stinky face comes under the watchful eye of a curious Robot Judge, and the first episode of “Jaegir“. But we get action, too, with aplomb, in “Skip Tracer”, and a nasty finale to “Keeper of Secrets“, which might have worked better suggested rather than shown in my book, but I do like the concept behind this story “Tharg’s 3riller” and hope we’ll see more from this intriguing team.
Judge Dredd » Machine Law (part 3)
Writer: John Wagner Art: Colin MacNeil Colour: Chris Blythe Letters: 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. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Robot Judges have been trialled before, with disastrous results — but now the new generation are appearing on the streets…
Skip Tracer » Louder Than Bombs (part 7)
Writer: James Peaty Art: Paul Marshall Colour: Quinton Winter Letters: Ellie de Ville
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 tracker, who was left with psychic abilities after a clash on an alien planet…
Brink » High Society (part 18)
Writer: Dan Abnett Art: INJ Culbard Letters: 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. Bridget Kurtis, investigator with the Habitat Security Division, was involved in a sect-crime case that saw her partner murdered. Now, she’s gone undercover on Yuliya Habitat…
Tharg’s 3rillers Present » Keeper of Secrets (part 3)
Writer: Robert Murphy Art: Steven Austin Colour: Pippa Mather Letters: Ellie de Ville
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! London, 2019, and during the day Jon Tanner is an apprentice butcher at Smithfield Market. At night, he likes to live it large at the capital’s many clubs — but when he meets a young woman called Jemima on the dancefloor, he’s responsible for unleashing a dangerous ancient entity…
Jaegir » Bonegrinder (part 1)
Writer: Gordon Rennie Art: Simon Coleby Colour Len O’Grady Letters: Annie Parkhouse
The Greater Nordland Republic. While the Norts are currently engaged in a galaxy-wide war with the Souther forces, 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 that can bring out the beast within. Now, she’s on a mission with her team on Nu Earth…
• 2000AD Prog 2117 is on sale now in all good UK newsagents and comic shops, and available on various digital platforms | Web: 2000ad.com
Don’t forget Judge Dredd Megazine 404 is still on sale, too!
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.