This week’s issue of 2000AD, on sale Wednesday 28th September 2022 features an all-new line up of stories as a jumping on point to entice new thrill seekers, behind a cover by PJ Holden.
The sting in the tail is that 2000AD Prog 2301 also comes with a new price of £3.50, the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic victim to escalating costs like other things at present. This might be time to consider subscribing, if you don’t already – it works out cheaper.
Offering a one-and-done “Judge Dredd” tale, the return of simian seditionist Chimpsy, new series “Enemy Earth”, a brand new “Future Shock” and the return of Rob Williams and Simon Fraser’s “Hershey”, this is a great “jumping on” issue, perfect for new readers to get on board.
Here’s the intel on this and other Rebellion releases, including the first issue of the delayed Best of 2000AD, a terrific compendium of fantastic strips from the weekly title,
2000AD Prog 2301
UK and DIGITAL: 28th September 2022 £3.50
NORTH AMERICA: 26th October 2023
COVER: PJ HOLDEN
In this issue:
Judge Dredd: Half Smart by Arthur Wyatt (w) Dave Taylor (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2144 AD. Home to over 180 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the irradiated Cursed Earth to the west, and the toxic Black Atlantic to the east. Unemployment is endemic, 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!
Chimpsky’s Law: A Terrifically Disturbing Adventure by Ken Niemand (w) PJ Holden (a) Chris Blythe (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Mega-City One, 2144 AD. Noam Chimpsky is a super-intelligent ape living in Ludi Wittgenstein block, and he sees it as his mission to protect his fellow residents from the various threats and problems that can befall a citizen of the Big Meg. He does all this secretly, allowing others to take the credit, such as Wittgenstein’s useless block Judge Stan, and the rundown Mechanismo droid Lennie…
Enemy Earth: Book One by Cavan Scott (w) Luke Horsman (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Perhaps mankind should’ve expected it, given the destruction humanity has wrought upon the planet Earth. There was always going to be a point in which the world decided that enough was enough, and Mother Nature would turn against the people that lived upon its surface. So it came without warning — when Earth’s flora and fauna mutated and suddenly started attacking everyone. Young Zoe is fleeing her own tragedy…
Future Shocks: Echo by Honor Vincent (w) Liana Kangas (a) Adam Cahoon (c) Jim Campbell (l)
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…
Hershey by Rob Williams (w) Simon Fraser (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Judge Barbara Hershey was one of Justice Department’s most respected and capable young officers before she became Chief Judge. Leading the city through numerous challenges, she only occasionally clashed with Dredd — until the ‘Small House’ affair and the revelation of Judge Smiley’s clandestine operations on her watch. Now, seriously ill from a microbial virus, she’s faked her death to deal with Smiley’s legacy…
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK…
2000AD Regened Volume 4
RELEASE DATE: 27th September 2022
PAPERBACK, 112 pages
PRICE: £13.99 / $18.99
CREATIVE TEAM: Liam Johnson, Ramzee, David Barnett, David Baillie, Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby, Colin Harvey, Karl Stock, James Peaty, Honor Vincent (Writers) Duane Redhead, Ben Wilsher, Luke Horsman, Korinna Mei Veropoulou, Nick Roche, Colin MacNeil, Neil Googe, Steve Roberts, Tom Newell, V.V. Glass (Artists) John Charles, Pippa Bowland, Chris Blythe, Gary Caldwell, Jim Boswell (Colourists) Simon Bowland, Annie Parkhouse, Petitecreme, Jim Campbell (Letterers)
2000AD’s all ages science fiction anthology series is returns with a fourth thrill-powered collection of epic, action packed stories featuring all of your favourite characters and a brand new, exclusive Harlem Heroes strip!
Cadet Dredd goes undercover as a renegade runaway! It’s the Harlem Heroes versus the Harlem Hellcats in the most dangerous – and deadly – aeroball game Mega-City One’s ever seen! Does Chopper have what it takes to evade the Judges and win the Sky Surfing competition?
Plus, travel to other dimensions with Jaina and Jacen in ‘Splorers!! and Judge Anderson is back with another collection of brainbusting puzzles! It’s the Galaxy’s best and brightest all-ages comic – it’s 2000AD Regened!
BEST OF 2000AD Volume 1
RELEASE DATE: 27th September 2022
PAPERBACK, 192 pages
PRICE: £14.99 / $22.99
CREATIVE TEAM: John Wagner, Dan Abnett, Alan Moore, Alan Grant, Jamie Delano, Alan Davis (Writers) Kev Walker, INJ Culbard, Ian Gibson, Carlos Ezquerra, Arthur Ranson, Brendan McCarthy, Jamie Hewlett, Alan Davis (Artists) Chris Blythe, Barbara Nosenzo, Mark Farmer (Colourists) Annie Parkhouse, Simon Bowland, Steve Potter, Tom Frame (Letterers)
Best of 2000AD is a landmark series from the cult comic, bursting with our greatest stories for a new generation of readers.
Every Best of 2000AD contains a mix of modern classics and gems from the vault. In each edition you’ll find an explosive new Judge Dredd adventure, fresh essays by prominent popular culture writers, a graphic novel-length feature presentation by global legends and a vintage Dredd case.
In this volume: Judge Dredd battles Mutie Block anarchy; Halo Jones escapes in Alan Moore’s first masterpiece; humanity is on the Brink in the space murder mystery from Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard; Judge Anderson takes centre stage in the search for Shamballa.
Boasting brand new covers from an all-star line-up of artists including Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine) and Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy) with designer Tom Muller (X-Men), Best of 2000AD is the essential gateway into the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
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.