There’s a cracking issue of 2000AD on sale now in all good UK newsagents and comic shops – and digital platforms – with all-new stories starting throughout, offering a great chance to either start reading the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, or returning to see what you’ve missed.
With a glorious wraparound cover from “Kingmaker” artist Leigh Gallagher, you can’t fail to miss it on shelves, unless devious Thrill Suckers have hidden it behind the latest issue of Gramophone… here’s the low down for the Prog!
Judge Dredd » Citizenship (Part 1)
Writer: Rory McConville Art: Jake Lynch Colour: John Charles 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, with the polluted Black Atlantic on one side and the irradiated wasteland that is the Cursed Earth to the west. The populace is crammed into vast city blocks, and unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!
Survival Geeks » Dungeons & Dating (Part 1)
Writer: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby Art: Neil Googe Colour: Gary Caldwell Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Somewhere in the outer limits of space/time, plunging through the planes of reality, is what looks like a regular suburban two-up two-down, but it is in fact powered by misfiring trans-dimensional technology. Inside live sci-fi obsessives Clive, Rufus and Simon, plus reluctant housemate Sam and pet Cthulhu Howard: explorers on the edge of beyond, they’re never far from trouble on the worlds they visit. Now, tensions are rising within the group, but Clive has invention that may help them pull together…
Kingmaker II » Ouroboros (Part 1)
Writer: Ian Edginton Art: Leigh Gallagher Letters: Ellie de Ville
The people of the Nine Kingdoms may have defeated Ichnar the Wraith King to live in relative peace and harmony, but they hadn’t reckoned on the Thorn — a race of aliens that occupied their world, destroying those that stood in their way. Recruiting the locals to aid their Shrike troopers, the Thorn are hunting down all those with magical abilities, a power they’ve been strip-mining for their own ends. Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and dryad Princess Yarrow believe they may have the means to stop them…
Grey Area » Making history (Part 1)
Writer: Dan Abnett Art: Mark Harrison Letters: Ellie de Ville
The mid 21st century. Earth has a heavily armed defence network, and any ET arrivals are housed in the Exo Segregation Zone, known as the GREY AREA, which is policed by squads of Exo Transfer Control officers like Adam Bulliet and his team — wife Birdy, linguist Kymn, weapons expert Feo, and alien transfer Resting Bitch Face. Kymn and Bitch, thought KIA, were actually seconded to a black-ops unit led by an insane bigot named Grell. It’s believed he’s going to disrupt the imminent Congruence talks…