With a cover from Tiernen Trevallion, 2000AD Prog 2105 is on sale now in all UK newsagents, from comic shops and various digital platforms worldwide. Look out too, for the Scream and Misty Special 2018 (reviewed here) and Judge Dredd Megazine 401!
Favourite thrill? Well, “Fiends of the Eastern Front” is just glorious, with Dave Taylor‘s art simply stunning, but I’m enjoying James Peaty’s “Skip Tracer“, with action-packed art from Colin MacNeill. It’ a hard call, especially when developments on “Judge Dredd” grow ever more sinister! Best not to play favourites, I think…
Episodes This Issue
Judge Dredd » The Small House (part 6)
Writer: Rob Williams Artist: Henry Flint Colourist: Chris Blythe Letterer: Annie Parkhouse
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Home to over 100 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! Now, Dredd and a small team of colleagues have been tracking covert operatives, under the command of the mysterious Smiley…
Skip Tracer » Legion (part 6)
Writer: James Peaty Artist: Colin MacNeil Colourist: Dylan Teague Letterer: Ellie Deville
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-for-hire, whose experiences on an alien battlefield left him with psi-powers…
Fiends Of The Eastern Front » 1812 (part 6)
Writer: Ian Edginton Artist: Dave Taylor Colourist: XXX Letterer: XXX
In 1980, the diary of German soldier Hans Schmitt was discovered in Berlin, detailing events that occurred in 1941, when he and his comrades encountered the terrifying Captain Constanta and his Romanian platoon, who feasted on the blood of their Russian enemies. But Schmitt was not the first trooper to encounter Constanta on the battlefield, as General Armand D’Hubert of Napoleon’s Grand Armée recounts…
Brink » High Society (part 6)
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: 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. 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…
Kingdom » Alpha and Omega (part 6)
Writer: Dn Abnett Artist: Richard Elson Colourist: Abigail Bulmer Letterer: Ellie Deville
Earth, the far future. Mankind has been all but destroyed, those still surviving forced into hiding by Them — insectile creatures that have taken over the world. Charged with protecting humanity are genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman — savage warriors that patrol the wilderness. Now, Gene, fellow Aux Pause and human Leezee Sower have escaped the Masters’ orbital and crash-landed back on Earth…
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.