This week’s 2000AD sees the finales of both “The Devil’s Railroad” and “Feral & Foe“, and includes a tribute by Karl Stock to “Nikolai Dante” and “The Order” artist John M. Burns, who died at the end of December. You can read tributes from creators and fans on downthetubes here.
But before we dive into that, Rebellion has announced The Best of 2000AD Volume 6 – the final volume of a series which celebrates the whole of 2000AD – is now available for pre-order, out in June.
Boasting brand new covers from an all-star line-up of artists including Star Wars concept designer Ian McQue and Eisner-award winner Anand Radhakrishnan (Blue in Green) with designer Tom Muller (X-Men), each edition of Best of 2000AD is bursting with the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’s greatest stories, for a new generation of readers.
Every Best of 2000AD has featured a mix of modern classics and gems from the vault and includes 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 The Best of 2000AD Volume 6, which includes a classic “Time Twisters” by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Judge Dredd makes a Tempus Fugitive of literature’s most famous time-travel enthusiast; Robbie Morrison and Henry Flint deliver galaxy-wide carnage at the hands of the retribution of a dead race, “Shakara The Avenger“; during a long, hot summer something rots at the heart of a council estate in John Smith and Edmund Bagwell’s “Cradlegrave“; Dredd sends his cadets into the Cursed Earth to face “The Hotdog Run” by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Ron Smith; and the government agents of Ice Station Delta find their problems snowball when they tangle with Shako, the only bear on the CIA death list.
• The Best of 2000 AD Volume 6 is available for pre-order now, with by a full release into stores on 4th June 2024
Out This Week: 2000AD Prog 2366
Cover: Rufus Dayglo
JUDGE DREDD // A BETTER WORLD
by Rob Williams & Arthur Wyatt (Writers) Henry Flint (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Mega-City One, 2146 AD. Home to over 200 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only future cops the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, Accounts Judge Maitland has been conducting an experiment in Sector 304 in a bid to reduce crime…
ENEMY EARTH // BOOK THREE
by Cavan Scott (Writer) Luke Horsman (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
The near future. Mother Nature has turned against the people that live upon the Earth ’s surface, and the planet’s flora and fauna have mutated and are viciously attacking humanity. As society crumbles, and survivors seek safety, young Zoe, who has lost her own family, has rescued Jules, who’s the prime minister’s son. Now, he’s being used by the military as a way to control the creatures — just as aliens arrive…
THE DEVIL’S RAILROAD
by Peter Milligan (Writer) Rufus Dayglo (Artist) Jose Villarrubia (Colourist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
The Earth year 3038, and Planet Diaspora X-167 is a world that has been ravaged by war, a conflict that sees no sign of ending despite years of death and destruction. One couple, Palamon and Constance, have escaped the carnage and fled to Earth — once their baby is born there, it’ll have full Earth rights. Now, having made it to their sanctuary, they ’re at the mercy of the terrifying refugee-trafficker Sister White…
by T.C. Eglington (Writer) Simon Davis (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
Britain, 2020. It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied cult survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, where she suffered at the hands of THISTLEBONE worshippers, a crazed occult group that believed in an ancient woodland deity. One man in the village, Malcolm Kinniburgh, was keeping the Thistlebone legend alive — but it seems to be connected with an old ‘70s horror film…
FERAL & FOE // BAD GODESBERG
by Dan Abnett (Writer) Richard Elson (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)
It’s been over five years since the Last-of-All-War, when the Monarchy succeeded in defeating the Malign Lord. With their leader dead, his minions are scattered, fleeing retribution from the Wretchfinders. Necromancer Bode and warrior Wrath are two such beings, and were offered a deal — hunt and kill their own kind or be declared FERAL & FOE . Now, they’ve travelled to Godesberg, a stronghold that’s in trouble…
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.