2000AD Prog 2327 is in newsagents and comic shops now, and digitally, too, featuring moody Durham Red cover art by Simon Davis.
The Thrills that kicked off last prog — “Rogue Trooper”, “Durham Red” and “Enemy Earth” — all dive into their scrotnig second episodes, while “The Order” barrels towards its explosive series finale in a couple of weeks time, and Judge Dredd has another Mega-City case on his hands, in a great story ftom Ian Edginton and Leigh Gallagher.
JUDGE DREDD – DOWN BY LAW
Script: Ian Edginton | Art: Leigh Gallagher | Colours: Peter Doherty | Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Mega-City One, 2145 AD. Home to over 200 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the poisoned Black Atlantic on one side and the irradiated Cursed Earth to the west. 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!
DURHAM RED – Mad Dogs, part two
Script: Alec Worley | Art: Ben Willsher | Letters: Simon Bowland
Late 22nd century. Of all the mutants that have operated as Search/Destroy agents, perhaps the most feared is vampire Durham Red, who requires blood to survive. Mistrusted by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Strontium Dogs, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her. Now, after the events on the Hawks- Carpenter Holding Station, she’s in custody…
THE ORDER – Heart of Darkness, part ten
Script: Kek-W | Art: John M. Burns | Letters: Jim Campbell
Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wurms, creatures that break into our reality. Defending humanity are THE ORDER, a band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But time has become fractured, and the despotic Francis Bacon is determined to rule a vast empire. Now, The Order must battle the shadow-creatures at the edge of time itself…
ENEMY EARTH – Book Two, part two
Script: Cavan Scott | Art: Luke Horsman | Letters: Simon Bowland
The near future. Mother Nature has turned against the people that live upon the Earth’s surface. Now, 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, the pair are travelling to Scotland, where they believe they’ll find the PM…
ROGUE TROOPER – Blighty Valley, part two
Script: Garth Ennis | Art: Patrick Goddard | Letters: Rob Steen
Nu Earth, site of a galactic war between the Norts and the Southers, where use of chemical weapons has rendered the atmosphere toxic. So the Southers created the Genetic Infantrymen, bred to be immune to the planet’s lethal cocktail of pollutants — G.I.s like Rogue Trooper, the last of his kind. Together with biochip buddies Helm, Gunnar and Bagman, they’re searching for the traitor that sold them out…
• 2000AD Prog 2327 is available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000AD webshop and apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10
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ALSO OUT NOW…
Essential Judge Dredd: Judgement Day
by Garth Ennis, Carlos Ezquerra, et al
Out: Now | 160 Pages | ISBN: 978-1786187789
The essential Judge Dredd graphic novel series – this is the ultimate introduction to the Lawman of the Future!
It is Judgement Day! Sabbat the Necromagus has resurrected every corpse in the whole world to serve as his zombie horde. All over the globe the Judges are facing unimaginable odds, but then the unthinkable happens and time traveling Strontium Dog, Johnny Alpha, arrives to lend Dredd a hand. It is the team-up of the century as Dredd and Alpha destroy out the walking dead!
The Best of Jane Bond
by Mike Hubbard
Out: 13th April 2023 | Read our news story | 196 Pages | ISBN: 978-1786188021
It’s the Swingin’ Sixties, and there’s only one spy standing between crime and world domination – and her name is Jane Bond!
Jane Bond, Secret Agent, is the finest spy on Worldpol’s roster. Armed with her wits, her fists, and an array of futuristic tech, she is our last line of defense against a international criminal underworld. From fighting a school of super villainesses, to foiling plans to melt to Artic ice caps, to escaping the clutches of a giant mechanical lobster, there’s no shortage of dangerous missions Jane must undertake for Queen and Country!
This collection of campy espionage adventure from 1960s girls’ comic Princess Tina is lovingly restored to its full glory, and is lavishly illustrated throughout by Mike Hubbard, the artist of iconic Daily Mirror strip “Jane”.
10,000 Disasters of Dort
Paperback – 4th May 2023
by Mike Butterworth, Jose Ortiz, Jose Gonzalez
80 Pages | ISBN: 978-1786189493
First published in the weekly comic, Lion, in 1968, 10,000 Disasters of Dort is set in the year 2000. In fifty years time, the planet Dort will collide with its sun and be destroyed. Ratta, the dictator of Dort has chosen Earth as a new home for his people… but first he is creating ten thousand disasters to wipe out all human life!
Only Britain’s best scientist, Professor Mike Dauntless, has the mind and spirit to stop Ratta from destroying humankind…
After running in Lion in the issue cover dated 18th May to 23rd November 1968 “The 10,000 Disasters of Dort” (we’re guessing the strip ended well short of 10,000 disasters), it was reprinted in the same weekly comic, in its final issus cover dated 22nd December 1973 to 4th May 1974.
Mike Dauntless also made a standalone appearance in the 1970 Lion annual, in a strip titled “The Plague of Locusts”.
Best of 2000AD Volume 3
Paperback – 9th May 2023 | 192 Pages | ISBN: 978-1786189943
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: Spend a night on The Graveyard Shift with Judge Dredd; Gordon Rennie and Frazer Irving tune in and drop tab of superpowers before Storming Heaven; get lost in the darkness lying in the belly of the good ship Leviathan from Ian Edginton and D’Israeli.
Boasting brand new covers from an all-star line-up of artists including Erica Henderson (Dracula, Motherf**ker!) and Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight) with designer Tom Muller (X-Men), Best of 2000 AD is the essential gateway into the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
• See also: 2000AD, Treasury of British Collections and Specials – 2023
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