Rebellion Releases second bumper 2000AD of 2024, new “Rogue Trooper” adventure begins

The second bumper 2000AD of 2024, Prog 2386, is on sale now from all good newsagents, comic shops, and digital distributors.

These 48-page issues allow Tharg to include extra stories alongside the ongoing series and also provide a venue for the launch of brand-new strips, topped off by a striking cover by John McCrea and Jack Davies.

First, the the latest instalments of Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, Brink and Intestinauts, as well as the start of a scrotnig new Rogue Trooper thriller, “Souther Belle”, from writer Geoffrey D. Wessel and artist Dan Cornwell. Add to that, there’s also two complete stories — the Future Shock “Happy Wife” from Laura Bailey and Stewart K. Moore, and Gemma Sheldrake provides an unsettling horror-western tale in “The Lord Provides

Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Nick Percival / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

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, a band of juves have headed into the Undercity to seek an mythical monster and Dredd’s in pursuit…

Script: Dan Abnett / Art: INJ Culbard / Letters: 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. But life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, often spilling over into madness. Sects are rife, and Bridget Kurtis of the Habitat Security Division is investigating their reach…

Script: Geoffrey D. Wessel / Art: Dan Cornwell /Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Jim Campbell

Nu Earth, site of a galactic war between the Norts and the Southers, where use of chemical weapons has rendered the atmosphere poisonous. So the Southers created the Genetic Infantrymen, bred to be immune to the planet’s 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…

Script: Gemma Sheldrake / Art: Petite Creme / Letters: Jim Campbell

Nevada, 1833, and a young preacher arrives at an isolated mid-western town to replace the former priest, who has taken unwell. Although the town is recovering from a meteor shower that destroyed several buildings and blocked roads, the people seem strangely upbeat and unconcerned. Resources have also taken a hit, and yet no one appears to be going hungry…

Script: Arthur Wyatt / Art & Letters: Pye Parr

For stomach upsets, future tech has developed nano-robots called INTESTINAUTS, who fight parasites in the gut. These micro-droids are ingested orally, then once their battle against the various horrors that can be found in the stomach is over, they take the Big Flush, ready to be uploaded back to headquarters. Now, the lab has been compromised, and they’ve battled the terrifying Omega-Genocide-Four…

Script: Laura Bailey / Art: Stewart K. Moore / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

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…

Script: Mike Carroll / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Simon Bowland

The far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict ended when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — became an enemy of the Alliance when he released info about past war crimes. In the wake of the war with the Scorchers, Vex has been presumed dead, but he’s alive…

2000AD Prog 2386 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps! Don’t forget that if you buy an issue of 2000AD in the first week of its release then postage in the UK is free

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