On sale today in all good newsagents and comic shops – and various digital platforms- is 2000AD Prog 2057, sporting a knock out cover by Boo Cook.
Lurking behind this is an enjoyable line-up of thrills, with Dredd’s mission into icy Siberia heating up really fast – and not in a good way! Plus, there’s continued entertainment in “Absalom”, with all sorts of creepy machinations crunching nastily into gear…
In this issue:
JUDGE DREDD: BLACK SNOW
by Michael Carroll (Writer) PJ Holden (Artist) Quinton Winter (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Mega-City One, 2139 AD. Home to over 72 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the zero-tolerance Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, MC-1 has intercepted a distress call from a Siberian mining facility that has come under attack..
by Pat Mills (Writer) Simon Davis (Artist) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)
Albion. Celtic warrior SL ÁINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess and became the first High King of Ireland, but is now a wanderer. Having journeyed to Monadh to rescue Sinead from the Drune Lords, he’s discovered that they have been experimenting on their own creations, much to the displeasure of the Cyths’ jailer, the Archon Yaldabaoth.
Now, having escaped the island, Sláine wants to learn the truth behind his parentage…
INDIGO PRIME: A DYING ART
by Kek-W (Writer) Lee Carter (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
The multiverse. There are an infinite number of parallel realities, and all need managing in case of dimensional instability. This is where INDIGO PRIME comes in, the multiverse’s troubleshooters, whose agents — recruited post-death — are trained to deal with space/time catastrophes. Now, IP’s Imagineers have been sent into psychic shock following the Christhulhu event, and a team have entered their heads to save them…
SINISTER DEXTER: THE SIGHTS
by Dan Abnett (Writer) Steve Yeowell (Artist) John Charles (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER are the best hitmen money can buy in the future city of Downlode. Having spent the last year offworld hunting for Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension whose presence threatened the fabric of reality, they’ve returned home, and are getting back to business.
But whacking Tanenbaum has reset the continuum, meaning no one knows who they are…
ABSALOM: TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS
by Gordon Rennie (Writer) Tiernan Trevallion (Artist) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)
UK, 2017. Inspector Harry ABSALOM is an old-school copper — curmudgeonly anti-authoritarian, he’s been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from cancer, he’s the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the 16th century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell. Now, he’s preparing to enter The Mills, a demon stronghold, to rescue his grandchildren…
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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.