Time to plunge once more into the future-shocked worlds of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, 2000AD, screaming toward you today behind a smashing cover by Pye Parr.
The latest “Skip Tracer” thriller, “Legion”, comes to its explosive finale this prog (but Tharg tells us Blake will be back in the Christmas issue for the start of the next arc, “Louder Than Bombs”, plus the hilarious Infestinauts’ epidermal “3Rilllers” adventure reaches a very literal end. Loved the art throughout on this from Pye Parr!
Next week sees the finale of “Judge Dredd – The Small House” and the beginning of a new “Sinister Dexter” story from Dan Abnett and Steve Yeowell.
Dan’s also on scripting duties over on Judge Dredd Megazine, on “Lawless” – the latest issue is out right now, and also features a complete Dredd tale from Alex De Campi and Mack Chater as well as instalments of “Storm Warning”, “Blunt” and “The Torture Garden”.
The latest issue also features a terrific tribute to artist Carlos Ezquerra with a special tribute piece featuring contributions from John Wagner, Pat Mills, Garth Ennis and more, plus the bagged mini-trade celebrates his work with reprints of a selection of his complete stories, from “Judge Dredd” to “Future Shocks” to “Strontium Dog”.
Book-wise, be ready for the release of Ken Reid’s Creepy Creations – out on the 29th! Unmissable!
JUDGE DREDD // THE SMALL HOUSE
by Rob Williams (Writer) Henry Flint (Artist) Chris Blythe (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)
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 is determined to confront the mysterious covert operative Judge Smiley, after learning what was in File 2103…
THARG’S 3RILLERS // INFESTINAUTS ARE GO!
by Arthur Wyatt (Writer) Pye Parr (Art and Letters)
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre!
For stomach upsets, future technology has developed the nano-robots called Intestinauts, which fight parasites and bacteria in the gut. When it comes to epidermal problems, however, you’re going to need the Infestinauts, locked and loaded to tackle all kinds of infectious bugs…
SKIP TRACER // LEGION
by James Peaty (Writer) Colin MacNeil (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)
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.
Now, an entity called Legion has been released from his brother’s mind…
KINGDOM // ALPHA AND OMEGA
by Dan Abnett (Writer) Richard Elson (Artist) Abigail Bulmer (Colourist) Ellie De Ville (Letterer)
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, Pause and Leezee Sower have escaped the Masters’ orbital, but Gene’s the prisoner of Skinner’s next-gen Riders…
BRINK // HIGH SOCIETY
by Dan Abnett (Writer) INJ Culbard (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)
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…
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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.