This week’s Rebellion Releases – Judge Dredd defunded, Earth invaded!

Here’s a quick guide to this week’s 2000AD, Prog 2365, which includes a tribute to the late Ian Gibson, and Judge Dredd Megazine, Issue 464, and other releases from Rebellion.

2000AD Prog 2365
Cover: Alex Ronald

2000AD Prog 2365. Cover: Alex Ronald (2024)

JUDGE DREDD – A BETTER WORLD by Rob Williams & Arthur Wyatt (Writer) 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, are attempting to escape the caranage, especially now that Constance is pregnant — if the baby is born on Earth, it’ll have full Earth rights. Seeking a new life, these refugees must take a risky journey…

THISTLEBONE 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…

• Available in print from newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from 2000AD webshop2000AD apps for Apple & Android

Judge Dredd Megazine Issue 464
Cover: Lee Milmore

Judge Dredd Megazine Issue 464 Cover: Lee Milmore (2024)

JUDGE DREDD: RAVENOUS by Mike Carroll (Writer) Anthony Williams (Artist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Mega-City One, 2146 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 200 million citizens, with the irradiated Cursed Earth to the west and the toxic Black Atlantic to the east. Crime is rampant, and stemming the tide of chaos are the
Judges. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!

TALES FROM THE BLACK MUSEUM: THE UGLY STICK by David Barnett (Writer) Lee Milmore (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Mega-City One, 2146 AD. Deep in the heart of the Grand Hall of Justice lies the Black Museum, Justice Department’s permanent exhibition of the relics from bygone crimes. Whether it’s a notorious serial killer’s trophies or the weapons of the Dark Judges, the violent history of the Big Meg is laid bare here. Let undead guide Henry Dubble show you around…

HARROWER SQUAD: CALHAB COUNTRY by David Baillie (Writer) Steve Yeowell (Artist) Chris Blythe (Colourist) Annie Parkhouse (Letterer)

Cal-Hab, 2146 AD. This wild area north of Brit-Cit has become notorious as a dumping ground for the world’s radioactive waste, and as a consequence much of it outside the major conurbations such as Glascal is an inhospitable wasteland populated by mutant tribes. Charged with patrolling the borders of the wilderness are heavy-weapons Judge teams…

SPECTOR: INCORRUPTIBLE by John Wagner (Writer) Dan Cornwell (Artist) Dylan Teague (Colourist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

In a near-future US city, corruption within the branches of government has reached unsustainable levels. City Hall is rotten to the core, and the police force is equally on the take. To that end, Spector is created, a robot detective – beyond bribery and untainted by potential malfeasance – charged with rooting out criminal elements. Now he’s running to be elected as the new D.A….

DEMARCO, PI: A PICTURE PAINTS by Laura Bailey (Writer) Rob Richardson (Artist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

Mega-City One, 2146 AD. Galen DeMarco was once a Judge, a rising star operating out of the corrupt dumping ground that was Sector House 301. But she quit the force after one romantic indiscretion too many and set herself up as a private investigator. Now, she’s been hired to look into thefts from a warehouse, but can’t get a fix on the suspects’ identities…

Plus, in addition to comic creator features, from the Treasury of British Comics and 2000AD archives…

BLACK MAX by Ken Mennell, & Frank Pepper (Writer) Alfonso Font (Artist)
HOOKJAW by Si Spurrier (Writer) Conor Boyle (Artist) Giulia Brusco (Colourist) Rob Steen (Letterer)
JUDGE DREDD: UNDER SIEGE by Mark Russell (Writer) Max Dunbar (Artist) Jose Luis Rio (Colourist) Simon Bowland (Letterer)

• Available in print from newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from 2000AD webshop2000AD apps for Apple & Android

Judge Dredd Case Files Volume 43
by John Wagner, Gordon Rennie, John Smith, Si Spurrier (Writers) Colin MacNeil, PJ Holden, Carlos Ezquerra, Laurence Campbell, Simon Fraser, Paul Marshall, Peter Doherty, Inaki Miranda, Lee Garbett (Artists)
Rebellion ISBN 978-1837860944
Out: 18th January 2024, 304pp, £24.99

Judge Dredd Case Files 43

In this volume of the best-selling Complete Case Files series, Dredd uncovers the House of Pain, a no-way-out, brutal torture prison for serial perps, and must stop Orlok from spreading a lethal bio-virus – from beyond the grave! And, after a mysterious package is delivered to the Grand Hall of Justice, Dredd ventures into the Cursed Earth in search of answers that will unveil the history of the Judges, and their ascent to total power.

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