Jump on board with 2000 AD - Prog 2023 out now!
Five new stories start in this week's issue!
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Welcome to the weekly circuit-scorcher that is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic as we commence a whole new run of stories in the latest jumping-on issue!
Within the zarjaz pages of 2000 AD Prog 2023 you’ll find a complete case for future lawman Judge Dredd and the winning Future Shock entry in the script and art competitions of last year's Thought Bubble convention, plus the start of new series for Brink, Scarlet Traces and The Fall of Deadworld.
You can read the whole first episode of the new series of Brink AND listen to creators Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard on The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast.
If you’re new to this pulse-pounding publication, then welcome aboard — 2000 AD’s recent 40th anniversary has seen many Terrans seeking to connect with its strips and characters, so you’re in good company; and there’s plenty more stunning stories heading your way this year, including Defoe, Grey Area, Hunted, Sláine and Indigo Prime to name just a few!
Make sure you never miss an issue by taking out a subscription, and you’ll have the comic delivered straight to your door, before it goes on sale in the shops. It’s better value than ever to subscribe, especially if you opt for a combi with the monthly Judge Dredd Megazine, so don’t delay — join the growing army of Squaxx dek Thargo, and take the plunge into the wild, weird worlds of 2000 AD!
JUDGE DREDD // GET JERRY SING
by John Wagner (w) Carlos Ezquerra (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
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, where unemployment is endemic, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Tensions rest on a constant knifeedge, 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!
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra
BRINK // SKELETON LIFE
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a uninhabitable 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, all communications with Mercury have been lost...
Brink created by Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard
FUTURE SHOCKS // THE BEST BRAIN IN THE GALAXY
by Andrew Williamson (w) Tilen Javornik (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
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…
The Best Brain in the Galaxy created by Andrew Williamson & Tilen Javornik
SCARLET TRACES // COLD WAR
by Ian Edginton (w) D'Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
1968. It is several decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology. Britain, however, is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, the Martians are planning to wipe out the solar system...
Scarlet Traces created by Ian Edginton & D’Israeli
CURSED: THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // PART ONE
by Kek-W (w) Dave Kendall (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming: riots, storms, food shortages. Creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. Judge Fairfax and his ward Jess are attempting to seek a safe haven as the world around them is being mercilessly destroyed...
Cursed: The Fall of Deadworld created by Kek-W & Dave Kendall