It’s that time of the week again where we take a look at the latest 2000 AD prog - issue 2259. Alongside the latest instalments of The Out, Scarlet Traces, Dexter and The Diaboliks, this prog sees the start of an all-new Judge Dredd story from Rob Williams and Chris Weston, featuring a certain Klegg who has become something of a Mega-City star in recent years, so prepare yourselves for The Musical!
- UK and DIGITAL: 24 November £3.25
- NORTH AMERICA: 22 December $26.50 (per pack)
- DIAMOND: SEP211702
- COVER: TAZIO BETTIN
In this issue:
Judge Dredd: The Musical!
by Rob Williams (writer) Chris Weston (artist) Gary Caldwell (colourist) Annie Parkhouse (letterer)
Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Home to over 160 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. With unemployment endemic and boredom universal, tensions rest on constant knife-edge. Crime is rampant and only the Judges — zero-tolerance cops empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!
The Diaboliks: London Calling
by Gordon Rennie (writer) Dom Reardon (artist) Jim Campbell (letterer)
Solomon Ravne and Jennifer Simmons were once part of Caballistics, Inc., a paranormal troubleshooting outfit put together by reclusive rock star Ethan Kostabi. Jennifer, however, was thrown into Hell, and became possessed by a demon. After Caballistics was disbanded, Ravne and Jenny became a couple, and are now working on behalf of the Malleus. Now, in London, Ravne and co are battling a paranormal band of villains...
Dexter: Lordy Jordy, King of Everything
by Dan Abnett (writer) Tazio Bettin (artist) Matt Soffe (colourist) Simon Bowland (letterer)
Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER were the best hitmen money could buy in the future city of Downlode. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension, they found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knew who they were. But now a rogue A.I. is at large, which took control of Sinister, forcing Dex to kill him. But Sinister has been resurrected, and Dex, Billi and Carrie are on the run...
Scarlet Traces: Storm Front
by Ian Edginton (writer) D'Israeli (artist) Simon Bowland (letterer)
1968. It is decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology, but Britain 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 on the attack, and Jupiter has to come to Earth’s aid...
The Out Book 2
by Dan Abnett (writer) Mark Harrison (artist) Annie Parkhouse (letterer)
The furthest edge of the universe, far into the future. Cyd Finlea is photo-journalist working for the publishers Global Neographic, travelling deep into outer space — otherwise known as THE OUT — and cataloguing the alien societies that she encounters. She left Earth ten years ago and has lost track of how far she is from home, but regardless she keeps going, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag, seeking other ex-pat humans...
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