It's the final regular prog of 2021 and so this contains the concluding instalments of Judge Dredd the Musical!, Scarlet Traces and Lordy Jordy, King of Everything, ahead of a brand-new line-up that will commence next week in the bumper Xmas prog.
The Out is the only instalment not wrapping things up this week, so there's another instalment to look forward to next week!
- UK and DIGITAL: 8 December £3.25
- NORTH AMERICA: 23 March $25.99 (per pack)
- DIAMOND: DEC211791
- COVER: MARK HARRISON
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. 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! Now, Sensitive Klegg — a member of the alien species with a love for culture and the arts — has written a rap musical about the life of the future cop. Starring in the lead role, and pulling together figures from Dredd’s past, he’s launched into the opening night...
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. Now, the rampaging extra-terrestrial race the Tankinar are tearing through the star system, destroying entire planets, and Cyd must flee for her life...
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. The Martians redoubled their attack on Earth, and Venusian engineer Ahron Shakespeare travelled to Jupiter to seek their aid. The Jovians agreed to help, launching a counter-offensive — but now the Martians have surrendered...
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, together with a creepfake version of Tracy Weld, and Dex, Billi and Carrie are on the run, hoping to escape to Mangapore as the A.I.’s agents seek them. Now, they’re being menaced by synthisaurs...