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Preview: 2000 AD Prog 2262

It's the final prog of 2021 and as usual with the end of year progs, this is a bumper issue - 100 pages to see out the year in style! Contained within this issue is the next series of Kingmaker, The Order and Proteus Vex. there's also the latest instalment of The Out, and a complete Dexter, Fall of Deadworld and Tales From Mega-City One. Plus Judge Dredd meets some strangely familiar faces...

  • UK and DIGITAL: 15 December £3.25
  • NORTH AMERICA: 23 March $25.99 (per pack)
  • DIAMOND: DEC211791
  • COVER: TOBY WILLSMER

2000 AD Prog 2262

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: Trinity
by Ken Niemand (writer) Richard Elson (artist) 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 the irradiated wasteland known as the Cursed Earth to the west. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal and crime is rampant. Tensions rest on a knife-edge and only the zero-tolerance Judges can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! 

Judge Dredd: Trinity

The Fall Of Deadworld: Jessica
by Kek-w (writer) Dave Kendall (artist) Jim Campbell (letterer)

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, and creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life, which they see as a crime. Young survivor Jess was leading a rescue party to save Judge Fairfax when she was dragged across the dimensional veil... 

The Fall Of Deadworld: Jessica

Kingmaker: Falls The Shadow
by Ian Edginton (writer) Leigh Gallagher (artist) Jim Campbell (letterer)

The Nine Kingdoms may have defeated Ichnar the Wraith King to live in relative peace, but they hadn’t reckoned on the Thorn — a race of aliens that occupied their world with the intention of strip-mining its magic. Wizard Ablard, ork Crixus and dryad Princess Yarrow believe they may have the means to stop them — not least because Crixus can somehow conjure the Ebora, the world-spirit. But Ichnar has manifested in Ablard... 

Kingmaker: Falls The Shadow

Dexter: Bulletopia
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, and Dexter, Carrie Hosanna and Billi Octavo are on the run, trying to get to sanctuary in Mangapore... 

Dexter: Bulletopia

The Order: Fantastic Voyage
by Kek-W (writer) John Burns (artist) Simon Bowland (letterer)

Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wurms, creatures that break into our reality. Defending humanity are the men and women of THE ORDER, a band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But time has become fractured, and now the despotic Francis Bacon is determined to rule a vast empire. Anna Kohl and the others, fleeing Bacon, have tumbled over Times Edge... 

The Order: Fantastic Voyage

Tales From Mega-city One: Christmas Comes To Devil's Island
by Karl Stock (writer) James Newell (artist) John Charles (colourist) Annie Parkehouse (letterer)

Mega-City One, 2099 AD. The vast metropolis is still in the process of taking shape, some elements of the old world still existing alongside the new. Iso-cubes continue to be built, and for the time being the maximum security facility that houses the worst criminals is Devil’s Island, situated amidst the megways. With traffic roaring past twenty-four hours a day, escape is seemingly impossible... 

Tales From Mega-city One: Christmas Comes To Devil's Island

The Out: Book Two
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 been seeking other ex-pat humans. But now the Tankinar are on the rampage and she’s sought refuge inside her sentient flatspace bag... 

The Out: Book Two

Proteus Vex: Desire Paths
by Mike Carroll (writer) Jake Lynch (artist) Jim Boswell (colourist) Simon Bowland (letterer)

Another galaxy, the far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict brought to an end with the deaths of billions when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — has now become an enemy of the Alliance when he released information about past war crimes... 

Proteus Vex: Desire Paths

Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop and apps for iPad, Android, Windows 10

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