As we start 2022, there's big things ahead for the Galaxy's Greatest Comic as they enter their forty-fifth anniversary year. So expect that to be mentioned a lot - it's a massive achievement and there'll be a lot of celebratory treats to come throughout the year.
For the first prog of the year, 2000 AD Prog 2263, we kick things off with the second instalments of The Order, Kingmaker and Proteus Vex that started in Decembers Christmas spectacular issue. There's also the penultimate part of The Out, and the start of an all-new Dredd thriller from Ken Niemand and Patrick Goddard featuring the return of delivery skysurfer Mona Plankhurst.
- UK and DIGITAL: 5 January 2022 £3.25
- NORTH AMERICA: 23 February $22.99
- DIAMOND: NOV211626
- COVER: CLIFF ROBINSON (artist) DYLAN TEAGUE (colourist)
In this issue:
Judge Dredd: Working Girl
by Kenneth Niemand (writer) Patrick Goddard (artist) Dylan Teague (colourist) Annie Parkhouse (letterer)
Mega-City One, 2144 AD. Home to over 180 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Unemployment is rife, and boredom universal. Tensions rest on a 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!
Proteus Vex: Desire Paths
by Michael 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...
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...
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 believed they may have the means to stop them — but Ichnar manifested in Ablard, and Crixus and Yarrow were forced to kill him. Ichnar’s spirit escaped...
The Out Book Two
by Dan Abnett (writer) Mark Harrisn (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, accompanied by her sentient flatspace bag — but now she’s trying to escape the relentless Tankinar...