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Preview: 2000 AD Prog 2281

We're back to normal 2000 AD Prog business this week, after a break last week for the Regened takeover. And alongside the latest instalments of Hope, Fiends of the Eastern Front and Brink, we’ve got two new thrillers — Ken Niemand and Tom Foster reunite on the Dredd story An Honest Man, the follow-up to 2021’s A Penitent Man, which saw disgraced former Judge Kyle Asher attempt to reintegrate into Mega-City society; and Dan Abnett and Tazio Bettin return for the next chapter in the Bulletopia saga as Dexter and co flee from the Downlode A.I.!

The artistic talent on show in the prog is absolutely top notch.

  • UK and DIGITAL: 11 May 2022 £3.25
  • NORTH AMERICA: 25 May $26 (per pack)
  • DIAMOND: MAR221846
  • COVER: TOM FOSTER

2000 AD Prog 2281

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: An Honest Man
by Kenneth Niemand (writer) Tom Foster (artist) Chris Blythe (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. Crime is rampant and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, Kyle Asher is a former Judge, sent to Titan twenty years ago for beating a citizen to death, but is working as an auxiliary...

Judge Dredd: An Honest Man

Brink: Mercury Retrograde
by Dan Abnett (writer) INJ Culbard (artist) Simon Bowland (letterer)

The late 21st century, and through environmental catastrophe and industrial overload Earth has been reduced to a wasteland. Mankind finally evacuated the planet in 2072 and millions were housed in a number of deep-space Habitats. But life on these cramped, overcrowded stations is tense, often spilling over into madness. Sects are rife, and both the Habitat Security Division and certain journalists are investigating ...

Brink: Mercury Retrograde

Hope: In The Shadows
by Guy Adams (writer) Jimmy Broxton (artist) Jim Campbell (letterer)

An alternate 1940s USA. WWII is over, victory having been secured by occult means, and consequently magic is a part of everyday life. Mallory HOPE is one such skilled operative, though calling on the dark arts takes its toll on the user. He’s also a P.I., hired for all manner of down n’ dirty jobs, and being based in Los Angeles means he’s often involved in the movie business — and a film production appears cursed...

Hope: In The Shadows

Dexter: Bulletopia Chapter Nine - The Thing in the Thing
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 Chapter Nine - The Thing in the Thing

Fiends of the Eastern Front: 1963
by Ian Edginton (writer) Tiernen Trevallion (artist) Annie Parkhouse (letterer)

In 1980, the diary of German soldier Hans Schmitt was discovered in Berlin, detailing events that occurred in 1941, when he encountered the terrifying vampire Captain Constanta and his Romanian platoon. But Schmitt was not the first trooper to meet Constanta — the vampire was on the Western Front too, in France in 1916. Now, in 1963, the bloodsucking creature was working in East Berlin — but he was betrayed... 

Fiends of the Eastern Front: 1963

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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