2000 AD Prog 2285 see's us reaching the finale to Fiends of the Eastern Front: 1963, but this won’t be the last we’ll be seeing of Captain Constanta as he's scheduled to return in the 2022 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special next month.
Elsewhere, Judge Dredd thriller An Honest Man builds towards its nerve-shattering climax, Mallory Hope requires a specific magical item from one of the worst places on Earth, Maz gets a story that could break open the Habitat in Brink, and there's another complete story from writer John Tomlinson; in this case a Terror Tale illustrated by Eoin Coveney and Alessandro Vitti!
- UK and DIGITAL: 8 June 2022 £3.25
- NORTH AMERICA: 27 July $32 (per pack)
- DIAMOND: APR221757
- COVER: TIERNEN TREVALLION
In this issue:
Judge Dredd: An Honest Man
by Kenneth Niemand (w) Tom Foster (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
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...
Terror Tales: Wunza
by John Tomlinson (w) Eion Coveney, Alessandro Vitti (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Experience the terrifying side of Thrill-power with these one-off tales from beyond the veil of sanity. Whether they be ghostly goings-on that send shivers up the spine or splatterfests that sear the retina and paralyse the mind, nothing is what it seems in these glimpses of a terrifying realm beyond our own. Blintz Finnegan is the king of the ‘wunza’ TV shows, but as a producer he also has to be ruthless to stay on top...
Hope: In The Shadows
by Guy Adams (w) Jimmy Broxton (a) Jim Campbell (l)
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...
Brink: Mercury Retrograde
by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland (l)
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...
Fiends of the Eastern Front: 1963
by Ian Edginton (w) Tiernen Trevallion (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
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...