Preview: 2000 AD Prog 2386 - Bumper-Size Edition

by Benjamin Williams
9th June, 2024
3 minutes

Welcome to the second bumper program of 2024 - 2000 AD Prog 2386! These 48-page issues include extra stories alongside ongoing series and serve as the launchpad for brand-new strips.

Inside, you'll find Judge Dredd, Proteus Vex, Brink, Intestinauts, and a new Rogue Trooper thriller called "Souther Belle" by Geoffrey D. Wessel and artist Dan Cornwell. There are also two complete stories: the Future Shock "Happy Wife" by Laura Bailey and Stewart K. Moore, and "The Lord Provides," an unsettling horror-western tale by Gemma Sheldrake!

With an additional sixteen pages, the cover price has increased, but there's no extra cost if you subscribe monthly or annually.

  • UK and DIGITAL: 12 June £4.99
  • NORTH AMERICA: 4 September $31.50 (per pack)
  • DIAMOND: MAY241895
  • COVER: John McCrea & Jack Davies

2000 AD Prog 2386 cover

In Prog 2386

Judge Dredd: Iron Teeth

Writer: Ken Niemand
Art: Nick Percival
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Mega-City One, 2146 AD. Home to over 200 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only future cops the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, a band of juves have headed into the Undercity to seek a mythical monster and Dredd's in pursuit...

Judge Dredd: Iron Teeth

Intestinauts: Busted Flush

Writer: Arthur Wyatt
Art/Letters: Pye Parr

For stomach upsets, future tech has developed nano-robots called INTESTINAUTS, who fight parasites in the gut. These micro-droids are ingested orally, then once their battle against the various horrors that can be found in the stomach is over, they take the Big Flush, ready to be uploaded back to headquarters. Now, the lab has been compromised, and they've battled the terrifying Omega-Genocide-Four...

Intestinauts: Busted Flush

New! The Lord Provides

Writer: Gemma Sheldrake
Art: Petite Creme
Letters: Jim Campbell

COMPLETE THIS ISSUE! Nevada, 1833, and a young preacher arrives at an isolated mid-western town to replace the former priest, who has taken unwell. Although the town is recovering from a meteor shower that destroyed several buildings and blocked roads, the people seem strangely upbeat and unconcerned. Resources have also taken a hit, and yet no one appears to be going hungry...

The Lord Provides

Brink: Consumed

Writer: Dan Abnett
Art: INJ Culbard
Letters: Simon Bowland

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 Bridget Kurtis of the Habitat Security Division is investigating their reach...

Brink: Consumed

New! Rogue Trooper: Souther Belle

Writer: Geoffrey D. Wessel
Art: Dan Cornwell
Colours: ;Chris Blythe
Letters: Jim Campbell

Nu Earth, site of a galactic war between the Norts and the Southers, where use of chemical weapons has rendered the atmosphere poisonous. So the Southers created the Genetic Infantrymen, bred to be immune to the planet's pollutants — G.I.s like ROGUE TROOPER, the last of his kind. Together with biochip buddies Helm, Gunnar and Bagman, they're searching for the traitor that sold them out...

Rogue Trooper: Souther Belle

New! Future Shocks: Happy Wife

Writer: Laura Bailey
Art: Stewart K. Moore
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. These cautionary tales pass from traveller to traveller in the spaceports and around campfires on distant planets, acquiring the status of legend, their shocking ends a salutory lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted trips into the galaxy's dark side. Abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…

Future Shocks: Happy Wife

Proteus Vex: Devious

Writer: Mike Carroll
Art: Jake Lynch
Colours: Jim Boswell
Letters: Simon Bowland

The far future. The centuries-long war between the Alliance and the Obdurate people is over, a conflict ended when the Alliance teleported a dying white dwarf star into the Obdurate system. Imperium agent PROTEUS VEX — who is operated by a flesh-pilot — became an enemy of the Alliance when he released info about past war crimes. In the wake of the war with the Scorchers, Vex has been presumed dead, but he's alive...

Proteus Vex: Devious

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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