Having proudly run for the past 42 years with a menagerie of serialized stories releasing every week, it’s understandable that finding a jumping-on point for 2000AD progs can be difficult for new readers in search of Thrill-power. Luckily, the UK’s greatest comic export resets entirely twice a year in order to create the ideal place for lapsed and new readers the perfect opportunity to say “borag thungg!” to — inevitably — their new favorite comics. And guess what? IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, EARTHLETS! 2000AD prog 2150 is here to deliver.
2000AD Prog 2150 is ripping at the seams with eight sci-fi stories from some of the best writers and artists in the industry, including John Wagner (Judge Dredd), Guy Adams (Hope), Dan Abnett (Brink and Sinister Dexter), I.N.J. Culbard (Brink), Pat Mills (Defoe), Alan Grant (Anderson; Psi-Division), Will Simpson (Futureshocks: Restructuring), the debut of new artist Stewart Kenneth Moore, and many others!
If that’s enough thrill-power to tempt you, make sure to check out the previews of each series listed below!
JUDGE DREDD // GUATEMALA
John Wagner (Script) Colin MacNeil (Art) Chris Blythe (Colours) Annie Parkhouse (Letters)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 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, former Chief Judge Hershey has revealed that she’s dying from a pathogen, and is facing her final days…
HOPE // UNDER FIRE
Guy Adams (Script) Jimmy Broxton (Art) Ellie De Ville (Letters)
An alternate 1940s USA. WWII is over, victory having been secured by occult means. Now, magic is a part of everyday life, its practitioners commonplace. Mallory HOPE is one such skilled operative, though calling on the dark arts takes its toll on the user. He’s also a private investigator, hired for all manner of down n’ dirty jobs, and now his services have taken him to New York at the behest of an old army colleague…
BRINK // HATE BOX
Dan Abnett (Script) I. N. J. Culbrad (Art) Simon Bowland (Letters)
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, with many spilling over into madness — as HSD cop Bridget Kurtis has discovered in her investigations into violent sect crimes…
FUTURE SHOCKS // RESTRUCTURING
Karl Stock (Script) Will Simpson (Art) Annie Parkhouse (Letters)
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 salutary lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted trips into the galaxy’s dark side, so abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…
ANDERSON; PSI-DIVISION // JUDGE DEATH: THE MOVIE
Alan Grant (Script) Jake Lynch (Art) Jim Boswell (Colours) Simon Bowland (Letters)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specializes in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, astral projection to pyrokenesis, its operatives deal with all manner of paranormal crimes. Cassandra ANDERSON is Psi-Div’s top telepath, who’s been responsible for saving the city on numerous occasions — not least against the undead superfiend Judge Death…
DEFOE // THE DIVISOR
Pat Mills (Script) S. K. Moore (Art) Ellie De Ville (Letters)
London, 1668. It is two years since the city was devastated by the Great Fire. From the ashes rose the undead, hungry for the flesh of the living. Protecting the populace are zombie hunters like Titus DEFOE, a former Leveller, who now makes it his mission to rid the capital of the ghouls. In this strange, clock-punk alternate past, supernatural entities have been passing info to humanity, enabling them to build rocket ships…
SINISTER DEXTER // WAITING IN CHAIRS
Dan Abnett (Script) Steve Yeowell (Art) John Charles (Colours) Ellie De Ville (Letters)
Downlode gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER are the best triggers money can buy. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension whose presence threatened the fabric of reality, they’ve found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knows who they are, apart from hacker Billi Octavo. Now, after a body-guarding gig went south, Dexter has been badly injured…
THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // DOOMED
Kek-W (Script) Dave Kendall (Art) Annie Parkhouse (Letters)
The planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilization 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. While the survivors attempt to resist the undead horde, the neighbouring Soviets have seen the chaos as an ideal time to launch an attack on their enemies…
2000 AD Prog 2150 is on shelves this Wednesday from all good newsagents and comic book stores in the UK and Ireland, and next month in North America with the monthly 2000 AD packs available from Diamond Distribution. It will also be available for digital worldwide download from 2000 AD’s webshop and apps for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices as of midnight on Wednesday.