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Preview // Prog 1901

Two new stories start this Prog, to join the Thrill-fest started in last week’s historic landmark, Prog 1900:

The undead gunslinger, Ichabod Azrael, having been wounded after killing four men he had been hunting, is about to leave town when a child, whom he had previously threatened (later referred to as the Child With The Dead Eyes), shot him in the head. Ichabod comes to, quickly realising he is dead, and ridiculed by a horseman, the gunslinger hits the rider with what should have been a killshot, transforms instead into a giant tusked demon. Unfazed Ichabod takes down the monster removing a tusk. Threatening to remove the other, the demon gives Ichabod information that will help him return to the world of the living, and to the woman he loves.. In the follow-up, Manhunt, Ichabod realises that the demon, Charon, had tricked him and his true love Zoe had never really existed, now Azrael wants revenge…

Greysuit also returns, Project Monarch was British Intelligence’s attempt to give Delta-class assassins superpowers through mental conditioning, when top agent John Blake's programming starts to break down, he remembers some of the terrible things he has done, and determined to make his superiors pay for what was done to him, he is captured during an attempt to kill his old boss, and has now been brought back into the fold..

JUDGE DREDD // BLOCK JUDGE
Mega-City One, 2136 AD. Home to 50 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, where crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDDhe is the Law! Now, Dredd has taken over as Block Judge in Gramercy Heights, and is determined to bring the troublemakers to heel…
Judge Dredd created by  John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra


STICKLEBACK // THE THRU’PENNY OPERA
London, the end of the nineteenth century. STICKLEBACK is a master criminal, pulling the strings amidst the denizens of the capital’s underworld, and leads a gang of freaks, oddballs and semi-supernatural entities that have the city under their thumb. Despite falling to his death five years ago, Stickleback was resurrected by the Brotherhood of the Book, and awoke to a very different London, one that other parties have plans for…
Stickleback created by Ian EdgintonD’Israeli


GREYSUIT // PRINCE OF DARKNESS
UK, 2014. John Blake is a GREYSUIT, a Delta-Class assassin working for a shadowy branch of British Intelligence. Given superhuman powers through extreme mental conditioning, Greysuits are feared for their ruthlessness. But Blake’s programming started to break down, and he became aware of what had been done to him. When he targeted his boss for execution, he was captured and brought back into the fold…
Greysuit created by Pat Mills & John Higgins


ICHABOD AZRAEL // ONE LAST BULLET
In the Old West, in the days of the War Between the States, there lived an outlaw named ICHABOD AZRAEL. Killed by hired gunmen, he found himself in the underworld — but Ichabod would not go quietly, and was determined to return to Zoe, his true love, back in the land of the living. Zoe, however, was a fiction, created by Charon as a lure for Ichabod to break the dimensional barriers. Now, Ichabod wants his revenge… Rob Williams(w) / Michael Dowling(a).
The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael created by Rob Williams & Dom Reardon


KINGDOM // AUX DRIFT
Earth, the far future. Mankind has been all but destroyed, those still surviving forced into hiding by Them — insectile creatures that have taken over the world. Charged with protecting humanity are genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman — savage warriors that patrol the wilderness, directed by Urgings from their Masters. Now, Gene is leading his own pack of mongrel aux, battling Them at every turn…
Kingdom created by  Dan Abnett & Richard Elson

Incredible Ichabod Azrael cover art - Prog 1901 - Nick Percival
Sneak peek at next week’s cover Prog 1901(1Oct’14), featuring Ichabod Azrael, the undead gunslinger out for vengeance..one last time!
Ichabod Azrael: One Last Bullet - Rob Williams(w) / Michael Dowling(a).

Incredible Ichabod Azrael cover art - Prog 1901 - Nick Percival

Sneak peek at next week’s cover Prog 1901(1Oct’14), featuring Ichabod Azrael, the undead gunslinger out for vengeance..one last time!

Ichabod AzraelOne Last Bullet - Rob Williams(w) / Michael Dowling(a).

2000adonline:

It’s finally here, Earthlets!
One of the biggest landmarks in the history of The Mighty Tharg’s Illustrious Organ - Prog 1900!

With tomorrow seeing the release of 2000 AD’s special 1900th edition, two of the legendary weekly anthology’s biggest creators are joining the alien editor of 2000 AD, Tharg the Mighty, for a very special ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit’s comics forum.

On Wednesday September 24th from 1pm GMT (8am EST) , Dan, Ian, and the green-skinned alien being known only as Tharg will be taking questions from Earthlets to mark the publication of Prog 1900, the perfect jumping on point for new readers. This is a rare opportunity to grill the editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic™ about the line-up for this special issue and his plans for future Thrills!

Abnett is known not only for creating Sinister Dexter and Kingdom for 2000 AD but also for having his reinvention of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy turned into the summer’s biggest movie. Edginton is the New York Times bestselling writer behind Hinterkind and Leviathan.

Tharg the Mighty is originally from Quaxxann in the Betelgeuse system. He landed in the UK in 1977 and established 2000 AD as the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic™ to bring Thrill-power™ to the people of Earth, and combat Thrill Suckers everywhere. His teams of creative robots, called Droids, put together every issue of 2000 AD from the Nerve Centre, deep in the heart of Oxfordshire.

The Reddit comics forum can be found here: www.reddit.com/r/comicbooks/

With double-length episodes to help ease new readers into the all-new line-up of series, let’s take a sneak peek inside…

JUDGE DREDD // BLOCK JUDGE
Mega-City One, 2136 AD. This vast urban nightmare is situated along the eastern coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the irradiated wasteland known as the Cursed Earth to the west and the polluted Black Atlantic to the east. Home to 50 million citizens, crammed into gigantic citi-blocks, overcrowding is rife, unemployment endemic and boredom universal. Struggling to get back on its feet after the Chaos Bug outbreak, resources are stretched, tensions run a constant knife-edge, and crime is rampant. Only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. Empowered to dispense instant justice, these future lawmen are judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDDhe is the Law!
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

STICKLEBACK // THE THRU’PENNY OPERA
London, the end of the nineteenth century. STICKLEBACK was a master criminal, pulling the strings amidst the denizens of the capital’s underworld, and led a gang of freaks, oddballs and semi-supernatural entities that had the city under their thumb. But when the Countess Irena Bernoulli tried to take over the city’s vice rackets, the Pope of Crime fought back, and ended up plunging to his apparent death into the murky waters of the Thames. Resurrected five years later by the secret society the Brotherhood of the Book to perform at their bidding, Stickleback awoke to a very different London, and though he’s back in charge of what’s left of his bunch of misfits, the city’s days may well be numbered…,
Stickleback created by Ian Edginton & D’Israeli

KINGDOM // AUX DRIFT
Earth, the far future. Mankind has been all but destroyed, those still surviving forced into hiding by Them – insectile creatures that have taken over the world. Charged with protecting humanity are genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman — savage warriors that patrol the wilderness, directed by Urgings from their Masters. Gene led his pack in ‘Anarchticy’, the one place that Them had not yet encroached upon, but his comrades were decimated when the monsters built a land bridge and invaded. Without a pack to lead, Gene went wandering, no longer Alpha-dog, seeking out his Masters, waging constant war against Them. Most recently, he fell in with the Wild Bunch, mongrel aux that he has taken to lead out into the wilds of Auxtralia
Kingdom created by  Dan Abnett & Richard Elson

It’s finally here, Earthlets!
One of the biggest landmarks in the history of The Mighty Tharg’s Illustrious Organ - Prog 1900!
Only 100 more Progs, until the ultimate milestone - Prog 2000 - which could cause a few problems, as of course we already had a Prog 2000, for the year 2000AD, and of course every end-of-year celebratory issue since…but, hey let’s cross that bridge when we come to it - T.M.O. (The Mighty One), always finds a way!
So, although we’re a little late putting this post up, you won’t find a more comprehensive and informative Official preview, anywhere else on the interwebs!

With double-length episodes to help ease new readers into the all-new line-up of series, let’s take a sneak peek inside…

JUDGE DREDD // BLOCK JUDGE
Mega-City One, 2136 AD. This vast urban nightmare is situated along the eastern coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the irradiated wasteland known as the Cursed Earth to the west and the polluted Black Atlantic to the east. Home to 50 million citizens, crammed into gigantic citi-blocks, overcrowding is rife, unemployment endemic and boredom universal. Struggling to get back on its feet after the Chaos Bug outbreak, resources are stretched, tensions run a constant knife-edge, and crime is rampant. Only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. Empowered to dispense instant justice, these future lawmen are judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDDhe is the Law!
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

STICKLEBACK // THE THRU’PENNY OPERA
London, the end of the nineteenth century. STICKLEBACK was a master criminal, pulling the strings amidst the denizens of the capital’s underworld, and led a gang of freaks, oddballs and semi-supernatural entities that had the city under their thumb. But when the Countess Irena Bernoulli tried to take over the city’s vice rackets, the Pope of Crime fought back, and ended up plunging to his apparent death into the murky waters of the Thames. Resurrected five years later by the secret society the Brotherhood of the Book to perform at their bidding, Stickleback awoke to a very different London, and though he’s back in charge of what’s left of his bunch of misfits, the city’s days may well be numbered…,
Stickleback created by Ian Edginton & D’Israeli

KINGDOM // AUX DRIFT
Earth, the far future. Mankind has been all but destroyed, those still surviving forced into hiding by Them – insectile creatures that have taken over the world. Charged with protecting humanity are genetically engineered dog-soldiers like Gene the Hackman — savage warriors that patrol the wilderness, directed by Urgings from their Masters. Gene led his pack in ‘Anarchticy’, the one place that Them had not yet encroached upon, but his comrades were decimated when the monsters built a land bridge and invaded. Without a pack to lead, Gene went wandering, no longer Alpha-dog, seeking out his Masters, waging constant war against Them. Most recently, he fell in with the Wild Bunch, mongrel aux that he has taken to lead out into the wilds of Auxtralia
Kingdom created by Dan Abnett & Richard Elson

Lil’ Anderson Patrols The Mean Stweets
Excellent retail incentive cover for Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division #4  by Agnes Garbowska.

Lil’ Anderson Patrols The Mean Stweets

Excellent retail incentive cover for Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division #4  by Agnes Garbowska.

Everyone agrees there should be a Dredd sequel, it’s a no-brainer. Have you however, thought of expressing your desire for a follow up movie via the medium of song?

No?

Lucky for you then that YouTubers, LegoLambs have and are currently serenading us with Dredd: The Musical.

Brilliant as this is, remember it’s just a bit of fan-made fun guys and in no way should be taken as an endorsement or hint at any future plans for an all singing, all dancing Dredd movie.

We continue with our own online machinations to get a second film made and you can still sign that official petition here or buy the comic book sequel story, Underbelly from our online store.

why is it so hard to get 2000 ad here in NY State drokk it
Anonymous

Ah hah!

Earhlet Anon, recently a large number of newsstands and regular newsagents, are now stocking 2000AD, just a week after release in the UK - check out this post to find one in your area…

Mystic Knight Martial & ABC Warrior: Deadlock -  StarScan: Annual 1983 - Kev O’Neill (Marshal Law, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

Mystic Knight Martial & ABC Warrior: Deadlock -  StarScan: Annual 1983 - Kev O’Neill (Marshal Law, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen)

Say I've sent you a Future Shock sumbission using your website's guidelines but... which way should I await the answer? Traitional or digital? An how long should I wait for it? And after that time should I sent you a nod or assume my work was rejected and write another one?
Anonymous

Sorry, Anon,

We’re not really involved with script & art submissions for the Prog, but my advice to you, if. as you say you’ve followed all guidelines, is just to be patient. Tharg has many submissions, but he is a very busy mighty alien editor, and I’m sure that he will get to your piece in time.

Perhaps, if you have been waiting a long time, a gentle reminder would be fine, but bombarding The Mighty One with demands that he look at your work, immediately, would probably just result in a Rigelian Hot-Shot to the nether regions!

Don’t be discouraged Earthlet, keep writing/drawing in the meantime, practicing your art is always the best way to hone your craft, and even the best writers/artists had many rejections, or perhaps never even replied to (it does happen, scripts & art can get lost amongst a mountain of other submissions) before they ever made it!

Keep doing what you love & you’ll get there eventually!

Best of luck

TMBLR-JM

Deadly Aim.
Simon Bisley preliminary inks for Prog #1067 from November 2004.

Deadly Aim.

Simon Bisley preliminary inks for Prog #1067 from November 2004.

Fantastic Judge Dredd teaser/trailer for the mighty Prog 1900 - available from 24 Sep, with superb art by the astounding Greg Staples

Yes, that’s right large US publishing houses, nearly 2000 (only another 100 to go!) virtually continuous weekly issues, for over 35 years - from an anthology title putting out 4-5 different strips from some of the greatest writers & artists - I mean script & art droids, of course! - in the industry today…
John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra on Judge Dredd; Stickleback by Ian Edgington & D’Israeli; Dan Abnett & Richard Elson on Kingdom: Aux Drift;..get ready to…
Get Whet!

Fantastic Judge Dredd teaser/trailer for the mighty Prog 1900 - available from 24 Sep, with superb art by the astounding Greg Staples

Yes, that’s right large US publishing houses, nearly 2000 (only another 100 to go!) virtually continuous weekly issues, for over 35 years - from an anthology title putting out 4-5 different strips from some of the greatest writers & artists - I mean script & art droids, of course! - in the industry today…


John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra on Judge Dredd; Stickleback by Ian Edgington & D’IsraeliDan Abnett & Richard Elson on KingdomAux Drift;..get ready to…

Get Whet!

Preview // Prog 1899

All stories reach their climax this episode, making way for the long-awaited landmark, Prog 1900.

This towering tome of Thrill-power™ kicks off on 24 September, and to be sure you don’t miss out on your copy - particularly if you’re an overseas reader - you can now pre-order this ghafflebette piece of comic history from our online shop - so don’t be a grexnix, you must buy this ProgEarthlets!


JUDGE DREDD // CASCADE
Mega-City One, 2136 AD. Home to 50 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, where crime is rampant, and only the Judges – empowered to dispense instant justice – can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDDhe is the Law! Now, the city is being addressed by the Lawlords, ruthless, ultra-strict, alien dictators…Michael Carroll (w). Paul Marshall (a)
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra


AQUILA // CARNIFEX
Following Spartacus’s failed revolt against his Roman masters, his army of rebels was crucified. Amongst these was the slave-turned-gladiator AQUILA, who cried out to the gods for vengeance – and was answered by Ammit the Devourer, a deity that gifted him with immortality in return for keeping her fed with the souls of evil men. Now, Aquila is destined for a reckoning with the tyrant Emperor Nero
Aquila created by Gordon Rennie & Leigh Gallagher


FUTURE SHOCKS // PERSONALITY CRISIS
Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. From chronicles of the lowliest swamp denizens in backwater galaxies to the rise and fall of rulers of entire star systems, anything is possible in these twisted tales. Abandon your preconceptions, expect the unexpected and take a trip beyond the edges of the imagination…
Personality Crisis created by Eddie Robson & Nick Dyer

BRASS SUN // FLOATING WORLDS
The Orrery is a fully functional, life-size clockwork solar system: a clutch of planets orbiting a vast BRASS SUN via immense metal spars. But the once-unified collection of worlds has regressed into fiefdoms, and ice is encroaching on the outer planets as the sun is dying. Wren has been tasked with finding the key that will restart the sun, and she has just escaped from ‘The Deeps’…
Brass Sun created by Ian Edginton & INJ Culbard

BLACK SHUCK // PART SIX
Scandinavia, 813 AD. A Viking raid on the settlement of Dunwich in East Anglia led to the warrior known as BLACK SHUCK being captured. But he has washed up at the court of King Ivar the lone survivor – what terrible calamity befell the others during the sea crossing? Now Shuck has been dragged into the war between Ivar’s people and the monstrous Jötnar, thanks to a curse…
Black Shuck created by Leah Moore / John Reppion & Steve Yeowell


Classic ‘old school’ cover art from veteran art droid, Paul Marshall (Firekind, Leatherjack)