2000 AD Prog 1526
Released 28th Jan 2010
Judge Dredd » Judgement (part 4)
Mega-City One, 2129 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 400 million citizens, crammed into giant citi-blocks, overcrowding is rife, unemployment endemic and boredom universal. Tensions run a constant knife-edge, and crime is rampant. Only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. Empowered to dispense instant justice, these lawman are judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD - he is the Law! In this Origins interlude, Dredd is called to a murder scene, the sole survivor talking of a mysterious character, it's face hidden, dressed in an archaic uniform. Is it a Jimp, or a case for the Special Judicial Squad..?
Flesh » Hand of Glory (part 1)
The Cretaceous Period, 65 million years ago. By the 23rd century, most animals had been destroyed, and man survived on synthetic foods alone. But he still craved meat, and with the discovery of time travel, the Trans-Time corporation set up an operation farming dinosaurs, shipping processed flesh back to its hungry customers in the future. Out on the frontier plains, herding these dangerous creatures is a job for hard-bitten rangers; greedy, ruthless men like Carver, who will stop at nothing to reap the big rewards bringing in dino-meat can offer...
Ask Tharg (part 1)
Tharg The Mighty » A History Of 2000 AD In 5 Pages (part 1)
Oxford, 2007. From the Nerve Centre, Betelgeusian editor Tharg the Mighty controls the weekly publication of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, aided by his small army of script, art, lettering, colourist and editorial droids, charged with energising the publication with the cosmic force of Thrill-power. Over the course of the past three decades, there have been a dazzling array of characters created for this illustrious organ, and hundreds of nerve-tingling stories that have made 2000 AD what it is today - take a short trip through the annals of Thrilldom...
Non Fiction » Tharg's Big Breaks (part 1)
Droid Life » Old Man Rivet (part 1)
Comical tales from the Nerve Centre sub-basement as Tharg's minions put together the Galaxy's Greatest Comic.
Nikolai Dante » Hellfire (part 1)
Year of the Tsar 2673 AD, and bastard son of the Romanovs NIKOLAI DANTE has bonded with a cyborganic Weapons Crest, an alien combat computer, which gives him accelerated healing and allows him to extrude lethal bio-blades. Following the civil war, in which Tsar Vladimir the Conqueror destroyed the Romanovs, Dante was the most wanted man in the Empire - but now he has accepted a place as the Sword of the Tsar, a troubleshooter working for Vladimir. But while Dante acts on the bidding of his new master, just who is really pulling the strings..?
Invasion » Double Yellow (part 1)
In 1999, Britain was invaded by the Volgans, led by the despotic Marshal Vashkov. With the royal family exiled, and a puppet government installed, the United Kingdom was quickly under oppresive military rule. When London lorry driver BILL SAVAGE discovered his wife and kids had been killed by a stray Volgan shell, he began a one-man war against the aggressors. He escaped to Canada, but in 2004 - with help from the CIA - he returned under the identity of his dead brother Jack and continued to lead the resistance. Now, his brother Tom has been murdered...