Welcome to the awe-inspiring anthology that is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, Terrans, and this prog we reach the nerve-jangling final episode of Judge Dredd thriller Control — can Ol’ Stoney-Face free himself from Pin’s clutches?
Plus, in addition to Indigo Prime and Jaegir, we also have the return of Downlode whackmerchants Sinister Dexter, courtesy of Dan Abnett and Steve Yeowell, and a complete Future Shock from debuting writer Erica Schultz and artist Liana Kangas, last seen around these parts drawing the Tyranny Rex tale for the 2018 Sci-Fi Special!
Equally demanding your attention, and hitting Thrillmerchants’ shelves as we speak, is the second issue of The Vigilant, Simons Furman and Coleby’s update of the Brit superheroes of yesteryear, whereby the Leopard From Lime Street, Steel Commando, Dr Sin, Blake Edmonds and more battle the nefarious plans of Dr Mesmer and Von Hoffmann.
After the success of the first special last year, The Vigilant: Legacy picks up the action, and reveals some more back story to our superteam, with guest artists Will Sliney and Jake Lynch joining the Coleby droid on particular segments.
Grab it now, humes — 48 pages for a mere £4.99!
2000 AD Prog 2145 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps! Don’t forget that if you buy an issue of 2000 AD in the first week of its release then postage in the UK is free!
They’ve’ve got more Dreddworld action for you in the latest instalments of Anderson, Psi-Division, The Returners, Diamond Dogs, DeMarco, P.I., and, of course, the Big Chin himself.
Also inside, Stephen Jewell chats with former 2000 AD sub-editor turned Forbidden Planet and Titan head honcho Nick Landau about championing Brian Bolland to work for the Galaxy’s Greatest, running into trouble with The Cursed Earth, and spearheading the Dredd reprint album initiative.
Elsewhere, Karl Stock talks to in-demand UK artist Doug Braithwaite and Simon Furman, writer on Brit superhero team book The Vigilant, the second issue of which is out now, featuring the art of Simon Coleby, Jake Lynch and Will Sliney!
Another character returning next month in 2000 AD is 17-century zombie-hunter Defoe, so the mini-trade reprints a previous series that didn’t make it into a GN, The Damned – plus, for the completists among you, a one-off Mind Wars story from the 1981 Starlord annual!
Steel Commando Digest
Don’t miss the new collection of a forgotten 20th Century comics classic, presented in the popular pocket-sized digest format!
With superhuman strength, bulletproof casing and an unstoppable resolve, the Steel Commando is the Allies’ ultimate weapon in the war against the Axis powers!
There’s just one bug in his circuits – he’ll only take orders from Ernie Bates, the laziest soldier in the British Army! Watch ‘Ironsides’ and ‘Excused Boots’ Bates carry out thrill-filled missions in dangerous enemy territories! This fun-packed army adventure also includes an early comic strip crossover as the Steel Commando joins forces with the mighty Captain Hurricane!
Created by Frank Pepper and Alex Henderson, Steel Commando debuted in Thunder in 1970.