I am The Mighty Tharg, all-powerful alien editor of this circuit-shattering SF anthology!
Welcome to Thrill-Central, Terrans, the galactic hub from which all excitement emanates. It is through this pulse-pounding publication that my creator-droids and I hope to stave off mundane reality for you humanoids. Yes, ‘keep at bay the everyday’ is the Command Module’s mantra, and only by delving into these zarjaz pages will you be able to escape the drab and the normal. Why, this very issue sees future-cop Judge Dredd battling a possessed public lavatory in ‘Flusher’ by Ken Niemand and Nick Dyer, a follow-up to their ‘Grinder’ one-off from Prog 2287 last year.
Need even more spectacle? Well, you’re in luck because The Out is back for the last three episodes of the epic third series, with Cyd facing a Unanima tribunal, courtesy as ever of the Abnett and Harrison droids!
Add to that the latest ghafflebette instalments of Rogue Trooper, Enemy Earth and Durham Red, and you have a line-up guaranteed to banish regular reality and replace it with an all-new way at looking at the world and beyond — filtered through the mindexpanding prism of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!
Cover: Cliff Robinson & Dylan Teague
- Judge Dredd - Flusher (Ken Niemand - Nick Dyer)
Mega-City One, 2145 AD. Home to over 200 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the poisoned Black Atlantic on one side and the irradiated Cursed Earth to the west. 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!
- Durham Red - Mad Dogs (Part 6) (Alec Worley - Ben Willsher)
Late 22nd century. Of all the mutants that have operated as Search/Destroy agents, perhaps the most feared is vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Mistrusted by both the criminals she hunts and her fellow Strontium Dogs, Red has a formidable reputation that precedes her. Now, she’s undertaking a job for the GIC, having dropped into a high-rad zone that a drugs cartel is using as their base…
- The Out - Book Three (Part 14) (Dan Abnett - Mark Harrison)
The furthest edge of the universe. Cyd Finlea is photo-journalist working for the publishers Global Neographic, travelling deep into outer space — otherwise known as THE OUT — and cataloguing the alien societies that she encounters. She left Earth ten years ago and has been seeking other ex-pat humans — but now, after learning what the Zoto have done to her, is facing a tribunal from the Unanima about the Up…
- Enemy Earth - Book Two (Part 6) (Cavan Scott - Luke Horsman)
The near future. Mother Nature has turned against the people that live upon the Earth’s surface. Now, the planet’s flora and fauna have mutated and are viciously attacking humanity. As society crumbles, and survivors seek safety, young Zoe, who has lost her own family, has rescued Jules, who’s the prime minister’s son. Now, the pair have travelled to Scotland, and been reunited with the PM, who’s planning a trip…
- Rogue Trooper - Blighty Valley (Part 6) (Garth Ennis - Patrick Goddard)
Nu Earth, site of a galactic war between the Norts and the Southers, where use of chemical weapons has rendered the atmosphere toxic. So the Southers created the Genetic Infantrymen, bred to be immune to the planet’s lethal cocktail of pollutants — G.I.s like ROGUE TROOPER, the last of his kind. Now, together with his biochip buddies Helm, Gunnar and Bagman, Rogue’s found himself on a WWI battlefield…