2000 AD: Annual Programs #2006

Rel: Dec 14, 2005 - Pub: Dec 2005
Action, Adventure, Anthology, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Futuristic, Mature, Satire, Science Fiction, Super-Heroes, War
Modern Age | Black & White / Color | United Kingdom | English
Magazine | 100 pages | $3.95

JUDGE DREDD * CLASS OF '79 & STRAIGHT EYE FOR THE CROOKED GUY // Mega-City One, 2127 AD. The vast urban nightmare is situated along the eastern edge of post-apocalyptic North America, with polluted Black Atlantic on one side and the irradiated desert that is the Cursed Earth on th other. Home to 400 million citizens, crammed into gigantic citi-blocks, overcrowding is rite, unemployment endemic and boredom universal. Tensions run a constant knife edge, and only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. Empowered to dispense instant justice, these Lawmen are judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! CABALLISTICS INC * STRANGE BEDFELLOWS // During the Second World War, Q Department was formed within the Ministry of Defence to combat Nazi occult warfare. In the 21st century, however, its funding is withdrawn. Enter reclusive millionaire rock star Ethan Kostabi, who has brought up it employees and together with some freelance ghosthunters has constructed a brand new outfit - CABALLISTICS, INC. - to investigate paranormal phenomena. Operations are organised by the mysterious Tavne, while Hannah Chapter and Lawrence Verse are usually found at the sharp end of most supernatural cases... NIKOLAI DANTE * DEVIL'S DEAL // Year of the Tsar 2672 AD, and bastard son of the Romanov Dynasty 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 is the most wanted man in the Empire, considered a traitor by his few surviving siblings. He has since been reunited with his pirate-queen mother Katarina, and is living the life of an outlaw - but he has been ordered to undermine his mother's power... SLAINE * CARNIVAL // Tir Nan Og - the Land of the Young, deep in Celtic myths and legends. After years of wandering as an outcast together with his untrustworthy companion Ukko, barbarian warrior SLAINE united the tribes of the Earth Goddess and becomes the first High King of Ireland. Once his seven-year rule was over, he was ritually executed, and he travelled through time, defending the Goddess in other eras. But Ireland is under threat from the Fomorian sea demons, and Slaine has returned to his people to help the repel the invading forces. Now, he seeks his missing son Kai in Albion... SINISTER DEXTER * FESTIVE SPIRITS // The swollen city of Downlode lies sprawled across the heart of future Europe like a hit-and-run victim. Here, life is cheap - so if you want somebody whacked you can't buy better bullet monkeys than Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER. The city's primo hitmen, these gun-sharks have chalk outlines around the souls. You name it, they maim it. Having worked for crimelord Senor Apellido, they've discovered he's aclone of notorious gangster Holy Moses Tenenbaum, and have tried to extricate themselves from his employ with tragic consequences... LOW LIFE * HE'S MAKING A LIST... // Mega-City One, 2127 AD, Justice Department has many divisions within it - Med and Tek, Psi-Div, the Public Surveillance Unit, the Special Judicial Squad - and for undercover operations there is Wally Squad. So called because Judges have to adopt the bizarre fashions and behaviour of the Big Meg's citizens to blend in, it's a dangerous job living on the streets - especially in the LOW LIFE, the most rundown and poverty-stricken area of the city. But for undercover officers Aimee Nixon and Dirty Frank, these lethal environs and all they know... THE TEN-SECONDERS * THE AMERICAN DREAM // London, the near future. Human society has all but been destroyed, with ragtag bands of survivors existing amongst the ruins and trying to escape the attention of the Gods and their Followers. The Gods came to Earth several years ago, offering to help mankind with their incredible powers, and for a time it seemed the planet had its own protectors - but the Gods wanted humanity to bow down before them and accept them as their rulers. Those that refused and now fighting a guerrilla war against the superbeings - but a person's life expectancy in such a battle is just ten seconds... STRONTIUM DOG * A SHAGGY DOG STORY // Late 22nd century. In 2150, atomic war broke out on Earth, and Britain was devastated by nuclear holocaust. While the survivors attempted to rebuild their lives, many were warped by the mutating effect of Strontium 90 fallout. The 'mutants' became a victimised underclass, unable to live or find work amongst the 'norms'. The only job open to them was bounty hunting - these Search Destroy Agents track down the criminals too dangerous for the Galactic Crime Commission. One such STRONTIUM DOG is Johnny Alpha, partnered with his Viking buddy Wulf Sternhammer...

Creators View all

Scripter Pat Mills, John Wagner, Gordon Rennie, Robbie Morrison, Rob Williams, Dan Abnett
Artist Simon Coleby, Greg Staples, Simon Davis, Clint Langley, Carlos Ezquerra, Mark Harrison, Dom Reardon, John Burns, Mike Avon Deming
Colorist Peter Doherty, Len O'Grady
Letterer Annie Parkhouse, Tom Frame, Ellie De Ville
Cover Artist Kev Walker
Editor Tharg the Mighty, Tharg The Mighty

Characters View all

Johnny Alpha
Wulf Sternhammer
Judge Dredd (Joseph Dredd)
Finnigan Sinister
Ramone Dexter
Nikolai Dante
Aimee Nixon
The Warpped one (Slaine)
Dirty Frank (Frank)