Ho Ho Ho.
Looks like Judge Dredd is making a bid to be the next Magnus Robot Fighter, in this Diamond UK retailer variant cover for 2000AD's Christmas issue, Prog 1961. Or he's just blowing up your Christmas presents. No one gets a BB-8 this year.
By Simon Bisley, he is returning for this cover, to the comic book that made him a star.
2000 AD Prog 1961 will be a 100-page extravaganza with work by Dan Abnett, Rob Williams, Pat Mills, Richard Elson, and many more. This issue will go on sale in print and digital on 16 December.
This issue also includes the return of veteran Spanish artist Jesus Redondo on a new Future Shockstrip by Martin Feekins, as well as the winning partnership of Rob Williams and Henry Flint, whoseJudge Dredd: Enceladus storyline was a major hit with readers earlier this year.
Judge Dredd: Melt by Rob Williams & Henry Flint
Strontium Dog: Repo Men by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra
The Order: In the Court of the WyrmQueene by Kek-W & John Burns
Absalom: Family Snapshots by Gordon Rennie & Tiernen Trevallion
ABC Warriors: Return to Ro-Busters by Pat Mills & Clint Langley
Kingdom: Beast of Eden by Dan Abnett & Richard Elson
Future Shock: The Mighty Mykflex by Martin Feekins & Jesus Redondo
Sinister Dexter: Blank Ammo by Dan Abnett & Simon Davis