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CLASSIC COVER: Flesh by Carl Critchlow for 2…

CLASSIC COVER: Flesh by Carl Critchlow for 2000 AD Prog 801 (19th September, 1992)

CLASSIC COVER: Ace Trucking by Massimo Belar…

CLASSIC COVER: Ace Trucking by Massimo Belardinelli for 2000 AD Prog 282 (18th September, 1982)

Preview: Judge Dredd Megazine #400

Preview: Judge Dredd Megazine #400

With an important milestone yet again about to be reached in the annals of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic™ – the illustrious Prog 2100 – be sure not to overlook another landmark in 2000AD’s monthly sister title, the Judge Dredd Megazine, with bumper 100-page issue 400.

We’re celebrating it in suitably fine style by featuring a stellar roster of top notch creators, including John Wagner, Alan Grant, Ales Kot, Leah Moore & John Reppion, Henry Flint, Mike Dowling, Nick Percival, Inaki Miranda & more.

The thrills on offer are equally impressive with appearances from some of the best loved characters in the Megazine’s action-packed history; from the Dark Judges to Devlin Waugh, and Anderson Psi-Division to Marshall Etta Lawson, from recent favourite Lawless.

Also contained within are interviews with veteran creators, Alan Hebden, script droid (Meltdown Man, Death Planet) and Ian Gibson, art droid (Halo Jones, Robo-Hunter), as well as a history of the editorial droids that have helmed the mighty Meg from its inception up until current editor, Matt Smith.

Your bonus mini-GN bagged with this special issue is First Shots, a collection of Judge Dredd shorts from a new generation of Ol’ Stony Face artists making their debut on the strip.

Finally, we have a fittingly eye-catching cover from veteran Judge Dredd art droid, Chris Weston, who has contributed some memorable storylines for this Megnificent title throughout the last 400 issues, over the past three decades – a huge “thank you” goes out to all of our loyal readers who have supported the Meg in that time, here’s to the next 400!!

JUDGE DREDD THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 100 million citizens. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Stemming the tide of chaos are the Judges, future law-enforcers empowered to dispense instant justice. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!  John Wagner (w). Henry Flint (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

LAWLESS ASHES TO ASHES
Colonial Marshal Metta Lawson was appointed to the frontier township of Badrock on the planet 43 Rega, intent on stamping her authority on the colony. But in doing so, Lawson made many enemies, including Munce, Inc., the mega-corporation that funds Badrock. Now, Munce is planning to dispose of Badrock once and for all...
Lawless created by Dan Abnett & Phil Winslade

BLUNT II PART ONE
The Mega-City One colony Getri-1, 2138 AD. On this remote outpost, Earth colonists have been attempting to make a new home on the planet, cataloguing and exploring its unusual flora and fauna. But a shuttle crash led to a desperate rescue mission, headed by the half- ape Blunt, and upon their return they found the colonists had been kidnapped…
Blunt created by T.C. Eglington & Boo Cook

DEVLIN WAUGH CALL ME BY THY NAME
Brit-Cit, 2140 AD. A freelance paranormal troubleshooter and exorcist for the Vatican, Devlin Waugh is the world’s foremost supernatural investigator. Despite becoming a vampire after getting bitten tackling an outbreak in an underwater prison, Devlin’s escapades have ensured he’s much sought after when his services are required…  Ales Kot (w). Michael Dowling (a).
Devlin Waugh created by John Smith & Sean Phillips

STORM WARNING OVER MY DEAD BODY
Brit-Cit, 2140 AD. Much like its Mega-City counterpart, Brit-Cit Justice Department has its various departments, from Tek to plainclothes, Tactical to Psi-Division, and one of its more prickly operatives in the latter is Lillian Storm, a psychically powerful Judge with the ability to talk to the dead, and is often accompanied by her ghostly helpers… Leah Moore & John Reppion (w). Jimmy Broxton (a).
Storm Warning created by Leah Moore, John Reppion & Tom Foster

THE DARK JUDGES THE TORTURE GARDEN
After the events on the Mayflower, the cargo ship the Solips discovered the Dark Judges Death, Fire and Mortis floating in space, and the alien superfiends murdered the crew. Landing on a remote Mega-City colony world called Dominion, Death and co used their powers to decimate the population and create an army of zombies. Few survivors remain… David Hine (w). Nick Percival (a).
The Dark Judges created by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Brian Bolland

ANDERSON, PSI-DIVISION JORDAN RAMZY
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents – from precognition to exorcism, it is at the forefront in the war against supernatural crime. Cassandra Anderson is Justice Department’s top telepath, and has been instrumental in defending the city from numerous foes… Alan Grant (w). Inaki Miranda (a).
Cassandra Anderson created by John Wagner & Brian Bolland

Preview: PROG 2099  19-09-18All stories come t…

Preview: PROG 2099  19-09-18

All stories come to their circuit-shattering conclusion this week to make way for the ghafflebette landmark, PROG 2100… more about this bumper milestone issue and JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #400, of course! – very soon – stay tuned!
As mentioned this Prog winds up Judge Dredd, Survival Geeks, Mechastopheles & The Order to their thrill-powered conclusions, as well as a bonus Future Shock from debutantes, Mark  McCann and cover droid extraordinaire, Adam Brown.
Talking of zarjaz cover droids, check out this week’s top frontage by the super-talented, Karl Richardson from his current series, Mechastopheles.

JUDGE DREDD // THE BOOTH CONSPIRACY
 
Mega-City One, 2140 AD. Home to over 100 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — future law-enforcers empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now, terror cell the Sons of Booth, armed with a Stupid Gun, are attempting to free the last President…  T.C. Eglington (w) / Staz Johnson (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra 

SURVIVAL GEEKS // SLACK N’ HASH
Somewhere in the outer limits of space/time, plunging through the planes of reality, is what looks like a regular suburban two-up two-down, but it is in fact powered by misfiring transdimensional technology. Inside live sci-fi obsessives Clive, Rufus and Simon, plus reluctant housemate Sam and pet Cthulhu Howard: explorers on the edge of beyond. Now, they’re on a world plagued by murderous Slashers
Survival Geeks created by Gordon Rennie, Emma Beeby & Neil Googe 

MECHASTOPHELES // TRUE FAITH
It is over a year since the Fall, when the demons rose and society collapsed. A band of survivors have sought refuge in a demonically powered robot called MECHASTOPHELES, and they use this infernal ark as a means to seek sanctuary. When Mechastopheles needed repairing, he was granted passage into the city of Benedictia, but the authorities had plans of their own for him. Now he’s breaking out…
Mechastopheles created by Gordon Rennie, Lawrence Rennie & Karl Richardson 

FUTURE SHOCKS // TALK’S CHEAP

Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. These cautionary tales pass from traveller to traveller in the spaceports and around campfires on distant planets, acquiring the status of legend, their shocking ends a salutory lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted trips into the galaxy’s dark side. Abandon your preconceptions, and expect the unexpected…
Talk’s Cheap created by Mark McCann & Adam Brown 

THE ORDER // THE NEW WORLD

Throughout history, mankind has been under threat of extermination by the Wyrms, creatures from another plane that systematically break into our reality. Defending humanity are the men and women of THE ORDER, a secret band of warriors that have fought the entities across the centuries. But the Wyrms have fractured time, and Anna Kohl has been crossing the dimensions in search of her love, Ritterstahl
The Order created by Kek-W & John Burns

CLASSIC COVER: Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth…

CLASSIC COVER: Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth by Brian Bolland for 2000 AD Prog 82 (16th September, 1978)

CLASSIC COVER: A.B.C. Warriors by Mike McMah…

CLASSIC COVER: A.B.C. Warriors by Mike McMahon for 2000 AD Prog 130 (15th September, 1979)

CLASSIC COVER: Judge Dredd by Dermot Power f…

CLASSIC COVER: Judge Dredd by Dermot Power for 2000 AD Prog 748 (14th September, 1991)

CLASSIC COVER: Nemesis the Warlock by Bryan …

CLASSIC COVER: Nemesis the Warlock by Bryan Talbot for 2000 AD Prog 487 (13th September, 1986)

CLASSIC COVER: Nikolai Dante by Frazer Irvin…

CLASSIC COVER: Nikolai Dante by Frazer Irving for 2000 AD Prog 1259 (12th September, 2001)

CLASSIC COVER: Judge Dredd by Steve Dillon f…

CLASSIC COVER: Judge Dredd by Steve Dillon for 2000 AD Prog 537 (29th August, 1987)