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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

Out: 04-07-18.

Preview // Prog 2088

Out: 04-07-18.

This prog sees a zarjaz new Dredd story from the Williams and Weston droids alongside The Fall of Deadworld, The Order and the penultimate parts of both Skip Tracer and Durham Red, with a ghafflebette cover from digital art droid extraordinaire, Neil Roberts.

JUDGE DREDD // ELEVATOR PITCH
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. With unemployment endemic and boredom universal, tensions are always on a knife-edge. 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 DREDDhe is the Law! Rob Williams (a). Chris Weston (a).
Judge Dredd created by John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

SKIP TRACER // HEAVY IS THE HEAD
The Cube, the 27th century. This vast city floating in the depths of space was once a monitoring station, but has been refitted by the Earth-led Consociation as a solution to a universal housing problem. It’s now home to every kind of undesirable, and an easy refuge for wanted criminals. That’s where SKIP TRACER Nolan Blake comes in, a former soldier turned tracker-for-hire. Now, he’s learned the truth behind ‘the Crown’…
Skip Tracer created by James Peaty & Paul Marshall

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, noble robot knight Ritterstahl has been lost, and Anna Kohl is determined to find him…
The Order created by Kek-W & John Burns

DURHAM RED // BORN BAD
Late 22nd century. After the Atomic Wars, many survivors were warped by Strontium 90 fallout. These ‘mutants’ became a victimised underclass, forced into ghettos, with bounty hunting the only job open to them. One such Search/Destroy agent is ruthless vampire DURHAM RED, who requires blood to survive. Out of work and needing cash, she’s been hired by dying mutant ganglord Monkey Harris to find his mother… Alec Worley (w). Lee Carter (a).
Durham Red created by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra 

DAMNED: THE FALL OF DEADWORLD // PART EIGHT 
The  planet that eventually became known as DEADWORLD was once a regular civilisation existing in a dimension parallel to our own. But the end of days is coming: riots, storms, food shortages. Creatures known as the Dark Judges are spreading their contagion, exterminating all life. Now, Judge Fairfax is in the hands of the enemy, and his young ward Jess has vowed to rescue him. But their jet has been shot down…
The Fall of Deadworld created by Kek-W & Dave Kendall

2000 AD Prog 1584 – Cover Date 30th April 2008…

2000 AD Prog 1584 – Cover Date 30th April 2008
Cover art by Colin MacNeil

Under Siege! Bullet Storm At The Motel From Hell

Heck of a twist in this week’s Dead Signal – I had no recollection of it. These progs is exciting!

Inside this issue:

Judge Dredd: Road Stop
Script: John Wagner / Art: Dave Taylor / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Savage: The Guv’nor
Script: Pat Mills / Art: Patrick Goddard / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Eyes
Script: John Smith / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Simon Bowland

The Ten Seconders: Make Believe
Script: Rob Williams / Art: Shaun Thomas / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Signal
Script: Al Ewing/ Art: PJ Holden Colours: Eva De La Cruz / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

2000 AD Prog 1583 – Cover Date 23rd April 2008…

2000 AD Prog 1583 – Cover Date 23rd April 2008
Cover art by Simon Davis

Rock of Ages! Axes and Allies in Dead Eyes

Here’s a thing. I remember the second series of The Ten Seconders as being terrible – but reading it now, ten years later – I get it. I think I just wasn’t concentrating the last time around.

Inside this issue:

Judge Dredd: Road Stop
Script: John Wagner / Art: Dave Taylor / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Savage: The Guv’nor
Script: Pat Mills / Art: Patrick Goddard / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Eyes
Script: John Smith / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Simon Bowland

The Ten Seconders: Make Believe
Script: Rob Williams / Art: Shaun Thomas / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Signal
Script: Al Ewing/ Art: PJ Holden Colours: Eva De La Cruz / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

2000 AD Prog 1582 – Cover Date 16th April 2008…

2000 AD Prog 1582 – Cover Date 16th April 2008
Cover art by Nick Percival

Your Money Or Your Life! The Debtcopter demands its due

Whenever I see Nick Percival’s work I always think of Sleeze ‘n’ Ryder from the Judge Dredd Megazine. I wish I still had those issues. I’d love to get them signed by Garth Ennis.

Inside this issue:

Judge Dredd: Road Stop
Script: John Wagner / Art: Dave Taylor / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Savage: The Guv’nor
Script: Pat Mills / Art: Patrick Goddard / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Eyes
Script: John Smith / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Simon Bowland

The Ten Seconders: Make Believe
Script: Rob Williams / Art: Shaun Thomas / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Signal
Script: Al Ewing/ Art: PJ Holden Colours: Eva De La Cruz / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

2000 AD Prog 1581 – Cover Date 9th April 2008C…

2000 AD Prog 1581 – Cover Date 9th April 2008
Cover art by Patrick Goddard and Chris Blythe

Terror Tube!

New thrill this prog! Dead Signal by Al Ewing and PJ Holden. I don’t think I was too into this strip the first time round but thinking back I was in a distracted place in 2008 and probably wasn’t paying enough attention. The first instalment has grabbed my attention this time round.

Inside this issue:

Judge Dredd: …Regrets
Script: John Wagner / Art: Nick Dyer / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Savage: The Guv’nor
Script: Pat Mills / Art: Patrick Goddard / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Eyes
Script: John Smith / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Simon Bowland

The Ten Seconders: Make Believe
Script: Rob Williams / Art: Dom Reardon / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Signal
Script: Al Ewing/ Art: PJ Holden Colours: Eva De La Cruz / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

2000 AD Prog 1580 – Cover Date 2nd April 2008C…

2000 AD Prog 1580 – Cover Date 2nd April 2008
Cover art by Cliff Robinson

The Mark of Kane

Inside this issue:

Judge Dredd: …Regrets
Script: John Wagner / Art: Nick Dyer / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Savage: The Guv’nor
Script: Pat Mills / Art: Patrick Goddard / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Eyes
Script: John Smith / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Simon Bowland

The Ten Seconders: Make Believe
Script: Rob Williams / Art: Dom Reardon / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Nikolai Dante: The Tsar’s Daughter
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: John Burns / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

2000 AD Prog 1579 – Cover Date 26th March 2008…

2000 AD Prog 1579 – Cover Date 26th March 2008
Cover art by Karl Richardson

Wish You Were Here…? The Fargos Hit The Big Meg

Inside this issue:

Judge Dredd: …Regrets
Script: John Wagner / Art: Nick Dyer / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Savage: The Guv’nor
Script: Pat Mills / Art: Patrick Goddard / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Dead Eyes
Script: John Smith / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Simon Bowland

The Ten Seconders: Make Believe
Script: Rob Williams / Art: Dom Reardon / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Nikolai Dante: The Tsar’s Daughter
Script: Robbie Morrison / Art: John Burns / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

2000 AD 1092 – Cover Date April 29th to May 5t…

2000 AD 1092 – Cover Date April 29th to May 5th 1998
Cover art by Dermot Power

Welcome to Hell! Cursed Earth Justice With Judge Dredd

Inside this issue:

Judge Dredd: Down On Sausage Tree Farm
Script: John Wagner / Art: Paul Marshall / Colours: Gary Caldwell / Letters: Tom Frame

Sláine: Secret of the Grail
Script: Pat Mills / Art: Steve Tappin / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Missionary Man: Mardi Gras
Script: Gordon Rennie / Art: Alex Ronald / Colours: Gary Caldwell / Letters: Steve Potter

Sinister Dexter: Mother Lode and the Red Admiral
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Calum Alexander Watt / Colours: Alan Craddock / Letters: Ellie De Ville

Next Issue: Praise The Law – High calibre action in Missionary Man

2000 AD 1091 – Cover Date April 22nd to 28th 1…

2000 AD 1091 – Cover Date April 22nd to 28th 1998
Cover art by Paolo Parente

Hack to the Future! Sláine Battles The Time Worm Terror

2000 AD picks up a Megazine ex-pat as Missionary Man moves across to continue his adventures in the weekly prog. As of now Cain is the sheriff of New Orleans but his enemies are circling and this may not end well.

Inside this issue:

Judge Dredd: Angel of Mercy
Script: John Wagner / Art: Alex Ronald / Colours: Gary Caldwell / Letters: Tom Frame

Sláine: Secret of the Grail
Script: Pat Mills / Art: Steve Tappin / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Missionary Man: Prologue
Script: Gordon Rennie / Art: SB Davis/ Letters: Steve Potter

Sinister Dexter: Drop Dead Gorgeous
Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Greg Staples / Letters: Steve Potter

Next Issue: Welcome to Mutie Country – Dredd Brings Justice to the Cursed Earth