OUT NOW: Judge Dredd Megazine #389

Judge Death builds an undead empire in Dominion!

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Behind Nick Percival’s suitably ghoulish wraparound cover, the new Judge Dredd Megazine is celebrating Halloween!

Not only is there a collection of Terror Tales in this month’s bagged mini-trade, but also with a look at the House of Tharg’s latest publishing venture – the Scream & Misty Special, in which a number of writers and artists have been handed some of the characters from the much-missed supernatural titles of the eighties (the rights to which now belong to Rebellion) and given them a new lease of undead life.

Elsewhere, former Scream assistant editor Simon Furman talks about The Dracula File, amongst other things, which has just been reissued under the Treasury of British Comics imprint, and former IPC group editor Barrie Tomlinson (who, yes, oversaw Scream) discusses his memoir Comic Book Hero, the latest entry in the current cycle of 1970s/80s editorial reminiscences.

Plus – Lawless is back, courtesy as ever of Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade, joining Dredd, Anderson, Psi-Division, Devlin Waugh and the Dark Judges.

Enjoy, citizens, enjoy... and please: don’t have nightmares!

Judge Dredd Megazine #389 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps!

JUDGE DREDD: DEFROSTED
by Rory McConville (w) Paul Davidson (a) Chris Blythe (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2139 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 72 million citizens. Unemployment is near-total, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Tensions run a constant knife-edge, and stemming the chaos are the Judges, empowered to dispense instant justice. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!

ANDERSON: NWO
by Alan Grant (w) Paul Marshall (a) Dylan Teague (c) Simon Boland (l)
Mega-City One, 2139 AD. Psi-Div is a section that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents – from precognition to exorcism, it is at the forefront in the war against supernatural crime. Cass Anderson is Justice Dept’s top telepath, and following a discovery of a secret society living in the Cursed Earth, the agents of the Dragon are making their move...

DEVLIN WAUGH: BLOOD DEBT
by Rory McConville (w) Mike Dowling (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Brit-Cit, 2139 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 seeks out the finer things in life – but recently he’s been receiving messages about his missing brother Freddy...

LAWLESS: BREAKING BADROCK
by Dan Abnett (w) Phil Winslade (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
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, which has attempted to have her killed. Now, Munce is planning to dispose of Badrock once and for all...

THE DARK JUDGES: DOMINION
by John Wagner (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The cargo ship the Solips discovered the Dark Judges Death, Fire and Mortis floating in space, and the alien superfiends murdered the crew and possessed Captain Bundy and Science Officer Riggins. Landing on a remote Mega-City colony world, the ship was declared quarantined after a virus outbreak – but cop Rosco has investigated further...

Features

NEW COMICS: SCREAM & MISTY SPECIAL
INTERROGATION: SIMON FURMAN
INTERROGATION: LEONARDO MANCO
NEW BOOKS: COMIC BOOK HERO

Bagged graphic novel: The Best of Tharg's Terror Tales!
by Arthur Wyatt, Al Ewing, Nicolas Jean, Alec Worley, John Smith, David Baillie (w) John Cooper, Tiernen Trevallion, Cliff Robinson, Yann Valeani, Warren Pleece, Graeme Neil Reid, Mark Harrison, Edmund Bagwell, Will Morris, Tom Foster, Peter Doherty (a) Simon Bowland, Ellie De Ville, Peter Doherty (l)