OUT NOW: Judge Dredd Megazine #406
March’s issue kicks off Spring with more stunning stories!
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Welcome to the March issue of the Mighty Judge Dredd Megazine, which launches head-first in to Spring with a set of stunning of stories!
Judge Dredd’s tangle with homicidal vegetation comes to its climax in the finale of Planted, plus more instalments of Lawless, Storm Warning, Blunt, and The Torture Garden.
Elsewhere, we catch up with writer Dan Watters and artist Caspar Wjingaard – two young Brit creators making a name for themselves in US comics – and investigate Gryyym, a new croundfunded French anthology that takes inspiration from 2000 AD!
Also, as the Treasury of British Comics imprint releases the collected Fran of the Floods this month – a topical climate-change thriller from the pages of girls’ comic Jinty – we take a look at the phenomenon of Tammy, Sandie and the rest, and examine how their storytelling techniques spearheaded by the likes of Pat Mills and Gerry Finley-Day still stand up today.
Blogger Jenni Scott points out that when these titles stopped being published, the stories simply vanished, not getting the reprints afforded to 2000 AD or Battle. Now, that’s being corrected as various strips finally see the light of day once more, properly credited to their creators.
Judge Dredd Megazine #405 is now available from all good comic book shops and newsagents - as well as 2000 AD's webshop and apps. It can be ordered from comic book stores via Diamond Distribution using code JAN192059.
Don't forget that if you buy this issue in print direct from our webshop within the next month you'll not pay a penny in postage fees in the UK! And if you subscribe to the Megazine you'll get a FREE print of each month's cover with each issue!
Cover by Cliff Robinson & Dylan Teague
JUDGE DREDD // PLANTED
Rory McConville (w) Dan Cornwell (a) Jim Boswell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 130 million citizens. Crime is rampant and 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! Now, plant creatures have broken free from an experimental laboratory...
LAWLESS // ASHES TO ASHES
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. Now, an older Lawson is the last one left, and speaks to the alien Zhind before 43 Rega’s nuked...
STORM WARNING // GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND
Leah Moore & John Reppion (w) Tom Foster (a) Eva De La Cruz (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Brit-Cit, 2141 AD. Much like its Mega-City counterpart, Brit-Cit Justice Department has its various divisions, from Tek to plainclothes, Tactical to Psi, and one of its more prickly operatives in the latter is Lillian Storm, who has the ability to talk to the dead, and is often accompanied by her ghostly helpers. Now, she’s investigating a spate of mysterious murders...
BLUNT II PART SEVEN
T.C Eglington (w) Boo Cook (a) Simon Bowland (l)
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 halfape Blunt, and upon their return they found the colonists had been kidnapped...
THE DARK JUDGES // THE TORTURE GARDEN
David Hine (w) Nick Percival (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
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. Now, as marines prepare to engage, it’s emerged that Fear has escaped...