Welcome to Thrill-central, Earthlets – it’s time to pound those pleasure circuits with another ghafflebette issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!
The tension mounts in Judge Dredd: Ladykiller as infamous serial killer PJ Maybe continues to elude the lawman, while things aren’t going according to plan in Scarlet Traces: Cold War! Meanwhile, Outlier and Tharg’s 3riller: Mindmine continue while Judge Anderson tries to thwart an assassination attempt against a prominent politician in The Candidate.
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Judge Dredd: Ladykiller
by John Wagner (w) Carlos Ezquerra (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2138 AD. Home to 72 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Crime is rampant, and only the Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law! Now Dredd is determined to find the wanted mass murderer PJ Maybe, who is currently living under the guise of a woman…
Scarlet Traces: Cold War
by Ian Edginton (w) D’Israeli (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)
UK, 1968. It is several decades since Mars waged war on Earth, and the major nations have access to Martian-derived technology. Britain, however, is still recovering from Martian bombardment in the 1940s, when much of the south of England was destroyed. This was followed by the arrival in the 1950s of two million Venusians, seeking refuge from Martian occupation. Now, Venusian Ahron is on a mission on his home planet…
Tharg’s 3rillers: Mindmine
by Rory McConville (w) Colin MacNeil (a) Peter Doherty (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! Staff Sergeant Osrid Caxon is part of the Marsoldarian Army’s Psychic Explosives Disposal Unit, charged with nullifying the numerous psi-bombs used in conflict. When the pirate gang known as Carasoga use a mindmine on Kraklet-7, he must help those affected — but in the process of defusing one, it’s exploded…
Outlier: Survivor Guilt
by T C Eglington (w) Karl Richardson (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Alliance Territory. PI Jared Carcer was hired to look into the murders of salvage ship the Outlier’s crew. The killer was a crew member called Caul, who’d been experimented on by alien race the Hurde, and turned into a vengeful being. Carcer and Caul teamed up to save Caul’s girlfriend Jess Miller and Carcer’s parents from a Hurde ark ship — but Carcer didn’t make it out, and now the Hurde are at war with mankind…
Anderson: Psi Division: The Candidate
by Emma Beeby (w) Nick Dyer (a) Richard Elson (c) Ellie De Ville (l)
Mega-City One, 2138 AD. Psi-Div is a section that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents — from precognition to exorcism, it deals with all manner of unusual crimes. Cassandra Anderson is Justice Department’s top telepath, and has recently taken rookie Psi-Judge Flowers under her wing. A danger pre-cog, who can foresee attacks, he’s the ideal bodyguard for a political target like mayoral candidate Carol Smart…