TWO NEW STORIES START THIS ISSUE, FEATURING CREATORS MAKING THEIR MEGAZINE DEBUT – Cover star Psi-Judge Anderson is back in a new Cursed Earth adventure, The Dead Run, scripted by Maura McHugh and with art from Patrick Goddard; and Mega-City private investigator Galen DeMarco returns with Laura Bailey on writing duties, and pencils and inks courtesy of Paul Williams.
With Anderson now starring in her own strips both here and currently over in 2000 AD (Emma Beeby and Spanish artist Aneke are handling Cass’s caseload in the prog), we thought we’d make it an Anderson-focused month by reprinting some of her most recent stories in the back-up GN, including Maura’s first spin with the character from last year’s Sci-Fi Special.
The Irish writer also chats about her work with Karl Stock this issue, as does Aneke and two other creators new to the Galaxy’s Greatest, Brian Corcoran and Erica Schultz. Add to that interviews with The Kitchen writer Ollie Masters and Speed’s Barrie Tomlinson, plus the second thrilling instalments of Judge Dredd: The Red Queen’s Gambit, Diamond Dogs and The Returners: Chandhu, and you’ve got another packed Meg. Enjoy!
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Cover by Mike Dowling
JUDGE DREDD // THE RED QUEEN’S GAMBIT
Arhtur Wyatt (w) Jake Lynch (a) John Charles (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, empowered to dispense instant justice. Toughest of all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law! Now, Dredd’s travelled to the Mediterranean Free States to gain info on a Euro-Cit crime outfit…
DEMARCO, P.I. // AN EYE…
Laura Bailey (w) Paul Williams (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Galen DeMarco was once a Judge, a rising star operating out of the corrupt dumping ground that was Sector House 301. But she quit the force after one romantic indiscretion too many and set herself up as a private investigator. Although the heir to a fortune, she lost much of her cash in one of her last cases, so is keen to take on any client…
DIAMOND DOGS // PART ONE
James Peaty (w) Warren Pleece Simon Bowland (l)
Brit-Cit, 2141 AD. The remnants of old Britain still exist alongside the twenty-second century Mega-City, and these ruins are fought over by the Brit-Cit street gangs, who see them as valuable territory. Jimmy Slick’s Diamond Dogs is one such outfit, making a name for themselves in the criminal underworld. But Jimmy’s lieutenant, Nia Jones, is an informant for the Judges…
THE RETURNERS // CHANDHU
Si Spencer (w) Nicolo Assirello (a) Eva De La Cruz (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Ciudad Barranquilla, 2141 AD. Four different people – academic Barrancourt, ex-Judge Mineiro, gangbanger Correira, and transgender street-walker Chavez – all awoke from neardeath experiences, and as a consequence are capable of dealing with the supernatural. Now, they’ve been tasked with rescuing a Sino citizen from the Mongolian Free Zone…
ANDERSON, PSI DIVISION // THE DEAD RUN
Maura McHugh (w) Patrick Goddard (a) Pippa Mather (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Psi-Division is a section of Justice Department that specialises in Judges with accentuated psychic talents – from precognition to exorcism, projection to pyrokineticism, it is at the forefront in the war against supernatural crime. Cassandra Anderson is the division’s top telepath, and one of its most experienced operatives…