Cover by Jake Lynch


In this month’s zarjaz meg we’ve got the thrilling final instalments of The Red Queen’s Gambit and DeMarco, P.I. plus more Diamond Dogs, The Returners and Anderson, Psi-Div!

Rebellion’s genre fiction imprint Abaddon has been expanding its range of 2000 AD titles in recent years, and in this month’s meg we chat to the authors behind a couple of the newest titles!

Firstly Judge Anderson: Year Two, in which Mega-City’s top telepath has been handed to Danie Ware, Laurel Sills and Zina Hutton to chart cases from Cass’s formative years, and secondly Scarlet Traces, an Ian Edginton-edited shared-world anthology in which writers like Stephen Baxter, Emma Beeby, Adam Roberts and more get to explore this post War of the Worlds universe!

Look out too this month for The Fall of Deadworld: Red Mosquito, the first novella in a trilogy of terrifying tales set in the same apocalyptic continuity as Kek-W and Dave Kendall’s popular strip.

Those selfsame creators are back in the Galaxy’s Greatest on 25 September for Doomed, the latest arc in the Dark Judges saga, joining brand-new stories for Dredd, Hope, Defoe and Brink in the bumper 48-page jumping-on issue Prog 2150, which you most certainly won’t want to miss.

See you in thirty, citizens!

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Arthur 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 battling a clone of Sov agent Orlok, lieutenant to Euro criminal the Red Queen…

DEMARCO, P.I. // AN EYE… – Part Three

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 P.I. Now, having been approached by prospective client Charlu Chetcutti to keep an eye on his paranoid mother, DeMarco investigates her death…


James Peaty (w) Warren Pleece (a) 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…


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…


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, it is at the forefront in the war against supernatural crime. Cass Anderson is the division’s top telepath, and together with fellow Psi-Judge Corann Ryan she’s leading a group of psi-cadets on their Hotdog Run…