WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE!
October is a month often associated with the supernatural, so naturally it’s the ideal time to release the latest Scream special, which should be hitting retailers’ shelves even as you read these words.
Rather than the anthologies for the previous two years, Scream Presents The Thirteenth Floor: Home Sweet Home is an all-new 48-pager singularly devoted to Maxwell Towers, and picks up the story from the last two instalments.
Scripted once again by Guy Adams, it features a remarkably diverse cast of artists, including John Stokes, Kelley Jones, Abigail Harding, Vince Locke, Tom Paterson and more.
Elsewhere, there’s a complete Dredd and a Black Museum tale alongside Diamond Dogs, The Returners and Anderson, Psi-Div, a chat with new Defoe artist Stewart K. Moore, a look at Osprey Games’ latest 2000 AD release Helter Skelter, and a tribute to Medivac 318 artist Nigel Dobbyn, who sadly died suddenly last month at the age of fifty-six. Respected and admired by all who knew his work, he will be much missed.
Judge Dredd Megazine 413 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!
JUDGE DREDD // BAD WIRING
T. C. Eglington (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. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. 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!
BLACK MUSEUM // TAINTED LOVE
Rory McConville (w) Joe Palmer (a) Ellie De Ville (l)
Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Deep in the heart of the Grand Hall of Justice lies the Black Museum, Justice Department’s permanent exhibition of the relics from bygone crimes. Whether it’s a notorious serial killer’s trophies or the weapons of the Dark Judges, the violent history of the Big Meg is laid bare here. Let undead guide Henry Dubble show you around…
DIAMOND DOGS // PART FIVE
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…
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 near-death experiences, and as a consequence are capable of dealing with the supernatural. Now, in the ruins of amuseument park Chandhu they’ve discovered something’s been buried…
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, 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…