To celebrate thirty megnificent years we’ve got a bumper Megazine for you, with brand new Dredd, Judge Anderson, The Returners, Dark Judges and Lawless, plus new thrills in the form of Dreadnoughts and Megatropolis!

Judge Dredd Megazine 424 is out now!

ON 15 SEPTEMBER 1990 THE FUTURE LAWMAN GOT HIS OWN MONTHLY TITLE
CALLED JUDGE DREDD: THE MEGAZINE. THIRTY YEARS LATER, THE MIGHTY MEG is still here, still exploring the world of Mega-City One and beyond.

The anthology has played host to all manner of extraordinary characters and series, from Devlin Waugh to Jack Point, from Shimura to Insurrection, created by a supremely talented legion of writers and artists.

It’s testament to them – and of course to you, the loyal Dreddheads out there – that we’re able to celebrate those three decades with this bumper birthday issue, and it’s a stunning line-up that shows the Meg is still the comics powerhouse in 2020.

The legacy of America Jara rears its head again in Judge Dredd: The Victims of Bennett Beeny by John Wagner, Colin MacNeil and Dan Cornwell; the Dark Judges are back in Deliverance by David Hine and Nick Percival; we debut the exciting new series Megatropolis by Ken Niemand and Dave Taylor, and Dreadnoughts by Mike Carroll and John Higgins; The Returners show up in Brit-Cit in Heartswood by Si Spencer and Nicolo Assirelli; plus we have a complete Anderson story by Maura McHugh and Steven Austin, and Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade bring us a very special fiftieth episode of Lawless.

All this, and we mark the return of Battle. Enjoy, creeps, enjoy!

Judge Dredd Megazine 424 is now available from all good comic book shops and newsagents – as well as 2000 AD‘s webshop and apps.

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 Greg Staples

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Script: John Wagner / Art: Colin Macneill & Dan Cornwell / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // The Victims of Bennett Beeny / Part One!

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 million citizens, this urban hell is situated
along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, with the irradiated wasteland
known as the Cursed Earth to the west. Unemployment is rife, boredom universal and
crime is rampant. Tensions rest on a knife-edge and only the zero-tolerance Judges can
stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!


Script: Kenneth Niemand / Art: Dave Taylor / Letters: Jim Campbell

MEGATROPOLIS / Part One!

NEW STORY! Imagine a Mega-City One from an alternate timeline – less the gleaming
metropolis of the twenty-second century but instead an art deco retro-future variation. Joe Rico is the one good cop in a police department riddled with corruption, and he’s about to get a new partner in the shape of Amy Jara…


Script: Dan Abnett / Art: Phil Winslade / Letters: Jim Campbell

LAWLESS // Badrock Melody

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 funded Badrock. Now, with the SJS also running things, mayoral elections are in the offing…


Script: Mike Carroll / Art: John Higgins / Colours: Sally Hurst / Simon Bowland

DREADNOUGHTS // Breaking Ground / Part One

NEW STORY! USA, 2035 AD. The new Justice Department is still in its early years, with
Judges working alongside the police, military and the government, though Fargo’s people are slowly taking over. It’s proving an explosive transition, with many citizens – and more than a few cops – unhappy with these helmeted officers taking to the streets…

Script: Maura McHugh / Art: Steven Austin / Colours: Barbara Nosenzo / Letters: Simon Bowland

ANDERSON, PSI DIVISION // No Country for Old PSIs

Mega-City One, 2142 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. Cassandra Anderson is Justice Department’s top telepath, and has been instrumental in defending the city from numerous foes…

Script: Si Spencer / Art: Nicolo Assirelli / Colours: Eva de la Cruz / Letters: Simon Bowland

THE RETURNERS // HEARTSWOOD / Part One

Brit-Cit, 2142 AD. Four different people in Ciudad Barranquilla – 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, they’ve fled to Brit-Cit, hoping to find a way to escape their curse…

Script: David Hine / Art: Nick Percival / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

DARK JUDGES // DELIVERANCE / Part One

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. They subsequently also decimated a colony, Dominion, and when marines were sent in, they were joined by Fear. Dominion was destroyed, and Death was trapped in a Boing® bubble…