More thrills abound in Megazine 431, with new Dredd, Deliverance, Megatropolis, Devlin Waugh and Diamond Dogs!

Judge Dredd Megazine 431 is out now!

This month we reach the final episode of Ken Niemand and Dave Taylor’s Megatropolis, another hugely popular series that commenced in last year’s thirtieth anniversary Meg, but, fear not, we’ll be returning to this beautifully realised alternate Mega-City at some point in the future.

Elsewhere, alongside the latest instalment of Deliverance, we have three new stories – Dredd learns that you don’t drokk with Bob, courtesy of Niemand and Ian Richardson; James Peaty and Warren Pleece reunite for another visit to the streets of Brit-Cit in Diamond Dogs II, following on from the debut series that ran in Megs 409-414; and we have another complete Devlin Waugh tale, The Lord of Lies, by Aleš Kot and Mike Dowling, setting up a major arc that starts next issue.

Plus there’s a chat with possibly heavy metal’s biggest Dredd fan, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, about Z2 Comics’ new project Among the Living, a graphic-novel adaptation of the seminal thrash album, which features Chris Weston drawing the ‘I am the Law’ story, scripted by Ian himself. Look out for it in May!

Cover by Dave Taylor

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Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Ian Richardson / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Don’t Drokk With Bob // 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


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 just been joined by a new partner in the shape of Amy Jara. Now, the Dredd vigilante has crashed the mayor’s ball…

Script: Aleš Kot⁣⁣ / Art: Mike Dowling / Letters: Simon Bowland

DEVLIN WAUGH // The Lord of Lies

Brit-Cit, 2142 AD. A freelance paranormal troubleshooter and exorcist for the Vatican, Devlin Waugh is the world’s foremost supernatural investigator. Despite becoming a vampire after getting bitten tackling an outbreak in an underwater prison, Devlin continues to enjoy the finer things in life. Having recently befriended a demon, Tittivillus, he’s become suspicious of it…

Script: James Peaty / Art: Warren Pleece / Letters: Simon Bowland

DIAMOND DOGS // Book Two // Part One!

Brit-Cit, 2142 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. Nia Jones used to run with the Diamond Dogs, but she was also a Justice Dept informer, often playing both sides against each other. Now, though, the Dogs have disbanded…

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


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, before Mega-City marines destroyed the planet. Death was trapped in a Boing® bubble, and has been recovered by the Mortarian cult…