More thrills abound in Megazine 433, with new Dredd, Deliverance, Devlin Waugh and Diamond Dogs and The Returners!

MEG 433 out now

Judge Dredd Megazine 433 is out now!

The latest Dark Judges epic Deliverance comes to its thrilling finale this issue, suitably marked by another spectacular wraparound cover by series artist Nick Percival.

Elsewhere, we have the start of a new Judge Dredd story, Project Providence, by Rory McConville and Staz Johnson, picking up on plot threads from last year’s The Fugitive, plus there’s the latest instalments of Devlin Waugh, Diamond Dogs and The Returners.

In addition, we have a chat with the creative teams behind this summer’s pair of specials – Alec Worley and Dani spill the beans on Black Beth and the Devils of Al-Kadesh, a fantasy saga featuring the character that sprang out of Scream!, which hits the racks at the end of this month; and Mike Carroll, Maura McHugh and Liam Johnson reveal all about the 2021 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special, out 7 July, a Dreddverse-centric collection of tales linked by over-arching narrative.

On a final note, we were saddened to hear last month that Dave Evans had died. Often credited as Bolt-01, he was the editor of 2000 AD fanzines Zarjaz, Dogbreath and Futurequake, and a friendly and enthusiastic regular at conventions. He’ll be much missed. RIP, Bolt.

Cover by Nick Percival

Script: Rory McConville / Art: Staz Johnson / Colours: Pippa Bowland / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Project Providence // 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! Now, Tek-Div has been utilising scientists from other cities to develop chrono-tech…

Script: Si Spencer / Art: Nicolo Assirelli / Colours: Eva de la Cruz / Letters: Jim Campbell

THE RETURNERS// Amazonia // Part Two!

South-Am, 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 encounter supernatural entities. Now, after being trapped in a eerie house in Brit-Cit, they’ve been transported back to their home country…

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

DEVLIN WAUGH // The Reckoning // Part Two!

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 Three!

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, she’s been given the opportunity to kill the man who murdered her father…

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

DARK JUDGES // Deliverance // Part Ten!

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. Rescued by the Mortarian death-cult, the creatures are worshipped as gods…