More thrills abound in Megazine 436, with new Dredd, Devlin Waugh and Diamond Dogs and The Returners and Angelic!

MEG 436 out now

Judge Dredd Megazine 436 is out now!

Welcome to the September Megazine, and alongside the latest instalments of Devlin Waugh, Angelic and The Returners we have the final episode of Diamond Dogs II and a complete Dredd thriller from Rory McConville and Nick Dyer, How Do You
Solve a Problem Like Francisco?, that acts as an epilogue to the Project Providence storyline as Ol’ Stoney-Face assesses the fitness of Dan Francisco post-kidnapping.

We’ll be returning to the consequences of MC-1’s PP scandal, and its place in the global community, in McConville and Staz Johnson’s four-parter Praise Zort!, coming early next year. Elsewhere in this issue, we’ve got interviews with former editorial droid Simon Geller and designer turned prose novelist Rian Hughes, plus Rob Williams reveals the secrets of Out, his and Will Conrad’s new WWII/vampire title from US publishers AWA.

The Williams script-bot returns to Dredd in 2000 AD this month, partnering with Arthur Wyatt and Jake Lynch for the Atlantis-set The Hard Way, starting in jumping-on issue Prog 2250, where you’ll also find new series of Scarlet Traces, The Diaboliks, Pandora Perfect and, er, The Out! (Hmm, could this get confusing…?)

Cover by Paul Williams & Chris Blythe

Script: Rory McConville / Art: Nick Dyer / Colours: Gary Caldwell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // How Do You Solve A Problem Like Francisco!

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, the fallout continues from Project Providence and Francisco’s kidnapping…

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

THE RETURNERS// Amazonia // Part Five!

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 having been transported back to their home country, they seek a mysterious pyramid…

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

DEVLIN WAUGH // The Reckoning // Part Five!

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 given it up to Hell…

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

DIAMOND DOGS // Book Two // Part Six!

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 discovered her handler Judge Magellan’s secret…

Script: Gordon Rennie / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

ANGELIC // Restitution// Part Three!

The Texas City Radlands, 2077. He emerged out of the desolate wastelands without a name or able to remember much of his past. Injured, clearly fleeing from individuals who want to do him harm, all he could do was mouth the word ‘Angel’. Now, having made a home in the Cursed Earth with his adopted son Linc, he’s tracked the missing Varmint to the town of Restitution…