More thrills abound in Megazine 438, with new Dredd, Devlin Waugh, The Returners and Angelic! Plus a Tale From the Black Museum!

MEG 438 out now

Judge Dredd Megazine 438 is out now!

Angelic, Devlin Waugh and The Returners all wrap up this issue, plus we have a complete Judge Dredd thriller from Ian Edginton and Dave Taylor, and another eerie Tale From the Black Museum, courtesy of Paul Starkey and Nick Dyer, allowing for a fantastic all-new line-up to start in next month’s Xmas Meg.

Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade reunite for the much-anticipated next series of Lawless, Ballots Over Badrock; having chronicled some of Chopper’s most iconic moments, John Wagner and Colin MacNeil take to the Mega-City skies once again for Surfer as the latest generation of powerboarders become embroiled in a criminal enterprise; we’re back in Brit-Cit for the third and final series of Diamond Dogs, courtesy of regular creators James Peaty and Warren Pleece; and Blunt collaborators T.C. Eglington and Boo Cook team up for the Cursed Earth-set revenge drama Death Cap.

All this, and of course Ol’ Stoney-Face greets the festive season with about as much goodwill as you’d imagine in Saviour by Ken Niemand and Steven Austin. Lots to enjoy as we leave 2021 – and there are plenty more surprises to come in the new year!

Cover by Dave Taylor

Script: Ian Edginton / Art: Dave Taylor / Letters: Annie Parkhouse


Mega-City One, 2143 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 160 million citizens. Unemployment is endemic, 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!

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

THE RETURNERS// Amazonia // Part Seven!

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 finally confront Irmazahina…

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

DEVLIN WAUGH // The Reckoning // Part Seven!

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: Paul Starkey / Art: Nick Dyer / Letters: Simon Bowland


Mega-City One, 2143 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…

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

ANGELIC // Restitution// Part Five!

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…