More thrills abound in Megazine 439, with more new Dredd, the start of the final arc of Diamond Dogs, and brand new Death Cap, Surfer and Lawless!

MEG 439 out now

Judge Dredd Megazine 439 is out now!

A barnstorming line-up commences in this seasonal issue – indeed, you could say that this Meg kicks Xmass – as Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade reunite for the much-anticipated return of Lawless, John Wagner and Colin MacNeil take to the skies once more in new Mega-City series Surfer, we have the third and final arc of Brit-Cit gang thriller Diamond Dogs by James Peaty and Warren Pleece, and Blunt creators T.C. Eglington and Boo Cook collaborate again, this time on Cursed Earth-set revenge drama
Death Cap.

All this plus a complete Dredd story from Ken Niemand and Steven Austin, a Lenny Zero prose tale from Andy Diggle, and chats with former 2000 AD art editor Colin Wyatt and artist Stewart Kenneth Moore.

Wyatt’s colleague Doug Church – an integral part of the Galaxy’s Greatest’s visual development prior to publication forty-five years ago – is interviewed in a companion piece in Prog 2262, the bumper festive issue, which is also out right now, and equally unmissable. With the start of new series for Proteus Vex, Kingmaker, The Order and more, plus a Dredd starring some very familiar cameos, it’s a Thrill-packed Christmas all round!

Cover by Lee Carter

Script: Ken Niemand / Art: Steven Austin / Colours: Matt Soffe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Saviour!

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: T.C. Eglington/ Art: Boo Cook / Letters: Simon Bowland

DEATH CAP // Part One!

The Cursed Earth, 2143 AD. This blasted, irradiated wilderness covers much of what’s left of post-apocalyptic twenty-second century North America. Here, mutants exiled from living in the Mega-Cities scratch out a meagre existence in ramshackle townships. It’s also a place where someone seeking redemption can carve out a new life, and leave the old behind…

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

DIAMOND DOGS // III // Part One!

Brit-Cit, 2143 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’s also a Justice Dept informer, trying to buy her way out. Now, she’s working with Detective-Judge Armitage…

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

LAWLESS // Ballots Over Badrock // Part One!

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, Lawson’s decided to quit her post and run for mayor…

Script: John Wagner / Art: Colin MacNeil / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

SURFER // Part One!

Mega-City One, 2143 AD. Skysurfing is one of the most popular pastimes in the twenty-second century metropolis, a sport that requires a great deal of skill and agility. While it’s legal to fly at a proscribed height, low-level surfing – favoured by powerboarders that particpate in unregulated supersurf championships – is against the law and stomped on by the Judges…