Judge Dredd Megazine 442 is OUT NOW, with more thrills abound from Dredd, Diamond Dogs, Death Cap, Surfer and Lawless!

MEG 442 out now

Judge Dredd Megazine 442 is out now!

As you’d expect with 2000 AD having just celebrated its forty-fifth birthday, there’s lots going on in the House of Tharg this month, not least a very exciting online convention across the weekend of 26-27 March featuring a stunning line-up of special
guests from the world of comics and beyond.

Expect to see the likes of John Wagner, Garth Ennis, Sean Phillips, Alex De Campi, John McCrea, and Dan Cornwell alongside
Robin Ince, Ian Rankin, Mitch Benn, Dane Baptiste, and more to be announced. Head over to 2000AD.com, where there’ll be panels, interviews, announcements and exclusive merchandise!

Alas, some sad news reached us at the beginning of February that veteran Ro-Busters and Dan Dare artist Ian Kennedy had died, aged eighty-nine. An extraordinary talent, whose war-comics art is instantly recognisable, he had a remarkable career, drawing everything from Spitfires to spaceships, and numerous creators pay tribute to him in Karl Stock’s obituary this issue. Elsewhere, Karl also tracks down some of those writers and artists that briefly appeared in the GGC over the last four and a half
decades, and sees what they’re up to now. Enjoy, creeps!

Cover by Phil Winslade

Script: Rory McConville / Art: Staz Johnson / Colours: Chris Blythe / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Praise Zort! // Part Three!

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! Now, he’s in Profundia to secure support for a vital vote…

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

DEATH CAP // Part Four!

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. Former Judge Anita Goya’s family have been massacred, and she’s gone on the hunt for the perpetrators, but she’s been infected with a fungal virus…

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

DIAMOND DOGS // III // Part Four!

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: Phil Winslade / Letters: Jim Campbell

LAWLESS // Ballots Over Badrock // Part Four!

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 Four!

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. Young Zane Perks is a particularly gifted surfer, and has just auditioned to be in a movie recreating the famous Supersurf 7. He’s won the part as the stunt stand-in for the lead actor…