Judge Dredd Megazine 443 is OUT NOW, with more thrills abound from Dredd, Diamond Dogs, Death Cap, Surfer and Lawless!

MEG 443 out now

Judge Dredd Megazine 443 is out now!

We trust that you all enjoyed the forty-fifth anniversary online convention last month as an extraordinary number of guests from the world of comics and beyond were assembled to talk all things 2000 AD. If you missed any of the panels, fear not, they’re up on the Galaxy’s Greatest’s YouTube channel for you to peruse at your leisure.

Meanwhile, this month Rebellion is expanding its publishing empire with the first issue of Monster Fun, the old IPC humour title reborn for the twenty-first century as an ongoing bi-monthly anthology, ideal for kids looking for some Easter holiday entertainment. You can find all the info on how to subscribe at monsterfun.co.uk!

Elsewhere, we’ve got the final part of current Dredd thriller Praise Zort, the penultimate instalment of Surfer, and all the latest action in Brit-Cit, Badrock and the Cursed Earth in Diamond Dogs, Lawless and Death Cap.

Alas, some sad news reached us just before this Meg went to press in that V.C.s and Dredd artist Garry Leach had died, aged sixty-seven. A supremely talented creator, his pages were full of character and texture, and he’ll be very much missed. A full obit in next month’s issue

Cover by Pye Parr

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

JUDGE DREDD // Praise Zort! // Part Four!

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 Five!

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 Five!

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 Five!

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 Five!

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, but the movie’s a scam…