MEG 445 out now

Judge Dredd Megazine #445 is OUT NOW, with more thrills from Judge Dredd, Diamond Dogs, Death Cap, and Lawless – plus a new Judge Anderson story!

Writer Maura McHugh and artist Lee Carter pick up on the aftermath of the Be Psi-ing You one-off published in Prog 2250, and finds Cass and fellow psi Corann Ryan being held under guard at Psi-Division. To keep you up to speed, that story is reprinted in this month’s bagged supplement (the Carter droid taking the opportunity to remaster his artwork to stunning effect) alongside 2019’s The Dead Run series.

Last month’s Dredd story ended with the lawman abandoned on the Black Atlantic seabed, and this Meg we discover what happened to him in the opening episode of Regicide by Arthur Wyatt and Jake Lynch. In addition to that there’s the final instalment of Diamond Dogs, the penultimate part of Death Cap, and the latest chapter of Lawless, plus Paul Cornell and Steve Yeowell reveal all about their new original graphic novel Three Little Wishes, Karl Stock talks to Garth Ennis, PJ Holden and more about the Battle Action special, and he also tracks down more of those 2000 AD creator droids that dropped out of the prog. A packed issue for sure – enjoy, creeps!

Judge Dredd Megazine #445 is out now from all good newsagents and comic book stores, plus digitally from our webshop and apps! Don’t forget that if you buy an issue of the Megazine in the first month of its release then postage in the UK is free!

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Cover by Rachael Stott

Script: Arthur Wyatt / Art: Jake Lynch / Colours: Jim Boswell / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

JUDGE DREDD // Regicide // Part One!

Mega-City One, 2144 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 180 million citizens. Crime is rampant, and 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 was abandoned at the bottom of the Black Atlantic…


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

DEATH CAP // Part Seven!

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 Seven!

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: Maura McHugh / Art: Lee Carter / Letters: Annie Parkhouse

ANDERSON, PSI DIVISION // Dissolution // Part Six!

Psi-Division is a section within Justice Department that deals with supernatural threats, and its operatives all have psychic powers, from telepathy and precognition to psychokinesis and witchery. Cassandra Anderson is one of the division’s most experienced and powerful officers, and now she’s in trouble with her superiors, having let a friend abscond…


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

LAWLESS // Ballots Over Badrock // Part Seven!

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 in charge, Lawson tried to run for mayor, but she failed to secure the vote…


Script: Alan Grant, Maura McHugh / Art: Jake Lynch, Patrick Goddard, Lee Carter / Letters: Simon Bowland, Annie Parkhouse, Jim Campbell

BAGGED GRAPHIC NOVEL // Anderson, Psi Division: The Dead Run

CASSANDRA ANDERSON AND FELLOW PSIJUDGE CORANN RYAN HAVE BEEN TASKED with leading a squad of psi-cadets into the Cursed Earth to investigate a supernatural threat that’s been preying on mutants. Have these young rookies got what it takes to survive…? A thrilling paranormal adventure from writer Maura McHugh (Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder) and artist Patrick Goddard (Judge Dredd), plus there’s further stories by Alan Grant (Batman), Jake Lynch (Proteus Vex) and Lee Carter (Angelic)!