Judge Dredd Megazine to honour Carlos Ezquerra

Monthly title to pay tribute to late co-creator of Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog with collection of stories from across his 40-year career with the Galaxy's Greatest Comic

3 weeks ago

The Judge Dredd Megazine is to pay tribute to the late, great Carlos Ezquerra with a special reprint edition featuring just some of his key works.

Ezquerra, who co-created Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog, died unexpectedly on 1st October after a battle with lung cancer.

As part of Rebellion's plans to honour Ezquerra and his legacy, Megazine #402 will include an extended obituary and will come bagged with a special reprint edition featuring seven stories spanning his 41-year career with 2000 AD.

This will include Bank Raid, the 'first' Judge Dredd story that was not published until years later. Ezquerra famously walked away from his creation for several years after learning the first Dredd story in 2000 AD Prog 2 was not one drawn by him.

Matt Smith, editor of 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, said: "Carlos' death was a profound shock, not just to everyone at 2000 AD but also to his fans across the world. This small collection of his stories shows not just his evolution as an artist but also a sense of his incredibly consistent quality over more than four decades."

Judge Dredd Megazine #402 will be available from all good comic book shops and newsagents - as well as 2000 AD's webshop and apps - on 21st November. It can be ordered from comic book stores via Diamond Distribution using code SEP181944.

The bagged edition will include:

Judge Dredd: Bank Raid
Script: John Wagner and Pat Mills
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
The original ‘first’ Dredd story that wasn’t published in 2000 AD

Judge Dredd: Halloween
Script: John Wagner
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Tom Frame
Originally published in Judge Dredd Annual 1984

Strontium Dog: Incident on Zeta
Script: Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Gordon Robson
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 573

Future Shock: A Close Encounter of the Fatal Kind
Script: Alan Grant
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Pete Knight
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 102

Judge Dredd: By Private Contract
Script: John Wagner
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 2000 (2016)

What if… Max Bubba Hadn’t Killed Wulf?
Writer: Alan Grant
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Ellie De Ville
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 1772

Tharg the Mighty: This is Your Life
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Jack Potter
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 155