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Preview: Judge Dredd Megazine #439

Judge Dredd Megazine 439 closes out 2021 with the much-anticipated return of Dan Abnett and Phil Winslades Lawless - one of our personal favourite series, as Winslade's art is unreal. Elsewhere, John Wagner and Colin MacNeil take to the skies once more in new Mega-City series Surfer, there's 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.

  • UK and DIGITAL: 15 December £5.99
  • NORTH AMERICA: 22 January £10.99
  • DIAMOND: SEP211703
  • COVER: LEE CARTER

Judge Dredd Megazine 439

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: Saviour
by Ken Niemand (writer) Steven Austin (artist) Matt Soffe (colourist) Annie Parkhouse (letterer)

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! 

Judge Dredd: Saviour

Death Cap
by TC Eglington (writer) Boo Cook (artist) Simon Bowland (letterer)

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...

Death Cap

Diamond Dogs III
by James Peaty (writer) Warren Please (artist) Simon Bowland (letterer)

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... 

Diamond Dogs III

Lawless: Ballots Over Badrock
by Dan Abnett (writer), Phil Windslade (artist) Jim Campbell (letterer)

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...

Lawless: Ballots Over Badrock

Surfer
by John Wagner (writer) Colin MacNeil (artist) Chris Blythe (colourist) Annie Parkhouse (letterer)

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...

Surfer

Bagged graphic novel: Judge Dredd: Christmas is Cancelled
Interview: Colin Wyatt by Karl Stock

Judge Dredd: Christmas is Cancelled

Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond
Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop and apps for iPad, Android, Windows 10

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