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Preview: Judge Dredd Megazine #440

Judge Dredd Megazine 440 contains more of the same this month as we've got the stunning second parts of Death Cap, Surfer, Diamond Dogs III and Lawless, plus a new Dredd thriller starts in the shape of Praise Zort by Rory McConville and Staz Johnson, who are picking up the storyline in the aftermath of last year's Project Providence, where Mega-City One was caught red-handed using time-travel tech to steal the march on other nations.

Also included this month is the start of the Hawk the Slayer sequel by the stellar creative team of Garth Ennis and Henry Flint, which was announced back in November. This five-issue arc will be bagged with every Megazine for a bit.

  • UK and DIGITAL: 19 January 2022 £5.99
  • NORTH AMERICA: 16 February $10.99
  • DIAMOND: NOV211627
  • COVER: Stewart Kenneth Moore (artist)

Judge Dredd Megazine #440

In this issue:

Judge Dredd: Praise Zort
by Rory McConville (writer) Staz Johnson (artist) Chris Blythe (colourist) Annie Parkhouse (letterer)

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. 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: Praise Zort

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

The Cursed Earth, 2144 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 masscred, and she’s gone on the hunt for the perpetrators...

Death Cap

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

Brit-Cit, 2144 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, 2144 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 audtioned to be in a movie recreating the famous Supersurf 7. He’s won the part as the stunt stand-in for the lead actor...

Surfer

Interview: Steve White by Karl Stock

New comics: Hawk the Slayer by Karl Stock
Bagged graphic novel: Hawk the Slayer #1 by Garth Ennis (writer) Henry Flint (artist) Rob Steen (letterer)

Hawk the Slayer #1

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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