Preview: Judge Dredd Megazine 462

by Benjamin Williams
13th November, 2023
3 minutes

Galen Demarco, a former judge turned private investigator, is back after a four-year hiatus with a new case in Judge Dredd Megazine 462 - "A Picture Paints", by Laura Bailey and Rob Richardson. Additionally, the issue features a complete Dredd thriller penned by Ian Edginton and illustrated by Mike Collins. There is also another flashback to 2099 in "The Multitronic Man" by Arthur Wyatt and Jake Lynch. Finally, "Lawless" reaches the penultimate episode of its current arc, with a double-length finale scheduled for the next issue.

In this month's spotlight feature, the Megazine highlights two book projects that PJ Holden is working on. He collaborates with John Reppion on Fascinating Folklore, which is a guide to various legends from around the world. Additionally, he illustrates the first Skulduggery Pleasant graphic novel, Bad Magic, scripted by Derek Landy, the creator of the YA series.

There is also an exclusive interview with Rob Williams and Pye Parr about their new Image comic, Petrol Head. And Karl Stock, a regular Meg contributor, gives an unmissable look at Comic Book Punks, which sheds light on the creative comics boom from the mid-seventies to the early nineties.

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Judge Dredd Megazine 462

In Judge Dredd Megazine 462

Judge Dredd: Old Soldiers

Writer: Ian Edginton
Art: Mike Collins
Colours: Jim Boswell
Letters: Jim Campbell

Mega-City One, 2145 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 200 million citizens, with the irradiated Cursed Earth to the west and the toxic Black Atlantic to the east. Crime is rampant, and stemming the tide of chaos are the Judges. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!

Judge Dredd: Old Soldiers

Spector: Incorruptible

Writer: John Wagner
Art: Dan Cornwell
Colours: Dylan Teague
Letters: Jim Campbell

In a near-future US city, corruption within the branches of government has reached unsustainable levels. City Hall is rotten to the core, and the police force is equally on the take. To that end, Spector is created, a robot detective – beyond bribery and untainted by potential malfeasance – charged with rooting out criminal elements. But the android inspector is making many enemies...

Spector: Incorruptible

Mega-City 2099: The Multitronic Man

Writer: Arthur Wyatt
Art: Jake Lynch
Letters: Jim Campbell

Mega-City One, 2099 AD. Before the Judges took complete control of the metropolis, there were two strands of law enforcement – regular uniformed cops did much of the day-to-day policing, while the helmeted Judges were called upon to pass judgement on certain criminals, their vested powers giving them the ability to dispense on-the-spot sentences...

Mega-City 2099: The Multitronic Man

The Exterminator by Garry Leach (a)

Rogue Trooper: Last Man Standing by Brian Buckley (w) Alberto Ponticelli (a) Stephen Downer (c) Tom B. Long (l)

Johnny Red: The Ghost Lands by Garth Ennis (w) Keith Burns (a) Jason Wordie (c) Rob Steen (l)

DeMarco, PI: A Picture Paints

Writer: Laura Bailey
Art: Rob Richardson
Letters: Simon Bowland

Mega-City One, 2145 AD. Galen DeMarco was once a Judge, a rising star operating out of the corrupt dumping ground that was Sector House 301. But she quit the force after one romantic indiscretion too many and set herself up as a private investigator. Now, a recent case that ended with her fighting for her life has left her scarred, but ready to take on new clients...

DeMarco, PI: A Picture Paints

Lawless: Most Wanted

Writer: Dan Abnett
Art: Phil Winslade
Letters: Simon Bowland

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, she’s revealed that she’s been working undercover, and is leading a raid against Fugly’s outfit...

Lawless: Most Wanted

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