Preview: Judge Dredd Megazine #468

by Benjamin Williams
13th May, 2024
3 minutes

In Judge Dredd Megazine #468, Dreadnoughts is back! That's right, we're going back to the early days of the Justice Department with "Nothing to Fear" by Mike Carroll and John Higgins. Also featured are a new case for Harrower Squad, a comical Dredd thriller, the finale to DeMarco, P.I.: No Smoke, and the latest instalment of Armitage.

Hookjaw concludes this month, and a new IDW Dredd mini-series titled "Toxic" begins. Starting next month, two new stories will be added, providing more original content in the Meg for no extra cost.

Elsewhere, Karl Stock chats with a further bunch of creators who’ve dropped out of 2000 AD for one reason or another in the fifth chapter of the Where Are They Now? series. He also talks to one of our favourite comics people, artist Laura Helsby, and the art duo RM Guéra and Giulia Brusco. The duo worked on the comic "Rend & Tear With Tooth & Claw," which just finished in the prog.

  • UK and DIGITAL: 15 May £6.99
  • NORTH AMERICA: 19 June $13.99
  • DIAMOND: MAR241874
  • COVER: JOHN HIGGINS

Judge Dredd Megazine #468 cover

In Megazine #468

Judge Dredd: Body Shots

Writer: Ian Edginton
Art: D'Israeli
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Mega-City One, 2146 AD. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to over 200 million citizens, bordered by the irradiated Cursed Earth to the west and the toxic Black Atlantic to the east. Tensions run a knife-edge and crime is rampant. Stemming the tide of chaos are the Judges. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd – he is the Law!

Judge Dredd: Body Shots

Demarco, PI: No Smoke

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

Mega-City One, 2146 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, she’s taken on a case investigating possible stolen items in a black-market auction, but she’s been set up...

Demarco, PI: No Smoke

Armitage: Bullets for an Old Man

Writer: Liam Johnson
Art: Warren Pleece
Letters: Jim Campbell

Brit-Cit, 2146 AD. While the UK equivalent of Mega-City One has its own Judge force, it’s retained its CID plainclothes division, of which Detective Inspector Armitage was one of its veteran officers. Now a consultant, Armitage hasn’t lost his surly demeanour and distrust of authority – and the case he’s been brought on to has links to his past...

Armitage: Bullets for an Old Man

Robot Archie's Time Machine by E. George Cowan (w) Ted Kearon (a)

Hookjaw by Si Spurrier (w) Conor Boyle (a) Giulia Brusco (c) Rob Steen (l)

Judge Dredd: Toxic by Paul Jenkins (w) Marco Castiello (a) Jason Millet (c) Shawn Lee (l)

Harrower Squad: Urban Rotation

Writer: David Baillie
Art: Steve Yeowell
Colours: Chris Blythe
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

Cal-Hab, 2146 AD. This wild area north of Brit-Cit has become notorious as a dumping ground for the world’s radioactive waste, and as a consequence much of it outside the major conurbations such as Glascal is an inhospitable wasteland populated by mutant tribes. Patrolling the wilderness are heavy-weapons Judge teams like Harrower Squad...

Harrower Squad: Urban Rotation

New! Dreadnoughts: Nothing to Fear

Writer: Mike Carroll
Art: John Higgins
Colours: Sally Hurst
Letters: Simon Bowland

USA, 2035 AD. The new Justice Department is still in its early years, with Judges working alongside the police. It’s proving an explosive transition, with many citizens – and more than a few cops – unhappy with these helmeted officers taking to the streets. Boulder, Colorado, has been a recent flashpoint, and now the Judges’ influence is spreading wider...

Dreadnoughts: Nothing to Fear

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