Former Judge turned Private Investigator Galen DeMarco returns this issue after a four-year absence with a new case, A Picture Paints, by Laura Bailey and Rob Richardson, plus we have a complete Dredd thriller from Ian Edginton and Mike Collins, another flashback to Mega-City 2099 in The Multitronic Man by Arthur Wyatt and Jake Lynch, and Lawless hits the penultimate episode of its current arc (don’t miss the double-length finale next issue!).
Elsewhere, PJ Holden is coincidentally the artist on two book projects we turn the spotlight on this month – he collaborates with John Reppion on Fascinating Folklore, an around-the-world guide to various legends, and he also illustrates the first Skulduggery Pleasant graphic novel, Bad Magic, scripted by the YA series’ creator Derek Landy.
Plus we chat to Rob Williams and Pye Parr about their new Image comic Petrol Head, and regular Meg contributor Karl Stock lifts the lid on Comic Book Punks, his unmissable look at the writers, artists and editors that shaped the creative comics boom from the mid seventies to the early nineties. All that and annuals are back! Enjoy, citizens, enjoy…
Cover: Alex Ronald
- Judge Dredd - Old Soldiers (Ian Edginton - Mike Collins)
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!
- Spector - Incorruptible (Part 8) (John Wagner - Dan Cornwell)
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…
- Mega-City 2099 - The Multitronic Man (Arthur Wyatt - Jake Lynch)
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…
- Rogue Trooper - Part 4 (Brian Buckley - Alberto Ponticelli)
Nu-Earth, just another planet ravaged by a galaxy-wide war, its atmosphere poisoned by chemical weapons. Created to fight in such conditions were the G.I.s – genetically engineered infantrymen. But now only one remains, the man known as… Rogue Trooper!
- Johnny Red - Part 7 (Garth Ennis - Keith Burns)
Legendary British fighter ace, Johnny ‘Red’ Redburn, returns once more as the commander of the Falcons – a Russian fighter squadron battling the Nazis in the skies over Stalingrad. But dogfighting Messerschmitts is about to become the least of his troubles when the NVKD – the notorious Soviet secret police – come calling!
- Demarco, PI - A Picture Paints (Part 1) (Laura Bailey - Rob Richardson)
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…
- Lawless - Most Wanted (Part 7) (Dan Abnett - Phil Winslade)
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…