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Rebellion Round Up: Counting down to The Day of Dredd!

The latest issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, 2000AD Prog 2146, is on sale in all good newsagents and comic shops today, with a smashing Judge Dredd cover from Paul Williams, coloured by Chris Blythe – and the countdown continues toward next week’s Day of Dredd celebrations…

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This issue of the weekly SF adventure comic marks just over one week to go to 7th September 2019 and The Day of Dredd, the explosive finale of a month of celebration, promotion and events honouring Britain’s biggest comic book export and a world icon.

Fans are being encouraged to participate by sharing their own personal memories of first encountering Dredd himself, or their favourite characters from his vast universe of stories using the hashtag #DAYOFDREDD – and as we previously reported, a number of signings in comic shops around the UK and beyond have been announced.

Comic book shops and libraries who send in evidence of their Day of Dredd displays will receive care-packages publisher Rebellion says are so good they should be illegal. The most imaginative winner will be awarded a Day of Dredd Golden Eagle certificate and receive a treasure trove of complimentary 2000AD goodies – including trade paperbacks, toys and merchandising rarities.

Judge Dredd first burst out of the pages of 2000AD back in 1977 and blasted his way deep into the pop culture consciousness of an entire generation. He’s been bringing the law to the mean streets of Mega-City One ever since, immortalised in over 40 years of stories. Every now and then it’s important to take a step back from serving up justice and remember your many bone-breaking achievements.

Coinciding with the event, Thursday 5th September sees the worldwide release of Rebellion’s collected edition of Judge Dredd: The Small House by Rob Williams and Henry Flint – the critically acclaimed and lauded thriller that is already being hailed as one of the classic Judge Dredd stories, with Mark Millar calling it: “one of the best runs ever”.

Judge Dredd Megazine 411
Also on sale now – Judge Dredd Megazine 411

The Small House mines Judge Dredd’s rich history, so now is a perfect time to dust off your Judge Dredd: The Complete Case-Files collections and catch-up on his greatest adventures!

• Participate in Day of Dredd by following #DAYOFDREDD and follow @2000AD on Twitter and @insta2000AD on Instagram

• 2000AD Prog 2146 is on sale now in all good newsagents and comics shops. Still on sale, too is The Vigilant: Legacyread our review here – and Judge Dredd Megazine 411, which includes a Defoe and Mind Wars supplements!

IN THIS PROG…

Judge Dredd – The Fall of Barbarbara Grimm (Part 1)
Writer: Mike Carroll Artist: Nick Dyer Colourist: Quinton Winter Letterer: Annie Parkhouse

Mega-City One, 2141 AD. Home to over 130 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. With the populace crammed into vast city blocks, unemployment is rife, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Only the Judges — a zero-tolerance police force empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!

2000AD 2146: Judge Dredd - The Fall of Barbarbara Grimm (Part 1)

Sinister Dexter – Dolores 4 Ever (Part 2)
Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Steve Yeowell Colourist: John Charles Letterer: Annie Parkhouse

Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER are the best triggers money can buy in the future city of Downlode. Having whacked Holy Moses Tanenbaum, a ganglord from an alternate dimension whose presence threatened the fabric of reality, they’ve found killing him reset the continuum, meaning no one knows who they are, apart from hacker Billi Octavo. Now, they’re getting back to business, working for the Lizard King…

2000AD 2146; Sinister Dexter - Dolores 4 Ever (Part 2)

Indigo Prime » Fall of the House of Vista (Part 8)
Writer: Kek-W Artist: Lee Carter Letterer: Ellie de Ville

The multiverse. There are an infinite number of parallel realities, and all need managing in case of dimensional instability. This is where INDIGO PRIME comes in, the multiverse’s troubleshooters, whose agents — recruited post-death — are trained to deal with space/time catastrophes. Now, following the Christhulhu event, in which Major Arcana forced the Lanzer Corporation into the open, IP’s HQ is breaking apart..

2000AD 2146 - Indigo Prime » Fall of the House of Vista (Part 8)

Tharg’s 3rillers Present – Red Road (Part 1)
Writer: Andi Ewington Artist: Ben Willsher Letterer: Simon Bowland

Three episodes, one complete, self-contained story — a condensed hit of super-charged Thrill-power beamed to you directly from the Nerve Centre! Mars, the near future. Mankind has successfully colonised the Red Planet, humanity building vast new communities on the dusty crimson plains. But they’re not alone, and their actions upon this frontier world have violent consequences…

2000AD 2146 - Tharg's 3rillers Present - Red Road (Part 1)

Jaegir » Valkyrie (Part 3)
Writer: Gordon Rennie Artist: Simon Coleby Colourist: Gary Caldwell Letterer: Ellie de Ville

The Greater Nordland Republic. While the Norts are currently engaged in a galaxy-wide war with the Souther forces, it falls to military officers such as Kapiten-Inspector Atalia JAEGIR of the Nordland State Security Police to investigate war criminals amongst her own ranks. She’s also suffering from the Strigoi curse, a fault in the Nort DNA that can bring out the beast within. Now, she’s in the hands of the Souther enemy…

2000AD 2146 - Jaegir » Valkyrie (Part 3)

• 2000AD Prog 2146 is on sale now in all good newsagents and comics shops. Still on sale, too is The Vigilant: Legacyread our review here – and Judge Dredd Megazine 411, which includes a Defoe and Mind Wars supplements!

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I’ve had a sneak peek at this and it looks absolutely amazing!

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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