Coming Soon: Judge Dredd Megazine 445, lost droids interviewed!

The latest Judge Dredd Megazine is in comic shops and newsagents from Wednesday 15th June, featuring a dramatic Judge Anderson cover by Rachael Stott.

Judge Dredd Megazine 445 - cover by Rachael Stott

The cover is the perfect promotion to mark the return of Judge Anderson to the anthology title, as writer Maura McHugh and artist Lee Carter pick up on the aftermath of the story “Be Psi-ing You”, published in 2000AD Prog 2250, and finds Cass and fellow psi Corann Ryan being held under guard at Psi-Division.

Judge Dredd Megazine 445 - Judge Anderson

Don’t worry if you missed that issue of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic though – that story is reprinted in the bagged supplement (the Carter droid taking the opportunity to remaster his artwork to stunning effect), alongside 2019’s “The Dead Run” series.

This issue also sees the start of a new “Judge Dredd” story, “Regicide”, by Arthur Wyatt and Jake Lynch, which picks up right up after last month’s story, which ended with the lawman abandoned on the Black Atlantic seabed…

Judge Dredd Megazine 445 - Judge Dredd

Plus, don’t miss out on the the final instalment of “Diamond Dogs”, the
penultimate part of “Death Cap”, and the latest chapter
of the utterly brilliant “Lawless”.

Judge Dredd Megazine 445 - Lawless

There’s the usual smattering of features, too – Paul Cornell and Steve Yeowell reveal all about their new original graphic novel Three Little
Wishes
, plus Karl Stock talks to Garth Ennis, PJ Holden and
more about the new Battle-Action special

He also tracks down more veteran 2000AD creator droids for “Brief Constructs”, talking to them about their work for Tharg, before moving to other comics, including fantastic artist Ron Tiner, now 81, and writers Frances Lynn, Nicholas Barber, Stephen ‘Win’ Wiacek and Paul Kupperberg.

To be completely honest, I’d like to see an entire interview with Ron in future – he deserves greater recognition!

Judge Dredd Megazine 445

UK and DIGITAL: 15th June 2022 £5.99 (listed here at Forbidden Planet)
DIAMOND: APR221758
COVER: RACHAEL STOTT

In this issue: Judge Dredd: Regicide by Arthur Wyatt (w) Jake Lynch (a) Jim Boswell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
Death Cap: Part Seven by T.C. Eglington (w) Boo Cook (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Diamond Dogs III: Part 07 by James Peaty (w) Warren Pleece (a) Simon Bowland (l)
Anderson, PSI-Division: Dissolution by Dan Abnett (w) INJ Culbard (a) Simon Bowland
Lawless: Ballots Over Badrock: 07 by Dan Abnett (w) Phil Winslade (a) Jim Campbell (l)

• Available in print from: newsagents and comic book stores via Diamond | Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop & apps for iPad, Android and Windows 10

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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