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Print Edition - 29th Dec 2009
The Red Seas » The Hollow Land (Part 6)
1775. Captain Jack Dancer and his motley crew were one of the most infamous band of pirates sailing the southern seas. But wanted by the British Navy and exiled from their home on New Providence Island, they sought adventure elsewhere...
Tharg's Future Shocks » Optimal (Part 1)
Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number of stories waiting to be told. From chronicles of the lowliest swamp denizens in backwater galaxies to the rise and fall of rulers of entire star systems, anything is possible in these twisted tales. Abandon your preconceptions, expect the unexpected and take a trip beyond the edges of the imagination…
Judge Dredd » Neoweirdies (Part 1)
Mega-City One, 2130 AD. This vast urban nightmare on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to 400 million citizens, every one a potential criminal. With lawlessness rife, only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. These future lawmen are judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd - he is the Law! Inspired by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry; the film poster for Death Race 2000. The name Judge Dredd came from Pat Mills who was originally going to use it for a different character. The first Judge Dredd story published was drawn by Mike McMahon, not co-creator Carlos Ezquerra. Ezquerra was so upset that he didn't draw Dredd for five years afterwards, only returning for the Apocalypse War mega-epic.
Go Machine » Go Machine (Part 1)
Earth, 2829 AD, and society is governed by the Central Directorate, who favour 'pure flesh' humans. Those with prosthetic limbs and organs are considered second-class citizens, and if their artificial replacements amount to more than sixty per cent they are deemed robots, with no rights at all. Go-Machine fighter Mikel Keller has had a lot of cybo-surgery...