Digital Edition - 20th Apr 2005
Judge Dredd » Descent (Part 4)
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.
American Gothic » American Gothic (Part 4)
Chicago, 1865. It is the age of the pioneer, where one can seek out a new life in the virgin acres of the USA. Anyone looking to make themselves a fresh home, away from the trappings of the Old World, can hire a wagon master to guide them safely across the great plains. One such man was Will LaChance, who a year earlier lead a caravan of Mennonites to the West Coast. However, when they insisted upon a route chosen by the Lord, they rode straight through bandit territory. Every man, woman and child was butchered, and LaChance is now a pariah, drowning his guilt in whiskey. But he will be offered salvation by an unlikely group of characters...
The V.C.'s » Old Soldiers (Part 4)
2582 AD, Earth solar system. Fifty years have passed since the end of the first human/Geek conflict. Once a star-trooper and member of the battle unit known as THE V.C.s, Steve Smith is haunted by the memories of his fallen comrades. But now the Geeks have attacked again, and man is once more at war with the alien menace. In an attempt to get a warning back to Earth about a Geek weapon that could destroy the planet, Smith’s crew crash-landed on the ice-moon of Charon. Evading capture, the V.C.s managed to pass the info on to the Global Combat Corps – but it came at great personal cost...
Sinister Dexter » Life's A Beach (Part 3)
The swollen city of Downlode lies sprawled across the heart of future Europe like a hit-and-run victim. Here, life is cheap - if you want someone whacked, you can't buy better bullet monkeys than Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER, the city's primo hitmen.
Inspired by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction.
Artist Jason Brashill declined the chance to co-create Sinister Dexter but he did paint the cover image to promote the characters' first appearance in Prog 981.
Sinister is Latin for left, while Dexter is Latin for right
Nikolai Dante » Primal Screams (Part 3)
Year of the Tsar 2674 AD, and bastard son of the Romanovs NIKOLAI DANTE has bonded with a cyborganic Weapons Crest, an alien combat computer, which allows him to extrude lethal bio-blades...
Droid Life » Career Advancement (Part 1)
Comical tales from the Nerve Centre sub-basement as Tharg's minions put together the Galaxy's Greatest Comic.