Digital Edition - 23rd Nov 2005
Leatherjack » Leatherjack (Part 17)
The Klash is the war to end all wars, a conflict between the Khmer Noir, ruled by the terminally ill Lord Qwish, and the Empire of Spinsters, who are leading a holy crusade against smut and indecency. Caught in the crossfire is the library-world of Shibboleth - the Spinsters want it destroyed, but Qwish has sent in his agent Leatherjack to retrieve a legendary book...
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
The Red Seas » Underworld (Part 7)
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...
Judge Dredd » Change of Loyalties (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 he didn't draw Dredd for five years afterwards, only returning for the Apocalypse War mega-epic.
Leviathan » Beyond the Blue Horizon (Part 1)
In July 1928, the biggest ocean-going vessel the world had ever seen - the LEVIATHAN - was launched from its giant dry-dock moored in the Irish Sea on its maiden voyage to New York. Housing twenty-eight thousand passengers and crew, and complete with acres of parks, ballrooms, cinemas, a railway and even a zoo, the ship is more a floating city than cruise liner. But twenty years after its launch, the Leviathan still has not reached its destination...
Droid Life » Which Doctor (Part 1)
Comical tales from the Nerve Centre sub-basement as Tharg's minions put together the Galaxy's Greatest Comic.