The Big Smoke
Digital Edition - 25th Jan 2012
Judge Dredd » Day of Chaos - Eve of Destruction (Part 3)
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.
Nikolai Dante » The Wedding of Jena Makarov (Part 5)
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...
Grey Area » Feel the Noise (Part 1)
North America, the near future. The Global Exo Segregation Zone – aka the GREY AREA – is a huge sector in Arizona given over to housing the large number of extra-terrestrial immigrants that arrive on Earth seeking a new home. A massive shanty town that acts as a holding area, it’s policed by Exo Transfer Control squads, heavily armed and armoured cops that patrol and keep the peace amongst the aliens.
Absalom » Ghosts of London (Part 3)
London, 2011. Inspector Harry ABSALOM is an old-school copper – curmudgeonly anti-authoritarian, he’s been with the force for over forty years. Suffering from an inoperable cancer, he’s also the head of a special squad that enforces The Accord, a diplomatic treaty made in the sixteenth century between the throne of England and the powers of Hell, which means his team are responsible for tracking down and taking to task those demonic entities that break that agreement...
Strontium Dog » The Project (Part 5)
Late 22nd century. After the Atomic Wars of 2150, many survivors were warped by the Strontium 90 fallout. These 'mutants' became a vicitmised underclass, and the only job open to them was bounty hunting. One such STRONTIUM DOG is Johnny Alpha, partnered with his Viking buddy Wulf Sternhammer.