40th Anniversary Prog [2nd Printing]
Lauren Beukes &
Simon Davis &
- Cover Artist
48-Page 40th Anniversary Special!
Mega-City One, 2139 AD. Home to over 72 million citizens, this urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America, where unemployment is endemic, boredom universal, and crime is rampant. Tensions run a constant knife-edge, and only the zero-tolerance Judges — empowered to dispense instant justice — can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD — he is the Law!
On a future Earth ruled by a sinister and incompetent Government, ZOMBO was a top-secret half-human, half-zombie experiment created as a biological weapon to withstand the hostile environments of death planets. With an insatiable hunger for human flesh, he’s controlled by his codpiece, which shocks him into obedience. Few Squaxx are aware, however, that he was originally going to appear in Prog 1...
By 2078, robots have become commonplace, used for all manner of industrial and domestic chores. It is because they are so disposable that unscrupulous businessman Howard Quartz has set up RO-BUSTERS — ‘The Disaster Squad of Distinction’ — which sends its mekanoid workforce into the most dangerous of situations, reasoning that robot life is less precious than a human’s. But the droids aren’t taking it lying down...
Following the great Atom War of 2150, survivors mutated by the Strontium 90 fallout were forced into ghettos, marginalised and despised by the ‘norms’. The only job open to them is bounty hunting, and these Search/Destroy agents — nicknamed Strontium Dogs — hunt criminals for the Galactic Crime Commission. DURHAM RED is one such Stront, her vampiric lust for blood meaning even fellow mutants fear and distrust her...
Tir Nan Og, the Land of the Young, in Celtic myth and legend. Barbarian warrior SLÁINE is one of the greatest of his tribe the Sessair, belonging to the elite cadre of fighters that is known as the Red Branch. Sláine was eventually expelled from his tribe, and he became a wanderer, seeking adventure with dwarf companion Ukko. But when he was fifteen, he had to undertake trials to prove his worthiness to the Red Branch...
Year of the Tsar 2667, and it is the fortieth anniversary of the despotic Tsar Vladimir the Conqueror’s rule. Bastard son of the Romanovs NIKOLAI DANTE has bonded with a Weapons Crest, an alien combat computer, which allows him to extrude lethal bioblades. Dante’s reputation as drinker, gambler and ladies’ man is known throughout the empire, but his heart belongs to Princess Jena Makarov, the Tsar’s daughter...