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FTN recommends: Judge Dredd Megazine

January 13th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Dredd might not have set the box office alight last year but hopefully the Karl Urban action fest will go some way to attracting new fans to the long running comics icon.

Those looking to see what all the fuss is about could do a lot worse than check out the latest issue of the Megazine, the monthly title focusing on the universe of Judge Dredd.

As soon as you pick up the latest issue, on sale from Wednesday January 16, you’ll see what all the fuss is about. This isn’t just a comic book it’s a comic book for people who love comic books.

Kicking off with the standalone Dredd / Anderson tale The Pits there’s an awful lot for even the most casual fan to enjoy here. This being a 2000AD production there’s more than you first expect as good as the opening tale is, and it’s very good, it doesn’t come close to being the highlight of the issue. That award goes to Pat Mills’ American Reaper, a stunning tale set in a future dystopia – it’s a chilling story that’s all the more haunting thanks to some mesmerising art from Clint Langley and Fay Dalton.

Long time readers will also be delighted to see the return of Hondo City Justice as Inara investigates a case that harks back centuries to feudal Japan.

Throw in a fascinating interview with comics legend David Roach who has drawn Star Wars, Batman, Aliens and Judge Dredd of course, and you’ve got yourself another compelling issue.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….