It’s time again for another Judge Dredd Megazine! This time we start with issue 327. I will start out by saying this cover is AMAZING! Simon Davis did an awesome job with this canvas painting. It is truly astonishing. Now let’s get to the meat of the review!
Our first treat is Judge Dredd’s Great Executions Part 3! Written by Robbie Morrison, drawn by Dave Taylor and lettering by Annie Parkhouse. It’s a crazy tale about a junkyard mechanic that is molded into the perfect assassin!
We see the climactic end of Charlie Wackett’s story and his ultimate dream realized. Thrust back into the world of Stella Temple, Charlie is forced to choose between a life of love and a life of killing. This is an epic ending for the story of Charlie Wackett.
Next we have the Interrogation of Dylan Teague! This man has been at the right place, at the right time for the better part of his life! He’s been a part of such books as Judge Dredd: Lawman of the Future, Chopper and 2000AD.
His style comes from the prominent European-style heavy-tech art that we still see in that market today. Being a fan of titles like Blade Runnner and Rogue Trooper, he aspired to do the same. His work in Le Casse was amazing and has led him to another title which he is currently working on.
Ever wanted to see a UK-styled Crypt Keeper? Look no further! Tales from the Black Museum: The Girl with the Gila Munja Tattoo is exactly what you are looking for!! This story is written by Alex Worley, with art by Dave Roach and lettering by Simon Bowland.
It leans heavily on a teenager that recently escaped a mental institution and steals from unsuspecting people by way of a wi-fi tattoo (built-in wi-fi is what we need now!). Her life is then sent whirling when she happens upon… a Gila Munja! It’s an amazing, complete story.
Next we dive into the world of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen! Written by Alan Moore an art by Kevin O’Neill, this last chapter, entitled Century: 2009, brings the team into modern times with a story that is sure to turn some heads! It is promised to be delivered in pure Moore fashion, much to the likes of Watchmen and V for Vendetta. It may be controversial, but it will surely be talked about for years to come.
SNAPSHOT! The creator-owned title written by Andy Diggle, art by Jock and lettering by Clem Robins is back for another round in this pulse pounding thrill ride! I can’t get enough of Jake Dobson and Callie Twain’s crazy adventure! Bravura Acquisitions Agents are after them and they have no idea what is in store. What will happen next!? The suspense is killing me!!!
Interrogation time with Barry Kitson! Having been introduced to comics at a young age, Barry was already on track to meet his destiny. I have previously marveled at some of his work. Now knowing he is coming back to Thor, I will definitely take another look at the goods.
Alan Grant is BACK! In his new short story, Paranoia, Alan focuses on a looter trapped in his apartment on Sam Raimi block. It’s a strange-trip of a story that begs the question “how long will you fight to stay alive, only to know that you are going to die?”
And then we get to the part that got me excited to read this issue! This issue marks the return of Judge Anderson after her mental check-out in the series The Trip. This new series, Stone Voices, revolves around how Cassandra has now developed enhanced Psi-Abilities and the fallout of the nuking of Sector 17.
Written by Judge Dredd historian Alan Grant, with art by the awesomely talented Boo Cook and the artist of the (literally) written word Ellie De Ville, this new series is already marking its territory. After all that she’s been through, is Judge Anderson ready for active duty? Her first new case will be the judge of that!
Tags: 2000 AD