From January 2004 to January 2005 those lucky commuters heading into London could grab new Judge Dredd tales to read on their way into the capital, for ‘free’. How? We hear you say, well, it was very easy, just pick up a copy of The Metro, as these tales were inside each copy.
These strips were written by David Bishop, Gordon Rennie, Simon Spurrier, Jamie Boardman and Tharg the Mighty. The art duties were shared between Inaki Miranda, Steve Roberts and Andy Clarke. The colourist Eva De La Cruz worked on the Inaki Miranda stories and the letterer on all the strips was Simon Parr.
The stories came in 5 part strips with one part revealed each weekday. Since then, many have been reprinted in the Judge Dredd Megazine, from issue 218 for a limited time. If only Rebellion would reprint these in paper form, even if it was in some sort of floppy, then all would be good with the world.
Here’s a small selection of those tales for you to enjoy and don’t forget to pester Tharg to publish these!
GANGS OF MEGA-CITY ONE
CODE 99 RED
BALLS OF FIRE
LARD OF THE RING
The Scream & Misty Special
(Or , depending on the version you buy)
The Misty & Scream Special
Treasury Of British Comics / Rebellion
Review By Luke Williams
Where Luke takes a look at the first new material from Rebellion using the IPC characters they bought as a job lot, and finding there’s quite a bit to love.
Turn and Face The Strange
Creator Droid John Smith : A Selective Bibliography
By Luke Williams
With his seeming recent excision from the Prog and the the Meg on two of his most significant creations, Luke takes a look at the work of the enigma that is cult script droid John Smith and comes over all wibbly and fanboyey’
Ouch! More embarrassing flashbacks with Rich (Bluemeanie) and Steve (Flint). Ron Smith is the UK’s Jack Kirby. Rich reads ‘The Judge Child’. Interesting to compare to recent progcasts how some views have changed…some for the better, some for worse.
Podcast available via iTunes or the Libsyn Webpage as a direct download.
A great website by Dave Moloney. It shows ‘On This Day’ what classic UK comic hit the newsagents. Some fantastic memories and covers are on that site…like this brilliant ‘Vulcan’ one below. Which looks like Mike Western art on the cover there.
I loved this site so much that Dave has given us here at ECBT2000ad permission to include a graphic and link to his fantastic website in our sidebar. It’s like on of those ‘Page-a-Day’ calendars and worth going to do on a daily basis.
Click the link below to check it out…
Great News For All Readers!
Interesting little piece from the 1984 Judge Dredd Annual. What’s canon and what’s not? 😉 Click on the image to embiggen!