Great British Comic Book Characters: Judge Dredd The Megazine’s 25th Anniversary

The Four Dark Judges Are Here To Torture, Kill, And Wish Dredd Happy Anniversary... Before Torturing And Killing Him Of Course!

The Four Dark Judges Are Here To Torture, Kill… And Wish Dredd Happy Anniversary… Before Torturing And Killing Him Of Course!

“Oh hi there, Judge Death here, the Duke of Demise, Emperor of Expiration and all round evil fiend. Just thought I’d stop by to wish my old foe Dredd congratulations on 25 years of his solo comic, before I head out to snuff the life of billions in my eternal quest to extinguish the living from all mortal planes. Best enjoy as many comics as you can humans, for soon I shall come for your corporeal souls… you have a great day now”

Uh, thanks for that Death… Borag Thungg fellow Squaxx Dek Thargo, and welcome to an anniversary edition of “Great British Comic Book Characters”  wherein we shall be celebrating a quarter of a century of “Judge Dredd: The Megazine.”

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That’s right Dredd devotees, 2000 AD‘s sister comic – The Megazine is celebrating 25 years of dispensing justice and thrill-power today. Launched way back in October 1990, Megazine collected classic Dredd stories from the past, including such greats as, “Young Death” and “America” and this awesome anniversary issue also sports a fantastic commemorative cover by Barry Kitson, who is triumphantly returning to the 2000 AD fold for the first time in 23 years!

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25 fallen foes, help celebrate Dredd’s 25th solo anniversary

The special edition cover contains the twenty five most heinous of Dredd‘s rogues gallery including such sadistic evil-doers as, Judge Death, Fink Angel, Judge Fear, Mean Machine, Captain Skank, and Rico Dredd. Like its sister publication 2000 AD, Megazine (formed from the wordplay of magazine and Mega-City One, fact fans) is an anthology comic, originally containing tales set only within the Dredd universe. As the years moved on it expanded to include other unconnected stories, interviews with artists and writers, and a monthly supplement that would focus on the work of certain celebrity 2000 AD contributors such as Simon Bisley, Alan Grant, and John Higgins, plus from issue #276 they opened up a unique creator-owned slot that featured Tank Girl and American Reaper amongst its superstar guest characters. So here’s to another 25 years in the company of the world’s toughest lawman, by Drokk!

Judge Dredd’s Catchphrase Dictionary;

In case you ever find yourself stranded in downtown Mega-City One, and don’t know your skedway from your zoomway, well worry no more because here’s a handy dandy guide to Mega-City lingo that may just save your Grud-damn life!

jdGrud: An analogy for a higher being or God.

Drokk: An expletive, profanity.

Stomm: Word for an unpleasant substance or food stuff. 

Sov: Shortened term for East Megians, Soviets.

Jay: A Judge.

Jimp: Judge impersonator.

Slab: Pedestrian walkway or pavement.

Resyk: Recycling centre, where dead bodies are processed and recycled.

Mutie: Shortened from mutant.

Sked: Term used for roads, shortened from Skedway.

Zoomway: High speed, multi-lane motorways.

Iso-Cube: Isolation cube, various stacked prison cells.

Judge Dredd: The Megazine #365 Anniversary Edition is available at your local comic-book emporium and all good newsagents right now.

Judge Dredd and Judge Dredd: The Megazine are copyright – Rebellion.

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About ArcaneHalloween

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Posted on October 21, 2015, in Comics and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. What, nothing for Back To The Future Day?!
    Ha ha, this is infinitely better thrill-power, my friend, thanks.
    Good Grud! Is it really 25 yrs since th Megazine first came out?!
    Amazing to see th Four Dark Judges again
    Cheers!

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