FIFTEEN YEARS CREEP!!!

Judge Dredd Megazine is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Wednesday. The “Meg’s” publishers Rebellion have sent out the following press release on what you can expect to find in this extrordinary issue of “The World’s Hardest Comic”

1990 certainly wasn’t a quiet year in Britain. The anti-Poll Tax demonstrations ended in riots and saw the Iron Lady finally toppled from her seat of power. At the cinema, audiences were charmed by Tim Burton’s strange but charismatic Edward Scissorhands, whilst at home many were left baffled by the bizarre goings-on in a new show called Twin Peaks. Our funny bones were tickled pink by The Simpsons, Baywatch and not-so-good rapper, Vanilla Ice. It certainly was an important year for Britain’s greatest comics character Judge Dredd, as the lawman of the future gained his own regular title – the Judge Dredd Megazine – and an ugly sister for the weekly 2000 AD was born!

Judge Dredd Megazine 237 (on sale 21st September) is set to ignite the newsstands with a 36-page original Dredd saga, Flood’s 13. Written by the Dreddfather himself, John Wagner, with gorgeous art by Henry Flint, Flood’s 13 will be the longest single strip featured in any one issue of the Megazine. Dredd faces a challenge of monumental proportions when a crack team of thieves assemble to pull off the biggest heist in the history of Mega-City One …

Everyone’s favourite ‘Wally Squad’ Judge, The Simping Detective appears in an all-new eight-page story, Fifteen. Criminal overlord THE BOSS is throwing a party to celebrate his fifteenth year running Angeltown and the lovely ex-badge Galen DeMarco is determined to make it his last. Only Jack Point can stop the sultry P.I. from landing herself in a whole heap of doo-doo! Fifteen is another scintillating piece of noir storytelling from Simon Spurrier and art maestro Fraser Irving.

Devlin Waugh’s epic trek through the Chinese underworld in search of the mystic Eye of Sekhmet concludes in the final, extra-long instalment of All Hell. Expect an all-action finale with deaths aplenty! All Hell is written by John Smith with superb art from Colin MacNeil.

And if all this isn’t enough, ex-Tharg and David Bishop (who knows where the bodies are buried) takes us on a thrilling 36-page journey through the 15-year history of the Megazine. The secret history of the world’s hardest comic revealed in four chunky chapters, with contributions – and confessions – from creators old and new, complete with never-before-seen art!

Judge Dredd Megazine 237 is on sale 21 September 2005, priced £4.50

Judge Dredd Megazine is the award-winning four-weekly anthology from the creators of 2000 AD!

To find out more about Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000AD visit www.2000AD.com.