City of Dredd – planned relaunch 2016

CoDCity of Dredd is an unofficial Encyclopedia of locations in Mega-City One.

The first edition was written by John Caliber, who had previously worked on the Judge Dredd RPG published by Mongoose Games. The first issue was available via the Print-on-Demand service Lulu.com in print or Pdf. Subsequent copies were Pdf only.

City of Dredd included reference entries for all locations in Judge Dredd’s city from 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. It also featured locations from other publications such as novels and games.

John decided to withdraw the book from publication to concentrate on other projects.

After a discussion with John it has been agreed that his co-author and head researcher Ivan Noel will continue the book with my assistance, though not as part of the Judge-Tutor Semple ‘brand’. We hope to have a revised edition ready sometime in 2016. Continue reading

Dogbreath 30

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Published by Futurequake Press
July 2015

Edited by Richmond Clements & Dave Evans

Cover by Jim Lavery

2000AD and related characters are copyright of Rebellion

Genre – Sci-Fi

Strontium Dog was created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra and first appeared in Starlord issue 1. The character made the transition to 2000AD when the titles merged in Prog 86 in October 1978.

You can read interviews with John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra on this blog that were originally published in Dogbreath Issue 28.

Dogbreath was started by Amanda Kear in 1997, a fanzine dedicated to Strontium Dog. The fanzine is now run as a not for profit magazine by Futurquake Press. To my knowledge this is the longest running comic fanzine.

There are six stories from the Strontium Dog setting in this edition. Not all include the main character Johnny Alpha, which gives a greater depth to the title. Continue reading

Zarjaz issue 24

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Zarjaz 24
Published by Futurequake Press
July 2015

Edited by Richmond Clements & Dave Evans

Cover by Mike Collins

2000AD and related characters are copyright of Rebellion

Genre – Sci-Fi

This is a 2000AD Fanzine, sister publication to Dogbreath. This is a not for profit publication, charges cover publication and distribution only and it is available via the Futurquake website and a few branches of Forbidden Planet.

Previous issues have included contributions from professionals that have been published in the pages of 2000AD, such as Al Ewing who also writes a small title called Avengers for a US publisher named Marvel. Gone are the days when a fanzine was a wonky photocopy. This issue includes some of the best from British Small Press.

Often there is a variety of stories featuring characters from the rich history of 2000AD however this issue features eight stories set in the world of Dredd. Continue reading

America NA Edition – Spoiler light (6 pages preview art)

JD America USJudge Dredd: America
Published by Rebellion

North America Edition
US/CANADA ONLY: 11 August 2015 $18.99

Available in digital from: Amazon Kindle, Nook, 2000AD iOS AppAndroid Ap & 2000AD Shop

Script: John Wagner
Art: Colin MacNeil
Colour: Alan Cradock, Chris Blythe
Letters: Annie Parkhouse

America is often held up as one of the most important stories in Judge Dredd’s history. You may have noticed I didn’t phrase that sentence ‘Judge Dredd story’. The lead story was originally published in the first issue of Judge Dredd Megazine and was received with critical acclaim. Granted not all were fans but many were won over on second readings. those that needed winning over mostly didn’t like the fact that Dredd wasn’t the central character.

Central to this story is America Jara, a girl born in Mega City One. She is the first child born in the Big Meg to an immigrant family from the Puerto Rican Wastes. Named America for the new start her family are getting. Then there is her childhood friend Bennett Beeny. Bennett grows to be a successful entertainer. America goes a different root, she becomes a terrorist fighting for her beliefs. America believes in Democracy.

Preview pages are at the end of the review, after the list of Contents. Continue reading

2000AD/Judge Dredd Gatherings and events 31st July & 1st August

lawgiverdredd01There’s been a lull in these articles, I usually do one each month rounding up any 2000AD/Judge Dredd get-togethers or Events that I am aware of. Normal service will resume in August, which is very close.

The title image on this article is by Eisner Nominated Artist Neil McClements (Best Anthology & Best Reality-Based 2015)

Just two Events to tell you about at very short notice, apologies to both organisers but I am sure there will be great turnouts without any help from me.

Friday 31st July is the next date for the Belfast 2000AD Discussion Group and Saturday 1st of August is the Opening Night Preview of the art display Judgement in Cardiff! Continue reading

Horse Training Shows at Royal Armouries Summer 2015

Horse Shows starring Atkinson Action Horses
Royal Armouries, Leeds

HorsiesWednesdays from 29th July to 2nd September

Shows at 12:00 & 15:00 each Wednesday
Children £2.00
Adults £4.00
Family £10.00 (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Tickets available

Atkinson Action Horses will be at Royal Armouries each Wednesday during the six week School Holiday period. The first shows are tomorrow, Wednesday 29th July 2015.

Atkinson Action horses are a world famous stunt display team that have appeared in a nymber of Films and TV shows. Recently Ben Atkinson was stunt double for Aiden Turner in BBC’s Poldark. All the horses in Poldark were from Atkinson Action Horses.

Mark Atkinson, seen in the picture above, and his son Ben lead the team that can call on over a dozen riders. They have a large stock of horses of a variety of breeds. As well as providing horses and riders for Film and TV they also provide horses to Jousts around the country such as at Royal Armouries and Arundel International Tournament. They breed horses for sale to riders and train horses and riders commercially.

What can you expect at these shows? Continue reading

The House of Daemon – collected by Hibernia Press

House of DaemonThe House of Daemon Published by Hibernia Press
Available on Comicsy £9.00

Written by Alan Grant and John Wagner
Illlustrated by José Ortiz
Letters by Steve Potter (episodes 1-3, 9, 11, 19 and 22-23), Jack Potter (episodes 4, 6), Paul Bensberg (episodes 5, 7-8, 10, 12-18 and 21) Peter Knight (episode 20)

Originally serialised in Eagle comic issues 25-47
(September 11th 1982 – February 12th 1983)

The House of Daemon created by Alan Grant,
John Wagner and José Ortiz

Hibernia have a reputation of bringing British Comic classics back to life in quality reproductions. I have reviewed several of the previous publications from Hibernia and here is another.

House of Daemon replaced The Tower King in the British anthology comic Eagle. starting in issue 25.

The writers are a famous pair of British comic heavyweights. John Wagner and Alan Grant brought us Judge Dredd and introduced the world to Judge Death. They’ve entertained us with stories in British comics and US comics alike. They are working together on Rom of the Reds published by Blackhearted Press

The artist is Spanish artist Jose Ortiz who illustrated the preceding story, The Tower King and The Thirteenth Floor in another British Anthology, Scream. Continue reading