Judge Dredd Mega Collection – issue 4 – 4th March 2015 – includes preview pages

JDC4 coverJudge Dredd
Mega Collection
Published by Hachete & Rebellion

Issue 4
Origins
4th March 2015

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Some subscribers are still expressing problems. I’ve heard from two who recommend sending messages through Facebook to the team that staff their FB Page. Their queries were answered to their full satisfaction, the longest took 4 days which isn’t swift but also isn’t too bad. Another recommends using the e-mail address, he has had responses within 2 days at the worst. I’ve not had any problem with damaged books or free gifts but I know some subscribers have, those I know of have reported the problems and had quibble-free replacements.

Origins is what it suggests, an Origin story for Dredd, we all know he is a clone of the first Chief Judge, Eustace Fargo. But we don’t know a great deal about Fargo. This volume includes a story that sets up Origins, The Connection

The introduction story sees a group of Mutants arrive in Mega City One with a parcel intended for Justice Department. Their only problem is how to get the parcel in to one of the most secure buildings in the city.

What happens next could shake the Justice Department apart from its very foundation.

Eustace Fargo was an old fashioned Judge before the idea of Instant Justice became a reality. It was long established that the Judges took power from President Robert L Booth following the Great Atom War, 2070. There is much more to that story. It all revolves around Fargo, Joe and Rico Dredd and Robert L Booth. There are rigged elections, murder, betrayal and three medical robots. The story is part rescue mission in the cursed Earth in the present time (2128/9) and part flash-back as told my Dredd to his colleagues on their secret mission.

The final story shows Dredd in a reflective mood. He visits his niece, Vienna. to wish her seasons greetings. He also thinks about his Mutant relatives the Fargos and the Mutant Question. That topic, The Mutant Question, will surely be a future topic for this series.

Contents:

Introduction by 2000AD Editor Matt Smith

The Connection

Writer: John Wagner
Artist: Kev Walker
Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in 2000 AD Progs 1500-1504

Origins

Writer: John Wagner
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in 2000 AD Progs 1505-1517, Prog 2007, 1518-1519 & 1529-1535

The Spirit of Christmas

Writer: John Wagner
Artist: Colin MacNeil
Colours: Chris Blythe
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 2008

Extras

Artwork – covers gallery

In Detail – article by Michael Molcher

Artwork – Carlos Ezquerra sketches

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Next issue

Issue 5: Psi-Judge Anderson: Shamballa

18th March 2015 – £9.99

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