Judge Dredd Mega Collection – Issue 10 – 27th May 2015 – includes preview pages

MC 10Judge Dredd
Mega Collection
Published by Hachette & Rebellion

Issue 10
Shimura
27th May 2015

Available in UK & Ireland only
In Stores £9.99

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Recently I heard some details about the back issue service for this collection from someone that has used it. The order was fulfilled quickly at the cover price with only 50p added for P&P. That’s pretty good value.

There is a note in the Intro to this book that the earlier adventures of Shimura will be included in volume 60 of the Mega Collection, Hondo-City Justice. I’m not sure which Issue that will be, as noted in my Preview of Issue 9 the Volume number doesn’t match the Issue Number.

The Japanese Judges first appeared in the 1989 Judge Dredd story Our Man in Hondo City by John Wagner. As with much of Judge Dredd there is a strong use of stereotypes in that story. One of those stereotypes is of course the Samurai and their honour system, Bushido. This stereotype was obvious to be transplanted on to the Judges.

The ongoing series was created by Robbie Morrison and Colin MacNeil and Robbie goes in to more detail about this in the Interview conducted by Michael Molcher.

In this book we are joining the series part way in. Shimura has gone Ronin and his one time student, Judge Inspecter Inaba has been tasked to find him. There is a mystery here, why has her once honourable master left his position?

There are a large number of stories in this volume as many are single issue stories. All the stories are written by Robbie Morrison with art from a variety of Artists, including Colin MacNeil, some are black and white others are in colour, mostly with Simon Fraser on colours.

So the volume gives a good variation throughout and is mostly in publication order.

Contents:

Introduction by 2000AD Editor Matt Smith

Story So Far – a quick note about Japan in Dredd’s universe.

Outcast

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Colin MacNeil
Letters:  Jon Beeston
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 2.50-2.55

Fearful Symmetry

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Duke Mighten
Colours: Simon Fraser
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 2.72

Chambara

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Robert McCallum
Colours: Simon Fraser
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 2.73

The Transcendental Assassin

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Simon Fraser
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 2.74

Heavy Metal

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Duke Mighten
Colours: Simon Fraser
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 2.75

Assassins

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Robert McCallum
Colours: Simon Fraser
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 2.76-2.77

Dragon Fire

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Simon Fraser
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 3.14-3.17

Web

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Cyril Julien
Colours: Sean Barmes-Murphy
Letters:  Tom Frame
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 3.19

Ronin Breed

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Simon Fraser
Letters:  Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 3.34

Scary Monsters

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: LOL
Letters: Tom Frame
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 3.35

The Harder They Come

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: Colin MacNeil
Letters: Ellie De Ville
Originally published in Judge Dredd Megazine 238-243

Angels of Death

Writer: Robbie Morrison
Artist: LOL
Letters: Gordon Robson
Originally published in Judge Dredd Mega Special 1996

Extras

Artwork – covers gallery

Interview with Robbie Morrison –  by Michael Molcher

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One comment on “Judge Dredd Mega Collection – Issue 10 – 27th May 2015 – includes preview pages

  1. Tom Evans says:

    I ordered two books via the back issue service, they took about two weeks to come and it cost £1

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