Zarjaz issue 26

CoverZ2_26Web.jpgZarjaz 26
Published by Futurequake Press
March 2016

Edited by Richmond Clements & Dave Evans

Cover Art: Paul Marshall; Colours: Owen Watts

2000AD and related characters are
copyright of Rebellion

Genre – Sci-Fi

Zarjaz is a fanzine dedicated to 2000AD. If you’ve never read a Fanzine you might not expect what you’ll get from Zarjaz.

This publication is well respected in the UK Comic Industry and regularly features some of the top Small Press talent you can find. From time to time a few published Creators from 2000AD contribute. Yes, professionals from the comic this is dedicated to do contribute to this Fanzine – for example this issue’s cover is from 2000AD Artist Paul Marshall.

SDBadgeAdFinalWeb.jpgIn conjunction with Planet Replicas there is a competition running. The prize is a 1:1 scale Strontium Dog badge from Planet Replicas.

Every purchase of Zarjaz or Dogbreath during May and April will be accompanied by a Raffle Ticket.

At the end of April a winning ticket will be selected at random.

Go buy them and good luck!

 

TheBoysNextDoorBlogJudge Dredd: The Boys Next Door
Writer: Lee Robson
Artist: Jim Lavery
Letterer: Bolt-01

The city is as much a character in Judge Dredd as Dredd himself and this story touches on that. Not all Perps start out bad but in the end a Perp is a Perp.

A story that wouldn’t be out of place in the Prog or Meg showing the odd behaviours of citizens and how they can justify anything to themselves.

PaperCubsBlog.jpgBrigand Doom: Paper Cubs
Writer:Mark Howard
Artist: Alex Mines
Letterer: Bolt-01

Created by Alan McKenzie and Dave D’Antiquis Brigand Doom has always been published in black & white within the pages of 2000AD. A lesser known strip this deals with an undead Highwayman in a dystopian future city called ‘The City.

The no-compassion and all consuming justice of this character is laid out in this story with dark and moody art.

LongWayHomeBlog.jpgAnderson Psi Division: Long Way Home
Writer: Lee Robson
Artist: Bryan Coyle
Letterer: Bolt-01

Judge Anderson was introduced in the same story as Judge Death and is a fine example of the strong supporting cast that inhabits Judge Dredd’s world.

Some nice panels illustrating the Psi action in this story. The story is more or less a routine investigation, in flight, on an interstellar civilian passenger craft.

DayInTheLifeBlogTales of Mega-City One: A Day in the Life
Writer: Santiago Mayaud
Artist: Conor Boyle
Letterer: Bolt-01

Introduced in the Judge Child epic Judge Hershey, now Chief Judge Hershey, is yet another example of those strong support characters in the world of Judge Dredd.

A kind of over-the-shoulder view of a day in the life of the Chief Judge. Brutal script and some great line work in the art.

TimeTwisterBlogStrontium Dog: Time Twister
Writer: Mark Howard
Artist: Darren Stephens
Letterer: Bolt-01

Strontium Dog is the subject of Zarjaz’s sister Fanzine Dogbreath. Similarly Strontium Dog started off in 2000AD’s sister title Starlord and switched to 2000AD when the titles were merged.

Mark Howard has a great way of thinking outside the box and this script delivers on another level. Perfectly complimented by 2000AD colourist, Darren Stephens.

BillionCreditHeistBlogJudge Dredd: Billion Credit Heist
Writer: Karl Stock
Artist: Jon Taylor
Letterer: Bolt-01

TV shows have often been the subject of Judge Dredd stories, as I said earlier Mega-City One is as much a character as Dredd.

This story looks at an illegal show and how Dredd deals with it. Cracking art and the pacing is just great for a one-shot.

 

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