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Judge Dredd: Mega-City Masters 03

Part of Judge Dredd
Published by 2000 AD
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

A collection of the greatest "Judge Dredd" tales illustrated by the greatest "Judge Dredd" artists.

THE LOOK OF THE LAW!

Mega-City One – a vast, futuristic urban nightmare and home to over 400 million citizens, each one a potential lawbreaker. A special kind of lawman polices these mean streets – they are known as the Judges; judge, jury and executioner all rolled into one. The most respected of them all is Judge Dredd – he IS the law!

Featuring pulse-pounding stories from the fevered imaginations of John Wagner (A History of Violence), Alan Grant (Batman, Lobo), Gordon Rennie (White Trash) and Rob Williams (Cla$$war) and breathtaking art from such talents as Frazer Irving (Batman & Robin) , Cam Kennedy (Star Wars) and Guy Davis (B.P.R.D.), this thrilling instalment of the Mega-City Masters series is not to be missed!

John Wagner has been scripting for 2000 AD for more years than he cares to remember. His creations include Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Ace Trucking, Al’s Baby, Button Man and Mean Machine. Outside of 2000 AD his credits include Star Wars, Lobo, The Punisher and the critically acclaimed A History of Violence.

With over 300 2000 AD stories to his name – not to mention over 250 Daily Star Judge Dredd strips – Alan Grant’s prolific creative record speaks for itself. Outside the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, Grant is well-known to Batman fans following a lengthy run on various incarnations of the title. More recently he has adapted Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novels Kidnapped and Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde in Graphic Novel format with artist Cam Kennedy.

Jock is one of 2000 AD’s finest young creators. As well as illustrating Judge Dredd, Pulp Sci-Fi, Tharg the Mighty and Tor Cyan, Jock co-created Lenny Zero with ex-2000 AD editor Andy Diggle, and now produces work for the American market under exclusive contract to DC Comics. Among these projects are the Eisner award nominated The Losers and Green Arrow: Year One, also with Diggle, and numerous covers including Batman, Catwoman, Scalped and Hellblazer. Outside of comics, Jock has enjoyed a successful career as a movie concept artist, working on such films as Hancock, Children of Men, Batman Begins, The Losers and the forthcoming Dredd movie.

Kevin O’Neill is a 2000 AD legend. From working as an art assistant on the very first prog, he quickly became involved in the creative side of the comic, co-creating classics like A.B.C. Warriors, Bonjo From Beyond The Stars, Metalzoic and Nemesis the Warlock. O’Neill has also written for the comic on strips including Dash Decent, Future Shocks, One-Offs, Tharg the Mighty, and has illustrated Future Shocks, Judge Dredd, M.A.C.H. 0, One-Offs, Ro-Busters, Ro-Jaws’ Robo-Tales, Tharg the Mighty and Torquemada. Outside the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, O’Neill was briefly notorious as the only artist ever to have his work rejected wholesale by the Comics Code Authority! Happily, his notoriety quickly became fame and acclaim, as his work on strips like Marshal Law and most recently The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen have raised him to a very high profile. O’Neill’s other work includes Green Lantern and Batman.

Bryan Talbot is one of the UK’s most respected comics artists. He has contributed to Future Shocks, Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Ro-Busters and Sláine in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, and most recently wrote and illustrated a silent One-Off. Beyond 2000 AD, Talbot is renowned for his body of graphic novel work, which includes The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, Heart of Empire, The Tale of One Bad Rat and Alice in Sunderland.

Guy Davis is a talented US born artist, best known for his work on Mike Mignola’s spin off Hellboy series, B.P.R.D. his first creator-owned series — the Harvey Award-nominated Baker Street, got him work at DC/Vertigo on such titles as Sandman Mystery Theatre and Starman.

Simon Bisley occupies an almost unique place in 2000 AD history, as one of the first UK artists to popularise the fully-painted style pioneered by Argentinian artist Alberto Brecchia. His highly dynamic artwork made his two major series in the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic — A.B.C. Warriors: The Black Hole and Sláine: The Horned God — very popular, as they remain to date. He also illustrated Heavy Metal Dredd in the Megazine, an ultra-graphic, adults-only take on the lawman, before going on to pencil the hugely successful first Batman/Judge Dredd crossover story, Judgement on Gotham. Bisley has provided countless pin-ups and short pieces across an astonishing variety of comics, from legendary fantasy anthology Heavy Metal to anarchic DC superhero series Lobo, and has an even more extensive CV in Europe, where his painted style enjoys enormous success.

Andy Clarke make his 2000 AD debut on Sinister Dexter and quickly gained in popularity thanks to his highly detailed and realistic artwork. He proceeded to illustrate Judge Dredd, Nikolai Dante, Rose O’ Rion, Pulp Sci-Fi and his first co-created series, punk psychic thriller Thirteen. The success of the latter saw Clarke teamed with Andy Diggle on Snow/Tiger and with Robbie Morrison on Shimura. Beyond 2000 AD, he has had great success at DC Comics, working on Aquaman, Detective Comics, R.E.B.E.L.S., Batman Confidential and Batman and Robin.

Frazer Irving is without question one of 2000 AD’s brightest new stars. His distinctive style, both on co-created strips like A Love Like Blood, Necronauts and Storming Heaven, as well as on Judge Dredd, Judge Death, Future Shocks, Terror Tales, Tharg the Mighty, The Scarlet Apocrypha and Sinister Dexter, have quickly brought him to the attention of the US industry. Irving recently completed both Klarion the Witch-boy for DC Comics and Iron Man: Inevitable for Marvel comics. Amongst other things he is currently working on Gutsville with Simon Spurrier, published by Image Comics.

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