Totally forgot about 2000AD’s series Mercy Heights. Some of Kev Walker’s finest art, showing what he could do with just ink, not paint.
Recently collected in Supplements 39-42, free with Judge Dredd Megazine #313-316. Check the shop for back issues, both paper and digital.
2000 AD Covers Uncovered has Carlos Ezquerra’s cover for Meg 314 (out now):
All hail King Carlos! Back in his rightful place in the galaxy’s greatest comic! Yes it takes more than life threatening illness and the removal of vital organs to stop Tharg’s premier artdroid (see the cover of his special fan-made get well comic here for more details.) And what a return! The cover of this months’ Megazine features Judge Rico and Judge-Marshal Koburn scouring the Cursed Earth in search of a missing City-Def Unit.
Above them, I believe is a Gila Munja. These fearful, chameleon-like creatures live in the Cursed Earth and are masters of camouflage and one look at the news stand version of the Meg shows that this little blighter has completely blended himself into the logo! That ‘Missing in Action’ strap line could be talking about him!
Down The Tubes takes a look at the latest Judge Dredd Megazine:
As well as some great comic strip, the latest issue of Judge Dredd Megazine, on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 17th August) features two mammoth features by downthetubes occasional contributor Matthew Badham on the history of Dan Dare and the new Doctor Who in Comics exhibition at London’ Cartoon Museum.
Strip-wise, the issue includes Judge Dredd by Alan Grant and Jon Davis-Hunt, Samizdat Squad by Arthur Wyatt and Paul Marshall, Numbercruncher by Si Spurrier and PJ Holden and Cursed Earth Koburn by Gordon Rennie and Carlos Ezquerra.
And if all that - including a potted history of Doctor Who - wasn’t enough for you, how about an interview with Brian Azzarello (by Joel Meadows), film reviews and a bagged reprint: volume two of Mercy Heights by John Tomlinson, with art from Lee Sullivan, Trevor Hairsine and Neil Googe?
Go, you know you’re tempted. Get down to your local newsagents and grab a copy!