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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Judge Dredd The Megazine 2.12 03/10/92

The third part of the free calendar appears in the latest issue. Given the current climate for cost reductions at The Megazine, you can be forgiven for imagining that the calendar might be a bit shit but, actually, it’s okay. It’s reproduced on card and each month features a nice piece of specially commissioned artwork for it. This issue there’s nice painted illustrations by Chris Halls, John Ridgeway and Carlos Ezquerra. I’m a little disappointed that the only event highlighted on the calendar is every second Saturday which is “new Megazine” day. The calendar’s designer could have had some fun and included things like Mean Machine Angel’s birthday or Dredd’s hatching day.

The issue’s notable first is a Judge Hershey strip written by Robbie Morrison. It’s a fun little tale about Mega City bigamy painted by Xuasus. Personally, I don’t see the appeal of Judge Hershey outside of her appearances as a support character in Judge Dredd. Through no fault of the creators, this might as well have been a Judge Dredd strip. In fact, it would have been a lot funnier had compulsive seducer Malcolm Witherspoon Windsor said, “I could never lie to someone with eyes like yours” to Dredd instead of Hershey.

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