When plunder turns to murder in mines tunnelling into mass burial pits, Judge Dredd discovers that sometimes what the dead take to their graves should stay buried!
Following the critically-acclaimed mega-epic Judge Dredd: Day of Chaos, Judge Dredd: Dead Zone is the latest UK and North American release from 2000 AD – a sickening dive into the black industry that revolves around mopping up after the deaths of hundreds of millions of people.
With more masterful storytelling by John Wagner and stunning art by fan-favourite Henry Flint, Dead Zone sees Dredd investigate a murder at the Chaos Day memorial to its victims. There, he comes across a slave ring in which people are being sent into the bowels of the earth to rob the bodies of the dead.
But when one of the slaves, Yodie, finds a strange bracelet that bestows great power to whoever wears it, he is able to rescue his pregnant sweetheart and escape to the ‘Big Meg’. However, an item this powerful is always being sought after, and it isn’t long before Yodie is being pursued by mysterious agents from the future who will stop at nothing to get it back…
Dead Zone will be available in paperback from 11th February from Barnes and Noble outlets, independent book shops, and comic book stores in North America, and from all good book and comic book stores in the UK. It will also be available digitally on Amazon Kindle and as DRM-free digital download from the 2000 AD webshop and apps.
From the bleak and sanitised memorials to the victims of the biological terrorist attack during Chaos Day, to the disgusting and hazardous conditions the mining slaves must endure, Dead Zone perfectly encapsulates the new Mega-City One – a place ravaged and depopulated, where crime threatens to overwhelm a Justice Department stretched wafer thin.
Wagner continues to dominate British comics writing, with another chapter in his Judge Dredd’s world that sees him continue to blend satire, horror, science-fiction, and police procedurals into a heady cocktail from this enduring and constantly evolving institution of a character.
Henry Flint’s artwork continues to astound and he has now established himself amongst the pantheon of Judge Dredd artists with a mix of dynamic action, stunning character work, and an ability to create a convincing, rounded but nuanced world in the vast metropolis of Mega-City One.
Also included in this volume is the follow-up story, Breaking Bud, which explores the consequences of the bracelet’s power falling into the hands of those unable to control it and the increasingly desperate pursuit of its true owners to recover it.
REGIONS: UK, North America, worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 11 February
PRICE: £13.99 (UK) $17.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781084267 (UK) 9781781084267 (US)
DIAMOND ORDER CODE: DEC151536
Available for pre-order from all good comic shops, the 2000 AD webshop, Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com
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