Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Rebellion Releases — 1 December 2021

Judge Klegg is the cover star of this week's 2000AD, but what's the story behind his latest appearance...

ROB WILLIAMS: Judge Dredd: the Musical is a three-part – well, four-part, really, we have a longer final part thanks to the grace of Tharg The Mighty – storyline that is the career comeback of Sensitive Klegg.
    He’s back in Mega_City One, he’s lost his royalties from his hugely successful tenure as a rapper in Sino-City. They loved him because he looked like a dragon and he rapped. So now he’s going to create his magnum opus. A hip-hop musical, not a million miles away from a Hamilton. And it’s about the life of his hero: Judge Dredd.

CHRIS WESTON: After Rob and I finished Dredd: Control we both agreed that our next Dredd strip should be a bit more humorous. Control was pretty grim in tone and imagery so it felt like a good idea to lean into more comedic material. Some of the best and most memorable episodes of Judge Dredd have been laugh-out-loud funny, especially during Grant & Wagner’s run, and Dredd: The Musical was a deliberate throwback to those.

(you can continue to read the interview at the 2000AD website.)

2000AD Prog 2260
Cover by Chris Weston

Judge Dredd: The Musical! by Rob Williams (w) Chris Weston (a) Gary Caldwell (c) Annie Parkhouse (l)
The Diaboliks: London Calling by Gordon Rennie (w) Dom Reardon (a) Jim Campbell (l)
Dexter: Lordy Jordy, King of Everything by Dan Abnett (w) Tazio Bettin (a) Matt Soffe (c) Simon Bowland (l)
Scarlet Traces: Storm Front by Ian Edginton (w) D'Israeli (a) Simon Bowland
The Out Book 2 by Dan Abnett (w) Mark Harrison (a) Annie Parkhouse (l)

Durham Red: Born Bad by Alec Worley, Ben Willsher & Lee Carter
Rebellion ISBN 978-178108973-6, 1 December 2021, 68pp, £7.99. [DIGITAL RELEASE]

The last digital-only release of 2021 is the return of fan favourite character Durham Red in a radical reimagining the character by Alec Worley and Ben Willsher! This collection follows her gun slinging adventures as the Strontium Bitch - a vampiric mutant bounty hunter feared by mutants and mere morals alike - tries to collect a bounty that doesn't want to be found. Collected in a digital-only graphic novel for the first time, this collection also features two extra holiday-themed stories, also by Worley and Willsher.

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