Judge Dredd Megazine To Honour Carlos Ezquerra With Issue #402

by Olly MacNamee

With a release date of November 21st, Judge Dredd #402 will be an issue that comes bagged and will be a special edition of the comic featuring 7 of the best of the late Carlos Ezquerra’s work on old stoney face himself. Ezquerra, who co-created Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog, died unexpectedly on 1st October after a battle with lung cancer. It’ll feature, amongst other strips, his first Dredd strip, ‘Bank Raid‘ which wasn’t published until years later.
Here’s the fullest of content for this special commemorative issue and the progs they originally appeared in:
Judge Dredd: Bank Raid
Script: John Wagner and Pat Mills
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra 
The original ‘first’ Dredd story that wasn’t published in 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: Halloween
Script: John Wagner
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Tom Frame
Originally published in Judge Dredd Annual 1984
Strontium Dog: Incident on Zeta
Script: Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Gordon Robson
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 573

Page 1 of ‘Bank Raid’

Future Shock: A Close Encounter of the Fatal Kind
Script: Alan Grant
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra 
Letters: Pete Knight
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 102
Judge Dredd: By Private Contract
Script: John Wagner
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Annie Parkhouse
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 2000 (2016)
What if… Max Bubba Hadn’t Killed Wulf?
Writer: Alan Grant
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Ellie De Ville
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 1772
Tharg the Mighty: This is Your Life
Artist: Carlos Ezquerra
Letters: Jack Potter
Originally published in 2000 AD Prog 155
Carlos Ezquerra

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