The judge, jury and pen­sioner

Geri­atric judge­ment How artist R M Guéra rose to the chal­lenge of draw­ing an el­derly Judge Dredd

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Even he­roes get old. The long­est-run­ning char­ac­ter in 2000 AD, Judge Dredd, is now in his 70s. But, as we see in a brand new story, age hasn’t slowed him down.

The Man Comes Around sees writer Rob Wil­liams team up with artist R M Guéra, as Dredd in­ves­ti­gates a se­ries of ex­plo­sive sui­cides in Mega-City One. “I wasn’t sure how rounded his mus­cle should be,” Guéra says, “think­ing about his ad­vanc­ing years, as well as who he is. So I opted for a bonier body, one that’s an­gled by bone rather than mus­cle.”

Guéra’s trade­mark gritty Euro­pean style is per­fectly suited to Rob’s 11-page strip, so much so that fu­ture col­lab­o­ra­tions could be on the cards. “Af­ter this is­sue,” Guéra says, “I’m pretty at­tracted to the elab­o­ra­tion of it. Hope­fully we’ll work again – I re­ally en­joyed Rob’s script.”

Judge Dredd Mag­a­zine 344 is avail­able now from www.2000adon­line.com; find more from R M Guéra at www.rmguera.com.

Judge Dredd re­veals his bonier side in Guéra’s take on the ag­ing up­holder of law.

Rob’s tale of a Mega-City wracked by bomb­ings is meat for the Dredd grinder.

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