Digital 2000 AD Prog 1362
Judge Dredd » The In Club (Part 1)
Mega-City One, 2125 - vast metropolis on the eastern seaboard of post-apocalyptic North America, where crime spirals out of control. This urban nightmare is home to 400 million citizens - every one a potential criminal - and with unemployment endemic and boredom universal, tensions run a constant knife-edge. With the citizens crammed into giant citi-blocks, the overcrowding - coupled with the stress of living in the 22nd century - means petty frustrations can often boil over into sudden violence. Only the Judges can prevent total anarchy - empowered to dispense instant justice, these future lawman are judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of the all is JUDGE DREDD - he is the Law!
Durham Red » The Empty Suns Book 1 (Part 1)
Awakening after 1,200 years in suspended animation, mutant vampire DURHAM RED found herself being worshipped by mutants as Saint Scarlet. Persecuted by the human Iconoclasts, the mutants entreated her to lead them in a galaxy-spanning holy war against mankind, but Red refused to accept the responsibility. Instead, together with her Iconoclast lover Matteus Godolkin and follower Judas Harrow, she entered the mysterious region of space known as The Vermin Stars to free the psychically powerful mutant called Offspring to stop the war by destroying both mutant and human armies, but the Offspring betrayed her and released a pathogen that would exterminate mankind forever...
Dead Men Walking » Dead Men Walking (Part 1)
Some point in the future, in another galaxy, Jude has been in and out of every prison in the system, but despite her reputation as a habitual escapee, nothing can prepare her for Lazarus. This is where the worst of the worst end up - a sentence to Lazarus is in all senses a death sentence. Ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt governor Rosa Karn and her robot guards - headed by the fearsome Dreadnought - prisoners are worked to the end of their lives in the ore-rich mines, their every moment captured on the tiny cameras inserted in the contact lenses they are forced to wear. With no possibility of reprieve, the word is that nobody gets off Lazarus alive, but Jude is determined to prove the exception to the rule...
Synnamon » Facing Mecha (Part 1)
The United States of Earth, 2123. SYNNAMON is the top agent for Earth's External Security Directorate, working - often undercover - across the colonised worlds of U.S,E to destabilise any threats to the system. Enhanced with state-of-the-art photo-epidermal tattoos - giving her a chameleon quality and the ability to project information across her skin - she also has retinal/neural implants delivering instant information directly to her brain from her surly and smart-mouthed A.I. companion Ascheta. Capable of transferring itself from combat unit to starship, Ascheta is the highly advanced prototype of A.I. technology developed by Macaulay Industries. Sexy and seductive, woe betide anyone who stands between Synnamon and her mission...