On January 15th this week, RM Guera is making his Judge Dredd Megazine debut on a story called "The Man Comes Around" written by Rob Williams. Guera, a Serbian artist based in Spain, is, of course, best known for his work on Scalped with Jason Aaron. It might seem like a far cry between Scalped and this sci-fi 11-pager but Williams does describe the story (whose title is a nod to a song and album title by Johnny Cash) as a "biblical western set amid the crazy of Mega-City One".
The story is also set to highlight the aging status of the Judge, nearing 70 in the narrative, which works well with the Cash reference, since The Man Comes Around was the great man's final album and its title song is packed with images from the Book of Revelation. The team on this story also includes Giulia Brusco on colors and Annie Parkhouse on letters.
Here's Guerra flexing his apocalyptic muscles on Judge Dredd:
As Cash says, "There's a man goin' 'round takin' names, And he decides who to free and who to blame". Very appropriate lyrics, of course.
"The Man Comes Around" will be appearing in Judge Dredd Megazine #344 this coming Wednesday, available from 2000AD's iPad app, their digital shop, and of course in print from fine retailers on both sides of the pond.