BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE HONDO! Samurai-like Judges rule the streets of Japan's mega-city in the world of Judge Dredd. Tackling organised crime and futuristic Ronin, it takes Judges like the renowned Judge Shimura to keep the streets safe.
WAY OF THE RONIN!
Hondo City is the Japanese Equivalent of Mega-City One - a large, sprawling urban mass policed by a Justice Department. Culturally however, it is totally different. While on the forefront of modern technology, the Hondo-citizens remain tied to the roots and customs of feudal Japan, while the Samurai-like Judge Inspectors who police the city, have been plagued by cases of corruption. Fortunately, judges like Aiko Inaba are upholding the law while questioning the authority of Justice Central.
From giant city-stomping beasts to vengeful ronin from beyond the grave, Hondo City life can be crazier than a pocketful of Pokémon! This collection features a host of 2000 AD comic talent, including Robbie Morrison (The Authority, Nikolai Dante), Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd, Insurrection), Colin Wilson (Star Wars, Rogue Trooper), Cliff Robinson (Judge Dredd, Judge Anderson) and Steve Parkhouse (The Bojeffries Saga, Doctor Who).
Robbie Morrison is one of 2000 AD’s most popular writers, having co-created The Bendatti Vendetta, Shakara, Shimura and Vanguard, as well as being one of the select few writers to have chronicled the adventures of Judge Dredd in 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine. He is also co-creator of fan-favourite strip Nikolai Dante, which won an Eagle award for ‘Best Character’ in 2002, beating Judge Dredd to this accolade for the first time in almost twenty years. In the US, he has written Spider-Man’s Tangled Web for Marvel and The Authority for DC/WildStorm. His and artist Charlie Adlard’s critically acclaimed graphic novel White Death has also been hugely successful in both Europe and the US.
British-born writer, artist and letterer Steve Parkhouse started his career at Marvel comics where he worked on Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Back in the UK he was one of the first artists to work on the acclaimed anthology Warrior, co-creating The Bojeffries Saga with writer Alan Moore and he also worked for Marvel UK, writing Night Raven which was illustrated by David Lloyd and The Black Knight – both of which ran in Hulk Weekly. Having enjoyed a successful run writing Dr. Who Weekly with Dave Gibbons on art chores, Steve also illustrated several strips for 2000 AD, including Judge Dredd, Luke Kirby and Morrison and Millar’s Big Dave.
Cliff Robinson is one of 2000 AD’s longest-serving artists, having made his debut with a Future Shock way back in Prog 362! Since then, he has co-created Mother Earth, and illustrated numerous Judge Dredd strips, as well as Future Shocks, Judge Anderson and Venus Bluegenes.
Since joining 2000 AD in 1986 Colin MacNeil has worked on many strips, including Chopper: Song of the Surfer and the infamous death of Johnny Alpha in Strontium Dog: The Final Solution. He went on to collaborate with John Wagner on the award-winning America for the Judge Dredd Megazine. He has also worked on Shimura, Maelstrom and Fiends of the Eastern Front: Stalingrad, and, outside of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, provided the atmospheric artwork on Bloodquest for Games Workshop. He also enjoys creating large abstract paintings. He says it’s art therapy!