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Hondo City Law

Way of the (Cyber) Samurai!

Illustrated by Colin MacNeil and Frank Quitely
Published by 2000 AD
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Japanese Judges have to contendwith violent crime and ancient tradition in a collection of fast-paced tales. Set in the universe of Judge Dredd, but taking placein a very different kind of city, this is a whole new brand of justice...

WAY OF THE (CYBER) SAMURAI!

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. Though the Samurai-like Judge Inspectors are seen to be in charge, the Yakuza crime Syndicates still have a hold on power. Here is a slice of Hondo City law…

Featuring thrilling stories by John Wagner (A History of Violence, Judge Dredd) and Robbie Morrison (The Authority, Shakara), this collection also contains stunning artwork from Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, We3) and Andy Clarke (Detective Comics, Batman and Robin).

About The Authors

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.

John Wagner has been scripting for 2000 AD for more years than he cares to remember. His creations include Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Ace Trucking, Al’s Baby, Button Man and Mean Machine. Outside of 2000 AD his credits include Star Wars, Lobo, The Punisher and the critically acclaimed A History of Violence.

About The Illustrators

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!

Superstar artist Frank Quitely first wowed 2000 AD fans with his work on Shimura and Missionary Man. He broke into the US comics’ scene, working with 2000 AD writer Grant Morrison on Flex Mentallo and JLA: Earth 2. The pair would continue to collaborate on such titles as New X-Men, We3 and All-Star Superman, the latter two titles winning various Eisner Awards between 2005-2007.

Product Details

  • Publisher: 2000 AD (August 16, 2011)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781907519918

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