It’s an eventful week in the world of Mega City One and it’s most famous vehicle of the law. Not only is this week’s 2000 AD a milestone issue and a fantastic jumping on point for new readers, but there’s a fantastic new creator owned series ‘Ordinary’ from Rob Williams and D’Israeli debuting in Judge Dredd’s Megazine #340 as well as a comic book sequel of the Dredd movie. But this Wednesday the 18th September is s also a day of action for fans of the recent Dredd movie who are attempting to get the movie a sequel with an international day of action. It’s never been a better time to be a digital Dredd fan!

It’s been a bumper week for must-read digital comics thank to the San Diego Comic Con, but here are some of our favourites for you to enjoy in the Sunday Digest, including Top Shelf’s Monster on the Hill, PJ Holden and Si Spurrier’s Numbercruncher and Erik Evensen’s The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay.

JUDGE_DREDD_YEARONE_01_CovSUBIt’s been a fantastic week for all things Dredd. Not only have we seen a whole collection of classic titles released for Kindle and Nook, but last week IDW Publishing launched the brilliant Judge Dredd: Year One, (read our review of it here). We wanted to find out more about how this awesome prequel came about and so who better to ask about it than long time Tharg lackey and Year One script droid Matt Smith, who shared some of Dredd’s most revealing early secrets before being carted off to an Iso Cube.

Dredd-head-PJ-HoldenIf anyone was going to embrace the world of digital comics then you’d think the ‘art droids’ of legendary British comic 2000AD would be there at the forefront. To find out just how much they are loving this new high-tech world of comics, we cornered long time art-bot PJ Holden, who has been slaving away at Tharg’s drawing desks for more than a decade, and we got him to spill his circuits on whether he has banished his pen and ink brushs to the trash heap and  just how the world of digital is affecting the the Mega City One lawman.

The art of writing a Christmas special isn’t easy. Whatever medium you’re working in the need to avoid mawkishness, sentimentality or twee cliche is a tricky one to get right, so what do you do if you are Britain’s leading sci-fi comic? Well in the case of the 2000AD Christmas Special they have gone for quantity rather than seasonal themed merriment. This bumper issue features 100+ pages, to keep you going over the festive period, and is packed with the usual high quality action adventure you would expect. With several epic stories coming to their conclusion in the last few months,  new series and story arcs begin with this issue, and so there has never been a better time to get into 2000AD

Having graced the pages of 2000AD since 1977, Judge Dredd is a quintessentially British comic book creation, mixing bleak dystopian science-fiction with sharp satire and a black, often odd-ball, sense of humour. Getting the recipe right is a fine art that only a handful of greats have managed to do with aplomb. Which brings us to this, the first issue of a new ongoing Judge Dredd series from IDW Publishing. This is the second attempt at bringing the Mega City lawman to a wider (i.e. US) audience, after a short run with DC in the early 1990s. But as is often the case when Dredd is taken out of the safe confines of his homeland it is never quite the same, and with this new incarnation it looks like Dredd, it reads like Dredd, but there’s something missing.

Everyone loves zombies, and the only thing better than the undead is when an unlikely hero takes on the hordes of the undead for our enjoyment. We’ve had Egg from this Life in the Walking Dead, cabbage chucking pot plants in Plants vs. Zombies and and even Marvel Superheroes, but this week there’s a new corpse splutterer is about to take on the task – Mega City One’s finest lawman Judge Dredd.