I've talked to artist Chris Burnham a few times at conventions, and I've always got the feeling that if there's one character that he's super into, more than anything else, it's 2000 AD's Judge Dredd. The guy is a fan of Mega City One's unique brand of law-enforcement thrillpower like few others, and now, he's finally getting a chance to draw him in an official capacity.

On September 30, with the release of 2000 AD prog 1950, Burnham will join the small group of American artists who have lent their skills not just to Dredd, but to the cover of the magazine. And if that wasn't enough of an incentive to check it out, it's happening just in time for one of the magazine's new reader-friendly issues, featuring the start of four new story arcs.

 

Brass Sun art by INJ Culbard

 

The lead story is, of course, a new Judge Dredd tale from John Wagner and Colin MacNeil (the team that also brought readers the epic Judge Dredd: America, which was recently released in an American softcover version), as well as a new Brass Sun story and the long-awaited return of Bad Company, last seen in 2002.

Here's the full lineup:

Judge Dredd: Serial Serial by John Wagner & Colin MacNeil
Brass Sun: Motor Head by Ian Edginton & INJ Culbard
Defoe: The London Hanged by Pat Mills & Leigh Gallagher
Bad Company: First Casulaties by Peter Milligan, Rufus Dayglo, & Jim McCarthy

 

Defoe art by Leigh Gallagher

 

2000 AD #1950 will be out on September 30 in the UK and digitally through 2000ADonline.com and the 2000 AD app.