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Judge Anderson: PSI Files Volume 4 (2014)
on 1 September 2014
Anything goes (usually illegally) in Mega-City One but esoteric concerns have always been better suited to Anderson’s corner than that of the typical street judges. There’s a lot of that kind of thing in Vol 4 and she’s at the centre of it.
The first part finishes Steve Sampson’s excellent run on art duties. He returns the reins to series regular Arthur Ranson for a multi-part epic that manages to be set present day (for the Meg) and simultaneously be tied into an event that happened prior Necropolis. It could've been a mess but it isn't, it works and it references a lot of history while doing so.
Something that not’s unique to 2000 AD and the Megazine, but certainly isn't commonplace in comics, is the acknowledgement that characters get older. They have a finite period of usefulness. For Judges that means it’s only a matter of time before they’re either dead or forced to take the Long Walk into the Cursed Earth. Anderson isn't at that stage yet.