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Devlin Waugh Swimming in Blood (DC/Rebellion)

First Published: October, 2004
Price: £14.99 Earth money
Cover: Devlin Waugh by Sean Phillips

NOTES
Includes interior art from Meg 3.04, covers of Megs 2.09, 3.26 & 3.29, and a text feature on the making of "Swimming in Blood"


ISBN: 1904235170

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Devlin Waugh

Swimming in Blood 9 episodes (Megs 2.01 to 2.09) 78 pages
Script: John Smith, Artist: Sean Phillips
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Brief Encounter 1 episode (Meg 2.26) 9 pages
Script: John Smith, Artist: Sean Phillips
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The Best of 2000AD Special Edition 2000
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Fetish 5 episodes (Megs 3.26 to 3.30) 85 pages
Script: John Smith, Artist: Siku
Featuring: Devlin Waugh, Judge Karyn
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Mouthful of Dust 2 episodes (Megs 3.72 to 3.73) 20 pages
Script: John Smith, Artist: Michael Gaydos
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A Love Like Blood (Judge Dredd Mega Special 1993) 6 pages
Script: John Smith, Artist: Sean Phillips
Text story
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Classic Judge Dredd 18
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Body and Soul (Judge Dredd Yearbook 1994) 9 pages
Script: John Smith, Artist: Sean Phillips
Text story
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Judge Dredd Megazine 201
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REVIEW BY JAMES MACKAY

Devlin Waugh is like few other comic-book heroes. A bodybuilding, flower-arranging priest with an eye for beautiful boys and a handy way with extremely big guns, Devlin survived a steroid abuse scandal in the Olympics to become the future Vatican City-state's chief exorcist and paranormal warrior.

As Aquatraz underwater prison - home to some of the world's most vicious killers - is overrun by a vampire infestation, a loose gang of nurses, wardens and pest controllers must come together to fight this evil menace. But around the corner lies someone even more scary. Clenching a cigarette holder between perfect teeth, he purrs "You can rest easy, gentlemen. Fingers OFF the triggers. My name is Devlin Waugh. I'm here to steal the show..."

This series, originally run in The Judge Dredd Megazine, had a positive reaction like no other before or since. In the annual poll of readers' opinions, Waugh became the first and last character ever to knock Judge Dredd off the top spot as Favourite Strip.

If you've ever wondered what would happen if Oscar Wilde and the cast of Brideshead Revisited were to be merged with Deathrace 2000, The Evil Dead and the Terminator, now's your chance to find out...