This is the first Megazine I've ever bought
So to commemorate this momentous occasion, here are my thoughts...
Dredd: Wow. It's not easy to write a story that's funny, touching, and has an epic sense of scale, but this achieves all three. A perfect way to start my first ever Megazine (did I mention that?).
Havn: Oh. Did not like. A confounding script and art that's not really my taste. Still, opening episode, might grow to like it.
Anderson: Haven't read yet, looks great though. Alan Grant on script duties, a good sign.
Lawless: Intriguing. Didn't realise this had been running so long without making it prog-side. Enjoyed it, and have put the forthcoming TBP on my wish list. (Also - Phil Winslade! Now there's a name from the (fairly recent) past. I loved Vertigo's 'Goddess'.)
What really made this edition of the Megazine, though, was the wonderful Kim Raymond interview. What a shame that his work has been slated. A pity his stint in comics was so brief - but glad to see he's prospering, and happy.
Oh yeah, and the '3rillers' freebie was a nice opportunity to catch up on some stories I hadn't read.
Overall... I wouldn't say the Megazine was as vital as the Prog... whether I continue with it will depend a lot on if I have a spare 5..9 floating around next month...