Judge Johnny’s back in town

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No, this isn’t a picture of Johnny Vegas embarking on another rowdy night out on Westfield Street.

The St Helens comic has had the ultimate honour for any comic fan - he’s been drawn as a character in the famous Judge Dread comics.

Johnny, a massive fan of graphic novels, appears in one of the latest 2000AD comics after he met writer Dirk Maggs.

Johnny tweeted a taster of the edition, with a picture of himself assisting Judge Dread in dispatching street punks, before gushing: “Judge Vegas in latest @2000AD issue #ProudestDayOfMy2000ADFanLife Hey @Raygun_comics hold me 40 copies!”

Vegas will, in real life, be back in St Helens this weekend watching his old pal Seymour Mace perform at the Citadel.

He will also been attending the Westfield Festival on June 21, but strictly as a fan, before heading over to Ruskin Park where he’ll take on another pal, ex-Saint Paul Sculthorpe, in a charity crown green bowling match.

Johnny Vegas and wife Maia Dunphy

Johnny Vegas and wife Maia Dunphy