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Judge Dredd


2000AD prog 168 cover by Mike McMahon; 2000 AD and Judge Dredd copyright Rebellion A/S 2005. Download high resolution version (626x768, 172 KB)2000 AD prog 168, cover bt Mike McMahon This image is a book cover. ... Cover of the first issue of 2000 AD, 26 February 1977. ... Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon, 2000 AD prog 2, 1977 Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon, 2000 AD prog 85, 1978 This article is about Mike McMahon the comics artist. ...

Publisher IPC Media (Fleetway) to 1999, thereafter Rebellion Developments
First appearance 2000 AD #2 (1977)
Created by John Wagner
Carlos Ezquerra
Characteristics
Alter ego Joe Dredd
Affiliations Mega-City One Justice Department, Academy of Law; Luna 1 Justice Department
Notable aliases The Dead Man, Old Stony Face
Abilities none, notably wields a 'lawgiver' pistol and rides a 'lawmaster' motorbike; excellent marksman and quick thinker; bionic eyes (implanted after time-travelling mission to the City of the Damned) grant 20/20 vision and reduced blinking rate; cited as being "psi-immune"[citation needed]

This article is about the the comic-book character. For the 1995 film based on the comic, see Judge Dredd (film). For the 1970s reggae/ska performer, see Judge Dread. IPC Media is a large British publishing company, mainly producing consumer magazines. ... Rebellion Developments is a British computer games company, based in Oxford, who are most famous for the first Aliens versus Predator game. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... This is a list of comics-related events in 1977. ... John Wagner is a comics writer who has also written under the pseudonyms John Howard, T.B. Grover, Mike Stott, Keef Ripley, Rick Clark and Brian Skuter, among others. ... Carlos Sanchez Ezquerra (November 1947, Zaragoza), is a Spanish comics artist who works mainly in British comics and currently lives in Andorra. ... For the Mystery Science Theater 3000 character, see Pearl Forrester. ... Judge Dredd is a 1995 action film based on the Judge Dredd strip in the British comic 2000 AD. Fans critical of this film, regarded it as a failure. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This page is about the musical style. ... Alexander Minto Hughes (1945 - March 12, 1998), better known as Judge Dread, a British reggae and ska artist. ...


Judge Dredd (Joe Dredd or Joseph Dredd) is a comics character whose strip in the British science fiction anthology 2000 AD is the magazine's longest running (having been featured there since its second issue in 1977). Dredd is a law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judiciary and government. Dredd and his fellow Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence and even execute criminals on the spot. He was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, although editor Pat Mills also deserves some credit for his early development. Comics (or, less commonly, sequential art) is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Cover of the first issue of 2000 AD, 26 February 1977. ... This is a list of comics-related events in 1977. ... John Wagner is a comics writer who has also written under the pseudonyms John Howard, T.B. Grover, Mike Stott, Keef Ripley, Rick Clark and Brian Skuter, among others. ... Carlos Sanchez Ezquerra (November 1947, Zaragoza), is a Spanish comics artist who works mainly in British comics and currently lives in Andorra. ... Pat Mills, nicknamed the godfather of British comics, is a comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since. ...


Judge Dredd is possibly amongst Britain's best known home-grown comic book characters. His name is sometimes invoked to describe politicians or police who overstep their powers, most recently by Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty. [1] Shami Chakrabarti (born in London, June 16, 1969) has been the director of Liberty since September 2003. ... Liberty is a pressure group based in the United Kingdom. ...

Contents

Publishing history

When Pat Mills was developing 2000 AD, he brought in his former writing partner, John Wagner, to develop characters. Wagner had written various Dirty Harry-style "tough cop" stories for other titles, and suggested a character who took that concept to its logical extreme, imagining an ultra-violent lawman patrolling a future New York City with the power to administer instant justice. Mills had developed a horror strip called Judge Dread but abandoned the idea as unsuitable for the new comic, but the name, with minor modification, was adopted by Wagner for his ultimate lawman. Dirty Harry is a 1971 film directed by Don Siegel. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Horror fiction is, broadly, fiction in any medium intended to scare, unsettle, or horrify the reader. ...


The task of visualising the character was given to Carlos Ezquerra, a Spanish artist who had worked for Mills before on Battle Picture Weekly. Wagner gave Ezquerra an advertisement for the film Death Race 2000, showing the character Frankenstein clad in black leather on a motorbike, as a suggestion for what the character should look like. Ezquerra elaborated on this greatly, adding body-armour, zips and chains, which Wagner originally thought over the top. Wagner's initial script was rewritten by Mills and drawn up by Ezquerra, but when the art came back a rethink was necessary. The hardware and cityscapes Ezquerra had drawn were far more futuristic than the near-future setting originally intended, but Mills decided to run with it and set the strip further into the future. Battle Picture Weekly, later known as Battle Action, was a British war comic published by IPC Magazines from (issues dates) 8 March 1975 to 23 January 1988, when it merged with Eagle. ... Death Race 2000 is a cult action film directed by Paul Bartel in 1975; it is rated R. The movie takes place in a dystopian view of American society in the year 2000. ...


By this stage, however, Wagner had quit, disillusioned that a proposed buy-out (which would have given him and Mills a greater financial stake in the comic) had fallen through. Mills was reluctant to lose Judge Dredd and farmed the strip out to a variety of freelance writers, hoping to develop it further. Their scripts were given to a variety of artists as Mills tried to find a strip which would provide a good introduction to the character, all of which meant that Dredd would not be ready for 2000 AD's first issue, launched in February 1977. The original launch story written by Wagner and drawn by Ezquerra was finally published several years later in an annual.


The story chosen to introduce the character was submitted by Peter Harris, extensively re-written by Mills, and including an idea suggested by sub-editor Kelvin Gosnell. It was drawn by newcomer Mike McMahon. In it, Dredd brought to justice a criminal who had murdered another Judge and was hiding out in the ruins of the Empire State Building. The story introduced the motifs that would mark out Dredd: novel future crimes are resolved by hi-tech police procedure, with Dredd delivering a severe punishment. In this case, the villain is banished to a penal colony located on a traffic island. The strip debuted in prog 2, but Ezquerra, angry that another artist had drawn the first published strip, quit and returned to work for Battle. Wagner, however, soon swallowed his pride and returned to the character, starting in prog 9. His "Robot Wars" storyline was drawn by a rotating team of artists, including McMahon, Ezquerra, Ron Turner and Ian Gibson, and marked the point where Dredd became the most popular character in the comic, a position he has rarely relinquished. Dredd's city, which now covered most of North America's east coast, became known as Mega-City One. Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon, 2000 AD prog 2, 1977 Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon, 2000 AD prog 85, 1978 This article is about Mike McMahon the comics artist. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, declared by the American Society of Civil Engineers to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. ... Halo Jones, drawn by Ian Gibson Ian Gibson is a British comic book artist, best known for his 1980s black and white work for 2000 AD. His sketchy, cartoonish style lends itself best to humourous strips, such as Robo-Hunter and Ace Trucking Co. ... Mega-City One is a huge fictional city covering much of what is now the Eastern United States in the Judge Dredd comic book series. ...


The character has appeared in almost every issue since, the bulk of the stories written by Wagner (between 1980 and 1988, in collaboration with Alan Grant). Other illustrators of the strip have included Brian Bolland, Ron Smith, Steve Dillon and Cam Kennedy. Alan Grant This page is about the comic book writer. ... Bollands cover to Hellstorm: Prince Of Lies #16. ... Ron Smith, born 1924, is a British comics artist best known for drawing Judge Dredd for 2000 AD in the 1970s and 80s, but whose career stretches back to Deed-a-day Danny in 1949. ... Steve Dillon is a British comic book artist. ... Cam Kennedy is a Scottish comicbook artist. ...


Since 1990 Dredd has also headlined his own title, the Judge Dredd Megazine. With Wagner concentrating his energies there, the Dredd strip in 2000 AD was left to younger writers such as Garth Ennis, Mark Millar, Grant Morrison and John Smith. Their efforts were not popular with fans, and sales fell. Wagner returned to writing the character full-time in 1997. Recently, many strips have been written by Gordon Rennie, and in interviews Rennie and Wagner have indicated that there is a plan for Wagner to retire once Rennie has established himself. Judge Dredd Megazine is a British magazine featuring comic strips set in the world of Judge Dredd, launched in October 1990. ... Garth Ennis Garth Ennis (born January 16, 1970 in Holywood, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish comics writer, best known for the DC/Vertigo series Preacher, co-created with artist Steve Dillon. ... Mark Millar (born December 24, 1969) is a Scottish comic book writer born in Coatbridge. ... Grant Morrison (born January 31, 1960, Glasgow) is a Scottish comic book writer and artist. ... John Smith is a British comics writer best known for his work on 2000 AD and Crisis. ... Gordon Rennie is a former music journalist turned comics writer, responsible for White Trash: Moronic Inferno, as well as several comic strips for 2000 AD and novels for Warhammer Fantasy. ...


Character biography

Judge Dredd from his first story, as drawn by Mike McMahon
Judge Dredd from his first story, as drawn by Mike McMahon

Joe Dredd, one of a number of clones of Chief Judge Fargo, is the most famous of the elite corps of Judges that run Mega-City One with the power not only to enforce the law, but also to instantly sentence offenders -- and (if necessary) execute them. Dredd has a large, computer-driven "Lawmaster" motorbike, which mounts powerful cannons, and has full artificial intelligence, and is capable of responding to orders from the Judge and driving itself. It is also connected to the Justice Department who can receive and transmit information from and to the bike and is equipped with a video communication system. He also has a "Lawgiver" handgun (DNA-coded to recognize his palm-print alone) that fires six types of bullets; a daystick; a bootknife; and, a uniform with a helmet that obscures all of his face except his mouth and jaw. His entire face is never shown in the strip (however, see The Dead Man below). In an early story written by Mills Dredd is forced to remove his helmet and the other characters react as if he is disfigured but the artwork by Massimo Bellardinelli was not satisfactory and Dredd's face was covered by a faux censorship sticker. A frequently used phrase in the series is "I am the Law." Some see Dredd as a personification of the idea of Law, thus his face cannot be shown because as The Law he transcends any particular form. This is not to say, however, that he is totally inhuman. Throughout the strip he displays emotions (mostly anger) and irony: Another common Dredd quote is "Democracy is not for the people", a short sentence containing the Judge's very human opinion of other humans -- that they need to be very strictly controlled. However it should be noted that Dredd supported a referendum on the reintroduction of democracy in the story America. Judge Dredd, drawn by Mike McMahon for the first ever story This work is copyrighted. ... Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon, 2000 AD prog 2, 1977 Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon, 2000 AD prog 85, 1978 This article is about Mike McMahon the comics artist. ... Cloning is the process of recreating an identical copy of an original organism or thing. ... Chief Judge Eustace Fargo is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd universe. ... Judge is a title held by several significant spores in the Judge Dredd series, which appears in the British comic book 2000 AD. In the fictional future history of the series, the role of Judge combines those of judge and police officer, thus avoiding long legal wrangles by allowing for... Mega-City One is a huge fictional city covering much of what is now the Eastern United States in the Judge Dredd comic book series. ... // Hondas intelligent humanoid robot AI redirects here. ... For the Mystery Science Theater 3000 character, see Pearl Forrester. ... Massimo Bellardinelli is an Italian born comic artist mostly known for his work in 2000AD. Bellardinelli had worked on a number of IPC titles and when 2000AD was being developed he landed the plum job of drawing Dan Dare that was to have been the feature strip of the new... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Irony is a literary or rhetorical device in which there is a gap or incongruity between what a speaker or a writer says, and what is understood. ... Perhaps the quintessential Judge Dredd story. ...


Dredd used to share his flat with a domestic robot called Walter the Wobot who performed all his domestic chores. Walter has a speech impediment, hence the name. Dredd also had a landlady called Maria. Both Walter and his landlady were kidnapped several times by criminals, and Walter has been destroyed at least once. In later years, Dredd threw out both Walter and Maria, and eventually left his flat, preferring ten minutes on a sleep machine in the Grand Hall of Justice. Maria sank into poverty and eventually died, homeless and alone. Walter tried to set up his own business, but it was shut down by Dredd. Bitterly, he plotted a second Robot Rebellion, and was defeated by Judge Giant, though not before shooting Dredd. As a free robot, Walter was sentenced to imprisonment rather than destruction. Walter later repented, and petitioned Judge Dredd to release him. Dredd agreed, on condition that Walter resume work as a servo-droid, releasing him into the custody and service of Mrs Gunderson. ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... Walter was Judge Dredds house robot. ... Speech disorders are a type of communication disorders where normal speech is disrupted. ... Judge Dredd Megazine cover for the What ever happened to? issue about the Giant family, by Cliff Robinson. ...


As the strip occurs in real time, Dredd is currently more than sixty years old. However, his vitality is explained in the context of the stories with allusions to rejuvenation treatments. Recently, characters in the comic have mentioned that Dredd is not as young and fit as he used to be.


Joe is nicknamed "Old Stoneyface", a name he apparently acquired while still a cadet. More recently, he has become known as the "Old Man"; though not confirmed, Joe is likely the oldest Judge still on active street duty. The recent Black Flame novels and strips have confirmed that Joe is well aware he is living on borrowed time, with his replacements already being lined up. These include clones like Judge Rico and Cadet Dolman, and also street judges like Judge Giant, who often partners with Dredd. Rico Dredd is a fictional character who has appeared in the comics in 2000 AD magazine, notably in The Return of Rico (in 2000 AD #30, 1977). ... Judge Dredd Megazine cover for the What ever happened to? issue about the Giant family, by Cliff Robinson. ...


Family and Friends

Dredd's loyalty is to the law, first and foremost. However, he does have relationships.


Joe is a clone, along with his brother Rico. However, something went bad in Rico, forcing Joe to turn him in. Twenty years later, Rico returned seeking revenge. This attack failed and Joe was forced to kill him. In spite of Rico's status as a perp, a wounded Joe chose to carry him out of the apartment where Rico had died, stating "He ain't heavy, he's my brother".


Joe also has a niece, Vienna, who was fathered by Rico in jail. Vienna has inherited some of their combat skills, and they have a close relationship (for Dredd). Joe has gone out of his way to save her on occasion, and they get on relatively well.


Joe's first clone, Rico II, is often mistaken for Dredd. He eventually inherited Dredd's apartment at Rowdy Yates.


Joe's best "friend" is probably Judge Giant II. They often work together and, Rico II notwithstanding, Giant is seen as Dredd's replacement (though Giant has always acknowledged that that is an impossible task).


Joe has known Chief Judge Hershey for twenty years; like all Chief Judges since Goodman, Joe has easy access to her, but they also have a personal relationship based on mutual respect for each other.


Dredd's world

The strip is set 122 years in the future. The timeline is worth noting, because the strip appears in real time - thus, as the Dredd strip has been published since 1977, Dredd has aged 29 years as of 2006. The Earth has been badly damaged by a series of international conflicts, much of the planet has turned to desert, and prior to this, populations have tended to aggregate in enormous conurbations known as 'mega-cities'. The world of Judge Dredd is centred on the megalopolis of Mega-City One. Within Mega-City One, extensive automation (including the creation of a caste of intelligent robots) has rendered the majority of the population jobless. As a consequence, the general population is prone to embracing any fashion that comes along. Much of the remaining world's geography is somewhat vague, although other mega-cities have been referred to and visited in the strip. A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities or towns which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ... Megalopolis (Greek: large city, great city) can mean: The town of Megalópoli (Μεγαλοπολη), Megalopolis, Greece. ... Mega-City One is a huge fictional city covering much of what is now the Eastern United States in the Judge Dredd comic book series. ...


Mega-City One's population (of 400 million) lives in gigantic tower blocks, each holding some fifty thousand or so people. Each is named after some historical person or TV character (Dredd used to live in the Rowdy Yates block); there is usually some very British, ironic joke in the names of the blocks. For instance, Rowdy Yates was a character in the U.S. TV cowboy drama Rawhide, played by a young Clint Eastwood. Eastwood would later play "Dirty Harry" -- one of the thematic influences upon which Judge Dredd was based. A number of stories feature rivalries between different blocks, on one occasion (recounted in the story "Block Mania") breaking into gunfire wars between them. The Judges' possessing such arbitrary and total powers reflect the difficulty of maintaining any order at all in a Mega-City's stifling environment. Rawhide was a television western series that aired on American network CBS from 1959-1966, which starred Eric Fleming and launched the career of Clint Eastwood, who played Rowdy Yates. ... Rawhide was a television western series about cattle drives that aired on CBS from 1959-1966, which starred Eric Fleming and launched the career of Clint Eastwood, who played Rowdy Yates. ... This article refers to the actor/producer/director. ... Block Mania is a Judge Dredd story that appeared in the British comic 2000 AD. The story starts off with what seems to be a typical Block War, as seen in the previous Dredd stories. ...


Despite its frequent disasters, Mega-City One stretches from around Boston to Charlotte. Although no date is given in the strip, the Judge Dredd Role-Playing Game (using as its framework the unofficial chronology featured in the 1984 Judge Dredd Annual) cites Mega-City One as being established in 2031. At its height, the city contained a population of about 800 million; the current population is less than half of that. There are three other major population centres in Dredd's Northern America - Mega-City Two (from around San Diego into Baja California) and Texas City (formerly Mega-City Three). Mega-City Four is centered on the Chicago-Great Lakes area. The centre of the continent is a nuclear desert called the Cursed Earth. Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub of the Universe (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America Location in Massachusetts Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (D) Area    - City 232. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City 280. ... Mega-City Two is a huge fictional city covering five thousand square miles of the Californian West Coast in the Judge Dredd comic book series. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin... Baja California (literally lower California in Spanish) is the northernmost state of Mexico. ... The Cursed Earth is a part of the fictional universe recounted in the Judge Dredd series that appears in the UK comic book 2000 AD. Following the Atomic Wars of 2070 most of the U.S.A. became a radioactive wasteland. ...


Nuclear deserts and destruction elsewhere are also extensive. In South America, a new desert extends from Nicaragua, covering Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and pushing far into Amazonas. Cities in South America are Brasília, Ciudad Barranquilla, and on the western side the Pan-Andes Conurb and South-Am City. The majority of the Caribbean islands have been destroyed, and the water there and across much of the north Atlantic is severely polluted, and is now known as the Black Atlantic. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Amazonas is the largest state of Brazil, located in the northern part of the country. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Brasília from space, November 1990 Cathedral of Brasília at night Brasília is the capital of Brazil with a population of 2,282,049 [1]. Located in the Brazilian Federal District, the city is famous for its urban planning, daring architecture and rapid population growth. ... Cuidad Barranquilla, also known as Banana City, is a huge fictional city covering much of Central America in the Judge Dredd comic book series. ... This is a list of inhabited islands in the Caribbean. ... The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of the Earths surface. ...


Europe has suffered considerable reshaping, especially the south. A desert covers much of eastern France, extending south into Spain and across to cover much of Central Europe. Classical Greece is gone, as are parts of Turkey. The Black Sea and the Caspian Sea are now joined. In Europe the major cities are Brit-Cit (covering all of southern England), Calhab (part of Scotland), Euro-City (eastern France), Vatican City (most of Italy) and Ciudad España (eastern Spain). Ireland is now known as the Emerald Isle, essentially an enormous theme park re-creating a stereotypical view of traditional Irish life. Further east into Asia are more nuclear deserts, the ruins of East-Meg One (destroyed by Dredd in a massive nuclear strike at the climax of the Apocalypse War), and further east the megalopolis of East-Meg Two. World map showing Europe Political map (neighboring countries in Asia and Africa also shown) Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ... Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... Map of the Black Sea. ... The Caspian Sea is the largest lake on Earth by both area and volume,[1] with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometres (143,244 mi²) and a volume of 78,200 cubic kilometres (18,761 mi³).[2] It is a landlocked endorheic body of water and lies between... Brit-Cit is a huge fictional city in Judge Dredd which covers the south of England and bordering on the Black Atlantic. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen of the UK Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by... In modern usage, a stereotype is a simplified mental picture of an individual or group of people who share a certain characteristic (or stereotypical) qualities. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... ...


In Asia, separated from East-Meg Two by an extensive nuclear desert, are Sino-City One and -Two in eastern China, with Hong Tong built in the remains of Hong Kong; Hondo City on the remains of the islands of Japan; and Indo City (also called Nu-Delhi) in southern India. Between Hondo and Sino-City lies the Radlands of Ji, a nuclear desert full of chaos magic and many violent outlaw gangs & martial arts schools. Into the Blue Pacific cities survive in south-east Australia, the Sydney-Melbourne Conurb, and on a number of Pacific islands. Borneo has been covered in mutagens, as have all of Indonesia's islands which are now linked by a network of mutant coral; called "The Web", this network of islands is a lawless hotbed of crime. Hondo City is a huge fictional city covering most of Japan in the Judge Dredd comic book series. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Melbournes Yarra River is popular area for walking, jogging, cycling and relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced either or [1]) is the second most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Borneo (left) and Sulawesi. ...


The Middle East is without major cities, being either nuclear or natural deserts; the Mediterranean coast is heavily damaged by mutagens. In Africa much of the south is nuclear desert, South Africa proper has been shattered and is entirely uninhabitable, and the continent is now known as Pan-Africa. The major cities are Umur (Libya), New Jerusalem (north-east Ethiopia), Luxor City (Egypt) and Simba City (Cameroon). Lake Victoria is enlarged and has been renamed the Kenyatta Sea. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... Pan-Africa is what remains of Africa following the Atom Wars in the Judge Dredd comic book series, and is the home of several Megacities. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew:  , Yerushaláyim or Yerushalaim; Arabic:  , al-Quds (the Holy); official Arabic in Israel: أورشليم القدس, Urshalim-al-Quds (combining the Hebrew Bible and common usage Arabic names) is the capital and largest city of the State of Israel with a population of 724,000 (as of May 24, 2006[1... Adult Simba from The Lion King Simba is a fictional lion character and the protagonist of Disneys popular 1994 animated feature film The Lion King. ... Lake Victoria or Victoria Nyanza (also known as Ukerewe and Nalubaale) is one of the Great Lakes of Africa. ... Jomo Kenyatta (October 20, 1892?–August 22, 1978) was an African politician, the first Prime Minister (1963–1964) and President (1964–1978) of an independent Kenya. ...


The high levels of pollution have created instances of mutation in humans and animals. The Mega-Cities largely operate on a system of genetic normalcy making expulsion from the cities the worst punishment possible.


Earth's moon has been colonised, with a series of large domes forming Luna City. Bulk composition of the Moons mantle and crust estimated, weight percent Oxygen 42. ...


Continuity errors have crept into the history at various stages. An example is an early story featuring a mad scientist who experimented with human cloning - despite the fact that it had already been revealed that many Judges, including Dredd himself, were clones. The most glaring one is the reference to the penal colony for rogue Judges on Titan, which is said in the strip at various stages to orbit either Jupiter or Saturn (the latter is correct), seemingly at the whim of the writer at the time. Cloning is the process of recreating an identical copy of an original organism or thing. ... Atmospheric characteristics Pressure 146. ... Adjective Jovian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 70 kPa Hydrogen ~86% Helium ~14% Methane 0. ... Adjective Saturnian Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ...


The Judge system

Each street Judge acts as police, judge, jury and, if necessary, executioner. However, contrary to popular belief, Judges rarely carry out executions, and, in general the death penalty in Mega-City One is abolished. Numerous writers have used the Judge system to satirize contemporary politics. The judges are, in theory, rendered absolutely incorruptible by the psychological conditioning they receive -- although this has been subverted on several occasions to various degrees. One of the worst instances was by the insane Judge Cal who manipulated his way to the office of Chief Judge. Once he had absolute power, he proceeded to behave much like his namesake Caligula, even appointing his pet goldfish as his Deputy Chief Judge. Dredd was the leader of the rebel Judges who overthrew Cal; after Cal's death at the hands of Fergee, a dweller of the Mega-City's undercity, Dredd was offered the job of Chief Judge. He refused it, believing that he was needed far more out on the streets. Judge is a title held by several significant spores in the Judge Dredd series, which appears in the British comic book 2000 AD. In the fictional future history of the series, the role of Judge combines those of judge and police officer, thus avoiding long legal wrangles by allowing for... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the State as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offenses. ... Chief Judge Cal is a fictional character in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. He was loosely based on the real life Roman Emperor Caligula, who was insane. ... The Chief Judge of Mega-City One is dictator and head of state of the fictional future city of around 400 million people in 22nd-century America. ... Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (August 31, 12 – January 24, 41), most commonly known as Caligula, was the third Roman Emperor and a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, ruling from 37 to 41. ... Fergee is a fictional character in the Judge Dredd universe, first introduced in prog 100 of the UK comic book 2000AD. Finding himself on the wrong side of the law more than once, Fergee finally sought refuge from the Judges in the Undercity. ... The Undercity is a part of the fictional universe recounted in the Judge Dredd series that appears in the UK comic book 2000 AD. In the comic strip, the cities of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States had become so polluted that by the end of the twenty first...


However, following the events in Wilderlands Dredd entered his nomination for Chief Judge as part of an investigation. When the investigation was over he let his nomination stand, eventually losing the vote to Judge Volt. Chief Judge Hadrian Volt is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. He was chief judge of Mega-City One between 2116 and 2121. ...


Various versions of the Judge system hold power in all the Mega-Cities of Dredd's world. There is an international charter which countries and city states join upon instituting a Judge system.


Major Judge Dredd storylines

2000AD Cover artwork from The Cursed Earth storyline, artwork by Mike McMahon.
2000AD Cover artwork from The Cursed Earth storyline, artwork by Mike McMahon.

There have been a number of Judge Dredd storylines that have either significantly developed the "Dredd mythos" or have been "epic" in scale (i.e., been multi-part stories). Some of these include: Download high resolution version (604x768, 151 KB)2000 AD prog 85 cover: Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon This image is the cover of an individual issue of a comic book. ... Download high resolution version (604x768, 151 KB)2000 AD prog 85 cover: Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon This image is the cover of an individual issue of a comic book. ... The Cursed Earth was the second extended storyline of the Judge Dredd character to appear in 2000 AD. The series is most notable because it was written by Pat Mills and added many core elements to the backstory of the world of Mega City One. ... Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon, 2000 AD prog 2, 1977 Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon, 2000 AD prog 85, 1978 This article is about Mike McMahon the comics artist. ...

  • The Return of Rico (prog 30) Joe Dredd's clone brother Rico Dredd returns from Titan [a penal colony for Judges who themselves have broken the law] seeking revenge.
  • Luna One (multiple stories; progs 42-59) Dredd is made Judge Marshall of Mega-City One's Lunar Colony. This story introduced judges from East Meg One.
  • Judge Death (progs 149-151).The first appearance of both Judge Death, perhaps the Mega-Cities' darkest foe, and Judge Anderson)
  • The Judge Child (progs 156-181) The space opera style search for the mutant child Owen Krysler, who Mega-City 'pre-cog' Psi-Judge Feyy has predicted will have the power to save the city from an unspecified future disaster. This story introduced several characters and concepts into the Dredd mythos: Judge Hershey, The Angel Gang (including the ever-popular villain Mean Machine Angel), Murd the Oppressor, and the bizarre Jigsaw Disease, whose victims literally disappeared piece by piece). Its epilogue (prog 182) introduced future chief judge Judge McGruder.
  • Block Mania (progs 236-244) Contamination of water supplies by Orlok the Assassin leads to all-out war between Mega-City One's many city blocks. This story is a prologue to Apocalypse War.
  • Apocalypse War (progs 245-270) Weakened by the effects of Block Mania, Mega-City One is attacked and invaded by the forces of East Meg One. Dredd leads the resistance.
  • City of the Damned (progs 393-406) The Judges develop time travel technology. Dredd and Anderson travel into the future to discover more about the disaster predicted by Psi-Judge Feyy. However they learn that the Judge Child Owen Krysler has in fact caused the events, rather than preventing them from happening. In a time paradoxical moment, Dredd meets an undead future version of himself. He also loses his eyes, which are replaced by the bionic eyes that he still retains.
  • Oz (progs 545-570) Dredd visits the Australian Mega-City of Oz on the trail of renegade sky-surfer Chopper. At the same time the Mega-City One Judges are attacked by the Judda, a 'lost tribe' of judge clones, some of whom share Dredd's bloodline.
  • The Dead Man (prog 650-662) (NB: This was not billed as a 'Judge Dredd' story when it first appeared in 2000 AD.) A mysterious disfigured stranger with no memory wanders the deserts of the Cursed Earth. In the final episode of the story this turns out to be Dredd, who has encountered the Sisters of Death. In this story Dredd is shown throughout without his famous feature-covering helmet, although his face has been badly burned and scarred.
  • A Letter to Judge Dredd (prog 661) Dredd receives a letter written by a child who has been killed as an indirect result of the Judges' suppression of a pro-democracy demonstration, causing him to seriously question the entire ethical basis of the Judge system, and setting in motion the chain of events recounted in the episodes that follow.
  • Tale of the Dead Man (progs 662-668) Dredd resigns and takes the Long Walk following his assessment of ex-Judda Cadet Judge Kraken, and his crisis of faith in the Law that he had always sworn to uphold. This story acts as a prologue to Necropolis.
  • Necropolis (progs 669-673 (Countdown to Necropolis) and 674-699 (main story)) Manipulating the confused mind of Judge Kraken, the Sisters of Death are able to use the body of Psi-Judge Agee in order to take control of Mega-City One and create a trans-dimensional bridge enabling The Dark Judges to once again manifest themselves.
  • The Devil You Know and Twilight's Last Gleaming (progs 750-753 and 754-756) The long running tensions between the totalitarian Judge system and the movement for the restoration of democracy in the Mega-City at last come to a head.
  • America (Megazine 1.01-1.07) Regarded by many fans as the quintessential Dredd story. (In this tale Dredd's philosophy is explored when democracy activists resort to terrorism. This story introduces the tragic characters America Jara and Bennett Beeny, as well as terrorist group Total War.
  • Judgement Day (progs 786-799) Sabbat the Necromagus re-animates the corpses of the dead and uses them to attack the world's Mega-Cities, leading to the deaths of billions. This story includes the teaming of Dredd with Johnny Alpha, a character from another long running 2000 AD comic strip, Strontium Dog. (Dredd and Alpha had however previously crossed paths in an earlier story.)
  • Mechanismo After Necropolis and Sabbat's zombies, Mega-City has lost far too many judges. To combat this, the Chief Judge test-runs ten robot judges, with disastrous results.
  • Inferno (progs 842 to 853) Escaped rogue Judges from Titan take over the city, forcing the Judges into the Cursed Earth.
  • Wilderlands (progs 891-918 and Megazine 2.57 to 2.67) Dredd is exposed as falsifying evidence to shut down the Mechanismo project and is arrested, while Chief Judge McGruder attempts to remain in power and see Mechanismo implemented despite her failing mental capacities. When a malfunctioning Mechanismo crashes a space cruiser on an alien world in an attempt to kill McGruder, Dredd is forced to take control of the survivors. The mega-epic ended many long-running subplots including the Mechanismo Program and McGruder's second stint as Chief Judge, as well as bringing in Judge Volt, bringing back the Council of Five and introducing Judge Castillo.
  • The Pit Dredd takes the job of Sector Chief at Sector 301, an isolated area of the city that has become a dumping ground for corrupt and incompetent judges. Introduced the popular character Judge Galen DeMarco, the closest thing Dredd has had to a love interest, who would go on to star in her own strip.
  • Doomsday for Dredd/Doomsday for Mega City One was the first series to run the same story from different viewpoints concurrently, one in 2000 AD and the other in the Judge Dredd Megazine. DfMC-1 is told from the viewpoint of Galen DeMarco, now a civilian, as she is caught up in Crime lord Nero Narkos' attempt to take over the city with his army of robots. DfD is told from Dredd's viewpoint as he is taken prisoner by Orlok the Assassin and tried by the East Meg One government in exile for his war crimes during the Apocalypse War. Once Dredd escapes (with Anderson's assistance), he secured the help of Brit-Cit in breaking Neros' control over his robot hordes. The story saw the Judges briefly lose power and Chief Judge Volt committed suicide as a result; Hershey replaced him.
  • Helter Skelter (progs 1250 to 1261) In an alternative dimension, Judge Cal (see The Day the Law Died) was not defeated by Dredd, and has obtained dimension jump technology from the Dark Judges. He uses this to cause chaos between the dimensions, bringing back many of Dredd's greatest foes from other alternative dimensions, as well as a variety of characters from other 2000 AD stories (including cameos from Halo Jones, Rogue Trooper, D.R. and Quinch and others). On the verge of the total collapse of all universes (Helter Skelter), Dredd defeats Cal with the help of dimension technician Darien Kenzie.)
  • Blood Cadets saw the introduction of a new clone of Dredd, who took the name Rico; Blood And Duty saw the return of Dredd's niece Vienna Pasternak. With Vienna's reintroduction and the new Rico's arrival, Dredd was given a family and several new plot points for future stories, including the Justice Department creating a large number of Dredd clones and Dredd's problems with trying to connect with his niece.
  • Judge Dredd vs. Aliens (Prog 2003 annual to 1335) pitted Dredd against the monsters from the Alien movie series, with mutant terrorist Mister Bones breeding an army of xenomorphs in the Undercity and having them assault the Department of Justice.
  • Terror and Total War A pair of stories that deals with the actions of a terrorist cell in Mega-City One. Fanatically dedicated to the democratic cause, Total War smuggles 12 nuclear devices into the vast megalopolis and threaten to detonate them all unless the Judges leave the City. A standard thriller plot made more significant through explorations of Judge Dredd's extended family, including Vienna and a Dredd clone, Nimrod.
  • Blood Trails, following on from elements of Total War and Gulag (where Dredd led a Judge team to try and free POWs from the Sov block), had a clone of Sov general Kazan try to attack Dredd by targeting Vienna, sending the face-changing assassin Pasha to gain her trust and abduct her. In the aftermath of the story, the Kazan clone was cut loose by East-Meg 2 and claimed political asylum from Mega-City One; Dredd's long-term ally Guthrie was severely injured, losing both legs and an arm and eventually being turned into a cyborg; and both Judges Giant and Rico were severely injured.
  • Origins, is planned to be one of the biggest Judge Dredd storylines of all time. A story called "The Connection" (prog 1500-1504), written by John Wagner and drawn by Kev Walker kick starts proceedings leading to main "Origins" story line, also written by Wagner and drawn by Dredd's other creator Carlos Ezquerra. Wagner had nothing to say about the plot other than in "Origins" we will meet "Joe's mutant relations".

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Perps

Numerous famous criminals ('perps' in the story's argot) have featured over the years including: Argot is primarily slang used by various groups, including but not limited to thieves and other criminals, to prevent outsiders from understanding their conversations. ...

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Judge Dredd: the movie

Main article: Judge Dredd (film)

A film loosely based on the comic strip was released in 1995, starring Sylvester Stallone as Dredd (it was said that Arnold Schwarzeneger was originally requested for the role, but declined because in the original script, Dredd would keep the helmet on during major part of the film). Fans were highly critical, largely regarding it as a failure creatively; non-fan viewers reacted negatively, and it was a huge commercial failure as well. In deference to its expensive star, Dredd's face was shown. In the comic, he very rarely removes his helmet -- twice in the entire history of the series, apart from the above mentioned The Dead Man storyline -- and even then, his real face is never revealed. Also, in spite of the large production budget and accurate re-creation of the sets and characters' appearances, the writers largely omitted the ironic humour of the comic strip; they also ignored important aspects of the 'Dredd mythology'. For example, in the film a 'love interest' is developed between Dredd and Judge Hershey, something that is strictly forbidden between Judges (or Judges and anyone else for that matter) in the comic strip. In America, the film won several "worst film of the year" awards. Also of interest is the cameo appearance of the ABC Warrior robot, bearing a distinct resemblance to Hammerstein. Judge Dredd is a 1995 action film based on the Judge Dredd strip in the British comic 2000 AD. Fans critical of this film, regarded it as a failure. ... Judge Dredd is a 1995 action film based on the Judge Dredd strip in the British comic 2000 AD. Fans critical of this film, regarded it as a failure. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City) of Italian Descent is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Judge Barbara Hershey is a fictional character, part of the fictional universe recounted in the Judge Dredd series that appears in the UK comic book 2000 AD. Shortly after her graduation from the Academy of Law, Judge Hershey was the surprise choice to join the crew of the Justice 1... The stars of a long running 2000 AD comic strip written by Pat Mills, The ABC Warriors were a team of seven robots that had fought in the Volgan War (which also appeared in Invasion, featuring Bill Savage and Ro-Busters, featuring Hammerstein and Ro-Jaws) and been brought together... Hammerstein is a fictional robot created by Pat Mills who first appeared in 1978 as a member of Ro-Busters but is best known as the leader of the ABC Warriors. ...


Note: Judge Dredd's first name is 'Joseph' only in the movie. In the comics when his first name is used it is always 'Joe'.


Other versions

Shortly before the release of the movie, three new comic titles were released, followed by a one-off comic version of the film story.

Judge Dredd (DC Comics) 
DC Comics published an alternative version of Judge Dredd between 1994 and 1995, lasting 18 issues. Continuity and history were different to both the original 2000 AD version and the 1995 film. A major difference was that Chief Judge Fargo, portrayed as incorruptible in the original version, was depicted as evil in the DC version. Most issues were written by Andrew Helfer, but the last issue was written by Gordon Rennie, who has since written Judge Dredd for 2000 AD. (Note: the DC crossover story "Judgement on Gotham" featured the original Dredd, not the version depicted in this title.)
2000 AD profile
Judge Dredd - Legends of the Law 
Another DC Comics title, lasting 13 issues between 1994 and 1995. Although these intended to feature the same version of Judge Dredd as in the other DC title, the first four issues were written by John Wagner and Alan Grant and were consistent with their original 2000 AD version.
2000 AD profile
Judge Dredd - Lawman of the Future 
From the same publishers as 2000 AD, this was nevertheless a completely different version of Dredd aimed at younger readers. Editor David Bishop prohibited writers from showing Dredd killing anyone, a reluctance which would be completely unfamiliar to readers acquainted with the original version. It ran fortnightly from 1995 to 1996.
2000 AD profile

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Judge Dredd video games

Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death was produced by Rebellion Developments and released in early 2004 by Sierra Entertainment for the PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. The game sees the return of the Dark Judges when Mega-City One becomes overrun with vampires and the undead. The player takes control of Judge Dredd, with the optional addition of another Human player in Co-operative play; his mission is to bring the Dark Judges to Justice again. The whole game is played in the style of an FPS (first-person shooter) - with key differences from the standard FPS being the requirement to arrest lawbreakers and an SJS death squad which will hunt you down should you kill too many civilians. Rebellion Developments is a British computer games company, based in Oxford, who are most famous for the first Aliens versus Predator game. ... The most recent logo (Sierra Entertainment) Sierra Entertainment is a computer game developer and publisher active from 1980 to the present. ... One of the first PCs from IBM - the IBM PC model 5150. ... PS2 redirects here. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft, first released on November 15, 2001 in North America, then released on February 22, 2002 in Japan, and on March 14, 2002 in Europe. ... The Nintendo GameCube is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era—the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... The Dark Judges are recurring villains in the fictional Judge Dredd universe recounted in the UK comic 2000 AD. They are Judge Death, Judge Fire, Judge Fear and Judge Mortis. ... Mega-City One is a huge fictional city covering much of what is now the Eastern United States in the Judge Dredd comic book series. ... A cooperative (also co-operative or co-op) comprises a legal entity owned and democratically controlled by its members, with no passive shareholders. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Weapons include the standard Lawgiver Mark III, the Arbitrator, the Lawrod Rifle, the Spit Gun, Stump gun and a variety of other common FPS weapons. The Lawgiver Mark III is the standard issue for any Judge in the fictional universe of Judge Dredd. ... Arbitration, in the law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution — specifically, a legal alternative to litigation whereby the parties to a dispute agree to submit their respective positions (through agreement or hearing) to a neutral third party (the arbitrator(s) or arbiter(s)) for resolution. ... The Lawrod is a weapon in the video game, Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. ...


The player can also go up against three of his friends in the various multiplayer modes which include Deathmatch/Team Deathmatch, Elimination/Team Elimination, Informant, Judges Vs Perps, Runner and more. Deathmatch (abbreviated DM) is a widely-used gameplay mode very well integrated into first-person shooter computer games. ... Deathmatch (DM) is a widely-used gameplay mode very well integrated into first-person shooter computer games. ...


There have also been several games released across formats such as the Playstation, Snes/Famicom, Sega Genesis/Megadrive and several home computers, such as the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, while a high-profile arcade game, or 'coin-op', was developed - but never released - by Midway Games, creators of the Mortal Kombat videogame franchise. For other versions of PlayStation, please see PlayStation (disambiguation) The PlayStation (Japanese: プレイステーション) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... The Nintendo Entertainment System (U.S., Europe, and Australia) NES redirects here. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... Sega MegaDrive 2 European version with joypad, game cart + box Sega Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Mega Doraibu) was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega. ... The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was a home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research. ... For the hip hop group, see Commodore 64 (band). ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) (formerly Midway Manufacturing) is an American video game publisher. ... Mortal Kombat has multiple meanings. ...


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Judge Dredd boardgames, role-playing games and CCGs

Two role-playing games based on the Judge Dredd universe have been released. The first was published under license by Games Workshop in the 1980s and used a rules system created specifically for the game. They also published a Judge Dredd boardgame, and another set in Mega City 1 based on the Block War concept. Their magazine, White Dwarf also featured articles for the RPG and also published a rules supplement for their Bloodbowl game (a fantasy version of American football) which included a team of Judges and a team of Fatties. This article is about traditional role-playing games. ... The style of the Games Workshop logo is copied in the titles of many of their games Games Workshop (GW) is a British game production and retailing company. ... Cover of White Dwarf issue 90, June 1987. ... Blood Bowl is a tabletop board game created by Jervis Johnson for the British games company Games Workshop as a parody of American Football. ...


In 2002, Mongoose Publishing acquired the rights to publish games set in the worlds created by 2000AD, and they quickly released Sláine and Judge Dredd role-playing games, which used the D20 rules system. A total of 14 supplements were released for the Judge Dredd d20 RPG, and it continues to be supported in their in-house magazine, Signs & Portents. Mongoose Publishing is a highly prolific British manufacturer of roleplaying, miniatures, and card games, actively publishing material since 2001. ... Sláine is the name of several characters from Irish mythology, and at least one fictional character: Sláine mac Partholóin, one of the first group of settlers of Ireland after the Flood Sláine mac Dela of the Fir Bolg, the first High King of Ireland Sláine... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ...


Mongoose Publishing have also released a miniatures skirmish game of gang warfare based in Mega City 1 called Gangs of Mega-City One, often referred to as GOMC1. The game features Judges being called in when a gang is challenged another gang that is too tough to fight. A wide range of miniatures have been released, including box sets for an Ape Gang and an Undercity Gang. A Robot Gang was also produced but was released as two blister packs instead of a box set. Only one rules expansion has been released, called Death on the Streets, which is now out of print. The expansion introduced many new rules including usage of the new gangs and the ability to bring Judge Dredd himself into a fight. Signs and Portents continues to contain articles for this game fairly regularly. Mongoose Publishing is a highly prolific British manufacturer of roleplaying, miniatures, and card games, actively publishing material since 2001. ...


There was also a short-lived collectible card game called simply 'Dredd' based on the world of Judge Dredd. In the game players would control a squad of judges and arrest perps. The rules system was innovative and the game was well-received by fans and collectors alike, but various issues unrelated to the game's quality caused its early demise.


Music and celebrity fans

  • The metal band Anthrax included a song about Judge Dredd on their third album (Among the Living) entitled "I am the Law,". They also released a 12" single and a 7" picture disc, both bearing the image of Dredd. One 12" version featured a fold-out poster of the band dressed as Judges drawn by drummer Charlie Benante.
  • The UK ska/Two-Tone band Madness also recorded a tribute single to Dredd under the name of The Fink Brothers, entitled "Mutants in Mega-City One". Released on the Zarjazz label, the record featured a cover drawn by 2000 AD Dredd artist Brian Bolland.
  • The UK band The Human League also wrote a song about Judge Dredd. "I am the Law" appeared on the band's most popular album, Dare.
  • The Screaming Blue Messiahs recorded "Mega-City One" on their final album Totally Religious.
  • The Manic Street Preachers' song, "Judge Yr'Self" was influenced by the comic, and was intended to appear on the film soundtrack. It reached the demo stage, but after lyricist and guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared, the other members of the band said that a song for a soundtrack was the last thing on their mind [2]. Edwards himself was heavily influenced by the Judge Dredd comics. A fully produced mix (by long time Manics producer Dave Eringa) was later released on the double-album of B-sides and rarities, Lipstick Traces. Furthermore, Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire was imortalised as a character in the comic book series. He has said that this annoyed fellow band member Richey James Edwards, who was a great fan of Judge Dredd and even had one of his drawings published in the comic during his late childhood [3].
  • Simon Pegg is a fan of 2000AD, and Judge Dredd memorabilia (supplied by the comic) appears in the background of several episodes of Spaced.
  • Celebrity fans of Dredd also include Terry Pratchett, Jonathan Ross, Richey James Edwards from the Manic Street Preachers, Lemmy from Motörhead, and Simon Le Bon.
  • A bar featuring live bands existed in Manila, Philippines, called Club Dredd (1990-1998), as a tribute to Judge Dredd. Owners were known fans of 2000 AD comics. It became known for alternative music and featured a large Anthrax poster of "I am the Law" at the bar's entrance.
  • There is a rapper from Houston, Texas who goes by the name of Judge Dredd. He was featured on two tracks on Chamillionaire's Greatest Hits Mixtape.
  • Scottish punk band The Rezillos have a song called 2000 AD on their debut LP Can't Stand the Rezillos.

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Novels

From 1993 to 1995, Virgin published nine Judge Dredd novels. They had hoped the series would be a success in the wake of the feature film, but the series was cancelled after insufficient sales. The books are: Virgin Books is the book publishing arm of Virgin Enterprises, the company originally set up by Richard Branson as a record company. ...

  • Deathmasques (Dave Stone, August, 1993 ISBN 0-352-32873-8)
  • The Savage Amusement (David Bishop, August, 1993 ISBN 0-352-32874-6)
  • Dreddlocked (Stephen Marley, October, 1993 ISBN 0-352-32875-4)
  • Cursed Earth Asylum (David Bishop, December, 1993 ISBN 0-352-32893-2)
  • The Medusa Seed (Dave Stone, January, 1994 ISBN 0-352-32895-9)
  • Dread Dominion (Stephen Marley, May, 1994 ISBN 0-352-32929-7)
  • The Hundredfold Problem (John Grant, August, 1994 ISBN 0-352-32942-4)
  • Silencer (David Bishop, November, 1994 ISBN 0-352-32960-2)
  • Wetworks (Dave Stone, February, 1995 ISBN 0-352-32975-0)

In 2003, Black Flame started publishing official 2000 AD novels, including a new run of Judge Dredd novels which include: Dave Stone is a British writer. ... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Stephen Marley is a British author and video game designer, best known for his Chia Black Dragon series. ... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Dave Stone is a British writer. ... Stephen Marley is a British author and video game designer, best known for his Chia Black Dragon series. ... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Dave Stone is a British writer. ... Black Flame is an imprint of BL Publishing, the publishing arm of Games Workshop and a sister imprint to the Black Library and Solaris Books. ...

  • Dredd vs Death (Gordon Rennie, October 2003 ISBN 1-84416-061-0)
  • Bad Moon Rising (David Bishop, June 2004 ISBN 1-84416-107-2)
  • Black Atlantic (Peter J. Evans & Simon Jowett, June 2004 ISBN 1-84416-108-0)
  • Eclipse (James Swallow, August 2004 ISBN 1-84416-122-6)
  • Kingdom of the Blind (David Bishop, November 2004 ISBN 1-84416-133-1)
  • Swine Fever (Andrew Cartmel, May 2005 ISBN 1-84416-174-9)
  • Final Cut (Matt Smith, January 2005 ISBN 1-84416-135-8)
  • Whiteout (James Swallow, September 2005 ISBN 1-84416-219-2)
  • Psykogeddon (Dave Stone), January 2006 ISBN 1-84416-321-0)

Gordon Rennie is a former music journalist turned comics writer, responsible for White Trash: Moronic Inferno, as well as several comic strips for 2000 AD and novels for Warhammer Fantasy. ... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Simon Jowett is a British author and scriptwriter. ... James Swallow is a British author, journalist and scriptwriter. ... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Andrew Cartmel Andrew Cartmel is a British science-fiction writer and journalist. ... ‘’’Matt Smith’’’ is the editor of long-running British science fiction weekly anthology comicbook 2000AD. Starting out as the assistant to Andy Diggle, Smith was appointed as the 8th incarnation of Tharg the Mighty (a humorous term used to refer to the comic’s editor) in January 2002. ... James Swallow is a British author, journalist and scriptwriter. ... Dave Stone is a British writer. ...

The audio series

In recent years Big Finish Productions have produced eighteen audio plays featuring 2000 AD characters. These have mostly featured Judge Dredd although three have also featured Strontium Dog. In these Judge Dredd is played by Toby Longworth and Johnny Alpha, the Strontium Dog is played by Simon Pegg. The 2000AD audios will end with the release of Solo. Big Finish Productions is a British company that produces audio plays released straight to compact disc, based on British cult science fiction properties. ... Radio drama is a form of audio storytelling broadcast on radio. ... Strontium Dog is a long-running comics series featuring in the British science fiction weekly 2000 AD, starring Johnny Alpha, a mutant bounty hunter with an array of imaginative gadgets and weapons. ... Toby Longworth is a British actor who has appeared on film, radio and television. ... Simon Pegg as the title role in Shaun of the Dead Simon John Pegg (born February 14, 1970) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and film and television actor. ...


The current list of 2000 AD audio plays featuring Dredd includes:

Note: 3 and 10 are Strontium Dog stories that do not feature Dredd. David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Judge Death and his lieutenants Fear, Mortis and Fire - artwork by Brian Bolland Judge Death is a fictional character of the Judge Dredd universe recounted in the UK comic 2000 AD. He is the leader of the Dark Judges, a sinister group of undead law enforcers from the alternate dimension... Dave Stone is a British writer. ... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Jonathan Clements Jonathan Clements (1971- ) is a British writer and translator. ... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Jonathan Morris was born in Taunton England in 1973. ... James Swallow is a British author, journalist and scriptwriter. ... Jonathan Clements Jonathan Clements (1971- ) is a British writer and translator. ... Dave Stone is a British writer. ... Jihad, sometimes spelled Jahad, Jehad, Jihaad, Djehad, Jawwad, or Cihad, (Arabic: ‎ ) is an Islamic term, from the Arabic root (to exert utmost effort, to strive, struggle), which connotes a wide range of meanings: anything from an inward spiritual struggle to attain perfect faith to a political or military struggle. ... James Swallow is a British author, journalist and scriptwriter. ... David Bishop is the New Zealand born editor of British comics the Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000 AD. Generally agreed to have been the man who began to reverse the steep decline in sales suffered by both titles in the early 1990s, Bishop has been responsible for discovering many... Cavan Scott is a British writer of science fiction audio plays, best known for his collaborations with Mark Wright. ... Jonathan Clements Jonathan Clements (1971- ) is a British writer and translator. ... Strontium Dog is a long-running comics series featuring in the British science fiction weekly 2000 AD, starring Johnny Alpha, a mutant bounty hunter with an array of imaginative gadgets and weapons. ... James Swallow is a British author, journalist and scriptwriter. ... Jonathan Clements Jonathan Clements (1971- ) is a British writer and translator. ...


In addition, both "The Day the Law Died" and "The Apocalypse War" stories were featured on Mark Goodier's afternoon show on BBC Radio One, and issued separately on dual cassette and double CD. Both titles have since been deleted. "The Apocalypse War" contains plot elements from "Block Mania" as this story set the scene for the East-Meg One Invasion.


See also

2000 AD crossovers are crossover stories appearing in British comic 2000 AD, its sister title the Judge Dredd Megazine, and other related output, such as novels, audio plays, films and role-playing games. ... This is a list of minor characters in the British comic strip Judge Dredd appearing in 2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and related publications. ... This is a list of future technology and equipment appearing in the British comic strip Judge Dredd appearing in 2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and related publications. ...

References

  • The Judge Dredd timeline
  • The A-Z of Judge Dredd: The Complete Encyclopedia from Aaron Aardvark to Zachary Zziiz, by Mike Butcher, St. Martin's Press; ISBN 0-312-13733-8 (trade paperback, March 1999)
  • David Bishop (2002-2003), "Thrill Power Overload!", Judge Dredd Megazine vol 4 issues 9-18, issues 201-209

Thrill Power Overload is the title of a series of articles written by David Bishop and serialised in the Judge Dredd Megazine, forming the most comprehensive history of the comic 2000AD yet written. ...

External links

  • Official 2000 AD Web site
  • 2000 AD Review fan site
  • Termight Replicas
  • The 2000AD Artwork Gallery
  • alt.comics.2000ad newsgroup
  • A profile of Dredd's universe in a site devoted to British comic book characters
  • Walter The Wobot fansite
  • The Guardian guide to the world of Dredd
  • Mega City One
  • Judge Dredd at the Internet Movie Database
  • Dredd: The Card game details
  • BBC Cult 2000AD comics page
  • BBC Cult 2000AD audio page


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, video games and production crew personnel. ...

Judge Dredd (edit)
Judges: Mega-City One: Judge Dredd • Judge Anderson • Judge Buell • Judge Castillo • Galen DeMarco • Judge Edgar • Chief Judge Fargo • Judge Giant • Judge Goodman • Judge Grice • Judge Griffin • Judge Guthrie • Judge Hershey • Judge Janus • Judge Logan • Judge McGruder • Judge Niles • Judge Shenker • Judge Silver • Judge Solomon • Judge Volt

Other: Detective-Judge Armitage • Johnny Woo • Devlin Waugh • Shimura Judge is a title held by several significant spores in the Judge Dredd series, which appears in the British comic book 2000 AD. In the fictional future history of the series, the role of Judge combines those of judge and police officer, thus avoiding long legal wrangles by allowing for... Judge Cassandra Anderson, created by writer John Wagner and artist Brian Bolland in 1980, is a fictional character that started as a supporting character in the comic strip Judge Dredd of 2000 AD and eventually rose in prominence and became the star of her own strip, which is entitled Anderson... Judge Arthur Buell is a fictional character in the Judge Dredd comic strip in British comic 2000 AD. He is the current head of the Special Judicial Squad, the Internal Affairs division of the Judges of Mega-City One. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction, this article may require cleanup. ... Galen DeMarco is a fictional character in the world of Judge Dredd. ... Judge Edgar (painted by John Burns) Judge Jura Edgar is a fictional character in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. She was the head of the Public Surveillance Unit from 2100 to 2122, and then the governor of a prison farm in the Cursed Earth. ... Chief Judge Eustace Fargo is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd universe. ... Judge Dredd Megazine cover for the What ever happened to? issue about the Giant family, by Cliff Robinson. ... Judge Goodman is a fictional character in the Judge Dredd stories published in the comic book 2000 AD. Goodman succeeded Cheif Judge Fargo as Chief Judge of Mega-City One shortly after the Atomic Wars of 2070 and was well liked by his people. ... Judge Grice in his chief judges uniform (painted by Carlos Ezquerra) Judge Grice was a fictional character in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. Created in 1990 by John Wagner and Steve Dillon, Grice later had his own spin-off series, Purgatory (1993) by Mark Millar and... Chief Judge Griffin is a fictional character in the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. He was chief judge of Mega-City One between 2101 and 2104. ... Judge Guthrie is a fictitional character from Judge Dredd. ... Judge Barbara Hershey is a fictional character, part of the fictional universe recounted in the Judge Dredd series that appears in the UK comic book 2000 AD. Shortly after her graduation from the Academy of Law, Judge Hershey was the surprise choice to join the crew of the Justice 1... Judge Judy Janus is a fictional character, a Judge within Mega-City Ones Justice Departments PSI Division. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Judge Evelyn McGruder is a fictional character in the Judge Dredd stories published in the comic book 2000 AD. She was first female Chief Judge of Mega-City One, and the first Judge to become Chief Judge twice. ... Judge Rog Niles is a fictional character in the Judge Dredd comic strip in British comic 2000 AD. He is the current head of the Public Surveillance Unit (PSU). ... Judge Shenker is a fictional supporting character in the Judge Dredd and Anderson, Psi Division comic strips in British comics 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. ... Chief Judge Thomas Silver was chief judge (2108 to 2112) of the fictional city of Mega-City One in the Judge Dredd comic strip. ... Judge Solomon (drawn by Mike McMahon) Judge Solomon is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd universe, in the comic 2000 AD. To date his only appearance in the comic has been in a flashback in #68, in the 1978 story The Cursed Earth. ... Chief Judge Hadrian Volt is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd comic strip in 2000 AD. He was chief judge of Mega-City One between 2116 and 2121. ... Detective-Judge Armitage is a fictional Judge in the Judge Dredd setting. ... Johnny Woo is a fictional character appearing in 2000 AD and then in Judge Dredd Megazine. ... Devlin Waugh is a fictional comics character in the 2000 AD and Judge Dredd megazine. ... Inspector Shimura is a Japanese Judge (a combination of policeman, judge and executioner) in Hondo-Cit, a futuristic version of Tokyo, in a long-running comic strip in the British science fiction anthology, the Judge Dredd Megazine. ...

Villains: Angel Gang • President Booth • Oola Blint • Judge Cal • Dark Judges • Judge Death • Armon Gill • Kleggs • Morton Judd • Judge Kraken • Mean Machine Angel • Nero Narcos • Sov Judge Orlok • Rico Dredd • Shojun the Warlord
Characters: Chopper • Vienna Dredd • Fergee • Minor Characters • Yassa Povey • Otto Sump • Walter the Wobot
Storylines: "America" • "Apocalypse War" • "Block Mania" • "City of the Damned" • "The Cursed Earth" • "The Dead Man" • "Democracy" • "Judge Child" • "Judgement Day" • "Judgement on Gotham" • "Necropolis" • "Origins" • "The Robot Wars"
Spin-offs: Banzai Battalion • Low Life • Red Razors • The Simping Detective
Crossovers: "Judgement Day" • "Judgement on Gotham"
Locations: Academy of Law • Brit-Cit • Ciudad Barranquilla • Cursed Earth • East Meg One • Grand Hall of Justice • Hondo City • Mega-City One • Mega-City Two • Pan-Africa • Statue of Judgement • Undercity
Other media: Judge Dredd film • Dredd vs, Death computer game • Judge Dredd role-playing game
Publications: 2000 AD • Dice Man • Judge Dredd Megazine • Zarjaz
Miscellaneous: 2000 AD crossovers • 2000 AD glossary • Atomic Wars • Chief Judge of Mega-City One • City Block • Council of Five • History of Mega-City One • Diktatorat • Lawgiver • Long Walk • Mayor of Mega-City One • Psi Division • Public Surveillance Unit • SJS • Sky-surfer • Technology

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