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Encyclopedia > Origins (Judge Dredd story)
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Origins, is planned to be one of the biggest Judge Dredd storylines to run in the pages of 2000 AD. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links Speech_balloon. ... Look up origin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the the comic-book character. ... Cover of the first issue of 2000 AD, 26 February 1977. ...


A story called "The Connection" (prog 1500-1504), written by John Wagner and drawn by Kev Walker, which acts as the opening prelude to the main "Origins" story line, also written by Wagner and drawn by Dredd's other creator Carlos Ezquerra. This will run for 23 episodes and reveal more of Dredd's background but Wagner had nothing to say about the plot other than the fact that in Origins we will meet 'Joe's mutant relations'. 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. ... Illustration of a young James Bond by Kev Walker Kevin (Kev) Walker is a British comics artist and illustrator, based in Leeds, who works mainly on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. ... Carlos Sanchez Ezquerra (November 1947, Zaragoza), is a Spanish comics artist who works mainly in British comics and currently lives in Andorra. ...


Wagner has this to say about it:

"There were many unresolved questions about the origins of the Judge system and some apparent contradictions that required sorting out... It's a task I'd always shied away from because of the difficulty of making sense of it all while still telling a story that was worth reading - but I knew that sometime it had to be done, if for no other reason than my own satisfaction"[1] 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...

And current editor Matt Smith has expanded on this to touch on the contents: ‘’’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. ...

"John has aways been waiting for the right story to come along to tell Dredd's origins... And in this case he's come up with a riveting plot that will keep readers intrigued and excited, as well as filling in some of the backstory that we've never seen before - President Robert Booth's initiation of the Atomic Wars, Chief Judge Fargo taking control of Mega-City, etc. The fact the story comes just as 2000AD is approaching its 30th year anniversary gives it a nice sense of history too." [2] President Robert L. Booth is a fictional character from the British comic 2000 AD. He is the last President of the United States and the man who triggers the Atomic Wars. ... The Atomic Wars is a fictional event in the 2000 AD universe. ... Chief Judge Eustace Fargo is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd universe. ...

Contents

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Plot

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The Connection

Strange things are coming in from the Cursed Earth and Dredd is having disturbing recurring dreams of Rico and Fargo. In these it is hinted that their may be something wrong with the bloodline of Fargo and that he may have gone a bit mad before he died. This may also be why Rico turned bad before his clone brother Joe killed him. Elsewhere muties have arrived in Mega-City One. 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. ... 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). ... Chief Judge Eustace Fargo is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd universe. ... Chief Judge Eustace Fargo is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd universe. ... 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). ... This article is about the the comic-book character. ... 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. ...


Out in the Cursed Earth, Dredd discovers the bodies of the men who should have been carrying cargo into the city but is given pictures of the muties that have arrived in the city. The muties meanwhile go on a tour of Mega City paying careful attention to The Grand Hall of Justice. At the hotel, Sven The Night Guy thinks they're up to something and steals a mysterious box which was hidden in a vent in the muties room. When they get back to their room and find the box missing they threaten the new Night Guy who doesn't know anything about it, but at the same moment Dredd already working on the case, walks in on them. 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. ... 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. ...


Dredd opens fire immediately, calling for backup at the same time. Dredd kills one of the muties but the other takes the new Night Guy hostage. He fools Dredd however by shooting the Night Guy through the chest at close range, causing Dredd to get shot from the bullets. Backup arrives and Dredd is given ten days off for his concussion and other wounds. He is also given confirmation on the muties whom are Keever (the one Dredd kills), Tooey and Chuck (Tooey's chest mutation who's in charge). They also get a search out for Sven The Night Guy, who at his apartment, has opened the box. Inside he finds a ransom note for Fargo, the first Chief Judge of Mega City. Later Sven goes out to Sleepeezy but finds the place crawling with Judges. Tooey and Chuck spot him as he heads away elsewhere. 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. ...


He is found dead in a garbster 30 minutes after the murder by a judge who informs Dredd, noticing that Dredd left a message on his com. Dredd has a quick dream about Fargo where he appears as a cadet, telling Fargo about the box who tells him opening it could give him more than he bargained for. Dredd heads off for a speedheal after telling the judge that the suspect is Tooey, the mutant. Tooey meanwhile has the box back and visits a Mr Gant who knows Tooey and Chuck's boss Linus. He tells Mr Gant that he'll be delivering the box. Dredd meanwhile has yet another dream where Fargo tells him that it's not too late. Once Dredd has left the speedheal he gets a message from Aldous at PSU who has spotted Tooey. Dredd arrives just on time as Tooey makes his escape through traffic. Dredd orders him to pull over before Tooey opens fire on him.


The judge is not Dredd this time, but in fact a judge Madley. He tells control and other judges that the mutant Tooey is escaping on Sector 1. Dredd takes Madley's place and catches up with Tooey before shooting him. Dredd has him corner at a bridge but the wounded Tooey jumps off and onto a bus. He mocks Dredd before he himself hits a bridge, killing him. Dredd watches as the other mutant on Tooey's chest passes away. Dredd searches the body but can't find the box. Dredd calls the judges at Gant's house who say that Gant may have the box. He is spotted by a judge at PSU so Dredd heads off to find him. Gant meanwhile gives the box to a boy for 100 credits, telling him to deliver it to The Grand Hall of Justice. Dredd finds Gant and gives him a heart attack when he tells him that he's under arrest. They still don't find the box and Dredd wonders if it was fate that they'd never open the box. His luck changes though when the boy arrives at The Grand Hall of Justice with the box.

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Origins

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Characters

Dredd has assembled a team to help with his mission:

  • Judge Logan
  • Judge Cohn
  • Judge Venables
  • Judge Waters
  • Judge Renga, previously seen in "The Hunting Party" [1] and "The Scorpion Dance" [2]
  • Judge Ennerby
  • Judge Sanchez, previously seen in Judge Dredd vs. Aliens

They have also encountered a number of mutants: This is a list of minor characters in the British comic strip Judge Dredd appearing in 2000 AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and related publications. ...

  • Nicey
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Plot

Dredd and Judge Logan are selecting a team for a new mission. Logan nominates himeself and Dredd accepts. The team are told that they are to transport a 1 billion credit ransom for the body of Chief Judge Fargo. After Dredd explains that Fargo was never kept in the tomb in the Hall of Justice (to a surprised and shocked team), Dredd also reveals that a few days previously, a young boy delivered a package to Justice Central (See The Connection storyline, Prog 1500-1504) which contained a section of human DNA identical to Dredd's and a ransom note for the money. The toxin in the DNA show that the man lived through the last century and that it was taken from a living organism. This suggests that Judge Fargo may still be alive. The team persue their investigation... Chief Judge Eustace Fargo is a fictional character from the Judge Dredd universe. ... The Connection was a radio call-in program from WBUR that ran from 1994 to 2005. ...

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Publication

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This article is about the the comic-book character. ... 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. ... Illustration of a young James Bond by Kev Walker Kevin (Kev) Walker is a British comics artist and illustrator, based in Leeds, who works mainly on 2000 AD and Warhammer comics and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. ... This is a list of comics-related events in 2006. ... Carlos Sanchez Ezquerra (November 1947, Zaragoza), is a Spanish comics artist who works mainly in British comics and currently lives in Andorra. ...

References

  1. ^ SFX magazine #148, October 2006. Page 48
  2. ^ ibid
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SFX is a British science fiction magazine, published every four weeks. ... Ibid (Latin, short for ibidem, the same place) is the term used to provide an endnote or footnote citation or reference for a source that was cited in the last endnote or footnote. ...

External links

  • Origins trailer
  • Dredd: Origins - A Mega Epic In The Making..., by Regie Rigby
  • Interview with John Wagner about Origins, by Forbidden Planet
  • Script for the first episode of Origins


Forbidden Planet is a science fiction, fantasy and horror bookshop in London, England, with a chain of smaller stores across the British Isles, named after the movie Forbidden Planet. ...

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Villains: Angel Gang • President Booth • Judge Cal • Dark Judges • Judge Death • Kleggs • Morton Judd • Judge Kraken • Mean Machine Angel • 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 • Diktatorat • Lawgiver • Long Walk • Mayor of Mega-City One • Psi Division • Public Surveillance Unit • SJS • Sky-surfer • Technology

 
 

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