Mega-City One, 2130 AD. This vast urban nightmare on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is home to 400 million citizens, every one a potential criminal. With lawlessness rife, only the Judges can prevent total anarchy. These future lawmen are judge, jury and executioner. Toughest of them all is Judge Dredd - he is the law!
Inspired by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry; the film poster for Death Race 2000. The name Judge Dredd came from Pat Mills who was originally going to use it for a different character.
The first Judge Dredd story published was drawn by Mike McMahon, not co-creator Carlos Ezquerra. Ezquerra was so upset that he didn't draw Dredd for five years afterwards, only returning for the Apocalypse War mega-epic.
Earth space, the late 21st century. When it was revealed that Earth in fact belonged to an alien
race known as the Hosts, the human race was obliged to pay off their debt to their extraterrestrial
landlords by fighting for them in the Host Auxiliary Legion, a volunteer force that helps protect the
galaxy from invading races, operating out of Earth Station One – otherwise known as DAMNATION
STATION. But the station was destroyed by an alien incursion, there was massive loss of life, and
the mysterious Joe Nowhere, Tura and a traumatised Brett Gayle are all that remain of their unit...
In 1999, Britain was invaded by the Volgans. When lorry driver BILL SAVAGE learned his family had been killed by a Volgan shell, he began a one-man war against the aggressors. Currently based in an e-bombed London and living under an alias, Savage continues to lead the resistance...
1775. Captain Jack Dancer and his motley crew were one of the most infamous band of pirates sailing the southern seas.
But wanted by the British Navy and exiled from their home on New Providence Island, they sought adventure elsewhere...
Late 22nd century. After the Atomic Wars of 2150, many survivors were warped by the Strontium 90 fallout. These 'mutants' became a vicitmised underclass, and the only job open to them was bounty hunting. One such STRONTIUM DOG is Johnny Alpha, partnered with his Viking buddy Wulf Sternhammer.