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.
A former Wally Squad Judge, Zero turned to a life of crime.
Following the gladiator slave Spartacus’s failed revolt against his Roman masters, his army of rebels was crucified along the Via Apia. Among the six thousand screaming figures is the former slave-turned-gladiator known only as AQUILA.
In the Old West, back in the days of the War Between the States, there lived an outlaw named Ichabod Azrael. One day, the folks of Corinth decided Ichabod had caused them one funeral too many – and so Bloody Bill Sterling and his boys were hired to shoot him down, like a dog. Ichabod took a bullet in the head... and so started a journey into the world beyond the living...
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...