2000 AD Prog 1514
Print Edition - 16th Jan 2010
Judge Dredd » Origins (Part 10)
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.
Chiaroscuro » Chiaroscuro (Part 8)
London, 2006. Anthony Elvy is a film journalist growing tired with the ego-massaging circus that pervades the movie business. The son of a once-famous film director, Elvy's formative years were spent on soundstages, to the extent where he makes a point of avoiding on-set interviews, sick of the fake sincerity that surrounds him. But even he can't resist a scoop about a missing and supposed cursed horror movie...
Nikolai Dante » Sword of the Tsar (Part 4)
Year of the Tsar 2674 AD, and bastard son of the Romanovs NIKOLAI DANTE has bonded with a cyborganic Weapons Crest, an alien combat computer, which allows him to extrude lethal bio-blades...
The Red Seas » With a bound he was free... (Part 2)
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...
Sinister Dexter » Pros and Cons (Part 1)
The swollen city of Downlode lies sprawled across the heart of future Europe like a hit-and-run victim. Here, life is cheap - if you want someone whacked, you can't buy better bullet monkeys than Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER, the city's primo hitmen.
Inspired by John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction.
Artist Jason Brashill declined the chance to co-create Sinister Dexter but he did paint the cover image to promote the characters' first appearance in Prog 981.
Sinister is Latin for left, while Dexter is Latin for right