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.
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...
A Government-run Earth, the far future (trust your Government). An experiment in mixing human and zombie DNA, ZOMBO was created in an attempt to control the sentient Deathworlds - obedient, docile and friendly, his hunger for flesh is his only vice. When the ship he was being transported on crash-landed on the lethal planet of Chronos, Zombo escaped from his Government handlers, and his widely broadcast adventures have turned him into a media celebrity!
In 1999, Britain is invaded by the Volgans, and London lorry driver Bill Savage - his family killed by a Volgan shell - is leading the resistance against the occupiers!
The Ravenglade Estate, somewhere in Lancashire, 2009. Shane Holt has just been released from Thorn Hill Young Offender Institution following an eight-month stretch for arson, and has returned home. But as ‘CRADLEGRAVE’ – so nicknamed because you’ll never leave – boils during a sweltering summer, all is not as it seems...