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.
The Orrery is a fully functional, life-size clockwork solar system. A clutch of planets, moons and asteroids orbit a vast, life-giving BRASS SUN via immense metal spars, its origin and purpose long since forgotten. The once unified collection of worlds have regressed into eccentric fiefdoms and petty baronies. One such planet, Hind Leg, is ruled by religious dogma – its leaders believe the Cog is Creation, and any suggestion that the sun is slowing is treated as heresy. But for many, there’s no escaping the truth that worlds are dying and something needs to be done...
With food scarce in the future, TransTime send cowboys back through time to farm the dinosaurs for their meat - but Tyrannosaur hag Old One-Eye will not go down without a fight!
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...