2000 AD Prog 2005 Special
Print Edition - 22nd Dec 2004
Judge Dredd » Christmas With The Blints (Part 1)
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 he didn't draw Dredd for five years afterwards, only returning for the Apocalypse War mega-epic.
Caballistics, Inc. » Weird War Tales (Part 1)
During the Second World War, Q Department was formed within the Ministry of Defence to combat Nazi occult warfare. In the 21st century, however, its funding was withdrawn. Enter reclusive millionaire rock star Ethan Kostabi, who bought up its employees and together with some freelance ghosthunters constructed a brand-new outfit - CABALLISTICS, INC. - to investigate paranormal phenomena.
Sinister Dexter » Dunce Macabre (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
Celtic hero Slaine - exile, wanderer and later king - defends his people from the sea demons, at the behest of the Earth Goddess...
Samantha Slade » The Davinchy Code (Part 1)
Granddaughter of Sam Slade, Samantha has taken up the robo-hunting business.
Leviathan » Chosen Son (Part 1)
In July 1928, the biggest ocean-going vessel the world had ever seen - the LEVIATHAN - was launched from its giant dry-dock moored in the Irish Sea on its maiden voyage to New York. Housing twenty-eight thousand passengers and crew, and complete with acres of parks, ballrooms, cinemas, a railway and even a zoo, the ship is more a floating city than cruise liner. But twenty years after its launch, the Leviathan still has not reached its destination...
Second City Blues » Second City Blues (Part 1)
Earth, 2278. Second City is a typical urban sprawl within a federal European superstate, where poverty and lawlessness are widespread. Shaila, Danny, Minger, Shakes and Donna are a young slamboarding team looking to escape the drudgery of their lives through the sport...
Nikolai Dante » Agent of Destruction (Part 1)
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...