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.
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...
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!
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...