2000 AD Prog 1739
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.
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...
Mega-City One, 2096. When the psychically powerful three-year-old Cassandra ANDERSON killed her abusive father, she was taken into the custody of Justice Department, who blocked the memories of her traumatic childhood. Anderson was inducted into Psi-Division as a cadet, where the Judges use telepaths, precogs and others with psychic abilities to aid the fight against crime...