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.
England, 1908. Madelyn Vespertine, an Edwardian woman of indeterminate age and origin, turns up — often unbidden — to deal with strange events of an apparently occult nature. The era is awash with all manner of interest in spiritual matters — seances, hauntings, faerie sightings and more — and Madelyn has the means and technology to investigate them. However, there’s more to her than meets the eye...
North America, the near future. The Global Exo Segregation Zone – aka the GREY AREA – is a huge sector in Arizona given over to housing the large number of extra-terrestrial immigrants that arrive on Earth seeking a new home. A massive shanty town that acts as a holding area, it’s policed by Exo Transfer Control squads, heavily armed and armoured cops that patrol and keep the peace amongst the aliens.
Deadworld, a planet similar to Earth in another dimension. Once, this world was thriving — but then a psychopathic dentist’s son called Sidney was transformed into the creature known as Judge Death, and he determined that life itself was a crime. Creating lieutenants to aid him in his task, they set about massacring an entire planet, purging it of all life. Now, they stand on the bones of a global graveyard...