Mega-City One, 2074 AD. Home to over 800 million citizens, this
urban hell is situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic
North America. On one side is the polluted Black Atlantic, and to
the west is the blasted radlands of the Cursed Earth. Overcrowding
in the metropolis is rife, unemployment is at ninety per cent,
boredom is universal and crime is rampant. Only the Judges — a
zero-tolerance police force empowered to dispense instant justice
— can stop total anarchy. CADET JOE DREDD — together with his
clone-brother Rico — is a rising star in Justice Department, and will
one day be its finest officer. Make no mistake, he is the Law!
Earth, the far future. While the towering starscrapers and flying
cars may make this look like some idealised Utopia, crime is still
a major problem, and there’s no felon more wanted than the
nefarious Pandora Perez — burglar, safe-cracker, armed bandit and
all-round career criminal. The authorities may think they’ve finally
managed to incarcerate her, but they’re reckoned without her loyal
robot assistant Gort, who’s succeeded in breaking her out of her
cell. With every cop likely to be on their tail, Pandora and Gort are
going to have to lie low — plus there’s the problem of her ankle
shackle, which will explode if she tries to flee...
Somewhere in the UK, 2020. Meera Hundal and Eliot Hunter are a
pair of friends at the local Stonecroft school. Although essentially
good kids, they find themselves in trouble more often than they’d
like thanks to their inability to walk away from a fight. Strongwilled and not afraid to speak their minds, their latest punishment
was to help with community clean-up chores — and when they
were clearing the house of Victorian ghost-hunter Professor A.J.
Mortimer, they came upon the special devices that he used to trap
spooks. Now in the possession of spectral vision goggles and a
spirit-trap, they’re seeing if they can put them to good use...
Out in the vast reaches of the universe, there are an infinite number
of stories waiting to be told. These cautionary tales pass from
traveller to traveller in the spaceports and around campfires on
distant planets, acquiring the status of legend, their shocking ends
a salutory lesson in hubris. Anything is possible in these twisted
trips into the galaxy’s dark side. Abandon your preconceptions,
and expect the unexpected. Now, in a United Kingdom obsessed
with mobile devices and videogames, few could’ve expected just
how popular Free the Monkey! would become when it’s uploaded
to the Internet. In fact, it takes over people’s lives...
Mega-City One, 2142 AD. Justice Department has many divisions
within it tasked with dealing with the various threats that face the
metropolis. The psychic personnel of Psi-Division, for example, are
at the forefront in the fight against supernatural foes, while TekDiv
conducts all manner of experiments and develops advanced
weaponry. The mysterious DEPARTMENT K is a branch of the
latter, whose brief is to tackle interdimensional enemies that are
seeking to break through the walls of reality. Ever since Judge
Death’s appearance, Kirby and her team have been working on
ways to keep Mega-City safe from further dimensional incursions...