2000 AD Prog 2009 (Chistmas Special)
Super-Charging Your Reality with Thrill-Injected Turbo-Power!
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.
Britain, 2007. The UK government has many departments that deal with covert operations, and enforce the country's interests overseas. One such shadowy band of agents are called GREYSUITS, the equivalent of the USA's fabled Men in Black. Specially conditioned by their masters, they have augmented speed and strength...
Mega-City One, 2130 AD. Danny Falcone was only a five-year-old child when he witnessed his mother being accidentally killed during a crime blitz on their apartment. The Judge responsible, Kruger, covered up the truth, planting a gun in her hand and claiming self-defence. Despite young Danny’s protestations, the corrupt Kruger escaped punishment. Having always wanted to be a Judge, Danny entered the Academy of Law as a cadet, determined to stand up for justice – but twelve years later he’s been expelled, too unruly for his tutors, and he returns to the streets...
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.
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...
Former Judge Galen DeMarco is now a private investigator, walking the mean streets of Mega-City One.
2000AD Prog 2009
Late 22nd century. After the Atomic Wars of 2150, many survivors were warped by the Strontium 90 fallout. These 'mutants' became a vicitmised underclass, and the only job open to them was bounty hunting. One such STRONTIUM DOG is Johnny Alpha, partnered with his Viking buddy Wulf Sternhammer.