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.
Maniac for hire, who causes more problems than he solves.
The near future. When aliens arrived acting like superheroes, they were greeted as gods – but the beings demanded humans serve them. The UK resistance group THE TEN-SECONDERS captured a god called The Scientist, who enabled them to signal the gods’ creators. The Fathers descended upon the planet and punished their children, but The Scientist succeeded in destroying The Fathers too. Now, sole human survivor Harris is stranded on The Fathers’ vast ship...
Mars, the far future. War droids created for a conflict that ended centuries ago, the A.B.C. WARRIORS are resistant to Atomic, Bacterial and Chemical warfare. Recruited to bring peace to the civil war-ravaged frontier colonies on the Red Planet, the Mek-nificent Seven comprise leader Hammerstein, the mystical Deadlock, sharpshooter Joe Pineapples, the brutish Mongrol, voice of Mars Steelhorn, the treacherous Blackblood, and the pin-headed battle-tank Mek-Quake.
Gun-sharks Finnigan SINISTER and Ramone DEXTER are the best hitmen money can buy in the future city of Downlode. After discovering that a version of evil ganglord Moses Tanenbaum from a parallel reality had become mayor of Downlode, Ray, Finny and Tracy Weld were put in a witness protection programme on the colony world of Generica – but they’ve now gone on the run along with case worker Piper DuPres when they learn that Tanenbaum’s been smuggled there too...
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.
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.