Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd

Judge Joseph Dredd is a fictional character whose comic strip in the British science fiction anthology 2000 AD is the magazine's longest running, having been featured there since its second issue in 1977. Dredd is an American law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. Dredd and his fellow Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence, and even execute criminals on the spot. The character was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, although editor Pat Mills also deserves some credit for early development.

Judge Dredd is amongst the UK's best known home-grown comic characters. So great is the character's name recognition that his name is sometimes invoked over similar issues to those explored by the comic series, such as the police state, authoritarianism, and the rule of law. Judge Dredd was named the Seventh Greatest Comic Character by the British magazine Empire. In 2011, IGN ranked him 35th in the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.

Read more about Judge DreddPublication History, Character and Appearance, Villains, The Judge System, Dredd's World, Major Judge Dredd Storylines, List of Stories, Alternative Versions, In Popular Culture

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Mutants (Judge Dredd Storyline) - Background
... from the Atomic Wars." Another early issue would have Dredd reveal mutants have been banned from the city, on grounds that " hate ordinary people because they ... themselves the victims of irrational prejudice by normal people - "norms" - and Dredd is honestly surprised to meet a benign mutant, remarking "I guess all ... justify the apartheid by the alleged threat to the genepool but Dredd remarks that is just an excuse, and the science does not support it ...
Judge Dredd - In Popular Culture - Parodies
... Judge Elmer Dwedd Judge Dredd was satirized by Marvel Comics, by combining the lawman with Looney Tunes character Elmer Fudd to create Judge Elmer Dwedd ... This pastiche of Dredd appeared in a handful of issues of Howard the Duck prior to the release of the Judge Dredd movie, and the character was discontinued afterwards ... Judge Dudd Appeared in Buster comic, which was published by Fleetway ...
Lee Sullivan (comics) - Bibliography
... Alan Grant and Simon Furman, Marvel Comics, 1990–1992) Judge Dredd "Roboblock" (with Simon Furman, in Judge Dredd Yearbook 1992, 1991) "The Pit" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #981-983, 1996) "Last Rites" (with John ...
Mutants (Judge Dredd Storyline)
... Mutants are the subject of a number of stories in the Judge Dredd science-fiction series published in British comics 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine ... Although they have appeared in Judge Dredd since the strip's earliest stories in 1977, a major story arc beginning with "Mutants in Mega-City One" in June 2007 and ...
Clint Langley - Bibliography - Comics
... Dinosty (with Pat Mills, in 2000 AD #873-882, 1994) Judge Dredd "Enemy Below" (with John Tomlinson as Sonny Steelgrave, in 2000 AD #886-887, 1994) Nemesis the Warlock "Hammer of the Warlocks" (with Pat ... graphic novel, Repeat Offenders, forthcoming serialised in Judge Dredd Megazine #316-ongoing, 2011) ...

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