COMICS: First Look At Duane Swierczynski's New Ongoing JUDGE DREDD Series

The critically acclaimed DREDD (starring Karl Urban) was not a hit at the box office. However, if that left you craving more of the iconic 2000AD character, then IDW has the series for you! Kicking off with a brand new #1 issue, Wednesday will see the release of Judge Dredd!

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By Josh Wilding - 11/16/2012
In the 22nd century, crime runs rampant in Mega-City One, home to over 400 million citizens, robots, criminals and lunatics. The only line of defense between anarchy and chaos are… the Judges. And Judge Dredd is the toughest of them all. In this, Judge Dredd’s 35th anniversary year, IDW is proud to re-introduce Judge Dredd to America in this all-new ongoing series.


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JUDGE DREDD #1
Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI
Pencils by NELSON DANIEL
Cover by ZACH HOWARD


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jimpinto24 - 11/16/2012, 5:26 PM
I really like the cover!
StuckInPanels - 11/16/2012, 5:46 PM
I LOVED DREDD....I can't wait to read this new series. I liked a lot what IDW has done with many great franchises. Godzilla, Mars Attack, Transformers, GI Joe, TMNT, and many more are really great. They are second in my rank of comic companies, just above DC but below Marvel
TankD - 11/16/2012, 5:47 PM
Yes please.
Hellsboy - 11/16/2012, 5:47 PM
really liked the movie may have to pick this up . hope we get to see more of urbans dredd
DEATHbyEXILE - 11/16/2012, 5:49 PM
AWWW YEEEAAAHHHH
Amazo - 11/16/2012, 5:55 PM
Frick that bag of shite! Just buy 2000AD! Anything else is just a pale American friendly piece of watered down crap.Grow some balls and go for the original.After all,that's what made the character live in the first place!
Don't fret about where to jump on.This ain't no Marvel soap opera bullshit!Just pic a prog and run with it.Back issues are available in tpb.But that's not the point with 2000AD.The point is that the best is coming next week! Not that you should look to some fictional bygone epoch :)
marvel72 - 11/16/2012, 6:36 PM
@ amazo

i agree,you can buy the trade paperbacks they're called judge dredd case files,get the classics from the pages of 2000 a.d that way.
StuckInPanels - 11/16/2012, 7:02 PM
@Amazo and Marvel72.....I read an interview the writer gave and he praised the originals and always wanted to do a Judge Dredd series of his own, so even if people never read any of the original comics this can be a good way for them to be introduced, then they can follow that up by reading the 2000AD TPB's
longbowhunter - 11/16/2012, 7:22 PM
Due to IDW's the Cape, I've become quite a fan of Nelson Daniel and Zach Howard over the years. But if I'm gonna read Judge Dredd I'd rather go with the stuff from 2000AD.
NathimusPrime - 11/16/2012, 9:13 PM
oh idw, quickly becoming one of my favorite comic companies
Growler - 11/16/2012, 9:37 PM
It's a bold move by IDW but as a 2000AD reader from their first issue, I did feel that this intro was about three pages too long.

This is probably a cultural thing, as I'm used to reading Dredd in 6-8 page bursts in a weekly comic, so the storytelling, and particularly the action, is far more condensed and abrupt.

I've no idea what to expect from a more long-form monthly title, but I'm willing to give it a go.

I hope it works.
jimoakley666 - 11/17/2012, 1:39 AM
Really nice artwork. I hope Swierczynski 'gets' DREDD.
sameoldthing - 11/17/2012, 5:48 AM
Yeah,you can get 2000AD and that's great stuff but having another comic of Dredd is great.
Why be a dumbass & not support a character you like?
Pick up the book & give it a try..I will.

DREDD RULES!
ElApe - 11/17/2012, 9:39 AM
Hmmmm, not sure on the artwork. Good cover though.
FireKnightRises - 11/17/2012, 12:43 PM
Seriously how the hell this movie can flop but they keep making another shitty twilight and RE movies ?

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