Judge Dredd: Origins

Published on January 21st, 2013

Have you ever wanted to know the origin of Judge Dredd? Well guess what 2000 AD has now officially announced that  Judge Dredd: Origins will be coming out here in North American this March.For more read the official press release.

Hot on the heels of the critically-acclaimed DREDD 3D movie and Day of Chaos and Trifecta –  two of the biggest Judge Dredd stories in 35 years – comes the origin story of Mega-City One’s  legendary lawman, in a brand new collection for North American readers. For the first time, Judge Dredd: Origins tell the story of how the mind-boggling metropolis of Mega-City One was created, how the Judges rose to power under the ‘Father of Justice’ Judge  Fargo, and the part played by the most famous Judge of all – Joseph Dredd. 


Dredd co-creators John Wagner (A History of Violence) and Carlos Ezquerra (The Boys) are together  again as they tell the unknown back story of their most famous character. From the reign of President Robert “Bad Bob” Booth to the devastation of the Atomic Wars and  the suspension of the US Constitution, from Dredd’s ‘birth’ in a cloning tank to him delivering justice on the chaotic streets of this fledging police state with his brother Rico, Origins  is the  much-anticipated Dredd epic that is essential reading for both old and new fans of the lawman  of the future.

Featuring a cover by Dredd legend Brian Bolland (Killing Joke), a special introductory tale featuring  the art of Kev Walker (Thunderbolts, X-Men), a covers gallery featuring the talents of Jock (The  Losers), John Higgins (Watchmen), Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl), Simon Coleby (Simping Detective), and Boo Cook (Elephantmen), as well  as an exclusive Carlos Ezquerra  sketch gallery,  this collection for the US and Canada is an absolute  must for Judge Dredd readers and  those who want to understand  what makes him Britain’s greatest comic book export.

Judge Dredd: Origins will hit comic book shops in North American on March 19th 2013 for $19.99 Diamond Order Code: JAN131250. THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR FANS OF DREDD.

Simon Daoudi