IDW and 2000 AD join forces for Judge Dredd: Year One
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
The origins of the legendary lawman has explored before in an e-novella at the beginning of 2012 titled Judge Dredd: Year One – City Father which in turn ignited the creative spark for the new miniseries. “Matt Smith has been doing a masterful job of steering Judge Dredd’s exploits for years, and his e-novella showed he was equally adept at serving as chronicler as well as editor,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “And the story Matt’s telling in this miniseries is a very different tale of Dredd’s first year than his prose story, but both combine to add relevant details and backstory to the character of Judge Dredd.”
In The Long, Hard Road, Dredd collaborates for the first time with the Psi-Division to combat juves across sector who begin to manifest psychic abilities. To add to the excitement variant covers by Cerebus mastermind Dave Sim and Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra will be made available. Comic book fans will be able to pass judgement when Judge Dredd: Year One #1 (FC, 32 pages, $3.99) arrives in stores on March 27th, 2013.