The second volume of the hit new series exploring the early history of 2000 AD’s all-powerful “Judges.”
United States of America, 2041 A.D.
Eustace Fargo’s new justice system has been in effect for eight years. The old days of waiting times and backlogs are over: judgement is quick, and sentencing is instantaneous. The old police academies have all shut down, and the new order is triumphant.
But are things any better? Unrest is worse than ever. Criminals are more likely to kill rather than be caught.
Michael Carroll is the author of over forty books, including the award-winning New Heroes series of Young Adult superhero novels and the #1 Amazon best-selling cult graphic novel Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls. He currently writes Proteus Vex and Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. Other works include Jennifer Blood for Dynamite Entertainment, Razorjack for Titan Books (co-written with artist John Higgins), and the Rico Dredd trilogy for Abaddon Books, for whom he has also created the acclaimed JUDGES series which explores the genesis of the world of Judge Dredd. He can be found on www.michaelowencarroll.com
Maura McHugh lives in Galway, Ireland and has written three collections: Twisted Fairy Tales and Twisted Myths—published in the USA—and The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams) from NewCon Press in England. In 2019 her short story ‘Bone Mother’ was adapted into a stop-motion animated short film, and her science fiction rom-com radio play, The Love of Small Appliances, was broadcast in June 2019. She’s written comics for Dark Horse, Atomic Diner Comics, and 2000 AD, and her monograph about David Lynch’s iconic film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, was nominated for a British Fantasy Award for Best Non Fiction.
Joseph Elliott-Coleman has been writing and telling stories since he was a child, with science fiction being his wheelhouse. Enduring and overcoming countless barriers, his work first saw print in the Not So Stories anthology. He lives in Croydon, London.
“Each story is quickly devoured, packed with twists and brutal political analogy. This is the rise of fascism, eerily familiar and terrifyingly plausible… this is the Justice Department as The Wire, and it really works.” -- Starburst Magazine
– Starburst Magazine
“I enjoyed this book, although it made me nervous. I loved the conflict it caused in me. It’s fast-paced and uncompromising, keeping true to the essence of the Judges.” -- The British Fantasy Society
– The British Fantasy Society
“Challenging at times, yet extremely rewarding in the end.” -- Pop Culture Bandit