Following the death of 90% of the Mega-City One population in the Day of Chaos, Judge Dredd's latest case takes him into the Cursed Earth where illegal fortunes await those tempted to mine the vast mass graves.
Mega-City One, city of the future. This vast urban hell on the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America is now home to only 50 million citizens, the other 350 million wiped out in the recent Day of Chaos disaster. Crime rules the streets, and the Judges are empowered to dispense summary justice.
While investigating a murder at the Chaos Day Memorial, Dredd comes across a slave ring in which people are being sent into the bowls of the earth to rob the bodies of the dead. Yodie - one of those forced into this harrowing labour, finds a technologically advanced bracelet that bestows tremendous power on whoever wears it. Meanwhile, the fomer owners will stop at nothing to get it back…
John Wagner is, to many fans, the very heart of 2000 AD. Involved from the earliest days of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, he co-created Judge Dredd, as well as a whole cast of other memorable characters. His Paradox Press graphic novel A History of Violence was made into a major film by director David Cronenberg, and Judge Dredd adapted into a film twice, most recently in DREDD by Alex Garland and Pete Travis.