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Judge Dredd: When Judges Go Bad

Judges have the toughest job on the mean streets of Dredd's Mega-City One, and sometimes the temptations of crime are too much and they cross the line. This is what happens when Dredd finds out.

With crime being rife on the tough streets of Mega-City One, it takes a special kind of lawman to maintain order. The Justice Department produces a force which upholds the law with officers who have the power to be judge, jury and executioner. Trained from an early age at the Academy of law, cadets are subjected to years of harsh physical training and psychological conditioning before becoming a fully-fledged Judge. But these individuals are only human and not above the law themselves, so when one of their number chooses to cross over the line, Judges like Dredd are prepared to dish out extreme justice!

John Wagner is the co-creator of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Ace Trucking Co. and Button Man, amongst many others, for 2000 AD. His graphic novel A History of Violence has been adapted into a critically acclaimed hit film by David Cronenberg. Brian Bolland is one of the most celebrated artists in the Western comics industry. His iconic work on Judge Dredd included the co-creation of one of the characters’ most notable foes, Judge Death. Brian is best known to US readers for his ground-breaking work with writer Alan Moore on the one-shot Batman: Killing Joke graphic novel.