Judge Dredd: Year One
Written by: Matthew Smith
ISBN (Mobi): 9781849974493
ISBN (Epub): 9781849974486
Published: OUT NOW!
Mega-City One. 2080 AD
“I think we can rule out suicide.”
“You’re standing on his pancreas.”
It is Joe Dredd’s first year as a full-eagle Judge.
He may have been created from the genes of Eustace Fargo, the ‘Father of Justice’, and thus part of an illustrious lineage, but right now Dredd is not long graduated from the Academy, and yet to establish himself as the metropolis’s toughest, greatest cop.
His reputation will be moulded in the years ahead, but at the moment he’s a young lawman, fresh on the streets.
The brutal murder of a Justice Department-sanctioned spy sparks an investigation that will see Dredd trawl the criminal underworld in the hunt for the killer – and he will discover that all is not what it seems in the sector’s murky black market. Something new has entered the system, and unless Dredd can stop it, chaos will be unleashed...
Written by Matthew Smith, editor in chief of 2000 AD, this is the first in a new series of Judge Dredd: Year One titles and goes back to the beginning of Dredd’s life on the streets, explores his earliest cases and charts the development of the man who would go on to become the most famous of all the Judges.
Smith has previously written the novels Judge Dredd: The Final Cut, and Tomes of the Dead: The Words of Their Roaring.
“Smith manages to escalate the level of gore and violence from this bloody opening, and at the same time, balancing it with some welcome black humour”
- 2000 AD Review on Judge Dredd: The Final Cut
‘The world of horror fiction may have just found its equivalent to Tarantino’
- Gary Charles, Ookami.co.uk