Judge Dredd World Trade Centre, New York

Democracy (Judge Dredd storyline)

Democracy (Judge Dredd storyline) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Look closely at the second page, you can see the World Trade Centre being destroyed. This comic was published in 1978 and set in 2099.

I read many Judge Dredd comics as a child, he is a fictional character whose comic strip in the British science fiction anthology 2000 AD is the magazine’s longest running, having been featured there since its second issue in 1977. Dredd is an American law enforcement officer in a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. Dredd and his fellow Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence, and even execute criminals on the spot. Street Judges act as police, judge, jury and, if necessary, on-the-spot executioner. Capital punishment in Mega-City One is rarely used, though deaths while resisting arrest are numerous. Numerous writers have used the Judge System to satirize contemporary politics.

Mike McMahon’s work has provided some of the most definitive versions on one of the UK’s favourite characters, Judge Dredd. His art and dystopian view of the future has set a standard of storytelling and innovation. Few artists have so boldly defined and redefined their style. 

@2000AD @lamb_chops_ also, Hall Of Justice uses a Mac… Erm M. A. C. So that’s where Apple got the idea? 😉


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