You know that great line from Party Down: “I’m into hard sci-fi. Fantasy is bullshit.” That’s me.
Three of the most iconic scifi franchises in history are meeting up once more in Dark Horse’s latest crossover comic, the aptly titled Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens. Want to know more about Dredd’s latest adventure? We sat down with writer John Layman to discuss what makes these series so perfect for crossovers.
The Cursed Earth is an infamous epic in the long history of Judge Dredd comics—but ever since it was first published 37 years ago, you’ve only ever been able to read the censored version. But a new change in UK law means that you’ll be able to experience it as was intended, for the first time since its initial release.
Few non-superhero comic book characters are as iconic as Judge Dredd. I mean, the guy has had two movies made about him along with decades of great comics. Part of that is because, when John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra created the character in the late Seventies, his look was so unique and striking.
What do Judge Dredd, Mad Max and Adventure Time all have in common? They’re three of the best post-apocalyptic narratives we’ve ever seen. And they’re all slightly ludicrous, ranging from outright surrealism to mad social satire. In fact, the best post-apocalyptic storytelling is usually kind of ridiculous.
The cities of the future are massive, sprawling, beautiful monsters, covering entire coastlines — and in some cases, entire continents. Whether it's Judge Dredd's Mega-Cities or William Gibson's "Sprawl," future cities always devour land. Here's a map of future megalopolises.
Fans keep asking Dredd producer Adi Shankar about the possibility of a Dredd sequel, but there's some harsh financial realities preventing it. Here, Shanker explains how Dredd 2 could possibly happen — or, as he so eloquently puts it, "The guy who dresses up like The Crow is going to you a lesson in film finance."
The 1980s were the final decade of the Cold War — but nobody knew that at the time. The Soviet Union looked unstoppable, and few outside observers saw its collapse coming. So it's not surprising that lots of 1980s science fiction included Cold War futures. Here are 1980s visions of a future where the Cold War never…
He is the Law, and He's also goddamn adorable! This new vinyl toy from Blind Mouse Toys combines the grim, harsh world of 2000AD's Judge Dredd with all the cuteness of penguins into one lovely vinyl toy.
Anticipation can be a dangerous thing. Sometimes you wait and wait for a book, movie or comic to materialize, and it's bound to be a letdown. But every once in a while, all your patience actually pays off. Which project did you wait years for... and it was totally worth the wait?
Behold the "bootleg" animated Judge Dredd webseries in its entirety. And it is dark, gross, and violent—and honestly I felt weird watching it at work. And that's probably the very feeling that the creator wanted to impart to the audience.
Here is the longest Judge Dredd: Superfiend trailer yet, along with a lot of footage of Judge Death just going bananas on the citizens of Mega-City One.
Behold the first-ever footage from the unauthorized (or, as the creator is calling it, bootleg) animated series JUDGE DREDD: Superfiend. This teaser trailer looks insane. Good.
Despite the fact that 2012's Dredd movie was a vast improvement over the first Judge Dredd film, and that many fans are clamoring (even singing) for a sequel, none seems to be forthcoming. But at least now there's going to be an unofficial, seven-part webseries from Dredd's producer Adi Shankar.
You know how bad we need a sequel to Karl Urban's pretty damned good Judge Dredd movie? Even Sylvester Stallone is willing to singing its praises, at least in this wonderful new Legolambs video. It's not quite the magnum opus of the Predator musical, but man, it ain't bad.
Sometimes the coolest ideas start out as just satire, or a prank, and then grow more serious. Case in point: Judge Dredd (pictured above) started out as a straight-up satire on authoritarianism. But what's your favorite joke or spoof that evolved into something serious?
If you ever need proof of how utterly effective special effects makeup can be in horror, you need look no further than these cosplayers. They take terrifying characters and concepts away from the realm of movies and into the real world.
Jeez, Judge Dredd is actually worse than I'd remembered. Especially after watching Dredd, which does Mega-City One's greatest lawman properly. Here's the scene where you might think, for a second, that this is at least going to be a fun ride. And then... campmageddon!
Yes, the fan-favorite Firefly crew are finally back in action, thanks to Dark horse's new series, while the Dredd movie gets a comic sequel as well. Plus Snowpiercer, super-Brits, Captain Jane T. Kirk (really!) and more, all in this week's comics!
Admittedly, it helps to have a brilliant make-up artist and costumer designer on hand, as well as a timelapse camera. That said: damn, that's impressive.