Media Alert: Incoming all new Judge Dredd fiction
I never broke the law. I AM THE LAW!
It was a celebration that reached around the world as a huge fanbase that proudly includes Simon Pegg, Johnny Vegas and the band Anthrax among its hundreds of thousands of supporters turned the online world a shade of Dredd! Yesterday’s annual ‘Day of Dredd’ to campaign for a sequel to the 2012 movie was a riotous day of celebration that took over the internet, rocketed DREDD to the top of the UK DVD charts and caused a blue-ray sell-out in America. Even Judge Anderson herself, actress Olivia Thirlby, delivered a heartfelt message of thanks via the Hollywood Reporter…
These are the upcoming books from Abaddon:
Judge Dredd: Year One
Three acclaimed Dredd writers – Carroll, Ewing and Smith – take you back to Judge Dredd’s first year on street in this collected edition of novellas, which marks the start of a brand new series from Abaddon Books that follows the beginning of the infamous Judge’s career.
The omnibus edition features these stories:
City Fathers by Matt Smith
The Brutal murder of a Justice Department-sanctioned spy uncovers something new and dangerous in the sectors’ murky black market. Unless Dredd can stop it, chaos will be unleashed. “Writer Matt Smith has a fantastic handle on the chaos that is Mega City One.” – comicvine.com on Judge Dredd: Year One #2 from IDW
Cold Light of Day by Andy Carroll
A savage killing spree results in the death of two highly-regarded Judges, and many consider Dredd to be responsible: a decision he made five years earlier – while he was still a cadet – has come back to haunt
him. “Both Carroll and Smith totally capture the character before he became the legend, and both authors deftly capture the internal monologue of the very stoic Dredd.” – SFX.com on Cold Light of Day and City Fathers
Wear Iron by Al Ewing (previously unpublished)
“Wear iron, that’s the rule.” Paul Strader is a stick-up man, and a stoned cold professional. But when he gets in over his head, he has to risk everything on the word of a corrupt lawman, and break every rule he has. Every rule but one. “This is cold, abrupt, driven Dredd… This is Ewing channelling the very best of John Wagner.” – FP International on Trifecta
About the Authors
Michaell Carroll is a former chairperson of the Irish Science Fiction Association and creator of the acclaimed Quantum Prophecy/Super Human series of superhero novels. His current comic work includes Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. Al Ewing has been a Judge Dredd aficionado since the age of nine, and is best known in the UK for his work on Dredd in 2000 AD, where he also co-created Zombo and Damnation Station. He has also written a number of critically acclaimed fiction novels for Abaddon and Solaris Books. Matt Smith is the Editor-in-Chief for 2000 AD, he has written a series of Judge Dredd Year One comics for IDW; this is is his second book for Abaddon.
Judge Dredd: Year One is set to be released this October 28th.
But it’s not just Dredd who is returning to his origins; in an exclusive new e-Novella from Alec Worley out later this month we’re also travelling back to the streets of Mega-City One with Psi-Judge Anderson:
Judge Anderson: Rookie
Mega-City One, 2100 AD: Psi-Judge Anderson’s first year on the beat, and lovebirds at the newly-inaugurated MEET MARKET are doing their damnedest to kill each other.
There’s a psi-killer at work, and Cassie’s got days to stop him...