Judge Dredd Turns 38 – 2000 AD Celebrates With A Thrill-Cast Podcast

By Michele Brittany, West Coast Bleeding Cool Correspondent

My initial foray into the world of Judge Joseph Dredd was with a little movie called Judge Dredd (1995, Danny Cannon) starring Sylvester Stallone, Rob Schneider and Armand Assante. As far as I can remember, I was not all that impressed and quickly forgot all about Mega-City One.

Many years passed and then along came Dredd (2012, Pete Travis) starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey. The movie was smart, focused and grounded in the comic book mythos that debuted in Prog #2 of 2000 AD back on March 5, 1977. I have been hooked ever since.

Carlos Ezquerra Judge Dredd CoverNow, Judge Dredd is 38 years old this month. In honor of that longevity, co-creator Carlos Ezquerra will be the special guest on 2000 AD Thrill-Cast. Ezquerra will talk about Dredd's origin story, his art, and "why he thinks Batman is more of a fascist than Judge Dredd" according to Michael Molcher of 2000 AD Publicity and Marketing.

Early Judge DreddThe podcast will include details about the release of Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, which focuses on the best Dredd stories from 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Magazine (available in UK and Ireland).

Judge Dredd Mega Collection

To find the 2000 AD Thrill-Cast podcast, navigate to iTunes, or listen or download on Soundcloud. And, if you would just like to learn more about Judge Dredd and his world, check out the 2000 AD website.

Or, hey look, it's right here!

Michele Brittany is an independent popular culture scholar and semi-professional photographer and editor of James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy (McFarland & Company). She regularly posts reviews and analysis on the spy/espionage genre on her blog, Spyfi & Superspies and can be followed at Twitter @mcbrittany2014.

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About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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