John Wagner Archives

2000AD Audios: Joseph Fiennes as Dredd with Cream of UK Acting Talent
Written by some of the biggest names in comics – including Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Dan Abnett (The Legion of Super-Heroes, Aquaman, Guardians of the Galaxy), Pat Mills (Marshal Law), Simon Bisley (Lobo) and John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, co-creators of Judge Dredd – the series of five new audiobook adaptations will include: "Judge[...]
John Wagner's Thirteenth Floor Returns to Rebellion Oct 2020 Solicits
Which, for Rebellion, means another trip to John Wagner, Alan Grant and Jose Ortiz's The Thirteenth Floor, a second volume of these twist-in-the-tale horror and ghost stories from IPC's deep and sordid past As well as a Dracula Files collection and the usual 2000AD and Judge Dredd titles… John Wagner's Thirteenth Floor Returns to Rebellion Oct[...]
Rebellion announces America: Lost & Found - The Rediscovered Scripts
For decades the series skirted the teen market with its language and satire, but the inaugural serial in the then-new Judge Dredd Megazine staked out a claim as a Mature title. Panel from Judge Dredd: America, Rebellion Rebellion's press statement says it best: "Recently rediscovered scripts and new commentary from John Wagner go behind-the-scenes on the groundbreaking Judge[...]
Doctor Who: The Comic Strip Adaptations are Gloriously Bonkers
These stories were originally written by Pat Mills and John Wagner – stalwarts of British weekly comics anthologies in the 1970s and 1980s and the creators of Judge Dredd for 2000AD – with artwork from Dave Gibbons, well before he found worldwide fame as the artist of Watchmen. Big Finish Productions seems intent on producing any[...]
BEEP THE MEEP RETURNS! - The Fourth Doctor Comic Strip Adaptations | Doctor Who
Big Finish Productions released a trailer on Thursday announcing the Doctor Who audio drama adaptation of the Fourth Doctor's comic book adventures that originally ran in the early 1980s. Back in the early 80s, Doctor Who Monthly magazine ran comic strips featuring The Fourth Doctor drawn by Watchmen co-creator and artist Dave Gibbons and written[...]
Fairly OK Heroes: Judge Dredd The Cape And Cowl Crimes
It's up to Dredd to stop him, but can he? My favorite story is "Chicken Run" written by Alan Grant and John Wagner The story in itself is classically-fun Dredd It's gloriously violent and gory, and un-apologetically brutal, thanks to artist Simon Bisley Bisley's art is ruthless The colors are bold and striking, due largely to[...]
Judge Death Was Meant To Be In The Original Dredd Movie But Fox Turned It Down
According to franchise co-creator John Wagner, speaking to ScreenGeek, an early draft by Garland featured Judge Death He said: That was actually the first script that Alex Garland did was a Judge Death script but Fox, who they were dealing with at the time, turned it down They wanted more nuts and bolts before they went[...]
Judge Dredd's Creator, John Wagner, Plans To Kill Him Off Forever
By Olly MacNamee "I would like to write his death story, and have suggested it to Rebellion': John Wagner on Judge Dredd, The Cursed Earth and his possible death With the sell out success of The Cursed Earth hardback, both here in the UK and in the States, I caught up with John Wagner to discuss Dredd then,[...]
John Wagner Plans To Kill Off A Major Judge Dredd Character In 2000 AD
The co-creator of Judge Dredd, John Wagner, has said that he plans to kill off a major character. Speaking on the latest episode of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast podcast, Wagner said that although he tries to avoid killing beloved characters, he intends to dispatch a fan favourite in the near future. "I'm about to kill an important[...]
Alan Moore And John Wagner's Monster, To Be Reprinted From 2000AD
The first episode was written by a young Alan Moore, with subsequent episodes by John Wagner, credited to his pseudonym Rick Clark Monster continued as a strip in Eagle for a number of years. Well, now it's coming back. It's one of a number of classic British comics that Rebellion, the publishers of 2000AD, are reprinting –[...]
From Strip To Script – Judge Dredd: Greatest Single Panel In Comics?
Many of them tell self-contained stories, or are parts of short serials. So while the tone of 2000AD promotes a certain kind of approach to comics (black humored, catholic towards genre, and entirely un-precious), the bit I find interesting is that everything else about it promotes balancing density of content with economy of storytelling, but on[...]