SDCC ’12: New Judge Dredd Comic Announced

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At WonderCon in 2012 Duane Swierczynski and Nelson Daniel announced they would partner up with 2000 AD, and now IDW is announcing they will work on a new Judge Dredd series.

The announcement was made a Comic Con during a panel celebrating the 35th anniversary of the judge. Daniel will be doing the main story’s art and colors, but there will be back-up stories in each issue. Those will tie into the main story and be illustrated by guest artists.

Part of IDW’s statement had comments by the creative team. Writer Duane Swierczynski on his love of Dredd:

I discovered Judge Dredd at the tender age of 15 through a somewhat unlikely source: a bootleg Commodore 64 game where you move Dredd through a digital Mega-City One and pretty much shoot everything in sight. Jonesing for more, I realized that Dredd was a UK import, and super-tough to find here in the U.S. Over the next 25 years, I snapped up all the Dredd stories that I could, savoring them like exotic treats smuggled through customs. When IDW announced an American version a while back, I was over the moon — never even thinking that I would be approached to write this new version. Needless to say, this is the opportunity of lifetime, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The 15-year-old in me may never recover.

Artist Nelson Daniel was less verbose, but just as excited: “Judge Dredd is one of my three favorite characters, I’m really excited. Everything in Megacity is amazing, everything is possible, and that’s something I want to draw.

The IDW Judge Dredd series will kick off this November.

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Source : IDW Press Release