Acclaimed as one of the best comics of 2020, the first collection of Dreadnoughts.

Written by Michael Carroll (Judges, Proteus Vex) with art by John Higgins (Before Watchmen, Batman: The Killing Joke) and colour by Sally Jane Hurst (Before Watchmen), Dreadnoughts explores the origins of Judge Dredd’s dystopian police state and, in doing so, provides chilling insight into our own historical moment.

The year is 2035 and American society is crumbling. State brutality in response to public protests sparks even greater restrictions on what American citizens are free to do. The police force are being replaced by Judges, paramilitary cops who can dispense summary justice on the streets.

This is the horror story of a descent into fascism and the beginnings of the world of Judge Dredd.

In a vision of the near future that feels all too real, Dreadnoughts engages with the world as it is through the prism of Judge Dredd’s world. Without trivialising the issues we face, it details how fear, insecurity, and society’s punitive turn can lead to the desire for simple – and deadly – solutions to complex, global problems.

For almost 45 years, Judge Dredd has been a warning about the dangers of ‘law and order’ politics, Dreadnoughts brings that warning bang up-to-date in a collection that is powerful, absorbing, and thrilling.

ISBN: 9781781089385
Release Date: 9 November 2021
Price: £12.99 / $17.99
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback (with hardcover available from 2000AD.com)
Dimensions: 259 × 187 mm

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Acclaimed as one of the best comics of 2020, the first collection of Dreadnoughts. Written by Michael Carroll (Judges, Proteus Vex) with art by John Higgins (Before Watchmen, Batman: The Killing Joke) and colour by Sally Jane Hurst (Before Watchmen), Dreadnoughts explores the origins of Judge Dredd's dystopian police state...