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:bulletred: What got you into the Dredd Universe?
:bulletred: Any favourite stories/movies?
:bulletred: Favourite characters?

If anyone would like a synopsis of the comic so far, please see this article :pointr:…
And this synopsis by the wealth of Judge Dredd knowledge, jonbluestone :pointr:…

If anyone is looking for a place to purchase the comics, it's on the official site. Most are available in digital format (cheaper, too!). The 'Complete Case Files' are reprints of the older comics.
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ChosenPheonix91 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I was younger I first came across Dredd in a comic book shop but at the time I was far more interested in Characters like Wolverine and Batman so never ended up picking up a copy. I really started getting into Dredd a couple of years ago when I picked up Case Files no.5 something about that collection of stories really got me into the character.
ARTRIAD Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I first met Dreddy way back in 1977 when our teacher bought some to keep us quiet. I was hooked pretty much and loved Dan Dare, Rogue Trooper etc and have found 200AD always has something bonkers but pertinent to offer. 
JBdAmiens Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Hello i'm a master to rôleplaying game judge dredd and translator from english to french ( fantranslation).
Now i start with DAZ3D software and i search help to create modell /dolls judge dredd caracters in DAZ3D savefile...
Universe of judge dredd is very good for rôleplaying game.

Nice day to you.
HippyJon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
I first saw Dredd in the Daily Star strip in the eighties, and in time came to buy 2000AD to see more. Favourite villains are Judge Death and Mean Machine Angel. And best ever cover pic was profiles of Dredd and Fairly Hyperman facing each other, with their chins sticking out, and the caption, 'Judge Dredd, he is the jaw!'
Also liked some other characters in 2000AD, like Stronty Dogs and Nemesis. 
2old4gamez Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was introduced to Joe Dredd in the second issue of 2000AD, way back in the late 1970's.

I was excitied by the announcement of the first Judge Dredd movie, but was ultimately disappointed, like a lot of long term fans were.

The 2012 Dredd movie was a far, far better take on the Dredd character and I'm still optimistic it will get the sequel it deserves, preferably with karl Urban once again not showing his face in the lead role.
DanielPuch Featured By Owner Edited Sep 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hello, my name is Daniel Puch and I always liked a lot British comics so Judge Dredd was always a character I enjoyed. I really more a fan of the comic more than the movies, but I'm Ok with them. I think Dredd is done to be a comic character not so much for a movie.
I'm a fan of Bisley art, so I think he also draw me to Dredd character. I have Batman Dredd comic and some other stuff.
I will be doing some Dredd art and I will be posting here.

Thanks and have an awesome day!!!
michaeltheflyer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Afternoon! My name is Michael Williams, and I'm a relative newcomer to the world of Judge Dredd. I grew up as a huge fan of science fiction and comic book movies and was extremely excited to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe come to life. Last year, I had still only heard of Dredd in passing, but a few of my college friends and I decided to watch the latest movie with Karl Urban, and I've been hooked ever since. Having read some of the originals, I have continued to enjoy the new movie and believe it is a great representation of the character Judge Dredd is supposed to be. Also last year (maybe earlier this year), I decided that a drawing of Dredd would make a great addition to my fan-art collection, and I absolutely loved working on it.
Foolhed Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
As a child in the early 80's I read 2000AD and various other similar comics throughout my childhood. Always loved Dredd and the other stories. I remember Carlos Esquera and Ian Gibson being favourite artists of mine when it came to the Dredd comics. 

I don't read them anymore but that Dredd film was absolutely drokking brilliant!
annoianoid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Hi, been reading 2000ad since 1981, 2000ad and punk rock made me the man I am today.
CandyAppleFox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Greetings. My First Comic was DC’s: Batman Vs Judge Dredd No1 ‘The ultimate Riddle’ in July 1995. I looked at that thing for days... and days.
EGould Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the delay in answering this I have been in the middle of a house move and unpacking etc...
I got into Judge Dredd from stories in 2000 ad, I collected the comic from Issue number one...
I loved "The Apocalypse War" and "The Day the Law Died" 

Max Normal
Chopper and of course Judge Death.
nightengailastrid Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Astrid. uh... hi. :)
igarcia Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The truth?  The only reason I like Judge Dredd is because of Sylvester Stallone.  Freaking guy is iconic on this movie.  What is my favorite part?  All of it!  I enjoy the entire movie every time I watch it.

I don't read comics because... I don't do much effort to read them.  If I grab anything to read it is not comics. I kinda wish I did, but then I see books like the Bible, biography books about military people, Max Lucado books and well, that keeps me away from comics.
TheBreC Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student General Artist
Hello ^_^ I was introduced to Dredd thanks to one of my best friends (he's a super fan so to say) And I started with some of the original 80s comics for Dredd that he let me borrow. My all time favorite story.... now that's hard. It has to be between Cursed Earth, the Judge Death stories, and Judge Anderson's own comics. Favorite movie is Dredd with Keith Urban playing the role gloriously and my favorite character has to be Judge Anderson. Don't get me wrong I love Dredd as well, but Anderson has always had a place in my heart. 
Art-e86 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Saw the Stallone film and liked it - I'm more of a passing stranger to Dredd than an out and out fan - I like the whole idea and world of Dredd though and the machinery comes from the minds of geniuses (Geniusii ?) Comic art is top drawer - as is some of the DreddArt posted here on dA. Nice to see you've created a Dredd-den where everyone meets.
ThePsiFiles Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Friends, fellow-Judges, citymen! (and -women!), hail and well-met!

What got me into the Dreddverse? A friend of mine years ago - this would have been back in '91 or '92 (I remember because . . . well, as the ten-credit shockers say, we anticipate!) - was very much into comics. I wasn't, but he and I used to meet up every week or so and hang out and we'd lend each other books. He lent me a lot of graphic novels and collected editions - and many of those were Judge Dredd. I came to really like the comics and enjoyed reading pretty much his whole collection!

Inspired by them, I wrote my first fanfic - it was dreadful (no pun intended!); it had an awful Mary-Sue protagonist, a romance between him and Anderson (over whom I had a crazy fan-crush!) and just wasn't very good. It taught me a lot about writing, however (and, to be perfectly honest, wasn't a total disaster - it did, unlike many other fanfics - have a narrative which progressed and ended with a satisfying conclusion!) I named my hero after John Cornelius, a character in a BBC series that ran that summer (this is why I remember the date!) That fanfic is now sadly / gladly lost!

Years and years pass. I read an article on about something or other, and some left-wing hippie type objected to "Dredd 3D" as being unpleasant or something - I can't remember. I Netflixed the movie and thought "Damn, but this is a fine film! Hippies know nothing!" I was inspired to write a short fanfic based on it - "Assessment Over" here…

I then was inspired to create more fanfic - because fanfic, and I like fanfic. The years that have passed have made me a better writer, but I had affection for my older fanfic setting and characters. So, inspired by them, I started to write some fanfic set in the movie universe, creating an interlocking series of stories telling the tale of the nascent Psi-Division. You can find those stories on my gallery and also on here…

My favorite stories are the Day The Law died (classic Dredd!) and any of the Anderson / Death stories. City of the Damned is also very highly regarded.

I have much affection for Anderson (crazy-fan-crush, see above) as a character - although Dredd stories are always more about the city rather than the Judges in there.

So, that is my history! I write fanfic, I post it here, I sometimes hack about and make collage images as inspiration etc. If anyone enjoys my fics, please leave a comment and - if anyone is so inspired - I would be flattered and interested to see any art based on or inspired by my work!
Airgid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi peeps!

Got into the Dreddiverse way back. Somewhere in the late eighties, found this grubby little comic book in a surplus store and the artwork blew me away. Fabry is still an inspiration to me in my professional life :)
My mum did not like it at all, and I had another reason to like Dredd. Not really obeying the Law of the house, but it was totally worth it. 

One of my favourites of all time is the Dredd/Batman crossover "Die Laughing". Smashing artwork, lovely dystopic feel and Dredd :) (and Fabry of course).
As to characters: Anderson is awesome and of course the Dark Judges :)

And now I need to make more fan-art, whenever the studio schedule permits it :)
warpeddesire Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Got into Dredd  few years ago when I acquired a digital collection of the entire comic run and then proceeded to read it over a two year span (loooots of issues, lol). Since then, I've begun collecting the omnibus editions, drawing fan art, getting tattoos and other fan-wank related things ^^ I'm a huge fan of the entire universe in general, the moral conflict between "beleaguered police force" and "oppressive regime" and the general tone of the comic as a whole. As a student of many pieces of classic literature, Dredd has always struck as having shades of Plato's Republic in it. And in addition to all of this, early issues involved some of my absolute favourite comic artists like Brian Bolland. A must read for any serious fan of comics and literature.

Oh and the movies are friggin' awesome. While the 2012 kept the gritty tone and "day in the life" style of the comics, I also really enjoyed the 1995 version for its faithful adaptation of the "look" of the comics. The Lawmaster looked bloody amazing (even though it apparently was so wide it couldn't turn >< )
DarkoNash Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Huge fan of the recent Dredd movie, looking forward to the sequel if it ever happens.  Grew reading some of the comics, and played the Genesis Dredd game.  Recently Dredd has been the inspiration for a character I'm writing about called Night Raider.  That gritty treatment of justice and law is what I'm trying to hone in on for Raider.  What got me interested in joining the group was my interest in bringing certain aspects of Dredd into Raider to pay tribute while doing my own thing so the lines don't become blurred.  
terriprayutm Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I grew up reading 2000AD - much to my Mother's distaste. It wasn't the sort of thing she expected her daughter to pick up. But, I was raised by a sci-fi fan (Dad), and that comic was a treat for me. 

Loved the 2012 movie, it kept to the gritty feel of the comic as I knew it! 

I'm very much a novice artist, and I've only done one piece of Dredd related art - ABC warriors piece - but hope to try more in the coming months. Right now though a lot of my time is taken up with submissions for the game company and fiction imprint I co-own. When I'm not busy with that, I'm also tied up with writing for several different publishing companies. So, time for art is - sadly - limited. 
AranniHK Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, I'm AranniHK. 
A couple of months ago I've seen a nice gif from a scene of Dredd 2012 and I really liked how dystopic and great the architecture looked there. Like these massive mono block living quarters. That got me really into watching the movie itself. Already from the start on it got one of my favourite movies of all time. Man! The music, it had this real nice sci-fi flow, I would say. The character Judge Dredd was really badass and it really enhanced the whole sci fi feel for me. Well, to depict the english knowledge wouldn't allow me that to do, ahah :D Dredd FTW
evaldez28 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
What made me interested in Dredd was the 2012 Karl Urban movie because it had an 80s sci-fi vibe to it and I love gritty dystopian sci-fi movies like RoboCop and Mad Max.

Dredd (2012) is one of my favorite movies and I love the web series Judge Dredd: Superfiend.

Judge Death is my favorite character.
MaKo85 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The name's Tina.

Way back in the late 80's my mom got some copies of Judge Dredd and read them to me before bedtime. (Yes, my mother is an amazing and badass person)
Anytime I managed to find a copy of 2000AD I enjoyed the thrillpower. It wasn't until two decades later that I got back into it.

I will always ALWAYS love the 1995 original movie with Stallone, it has a very special and important place in my heart for many reasons.
I do not recall the stories I read in detail, just that they greatly entertained me.

Nemesis the Warlock is eternally on spot #1, Dredd, the ABC Warriors and Judge Death (frankly I love all of 2000AD even if I could find very little of it)
HJTHX1138 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Professional General Artist

1. I got into Dredd thanks to a crossover comic my grandmother (of all people) bought me at a second hand store. It was Dredd and Batman and it was drawn by Simon Bisley. I knew plenty about Bats, but Dredd and Anderson were featured prominently. There's even a bit where Bats is transported to Mega City. Good book.

2. "Dredd" was an amazing movie, it boiled him down to what makes him badass. I missed the more bizarre/goofy elements present in the comics, but it was still an excellent adaptation. "Dredd vs. Death" was a fun game. I've enjoyed a few of the audio dramas. I have some collections of the older comics. I frequent most of the Dredd tumblrs and reblog artwork.

3. Dredd (dur), Anderson, Hershey,  The Dark Judges (yes, all of them), Mean Machine Angel , ABC warriors, etc.
TheSadisticSamurai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Guys, 

Got into Dredd when I was young and they did the Batman crossover. Huge fan of Judge Death and the Dark Judges. 

Im mostly a sketch artist, But planning to do more Dredd themed drawings in the future.
Louie-Jr Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Well, hello there. My name's Louie. I was first introduced to Dredd when it appeared on my 'recommended' list for Netflix. I liked the artistic violence and use of special effects, claustrophobic yet fast paced tone, and the acting that was done by the leads. I honestly don't know too much about the universe beyond that, sadly. But, I do consider the film to be a great one, and I might just try writing a story about him some time. 
FEVG620 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
I was introduced to Dredd when my big brother show me the 1995 movie, i liked because i think is a intresting movie

I only watch the 1995 movie and i don't remember too much

Dredd :) hahaha
Dynamiteboom12345 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Thank you for the invite!

I got into Judge Dredd after seeing Nostalgia Critic's Review of the 1995 movie, and he said it was bad, but at the same time it was entertaining. So I saw it, and I actually agreed that it was entertaining to watch! Before the film I only knew about Judge Dredd from the trailers for the newer film.

I like that movie so much that in fact, my series Kiba Noire was originally based off the 1995 film, over time concepts changed, but that's a whole 'nother story. I may consider watching the new movie though...

Not really sure about my favorite character, but I'll go with Joseph Dredd since he is kind of awesome and hardcore.
dazza1008 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
New movie is one of my faves ;p Unique and intelligent
Dynamiteboom12345 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
conradknightsocks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the invite, I'm delighted to join and thrilled with the support my pic's received.

I have to confess, I'm not a diehard Dreddhead but I am British, so that counts for something right? No idea when I first heard of Dredd, it must've been back in the 80s, I imagine. I remember getting a Rogue Trooper video game around that time.

Favourite characters? Angel takes some beating.

And I'm more than happy to sign the petition, I thought the Urban movie was AWESOME.

Cheers, all.

SilverStorm55 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I first discovered Judge Dredd a few years in a parody bit of a Simpsons comic where Marge became a Judge (a real one, not a Judge Dredd Judge) and from there I found the character's real name and I've been a fan since. Some of my favourite stories include: Judge Dredd featuring Judge Death (my first story to featuring my favourite), Dredd vs. the Predator and my favourite story the Emerald Ilse.

In terms of my opinions of the Dredd movies, this how I felt about them: I found the Stallone flick to be a dull uninspired retread of the Demolition Man (even casting the same actors) that I found all around boring. While the 2012 version is in my opinion a far superior; with a more interesting story and paid homage to the character while doing something new with him, to to the point where I consider it to be one of my favourite films of all time, as well as being a great example of how reboots and remakes can work and even be better than the original (even to the point where I signed the petition).
FantasysMistress Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Well, my first encounter was Stallone's Dredd. I watched it when I was a kid. I mean, it was an action movie, of course I watched it. But I haven't seen it in years. Then I encountered the judge again in Dredd. I just love the movie. I watch it over and over again. My thirst has grown though. I will begin reading the comics very soon. They've been out for a long time so I think I have a lot of reading ahead of me
ElDiabloChingon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
thaks for the invite!
i got into dredd when i first read psycho bikers vs mutants from hell, since i was a big Lobo fan (and still am to this day) l loved dredd as a character.
my favorite judge dredd story is judgement on gotham feauturing batman, such a great book and awesome art by the great Simon Bisley.

my favorite character is mean machine, he is so much fun lol.
FWACATA Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I got into Dredd because of the art at first, and then read the tales and got really into it afterwards. Can't say I was a harcore fan, but always picked up issues here and there. He's just badass. I actually dug the last movie.
artmanphil Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, thank you for inviting me to the group :)

Stallones Dredd Adaption was one of the movies which introduced me to science fiction and teached me to love it. I think I dont need to mention how brilliant the Urban movie was ;) Nonetheless my favourite Dredd graphic novels are the less wacky and weird ones, upfront the one Dredd issue everyone in this group propably knows: America.

Im looking forward to see great art and maybe contribute some aswell :)
David2814 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi. Thanks to admit me in the group. 

I´m reading Judge Dredd tales since the last five years. I like him because is different to the regular American comic books. My favourite stories are America, Cursed Earth saga, Apocalipse War and Origins. My favourites Dredd´s artist are Carlos Ezquerra, Simon Bisley, Mike McMahon and Henry Flint

I´ll post more of my Dredd´s sketches soon. 
valkyrie1223 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
well the year was 1999 and I saw Judge Dredd and I loved the movie, I was 9 at the time, read a couple of Dredd comic but since there really wasn't a comic shop where I live it made it hard to seek out more Dredd. Fast forward a couple of years and saw Dredd with Karl Urban, loved them movie and the best part there was a comic shop that had open in the next town so I began buy and reading Dredd comics. As to my favorite  characters, Judge Death, Judge Dredd, and the rest of the Dark Judges since there is alot more now.
Kyrocism Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A fairly big fan of Steampunk, Dieselpunk, and Cyberpunk here. :D

Bullet; Red What got you into the Dredd Universe?

I watched the 1995 Judge Dredd and was fairly interested due to the facts that there were mechas, Stallone was the star, and 
it's set in dystopian future. Karl Urban's Dredd later further took me in. While not a huge fan of the entire thing, being a fan of dystopian fiction is enough to make me interested. :)

Bullet; Red Any favourite stories/movies?

Never heard anything of Dredd until the 1995 movie. So between Stallone's Judge Dredd and Karl Urban's Dredd, I'll have to pick the second one. Everything in it seems simply badarse. :P

Bullet; Red Favourite characters?

Judge Dredd and Anderson, of course. :)
War2bird Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015

I'm Gerry reporting in from London, Hackney Sector. Dredd 3D blew me away and re ignited my interest in Judge Dredd. I used to read comics as a kid, mainly DC but I liked 2000AD. I met a couple of Judge Costumers  at Excel MCM Comic Con in May 2013 and have a photo done with the Judge's patrol at London Film Comic Con in July 2013.

I joined the Judge Dredd Costume Group,   The Brit Cit Judges and  The UK Judges Forum group. After completion of my Unifrom I patrol Comic Cons with my fellow Judges. I have a few Graphic Novels to read and I buy the Judge Dredd Megazine online. I forward to seeing the Art and other contributions to this Fantastic Group.

pjmaybe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Once upon a time, a 9 year old kid was given a comic just after his birthday. It had a free space spinner on the front, and stories that blew my mind. The second issue was even better than the first, and so began a lifelong obsession with all things Dredd. Right from Prog 2 onwards, Mega City 1 and Dredd's world was the richest most vivid portrait of the future I'd ever seen in a comic. 

It's gone from strength to strength. Sure there have been a few blips along the way (But say what you want about the Dredd movie with Stallone, the initial fly-over of Mega City 1 was fantastic, Mean Machine Angel was brilliant and Hammerstein was superb!)

Still a fan. Probably got the impression from my nickname here that one particular villain was a fave!

Awesome work in this group, happy to be a member! Hey, I even live in the place the comic's made so I've gotta be slightly obsessed, right?
Jonir Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
!: I first started to look into translated comic books at the turn of the millenia. I read all the 2000AD stuff that had been translated into finnish (+Nemesis, which would also be awesome as an movie adaptation!).
2: My favorite story would be the epic "Nightshift" (don't know what it's official englih title is) -storyline, which depicts one stormy night in Mega-City One.
3:For some reason, I can really relate to Kenny who? But favorite has to be Judge Death.
ridaa18 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I see a lot of fav include action movies so...I watched dredd 3d
ZettaSexy123 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My brother. He showed me both the original film and dragged me to see the new one in theatre.

The second film, mostly for character development and graphics.

Judge Anderson.
MrToxicTurnip Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Like many people, I was first exposed when I saw Dredd 2012. It was the over-the-top violence and stereotypical badass that is Judge Dredd that really brought me in. My favorite character (Other than Dredd, of course) has to be Judge Anderson.
milkywaysoda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was introduced to Dredd when a friend who was a fan of Karl Urban showed me the movie. I was sucked into it because of that. I really liked Dredd 2012 even though I usually do not glorified violence or gorey effects but so far Dredd has been one of the exceptions.

Judge Dredd is my favourite character so far and Dredd 2012 is one of my favourite movies :3
PaintMeAmerican Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Hello! I'm Klaire!

I got into the the Dredd universe a couple years ago because I was really into Karl Urban and the movie came out. I was real into the movie so I decided to look more into it. I have seen the old movie with Sylvester Stallone, wasn't too into it. I own 1 Dredd comic from... 92' I believe.

I guess you could say the 2012 movie is my favorite when it comes to Dredd. I really liked how realistic it all seemed.

Of course my favorite character is Judge Dredd cause he's so badass! I really liked Anderson in the movie :)
ZettaSexy123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My bro dragged me to see the first and second film. Then he asked me to draw him as a Judge.

second film, by far. This is the third time my response was deleted so bleh. Inquire later.

Anderson, by far. She was more human than most Judges, even though she quit the Judge service  in the movie. Sad face.
guardmn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
I am Guardmn.

Reading the comics and seeing the first Judge Dredd with Sylvester Stallone in 1995.

Too many to recall.


I am the law.
Jokester4 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
What got me into Judge Dredd was the books along time ago when they were explained to me by a friend an I wanted to read this as soon as he was done telling me about it.

favorite movies are DREDD an Judge Minty (fan film) 

characters Dredd / Anderson 
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