We all knew this was coming, with the release of the new Dredd film hitting theaters September 21, 2012 it was only a matter of time before the character returned to the comic page.
Amidst the announcements at Comic-Con International, Comic Book Resources got to break the news that this November the Judge will return in a new ongoing series, Judge Dredd. The title will be written by seasoned comic book writer Duane Swierczynski with art by Nelson Daniel.
In the CBR exclusive they asked the writer about the new comic book:
I’d like IDW’s Dredd to feel like a transgressive sci-fi black comedy police procedural — like ‘Law & Order,’ if, say, Jerry Orbach were a violent inflexible fascist. Someone who readers can’t help but root for, since he’s up against overwhelming odds in a city gone insane.
The possibilities are exciting as hell, especially when you factor in future tech. I’m finding inspiration in the lawless Dillinger days of the early 1930s, when emerging technology inspired both cops and bandits to elevate their games. When the bandits started using race cars for getaways, the cops responded with faster pursuit vehicles; shotguns were met with machine guns; organized criminal gangs were met with wiretapping and most-wanted lists. With ‘Dredd,’ I’m asking myself: what kind of games will cops (that is, judges) and robbers be playing 100 years in the future?
So there you have it, a new Judge Dredd book. Does this title sound interesting? Are you excited for the new movie? Would you consider picking this up in November? Sound off with your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
SOURCE: Comic Book Resources