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Appearing in "Judge Dredd: John Brown's Body"

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Rookie

Villains:

  • John Brown
  • Juves
  • Ethyl and Sig
  • A tramp
  • Various other lowlifes

Other characters:

  • None

Locations:

  • Running Sore café
  • Hayte Street

Items:

  • Handcuffs
  • John Brown's creds, coat, trousers, shoes, googles, teeth and pants

Vehicles:

  • Lawmasters
  • Ambulance driven by organleggers

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: John Brown's Body"

A rookie is stupid enough to leave a criminal called John Brown cuffed to a railing on Hayte Street, which has one of the worst crime rates in the city. By the time he and Dredd get there, all of John Brown's possessions have been stolen, including his body (by organleggers).

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: A Fistful of Denimite"

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Supporting characters:

Villains:'

  • Stiv
  • Stiv's friends working at the funfair, who lie about his location

Other characters:

  • Citizens enjoying the funfair

Locations:

  • Jubbcorp, a business where Stiv has murdered the nightwatchman and stolen 12,000 creds
  • Funtazia, a funfair

Items:

  • Cheap denimite shirt
  • Mirrors in the hall of mirrors that make Anderson look amusingly distorted

Vehicles:

  • Anderson's Lawmaster

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: A Fistful of Denimite"

Psi-Judge Anderson chases a criminal called Stiv into an amusement park. They end up on the flipperzipper (a futuristic rollercoaster) together. Stiv falls out of the car and Anderson grabs his denimite shirt. It tears, Stiv falls to his death and Anderson is left holding a fistful of denimite. NB: This is actually a story about Anderson which has had the Judge Dredd logo slapped on it so it doesn't look out of place in a Judge Dredd annual.

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: The Statue of Judgement"

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Artist:

Letterer:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Concerned citizens

Villains:

  • Ringo
  • Ringo's gang

Other characters:

  • Two police officers who are told to lock up the other gang members (this being early in the history of Mega-City One, before the police force was abolished entirely)

Location:

  • The Statue of Judgement, which towers over the Statue of Liberty

Items:

  • Dredd's Lawgiver
  • Criminals' guns

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster
  • Air taxi

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: The Statue of Judgement"

A group of criminals is mugging people at the bottom of the Statue of Judgement. Their leader, Ringo, escapes in an air taxi. Dredd goes to the top of the statue and shoots the taxi with his Lawgiver. Ringo falls out and is impaled on one of the spikes in the Statue of Liberty's crown. Dredd's verdict: "No-one can take liberties with the law!" (Reprinted from 2000 AD prog 7.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Block Wars"

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Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Other Judges

Villains:

Other characters:

  • Surprised residents of Betty Turpin block

Locations:

  • Audie Murphy block
  • Betty Turpin block

Items:

  • Sonic cannon
  • Riot foam
  • Stumm gas

Vehicles:

  • H-wagon
  • Catch wagons

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Block Wars"

Audie Murphy Citi-Def decides to attack Betty Turpin block to give them combat experience. Dredd gives them fifteen years apiece. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: The Mummified Lounge Massacre"

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Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Judge Taylor, who presents 'Crime Time'

Villains:

  • Laze-Blaze Kelly

Other characters:

  • The late clientele of the Mummified Lounge
  • The servo-droid

Location:

  • The Mummified Lounge

Items:

  • Dredd's Lawgiver
  • Laze-Blaze Kelly's laser

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: The Mummified Lounge Massacre"

The customers of the Mummified Lounge recognise wanted criminal Laze-Blaze Kelly sitting among them after he is featured on 'Crime Time', a Justice Department vid show. The servo-droid phones the show and tells the Judges where Kelly is. Kelly kills all the customers, but is in turn killed by Judge Dredd as he tries to make a run for it. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Mistaken Identity"

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Supporting characters:

  • An innocent citizen

Villains:

  • None

Other characters:

  • Ambulance crew

Location:

Items:

  • Stretcher

Vehicles:

  • Ambulance

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Mistaken Identity"

Dredd shouts "You there! Hold it!" at a citizen. The man panics, tries to run for it, trips and injures himself so badly he has to be taken away by an ambulance. Dredd apologises — he'd mistaken the man for someone else! (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Indoor Fireworks"

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Supporting characters:

  • Johnny, the presenter of the 'What's Noo?' vid show

Villains:

  • Maurice William Slunt

Other characters:

  • Fire crews

Location:

Items:

  • Pet volcano which is powered by a pseudo-nuclear generator and actually erupts

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster
  • Flying fire engines

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Indoor Fireworks"

Maurie Slunt brings his pet volcano on to a vid show. It erupts, causing two deaths and several injuries. Dredd arrests Maurie for manslaughter. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: The Greatest"

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Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Watching citizens

Villains:

  • Anonymous tough guy

Other characters:

  • None

Location:

Items:

  • Dredd's Lawgiver (used to knock the tough guy out)

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: The Greatest"

A man with lots of muscles boasts in the street that he's the toughest guy in Mega-City One. Dredd arrests him for threatening behaviour. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Strip Search"

Writers:

Artist:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Robert Edvald, flat 174C, Ruby Murray block

Villains:

  • None

Other characters:

  • Control

Location:

Items:

  • Dredd's Lawgiver
  • Edvald's clothes (ripped to shreds)

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Strip Search"

Dredd strip-searches a man in the street for refusing to give his name when questioned. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Crazy R Raiders"

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Artist:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Judge Cortez
  • Judge Pinter
  • Judge Henner
  • Med-Judges

Villains:

  • Baz Bogul
  • Other members of the Flip Rogan Citi-Def

Other characters:

  • Power station night controller

Locations:

  • Junction 303
  • Flip Rogan block
  • Sector 215 power station

Items:

  • Explosives
  • Lazookas

Vehicles:

  • Lots of cars
  • Lawmasters
  • H-wagons
  • Sky truck
  • Ambulance

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Crazy R Raiders"

The Flip Rogan Citi-Def unit goes rogue, convinced that they can cause whatever chaos they want because it will help to prepare them for combat. They blow up junction 303, causing at least 800 deaths, then sabotage the sector 215 power station. They are finally arrested when an H-wagon chases their sky truck and it crashes, killing all but five of them. Their gravely injured leader Baz Bogul is convinced that he can have a quiet word with the Chief Judge and this "misunderstanding" will be sorted out: "After all, it was only an exercise!"

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Robots"

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Letterer:

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Villains:

Other characters:

  • George, a robot
  • Bloodhound robot
  • Other Judges

Locations:

  • Robot of the Year Show
  • Transatlantic tunnel interpass
  • Justice Department canteen
  • Mega-Oil depot

Items:

  • Call-Me-Kenneth's saw and nails

Vehicles:

  • Bloodhound robot
  • Robo-chair
  • Dredd's Lawmaster

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Robots"

Reprints and combines the Judge Dredd stories from 2000 AD progs 9 and 10. When he watches a man order a robot called George to burn itself to death at the Robot of the Year Show, Dredd questions the wisdom of giving robots human emotions and the desire to stay alive. He then pursues and kills a "cripple in a robo-chair" who gasses the show because it wouldn't pay his ransom demand. The next day, a carpenter robot named Call-Me-Kenneth goes berserk at an oil depot, but apparently dies when Dredd shoots a power cable and it lands on him, electrocuting him. (Readers who read the original progs will remember that Call-Me-Kenneth was subsequently revived and went on to cause Mega-City One's first Robot War.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Teething Troubles"

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Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Motorists

Villains:

  • Jaywalker
  • Man with false teeth

Other characters:

  • None

Location:

  • A road in Mega-City One

Items:

  • False teeth

Vehicles:

  • Thirty cars

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Teething Troubles"

A man causes a thirty-vehicle pile-up by jaywalking and is arrested. His friend laughs so hard that his false teeth shoot out, breaking a shop window, and he is arrested too. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Murder by Mistake"

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Letterer:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Innocent bystander

Villains:

  • Brewster Peck

Other characters:

  • None

Location:

Items:

  • Gun

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Murder by Mistake"

Brewster Peck is angry because the robo-docs at the hospital won't treat him, on the perfectly reasonable grounds that he isn't actually ill. He tries to shoot himself in the head but misses, killing an innocent bystander. Dredd arrests him. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Food for Thought"

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Letterer:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Judge Toms

Villains:

  • Harvey Beagle

Other characters:

  • The Dream Police

Locations:

  • Beagle's apartment
  • Justice Department

Items:

  • Enough jewels to block Beagle's gastrointestinal tract

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Food for Thought"

Dredd suspects Harvey Beagle of stealing jewels, but can't find the gems when he searches his apartment. A scan of Beagle's dreams by the Dream Police reveals that he has eaten them. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Dead Easy!"

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Artist:

Letterer:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Another Judge

Villains:

  • Dimp and his gang

Other characters:

  • Work crew excavating the bank

Location:

Items:

  • Millions of creds

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster
  • Bulldozer

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Dead Easy!"

A group of criminals hides from Dredd in the ruins of a bank which was destroyed in the Apocalypse War. They find the vault full of creds and rejoice, thinking they've struck lucky. However, the dumbest member of the gang, Dimp, closes the door from the inside, The group are trapped and starve to death, being discovered several weeks later: "The richest stiffs I ever saw!" (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Test Failure"

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Artist:

Letterer:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None

Villains:

  • Two men robbing a loan office

Other characters:

  • None

Location:

Items:

  • Guns
  • Dredd's Lawgiver

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Test Failure"

Dredd shouts "Go for your gun!" at the 'hostage' in a robbery. The man does. Dredd shoots him. The man asks how Dredd knew he was in on it, and Dredd says he was just testing. (Reprinted from the Daily Star.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Monkey Business"

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Artist:

Letterer:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • None

Villains:

  • Cary Grunt, an Uplift

Other characters:

  • Cary Grunt's mother

Location:

Items:

  • Banana peel with "Property of Cary Grunt" written on it

Vehicles:

  • Dredd's Lawmaster

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Monkey Business"

Dredd arrests an Uplift who robbed a business and left behind a banana skin with his name on.

Appearing in "Walter the Wobot"

Artist:

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Supporting characters:

  • Job centre employee

Villains:

  • A man who forces Walter to give him his tap in exchange for new disc brakes

Other characters:

  • Rough sleepers

Location:

Items:

  • Oilade
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothes held together with safety pins

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Walter the Wobot"

A single-page 'what if?' story in which Walter leaves Dredd's service and rebels by becoming a punk.

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: The New You"

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Letterer:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Woman working at a face change clinic

Villains:

  • Joe 'Scarface' Levine

Other characters:

  • Control

Location:

Items:

  • Levine's gun
  • Dredd's Lawgiver

Vehicles:

  • Levine's car
  • Dredd's Lawmaster

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: The New You"

A wanted criminal gets his face changed, but Dredd recognises him from his voice, having had his voice print sent to his Lawmaster's computer. (Reprinted from 2000 AD prog 3.)

Appearing in "Judge Dredd: Crime Call"

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Artist:

Featured characters:

Supporting characters:

  • Judge Marriot, who works on 'Crime Call'
  • Fran Kubbel, a reporter
  • Judge Slinger, who helps Dredd take down the kidnappers

Villains:

  • Bister James Kneecock
  • Egward McCallum

Other characters:

  • Mrs Muriel Jankers, the plankton heiress

Locations:

  • Vid studio
  • "A sleazy lodging block"

Items:

  • Floating cameras

Vehicles:

  • None

Synopsis for "Judge Dredd: Crime Call"

Dredd follows a tip-off from the vid show 'Crime Call' and is filmed as he takes down a pair of criminals who were holding a plankton heiress hostage. It turns out that one of the criminals sent in the tip-off because he really, really wanted to be a 'star' on the vid.

Notes

Also contains:

  • A beginner's guide to Dredd
  • Readers' pictures of Dredd
  • 'The Rookie', a text story featuring Judge Dekker and illustrated by Kim Raymond
  • Mega-City media quiz
  • Justice Department data file on Judge Anderson
  • A double-page spread of 2000 AD covers from 1984 featuring Dredd
  • A 'General Certificate of Mega-Knowledge' exam paper
  • Justice Department data file on Judge Death
  • A 'spot the difference' quiz where readers are asked to spot the difference in two pictures of Dredd, before and after battling a "notorious outlaw band." The solution, written upside down next to the second picture, is that "There isn't any difference... when Dredd goes into action nothing changes!" (Tharg was trolling people way before the invention of social media.)
  • An advertisement for the 1986 2000 AD annual


Trivia

Published by Fleetway in 1985 (despite the cover date).


Recommended reading

The next annual in the series.

Links and references

Why not visit the 2000 AD website?

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