Judge Dredd: Year One (media release)

Media release from Abbaddon Books

Judge Dredd Year OneMichaell Carroll // Al Ewing // Matt Smith
28th October (US & Canda) $9.99/$12.99
ISBN 978-1-78108-274-4
6th November (UK) £7.99
ISBN 978-1-78108-273-7

Mega-City One, 2080

Judge Joe Dredd’s first year on the streets as a full-eagle judge.

Bred for justice and trained in the law; Dredd’s no helpless rookie. But he’s not the seasoned veteran we know either…

Three iconic Dredd writers – Carroll, Ewing and Smith – are brought together for the first time in Judge Dredd: Year One, the first print omnibus collection in the new series from Abaddon Books.

City Fathers by Matt Smith

The brutal murder of a Justice Department-sanctioned spy uncovers something new and dangerous in the sectors’ murky black market. Unless Dredd can stop it, chaos will be unleashed.

“Writer Matt Smith has a fantastic handle on the chaos that is Mega City One.” – comicvine.com on Judge Dredd: Year One #2 from IDW

Cold Light of Day by Andy Carroll

A savage killing spree results in the death of two highly-regarded Judges, and many consider Dredd to be responsible: a decision he made five years earlier – while he was still a cadet – has come back to haunt him.

“Both Carroll and Smith totally capture the character before he became the legend, and both authors deftly capture the internal monologue of the very stoic Dredd.” – SFX.com on Cold Light of Day and City Fathers

Wear Iron by Al Ewing (previously unpublished)

“Wear iron, that’s the rule.” Paul Strader is a stick-up man, and a toned cold professional. But when he gets in over his head, he has to risk everything on the word of a corrupt lawman, and break every rule he has. Every rule but one.

“This is cold, abrupt, driven Dredd… This is Ewing channelling the very best of John Wagner.” – FP International on Trifecta

About the authors

Michaell Carroll is a former chairperson of the Irish Science Fiction Association and creator of the acclaimed Quantum Prophecy/Super Human series of superhero novels. His current comic work includes Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine.

Al Ewing has been a Judge Dredd aficionado since the age of nine, and is best known in the UK for his work on Dredd in 2000 AD, where he also co-created Zombo and Damnation Station. He has also written a number of critically acclaimed fiction novels for Abaddon and Solaris Books.

Matt Smith is the Editor-in-Chief for 2000 AD, he has written a series of Judge Dredd Year One comics for IDW; this is his second book for Abaddon.