First appearance of Judge Dredd on the cover of 2000AD

Judge Dredd first appeared in 2000AD Prog 2 and first appeared on the cover of 2000AD in Prog 5 .

Behind the ScenesEdit

The concept of a near-future cop was created by John Wagner, though following some concept sketches by Carlos Ezquerra this was shunted forward about a century.  The name came from an occult strip that Pat Mills had been developing[1].

The character had been shown in an advert in Prog 1 and another advert prior to the comic's launch which featured in Battle in February 1977[2]



  1. D'Blog of D'Israeli
  2. Lew Stringer

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