The Law Comes To America As Judge Dredd Returns

Ignore the Sylvester Stallone movie from the '90s - Starting next year, America is going to find out what it really means to know Dredd. Announced yesterday at the Wizard World Chicago convention, Dynamite Comics is going to bring the UK's futuristic lawman Judge Dredd back to American comics after more than a decade.

The Law Comes To America As Judge Dredd Returns

While the character - a hard-ass cop in a far-future America - has been published continually (in a variety of titles alongside the core 2000AD series) since his 1977 debut in his native United Kingdom, the character hasn't had his own American series since his 1995-96 run with DC Comics. That will change midway through next year, when Dynamite Comics - publisher of comics based on The Terminator, Highlander, Battlestar Galactica and an upcoming Buck Rogers series - plans to create an all-new series written by the character's creator, John Wagner, with input from Preacher's Garth Ennis.

No word on who'll be drawing the series yet, but something to thrill old-school Dredd fans: Brian Bolland has been confirmed as one of the cover artists (alongside Kingdom Come's Alex Ross), returning to the character that made him famous.

Dynamite Does Judge Dredd [Newsarama]