Judge Dredd
Nick Name
Civilian ID

Joseph "Joe" Dredd

Note: Joe Dredd along with many other Judges were cloned from Chief Judge Fargo.

Legal Status
Citizen of Mega-City One in the 22nd Century.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Mega-City One, Eastern United States
Group Affiliation

Apocalypse Squad

Judges of Mega-City One

Base of Operations
Mega-City One
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Normal human with above average strength, stamina and agility for a man of his age.

Exceptional marksman and hand-to-hand combatant schooled in a wide variety of fighting and law enforcement techniques.


Lawgiver: Handgun capable of firing a variety of ballistics.

Lawmaster: Motorcycle serving as personal transportation both capable of terrestrial or aerial travel.

Common Enemies

Angel Gang

Chief Judge Cal


Jigsaw Disease

Judge Death

Mean Machine

Murd the Oppressor

Rico Dredd

Sisters of Death

Regularly Appearing

2000 AD

Classic 2000 AD

Judge Dredd (Eagle Comics)

Judge Dredd (Fleetway)

Judge Dredd Vol. 1 & 2 (Quality Comics)

Judge Dredd Classics

Judge Dredd's Crime Files (Eagle Comics)

Judge Dredd's Crime Files (Fleetway Comics)

First Appearance
2000 AD Vol. 1 #2 (March, 1977)

John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra

Note: The name Judge Dredd was created by Pat Mills who intended to use it for another character.

Although Carlos Ezquerra designed Judge Dredd, Mike McMahon was the first artist to be published drawing the character.


In a world ravaged by nuclear holocaust, there are few regions that remain inhabitable between the desserts known as the Cursed Earth.

Mega-City One stands as a metropolis inhabited by 800 million souls - not all of which have a respect for the law. To quell the potential for chaos the Judges were created as the ultimate arbiter of justice; capable of arrest, conviction and if necessary immediate execution. The most famous of this elite corps of law enforcers is Judge Dredd.

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