I can’t be only one who remembers this commercial 

2000AD Crossovers - Judge Dredd Meets Mad Max!

Superb commission by ‘The Great Reverso’ himself, Brendan McCarthy for talented fan artist, animator and long-time Squaxx dek Thargo, Mick Cassidy (Family Guy).

Hugely influential art droid McCarthy (Skin, Judge Dredd, Zaucer Of Zilk) was responsible for designing many favourite 2000AD series including Zenith, Bad Company & inspiring a generation of new artists.

What you may not know is that he has also had an extremely successful career in film & television, most recently creating the storyboards for blockbuster movie Mad Max: Fury Road - hence the awesome art above, and the obvious similarities between the two heroes ….beyond the West Wall of Mega-City One lies Mad Max territory!!

A Short History of Female Judges in Judge Dredd from 1979 to 1982

Or alternatively, this is what happens when a friendly chat with a pal gets way out of hand.

About a month ago a swedish friend and I were discussing Judge Dredd and for some reason that I can’t even begin to fathom, the conversation turned to female judges. Eventually the question of who was the first female judge to appear in the strip popped out, and what followed was a two-pronged archeology labor through Case Files and Progs that yielded some interesting results. For clarity’s sake I’m only gonna be referring to the main progs here, no annuals or yearbooks included, but I’ll be happy to make a separate post for them if the need arises. So without further ado, let’s take a trip to the late 1970s and talk about ladies in leather for a while, shall we?

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