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Concept Art Revealed for ‘Mega City One’ Television Show; Karl Urban Interested in Returning as Judge Dredd

Exclusive concept art (obtained by IGN) for the “Judge Dredd Universe” television program Judge Dredd: Mega City One has been revealed and appears to capture the essence of the classic 2000 A.D. comic.

The two pieces of concept art, entitled “Democracy March” and “Lowlife Arrival”, perfectly capture the sprawling futuristic landscapes and the dirty under-belly that is difficult to see from the enormous high rises.

Along with the art work, fans of the recent Dredd film will be happy to hear that Karl Urban is interested in returning as Judge Dredd for the series.   Producer Jason Kingsley recently stated that “We have been in discussions with Karl about his possible involvement in Judge Dredd: Mega-City One for some time. These conversations continue but we’re keen, he’s keen – it’s just a case of us making sure this show is everything we want it to be.  This needs to be done right – the fans deserve it. Our team is working hard on scripts for the first season, creating engaging multi-thread storylines, one of which will be Dredd’s, but others which take us into the wider world of Mega-City One.” read more

‘Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD’ Blu-Ray Release: The Horror News Network Review

With the massive popularity of super heroes and comic books and their subsequent film and television adaptations, it is surprising that very few comprehensive documentaries about the world of comics exist.  Every year or so, the History Channel or other cable outlets will produce a generic overview of the long history of the medium and hit all of the key eras (the original Golden Age, Frederic Wertham’s crusade against comics, the Silver Age comeback, the gritty 1980’s, the current popularity of super hero films, etc.), but viewers (and more importantly, comic fans) rarely get the documentaries they deserve. read more

Predator vs. Judge Dredd vs. Aliens #1 Early Review

Predator vs Judge Dredd vs Aliens #1 Review

Writer: Jon Layman

Artist: Chris Mooneyham

Publisher: Dark Horse/IDW

Release Date: July 27th, 2016

Rating: 6 out of 10

Synopsis: 80’s sci-fi/horror icons and the top cop from Megacity One thrown down in this messy mash-up!

Our Thoughts: I have never been a fan of cross-overs between two companies or intellectual properties.  Even as a young reader of comics, I was never interested in seeing Superman meet Spider-Man because I knew that it wouldn’t last.  I was (and still am) a big fan of continuity within an established universe.  You can imagine that the last few years have been difficult for me as a long time comic book reader, bearing witness to multiple “new universes” and a wiping away of years of continuity and story lines. read more