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Before Judge Dredd, there was Cadet Dredd – a keen, fresh-faced apprentice, and stickler for the rules, with no idea of the legend he will one day become.

Young Joe hits the streets of Mega-City One for the first time, facing off against perps, monsters and genetically modified movie stars as he learns how to become the greatest Judge the Meg has ever seen.

Zarjaz adventures await inside this thrilling new collection!

About The Authors

Matthew Smith was employed as a desk editor for Pan Macmillan book publishers for three years before joining 2000 AD as assistant editor in July 2000 to work on a comic he had read religiously since 1985. He became editor of the Galaxy’s Greatest in December 2001, and then editor-in-chief of the 2000 AD titles in January 2006. He lives in Oxford.

Rory McConville is an Irish writer living in London. He has written several series for 2000 AD including Judge Dredd and Department K, and also co-created the historical graphic novel Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout. His most recent work includes the graphic novel Write It In Blood for Image Comics.

Michael Carroll is the author of over forty books, including the award-winning New Heroes series of Young Adult superhero novels and the #1 Amazon best-selling cult graphic novel Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls. He currently writes Proteus Vex and Judge Dredd for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. Other works include Jennifer Blood for Dynamite Entertainment, Razorjack for Titan Books (co-written with artist John Higgins), and the Rico Dredd trilogy for Abaddon Books, for whom he has also created the acclaimed JUDGES series which explores the genesis of the world of Judge Dredd. He can be found on

Arthur Wyatt is a British writer based in the American Pacific Northwest, where he lives with his wife Heather and children Gayle and Verity. He has written extensively for 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, including stories set in the Judge Dredd universe, the 2012 move Dredd universe, and beyond. He was also the founding editor of the British small press magazine FutureQuake.

Liam Johnson is a comics writer and winner of 2000 AD's 2019 Talent Search, whose credits include Future Shocks and Venus Bluegenes (for 2000 AD) and Missing Persons (for Markosia). He also writes for television, including a number of credits for ITV's Emmerdale.

James Peaty has written for publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics in the US as well as Rebellion Publishing and Titan Comics in the UK. During that time he has written for titles including The Batman Strikes!, X-Men Unlimited, Green Arrow. Supergirl, Justice League Unlimited and Doctor Who. For 2000AD he wrote and co-created Skip Tracer (with artist Paul Marshall), while for The Judge Dredd Megazine he wrote and co-created Diamond Dogs (with artist Warren Pleece).

Paul Starkey lives and works in the East Midlands and has wanted to be a writer since he was ten years old. He has had short stories published in both the UK and America and has self-published two novels and a short story collection. He’s recently completed his fifth novel.

Ned Hartley is an author and comic writer for both adults and children. Ned is the writer of the best-selling Marvel Origins: Spider-Man, the Marvel Museum, the Ladybird Big Book of Dead Things, several Star Wars annuals, Together We Can, the Spider-Man Museum, Great Lives: Albert Einstein, Dark Tales: Hound of the Baskervilles, the Marvel Universe: An Atlas of Marvel, Marvel Heroes and Villains and many more books. Ned writes Bananaman for the Beano every week, and has also written for 2000 AD, Buster, Monster Fun and Wallace and Gromit comic.

Product Details

  • Publisher: 2000 AD (November 21, 2024)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781837862573
  • Ages: 8 and up

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