“essential reading … Right now, it’s more relevant than ever.” – Starburst

“one that will remain relevant so long as there are people who think a person like Dredd is the true protector of peace and prosperity” –

“The number one question that any Dredd-head gets asked on a regular basis is “Where do I start reading Judge Dredd?!” Well the days of having to compile a list of recommended reading by hand is soon going out the window” – Comics Beat

The ultimate introduction to the ultimate lawman – Essential Judge Dredd: America is out now!

The Essential Judge Dredd graphic novel line focuses on the indispensable stories of the greatest lawman of the future, beginning with a blistering tale where the terrorists want only one thing – democracy!


John Wagner and Colin MacNeil’s powerful ‘America’, which focuses on the lives of ordinary citizens living under Justice Department’s despotic system, is contextualised with other stories in the ‘Democracy’ storyline.

The collection also features new colour on his art by renowned Watchmen colourist John Higgins.

Perfect for new readers and retailers, the Essential Judge Dredd line of graphic novels focus on the key stories that have established and confirmed Dredd’s place as one of the most complex and nuanced characters in comics.

The first collection in the new line, Essential Judge Dredd: America also includes work by Garth Ennis (Preacher), Alan Grant (Batman), John M Burns (Modesty Blaise), and Jeff Anderson (Transformers).

This 160-page paperback in larger format (276mm x 210mm) also includes groundbreaking stories ‘Letter From A Democrat’, ‘Revolution’, ‘The Devil You Know’, ‘Politics’, and ‘Twilight’s Last Gleaming’.