We have, as a people, had Judge Dredd comics for about 40 years now, so it's fair to say that maybe we've gotten used to having him around. I mean, as shocking as his sprawling thrill-powered future might be, and as strange as things can get in in the blocks of Mega City One, there's a level where we've come to terms with it --- or some of it, at least.

But that's the trick with what's been happening in IDW's Dredd titles over the past year. Stories like Mega City Zero have somehow managed to drop Dredd into a world that he doesn't understand, recreating that feeling that we have when we're dropped into his world --- and in this year's Judge Dredd Annual, Ulises Farinas, Erick Freitas, Dan McDaid and Ryan Hill are taking it one step further.

With a story set five years after the events of Mega City Zero, Dredd is making a return to the lawless moon colony of Luna-1. And as you might guess, it turns out to be a pretty ill-fated journey that only takes a few pages to start getting really strange. Check out a preview below!

 

Judge Dredd Annual 2017, IDW
Judge Dredd Annual 2017, IDW
Judge Dredd Annual 2017, IDW
Judge Dredd Annual 2017, IDW
Judge Dredd Annual 2017, IDW
Judge Dredd Annual 2017, IDW
Judge Dredd Annual 2017, IDW

 

Judge Dredd Annual #1

Ulises Fariñas & Erick Freitas (w) • Dan McDaid, Ulises Fariñas, Pablo Tunica (a) • Ulises Fariñas (c)

It has been 10 years since the events of Mega-City Zero, and Judge Dredd continues his mission to restore order to a lawless land. But what has been happening on Luna-1 and in Mega-City Two, and how might that affect Dredd’s sworn duty? The mystery of The Blessed Earth begins to unfold here!

FC • 48 pages • $7.99