As much as it might be the story of an unstoppable crime-fighter in a colorful costume who's occasionally called on to deal with world-shattering cosmic threats, I think it's fair to say that Judge Dredd isn't really a superhero comic. I'm not sure what the line is, but there's just something about him that separates Mega City One's most famous lawman from his more traditionally justice-minded cousins --- and never has that distinction been more evident than in the pages of Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes.

Set for release on April 11, the new paperback collects 160 pages of classic stories of Dredd dealing with costumed vigilantes, and you can read the entire first chapter --- in which Dredd has an encounter with the moderately super, mildly bulletproof Fairlyhyperman --- below right now!

 

Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes, 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes, 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes, 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes, 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes, 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes, 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes, 2000 AD
Judge Dredd: The Cape & Cowl Crimes, 2000 AD

 

JUDGE DREDD: THE CAPE AND COWL CRIMES (US)

CREATIVE TEAM: John Wagner, Alan Grant, Andy Lanning, Steve White, Robbie Morrison, Simon Spurrier, Alec Worley (w) Mike Collins, Mark Farmer, Alan Davis, Dermot Power, Simon Bisley, Richard Elson, Paul Marshall, Carlos Ezquerra, Ben Willsher, Eric Powell (a), Chris Blythe (c), Tom Frame, Dozy, Annie Parkhouse, Sam Gretton (l)

REGIONS: US print and worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 11 April 2017
PAPERBACK - 160 PAGES
PRICE: $19.99 (US)
ISBN: 9781781085257
DIAMOND: FEB171838

COSTUMES ARE FOR CREEPS! From super-powered aliens to Cursed Earth mutants, Judge Dredd dishes out justice to all in this action-packed collection of stories from some of comic's biggest talents, including John Wagner, Alan Grant, Carlos Ezquerra, Mike Collins, Alan Davis, Simon Bisley, Richard Elson, Simon Spurrier and Eric Powell, amongst many others.
Welcome to Mega-City One, a nightmarish metropolis situated along the east coast of post-apocalyptic North America. Poverty is rife, crime is rampant, and only the Judges – empowered to dispense instant justice – can stop total anarchy. Toughest of them all is JUDGE DREDD – he is the Law!

There are plenty of law-breaking freaks amongst the citizenship of the ‘Big Meg’. From Futsies to Umpty-baggers, the Judges have their hands full. But the worst offenders are those who try and enforce their own brand of justice. Especially that strange strain of vigilante who chooses to hit the streets in brightly-coloured spandex!