Judgement Day is finally upon us as DREDD hits theater screens all over the US today. For those of you new to the world of Dredd, let me clarify that it’s NOT a sequel to Stallone’s sci-fi/action flick from 1995. This is Judge Dredd as he was meant to be… a bloody and brutally efficient tool for law and order in the dreary futuristic set piece known as Mega-City One.
While you won’t need to know much more than that to enjoy the film, if you’re looking for a bit more background 2000 AD has got you covered with 16-page digital comic written by Matt Smith with a painted cover by Greg Staples and interior art by Henry Flint, Chris Blythe, and Simon Bowland. The comic, entitled The Secret History of Ma-Ma, explores the seedy origins the film’s main baddie Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) in addition to serving as an introduction to some of the core characters from the film.