Eleventh Hour hunt for final missing Judge Dredd strips

Back in May, 2000AD appealed to its readers to help solve a mystery – and they replied in spades!

The legendary British comic book asked fans to track down key episodes from the Judge Dredd comic strip that ran for around 2,980 episodes from 1981-1998 in the national Daily Star newspaper.

Thanks to their detective work all but four episodes have been rediscovered for reprinting in the first volume of the Daily Dredds collection, due out later this year, and now 2000AD is making a final appeal for help from readers and collectors in finding the final strips, all drawn by fan favourite artist Ron Smith.

While low resolution scans have been found, high resolution digital versions or good quality physical versions have eluded 2000AD’s graphic novels team – leading to this unusual appeal fromthe comic’s publishers, Rebellion.

The missing strips are:

Judge Dredd, 17th September 1983: Baffin Island

Judge Dredd, 17th September 1983: Baffin Island

17th September 1983: Baffin Island

Judge Dredd Daily, 10th December 1983: Manta Tank

Judge Dredd Daily, 10th December 1983: Manta Tank

10th December 1983: Manta Tank

Judge Dredd Daily, 30th June 1984: Strike Bound

Judge Dredd Daily, 30th June 1984: Strike Bound

30th June 1984: Strike Bound

Judge Dredd Daily, 4th August 1984: Glaring

Judge Dredd Daily, 4th August 1984: Glaring

4th August 1984: Glaring

• Any Earthlets who have access to either scans or good physical copies should contact 2000AD by e-mailing press@rebellion.co.uk

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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