2000 AD in Stages

The Dark Judges

Judge Death (an evil version of Dredd from another dimension) was an idea so good that when they brought it back (in Judge Death Lives) they had him being rescued by his comrades Fear, Fire and Mortis. Necropolis introduced the idea that the Sisters of Death were something of a power behind the throne, providing the dark magics needed to create the Dark Judges in the first place.

Not included in this listing, the modern Deadworld saga reimagines the mythology to some extent, providing more of an organic horror in place of the clean gothic symbolism of the originals (although the lines get muddied in the modern Megazine series, especially as Judge Fear becomes a more rounded threat).

Art by Brian Bolland

Story Title Parts Pages
w indicates a
wraparound cover
Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
From Judge DreddJudge Death Lives
5 32
224: Brian Bolland
225: Brian Bolland
2
1981 224-228
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Brian Bolland
pp1‑2 colour in each episode.
Episodes lengths: 7, 6, 6, 6, 7
<--
Tom Frame
From Anderson Psi Division
In‑page title seems to be: "Revenge".
Featuring Psi‑Judge Omar.
[Four Dark Judges]
12 61
418: Robin Smith
419: Kevin O'Neill
423: Cliff Robinson
427: Robin Smith
4
1985 416-427
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Brett Ewins: 1‑7
Cliff Robinson: 8‑10, 12
Robin Smith: 11
various
[b&w] Tom Frame
From Judge Dredd
A choose‑your‑own‑adventure comic.
You Are Judge Dredd in House of Death
1 20 0 1986
Reprints:

X1
DM1
Script: Alan Grant, John Wagner
Game: Pat Mills
various
Bryan Talbot [b&w] Tom Frame
From Judge DreddTale of the Dead Man
7 54
662: Steve Cook
668: Jeff Anderson
2
1990 662-668 John Wagner
Will Simpson: 1‑4
Jeff Anderson: 5‑7
various
<-- Tom Frame
From Judge Dredd | Countdown to NecropolisDear Annie
2 13
673: Carlos Ezquerra
1
1990
Reprints:

M3.20
672-673
John Wagner Carlos Ezquerra <-- Tom Frame
From Judge DreddNecropolis
26 174
674: Carlos Ezquerra
685: Carlos Ezquerra
690: David Hine
691: Mick Austin
693: Mike Hadley
696: Steve Yeowell
699: Dermot Power
7
1990
Reprints:

M3.21‑M3.35
674-699
John Wagner Carlos Ezquerra <-- Tom Frame
From Young DeathThe Boyhood of a Superfiend
12 79
M1.03: Duncan Fegredo
M1.12: Peter Doherty
2
1990-1991 M1.01-1.12
listed as Brian Skuter (a character in the story)
John Wagner
Peter Doherty <--
Gordon Robson: 1‑6, 9
Ellie De Ville: 7‑8
Steve Potter: 10‑12
various
From Judge Death
No supertitle.
Masque of the Judge, Death
1 10
1
1991 JDMS4
Dean Ormston
Si Spencer
various
John McCrea [b&w] John McCrea
From Plagues of Necropolis
Featuring Judge Fear & Judge Mortis.
Sleeping Enemy
1 7
Jason Brashill
1
1995
Reprints:

M355 (supplement)
M2.78
Si Spencer Jim O'Ready <-- Gordon Robson
From Plagues of NecropolisThat Perfect Skin
1 7 0 1995
Reprints:

M355 (supplement)
M2.80
Si Spencer Simon Davis <-- Gordon Robson
From Plagues of NecropolisThe Reign of Fear
1 7 0 1995
Reprints:

M355 (supplement)
M2.81
Si Spencer Stuart Mack <-- Gordon Robson
From Judge DreddDead Reckoning
7
+ 1 credit pages42
1003: Simon Davis
1006: Greg Staples
2
1996
Reprints:

X1
1000-1006
John Wagner Greg Staples <-- Tom Frame
From Batman / Judge DreddDie Laughing, Book 1
~ 46
Glenn Fabry
1
1998 DC, Fleetway
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Glenn Fabry: 1‑46
Jason Brashill: 36‑45
Jim Murray: 36‑45
various
<-- Ellie de Ville
From Batman / Judge DreddDie Laughing, Book 2
~ 46
Jim Murray
1w
1998 DC, Fleetway
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Jim Murray <-- Ellie de Ville
From Anderson Psi Division
Specifically features pre‑Judge Fire as "Fuego".
Half-Life
4 48
217: Arthur Ranson
1
2003-2004 M214-M217
Alan Grant
Tony Luke
various
Arthur Ranson <-- Annie Parkhouse
From Judge Dredd
Featuring Placebo.
Placebo
1 6
John McCrea
1
2004 1405-S Rufus Dog John McCrea Angus McKie Simon Parr
From Judge Dredd
Main subtitle: "Day of Chaos".
Eve of Destruction
20 120
1768: Ben Willsher
1770: Leigh Gallagher
1776: Chris Weston
1781: Henry Flint
1783: Karl Richardson
5
2012 1765-1784 John Wagner
Henry Flint: 1‑5, 11‑16
Ben Willsher: 6‑10
Colin MacNeil: 17‑20
various
Chris Blythe Annie Parkhouse
From Judge Dredd
Main subtitle: "Day of Chaos".
Full title: "Wot I Did During the Worst Disaster in Mega‑City History".
Wot I Did During...
1 6 0 2012 1786 John Wagner Henry Flint Chris Blythe Annie Parkhouse
From Judge DreddDark Justice
11 66
p2015: Greg Staples [thematic wraparound]
1915: Greg Staples
1921: Greg Staples [wraparound]
2,1w
2014-2015
Reprints:

http://goo.gl/mgqoWw
p2015, 1912-1921
John Wagner Greg Staples <-- Annie Parkhouse
Linked to Judge Death
No on‑page supertitle.
Dominion
6 60
M386: Nick Percival
M389: Nick Percival [w]
1,1w
2017 M386-M391 John Wagner Nick Percival <-- Annie Parkhouse
Linked to Judge Death
No on‑page supertitle.
The Torture Garden
10 100
M401: Nick Percival [w]
M405: Nick Percival
M409: Nick Percival [w]
1,2w
2018-2019 M400-M409 David Hine Nick Percival <-- Annie Parkhouse
Linked to:

Judge Death
[The Sisters of Death]
No on‑page supertitle.
Deliverance
10 100
425 [w]: Nick Percival
427 [w]: Nick Percival
430: Nick Percival
433: [w]: Nick Percival
3w,1
2020-2021 M424-M433 David Hine Nick Percival <-- Annie Parkhouse
>> Posters / Teasers <<
Judge Fire 1 1 0 1988 555 n/a Garry Leach <-- n/a
Judge Fear 1 1 0 1988 556 n/a Garry Leach <-- n/a
Judge Mortis 1 1 0 1988 557 n/a Garry Leach <-- n/a
Linked to Judge DeathJudge Death
1 1 0 1988 558 n/a Garry Leach <-- n/a
Linked to Judge Death
M2.78 cover reprint.
Gallery of Death
1 1 0 1997 M3.35 n/a Jason Brashill <-- n/a
Linked to Judge Death
Reprint.
Gallery of Death
1 1 0 1997 M3.35 n/a Dean Ormston <-- n/a
Linked to Judge Death
Reprint of prog 226.
The Crime is Life: The Sentence is Death
1 2 0 2003 X1 n/a Brian Bolland Adrian Salmon n/a
Dark Justice teaser.Death: 2013
1 1 0 2012
Reprints:

1908
M354
WS9
FCBD3
p2013
n/a Greg Staples <-- n/a
Star Scan.[Mortis & Fire]
1 1 0 2014 p2015 n/a [Godmachine] [b&w] n/a
Subtitled: "Dark Justice Was Sssimply the Beginning...".Dominion
1 1 0 2017
Reprints:

M382
2019
John Wagner Nick Percival <-- n/a
From Judge Dredd
Star Scan.
[Dredd, Anderson & the Dark Judges]
1 1 0 2020 2206R n/a Vivian Truong <-- n/a
>> Floating Covers <<
Linked to Judge Death
Subtitled: "Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death".
Extreme Edition 01
~ ~ 1w 2003 X1 n/a Jock Chris Blythe n/a
>> Features <<
From Judge Dredd
Gatefold cover poster.
Necropolis: The Bitter Ending!
~ ~
1w
1997 M3.35 n/a Jim Murray <-- n/a
Linked to Judge Death
Promo for Dredd vs. Death game.
You Are the Law!
1 4 0 2003 X1 n/a game screenshots <-- n/a
Linked to Judge DeathThe Life of Death
1 8 0 2003 X1 David Bishop reprints <-- n/a
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