2000 AD in Stages

[Fatties]

The idea of an obesity epidemic so extreme that people required belly wheels in order to move was pure Mega-City One as it took an idea from reality and multiplied it by eleventy-stupid. This then served as a comedy hook, a comment on the dangers of untrammeled (society-wide) over-indulgence and also the set-up for tales of pathos.

There's probably a wider debate to be had about whether these particular depictions of sci-fi obesity are harmful or harmless to readers of the material, but that will have to happen elsewhere. Certainly, there have been fewer of these tales recently.

Art by Staz Johnson & Chris Blythe


Story Title Parts Pages
w indicates a
wraparound cover
Covers
Year(s) Issues Writer Artist Colourist Letterer
From Judge DreddAnatomy of a Crime
1 6 0 1981 JDA'82 John Wagner Mike McMahon <-- Tom Frame
From Judge DreddThe League of Fatties
2 12
273: Ron Smith
1
1982 273-274
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Massimo Belardinelli <-- 4pp, [b&w] Tom Frame
From Judge DreddRequiem For a Heavy-Weight
4 27
333 [w]: Carlos Ezquerra
1w
1983 331-334
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Carlos Ezquerra <-- 8pp, [b&w] Tom Frame
From Judge DreddThe Eat of the Night
1 7 0 1984 JDA'85
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Carlos Ezquerra <-- Tom Frame
From Judge DreddMagnificent Obsession
2 14
440: Cam Kennedy
441: Cam Kennedy
2
1985 440-441
Alan Grant
John Wagner
various
Cam Kennedy <-- 4pp, [b&w] Tom Frame
From Judge DreddFast Food
4 25
1054: Kevin Walker
1
1997 1054-1057 John Wagner Kevin Walker <-- Tom Frame
From Judge DreddPumpkin Eater
3 18
1182: Jason Brashill
1
2000 1180-1182 Alan Grant Siku Chris Blythe Tom Frame
From Judge DreddThe Bazooka
3 37 0 2001 M4.01-M4.03 John Wagner Cam Kennedy Chris Blythe Tom Frame
From Low LifeHeavy Duty
3 15 0 2004 1397-1399 Rob Williams Henry Flint [greyscale] Ellie de Ville
From Judge DreddFat Christmas
1 17 0 2004 M227 John Wagner John Higgins <-- Tom Frame
From Judge DreddFat Fathers
1 6 0 2010 1694 John Wagner Jon Haward Chris Blythe Annie Parkhouse
From Judge DreddHot Night in 95
3 30
M308: Clint Langley
1
2011 M307-M308, M310 John Wagner Staz Johnson Chris Blythe Annie Parkhouse
>> Features <<
From Justice Department Data‑FileStodgman, Arnold
1 1 0 1984 JDA'85 editorial Carlos Ezquerra [reprint] [grayscale] n/a
yearepisodespages
197900
198000
198116
1982212
1983427
198417
1985214
198600
198700
198800
198900
199000
199100
199200
199300
199400
199500
199600
1997425
199800
199900
2000318
2001337
200200
200300
2004432
200500
200600
200700
200800
200900
201016
2011330
201200
201300

Comic strip data (excludes other content):