Judge Dredd was a character that readers loved to hate – and hated to love. Although Dredd’s rigid upholding of the law was sometimes portrayed as heroic by writers, it was also criticised as fascist. The latter was evident in the Dredd story ‘America’, written by John Wagner with artwork by Colin MacNeil. It follows the sad tale of democracy activist America Jara, examining the impact of the judges’ legal system on the ordinary people of Mega City One.
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- John Harris Dunning, Paul Gravett
- Art and anarchy in British comics
In the 1930s, as the age of superheroes was dawning in America, quite different heroes populated the pages of British comics.