Law of Dredd, The (1988-92)
Judge Dredd is a fictional character who appears in British comic books published by Rebellion Developments, as well as in a number of movie and videogame adaptations. He was created by John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, and first appeared in the second issue of 2000 AD (1977), a weekly science-fiction anthology. He is that magazine's longest-running character.
Dredd is an American law enforcement officer in the dystopic future city of Mega-City One. He is a "Judge", empowered to summarily arrest, convict, sentence, and execute criminals.
The character of Dredd is well known and his name is sometimes invoked in discussions of police states, authoritarianism, and the rule of law. Judge Dredd was named the Seventh Greatest Comic Character by the British magazine Empire. In 2011, IGN ranked him 35th in the Top 100 Comic Book Heroes.