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Jim Starlin Covers and Backs Up IDW's New “Dredd” Comic Book

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Posted by: Matt McGloin, Editor/Publisher
created 07/26/2012 - 9:05pm, updated 07/26/2012 - 9:07pm

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Arriving this November from IDW Publishing is the new Judge Dredd comic book from writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Nelson Daniel.

But that's not all as legendary cosmic scribe and artist, Jim Starlin, will do art chores on the back-ups with Swierczynski as writer.

"I'm particularly excited about those, because it's a chance to tell a self-contained crime story from the POV of various Mega-City One perps and creeps," Swierczynski told CBR. "There will be connections between the main story and these backups, but not in an obvious way."

So what can readers expect from this new Dredd series? Swierczynski fills us in.

"I'd like IDW's Dredd to feel like a transgressive sci-fi black comedy police procedural -- like 'Law & Order,' if, say, Jerry Orbach were a violent inflexible fascist," Swierczynski said. "Someone who readers can't help but root for, since he's up against overwhelming odds in a city gone insane."

The new Dredd movie starring Karl Urban also hits theaters September 21st.

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