'Judge Dredd: Superfiend' Teaser Released

New animated online series introduces Judge Death
Adi Shankar

Dredd lives — but perhaps not for long.

While we’re all still waiting for a big-screen sequel to 2012’s Karl Urban vehicle, producer Adi Shankar has something new to satisfy fans’ hunger for new adventures in the futuristic city of Mega-City One: Judge Dredd: Superfiend, an “unofficial” animated spin-off based on one of the most popular storylines in the character’s 30-plus-year comic book history.

As the newly-released teaser for the project suggests, “Death is coming…” In this case, that’s meant literally; as can be glimpsed at the 0:09 point in the video, Superfiend brings in Judge Death, Dredd’s supernatural nemesis from the long-running series.

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Judge Death first appeared in 1980’s 2000AD No. 149, created by Dredd co-creator John Wagner and artist Brian Bolland. The character has proven to be popular enough to carry his own series in both the British anthology comic and Dredd-centric spin-off Judge Dredd Megazine.

As evidenced by teaser images released online earlier this month, Judge Dredd: Superfiend will also feature appearances from other fan-favorite Dredd comic characters including Mean Machine Angel, whose last appearance outside of comics was in the 1990s Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd movie.

Judge Dredd: Superfiend will launch Oct. 27.

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