2000AD editor Matt Smith continues his exploration of the Judge Dredd world for IDW Publishing with their latest announced title – Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division.
Created by legendary writer John Wagner and artist extraordinaire Brian Bolland, the telepathic and precognitive Judge Cassandra Anderson is well-known to Dredd fans, and her popularity has demanded she get her own series. With events taking place prior to IDW’s ongoing Judge Dreddseries, “King of the Six Sectors” kicks off with Judge Anderson having a haunting vision of an attack on the Megapolitan Museum. Shaken to the core, she sets out to prevent the unthinkable.
Smith is joined by artist Carl Critchlow on the new series launching in August. Covers will be provided by Matt Haley with variants for the first issue by Chris Weston and Mimi Yoon.
‘Psi-Judge Cassandra Anderson is one the great, iconic characters from 2000 AD – an irreverent foil to Dredd, her wit and warmth made her an instant favourite with the fans the moment she was first introduced way back in 1980, and she’s been a mainstay of the comic ever since,’ says Smith. ‘Her position as one of the signature figures in Dredd’s world was cemented by her appearance in the 2012 DREDD movie. So I had a lot of fun writing a new case for her for IDW – and Carl has done a phenomenal job, capturing both Cass and the Big Meg beautifully.’
The new series, Judge Dredd: Anderson, Psi-Division will be running concurrently with the on-going Judge Dredd.