Abaddon Books


Judge Dredd: Year One

Released 28 October 2014

By Matt Smith, Michael Carroll, Al Ewing

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Judge Joe Dredd’s first year on the streets as a full-eagle judge. Bred for justice and trained in the law; Dredd’s no helpless rookie. But he’s not the seasoned veteran we know either…

Three iconic Dredd writers – Carroll, Ewing and Smith – are brought together for the first time in Judge Dredd: Year One, the first print omnibus collection in the new series from Abaddon Books.

City Fathers by Matt Smith
The Brutal murder of a Justice Department-sanctioned spy uncovers something new and dangerous in the sectors’ murky black market. Unless Dredd can stop it, chaos will be unleashed.

“Matt Smith has a fantastic handle on the chaos that is Mega City One.” – comicvine.com on Judge Dredd: Year One #2 from IDW

Cold Light of Day by Michael Carroll
A savage killing spree results in the death of two highly-regarded Judges, and many consider Dredd to be responsible: a decision he made five years earlier
– while he was still a cadet – has come back to haunt him.

“Both Carroll and Smith totally capture the character before he became the legend, and both authors deftly capture the internal monologue of the very stoic
-SFX.com on Cold Light of Day and City Fathers

Wear Iron by Al Ewing (previously unpublished)
“Wear iron, that’s the rule.” Paul Strader is a stick-up man, and a stoned cold professional. But when he gets in over his head, he has to risk everything on the word of a corrupt lawman, and break every rule he has. Every rule but one.

“This is cold, abrupt, driven Dredd… This is Ewing channelling the very best of John Wagner.”
-FP International on Trifecta

UK: 9781781082737 | 6th November 2014
US: 9781781082744 | 28th October 2014


Matt Smith

Matthew Smith was employed as a desk editor for Pan Macmillan book publishers for three years before joining 2000 AD as assistant editor in July 2000 to work on a comic he had read religiously since 1985. He became editor of the Galaxy's Greatest in December 2001, and then editor-in-chief of the 2000 AD titles in January 2006. He lives in Oxford.


Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is a former chairperson of the Irish Science Fiction Association and has previously worked as a postman and a computer programmer/systems analyst. A reader of 2000 AD right from the very beginning, Michael is the creator of the acclaimed Quantum Prophecy/Super Human series of superhero novels for the Young Adult market. 

Follow Michael on Twitter, and for more information visit the official Michael Carroll website


Al Ewing

Al Ewing is a major new writer whose work in US and UK comics has seen him hailed as the most exciting new voice in the field. His work for Abaddon has been equally lauded and his unique visions of pulp fantasy have found their home in five different novels for Abaddon Books. The Fictional Man is his first novel for Solaris and is one of the list’s most keenly awaited books.

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