Judge Andersen Headlines New Judge Dredd Spinoff Series From IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing has announced Judge Dredd: Andersen, Psi-Division a new addition to the [...]

Judge Dredd: Andersen, Psi-Division

IDW Publishing has announced Judge Dredd: Andersen, Psi-Division a new addition to the publisher's growing line of Judge Dredd comics. The series will take readers through Judge Andersen's early days in the Psi-Division branch of law enforcement.

Judge Cassandra Andersen is the telepathic and precognitive character created by John Wagner and Brian Bolland who has become one of the most popular members of Judge Dredd's supporting cast. Her series will take place prior to the events of IDW's ongoing Judge Dredd series. The first story arc, "King of the Six Sectors," begins with Judge Anderson having a haunting vision of an attack on the Megapolitan Museum, an attack that she now has to find a way to prevent.

"Following up his exploration of Judge Dredd's early career in Year One, Matt Smith turns his keen eye toward defining Judge Anderson for a new generation of readers," says series editor Denton J. Tipton. "From the halls of the Justice Department, to the galleries of the Megapolitan Museum and swamplands outside Texas City, Anderson will face a trial by fire, forging her into the authoritative Judge we know today."

Smith, the editor of 2000 AD, will team up with artist Carl Critchlow for the series. Matt Haley will provide covers, and issue #1 will have variants from 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 favorite 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."

Judge Dredd: Andersen, Psi-Division will debut this August.