During the Dark Justice run in Judge Dredd, Judge Fear had been captured, but the other members appeared to escape. Now writer, John Wagner is returning to that story to see what they are up to.
An Alien-style race-against-time Dark Justice saw undead alien superfiends Judges Death, Fear, Fire, and Mortis run amok on an ark ship full of colonists. Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson raced against time to prevent the mass murdering zombies from claiming the last survivors and at its conclusion Fear had been captured but Death, Fire, and Mortis were left floating in deep space.
Dark Judges: Dominion will pick up where Dark Justice left off, with an unfortunate cargo ship stumbling upon the three figures and bringing them on board. After killing or possessing the crew, the fearsome threesome travel to a colony planet and all hell breaks loose…
Artist Nick Percival said, “I’ve always wanted to work with John and we’d talked about a few things when he then contacted me about doing a new series with the Dark Judges, following on from when we last saw them. It’s going to be a very dark, disturbing take on the characters. I did a few test pics of the Judges which inspired him to take the story in a certain direction – very spooky stuff and I’m hoping to put my own spin on these classic villains and try not to repeat visually what’s been done before with them. I see Judge Death as a truly terrifying character and the new environment (there’ll be blood and snow!) that we’ll see these creatures in should help give it an original look. John’s scripts are great and it’s fantastic to finally work with him.”
Dark Judges: Dominion kicks off in Judge Dredd Magazine #386 that is set to arrive on July 19, 2017.