Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth (2000AD Presents)” as Want to Read:
Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth (2000AD Presents)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth

(Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection #8)

by
4.08  ·  Rating details ·  256 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The first, fantastic Dredd saga is now available in an awesome paperback When plague devastates Mega-City Two, Judge Dredd volunteers to deliver the vaccine that will save its last remaining inhabitants. But first, he and his crew have to travel 1,000 miles across the Cursed Earth, the savage radioactive wasteland which separates the cities. With cannibals, dinosaurs, muta ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 28th 2004 by Titan Books (UK) (first published May 24th 1994)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Judge Dredd, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Judge Dredd

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
John
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Great blast from the past!

Oh man, this early Dredd collection was tons of fun. I used to read lots of 2000A.D. comics in the eighties, so I was happy when IDW recently rebooted Dredd. However, the new stuff can't hold up to the insanity of the original. This collection contains one the best story arcs featuring wild situations, frantic action, kooky characters and great chaotic art that gives everything a punk sensibility. They really don't make them like this anymore.
Dean Simons
The Cursed Earth is an amazing invention in the formative years of the Judge Dredd strip, before the hardness of the eponymous character was laid down. It is full of strangeness and promise, something brought on in spades in the first/second mega epic in series canon.

Without the character being pinned down, Dredd feels like a generic stoic hero character in this storyline. More exasperating is the excessive tweeness of certain moments that ruin any sense of suspense.

For me, what makes the Curs
...more
Leila Anani
Mega City 2 are suffering from the plague 2T(fru)T and mega city 1 have made an antidote but can't cross the cursed Earth no-mans land to get it there. Judge Dredd is their only hope. Teamed up with 2 other judges and punk criminal Spikes Rotten he must drive across the post apocalyptic desert to administer the much needed antidote and save the population. The cursed earth throws everything in his path: red-necks, mutants, dinosaurs, robot vampires and even aliens!

This one is very episodic - the
...more
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
La urgencia de entregar una vacuna en Mega City 2 obliga a que Dredd y un reducido respaldo inicien una travesía por Las Tierras Malditas, en un viaje no exento de peligros. Historia en plan road movie que brinda un nuevo relieve al personaje, mostrando su lado más humano frente al cruel semblante ofrecido por los exiliados en esta tierra. Grata lectura (que pudo ser mejor de haber ofrecido un solo dibujante para todos los episodios).
Robert Morganbesser
Feb 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This, kind of a Wagner take on Damnation Alley is the single best 'Prog' in Dredd history. When Mega City 2 is hit by a deadly virus, Dredd and a criminal must cross the radiation wastes of the US to bring them the anti-serum. Brilliant in every way. This is the one Dredd story every fan should read.
John
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An engaging series of short stories that cover Judge Dredd's trek across the cursed earth to get a vaccine from Mega City One to Mega City Two. This is a very early attempt at long form story telling by the folds at 2000AD and it has it's issues with cohesiveness, but if you enjoy each story individually, it's entertaining.
Johnny Andrews
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought this was a fun read from the Dredd world. Mega City 2 is plagued and only Dredd with a handful of Judges and one criminal even Dredd admits is the best rider out there have to travel through cursed earth from mega city 1 to mega city 2 to deliver the much needed antidote.
Of course on the way and in each comic that is compiled here a varied array of antagonists want to cause trouble.
Adrian Bloxham
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My second Favourite Judge Dredd collection after the Apocalypse War
Christopher Dodds
It was an okay Judge Dredd comic but the written dialogue let it down some, and I'm not really a fan of black and white either in comics
Louise
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I love Tweaks
Loupis Canis
rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2012
Matsuiny2004
rated it it was amazing
Oct 06, 2012
Nir
rated it really liked it
Aug 16, 2012
Nick
rated it really liked it
Feb 16, 2011
John Guant
rated it really liked it
May 22, 2014
Socialite
rated it it was amazing
Aug 27, 2017
Travis LeMoine
rated it really liked it
Feb 10, 2015
George Khoury
rated it it was amazing
May 18, 2012
George
rated it it was amazing
May 14, 2013
Shona Start
rated it it was amazing
Oct 21, 2012
Philip Read
rated it it was amazing
Sep 03, 2017
Timothy Dotson
rated it it was amazing
Jun 17, 2017
Indigo Lane
rated it really liked it
Nov 04, 2012
Stephen
rated it it was amazing
Sep 28, 2012
Jordan West
rated it liked it
Oct 07, 2010
John somers
rated it really liked it
Sep 21, 2016
Steven Clark
rated it liked it
Mar 10, 2017
Thomas Moffatt
rated it liked it
May 04, 2016
Leigh
rated it it was amazing
Apr 22, 2013
Kevin Kissane
rated it really liked it
Jul 11, 2011
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
COMIC BOOK CRAZIES: NEW STUFF 17 41 Sep 14, 2016 11:00PM  
  • Judge Dredd: The Complete Case Files 02
  • The Complete D.R. & Quinch
  • Rogue Trooper: Tales of Nu-Earth, Vol. 1
  • Invasion Earth (Sphere Science Fiction)
  • Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's Animated Characters from Mickey Mouse to Aladdin
  • The Third Millenium
  • Galactic Empires 1
  • Solar Flare
  • Fallout: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb
  • Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices
  • Birds of Prey: Old Friends, New Enemies
  • Essential Avengers, Vol. 4
  • Footrot Flats One (Footrot Flats, #1)
94 followers
Pat Mills, born in 1949 and nicknamed 'the godfather of British comics', is a comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since.

His comics are notable for their violence and anti-authoritarianism. He is best known for creating 2000 AD and playing a major part in the development of Judge
...more

Other books in the series

Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection (1 - 10 of 90 books)
  • Judge Dredd: America (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #1)
  • Judge Dredd: Mechanismo (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #24)
  • Judge Dredd: The Apocalypse War (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #36)
  • Judge Dredd: Origins (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #45)
  • Psi-Judge Anderson: Shamballa (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #10)
  • Judge Dredd: Mandroid (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #25)
  • Judge Dredd: The Heavy Mob (Judge Dredd : The Mega Collection, #55)
  • Devlin Waugh: Swimming In Blood (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #9)
  • Shimura (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #10)
  • Judge Dredd: Day Of Chaos: The Fourth Faction (Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection, #11)